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.
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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:

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.

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 For information about the event and the top eight, visit

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:

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


Jul 102019

Local divers and fans of lobster will enjoy a series of events in and around Lauderdale by the Sea to celebrate the kickoff of lobster mini-season which officially begins after the stroke of midnight on Wednesday, July 24th and ends at midnight, Thursday, July 25th, 2019. The Town of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea celebrates Florida’s two-day lobster mini-season with a fun week of events, including the Great Florida Bug Hunt, a Mini-Season Kickoff Party at Plunge Beach Hotel, lobster chef competition and a free music concert to benefit Diveheart, a non-profit that teaches people with disabilities how to scuba dive, and much more!

Sponsored again by Reef Safe, this year’s event is from Tuesday, July 23, 2019, to Saturday, July 27, 2019, and features a free concert on July 27 to benefit Diveheart, a non-profit that teaches people with disabilities how to scuba dive.  In addition to great Reef Safe sun care products, participating divers can win $15,000 in cash and dive gear prizes and trips.

Unlike the Keys, divers during lobster mini-season, divers are permitted to night dive for lobsters and bag up to 12 bugs per day!

You can find the latest lobster mini-season regulations at Florida Fish and Wildlife.

Online registration opens on June 1, 2019. The contest fee is $20. Divers receive a BugFest Goody Bag and BugFest T-shirt.

BugFest 2019 events

  • Tuesday, July 23rd, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. – Free Bug Hunting Seminar with “Chiefy” at Plunge Beach Hotel (4660 El Mar Dr., Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, FL 33308). Celebrate with live music by The Scuba Cowboy, appearances by ScubaRadio mermaids, fresh bites and free locally-crafted draft beer for the first one hundred people to sign in.
  • Wednesday, July 24th – Catch & Cook at the Sands Marina & Resort in Pompano Beach
  • Thursday, July 25th, 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – Free BugFest Lobster Chef Competition  diver awards and a speed painting performance by Dale Henry. at the Beach Pavilion/Ocean Plaza where Commercial Boulevard means the ocean.
  • Thursday, July 25th, 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. – Free BugFest Mini-Season Diver Awards Party at the Beach Pavilion/Ocean Plaza.
  • Friday, July 26th, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. – Free Florida Reef Fish ID Presentation at Jarvis Hall in Lauderdale by the Sea.
  • Saturday, July 27th, 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. – Free Anglin’s Pier Clean-Up Dive with Gold Coast Scuba and PADI’s Project Aware, followed by a free barbecue at Ocean Treasures Hotel on El Mar Drive.
  • Saturday, July 27th, 6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. BugFest concludes on Saturday night with an evening of live music in Anglin’s Square to benefit Diveheart, a non-profit that teaches people with disabilities how to scuba dive. Bands scheduled to play this free concert include Weedline, The Capricorn Blues Band, The Coppertones and Wolfhawk. $20 raffle tickets will benefit Diveheart. Prizes include a 2-Night Stay at the Hilton Bimini with round trip ferry transportation; a week-long liveaboard trip with Scuba Adventures on Blackbeard Cruise to the Bahamas Out Islands; a Hollis Wrist Dive Computer, and other prizes. This is the third annual concert BugFest has held for Diveheart.

A number of other events, including beach diving clinics and photo contests are also free.

More Information

Details and registration available online at:

Event updates and discussion can be found at:

If you still have questions about BugFest, call Steve at (954) 640-4209 or e-mail [email protected].

Jun 282019
United We Rock 4th of July

There are independence day celebrations going on in almost every town throughout south Florida, however, only a select few put the effort to support our thirst for live music.  That’s why we focus on 4th of July celebrations that include one or more bands, many local and some well known national recording artists with free outdoor concerts prior to the traditional display of fireworks.  Our annual guide to July 4th events spans from Fort Lauderdale to West Palm Beach divided between Broward and Palm Beach counties.


City of Margate July 4th Celebration 2019  (parade at 9am, pool party at 1pm, concert with Roll the Stones 6pm)
City of Deerfield Beach July 4th Celebration 2019 (multiple bands from Noon till 9pm beachfront)
City of Fort Lauderdale 4th of July Spectacular 2019 (kids zone, eating contests, live music by Brass Evolution and Lee Greenwood on Fort Lauderdale beach from Noon-9pm)
4th of July Star-Spangled Spectacular Celebration on Hollywood Beach (Head to the Hollywood Beach Theater starting at 5pm with DJ Music and entertainment starting at 5pm followed by a Performance by 13th Army Band, Florida National Guard at 7:45 and Fireworks at 9pm)
City of Pompano Beach Fireworks Extravaganza 2019 (tribute to Southern Rock by Southern Blood starting at 5pm followed by “Vinyl”, a top 40’s band at the Fishing Pier)
City of Pembroke Pines Independence Day Celebration (Live Music by The Clique begins at 6pm, a Pie Eating Contest, Rides for Kids and Fireworks at 9pm.)
City of Sunrise 4th of July Parade, Concerts and Fireworks 2019 (Parade 9am-Noon, Concerts featuring The Rock Show and Inner Circle starting at 5pm at the BB&T Center parking lot).
Town of Davie 4th of July Celebration 2019 (live music by Sucker Punch country and Breeze classic rock starting at 6pm, cake cutting ceremony at 7:30pm.  NO FIREWORKS – Only a high vantage point to see area fireworks).
City of Tamarac All American Celebration (Kids area, entertainment by The Jam Band at Tamarac Sports Complex)


4th of July Celebration in Lake Worth 2019 (Parade, River Raft Race, 4 bands including Thirty Hertz, Hot Pink and Patrick & The Swayzees, followed by Fireworks)
Village of Royal Palm Beach 4th of July Celebration 2019 (Kids Fun Zone, Tributes to Bruce Springsteen and Lynyrd Skynyrd, starts at 4pm at Commons Park)
Abacoa Town Center 4th of July Block Party (Town Center Block Party with Kids activities starting at 4:30pm, Kenny Chesney Tribute concert 7-9pm)
Delray Beach 4th of July Celebration 2019  (Beach activities start at 8am, DJ at 5:30pm, National recording artist MAX at 8pm)
West Boca 12th Annual 4th of July Celebration (Entertainment by Havoc-305, Gates open at 5:30pm at Sunset Cove Amphitheater)
Red White & Blue with a Waterfront View in Boynton Beach (highlights include Hydroflight Show at 6:30 pm followed by live music by Sub Groove Band and Steel Away at Intracoastal Park)
United We Rock at Fish Depot Bar & Grill in Boynton Beach (Free BBQ and more than 20 Bands and musicians playing from Noon till midnight including Mason Pace, Patti Russo, Urge, Audio Crisis, Stone Lace, Kayla Kuecha, The Rock Doctors, Pear, Deecode, Manhattan Project, Static, Exigent, Chuck and Fun size Duo, Square One, Static, Stir it up and More!)

Please be sure to read all the details by clicking on links above, especially when it comes to parking since not all events have spots on site and may require taking a shuttle bus. 

Before and After Parties

In addition to the events above, many local bars and restaurants will be hosting before and after fireworks parties.  You’ll find details on our live music calendars below:

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