Aug 012017
Jazz in Pines

The City of Pembroke Pines Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department invites the community to enjoy Free Jazz in the Pines concerts when they resume on a monthly basis from September through December at the Pembroke Pines William B. Armstrong Dream Park located at 1700 N.W. 160 Avenue (Dykes Road / South of Sheridan Street).

Residents will enjoy Jazz while relaxing in the serene, tree-shaded park and the beautiful lake view. There is plenty of room to set up lawn chairs and spread out a blanket. Refreshments will be made available for purchase. Please no pets. The Free concerts are held weather permitting and are sponsored by Memorial Hospital West.

For additional information, please contact the Special Events Office954.392.2116. For the most up to date special event information, please visit .

Fall 2017 Jazz in the Pines concert schedule:
September 24, 2017 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.   Band: Tito Puente, Jr.

Time Change/Daylight Savings
October 22, 2017 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.        Band: TBA
November 19, 2017 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.    Band: TBA
December 17, 2017 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.    Band: TBA

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Jul 062017

Pembroke Pines, FL…. July 6, 2017….ROCKIN’ attracted record crowds to the opening Art Exhibition and Reception at Studio 18 in the Pines. The Art Exhibition featuring the world’s most popular Rock Stars including Keith Richards, U2, Gloria Estefan, Eddie Van Halen, Roger Daltry, Kiss, and The Gibb brothers is open to visitors through August 2, 2017.

For the fourteen artists whose work is on exhibit, ROCKIN’ is far more than a simple nostalgic trip back to the mid to late twentieth century. Artists captured the art of music in images as the musicians from the 1960-90’s Rock n’ Roll Era were unknowingly on the verge of becoming musical icons.  In this ROCKIN’ review of history, the following artists used their skills in photography, oils, and mixed media to showcase the art of Rock n’ Roll:  Ana Aguerrevere, Lisa Botto Lee, Florencia Clement de Grandpre, Ken Davidoff, Gloria Estafan, The Gibb Family, Laurence Levine, Reinaldo Lozano, Larry Marano, Pamela Palma, Alicia Rodriguez, Larry Singer, Dawn V. and Maria Wieder.

“Artistic interpretations capture the heart and soul of a musical era. This is an opportunity to see legendary Rock n’ Roll performers sharing iconic and deeply personal moments of their lives. The Rock n’ Roll Era comes alive for the enjoyment of long-time fans and a new generation of music and art lovers,” commented Michael Edelberg, Curator / Community Engagement Coordinator for Studio 18 in the Pines.

The music of Peter Betan was the perfect complement to an evening filled with appreciation for the music of artists whose unmatched talent is responsible for revolutionizing the way audiences relate to music and the Artists whose contemporary talent captured the sheer enjoyment of Rock n’ Roll performers in their moments of growth, glory, thoughtfulness and excitement.

Studio 18The community and tour groups are welcome to visit the ROCKIN’ Art Exhibition through August 2, 2017 at Studio 18 in the Pines located at 1101 Poinciana Drive in Pembroke Pines. Admission and parking are free. Visitors are welcome Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

For additional information, please contact Michael Edelberg at 954.961.6067.  For additional information about
Studio 18 in the Pines, please visit Studio 18 in the Pines.

Upcoming Art Exhibitions:
Out of Many, One: 
“A Celebration of Cultural Heritage through Abstract Art”.
Opening Reception:  August 11, 2017, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Show Dates:  August 11 to September 20, 2017.

Thirteenth Annual Art Competition:  
Submission Deadline:  TBA.
Opening Reception:  Friday, October 6, 2017, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Show Dates:  October 6 to November 8, 2017.

Studio 18 Artist’s Show / Holiday Art Sale:  
Unique Artwork and Gifts created by Studio 18 artists, plus holiday drawing for prizes.
Opening Reception:  November 17, 2017, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Show Dates:  November 17, 2017 to January 4, 2018.

Jul 032017

Taking place every Friday night from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.  literally on the sand where Las Olas Boulevard meets A1A, Friday Night Sound Waves is a 36-week live music series that features a diverse mix of Jazz, Blues, Country, Latin Fusion, Top 40, Reggae, World and Classic Rock performers.  The summer months of July and August will feature 8 more local bands, each with their own flavor of live music including Classic Rock, Pop, Caribbean, Disco, Latin, Country and more.  Use the summary below to help you decide which Friday night summons your presence on the beach and enjoy the experience with like-minded people who will be taking it all in with you.

July 7 – The Fabulons

The Fabulons present the best music from the rock era in their “Decades” tribute beginning with the 1950’s and making their way up to the80’s.  You may also hear genres ranging from Motown, 1950’s Doo-Wop & 60‘s classic rock, disco, R&B, Beach Boys, Beatles, The ‘Girl Groups’, & “Grease”.  Presented by Florida Power & Light


GoodnicksJuly 14  – The Goodnicks

“The Goodnicks” are a guitar driven pop, rock and country cover-band featuring melodic three & four part harmony vocals over infectious hooks. Their songwriting and musicianship has earned them the opportunity to open for such acts as John Fogerty, Gavin DeGraw, Avril Lavigne, Butch Walker & Joss Stone.


Othello-Molineaux QuintetJuly 21st  Othello Molineaux Quintet

Steel-Pan Drum extraordinaire, Othello Molineaux and special guest, Nicole Yarling bring a little bit of the islands to the Fort Lauderdale Beach Island for a truly spectacular-summer escape. Presented by: Southwest Airlines®


July 28 – Shauna Sweeney

Singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, Shauna Sweeney, sets the tone for this mid-summer night with clever original songs and a unique blend of pop, alt-rock, folk and world music. Presented by Las Olas Association.


August 4 – Celebration

Enjoy a night of fun, high energy music and a family friendly evening with the Celebration Band, performing all your favorite sing-a-long tunes from the 70’s through today.

August 11 – Andrew Morris Band

A rising star on the Country Music scene, the Andrew Morris Band covers country classics, the latest hits, good-time southern and classic rock and original songs too. Sponsored by:

August 18 – Big Harvest

Big Harvest brings a fresh and energizing new reggae sound and mix of Latin, Reggae, and Roots that is sure to make you feel irie. Presented by Modelo Especial

Big Harvest Aug 18

August 25 – Grace & The Victory Riders


Grace and The Victory Riders are an internationally known band, combining a message-driven, passion-fueled style of music with a global perspective.  Grace & the Victory Riders combine world flavors and rhythms with pop songwriting and a message of social consciousness. Grace is a singer-songwriter who has been influenced by her travels all over the world; she has lived in Africa, India, Jamaica, North America and Europe. Her journey eventually brought her to Paris, where she first gained a following. Her band played more than 150 concerts in
France and her album Hall of Mirrors went Gold. [read more…]

Grace and Victory Riders

September 1st – Roll The Stones

Roll the Stones captures the power and excitement of the Rolling Stones legendary stadium tours from the 60’s,70’s and 80’s. Not to be confused with a tribute act,  Roll the Stones is a total rocking, get up and dance show comprised of classic songs from a great period in music sure to please casual and hard core Stones fans alike. Expect a full on high energy, top quality, rock and roll show, performing the music and songs of the Rolling Stones at the height of their prowess.[Read more…]


For more information and the complete schedule of performances and events, please visit or follow Friday Night Sound Waves on social media:,

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Jun 282017
music lessons

The Historic Ali Cultural Arts in Pompano Beach is proud to present free music lessons to children ages ten years old and up. The Music is Your Ali program is being offered thanks to a partnership with the Keeping The Blues Alive Foundation, which was formed by guitar legend, Joe Bonamassa. The program will offer classes in guitar, drums, piano and more, which will be offered on Saturdays starting July 1, from 10am-3pm.

Keeping The Blues Alive Foundation fuels the passion for music by funding programs and scholarships for students and teachers who possess the desire, but lack the resources or access to achieve their potential within the music industry. Through generous corporate sponsorships by industry powerhouses Ernie Ball Strings, Guitar Center, J&R Adventures, and donors, KTBA has been able to fund music projects affecting over 30,000 students since 2013.

More information:

Please call Ali Cultural Arts at 954-786-7876 or visit for more information about specific class times.

music lessons

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Jun 152017

Sure, there are millions of restaurants that you can take dad for Father’s Day lunch, brunch or dinner but only these three support the local live music scene here in Fort Lauderdale by supporting WeekendBroward and have prepared a special menu just for the occasion so we felt compelled to share them with you just in time for the auspicious day.

All-You-Can-Eat Brunch or Sit Down Dinner

Well known for their Sunday brunches and having impressed hundreds of families this past Mother’s Day with a beautiful entrance, Galuppi’s will do it all over again this Sunday with an endless selection of breakfast and lunch specialties complete with carving stations and seating both inside their formal banquet room and outside on the patio-bar.   Later in the day, a sit-down dinner will be offered with selections from their extensive dinner menu along with a few chef specials for Father’s Day.  For more information and reservations, call (954) 785-0226.

Dinner on 33rd Street

Known for having live music 7 nights a week, Fishtales‘ Chefs always come up with something appetizing for special occasions such as Father’s Day and this Sunday will not be an exception.

Waterfront Dining

Dine in style along the intracoastal waterway this Father’s Day.  Shooters Waterfront has expanded their Sunday Brunch offerings with a few extra goodies including Prime Rib that should please the carnivore in you or Dad.  For reservations, call (954) 566-2855.


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Jun 102017

Once again, we have scoured the web, Facebook, e-mails and anywhere else information might appear to put together the most complete listing of July 4th festivities involving both Fireworks and Live Music from Hollywood to West Palm Beach.  City by city, you’ll find Family Friendly activities, Live Music by one or more bands followed by a grand finale Fireworks show.  Some cities will break the celebration into two parts with the morning being dedicated to a parade and the evening festivities scheduled to end with fireworks around 9pm.

Select highlighted lines to be taken to detailed coverage for each city listed.


4th of July Spectacular on Fort Lauderdale Beach – This annual event begins at Noon with Family Friendly activities till 5pm followed by Reggae Band T-Wave and 80’s Rock Covers by Stall-4 till the fireworks blast off at 9. Las Olas & A1A “Beach Hub”

Star Spangled Spectacular on Hollywood Beach – Various locations on Hollywood Beach, Highlights include a concert by the 13th Army Band of the Florida National Guard at Charnow Park: 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

City of Sunrise Celebrates July 4th with Parade, Concert & Fireworks – The parade will begin at 9am and festivities will take place at City Park till Noon.  The celebration continues at 5pm at the BB&T Center where the public is invited to enjoy live music by Baha Men followed by The Romantics.  fireworks, food and beverages for sale as well as children’s rides and inflatables. BB&T Center, 6pm

City of Deerfield Beach July 4th Celebration – Live music all day and fun for the whole family events at the Main Beach Parking Lot starting at Noon.  See our dedicated coverage for the complete schedule.

Family Fun Day at El Prado Park (Lauderdale by the Sea) – Beginning at 10 with a Parade, Family Fun Day at El Prado Park from 11:30am-3pm  featuring a water slide for the kids as well as fire truck demonstrations. A 20-minute fireworks show starts at 9 p.m. just north of the Park. See the link for our coverage from last year.

The Town of Davie invites families with children to two different events on Tuesday, July 4th.   The morning activities take place at the  Pine Island Pool and include free swim, Inner Tube Water Polo,  Fun Foam Spray with the Davie Fire Department, a Dive in Treasure Hunt and finally a Watermelon Eating Contest at 3pm.  The fun continues at Bamford Sports Complex in Pine Island Park starting a 4pm and ending with Fireworks at 9pm.  Smokin Aces will entertain the masses from 6 till 9.

City of Miramar  – July 4th will  coincide with the Grand Opening of  the City’s new Amphitheater (AMP). Enjoy a free concert with live performances by National Recording Artists: Eddie Santiago, Tavares, Kelly Price, France Joli, Wayne Wonder and a special guest performance by Yung Gordon, winner of the Miramar Day Celebration’s band showcase. Guests can also enjoy music by DJ, food trucks, food and novelty vendors, and a Kid’s Zone which is available for all ages: Extra large Inflatables, Face Painting Balloon Artists, and Local Vendors. The event will close with  fireworks at approximately 9pm. Shuttle services will be provided at the off-site parking lots on 16700-17100 Bass Creek Road between Everglades High School and Glades Middle School for $5 per car.

City of Coconut Creek defers to the Seminole Casino of Coconut Creek when it comes to hosting fireworks one day early (July 3rd) at 9pm.  Food, Drinks and Entertainment will be hosted by the Casino.

City of Coral Springs annual Fourth of July Celebration – Takes place at Mullins Park.  Entertainment, Food, Music, bounce houses for the kids and a fireworks show at 9pm. Free admission however expect a $3 Parking fee at the Coral Springs Gymnasium, Mullins Park and the Center for the Arts.

City of Margate July 4th Celebration –  The celebration will begin at 9 a.m. with the City’s popular parade down Margate Boulevard eastbound from 76th Avenue to Margate City Hall. followed by a post-parade picnic.  Beginning at 5:00pm, enjoy family fun and an evening concert featuring The Wolfpack Band ending with a spectacular fireworks display at 9:00pm at Margate Boulevard and 441.

City of Pompano Beach  Fireworks Extravaganza – Enjoy country classics with the Jamie Mitchell Band followed by Speakerbox, a top-40s band. At 9:00 p.m. Fireworks will be launched from the end of the Pompano Beach Fishing Pier. Blankets and lawn chairs are welcome; however personal fireworks, glass containers, alcohol, and pets are prohibited. Available parking is at Atlantic Boulevard and A1A. Street Parking will also be available as well as the new Pier Garage, located right across from the Pier.

The City of Pembroke Pines celebrates independence day with a free concert by Entourage starting at 6pm at the Pines Recreation Center and ending the evening with a Fireworks show at 9pm.  Kids will enjoy fun rides and arts & crafts.  Food Trucks will also be on hand for dinner and other treats.

The City of Plantation begins the day’s celebration with a parade at 9 a.m. beginning at West Broward Boulevard and Northwest 46th Avenue, heading west to 69th Avenue, to Northwest Fourth Street, ending at City Hall with an awards ceremony. The Big City Dogs, classic rock band, performs at 7 p.m. at the Central Park ball fields followed by Zambelli fireworks  at 9 p.m. Refreshments will be available for sale or bring a picnic dinner, lawn chairs or blankets.  Plantation Central Park is located at 9151 NW Second St.

All American Celebration in City of Tamarac features a free outdoor concert by Heatwave at the Tamarac Sports Complex.  Also fun rides for the kids, arts & crafts, games and food trucks starting at 6pm. Fireworks at 9pm.  Parking shuttle from City Hall and Tamarac Community Center.


10th Annual July 4th Celebration at Sunset Cove Amphitheater – Presented by West Boca Community Council and the Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Department. Featuring kids funzone, concessions, welcome booth & interactive prize wheel, live music by Gypsy Lane topped of by fireworks! Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome​. Gates open at 5:30 pm.

Fabulous Fourth Celebration in Boca Raton – Annual festivities at Spanish River Athletic Facility at deHoernle Park  kick off 6:30 PM and feature a 28’ high and 110’ long State Fair style slide, a “Stars & Stripes” slide; along with many other rides; toddler center; carnival games; food trucks; and carnival food. Boogie Brothers (Classic Rock) at 7:00 PM followed by Fireworks display at 9:00PM

South Florida’s Coolest July-4th-Celebration-in-Delray-Beach – Sandcastle competition, live music and flag raising are just part of this day-long celebration starting as early as 8am.  Atlantic & A1A

4th on Flagler in West Palm Beach – Two Stages of Live Music, fun activities for both kids and adults and more at Meyer Amphitheatre & Waterfront, 5pm

Village of Royal Palm Beach 4th of July Celebration – A day filled with activities for the whole family including concerts by Lazy Bonez (6pm) and The Boss Project (8pm). Royal Palm Beach Commons Park, 1pm

City of Boynton Beach 4th of July Festivities will take place on Saturday July 1st!  However, if you would rather wait till Tuesday, you might want to check out the United We Rock Independence Day Festival with more then 20 bands and artists performing non-stop starting at Noon at The Fish Depot Bar & Grille.

City of Lake Worth Live Music, Car Show and Raft Race – a day filled with activities and live music headlined by National Blues Artist Matthew CurryBryant Park,  11am

City of Greenacres Independence Day Celebration – Live music by The Groove, Rides, Games, most patriotic costume contest, food and drinks for purchase and more. Greenacres Community Park, 5:30pm

Many more live music events, especially places to go post-fireworks, can be found on the WeekendBroward live music calendars for BROWARD and PALM BEACH.

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