The Pompano Beach Seafood (and music) Festival is back in town for it’s 33rd year! Visitors will enjoy local seafood cooked fresh on the spot, browse through row upon row of local vendors of all sorts and experience live music on three different stages, making this much more than the official name of Seafood Festival implies. This year’s edition of the Pompano Beach Seafood Festival kicks off on Friday, April 28th at 5PM and keeps on rockin’ until Sunday, April 30th.
The heart of the festival at the Pier features over 30 Seafood Booths featuring grilled, sautéed, fried fish, shrimp, lobster, crab, clams, mussels, conch, stone crab, salads, fritters, paella, Cajun, jerk, oysters, raw and fried and so much more! Of course, there are plenty of non-seafood selections as well.
For many, however, it’s all about the music. This year’s Saturday night headliner is an iconic Folk-Rock band that originated out of England in the 1970’s and made a name for itself after releasing their self-titled Album “America” back in 1971.
2017 Featured Artist “America”
This year marks the 47th Anniversary of perennial classic-rock favorite, America. Founding members, Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell (along with former band mate Dan Peek) met in high school in London in the late 1960s and quickly harmonized their way to the top of the charts on the strength of their signature song “A Horse With No Name.” America became a global household name and paved the way with an impressive string of hits following the success of their first #1 single. Forty plus years later, these friends are still making music together, touring the world and thrilling audiences with their timeless sound.
See them Saturday April 29th in Pompano Beach at the Seafood Festival as they make their way through 3 stops in Florida before heading North continuing their North American tour.
FRIDAY, APRIL 28
5:00-7:30 Best of Pompano Talent Competition
7:30-8:30 Motowners (Motown Tribute Band)
6:15-7:45 The Fabulons (Rock and Roll Party)
8:15-9:45 Across the Universe (Beatles Tribute)
SATURDAY, APRIL 29
11:00 – 1:00 Blue Riser Band (Classic Blues)
1:30 – 3:30 Chain Reaction (Journey Tribute)
4:00 – 6:00 Crush (Rush/Guns N’ Roses Tribute)
6:30 – 8:30 The Petty Hearts (Tom Petty Tribute)
8:45 – 10:00 Number 11 Band
12:45 – 1:15 Shaw Davis & The Black Ties (Blues)
2:30 – 3:00 Shaw Davis & The Black Ties (Blues)
4:15 – 8:30 The Big Sound (Southern Rock/Country)
11:30 – 12:45 Caribbean Flavor (Island Steel Band)
1:15 – 2:30 Pit Bull of Blues (Rockin’ Blues)
3:00 – 4:15 The Shane Duncan Band (Country)
4:45 – 6:00 Retro Radio (Hit’s of the 80’s)
6:00 – 7:45 Pocket Change (Funk & Soul)
8:30 – 9:45 America
SUNDAY APRIL 30
12:00 – 1:15 Vertigo Ul2mate (U2 Tribute)
1:30 – 3:15 Crush (Rush Tribute Band)
3:30 – 5:15 Jaded Wings (Aerosmith Tribute)
5:30 – 7:30 B-Side Band (Funky Rock & Blues)
12:45 – 6:30 Steven Metz Band (Carolina Country)
11:30 – 12:45 TwoCan Blue (Blues & Country)
1:15 – 2:30 The Flyers (Rock ‘N Roll)
3:00 – 4:15 Sabor Latino (High Energy Jazzy Latin)
4:45 – 6:00 Brass Evolution (9 Piece Show Band)
6:30 – 7:45 Andrew Morris Band (Country)
A 3-day pass is available online only for $30 which includes full access to all festival activities, including all stages and bands and arts & crafts bazaar. Children 12 & under free.
Sorry, No pets are allowed
Parking should be a lot easier this year thanks to the new 663-space Pompano Pier Parking Garage, located at NE 2nd Street between A1A and Pompano Beach Blvd. Beach front lots are also available at Atlantic and A1A.
Continuous free shuttle buses will run from parking areas west of the intracoastal along Atlantic Blvd. Use of ride-sharing services such as Uber or Lyft are also recommended to alleviate traffic concerns.
Did you know?
The Seafood Festival is a non-profit event and revenues benefit a variety of charities and organizations. The event is primarily volunteer- driven which means every detail is from the heart. The festival is its own not-for–profit corporation made up of a variety of local organizations that run the event and receive the proceeds. “It’s all about supporting the community,” says manager John Good. “All of our profits go to our volunteer groups and over the years proceeds have funded hundreds of different worthwhile, local charities.” This year’s festival will benefit,among others, The Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis Clubs, Exchange Club, Rotary Club, Boy Scouts, Soroptimist, Pompano Beach High School, Ely High School, Women in Financial Services and Pompano Proud
- April 28 – 5pm to 10pm
- April 29 – 10am to 10pm
- April 30 – 11am to 8pm
Visit www.pompanobeachseafoodfestival.com for more information.
Date(s) - 04/28/2017 - 04/30/2017
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Pompano Beach Fishing Pier