The Weekend Concierge strives to find great venues that support live music in the North, Central and South ends of Broward County. This list is not a tell-all but rather a handy chart, presented in alphabetical order by city so no preference is given over the first versus last venue listed. In addition to the names of the venues, cities, and bands playing Friday and Saturday night, the list also gives you a quick look at which places allow smoking indoors versus those that are smoke-free.
|CITY||VENUE||Friday July 20||Saturday July 21||SMOKING?|
|Coconut Creek||Johnny O'Brians||Riverdown||Accents||NO *|
|Coconut Creek||Nectar Lounge||The Stray Jackets||Yardij||YES|
|Coral Springs||Tavolino Della Notte||Valerie Tyson||Jimmy Williamson||NO|
|Coral Springs||Premier Billiards||[DJ Stefan]||Monster/Gypsy Queen||YES|
|Davie||Cagney's Saloon||Shaw Davis||Prophets of Doom||YES|
|Fort Lauderdale||The Dive Bar||Crazy Fingers||[Karaoke Party]||YES|
|Fort Lauderdale||Marina-84||Reaxtion||Shadow Creek||NO *|
|Fort Lauderdale||Fishtales on 33rd||Stall-4||Bounce||NO *|
|Fort Lauderdale||Cheers||22 North||Wrecktifier||YES|
|Fort Lauderdale||Lulu's Bait Shack||Mama's Family||The Crush||NO|
|Hollywood||Whiskey Tango||Green Means Go||Stray Jackets||NO *|
|Hollywood||Hard Rock Cafe||Event Horizon||Event Horizon||YES|
|Lighthouse Point||Packy's Pub||Smokin Aces||The Klik||NO *|
|Pompano Beach||Briny Pub||Sekond Nature||Smokin' Aces||YES|
|Pompano Beach||Galuppi's||Big Rock Band||True Rumours||NO *|
|Sunrise||Cheers Sunrise||Stereoburn||Manny & The Rumors||YES|
* Smoking permitted at outdoor patio
ABOUT THIS LIST
At the start of every week, The Weekend Concierge checks out the live music calendar to see who is playing where on Friday and Saturday nights and prepares a list of ten recommended spots to catch live music around town. The lists consists of some of the favorite local spots for watching cover bands in and around Fort Lauderdale. Preference is given to venues which offer live music on both Friday AND Saturday nights. Consistency is extremely important when booking quality entertainment. People should feel confident that the managers who book the bands for these bars and restaurants know how to seek out artists that will entertain their customers.
While this list is a great place to start your weekend planning, be sure to follow it up by checking out the complete hour by hour listing of live bands in and around town on the LIVE MUSIC EVENTS CALENDAR.