May 282015

Although WeekendBroward’s primary mission is to promote free live music events, we also like to let our readers know when we find a great deal such as half-off tickets to local concerts or musicals or comedy shows, etc… That being said, we teamed up with Goldstar, a company that offers 50%-off deals on Theater, Musicals, Sports & other entertainment.

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Mar 242015

This coming Sunday, March 29th, two of our favorite places to hear live music from local rock cover bands week after week will be celebrating their anniversaries on the very same day!  Yes, it’s true! Both Cheers Food & Spirits and Cagney’s Saloon will be celebrating at the very same time! Cheers “Rock Bar” of Fort Lauderdale will be kicking off their party at 5pm with a free buffet followed by non-stop live entertainment starting at 6pm till Midnight. Cagney’s will start their’s off a little earlier with stages both indoors and out.

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6pm Grindstone
7:30pm Wrecktifier
9:00pm Stone Mojo
10:30pm Dark Horse

Wrecktifier toast to Cheers-300

Wrecktifier will be toasting to Cheers’ 30th Anniversary at the same location in Fort Lauderdale

DJ Russ will be running sound & handling all the party music in between each band. Being the tremendous animal lover that he is, owner Shawn Chase has decided to offer up a free drink to anyone who makes a donation of $5 or more to Everglades Angels Dog Rescue who will be on site or you can bring canned or bagged pet food, or any pet supplies and also get a free drink ticket. Cheers’ original owner and founder, Paul Lorenzo, who opened the bar back in 1985, will be stopping by for a meet and greet. Brother Conrad Chase, who runs Cheers in Sunrise will also be there… and he just may light some stuff on fire! New Times Broward Palm Beach Street Team will be there with giveaways, and several product suppliers will be donating goodies as well!

Cheers is located at 941 E. Cypress Creek, Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Deception will be one of 7 bands featured at Cagney’s 6th Anniversary Bash

A few miles further South and West, Cagney’s Saloon in Davie will be celebrating their 6th Anniversary with Mark and Nancy at the helm with 7 bands! Their “block” party will span both indoors and outside in the parking lot kicking off at 2pm.  (bring some sunscreen)

Expect to see specialty bikes on display, raffle prizes and plenty of drink specials to celebrate this special occasion.

Cagney’s Saloon is located at the Northwest corner of Stirling Rd. and University Drive in Davie.


2pm – Mason Pace
3pm – Volagio
4pm – Eclipse
 5pm – Loose Cannons
 6pm – Deception


5pm – Hired Gunz
8:30pm – Rough Shot

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Mar 232015
Steven Hoyos

Teen band Treaty with Time has just released a single entitled My Final Wave in memory of Steven Hoyos. Steven was an accomplished, 17 year old Coral Springs High School musician who lost his life in a car crash along I-95 on January 11, 2015.

Treaty with Time Teen BandOnly one week after forming the band and writing this song, Steven lost his life, devastating family, friends, the band, as well as the entire community who knew him for his kindness and outgoing personality. As a memorial to Steven, Treaty with Time came together to put finishing touches to the song and record it for all to hear.  My Final Wave is the culmination of the band’s brief time together and is dedicated to Steven, their much loved band-mate. May his memory and spirit live on forever.

The song can be heard and downloaded from the website  A donation of any amount on the website will earn you a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and a few other formats. Paying supporters also get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app.  All proceeds from the sale of this song go directly to the Steven Hoyos Memorial Fund. This fund was set up at Coral Springs High School in Coral Springs, FL to help students with financial needs pay for fees associated with participation in the band program.

Donating to this fund will keep Steven’s name alive while giving more students the ability to learn and create music.

For more information including more details on how this song came to be recorded,  visit:

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Mar 102015
st patricks day

Every year, bars and taverns all over the world get into full-fledged party-mode to celebrate the life of Saint Patrick who passed away on March 17th of the year 461.  According to Wikipedia, Saint Patrick’s Day is a public holiday in Ireland, Newfoundland (Canada), and Montserrat, a British island located in the Lesser Antilles.  The holiday is also widely celebrated in Great Britain, United States, Canada, Argentina, Australia and New Zealand.  To celebrate the patron saint of Ireland, followers hold parades and festivals, play Gaelic folk music and dancing, wear lots of green and use the shamrock symbol in all decorations.

Soulicide March 13This year, St Patrick’s Day falls on a Tuesday.  Authentic Irish Pubs and Die-Hards will celebrate from early morning with breakfast and beer until late night followed by more breakfast in the wee hours.  However, you don’t have to wait until Tuesday to get your “green on”.  Cagney’s Saloon is getting started on the night of Friday the 13th with local Rock Cover Band SOULICIDE. They will be offering food and drink specials including Irish Car Bombs and shots of Jameson (what else?!).  The City of Fort Lauderdale will celebrate on Saturday, March 14th beginning with a 4-Mile “Shamrock Run” at 7:30am followed by live music and a parade at Noon.  Read all about it at  On the same day, further North, the City of Delray Beach  will present their St Patrick’s Day Parade,  2pm–4:30pm, followed by a short concert of Bagpipe bands performing on the Great Lawn at Old School Square for a “Military Tattoo”.  More post-parade activities are planned at the Center for the Arts, located on the corner of Swinton and Atlantic Avenue including a concert by The Livesays from 3:45pm till 7pm.

The next day, the City of Hollywood will get their celebrations started with a parade at 1pm followed by live music on stage plus roving performances by the NYPD Emerald Society Pipe & Drum Corps.  Read all about it at

Finally, you can go to work on Monday but make plans to drop into any of the following places on the REAL St. Patrick’s Day where you’ll enjoy LIVE MUSIC and maybe some corned beef & cabbage at the following places:

Live Entertainment Schedule at Local Pubs & Restaurants on Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Mainstreet at Athena by the Sea in Lauderdale by the Sea 6:30pm

The Flyers at Brendan’s Sports Pub in Pompano Beach 7:00pm

Peace Out (trio) at Kingshead Pub in Pompano Beach 7:30pm

Bounce at Packy’s Sports Pub in Lighthouse Point 8:00pm (see ad below)

Grindstone at Tijuana Taxi Co. in Coral Springs 8:00pm

The Fusion Band at Fishtales on 33rd in Ft Lauderdale 8:00pm

Gimme-5 Unplugged at Kelly Brothers Irish Pub in Fort Lauderdale 8:00pm

Down Durty Boyz at Cuddy’s Sports Shack in Coconut Creek 8:30pm

United State of Rock at Whiskey Tango in Hollywood 9:00pm

Bungled & Botched Reunion at Hard Rock Cafe in Hollywood 9:30pm (See ad below)

I’m not sure about the bands because they are probably AUTHENTIC Irish but judging from past years, you’ll find two HUGE OUTDOOR celebrations going in Broward – one at The Field Irish Pub in Dania Beach and the other at Maguire’s Hill 16 in Fort Lauderdale.  Parking might be a challenge due to the vast numbers of people who are expected to attend each of these with Indoor AND Outdoor activities going on all day long.

You’ll find all the above and more listed at with more choices for South Palm Beach County available too!

Hard Rock CafeSt Pattys Day March 17



Mar 042015
hard rock rising

2015  marks the 7th year that the Hard Rock Cafe in Hollywood Florida participates in Hard Rock Rising global battle of the bands.  More than 400 bands submitted registration via Reverbnation to participate in the local battle which gets under way during the month of April at the Hard Rock Cafe located inside Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida.  12 bands from Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties were selected to participate. Three bands will play each Friday night in April at the Cafe with the local finale to take place on May 1st.

Each band will perform a set of 3 original songs and one song covered by a previous Hard Rock Calling band.  Hard Rock Calling was a music festival sponsored by Hard Rock Cafe international between 2006 and 2013 which featured some of the biggest names in Rock including  The Killers, Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton, The Who, Bon Jovi, Roger Waters (with Nick Mason), The Police, Aerosmith, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.  Bands will be judged locally by three local industry experts based on originality, musicianship, vocal skills and fan appreciation.

The winning band in Hollywood, Florida will receive a prize of $1,000 and be eligible to move on to the regional phase of the competition. In the regional phase, Hard Rock Cafe International will select 5 bands from all the participating Cafe’s who will be flown to Barcelona, Spain this Summer to compete in the final live battle event on July 23rd. The grand prize winner will be announced that day at Hard Rock Rising Barcelona!

Members of each of the 12 local bands met with Hard Rock Cafe staff in March to determine which band would play which dates by a random number being selected from a hat.  Of the 12 bands, one of them is last year’s winner, 13th Floor, and last year’s runner-up Raine.

Here is a tentative schedule which was available at press time for competition in Hollywood, Florida.  Each round will begin at 9pm.

Qualifying Round One – April 3 



Above The Skyline


Qualifying Round Two – April 10

33 Years


13th Floor


Qualifying Round Three – April 17

Park Road




Qualifying Round Four – April 24

The No.13s

Eric Vick



Final Round – May 1

Winners from each of the previous week’s rounds will compete to determine the local winning band.  This event will be hosted by Doc Reno of BIG 105.9.


In keeping with the spirit of “Love All-Serve All”,  the Cafe has decided to also support a renowned charity during this event.   Construction Angels is a national non-profit organization that provides immediate financial assistance and grief counseling to the families of construction workers who have unfortunately lost their lives while working on the job-site.

Read more about this annual global battle of the bands in our first segment:

For more information, refer to the Cafe’s website at:



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Feb 182015
Butterfly Festival Outdoor Concerts

If you’re looking for some great free outdoor entertainment in the next few months, just follow the trail of Food Trucks which often accompany the live music and family friendly events which go hand in hand at parks and amphitheaters administered by cities such as Sunrise, Margate, and Parkland.  By using the Food Truck calendar  found on this website and event blogs I found on, I was able to piece together the following cheat sheet for outdoor concerts around Broward over the coming months.

City of Sunrise Civic Center

Friday, March 20: The Long Run – a tribute to the Eagles*

Friday, April 17: Turnstiles – a tribute to Billy Joel*

Friday, May 15: The Rock Show – a tribute to the music of the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s

City of Margate Sounds at Sundown (Corner of Margate Blvd and 441)

Saturday, February 7 – Orange Sunshine (Tribute to 60’s Music)

Saturday, March 7 – Simply Tina (Tribute to Tina Turner)

Saturday, April 11 – Big City Dogs (Classic Rock)

Saturday, May 3 – Groove Therapy

Saturday, June 5 – Intergenerational Band (Local Margate Oldies Band)

City of Parkland Pine Trails Amphitheatre

Saturday, February 21 – Caribbean Chillers (Tribute to Jimmy Buffett)

Saturday, March 7 –   “The Divas”

Saturday, March 21 –  UV (Tribute to U2)

Saturday, April 11 –  Mr. Nice Guy  (Classic Rock)

Saturday, May 2 – Home Town Hero

Saturday, August 8 – Sekond Nature (Rock and Pop)

Saturday, September 19 – Studio 54 (Disco)

City of Coconut Creek

The City of Coconut Creek offers two upcoming opportunities to experience great entertainment on an outdoor stage.  The community center usually has only one food truck on site each month.  The Butterfly Festival is an annual affair with many vendor booths on site and multiple bands playing all day long.

Coconut Creek Community Center

Friday, March 13 – Andrew Morris Band (Country & Southern Rock)

Friday, April 10 – Orange Sunshine (Tribute to 60’s Music)

Friday, May 8 – Pocket Change (Motown, Funk, R&B, Soul & Top 40)

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Sabal Pines Park

Saturday, February 28, 2015 – Hollywood U2, Kitty Carmichael and Solid Brass

City of Lauderhill

The City of Lauderhill has two venues which they are using for providing live entertainment to residents.  A Small stage is situated at the Amphitheatre of the Lieberman Botanical Gardens at 3801 Inverrary Blvd.  They have been holding “Jazz Picnic in the Park” there since last December. Tribute Band Concerts will take place at the much larger Lauderhill Sports Park at 7500 W. Oakland Park Blvd.

Amphitheatre of the Lieberman Botanical Gardens

March 8, 2015 – Noreena Downey & Dizzy Blue Quartet

April 12, 2015 – Jazz Survivors

Lauderhill Sports Park

February 21, 2015 – Let It Be (Beatles Tribute)

March 14, 2015 – Never Stop Believin’ (Journey Tribute)

City of Oakland Park

Enjoy the Blues under the stars from 7pm-9pm in this monthly outdoor event.  Bring your lawn chairs to “Tunes and Tracks”  at Jaco Pastorius Park and enjoy live music from local bands.

April 24, 2015 – Ike & Val Woods

May 29, 2015 – Jeff Price Group featuring Juanita Dixon, Kat Riggins & Rita Wilburn.

Monthly Music & Food Trucks on Main Street in Oakland Park

March 27, 2015 The Anthony Corrado Band – Jazz
April 10, 2015 Bemol Telfort Jazz Band – Instrumental Jazz
May 22, 2015 Wildfire band (formerly The Bluefire Band with Randi) – Jazz Rock
June 26, 2015 Pan Paradise – Calypsyo/steel drum
July 24, 2015 The Livesays – Rock

City of Hollywood

Lastly, Kudos to the City of Hollywood for organizing outdoor concerts large and small at three different venues they operate.  My personal favorite is ArtsPark located at Young Circle in downtown Hollywood.  Here is a sampling of what you can expect to see coming up in the months ahead:

City of Hollywood ArtsPark

Saturday, March 21 – ArtsPark Experience: Americana featuring the Wood Brothers

Saturday, June 20 – Colors of the Caribbean 

Saturday, July 18 – Bajofondo (Argentine/Uruguayan electrotango)

Saturday, August 1 – Orkestra Rumpilezz (Afro-Brazilian big band)

As you can see, live music is alive and well in South Florida and there will not be any shortage of events to attend this Spring or Summer.  Watch the event pages of WeekendBroward for more details on many of these events.  Also, as a reference, check out a still-popular blog we wrote back in 2013 called “South Florida Cities Present Free Outdoor Concerts

See you somewhere soon!

Rob aka The Weekend Concierge

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