This year, St Patrick’s Day falls on a Friday which means that there will be more live music around town than any other day of the week! 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 the 17th to get your “green on”. The two largest cities in Broward will be celebrating on the weekend prior to the 17th. Read all about St. Patrick’s Parade & Festival in Downtown Fort Lauderdale 2017 on Saturday March 11th and the 20th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival in Hollywood on Sunday, March 12th.
A little further north into Palm Beach County, the City of Delray Beach will pay tribute with live music entertainment starting on Friday evening and continuing all day Saturday with the parade flowing along “The” Avenue from 2 till 4pm. Read all about it on our special page dedicated to this event.
Live Entertainment Highlights at Local Pubs & Restaurants on Friday, March 17th, 2017
Big News! The Wildfire Band has moved their annual show to Galuppi’s in Pompano Beach at 7:30pm and a full day of Irish entertainment starting at Noon with an Irish Fiddler, Kelly Academy Irish Step Dancers, Bagpipes, Irish Drummer and Irish Favorites by Tom O’Miller.
Cagney’s “House of Rock” Saloon in Davie will be celebrating with local Rock Cover Band Soulicide. $5.00 Irish Car Bombs and SOULiCIDER shots. $10.00 Irish beer mixed buckets while they last, $6.95 corned beef dinner. And 10 percent off your tab if you wear a kilt (excluding specials). Two Contests: Best men’s legs in a kilt, and all around St. Paddy’s day outfit!
Brendan’s Sports Pub in Pompano Beach will kick off the entertainment with Sean Hanley at 12:30pm, The Crush Duo at 4pm and Bombshell at 8:00pm. Irish dinners and Green Beer will be on the menu from Noon till Midnight including Bangers & Mash, Fish & Chips, Corned Beef & Cabbage as well as Shepherd’s Pie. Bagpipers will shows up at 2pm and 9pm.
Packy’s Sports Pub in Lighthouse Point will kick off the live entertainment at 4:30 with Irish band Echoes of Erin followed by rock party-band Bounce at 9:00pm. Also, a long list of Irish specialties including Irish Stew and Corned Beef & Cabbage.
Mr. Bagpiper Graham Massie will make special appearances with Suzy Howard & Friends during Happy Hour at Fishtales on 33rd in Ft Lauderdale and once again before Boys Night Out takes the stage at 10:00pm. The kitchen will also be serving up Corned Beef Sandwiches, Dinners and let’s not forget $5 Baby Guinness!
Well known for their Halloween and Cinco de Mayo “block” parties, Tijuana Taxi of Coral Springs will do their magic once again for St Patrick’s Day. Gates will at 3pm, expect an evening of live music, DJ entertainment, plenty of beer, Irish Car Bomb tents, beads & T-shirts, corned beef and cabbage taco’s, photo booths, and giveaways thrown from the stage. Local favorite cover band, Grindstone, hits the stage at 8pm.
If you’re looking for the most authentic Irish celebrations and one of the largest annual block parties anywhere in South Florida, the winner will have to be The Field Irish Pub in Dania Beach. Aside from lines of cars looking for parking, expect to find live music on 2 stages (inside and outdoors), 2 huge outdoor tents replete with full liquor bars and Irish fare, Irish dancers, bagpipers, children’s face painter, Irish gifts, and a late night DJ as well. This year’s featured bands include Celtic Bridge with Ade Peever, Roisín Dillon & John Schreiber
featuring Eamonn dillon with Hilary O’Leary, Richard Wood & Gordon Belsher. More info at: http://thefieldfl.com/st-patricks-day-festival-2017
Unfortunately, Maguire’s Hill 16 in Fort Lauderdale was purchased a few months back and will not be reopening anytime soon. Their regularly scheduled headliner, Wildfire Band, can be found at Galuppi’s in Pompano Beach this year.
Added to our list this year, for those of you who like to stick it out in the Western suburbs, Uncle Al’s Cafe in Sunrise will feature Live Music by Thought Monkey followed by DJ Rockin’ Ruben! Drink specials will include Leprechaun Shots, Irish Car Bombs, Jameson, and Green Beer (no less!)
In addition to all the above, we currently show more than 35 live music events listed on the hour by hour live music schedule for Broward at www.weekendbroward.com/live-music/ and more than 20 choices on our calendar for Palm Beach County. Browse the flyers before for even more offerings from some of our sponsors!
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