Weekend Concierge

Oct 022019
Rock the Park Plantation

The City of Plantation presents Rock the Park, a free concert series beginning Friday, November 1st and continuing monthly until Friday, April 3rd at Plantation Central Park. All bands will begin at 7pm and end around 10pm. Food trucks will open their windows to the public starting at 6 PM so you can dine and watch the concert at the same time. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome and kids can run around on the ball fields as there will be plenty of room for everyone and this is a family friendly event.


Monthly Entertainment Schedule

November 1st 2019 – The Wolfepak Band, a virtual powerhouse of musical genius, faithfully replicating Grammy and Hall of Fame hits in rock, jazz, funk, and blues

December 6th, 2019 – The Long Run tribute to The Eagles

January 3rd, 2020 –  Chain Reaction  tribute to Journey.

February 7th, 2020 – “Classic Rock Therapy” aka CRT covers favorite rock n roll from the 60’s to today.

March 6th, 2020  – The Valerie Tyson Band covers of favorite Dance, Top-40, and R&B Bands.

April 3rd, 2020 – Across the Universe  pays tribute to the music of  the Beatles, Wings, and selected works from the solo careers of The Fab Four.

For more information call 954-452-2510, www.plantation.org

Follow discussion and updated via Facebook @plantationparks


All concerts are scheduled to take place at Plantation Central Park located at 600 Central Park Drive, Plantation, FL 33324

Rock the Park Plantation

Sep 172019
brothers united garlic fest
The South Florida Garlic Fest is putting its 21st anniversary music lineup in the people’s hands. For twenty-one years, Garlic Fest has brought hundreds of local, national and international performers to grace the stages of “The Best STINKIN’ Party in South Florida”. This year they are asking their social media fans to pick who they want to see perform.
The producers of the Garlic Fest are holding a social media contest to determine the two-day festival’s entertainment schedule. The winning band will have the opportunity to open for the national act performer on Saturday night of the festival. The runners-up will be scheduled to perform throughout the two-day festival. Bands of all genres and from all over are welcome to enter.
“We’ve never done anything like this before” says Nancy Stewart, Executive Director of Festival Management Group, the producers of the Garlic Fest. Garlic Fest has been a launching point for many big name performers, according to Stewart, “bands have told us time and time again how Garlic Fest launched their career.”
Garlic Fest has always been about giving back to the community. The festival relies on volunteer organizations to staff the event, donating over $610,000 in the last 21 years.
“We’d like to be able to give a local band the chance to perform in front of our fans and our national acts.” Says Lindi DiMaio, Marketing and Communications Director at Festival Management Group.
To enter the contest bands must submit a video of a performance. The deadline is Monday, September 30th.  Out of all the submissions, the top ten bands will be chosen by a select Garlic Fest committee. On Oct. 1, the Garlic Fest will post the top ten band videos on their social media platforms. The band with the most likes on their video’s post, wins.
For more information, please visit: https://garlicfestfl.com/battle-of-the-bands-contest/


Garlic Fest is a popular food and entertainment two-day festival that features national act entertainment, Gourmet Alley food area with over 100 garlic laced menu items, a large children’s amusement area with rides, hundreds of art and craft vendors and full liquor bars. Founded by a group of local folks looking to establish a fund-raising source for local non-profit organizations, the event relies on volunteer organizations to staff the event.
Sep 102019
old school square

Old School Square welcomes concert-goers of all ages to experience live music under the stars in downtown Delray Beach. Every Friday night from October 2019 to January 2020, downtown Delray Beach patrons can enjoy a free concert at Old School Square’s outdoor Pavilion.  Dozens of adventurous bands, ensembles and soloists are scheduled to participate in the Free Friday Night Concert Series. A total of 18 free concerts include a range of music from a variety of genres and ages.

Doors open at 6 PM and all concerts start at 7:30 PM. Concert-goers should bring low-back lawn chairs and/or blankets for seating. A limited number of chairs will be also be available to rent for a $5.00 fee.  Outside alcoholic beverages or coolers are prohibited. A full bar and concessions will be onsite providing food and drinks for purchase.

2019 – 2020 Free Friday Night Concert Series Lineup

OCT. 4: Simply TINA – Tribute Band (Tina Turner tribute)

OCT. 11: Remix (Top 40)

OCT. 18: TK Blu (Soul, Motown of 60s, 70s, 80s)

OCT. 25: Chain Reaction (Journey Tribute)

NOV. 1: VAM Band (Funk, pop/top 40, R&B, Soul, Motown)

NOV. 8: The Wolfepak Band (Classic Rock, Jazz, Blues, Funk)

NOV. 15: Entourage (Top 40)

NOV. 22: Turnstiles – The Ultimate Tribute to the Music of Billy Joel

NOV. 29: Fab Fleetwoods (Fleetwood Mac tribute)

DEC. 6: JM and The Sweets (South Florida Soul)

DEC. 13: The Clique Band (Top 40, Decades)

DEC. 20: Higher Ground (Top 40)

DEC. 27: Valerie Tyson Band (Dance, Top 40, R&B)

JAN. 3: Artikal Sound System (Reggae)

JAN. 10: Orange Sunshine (60’s hits)

JAN. 17: Classic Rock Therapy – CRT (Classic Rock)

JAN. 24: SpiderCherry (Rock and Roll)

JAN. 31: Vinyl


Old School Square Mission Statement

Old School Square is a 501(c3) registered non-profit cultural arts organization whose mission is to be the community’s cultural center and gathering place for enriching the lives of all people by providing a total arts experience through visual and performing arts, education, and entertainment, while preserving our National Historic Site.

More Information

A full schedule can also be found online at: https://oldschoolsquare.org/free-friday-concerts/.

For more information and other events taking place at Old School Square, visit OldSchoolSquare.org or call (561) 243–7922 ext. 1.

For concert updates/weather-related cancellations, follow Old School Square Pavilion on Facebook.

Sep 082019
halfway to st patricks day

When it comes to reasons for celebrating with food and drinks at your local pub, there’s nothing better than the annual St Patrick’s Day Celebrations.  Well, some people just can’t wait till March 17, 2020 and that’s why several area pubs will be doing it twice this year with the unofficial Halfway to Patty’s Day celebrations taking place sometime in the middle of September 2019. Here’s our rundown of 5 places we found in and around Fort Lauderdale:

1. Tailgators Sports Bar & Grille in Deerfield Beach

Celebrate Halfway to St Patty’s Day this September 17th at Deerfield Beach’s newest non-smoking venue for live entertainment, large screens to watch your favorite sports, great food and a full service bar.  Tailgators Sports Bar & Grille will not be outdone when it comes to celebrating this made-up holiday.  There will be Free Corned Beef and Cabbage for all customers while supplies last, a St Patty’s Day dinner menu, Guinness drink specials, Green Beer, Promotional giveaways, Bagpipers and live music by The incredible Rogue Theory Band!

Party Starts: 3pm  Live Music: 5-9pm

Tailgators Sports Bar & Grille is located at 1825 W. Hillsboro Blvd. on the corner of Military Trail.

tailgators st pats day

2. St Pat’s Irish Pub in Deerfield Beach

St Pats Irish PubEveryone is invited to celebrate the official Grand Opening of St Pat’s Irish Pub at The Cove in Deerfield Beach with a Ribbon Cutting ceremony attended by the honorable Mayor, deputy Mayor and a city commissioner on Saturday September 14 at 3:30pm.  The ceremony will be followed by a celebration with Irish food, Guinness beer specials all day long and an Irish/folk/Americana music by the “Just like we practiced “ band at 4pm. 🍀

Celebrations continue Sunday night with the Dusty Road Rangers playing a blend of Americana, bluegrass, old time, folk and Celtic music.

Stop by and play corn hole, ping pong, pool, golden tee, pacman, darts, and participate in special giveaways all weekend long.  St Pat’s Irish Pub is located in The Cove Shopping Center in what was formerly the American Rock Bar & Grill, 1600 E. Hillsboro Blvd.


3. The Field Irish Pub in Fort Lauderdale

Celebrate (almost) Halfway to St Patrick’s Day Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 6:30 PM – 9 PM with Ian Millar from The Irish Rovers at The Field Irish Pub & Eatery. This special solo show will have lots of Irish favorites, stories and great craic!

Call for Dinner Reservations (954) 964-5979

More info at: http://thefieldfl.com/ian-millar-from-the-irish-rovers/


4. The Dubliner Irish Pub in Boca Raton

Kicking off  Thursday, September 19 at 4 PM and running all the way past midnight, The Dubliner Irish Pub in Mizner Park will be practically giving away beer with 99¢ Guinness, live Irish music by Walt Rooney, Guinness Girls and more all night long.

Follow updates and discussion via Facebook event page: www.facebook.com/events/1355521494613223/


5. Galuppi’s Restaurant & Patio Bar in Pompano Beach

randi fishenfeld st patFriday, September 13th marks the return of this year’s St Patrick’s Day headliner Wildfire Band to Galuppi’s in Pompano Beach.  The band, best known for their dancing and prancing violinist, Randi Fishenfeld, promises to play both their usual eye popping array of well known songs performed in their own special style as well as a few Irish throwbacks to March 17th. We suggest you get there early and take advantage of happy hour 2 for 1 drinks from 4-7 with some acoustic covers  of U2, Van Morrison and Dropkick Murphy by Gregg Buscaglia at the patio-bar. Indulge in their Friday Fish & Chips  special for only $9.99 with drink purchase (ask for the Fish Fry). You’ll love the view of the sunset as the The Wildfire Band gets started at 7:30.

Seating is available on a first come first served basis however a limited number of tables may be reserved ahead of time for a small additional charge by calling (954) 785-0226 and asking for a “band box”.

Follow updates and discussion via Facebook event page: www.facebook.com/events/435109507097526/


6. JD’s Bar & Lounge in Coral Springs

Celebrate co-owner Karen’s birthday the good ole Irish wayon Saturday September 21st. Corned beef and cabbage, shepherd’s pie, bagpipes and so much more beginning at 3pm. Spin the wheel of fortune, benefitting “The Newman’s “. Be here or turn into a leprechaun! Live music by The Regs at 9:30pm.

Jul 242019
Boca Chamber Festival Days

Boca Chamber Festival Days is the Boca Chamber’s annual outreach to the non-profit community. During the month of August, non-profit Chamber Members join forces with for-profit Chamber Members to hold events with a goal of raising awareness and funds for the non-profit member’s philanthropic efforts all month long. Events range from small to large, taking place almost every day of the month, at various locations throughout the city of Boca Raton.  A list of events are summarized below with more details available on the Boca Raton Chamber website as well as those of the supporting organizations for individual events.

Thursday, August 1st, a combination of audience votes and judges’ selections will determine three finalists who will perform to see who will be chosen as this year’s “Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl Idol.”  The winner will be honored to sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” at FAU Stadium on Saturday, Dec. 21 for the opening ceremonies of the Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl.  Admission to the August 1 live performance event is $35 per person and includes food and beverages. Proceeds from the event will benefit Spirit of Giving’s Back to School Bash. Tickets may be purchased through Spirit of Giving atwww.spiritofgivingnetwork.com/bocabowlidol. For information about the event and the top eight, visit www.cheribundibocaratonbowl.com.

The showcase of local talent continues on Monday, August 5th when Crazy Uncle Mike’s hosts this year’s “Boca’s Got Talent,” sponsored by Laureen Pannullo (Confident Bookkeeping Services), and John McClaskie (Leading Edge Mortgage Corp). The event will feature local professionals who sing, dance and perform other unique acts to benefit the Faulk Center for Counseling–a nonprofit mental health organization, providing free and low-cost mental health counseling to uninsured and underserved individuals in our community. Admission is $35 per person and includes both one drink and appetizers and can be purchased via online donation to the center.

Boca Chamber Festival Days 2019

July 27 Community Back to School Bash (Spirit of Giving)
August 1 Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl Idol (Spirit of Giving)
August 5 Boca’s Got Talent (Faulk Center for Counseling)
August 7 8th Annual FondueRaiser (Lynn Cancer Institute/League of Ribbons)
August 8 Soleil Warriors (Connected Warriors)
August 10 Guided Tour of historic Boca Raton Resort (BR Historical Society & Museum)
August 12 Back The Blue (Boca Raton Police Foundation)
August 13 Feed Your Funny Bone (Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services)
August 14 Bingo for a Cause (AACY)
August 16 Caribbean Dreamin’ (Be Like Brit)
August 17 Big Fall Kickoff (YMCA)
August 18 Beer & Bingo Bash (ChildNet)
August 19 Margarita Monday (KidSafe Foundation)
August 20 Midsummer “Cosmos” Party (Boca Raton Museum of Art)
August 22 Cruise on Land (Edgewater at Boca Pointe-ACTS)
August 23 Battle of the Bartenders (Best Foot Forward)
August 24 Guided Tour of historic Boca Raton Resort (BR Historical Society & Museum)
August 25 Bowling for Bread (Boca Helping Hands)
August 26 Sips & Sushi (Place of Hope)
August 27 Lip Sync Battle (Nat King Cole Generation Hope, Inc.)
August 28 Taste of the City (FAU’s Center for Autism & Related Disabilities)

Please help us get the word out about these great events for a good cause!

For more details on these and other Boca Chamber Events, visit the events calendar at: www.bocaratonchamber.com

Jul 152019

Westfield Broward is proud to present Westfield Walls, an interactive art experience, featuring an urban street art lounge, live performances, art demonstrations, family-friendly art workshops and audience giveaways. The mall’s indoor art transformation is in partnership with ArtServe, a Broward-based, non-profit organization that empowers local artists and cultural entities to achieve their vision, improve the cultural fabric of our community, and discover innovations in the arts.

Admission to Westfield Walls is free and open to the public on Saturdays, July 27, August 3 and August 10, from noon to 4 p.m., in the mall’s Center Court. The immersive art experience highlights a new breed of street art that will encourage the local community to both discover and exercise their artistic excellence.

Westfield Broward Mall is located at 8000 W. Broward Blvd., Plantation, FL 33388

Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/DWNz2VA6MLSTWzbx6