Jun 022017
 
Starlight Musicals

Every summer, the City of Fort Lauderdale Parks and Recreation Department presents the Starlight Musicals Concert Series at Holiday Park, located off Federal Hwy and Sunrise Blvd, minutes from downtown Fort Lauderdale. For 39 years, these free outdoor concerts have provided a great way to enjoy the summer with family and friends.  The series features an exciting line-up of bands covering pop, country, rhythm and blues, tropical rock, and more. The shows take place Fridays, June 16 through August 4, from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. on the football field at Holiday Park, located at 1150 G. Harold Martin Drive in Fort Lauderdale.

Residents and visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, picnic baskets, and coolers.  Please note that pets are not permitted in the park.   We look forward to seeing you out there this summer!

Scheduled dates for the summer of 2017

June 16 – Jaded (Tribute to Aerosmith)

June 23 – Tim Charron Band  (Country-Rock)

 June 30 – Jimmy Stowe & The Stowaways (Tropical Rock a la Jimmy Buffet)

July 7 – RD Project (Latin Jazz)

July 14 –  Across the Universe (Beatles Tribute)

July 21 – Classic Rock Therapy (Covers of Rock from 60’s, 70’s and 80’s)

July 28 – The Fabulous Fleetwoods (Old Time Rock n Roll, Blues)

August 4 – Brass Evolution (Tribute to horn-based rock bands)

More Info

For more information, visit www.fortlauderdale.gov/departments/parks-recreation/special-events/starlight-musicals.  You may also call the Parks and Recreation Special Events Hotline at (954) 828-5363,  especially to check on the event status in case of inclement weather.

Starlight Musicals


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Jun 012017
 
Great Beach Giveaway

Friday Night Sound Waves, the 36-week free live music series, sponsored in major part by the Fort Lauderdale Beach Business community, invites music lovers, near and far, the opportunity to win one of two all-inclusive vacation packages to Fort Lauderdale, during the 2nd Annual Great Beach Getaway Giveaway.

Contest Rules

A national online sweepstakes will take place June 2 – June 30, 2017, and open to all legal residents, twenty-one (21) years and older, of the forty-eight (48) contiguous United States and District of Columbia. Contest organizers will announce two potential winners from all eligible entries live on Hello Sunny TV, during the Friday Night Sound Waves concert on July 7, 2017. Two grand prize winners will receive round trip air travel for two, courtesy of the series official airline sponsor, Southwest Airlines®, and a three-day, two-night hotel stay at participating Fort Lauderdale Beach Hilton Hotel properties. To view complete details, official contest rules, and enter, visit www.fridaynightsoundwaves.com/win

“Last year, our Great Beach Getaway Giveaway provided those attending Friday Night Sound Waves the chance to win a vacation in their backyard at our luxury beachfront hotels and resorts,” said Arianne Glassman, producer of Friday Night Sound Waves. “This year, our giveaway has a little twist courtesy of two of our giveaway sponsors, Southwest Airlines and Hilton Hotels, in that we can invite sun, fun and music lovers from around the corner to around the country, an opportunity to join us for truly great getaway this summer.”

A community effort to show off the warmth and hospitality of the Fort Lauderdale Beach destination, winners will also receive a swag bag and Summer Savings 2-4-1 Card, courtesy of the Greater Fort Lauderdale CVB; members from the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce Beach Council and Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association are contributing attraction tickets and dining vouchers. Series sponsors, Visit Florida and the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association are helping to get the word out.

“Hilton’s commitment to be the most hospitable company in the world includes creating heartfelt experiences for our guests,” said John Allen, General Manager of the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort. “We are delighted to participate with our community partners and be able to offer the lucky winner a chance to experience our hotels and the great attractions and venues that Fort Lauderdale has to offer.”

A Second Opportunity to Win

Locals and visitors attending the weekly Friday Night Sound Waves free music series will have the opportunity to register and win Free Air Travel while attending select concert dates presented by Southwest Airlines in June and July. Organizers will also hold weekly drawings for various Fort Lauderdale Beach experiences.

“At Southwest, we connect people to what is important in their lives, and that work continues beyond the airport and into the communities we serve,” said Southwest Airlines Senior Vice President Steve Goldberg. “We look forward to being a part of Friday Night Sound Waves and further introduce our Customers to the additional International destinations we will soon offer from their local airport in Ft. Lauderdale.”

Funkabilly Playboys

About Friday Night Sound Waves
Friday Night Sound Waves is presented by the Fort Lauderdale Beach Business Community (BID) and series sponsors Southwest Airlines, The Greater Fort Lauderdale CVB, Entercom Miami, 102.7 The Beach FM, 104.3 The Shark FM, the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association, Visit Florida, and Florida Power & Light. Performance sponsors include the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce, It’s Better on the Beach Restaurant Group, Hilton Hotels, Modelo Especial, Blue Chair Bay Rum, Sprint, Bahia Mar Marina, and Modera Port Royale. Friends and Media partners, Lite 101.5 FM, 790 The Ticket, Travelhost FTL, Water Taxi, Sun Trolley, Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale and the Ford Lauderdale Air Show, round out the support.

For more information on the Friday Night Sound Waves live music series, performers and special dates, visit www.FridayNightSoundWaves.com or connect via social media on Facebook, Twitter or YouTube.

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May 252017
 
Hard Rock Cafe

Hard Rock’s World Burger Tour is back, and ready to take guests on an international adventure – no passport necessary! World Burger Tour, a limited-time offering of Hard Rock Local Legendary© Burgers, inspired by the taste and flavors from cafe locations around the world, hits tables at select participating Hard Rock Cafe locations around the world beginning May 1, 2017 and continues through June 25, 2017.

Hometown Heroes

English breakfast burger

English Breakfast Burger

This year more than 160 local burgers were evaluated by Hard Rock’s culinary team with crowd favorites added to the 2017 World Burger Tour lineup. Throughout May and June, Hard Rock Cafe menus* will feature the following World Burger Tour offerings:

MAY SELECTION AT HARD ROCK CAFE, HOLLYWOOD, FL

  • Seminole Cattlemen Burger (Florida, United States) – pay tribute to the tribe! This Legendary© burger is a combination of zippy swamp cabbage, also known as hearts of palm, fresh tomato and tupelo breaded gator tail atop a seasoned Seminole beef patty and smothered in Seminole wing sauce.
  • Tango Salsa Burger (Buenos Aires, Argentina) – shake it up with andouille sausage, Certified Angus Beef®, salsa criolla, garlic aioli, Monterey jack cheese, fresh arugula and a fried egg to top off the burger.
  • Tennessee BBQ Burger (Tennessee, United States) – like a good country ballad, this Certified Angus Beef® burger brings happy tears with BBQ dry rubbed premium beef topped with pickle slices, Memphis slaw, pulled pork, pig sauce, crispy onions and cheddar.

JUNE SELECTION AT HARD ROCK CAFE, HOLLYWOOD, FL

  • English Breakfast Burger (London, England) – a Certified Angus Beef® patty topped with sliced ham, a sausage patty, a fried egg, a Portobello mushroom, arugula and garlic aioli and served with a side of baked beans.
  • Jambalaya Burger (Louisiana, United States) – this big easy burger features spiced up Certified Angus Beef® fixed with Cajun mayo, pickles, andouille sausage, pepper jack cheese and a jammin’ jambalaya rice cake.
  • Kimchi Burger (Seoul, South Korea) – a tradition years in the making, Certified Angus Beef® patty topped with Sriracha-seasoned kimchi, bulgogi sauce, fresh tomato and lettuce and Sriracha mayo
  • Seminole Cattlemen Burger returns for another month.

june burgers

“Hard Rock’s World Burger Tour continues to feed our guests’ desire for adventure, so this year we’ve revamped the menu to highlight unique and authentic ingredients from around the world,” said Darryl Mickler, Senior Director of Research and Development for Hard Rock International. “Guests can experience global flavors without leaving their hometown – from bold South Korea kimchi to sweet Colombia plantains, there’s something legendary for every palate.”

 

Local Legendary© Burgers are served with lettuce, tomato and paired with the ultimate sidekick – Hard Rock’s Savory Artisan french fries. Throughout World Burger Tour, each french fry selection is paired with a complementary signature dipping sauce. Guests in select markets can choose from Hard Rock’s classic seasoned french fries or additional new offerings, including Garlic Fries with Garlic Aioli and Spiced Curry Fries with Tandoori mayonnaise**.

 

Just like the artists whose memorabilia lines the walls at Hard Rock locations worldwide, the burgers served at Hard Rock Cafe are nothing short of “legendary.” All Legendary© Burgers feature the highest quality meats, fresh ingredients, savory sauces and rich, melted cheeses.

 

As part of the World Burger Tour menu, Hard Rock Cafes will also showcase the brand’s world-famous cocktails, including:

  • hurricane drinkSouthern Rock – Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Southern Comfort, Chambord Black Raspberry Liqueur and SMIRNOFF Vodka, mixed with sweet & sour topped with Sierra Mist®
  • Hurricane – Orange, mango and pineapple juice, infused with BACARDI Superior Rum, BACARDI Select Rum, Amaretto and Finest Call Grenadine
  • Electric Blues – SMIRNOFF Vodka, BACARDI Superior Rum, Beefeater Gin, DeKuyper® Blue Curacao and sweet & sour topped with Sierra Mist®
  • Mojito – BACARDI Superior Rum muddled with fresh mint and lime topped with club soda
  • Lovely Rita – Sauza® Gold Tequila, Cointreau® Orange Liqueur and Hard Rock’s authentic Margarita Mix

 

For more information on World Burger Tour and to contact your local cafe for menu details, please visit www.HardRock.com.

*World Burger Tour menus may vary by location; guests should consult their local cafe for a full list of featured burgers

**Additional charge for Savory Artisan french fry pairings may apply.

Korean Kimchi Burger

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May 072017
 
Pompano Beach Cultural Center Grand Opening

The City of Pompano Beach is delighted to announce that The Pompano Beach Cultural Center, located at 50 W. Atlantic Blvd. officially opens to the public on the weekend of May 11 – 14.  The Cultural Center will be the new home to 11 South Florida regional companies ranging from dance to music to theater.  In addition, the Center will host performances by nationally acclaimed musicians and exhibits by esteemed artists. Be the first to experience this amazing new center and the World Premiere Cuban art exhibit, Shipwrecked of Reason during opening weekend as fun-filled events will be held to suit each and everyone’s tastes.  The World Premiere Cuban art exhibit, Shipwrecked of Reason, will be on view at all events, however a special celebration for this will exhibit will take place during Havana Nights on Saturday, May 13th.

Thurs May 11 – Ribbon Cutting Followed by Imagine

Guests will be invited to explore the Center and experience Imagine. Renowned playwright and director Michael McKeever, in conjunction with Kevin Black Productions, have prepared an array of surprises with live spontaneous performances throughout the building. Participants in the evening’s festivities include Cirquesco, Florida’s Singing Sons Boy Choir, Brazilian duo Rose Max and Ramatis Moraes, Grammy nominated trumpeter, Ed Calle and much more!

Admission is Free and open to the public starting at 5pm

 

Friday, May 12 -The Preview Party

The Preview Party, proudly sponsored by Sabbia Beach and presented by Pompano! Magazine, will also have the winning touch of Michael McKeever and Kevin Black Productions with performances by Cirquesco, world premiere short plays by McKeever, dancing the night away to Little Jake and the Soul Searchers, plus food, cocktails, live auctions and many more surprises. Doors open at 7pm.

Tickets: $100  or $125 for Preview Party and Havana Nights combination package

 

Saturday, May 13 – Havana Nights

Havana Nights, presented by JetBlue on Saturday, May 13 will feature the music of two-time Grammy Award winner Marlow Rosado and his 12-piece band, along with tours of Shipwrecked of Reason: Half a Century in Cuban Art, a world premiere collection of work from the top 20 Cuban contemporary artists.  This exhibit is curated by the internationally renowned Isabel María Pérez Pérez and presented in partnership with the Latin American Art Pavilion (LAAP).  The event will feature jazz trios and quartets, signature drinks and food. The VIP reception begins at 7pm,  general admission 8pm,

Tickets: $50, $75 or $125 complete package including Preview Party on Friday May 12

Sunday, May 14 – Florida Grand Opera

Finally, on Sunday, May 14 at 1 p.m., bring the family to the free FGO Family Day presented by the Florida Grand Opera. Opera fans – young and old – new to the genre or opera aficionados – can come and explore the world of opera through hands on activities, live performances, interactive experiences, and the thrill of live theater.

 

Programming listings for Alliance members begin immediately as well. For tickets and upcoming performances, www.ccpompano.org or call 954-839-9578.

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May 022017
 

From experiencing live music under the stars at an outdoor amphitheater, to rocking out at an arena, or taking a road trip to a music festival, there is something special about summer concerts, and Live Nation is celebrating the start of the season with National Concert Day on May 1, as well as the “Kickoff to Summer Ticket Promotion,” which offers over 1,000,000 tickets to some of Live Nation’s summer tours for just $20 (that’s all-in, no additional fees).

Presented by State Farm and produced by Live Nation, National Concert Day is a time for the artists and fan communities to unite around their love of live music. With most tours and festivals already announced, it’s also a great time for fans to plan out their summer concert schedule throughout May, June, July and August.

In celebration of National Concert Day, for one week only, Live Nation is launching their “Kickoff to Summer Ticket Promotion” by making over one million tickets available for just $20. There will be tickets for 50+ tours and 1000+ shows at venues across the nation. The general on-sale for the “Kickoff to Summer Ticket Promotion” begins Tuesday, May 2 at 8am local time, and continues for one week through Tuesday, May 9. See below for a highlight of performers offering $20 tickets, and visit livenation.com/20ticket for more information and to purchase tickets.

AT&T is bringing customers to the front of the line for the “Kickoff to Summer Ticket Promotion” with AT&T priority presale ticket access beginning Monday, May 1 at 10am local time through the AT&T THANKS program**. For complete presale details visit att.com/frontoftheline.

Additionally, on National Concert Day, Live Nation is producing a special concert in New York City at Irving Plaza presented by State Farm. This year’s celebration features performances by Jason Aldean, Foreigner, The Roots, Daughtry, Prince Royce, and Nickelback.

Prior to the performance, several of the artists will stop by to chat with media about their upcoming summer tour including, OneRepublic, Rob Thomas and Paul Doucette (Matchbox Twenty), Joan Jett, Adam Lambert (Queen + Adam Lambert), Phillip Phillips, Stephan Jenkins (Third Eye Blind), John Rzeznik (Goo Goo Dolls), Mike Einziger and Brandon Boyd (Incubus), Straight No Chaser, Scott Bradlee (Postmodern Jukebox), Adam Duritz (Counting Crows), Cheap Trick, Jason Bonham, The KIDZ BOP Kids, and more. The National Concert Day event will be hosted by NBC’s Lilliana Vazquez.

Continuing the celebration of National Concert day, and launching the on-sale for the “Kickoff to Summer Ticket Promotion,” OneRepublic will perform live on NBC’s TODAY Show on May 2.

Nationally Touring Artists Included in Live Nation’s $20 “Kickoff to Summer Ticket Promotion”
For a full list of artists, please visit LiveNation.com/20ticket.

Boston with Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
Brad Paisley with Dustin Lynch, Chase Bryant and Lindsay Ell
Brantley Gilbert with Tyler Farr and Luke Combs
Chicago and The Doobie Brothers
Chris Brown
Dead & Company
Deep Purple and Alice Cooper with special guest The Edgar Winter Band
Def Leppard with Poison and Tesla
Deftones & Rise Against
Depeche Mode
Dierks Bentley with Cole Swindell and Jon Pardi
Earth, Wind & Fire and CHIC ft. Nile Rodgers
Enrique Iglesias & Pitbull
Florida Georgia Line with Nelly and Chris Lane
Foreigner and Cheap Trick with special guest Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience
Future
Goo Goo Dolls with special guest Phillip Phillips
Hank Williams Jr and Lynyrd Skynyrd
Incubus with special guest Jimmy Eat World
Jason Aldean with Chris Young and Kane Brown
Jeff & Larry’s Backyard BBQ featuring Jeff Foxworthy & Larry the Cable Guy
Jermaine Dupri Presents SoSoSUMMER 17 Tour
John Mayer
Kings of Leon
Korn with Stone Sour
Lady Antebellum with Kelsea Ballerini and Brett Young
Lifehouse and Switchfoot
Lionel Richie and very special guest Mariah Carey
Luke Bryan with Brett Eldredge
Matchbox Twenty and Counting Crows
Muse with special guest Thirty Seconds to Mars
New Kids on the Block with Paula Abdul and Boyz II Men
Nickelback with special guest Daughtry and Shaman’s Harvest
OneRepublic/The Honda Civic Tour featuring OneRepublic with special guests Fitz & The Tantrums and James Arthur
Prince Royce
Queen + Adam Lambert
Retra Futura
Rod Stewart with very special guest Cyndi Lauper
Sam Hunt with Maren Morris and Chris Janson
Straight No Chaser / Postmodern Jukebox
Styx and REO Speedwagon with special guest star Don Felder
Sublime with Rome and The Offspring
The KIDZ BOP Kids
Third Eye Blind with special guests Silversun Pickups
Train with special guests O.A.R. and Natasha Bedingfield
Young the Giant with special guest Cold War Kids & Joywave
Zac Brown Band

To see a complete list of Live Nation’s summer tours and festivals, please visit livenation.com.

About Live Nation Entertainment

Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts and Live Nation Advertising & Sponsorship. For additional information, visit www.livenationentertainment.com.

#NationalConcertDay

#LiveOnlyHappensOnce

**Priority presale: While supplies last. Eligibility, ticket limits, fees, charges and additional terms & restrictions apply.

Here’s a list of the $20 concert ticket shows in South Florida:

  • May 12 – John Legend – Bayfront Park Amphitheater
  • May 16 – Jimmy Buffett – Perfect Vodka Amphitheater
  • May 20 – Muse w/Thirty Seconds- Perfect Vodka Amphitheater
  • May 27 – Train – Perfect Vodka Amphitheater
  • June 9 – Third Eye Blind – Bayfront Park Amphitheater
  • June 17 – Dierks Bentley – Perfect Vodka Amphitheater
  • June 23 – Rise Against & The Deftones – Bayfront Park Amphitheater
  • June 30 – Chicago & The Doobie Brothers – Perfect Vodka Amphitheater
  • July 6 – Incubus – Perfect Vodka Amphitheater
  • July 15 – Sam Hunt – Perfect Vodka Amphitheater
  • July 19 – Styx & REO Speedwagon – Perfect Vodka Amphitheater
  • July 29 – Lady Antebellum – Perfect Vodka Amphitheater
  • July 30 – Prince Royce – Bayfront Park Amphitheater
  • Aug. 1 – Foreigner & Cheap Trick – Perfect Vodka Amphitheater
  • Aug. 1 – Straight No Chaser – Mizner Park Amphitheater
  • Aug. 10 – Lionel Richie & Mariah Carey – BB&T Center
  • Aug. 16 – Matchbox Twenty & Counting Crows – Perfect Vodka Amphitheater
  • Aug. 25 – Lifehouse & Switchfoot – Bayfront Park Amphitheater
  • Sept. 1 – Goo Goo Dolls – Bayfront Park Amphitheater
  • Sept. 8 – Bryan Adams – Bayfront Park Amphitheater
  • Sept. 22 – Zac Brown Band – Perfect Vodka Amphitheater
  • Sept. 23 – Young the Giant – Bayfront Park Amphitheater
  • Sept. 27 – Kings of Leon – Perfect Vodka Amphitheater
  • Nov. 10 – Jethro Tull – Mizner Park Amphitheater
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Apr 202017
 
Pompano Seafood Festival

The 33rd Annual POMPANO BEACH SEAFOOD FESTIVAL is On The Beach, April 28-30. It is one of South Florida’s longest running and most popular outdoor festivals and 2017 is shaping up to be another great weekend.  “This is such a classic event celebrating why we all live in Florida,” says Festival manager John Good. “It is a magnificent setting on the beach at Atlantic Boulevard and literally offers something for everybody from kids to seniors. Great food, shopping and music along the ocean. That is hard to beat.”

It’s all about the seafood and this year’s festival offers more Seafood Vendors, with more varied menus. No matter what kind of seafood you like, or how you like it prepared, you are sure to find it. “We have a mix of our most popular long-time vendors along with several new vendors offering some new twists this year,” says Good. “All the food vendors are in one long row this year and it‘s going to be a fun stroll along Pompano Beach Boulevard to decide where to start. Be sure to take your time to check out all that is available.” Of course, there is plenty of non-seafood dishes and lots of treats.

Over 160 arts and crafts booths are set along Atlantic Blvd and Pompano Beach Blvd. The beachfront has been completely redeveloped over the last few years, making for a beautiful setting and an eclectic group of vendors offer everything from art to jewelry to clothing, to local services and everything in between.

Music continues to be a major focal point, anchored by rock Superstars “America” on Saturday night and featuring many of South Florida’s most popular bands. There are three stages, with more than thirty bands scheduled. Friday night on the north (Main) Stage is the fabulous Beatles Tribute Band “Across the Universe”. Throughout the weekend are top local bands with a mix of rock, blues, country, reggae and more. On Saturday, the Isle Casino South stage features Journey, Rush / Guns& Roses, and Tom Petty Tribute bands back to back.

Find the complete live music schedule and more information at: weekendbroward.com/events/pompano-beach-seafood-festival-2017

 April 20, 2017  Posted by  Weekend Blog No Responses »