Weekend Concierge

Feb 062019
seafood fest

After 34 years of calling the sands of Pompano Beach home, the 2019 Pompano Beach Seafood Festival will be moving to the Pompano Beach Community Park & Amphitheater, for the 2019 season beginning Friday, April 26 and continuing daily until Sunday April 28. Beachfront Development and ongoing construction have made it increasingly difficult to accommodate an event of the size and scope of the festival. Vendors and attendees have found beach access more limited with each passing year. While the oceanfront setting will be missed, the move is looking more and more like a blessing in disguise according to festival organizers.

The Community Park is a beautiful setting, located at the intersection of Federal Hwy (US1) and 10th Street in the heart of Pompano Beach. This location will provide more space for food, arts and crafts and vendor displays, a 3,000 seat Amphitheater for national acts and much improved parking options both on-site and nearby.

The Pompano Beach Seafood Festival is an iconic South Florida charity event and has always enjoyed a great partnership with the city. This year, in particular, the City of Pompano Beach Mayor, Commissioners, City Manager and  City staff have all given their support to make this transition a great success.

Attendees can expect an exciting and extensive musical lineup performing on two outdoor stages plus the amphitheater’s concert stage. Headliners will include “Zach Deputy” on Friday night, “Foghat” and “The Guess Who” on Saturday, and “Inner Circle” on Sunday. Other stages will feature many of south Florida’s most popular local acts.

Layouts, details, vendor rates, and admission prices will all be available shortly. Keep an eye on the event site: www.pompanobeachseafoodfestival.com for more details to come.

Feb 022019
valentine's day shake

Whether with your loved one or celebrating with family and friends, Valentine’s Day rocks at Hard Rock Cafe, located inside Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, FL. Taste the Flavors of Love this Valentine’s Day with two new entrees and a special dessert added to their already delectable menu of flavorful offerings.

Two entrees and a special dessert to celebrate

Love Rocks Lucky in Love Lobster Ravioli.  Fall in love with our sweet raviolis stuffed with North Atlantic lobster, ricotta & parmesan cheese, then finished with a velvety, rich butter and cheese sauce and topped with parsley romano breadcrumbs. Grilled Filet Mignon A classic and perfect pairing!  Grilled “center cut” Filet Mignon served with a classic Béarnaise sauce and seasoned French fries.

Love Hurts Bleeding Heart Lobster Ravioli Sweet and succulent lobster ravioli topped with a spicy arrabbiata red sauce, romano cheese and finished with fresh basil. Filet & Frites Grilled “center cut” Filet topped with herbed garlic butter, served with seasoned fries and garlic aioli on the side for dipping.  Treating yourself to indulgence is absolutely awesome!

And for Dessert, our Adult Strawberry Cheesecake Shake, served in a souvenir Hurricane Glass. A fun way to enjoy a classic diner-style milkshake date with whomever you choose.  Whether it be a friend, a lover, or a foe, at Hard Rock Cafe, this milkshake for two is a perfect way to indulge in love of all shapes and sizes

Here are a few other Valentine’s Day events which may be of interest to you:

Renew your vows and court your Valentine with romantic music at Galuppi’s

Nothing brings cupid closer to your Valentine than a vow renewal either preceded or followed by dinner and romantic violin music – which is exactly what you’ll experience on February 14th at Galuppi’s Restaurant & Patio Bar in Pompano Beach.  Complete package: Only $64.95/couple! [Read more…]


Valentine s Day Menu

4-Course dinner with live music at Shooters Waterfront in Fort Lauderdale

It’s a special day for you and your significant other; why not celebrate like it is? Whether you dine in our main restaurant or our private dining space; whether you tuck into a four-course meal or savor our chef’s signature Surf ‘n’ Turf; you’ll both leave with smiles on your faces.

1st Course

Baby Heirloom Bibb lettuce, Hearts of palm, heirloom tomatoes, candy cane beets, blood oranges, Carrot Ribbons, Toasted macadamias, Cave Aged Gorgonzola, Orange-Dijon Vinaigrette

2nd Course

Kumamoto Oysters, Champagne Mignonette, Salmon Caviar, micro rainbow greens Or Bourbon Glazed Smoked Mini Short Rib, Cauliflower Puree, Crispy Onions, Long branch BBQ Reduction

3rd Course

Seared Filet with Lobster-Scallop Potato Gratin, wild onion puree, annatto oil, truffle potato crisps Or Potato-Chive crusted Chilean Sea Bass, Baby heirloom vegetables, Champagne Coulis, Sturgeon Caviar

Dessert Plate

Sweetheart shaped white chocolate mousse covered with raspberry mirror glaze and dark chocolate drizzle, topped with raspberries and white chocolate garnish.

For more information, call (954) 566-2855 or visit www.shooterswaterfront.com/events/valentines-day

Live Music and a 4-course dinner in Boca Raton

The Pavilion Grille is offering a special menu just for Valentine’s Day with choice of entrees ranging from $39.95/pp to $49.95/pp. along with live music by It Takes Two.  Call (561) 912-0000 for more information or reservations.Valentines Day Dinner

Celebrate Valentine’s Day Weekend with live music and entertainment

Valentine's Day Entertainment


You don’t have to celebrate Valentine’s Day to enjoy live music on February 14th

Whether you are single or a couple, everyone’s gotta eat, some people like to drink and everyone can enjoy a night of live music at a bar or restaurant near you.  Visit Weekend Broward’s  live music event calendars which are updated daily.  Here’s a snapshot at the time of this writing.

Michael Buble tribute

Michael Buble Tribute at The Venu in Boynton Beach (561) 200-0222

And if you are thinking of celebrating Valentine’s Day with anyone other than your lover, watch this video from Saturday Night Live


Jan 172019
Cirque Italia Paranormal

Do you love thrilling, wicked, sexy, or even dangerous experiences? Paranormal Cirque will expose you to a unique creation of combined theatre, circus, and cabaret with a new European style flare. Cirque Italia is now presenting a brand-new show for MATURE audiences only!  This innovative horror story features different shades of sexy and an incomparable storyline – the only thing you can be sure of during this unique experience is that you will not know what to expect!  It might be hard to distinguish between reality and illusion!

Intrigued yet? Dare to let yourself get wicked for one night only under the Big TOP tent and live on the edge with Paranormal Cirque! You will fall into a parallel world and end up surrounded by monstrous creatures with hidden talents that will amaze you with the circus arts.  This show is NOT for the faint of heart.  You may have to catch your breath or try to stop your heart from racing during this adrenaline filled performance.

The latest trends of the industry are challenged with every Cirque Italia appearance and this 3rd unit is not going to be any different. A careful casting selection has united the best artists from all over the world. A few of the circus arts you can expect to see in this new production include the jaw-dropping Wheel of Death, mystifying MAGIC, 6 men on a horizontal pole (yes ladies, you read that correctly……….), the infamous cyr wheel, and the always sexy yet dangerous silks. Our Black unit also follows our strict animal-free policy.

The Italian entrepreneur Manuel Rebecchi, President and Owner of Cirque Italia, has combined his vision with the flawless direction of the COO, Chanté DeMoustes, and has turned this once romantic project idea into a successful production known and acclaimed all over the country.

Paranormal Cirque is a crazy yet fun fusion between circus, illusion, theatre, and cabaret, all working in perfect harmony and resulting in the evolution of a show that takes you into a world of dreams…….. or perhaps more accurately a world of nightmares and fantasies.  Fear, amusement, and surprise are only a few of the ingredients from our potion we use to give you a mixture of emotions that will be impossible to forget. This is truly a Paranormal experience like no other.

For more information visit www.paranormalcirque.com and make sure to check all our social media accounts. Tickets are now available starting as little as $10.00 depending on availability. Restricted – under 18 REQUIRES accompanying parent or guardian. This show contains both adult language and material.

Paranormal Cirque is offering a special promotion: $5.00 off any full priced ticket purchased in levels 1, 2, or 3. This offer cannot be combined with any other offers, discounts or deals. See coupon below:

Cirque Italia West Palm Beach

When: January 25-Feb 3, 2019

Where: 1111 North Congress Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33409

Directions: Across the street from Palm Beach Kennel Club

 Under the stunning Black & Red Big Top Tent


  • January 25 – Friday: 7:30pm
  • January 26 – Saturday: 6:30pm & 9:30pm
  • January 27 – Sunday: 5:30pm & 8:30pm
  • January 28 – Monday: 7:30pm
  • January 30 – Wednesday: 7:30pm
  • January 31 – Thursday: 7:30pm
  • February 1 – Friday: 7:30pm
  • February 2 – Saturday: 6:30pm & 9:30pm
  • February 3 – Sunday: 5:30pm & 8:30pm


Box office hours:

The box office opens on-site on Tuesday, the week of the show.

Non-show days: 10am – 6pm

On show days: 10am – 10pm

Purchase tickets online via paranormalcirque.com/tickets or by calling: (941) 704-8572


Jan 072019
music at mickel 2019

The City of Wilton Manors Leisure Services Department is launching the Music at Mickel Concert Series for 2019 on Friday January 18th with a tribute to Jimmy Buffett by Caribbean Chillers from 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.  The Caribbean Chillers will be rocking the park playing favorite hits from “Margaritaville” to “Cheeseburger in Paradise”. Food Trucks and beverages will be available for purchase.  The Music at Mickel Concert Series is FREE and open to the public every third Friday of the month January through April.  The city of Wilton Manors invites the public to gather with family and friends, bring a picnic, relax and enjoy several different genres of music.

Calling all classic rock enthusiasts! Get ready for a head bangin’ rock concert performance by Big City Dogs, the second concert in the City of Wilton Manors’ 2019 Music at Mickel concert series on Friday, February 15th.  Dance the night away to some of your favorite classic-rock and blues hits along with family and friends under the stars. Guests can also enjoy food trucks and a cash bar, which will be on-site for those who want to purchase refreshments. Blankets and lawn chairs will be permitted.

Concert Schedule

Friday, January 18 – Caribbean Chillers (Jimmy Buffett Tribute)

Friday, February 15 – Big City Dogs (Rock and Classic Rock covers)

Friday, March 15 – Zendatta (Police Tribute)

Friday, April 19 – Jamport Authority (Funk and R&B)


More Information

Mickel Park is located at 2675 NW 7th Ave in Wilton Manors.  Admission is Free.

Shuttle service will be available to and from St Clement Church, 225 NW 29 St. (every 10 minutes)

For more information, call (954) 390-2130 or visit http://bit.ly/WMMickelMusic19.

For more information about the Live Music at Mickel concert series, contact the Leisure Services Department at (954) 390-2130 or visit wiltonmanors.com.

music at mickel 2019

Jan 022019
beatles festival

Celebrate the iconic music of The Beatles and other classic rock artists such as Eric Clapton, Fleetwood Mac, Aerosmith, and Tom Petty when you attend the first annual International Beatles On The Beach Festival at participating venues in Delray Beach, April 25-28, 2019!  A wide array of Beatlesque bands and performers are expected to draw thousands of Local, Out-of-Towners and even many international visitors to Delray Beach for this exciting new event.

The Legendary Edgar Winter Band will storm the outdoor stage at Old School Square on Friday, April 26, performing classic hits including Frankenstein and Free Ride.  Edgar Winter is also a veteran of Ringo Starr’s All Star Band!

Another headline act, McCartney Mania will perform selections from Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Abbey Road, and The White Album, accompanied by The Academy Orchestra, conducted by Thomas Servinsky on Saturday, April 27th.

Local venues along Atlantic Avenue and within walking distance of Old School Square will participate with live music to be announced closer to the weekend of the event.

The International Beatles On The Beach Festival will include many family-friendly and fan-friendly activities:

  • BeatleCon: This is a major event, where guests are encouraged to attend dressed as their favorite Beatle, Rockstar, Superhero, Harry Potter character, Blue Meanie, Lord of the Rings, or favorite 60’s & 70’s hippie!
  • Celebrity Symposium with Beatles Hair Stylist Leslie Cavendish, Apple Records CEO Tony Bramwell reminiscing about their wild Beatles stories. 
  • Beatles themed Scavenger Hunt
  • Ringo Bingo with exciting prize giveaways! 
  • Octopus’s Garden- Children’s Play Area with fun activities for the children.
  • Beatles Bar Crawl involving participating restaurant/bars with specialty Beatles drinks such as Me and My Monkey Margarita & Strawberry Fields Forever Frozen Daiquiri!
  • I Met A Beatle – Meet and Greet people who have actually met the FAB Four or seen The Beatles live. GREAT stories will be shared!
  • Magical Mystery Mini-Golf
  • Beatles Bikini Contest
  • Beatles Yoga
  • Beatles and Classic Rock Art Show 
  • Abbey Road Replica and Car Show
  • BeatleJuice-Off with local juice bars. 

A World Premiere Beatles Movie!

Mersey Boys: A Letter from Al Moran, a short film produced in Ireland about a fictional encounter between an American professor and the young Beatles in a Liverpool pub will make its’ world premiere showing at the Beatles on the Beach Festival in Delray Beach, Florida. 

Mersey Boys Beatles Movie

Be a part of the most exciting musical event ever to hit Florida, The International Beatles On The Beach Festival! 
Taking over ALL of Delray Beach, Florida for 4 magical days, April 25-28, 2019! 


General Admission begins at $29.50.  2-day passes begin at $51.50 each. 

Purchase tickets online via BeatlesOnTheBeach.comTicketMaster.com or in person at the Old School Square Box Office. 
A limited number of VIP Tickets will be made available – the perfect gift for the true Beatles Fan! 

Follow updates via social media: www.facebook.com/events/323164748520476/

Jan 022019
Jaded Aerosmith Tribute

What better a way to celebrate the new year than to get out and enjoy a show that reminds you of years gone by?  That’s exactly what thousands of you do each weekend whenever you attend the many free or ticketed “concerts” at local bars and restaurants with cover bands and some of those bands may concentrate on a single famous musician or band so we tend to refer to them a tribute band.  Sure, some of them are better than others and that’s sometimes a matter of opinion.   Some of them wear costumes or just wigs which puts them and hopefully you into the right mood for their show.  Most of the bands playing locally  are made up of local musicians, some of whom make a living playing “gigs” as often as possible with other original or cover bands or as solo performers.  Others have full time jobs and you may not even recognize them if they delivered your mail or fixed your car but watching them on stage provides all of us an opportunity to escape from our daily lives and pretend, just for a few hours, that those guys are the “real” thing.   So, sit back, relax and enjoy the show!

In addition to paying tribute to specific bands and artists, there are also many bands that pay tribute to a specific era or genre of music.  For example, Down Durty Boyz, Metalucious, and Hairdays are all examples of bands that cover favorite “Hair Metal” of the 80’s.  A few others including Stereotomy, The Pixels and Rubixx pay tribute to 80’s Alternative otherwise known as New Wave.   We don’t have space to cover them all here but it’s always fun to attend their shows as well.

We put together a snapshot of tribute shows you can expect to see this month based on blogs and listings appearing on the live music calendars at WeekendBroward.com and WeekendPalmBeach.com, spanning from Fort Lauderdale to West Palm Beach, Florida.

Galuppi’s Restaurant & Patio-Bar in Pompano Beach

Experience tributes to your favorite artists under the stars with free admission every Friday and Saturday night on the outdoor patio at Galuppi’s.  Table reservations are available starting at $50/table.  Otherwise, you’re encouraged to come early for dinner and/or appetizers before the show begins as tables are given out on a first come, first served basis. More info at www.galuppis.com or (954) 785-0226.

January 4 – KISS Alive (KISS) with opening act Fremantle (AC/DC)

January 5 – Doors Alive (Jim Morrison and The Doors)

January 12 – Smooth STB (Santana Tribute Band)

January 18 – Jaded (Aerosmith)

January 19 – True Rumours (Fleetwood Mac)

January 26 – Pure Zeppelin Experience (Led Zeppelin)

The Venu Restaurant and Bar in Boynton Beach

Every Thursday night is Tribute Night at The Venu, located in the Canyon Town Center in Boynton Beach.  This upscale restaurant and bar has a concert size stage on one end and a large U-shaped bar on the other end and plenty of tables in between.   Tickets are sold in advance for most shows starting at $10 for general admission and up to $35 for tables in the first two rows (VIP section). For more information, visit www.thelocalvenu.com or call (561) 200-0222.

January 3 – After Midnight (Eric Clapton)

January 10 – Pure Zeppelin Experience (Led Zeppelin)

January 11 – Thunderjack (AC/DC)

January 17 – The Beatlemaniax USA (The Beatles)

January 24 – Slippery When Wet (Bon Jovi)

January 25 – The Blues Brothers Soul Band

January 31 – Simply Tina (Tina Turner)


The Pavilion at Old School Square in Delray Beach

Free and ticketed outdoor concerts every Friday night and some Saturday nights starting October 5th, 2018 and running weekly until March of 2019.  We picked out only the tribute shows to feature here, however, you can find the complete list online at: Friday Night Concerts at The Pavilion at Old School Square

Jan 12 – Classic Albums Live: Fleetwood Mac (8:00 Pm – 10:00 Pm) TICKETS START AT $20

Jan 19 – Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular (8:00 Pm – 10:00 Pm) TICKETS START AT $20

The Wellington Amphitheater

The 3,200 square foot open-air facility, located in Western Palm Beach County, includes a state of the art sound and lighting system for events such as concerts, plays, school functions, and movie nights. The Wellington Amphitheater features Food Trucks and free live music on most Thursday and Saturday nights.  Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs. More info at: www.wellingtonfl.gov/government/departments/parks-recreation/events/amphitheater or call (561) 753-2484.

January 10 – Five Boroughs Doo-Wop Tribute Show

January 12 – Almost Ahba (Abba)

January 19 – Hot Legs (Tina Turner)

January 31 –  Neil Zirconia (Neil Diamond)



January 3 – Cash Unchained  (Johnny Cash) at The Kelsey Theater in Lake Park [Tickets $15-$30]

January 4 – Turnstiles (Billy Joel) at Pine Island Park in Plantation

January 4 – Completely Unchained (Van Halen) at Johnny Q’s in Palm Springs

January 5 – KISS Alive (KISS) with opening act Carnivalle at Piper’s Sports Bar in Greenacres

January 17 – The B Street Band (Bruce Springsteen) at Legends Lounge (NYY Steak) in Coconut Creek

January 18 – Caribbean Chillers (Jimmy Buffett) at Mickel Park in Wilton Manors (2675 NW 7th Avenue)

January 19 – Chili Pilots (Red Hot Chili Peppers) at JD’s Lounge in Coral Springs

January 19 – The Petty Hearts (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers) at Nectar Lounge in Coconut Creek

January 25 – Smokin’ (Boston) at Stage 954 inside the Casino at Dania Beach

January 27 – Grateful Dead Tribute at The Funky Biscuit in Boca Raton

Weekly Shows

Mondays – Catch impersonators from South Florida Legends every Monday night at Fishtales on 33rd in Fort Lauderdale

Tuesdays – Hot Rod Show pays a humorous tribute to Rod Stewart every Tuesday night at Johnnie Brown’s in Delray Beach

Also Tuesdays, 2 of Us (Beatles Tribute Duo) at The Field Irish Pub & Eatery in Dania Beach

Sundays – Crazy Fingers pays tribute to The Grateful Dead every Sunday night at Boston’s on the Beach in Delray Beach


More Live Music Updated Daily

Exact dates, times and locations for all of the above, favorite cover bands, happy hour entertainment and more live music can be found on the following two pages of WeekendBroward.com:



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