Time to say goodbye
It is with a mixture of regret and relief that I am announcing the end of my weekly email. Through this email, I have met some wonderful people all with the same love of live music that Wayne and I enjoy. Unfortunately, it can also be very time consuming and frustrating. Now that I have returned to the “real world” work force (as opposed to my bartending days), I find it necessary to turn my focus elsewhere.
I originally started this email as a way to promote the Hubby. The thought was, if you email it, they will come! And boy did we build a wonderful following of great people who just like to have a good time and listen to music. Of course I promoted Wayne, but by promoting all of the other musicians we were able to get you folks to come out and just enjoy the music- whoever it may be. Please continue to support the venues who provide FREE live music. We are incredibly fortunate to listen to the talent we have in this area, and we don’t have to pay a cover charge!
Let me leave you with a few tips if you are looking for your favorite bands:
I get all of my info for the Hollywood Arts Park and Hollywood Beach Theatre from http://www.hollywoodfl.org/
Dania Beach Bar and Grill lists entertainment at http://www.daniabeachgrill.
Most of the bands have a facebook page, Curbstone, the Unusual Suspects, Mr. Nice Guy, Orange Sunshine, and of course Wayne Shortt (sorry, had to get my last shameless self promotion in). Some of the bars are very good about posting either a calendar or a daily post on entertainment- the Big Easy, Jimbo’s Sandbar, Joe’s Tiki Bar and Rudy’s Pub are always pretty good about keeping you updated.
Lastly, the best source that I have found for a comprehensive guide to live music is http://www.weekendbroward.com. Rob does a phenomenal job putting this site together. Buy him a drink (or a Starbucks) the next time you see him to thank him for devoting so much time to this endeavor.
Thank you for all your kind comments over the years. I hope everyone will continue to come out and support the Hubby at his gigs- he truly loves playing music and it’s doubly rewarding when he sees folks he knows walk in the door to hear him.
We’ll see you out and about!
Lisa and Wayne
Happy Hours around Hollywood and Dania Beach
Big Easy- 2-4-1 from 11am-8pm (closed Monday) [Update: No Longer in Business]
GG’s Waterfront– 7 days a week, 4pm-7pm, $2.50 domestic bottle/$3 import bottle, discounted wine and specialty drinks and discounted appetizers
Jake’s on the Beach- Mon.-Fri, 4-7pm, 2-4-1 glasses of wine and wells. [Update: No Longer in Business]
Jimbos– 4pm-7pm, Mon-Fri.
Jimmy Max Hideaway- 7 days a week, 4pm-6:30pm $2 domestic bottle/$3 import bottle, $4 wines 1/2 priced appetizers
Joe’s Tiki Bar– 11am-7pm, Mon-Fri. $2 domestic, $3 imports, and 2 for 1 well drinks.
Ocean Alley- 3pm-7pm, Mon-Fri-2-4-1 drinks
Rudy’s- 4pm-7pm Everyday $2.50 well, domestic, $3 house wines, and $5 bar bites .
Toucans– 4pm-7pm Everyday $2.00 domestic draft, $2 domestic bottle, $3.00 well and house wine.
Walkabout– 4pm-7pm, Mon-Fri. $1 off draft beer, daily specials
Lisa Shortt writes this column each week, giving fans of live music an overview of happy hours and live entertainment at beach bars around Hollywood and Dania Beach.
Wayne Shortt is a musician who loves to entertain at local venues around South Florida and is lucky to have a loving wife who promotes his passion.