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:

For more information and other events taking place at Old School Square, visit 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:


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:


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:


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

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

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 ~ Joey Gilmore Band (Blues)

July 5th ~ N2Nation (Motown)

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  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.

Starlight Musicals

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

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!


20+ Competition
The Cytokines
Coral Canyons
Del Pelson
Big City

Teen Competition
Expressway to the Stars
Audio Crisis

More Information


Mar 282018
NoBe Sunday Block Party

After 6 weeks of shutting down one direction of 33rd Street just off A1A in the North Beach (NoBe) area of Fort Lauderdale, one thing is for sure – it’s worth the trip! Unfortunately, April marks the final month for the City of Fort Lauderdale to shut down the westbound lane of 33rd street, home of Fishtales Restaurant & Nightclub, 33rd Street Wine Bar, Blue Jean Blues, The Dive Bar and many other bars and restaurants which make this the ideal place for a night out on the town. In addition to food and drinks being served right on the street, outside craft vendors and local artists are invited each week to show off their wares.  The highlight each Sunday afternoon from 4 to 8pm is the entertainment by some of south Florida’s favorite tribute bands.  They play on a stage location adjacent to Fishtales and the 33rd Street Wine Bar so you are only a few steps away from great food and beverages.  Watch the bands as the sun sets over the Fort Lauderdale skyline – it’s magnificent!

Check out the list of upcoming acts and make plans to join the party, or should we say “Block Party” this weekend!


April 1 – Solid Brass, tribute to Horn Bands of the 70’s and 80’s

April 8 – True Rumours, tribute to Fleetwood Mac

April 15 – After Midnight, tribute to Eric Clapton + warm up by Pure Heart (Heart Tribute)

April 22- Smooth, tribute to Santana with warm-up one-man band Billy Bones.

April 29 – Smokin’ and Renegade, tributes to Boston and Styx



February 10 – Pure Heart Band

February 17 – Elisa Rego Band

February 24 –  Stall 4 “Tribute to the 80s”



The NoBe Sunday block party ends at 8pm which coincides with the time that entertainment starts at many of the local bars and restaurants, so don’t pack up and leave without checking out the schedules indoors at neighboring venues where the fun continues till, at least, the midnight hour.

Parking is available nearby on neighboring streets.  Be prepared to pay the meters at a rate of $0.50/hour.

Follow updates via the Facebook event page.

More information including vendor contact information can be found at: