Weekend Concierge

May 202019
 

Mizner Park Summer in the CityThe City of Boca Raton, once again, presents Summer in the City at The Mizner Park Amphitheater with a series of both free and ticketed concerts all summer long beginning Friday, June 7th and running through Friday, August 9, 2019. The public is invited to bring their own blankets and chairs and pick a spot in front of the spacious stage located at Mizner Park in Boca Raton for FREE tribute concerts, mixed with fun and games during free concert events. Gates open one hour before each concert.  Folding chairs may be rented for $5.  Food & Beverages will be available for sale. Take note that outside food and beverages and pets are not permitted. All bags will be inspected at the entrance.

FREE SUMMER CONCERTS

Friday, June 7 – Battle of the Bands | Summer Series Kick Off (7pm)

Friday, June 14 – Jimmy Buffet tribute by Caribbean Chillers (7:30pm)

Sunday, June 23 – The FAU Concert Band (7pm)

Friday, July 19 – 50th Woodstock Anniversary With Peace Of Woodstock (7:30pm)

Friday, August 2 – Symphonia Boca Raton (7:30pm)

Friday, August 19 – Tribute to Chicago by Chicago Rewired (7:30pm)

Parking and more information

Attendees are encouraged to walk, bike, car pool and use free parking at City Hall and the Boca Raton Library. Food and beverages will be available to purchase inside the venue. No outside alcoholic beverages are allowed. All shows are rain or shine.

For more information visit www.mizneramphitheater.com or www.myboca.us/826/Mizner-Park-Amphitheater

For recorded information call (561) 544-8600.

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  • May 27 – Free Memorial Day Concert featuring the New Gardens Band. (7pm-9pm)
  • More live music from Boca Raton to West Palm Beach can be found on our hour by hour calendar.

Mizner Park Summer Concerts 2019

May 132019
 
Starlight Musicals

Every summer, the City of Fort Lauderdale Parks and Recreation Department presents the Starlight Musicals Concert Series at Holiday Park, located off Federal Hwy and Sunrise Blvd, minutes from downtown Fort Lauderdale. Now in its’ 41st year, this much anticipated series of free concerts features an exciting lineup of bands covering pop, country, rhythm and blues, tropical rock, and more.  Concerts take place every Friday night beginning June 7th, 2019 and continue through August 9th, from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. on the football field at Holiday Park, located at 1150 G. Harold Martin Drive in Fort Lauderdale.

Residents and visitors alike are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, picnic baskets, and coolers. A limited amount of food and beverages will aos be available for purchase.  Please note that pets are not permitted in the park.

2019 Bank of America Entertainment Schedule

June 7th ~ Mikey’s Hotswing Latin Band (Latin)

June 14th ~ Breeze (Classic Rock)

June 21nd ~ Valerie Tyson Band (R&B / Soul)

June 28th ~ N2Nation (Motown)

July 5th ~ Joey Gilmore Band (Blues)

July 12th ~ Samantha Russell Band (Country)

July 19th ~ Fabulous Fleetwoods (Southern Rock)

July 26th ~ Curbstone (Tropical Rock)

August 2nd ~ Shane Duncan (Ultimate Party Band)

August 9th ~ Brass Evolution (Classic Rock with Horn Section)

*All scheduled acts subject to change without notice

No Smoking Zone

In order to accommodate all of our guests we will continue with our No Smoking Zone this year, which is located on the south side of the field.

Non-Profit Awareness & Food Drives

Each week, Bank of America features a non-profit group to raise awareness of their program and goals. We also collect food donations for people and animals in need. Please help Bank of America support these worthy causes. Our goal is to surpass last year’s totals. If every person brought a food item each week, think of the impact we could make! Let’s try for 2,000 items. Non-perishable food donations will benefit The Pantry of Broward and Life Net 4 Families. Pet food donations will benefit Abandoned Pet Rescue.

More Info

For more information, visit www.fortlauderdale.gov/departments/parks-recreation/special-events/starlight-musicals.  You may also call the Parks and Recreation Special Events Hotline at (954) 828-5363,  especially to check on the event status in case of inclement weather.

 

May 092019
 
Monsieur Perine

The Hollywood Community Redevelopment Agency in partnership with the Rhythm Foundation proudly re-launches Hollywood ArtsPark
Experience during the months of May and June, 2019. This series of four family-friendly events celebrates the vibrant cultures that make up the South Florida community through music, food, and fun at the magnificent Hollywood ArtsPark Amphitheater at Young Circle in Downtown Hollywood. The artists for the 2019 series are: Chicano Batman , Dirty Dozen Brass Band , Monsieur Periné , and Chucho Valdés: Jazz Batá. Best of all, admission to these concerts is completely free when you RSVP!

Concert#1: Chicano Batman – Sunday, May 5, 2019, 7pm

Dubbed ‘LA’s house band,’ Chicano Batman is an atypical alt-rock quartet, blending Brazilian Tropicalía with early ’70s psychedelic soul and the romantic pop of old school Latin bands. Since forming in 2008, Chicano Batman have released two full-length albums, played Coachella, and toured with Alabama Shakes and Jack White among others. Chicano Batman’s look sets them apart as much as their sound or their name – vintage formal wear that references their 1970s Latin funk icons. They visit South Florida in support of their bold new album for ATO Records, Freedom Is Free.

Concert#2: Dirty Dozen Brass Band – Saturday, May 11, 2019, 8pm

Celebrating over 40 years since their founding in 1977, New Orleans-based Dirty Dozen Brass Band has taken the traditional foundation of brass band music and incorporated it into a blend of genres including Bebop Jazz, Funk and R&B/Soul. The band describes their unique sound as a ‘musical gumbo,’ which they have brought to five continents and more than 30 countries, 12 studio albums and collaborations with a range of artists from Modest Mouse to Widespread Panic to Norah Jones. Forty-plus years later, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band is a world famous music machine whose name is synonymous with genre-bending romps and high-octane performances.

In 1977, The Dirty Dozen Social and Pleasure Club in New Orleans began showcasing a traditional Crescent City brass band. It was a joining of two proud, but antiquated, traditions at the time: social and pleasure clubs dated back over a century to a time when black southerners could rarely afford life insurance, and the clubs would provide proper funeral arrangements. Brass bands, early predecessors of jazz as we know it, would often follow the funeral procession playing somber dirges, then once the family of the deceased was out of earshot, burst into jubilant dance tunes as casual onlookers danced in the streets. By the late ’70s, few of either existed. The Dirty Dozen Social and Pleasure Club decided to assemble this group as a house band, and over the course of these early gigs, the seven-member ensemble adopted the venue’s name: The Dirty Dozen Brass Band.

Opening set by Inez Barlatier.

RSVP HERE for free tickets

Concert# 3: Monsieur Perine – Saturday, June 15, 2019, 8pm

One of today’s most enchanting alt-Latin artists, Monsieur Perine connects 1930s Paris with the youthful spirit of modern Bogotá, Colombia. To a base of Django Reinhardt-style gypsy jazz, the band adds a variety of classic Latin rhythms like cumbia, bolero and tango, and a host of traditional instruments like charango, bandoneon and Latin percussion. “Swing a la Colombiana” has become the signature sound of Bogotá’s hipster clubs. Monsieur Perine enhances the music with visuals from their own fashion design and uniquely visuals.

Opening set by Javier Garcia.

RSVP HERE for free tickets

Concert# 4: Chucho Valdes: Jazz Bata – Saturday, June 22, 2019, 8pm

Jazz Batá, the new project of pianist, composer and arranger Chucho Valdés, is both a look forward and backwards. In 1972, a year before he founded the transcendent Afro-Cuban jazz rock ensemble Irakere, Valdés experimented with an obscure trio which later proved crucial for his musical development. Comprised of piano, acoustic bass and batá (the hourglass shaped drum that is essential in the ritual music of
Yoruba-inspired santeria religion), Jazz Batá expressed Chucho’s deeper Cubanization of jazz.

Playing a repertoire written especially for the group by Valdés, and featuring not only batá drums but a whole battery of percussion including congas, maracas and guiro, the trio recorded only one album in 1972. But the idea “stayed with me,” said the pianist. “At the time, we chose to follow another path — and Irakere was a great project — but it’s never too late, and now we can continue with that work… It’s almost all new music,” said Valdés. “After all, while we are based on that original trio, we are doing something very different here. There are years of experiences and development in between. I believe this is going to be even better than the old trio.”

Opening set by Cortadito.

RSVP HERE for free tickets

About Hollywood ArtsPark

The amphitheater at the ArtsPark at Young Circle and US1 can accommodate over 4,000 people, several play areas for families, a long promenade for vendors and exhibitors, an indoor pavilion area for art exhibits and reception for VIPs, and much more. Specifically the event features a headlining concert in the amphitheater, a full bar and food vendors, sponsor booths for direct contact with the public, children’s play area, tourism booths and displays.

About the Rhythm Foundation

The Rhythm Foundation, an award-winning non-profit cultural organization, is a leading presenter of world music in the US. Founded in 1988 in Miami Beach with the goal of increasing international awareness through live music – Rhythm Foundation produces concerts, events and festivals by established and innovative artists from around the world. Special focus is given to those cultures connecting to South Florida audiences.

More info

Location for this concert series:  Hollywood ArtsPark Amphitheater at 1 Young Circle, Hollywood FL
Admission: Free with RSVP (see links after each concert description above or via the event website)

Food trucks and full liquor bar will be on-site for each concert.

For more information, visit RhythmFoundation.com or call 305.672.5202

Follow updates via Facebook pages shown below for each of the concerts in this series.

Dirty Dozen Brass Band

https://www.facebook.com/events/582164518933697/

https://www.rhythmfoundation.com/events/monsieur-perine-2/

https://www.facebook.com/events/276950056530098/

Chucho Valdés: Jazz Batá

https://www.facebook.com/events/670600123358303/

 

May 012019
 
fort lauderdale air show

Looking for live entertainment this weekend?  If you’re anywhere near Fort Lauderdale beach, or more specifically Sunrise and A1A, you’re in for a big treat beginning around 12:00 noon until 3:30 pm both Saturday and Sunday May 4th and 5th, 2019.  The U.S. Navy Blue Angels will headline the 2019 Fort Lauderdale Air Show which will also feature the U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor Demo Team along with military jet flyovers, parachute teams, civilian aerobatic acts and formation flight teams.

Should you buy a ticket?

While the beach area is always open to the public, and beach area hotels are all within the viewing area, there will be designated areas at Hugh Taylor Birch State Park reserved for ticketed attendees with adult ticket prices ranging from $29.75 for the “Drop Zone” to $179 for the “Flight Line Club VIP”.  Please note these are only valid for tickets purchased online and may be significantly more if you wait till the day of the event.  Those attending with drop-zone tickets  are being asked to park at the Galleria Mall (or Uber/Lyft to the mall) and walk across the bridge to the Birch State Park entrance approximately 10 minutes away on foot.  Flight Line Club VIP ticket holders will be treated to a free golf cart ride from the Birch State Park parking area to  a reserved area where they will enjoy a catered lunch from 11:30am to 1:30pm. Draft beer, soft drinks and water will also be served for the remainder of the event.

If price is no object and you want the ultimate VIP experience, purchase a $399 ticket to the Pelican Grand VIP Penthouse ($499 day of event).  You’ll be one of the few to watch the jets roar by at eye level from the rooftop balcony directly on the oceanfront with a panoramic view of the airspace! Step downstairs into the luxury ballroom and enjoy the same view in air conditioned comfort. A variety of food will served at stations throughout the ballroom as well as passed hors d’oeuvres if you don’t want to miss any of the action. An open bar will be provided with select name brand liquors, wine and beer. The VIP Penthouse will offer the best opportunity for a meet n’ greet and photo opportunity with select pilots and performers when they visit before or after their performances. Valet parking, just steps from the elevator to the Penthouse, will be provided by the Pelican Grand Hotel for a hassle-free arrival and departure.

Tickets can be purchased online via https://tickets.completeticketsolutions.com/AIR/Online/default.asp

Alternative Location and Watch Party

The Atlantic Hotel & Spa will also host a Watch Party on the hotel’s Oceanfront Rooftop Viewing Deck from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 4thand Sunday, May 5th.  Ticketed admission include an unlimited buffet, charcuterie board, desserts, drink tickets, VIP air conditioned lounge, and more!

In addition to being an official partner of Fort Lauderdale Air Show, The Atlantic Hotel & Spa is also hosting the Geico Skytypers pilots. The pilots will be stopping by the lobby prior to the Air Show on Saturday to meet guests and take pictures.

Tickets can be purchased online and include:
$99+/ Adult Admission Ticket (per day) Includes: Unlimited Buffet (12 PM – 3 PM), Three Beverages – alcoholic (Adults only) or non-alcoholic

Add-On Ticket: $49+/VIP Lounge* (per day) Includes: Charcuterie board, desserts, Air Conditioned Lounge
*VIP Lounge Ticket must be purchased with an admission ticket.

$45+/ Child (3-12) Admission Ticket (per day) Includes: Unlimited Buffet (12 PM – 3 PM), Unlimited Soft Drinks & Water

Note: Non-refundable ticket(s). This is a rain or shine event. Final ticket price displayed at checkout includes sales tax. Valet parking is not included and limited spaces available.

Sequence of flights on May 4th (and similar on May 5th)

  1. Miss GEICO vs the Skytyper
  2. National Anthem – Flag Jump
  3. SOCOM Para-Commandos
  4. Mike Wiskus Preview
  5. Dash Aerosports L-39 Aerobatic Air Racing Demo
  6. Military Flyover
  7. Military Demo
  8. C-17 Globemaster III Demo
  9. F-22 Raptor Demo
  10. USAF Heritage Flight
  11. GEICO Skytypers
  12. U.S. Coast Guard Search and Rescue Demo
  13. A-10 Warthogs
  14. Mike Wiskus in the Lucas Oil Pitts
  15. SOCOM Para-Commandos Full Show
  16. S Navy Blue Angels

Road Closures

A1A will be closed from just North of the Sunrise Blvd intersection to NE 19th Street on Saturday, May 4th and Sunday, May 5th from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm. The Fort Lauderdale Police Department will be setting up a checkpoint at NE 19th Street and only local vehicle traffic will be permitted south of the checkpoint. Pedestrian traffic will be permitted for spectators to view the air show from the beach area from NE 16th Court to NE 19th Street.

MORE INFORMATION

More details and frequently asked questions (FAQ) can be found on the official event website:

https://fortlauderdaleairshow.com/

Follow updates via Facebook: www.facebook.com/fortlauderdaleairshow/

Discover live music on Fort Lauderdale Beach for both days by visiting Weekend Broward’s live music calendar.

 

Apr 202019
 
Mizner Park Battle of the Bands

Kicking off the Summer Concert Series, Mizner Park Amphitheater and The City of Boca Raton will host a Battle of the Bands on Friday June 7, 2019.  There will be two $1,500 cash grand prizes for each category: Teen competition and a 20+ competition.  Doors will open at 6pm and the battle is set to begin at 7.  But first, participants need to be narrowed down via online applications. The deadline to apply is April 30th.

To Enter:

  • Bands must submit a two song demo video with a URL link (ex: YouTube or Vimeo)
  • Lyrics cannot include profanity, derogatory remarks, sexually explicit content or violence.
  • Finalists in each category will be selected and invited by May 7th to compete at the Battle of the Bands.
  • For the purpose of this competition “band” is defined as three or more people with at least two people
    playing a musical instrument.
  • Bands will compete in one of two categories: Teen competition or 20+ competition.
  • Age category will be determined by the majority of the band members ages.
  • Submissions for participants under 18 years old will be reviewed once we receive signed parental consent
    forms.

Band Finalists Rules:

  • Bands must bring their own equipment (guitars, amps, keyboards, etc.). Backline (microphones and a drum
    set) will be provided by Mizner Park Amphitheater.
  • Each band will have 5 minutes to set up approximately 15 minutes to perform.
  • Only the band members listed on the registration form will be allowed on stage.
  • A panel of judges will score musicians on a point system.
  • The removal of clothing and the use of obscene language and gesture are prohibited and will result in the
    band being disqualified and escorted from the building.
  • All band members must sign a photo/video/voice release form.
  • All band members under 18 must have parent permission.
  • All band members must show up at 4 pm on June 7th for registration and sound check.
  • All completed applications (applications include the registration forms and release forms signed by a parent
    or guardian when applicable) must be received no later than April 30th
  • Mizner Park Amphitheater staff reserves the right to end a performance prematurely or remove the band
    from the lineup if the band does not fully comply with the rules.
  • Finalists will be required to be at the venue approximately 3 hours prior to doors opening to the public.

Do you have what it takes to win this Battle?  Apply now before it’s too late!

UPDATE: CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE WINNERS!

20+ Competition
The Cytokines
Coral Canyons
SpiderCherry
Del Pelson
Big City

Teen Competition
PEAR
Expressway to the Stars
Audio Crisis

More Information

www.myboca.us/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=491

www.facebook.com/events/1849979418447346/

 

Apr 152019
 
pineapple_grove

Come with us on a magical mystery tour and experience “Pineapple Grove Forever” at the inaugural Pineapple Grove Art & Music Fest on Thursday, April 25, 2019 in Downtown Delray Beach.  Discover hidden gems and experience the fun, local vibe of the Pineapple Grove Arts District neighborhood at this free-to-attend event from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. on NE 2nd Ave from Atlantic Avenue to NE 3rd St.

Pineapple Grove Art & Music Fest is a family-friendly, closed-street event celebrating the art and culture of this historic neighborhood.  Experience over 50 merchant and restaurant open house events, art exhibits, live demonstrations, music, games and more.  Participate in the merchant “Mystery Tour” with chances to win prizes at different locations throughout the event, take a photo on “Abbey Road,” check out the VDubs of Palm Beach VW Beetle display, and take part in the costume contests: Beatles look-a-like, 70s Attire, Pineapple Attire and Pet costumes.  Enjoy live Beatles music on three stages along NE 2nd Ave. with performances by the Jay Valor Band sponsored by Tin Roof, and Beat and Shout, The Norwegian Beatles, Troika Blu Young, Estefy Lennon, Summer in Winterland and Paul Davie Acoustic sponsored by Beatles on the Beach.

“Produced by the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority in conjunction with the Pineapple Grove Arts District neighborhood board and merchants, “Pineapple Grove Forever,” kicks off the International  Beatles on the Beach Festival being held from April 25-28 throughout Downtown Delray Beach, said Laura Simon, Executive Director, Delray Beach DDA, we invite you to join us for this fun celebration of art, music and the Pineapple Grove Arts District neighborhood.”

ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:

  • VDubs of Palm Beach
  • Merchant Open Houses & Art Exhibits including a Merchant “Mystery” Tour with awesome chances to win prizes at different locations throughout the event footprint!
  • Live Demonstrations, Wax Hands, a Caricaturist, Abbey Road Photo Op, Games & More
  • Beatles-Themed Barre Class at Barre Envy! Thursday, April 25th @ 6:15PM—Register HERE
  • 70s, Beatles Look-A-Like, Pineapple and Pet Costume Contests (Register before 7:15PM at an information tent)

Live Beatles and International music:

  • Beat & Shout
  • The Norwegian Brothers
  • Troika Blu Young
  • Estfy Lennon
  • Summer in Winterland
  • Paul Davie Acoustic
  • Jay Valor Band
  • Uke Society

Gold sponsors include Delray Beach Community Redevelopment AgencyCity of Delray BeachThe International Beatles On the Beach FestivalPosh Properties, VDubs of Palm Beach and Tin Roof.

For information please visit www.DowntownDelrayBeach.com/PGFest or call 561.243.1077.

 

MAP OF PINEAPPLE GROVE ARTS DISTRICT

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