Feb 112020
 
Wellington Amphitheater

Every February, The Village of Wellington hosts two weekends filled with food trucks, live entertainment and music by some of the best tribute bands in all of South Florida during their annual Tribute Music & Food Truck Festival. Approximately 10 to 15 food trucks will attend every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night between February 13 and 22, 2020.  

Concert Schedule

Concerts begin at 7 PM

  • Thursday, February 13 – Ticket to the Moon (Electric Light Orchestra “ELO” Tribute)
  • Friday, February 14 – Kiss Alive  (Kiss Tribute)
  • Saturday, February 15 – Completely Unchained (Van Halen Tribute)
  • Thursday, February 20 – Almost Abba (Abba Tribute)
  • Friday, February 21 – The Long Run (Eagles Tribute)
  • Saturday, February 22 – Belladiva (Pop, R&B, Country & Disco)

*All events, dates and times are subject to change.

Participating Food Trucks Include:

  • Austin’s Franks
  • Bea’s Heavenly Wings
  • Best French Fries
  • Captain Lobster
  • Cheesezilla
  • Curbside Gourmet
  • Feel Good Foods
  • Food King
  • Ipek’s Wykked Kitchen
  • Jerk It Cuisine
  • Kona Ice
  • Meatheads BBQ
  • Melted Madness
  • Mix Masters
  • Natuurlik
  • Philly Grill
  • Sweet Cravings NY
  • Tacos Veracruz
  • The Greek
  • Waffle Wagon

MORE INFORMATION

Food Truck Hours:  5:00 pm – 9:30 pm Official event website: www.wellingtonfl.gov/Calendar.aspx?EID=749 Updates and discussion can be found on the official Facebook Event Page. Get event and weather updates by text or email, or download the FREE app! Visit the RainoutLine page.

Call 561-753-2484 for more information.

Jan 132020
 
Las Olas Oceanside Park

Fort Lauderdale Beach continues to make big moves as it embarks on the new year, starting 2020 on a proverbial high note with the return of the free-to-the-public Friday Night Sound Waves on Friday, January 24, 2020. Debuting at its new home at Las Olas Oceanside Park, located on the southwest corner of Las Olas and A1A, the series opens with South Florida’s preeminent R&B/Motown band, Pocket Change, and continues its run every Friday night from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM through June 26, 2020.

Should the new location, concert time, and scheduled summer break begin to signify a new direction, it is just the beginning of things to come. Entering its 5th year, the City of Fort Lauderdale Beach Improvement District, and organizers are expanding on the series success with the addition of two new markets, a weekly morning yoga program, monthly art classes, and exciting activations with the beach destinations’ highest-profile events.

“Our goal with Friday Night Sound Waves was to create a sense of community in an otherwise thought of tourist-centric destination, a place for locals and visitors to gather, meet and mingle and connect with music at the core,” noted event producer, Arianne Glassman, who along with support from the business community, is spearheading these efforts. “It is an exciting time on Fort Lauderdale Beach with the completion of the new park and garage, and apropos in 2020, we can see a clear vision for the future.”

Music & Makers Market

Leading off the activities on Friday night, a new Music & Makers Market will operate from 4 PM – 10 PM and provide beachgoers an opportunity to shop and engage with local artists displaying a mix of handmade and homemade goods. Acoustic musicians, live art, and street performances will provide pre-concert entertainment from 4 PM – 6 PM. Beachside restaurants participating in Picnics at the Park will rotate through on select evenings offering light fare and refreshments at 5 PM.

Farmers, Antiques, and Artisan Market

Saturday’s Farmers, Antiques, and Artisan Market brings a long-desired and unique amenity to Fort Lauderdale’s shoreline. Curated by The Market Company, South Florida’s oldest green market producer, the park’s perimeter will fill with an array of traditional market fare ranging from fresh produce, cheese, and baked items to plants, artisanal products and more, every Saturday from 9 AM – 4 PM. A list of weekly vendors will be visible at Facebook.com/oceansideparkmarket.

“We are delighted to be a part of the launch activities at Las Olas Oceanside Park and one of the very few fresh markets with an oceanfront view,” stated Claire Tomlin, Founder & CEO, The Market Company. “The whole community, both businesses, and the residents, have been extremely welcoming, and we look forward to bringing a unique market experience for all to enjoy.”

Rise and Shine

Complementing the Saturday Market, South Florida’s favorite beachside Yoga teacher Lisa Pumper and team will host a weekly Rise and Shine Yoga Fit for EveryBODY at 8:30 AM. The hour-long class welcomes all ages and levels to participate, with a suggested minimum donation of $5 or $10 to receive a MyFTLB discount card. Additionally, on select Saturday’s monthly Young at Art Museum will present their YAA-On-The-Go program, providing children and families a free drop-in art experience tailored to different monthly themes.

 

#SUPERNEWS

 Late December, the series caught the attention of the Miami Super Bowl Host Committee, which resulted in the sanctioning of a celebratory weekend, January 31 and February 1, 2020. Themed as Raised in the 9[54], the two-day, free-to-the-public Friday Night LIVE Concert from 4-10 PM and Saturday Family Fun Day from 9 AM – 4 PM, place focus on the strong ties Broward County has with the NFL.

“The concept for this weekend stemmed from the realization professional football, and Broward County have a solid connection,” stated Glassman. “Through Week 16 of the 2019 NFL season alone, 52 players are wearing an NFL jersey, representing players from 19 different Broward County High Schools and 24 NFL clubs. When we say the next 100 years of the NFL starts in the 954, it really does.”

Headlining Friday night’s Raised in the 9[54] Concert from 6:30 – 9:30 is the eight-member, high energy, Private Stock Band. The public is encouraged to come early to enjoy the Taste the Wave Tailgate Zone populated by area restaurants on the Las Olas Festival Street and enjoy performances by local High School bands. A special presentation to the 2019/20 Geico State and National Championship Football Team and St. Thomas Aquinas Raiders Coach Roger Harriott by sponsor, Florida Power & Light, Company, and City of Fort Lauderdale, will encompass the band break with a full-on half-time show.

Saturday’s daytime event turns its attention on tomorrow’s leaders on and off the field, with a full schedule of experiences taking place from 8:30 AM – 4 PM. Starting the day, across from the festival site at Las Olas & A1A, Lisa Pumper and the Yoga Community of South Florida along with organizers of the monthly Fort Lauderdale Beach Sweep will host a Rise & Shine Yoga Class from 8:30 – 9:30 AM and #SuperSweep from 9 – 11 AM.

Leading the Eat Right, Get Moving  initiative, South Florida based nutrition education and physical activity non-profit, FLIPANY, will present a range of activities from the NFL PLAY 60 athletic program with past and present NFL players. The group will also present a series of healthy Super Bowl snack cooking demonstrations and tastings with the Florida Dairy Farmers Association. Local businesses, including Ball Box, will host a tailgate game zone.

Sparking children’s creativity and team-building skills, Young At Art Museum’s YYA On-The-Go educators will host an interactive football-themed graffiti mural project, led by local artist Manish Patel (aka ish), and provide kids of all ages supplies to make and take game day crafts. Local High School Marching Bands, School of Rock, and teen-sensation DJ Smiley will provide a background beat to the FPL Lights, Camera, Selfie Station, Farmers Market, and Tailgate Food Court.

 

SEASON HIGHLIGHTS

Throughout the Friday Night Sound Waves season, pop-up events, such as the Valentine’s Day Vow Renewal (Feb 14) and Spring Solstice Wellness Day (March 21), will provide a little something extra for everyone. Expanded programming is planned for Pride of the Americas 2020 featuring bandleader and renowned percussionist, Tito Puente, Jr. (April 24), Fort Lauderdale Air Show Pilots Welcome Party (May 1) with a Tribute to Asbury Park performed by The Livesays, a special Mother’s Day Concert (May 8) with the ever-popular, School of Rock, and Memorial Day Weekend (May 22) concert featuring Classic Rock Therapy.

Widely recognized for the quality of artists and variety of music genres,  Friday Night Sound Waves line-up features favorite years-past performers along with new performers nominated by concertgoers who took part in an online poll.

BAND LINEUP FOR 2020 SEASON

Jan 24    Pocket Change

Jan 31    Private Stock – Part of Raised In The 9[54] Miami Super Bowl Host Committee Sanctioned Event

Feb 7     Sabor Latino

Feb 14   Reaxtion – Valentine’s Day Vow Renewal Ceremony and Concert

Feb 21   Mr Nice Guy

Feb 28   Goodnicks

Mar 6    Tasty Vibrations

Mar 13  Fireside Prophets

Mar 20  Spred The Dub

Mar 27  Sonlokos

Apr 3     Joel Da Silva + Friends

Apr 10   Big Harvest

Apr 17   Shane Duncan Band – Tortuga Music Festival Weekend

Apr 24   Tito Puente Jr. – Pride Of The Americas 2020 Twilight Concert

May 1    The Livesays – Official Air Show Performers Welcome Party

May 8    School Of Rock – Mother’s Day Weekend Concert

May 15 Khemistry

May 22 Classic Rock Therapy – Memorial Day Weekend Kick-Off Concert

May 29 The Wildfire Band

June 5   All Star Soul Band

June 12 Goro Castillo

June 19 Gypsy Lane

June 26 Valerie Tyson Band

PARKING

The nearest public parking garage is only a short walk away. Las Olas Parking Garage

For more parking information, visit: http://bit.ly/flbparking

MORE INFO

This family-friendly event, sponsored by the area businesses through a funding grant made possible by the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Beach Improvement District fund, is free to the public and open to all ages. For more information on Friday Night Sound Waves and Saturday Farmer’s, Antiques and Artisan Market, visit www.FridayNightSoundWaves.com and follow updates and announcements on the series social pages, Facebook and Instagram @soundwavesflb as well as www.MyFortLauderdaleBeach.com

 

Oct 022019
 
Rock the Park Plantation

The City of Plantation presents Rock the Park, a free concert series beginning Friday, November 1st, 2019 and continuing monthly until Friday, April 3rd, 2020 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

Location:

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 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: Fabulous Fleetwoods (South Florida’s longest running Rockin’ Blues Band)

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.

Jun 062019
 
July 3 Coconut Creek Fireworks

Celebrate Independence Day on Wednesday, July 3 at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek! The casino will host a liberty-imbued celebration in homage to America’s 243rd birthday, complete with festive food trucks, live musical entertainment, and a spectacular fireworks display by the world-famous Grucci of New York.

For the fourth year, the six-generation, family-owned Grucci of New York returns to Seminole Casino Coconut Creek. Holding Guinness World Records’ for “Largest Fireworks Display” and “Largest Pyrotechnic Image,” the Grucci’s are renowned for their jaw-dropping, dedicatory productions that include the last eight U.S. presidential inaugurations and the Lake Placid, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, and the Beijing Olympic Games.

Doors open at 7 p.m. and patriotic party-goers will be feted with alfresco dining options prepared by South Florida’s top food trucks, including Austin’s Franks, BC Tacos, Best French Fries, Che Grill, CheeseZilla, Churrasco Grill, Fresh Flavor Fusion, Meatheads BBQ, Mobile Culinary Kitchen, Monster Cone, Needa Pita, Nuts About Sugar, Tacos Veracruz, The Greek 15, and Virgo Bomb.

Local bands 56 Ace Band and Riverdown will host live outdoor and indoor concerts from 7-11 p.m. and a DJ will spin at Nectar from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m.

The evening culminates at 9 p.m. with a three-part, 18-minute pyrotechnic performance set to a playlist of independence-inspired melodies.

This is a complimentary event. In case of inclement weather, the festivities will be postponed to Thursday, July 4 at 9 p.m.

On July 4, from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m., Journey tribute band Never Stop Believin’ will perform the band’s greatest hits in the Nectar Lounge.

For more information, call (954) 977-6700 or visit CasinoCoco.com.

Seminole Casino Coconut Creek is located at 5550 NW 40th Street in Coconut Creek.