Feb 092016
 
Friday Night Sound Waves

Friday Night Sound Waves, a 36-week FREE live music series taking place on Fort Lauderdale Beach, is excited to announce its line-up of performances for 2016.  Held every Friday, at the Hub located at Las Olas Boulevard and A1A from 5:30 – 8:30pm, March 18 to November 18, the series will kick off with the high-energy performance of Blue Martini Fort Lauderdale’s former resident and national touring act, the Tom Satori Band. Other highlights include the Broadway to the Beach series featuring The Rocket Man, a full production Elton John tribute show;  a tribute to Jazz Appreciation month in April  featuring 2-time Latin Grammy Award winning musician, Ed Calle; and a half-dozen of Fort Lauderdale’s ‘Underground Lauderdale’ artists,  including South Florida’s favorite ‘good time reggae band’, Spred the Dub.

Rocket Man_FNSW 2016“We are thrilled to bring Friday Night Sound Waves back for South Florida’s local residents and visitors to the area, as music is one of the few things that truly transcend age and background through its global language,” said series producer, Arianne Glassman. “On behalf of our beach business community, I’d like to invite everyone to kick off the weekend and #MeetMeAtTheHub to experience the fun, excitement and casual nature of our beachfront destination.”

Featuring some of South Florida and the region’s best musical talents, performing an eclectic range of genres including Jazz, Blues, Country, Latin Fusion, Top 40, Reggae, World and Classic Rock, Friday Night Sound Waves aims to entertain area locals and global visitors, from the young to the young-at-heart. Attendees are encouraged to slide off their shoes and slip into the weekend, while kicking back on the sand with family and friends, to take in the ocean breeze and spectacular sights and sounds as a lead into their weekend. Interactive experiences on select dates provide local artists, entertainers and non-profit organizations the opportunity to connect with the community through the common language of music, art, entertainment and fun. A Salute to the Military series to benefit United Way of Broward County’s Mission United program will take place over several dates throughout the season.

FNSW_2015Situated at “The Hub,” the series takes place at the highly visible and central location, known as the heart of Fort Lauderdale Beach, accessible from 17th Street Causeway, Sunrise Boulevard, and its midpoint gateway, Las Olas Boulevard. An on-site information kiosk, which will direct visitors to the areas nearby restaurants, live music venues and attraction options, will also feature details on area hotel and restaurant specials via Fort Lauderdale Beach’s official website, www.MyFortLauderdaleBeach.com.

With major funding provided by the City’s Beach Business Improvement District, additional series sponsors include, the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Fort Lauderdale Beach CRA, Pepsi Bottling Company / Mist Twist and the It’s Better on the Beach Restaurant Group. Media sponsors and partners, Travelhost of Greater Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale Magazine and Fort Lauderdale Media Publications, join performance sponsors, Bahia Cabana Beach Resort and Tsukuro. Area homeowner’s and business associations are participating by sponsoring select nightly performances.

For the complete schedule of performances, special events and sponsorship opportunities, visit www.FridayNightSoundWaves.com or follow Friday Night Sound Waves on social media: facebook.com/FridayNightSoundWaves, twitter.com/SoundWavesFLB.

Friday Night Sound Waves 2016 performers:

  • March 18 – Tom Satori | Top 40: DanceTom Satori
  • March 25 – The Rocket Man | Tribute: Elton John
  • April 1 – Ed Calle | Jazz: Latin
  • April 8 – Electric Piquete | Jazz: Latin Fusion
  • April 15 – Andrew Morris Band | Country
  • April 22 – Joel DaSilva | Jazz: Chicago Blues
  • April 29 – Jesse Jones Jr. | Jazz: Classic/Fusion
  • May 6 – Mr. Nice Guy | Classic Rock
    Welcome party for the 2016 Fort Lauderdale Air Show
  • May 13 – The Resolvers | Reggae: Big Band Jazz/Funk
  • May 20 –  Suenalo | Latin: Fusion
  • May 27 – The Shindigs | Oldies: 50’s- 70’s Rock & Roll
  • June 3 – Free Radicals | Top 40: Dance
  • June 10 – Eugene Grey | Reggae/ Jazz
  • June 17 – Grace and the Victory Riders | Indie: World
  • June 24 – Across the Universe | Tribute: Beatles
  • July 1 – Weedline | Classic Rock
  • July 8 – Party Express | Top 40: Dance
  • July 15 – Sabor Latino | Latin: Brazilian and Samba
  • July 22 – Spread the Dub | Reggae: Funk, Roots
  • July 29 – Piano Bob’s 88’s | Jazz: Boogie Woogie
  • August 5 – Jimmy Stowe | Top 40: Tropical
  • August 12 – David Morin Elvis | Tribute: Elvis
  • August 19 – JL Fulks | Jazz: Indie, Blues
  • August 25 – Celebration | Top 40: Dance
  • Sept 2 – Woody & the Longboards | Oldies Rock & Roll
  • Sept 9 – Pocket Change | Top 40: R&B/ Funk/Soul
  • Sept 16 – UpRoot Hootenanny | Indie: Folk/Roots/Irish
  • Sept 23 – Simply Tina | Tribute: Tina Turner
  • Sept 30 – Joel DaSilva | Jazz: Blues
  • Oct 7 – Shane Duncan | Country
  • Oct 14 – Full Moon Party | New Disco
  • Oct 21 – Big City Dogs | Classic Rock
  • Oct 28 – Blues Brothers | Tribute: Blue Brothers Show
  • Nov 4 – Sosos | Indie: Singer Songwriter
  • Nov 11 – The Fabulons| Oldies: 50’s- 70’s Rock & Roll
  • Nov 18 – PALO! | Latin: Afro-Cuban Jazz

Friday Night Sound Waves Ft Lauderdale Beach

 February 9, 2016  Posted by  Local Events, Weekend Blog