Jun 172019
Rock the Dock shooters

Shooters Waterfront will be kicking off its 5th Annual Rock the Dock concert series on Saturday, July 20th with a line-up of outdoor musical performances hosted at the popular waterfront restaurant overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway. Guests will enjoy specially themed musical celebrations of rock n roll including southern rock, the best of the 80’s and classic rock on outdoor stages hosted by popular South Florida cover bands in addition to food and drink specials throughout the day-long celebrations.

The summer soiree will take place on Shooters Waterfront’s lawn and the party will span the venue’s 4,000+ sq. ft. of picturesque waterfront space, offering a scenic location, valet parking and 340 feet of dockage for guests to arrive by land or sea.

Fifth Annual Rock the Dock Concert Schedule

Saturday, July 20, 2019 – Southern Rock themed
● ShovelHead – 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
● Southern Blood – 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Saturday, August 31, 2019 – Classic Rock themed (70’s and 80’s)
● The Livesays – 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
● Mr. Nice Guy – 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Saturday, September 28, 2019 – 80’s themed (“new wave”, Top-40)
● Rubixx – 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
● Stereotomy – 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.


The Rock the Dock concert series at Shooters Waterfront is free and open to the public. In addition to a multi-story parking lot across the street, valet parking is available. Guests are welcome to arrive by land or sea. For reservations, please call (954) 566-2855.

About Shooters Waterfront:

Shooters Waterfront proudly embodies the memories and historic spirit of good times, great food and incredible views of the Intracoastal Waterway.  After the 2014 remodel, Shooters reemerged as a destination restaurant with a modern look and new menu serving as Ft.
Lauderdale’s best take on waterfront dining. The new ownership has successfully revitalized the restaurant while preserving Shooters’ one-of-a-kind atmosphere that loyal customers have come to know and love. From the sophisticated outside lounge to the contemporary dining room accompanied by three state-of-the-art bars, patrons can enjoy scenic Intracoastal Waterway views from day into night. The restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner, with a popular weekend brunch on Saturday and Sunday (dogs welcome).

More information

Visit online at http://shooterswaterfront.com or call (954) 566-2855

Address: Shooters Waterfront
3003 NE 32nd Ave. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308

Rock the Dock shooters

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.

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.


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.

You might also be interested in:

  • 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.

Starlight Musicals

May 092019
chucho valdez

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




Chucho Valdés: Jazz Batá



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


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.