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!


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Apr 152019

Come with us on a magical mystery tour and experience “Pineapple Grove Forever” at the inaugural Pineapple Grove Art & Music Fest on Thursday, April 25, 2019 in Downtown Delray Beach.  Discover hidden gems and experience the fun, local vibe of the Pineapple Grove Arts District neighborhood at this free-to-attend event from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. on NE 2nd Ave from Atlantic Avenue to NE 3rd St.

Pineapple Grove Art & Music Fest is a family-friendly, closed-street event celebrating the art and culture of this historic neighborhood.  Experience over 50 merchant and restaurant open house events, art exhibits, live demonstrations, music, games and more.  Participate in the merchant “Mystery Tour” with chances to win prizes at different locations throughout the event, take a photo on “Abbey Road,” check out the VDubs of Palm Beach VW Beetle display, and take part in the costume contests: Beatles look-a-like, 70s Attire, Pineapple Attire and Pet costumes.  Enjoy live Beatles music on three stages along NE 2nd Ave. with performances by the Jay Valor Band sponsored by Tin Roof, and Beat and Shout, The Norwegian Beatles, Troika Blu Young, Estefy Lennon, Summer in Winterland and Paul Davie Acoustic sponsored by Beatles on the Beach.

“Produced by the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority in conjunction with the Pineapple Grove Arts District neighborhood board and merchants, “Pineapple Grove Forever,” kicks off the International  Beatles on the Beach Festival being held from April 25-28 throughout Downtown Delray Beach, said Laura Simon, Executive Director, Delray Beach DDA, we invite you to join us for this fun celebration of art, music and the Pineapple Grove Arts District neighborhood.”


  • VDubs of Palm Beach
  • Merchant Open Houses & Art Exhibits including a Merchant “Mystery” Tour with awesome chances to win prizes at different locations throughout the event footprint!
  • Live Demonstrations, Wax Hands, a Caricaturist, Abbey Road Photo Op, Games & More
  • Beatles-Themed Barre Class at Barre Envy! Thursday, April 25th @ 6:15PM—Register HERE
  • 70s, Beatles Look-A-Like, Pineapple and Pet Costume Contests (Register before 7:15PM at an information tent)

Live Beatles and International music:

  • Beat & Shout
  • The Norwegian Brothers
  • Troika Blu Young
  • Estfy Lennon
  • Summer in Winterland
  • Paul Davie Acoustic
  • Jay Valor Band
  • Uke Society

Gold sponsors include Delray Beach Community Redevelopment AgencyCity of Delray BeachThe International Beatles On the Beach FestivalPosh Properties, VDubs of Palm Beach and Tin Roof.

For information please visit www.DowntownDelrayBeach.com/PGFest or call 561.243.1077.

You might also be interested in reading: International Beatles on the Beach comes to Delray Beach


Mar 272019
Wine and Food Festival

For over two decades, guests have strolled the famous Las Olas Boulevard in April for one special evening of charitable fun as the American Lung Association (ALA) hosts one of the premiere wine and food festivals of South Florida – and it’s back again! Get ready to indulge in the best eateries of Greater Fort Lauderdale and its surrounding areas paired with samplings from international wineries at the 24th Annual Las Olas Wine and Food Festival this coming Friday, April 5, 2019 from 7:30-10:30 PM.

Presented by New Amsterdam Vodka, J Vineyards, Woodford Reserve and Breakthru Beverage, the 2019 Las Olas Wine and Food Festival will entertain thousands of foodies with 50+ selected restaurants, over 30 international wineries showcasing 200+ wines, live music, DJ’s, dancing, and incredible interactive experiences for VIP guests. Best of all, the entire evening works to fight against the third leading cause of death in the United States, Lung Cancer with 100% of proceeds benefiting ALA South Florida.

Committee chair, Katie Leibick, Director of Event Management at Breakthru Beverage, is back again along with her new co-chair, Ina Lee of Travel Host, who are both ready to top last year’s event with even more new and exciting elements for guests to enjoy. With ALL ticket holders enjoying VIP access, simply flashing #LOWFF’s signature wine-holder-necklace credentials gains them access into the VIP Lounges placed along each intersection PLUS all luxury tasting pavilions decadently designed on each Las Olas block. Wine and food tasting “Neighborhood Pavilions” will transport guests through the best of Greater Fort Lauderdale’s communities as guests experience the very best of our restaurants along with pairing wines.


Tickets are available for $150 and are 100% all-inclusive. Special discount promotions are available throughout the upcoming months, so it is suggested to purchase early before specials (and tickets) run out.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.lasolaswff.com or via Eventbrite.

Registration Information
Tickets can be redeemed for entry wristbands at 2 registration locations:
1. SE 6th Ave and Las Olas Blvd
2. SE 10th Ave and Las Olas Blvd

Discover interactive sponsor experiences along each side street including:

  • DJ Mike Cruz from HITS 97.3 on the main stage
  • The New Amsterdam Rhythm & Vine and Red Bull lounge will feature different DJs throughout the night
  • FUSIK Band at Woodford Reserve Stache Speakeasy lounge
  • Celebrity Cruises will be host to fan favorite SILENT DISCO featuring Silent Party USA


This year’s Las Olas Wine and Food Festival is hosted by Las Olas Association, Las Olas Company, Amerant, Celebrity Cruises, and Cadillac, so guests should get ready to sip, sample, mix, mingle, and CELEBRATE throughout our five blocks of fun!

Support of this event will assist in funding research and educational programming for the ALA. Join us on Friday, April 5th as we provide a “breath of fresh air” for the culinary inclined.

For a complete lineup of events and ticket information, visit www.lasolaswff.com or call (954) 727-0907. Be sure to follow the event on social media for specials and giveaways at @LasOlasWFF. Facebook event page can be found at: www.facebook.com/events/799425217068854/

Mar 152019
St Patrick's Day

St Patrick’s Day will be celebrated with live music all over south Florida, from local bars and restaurants to block parties covering several blocks.  Weekend Broward covers it all from Fort Lauderdale to West Palm Beach.  We reviewed our live music calendars for Broward and Palm Beach and sorted it all out for you, city by city to make it easy for you to find live entertainment nearest you on Sunday, March 17, 2019.



Sucker Punch (Country) at Cagney’s Saloon


Steeltown Religion at Margaritaville Restaurant

The Click Band at The Hollywood Beach Theater

Visions (reggae) Band and DJ Radcliffe at 5 O’Clock Somewhere Bar & Grill


Fort Lauderdale

Mr. Nice Guy at Downtowner Saloon

Nyne2Five and The Baron Sisters at Shooters Waterfront

Eclipse at Flossie’s Bar & Grill

Jason K and Signal Fire at Bahia Mar

Celebrate the craic on St. Patrick’s Day like the Irish at Waves Rooftop Pool Bar & Grill. Indulge in some Irish fare and drink specials including green beer from 11 AM – 6 PM. From 1-4 PM Enjoy beer sampling from Wynwood Brewing Company, if you’re not into beer that’s okay! Blue Chair Bay Rum will be sampling their New Spiced Rum and passing out samples of Waves’ signature cocktail “Lime in the Coconut”. Red Bull will keep your energy levels high throughout the day. You’ll need it as Live Music starts at 1 PM with Jason K and Signal Fire!

Sippin’ Fire at Lulu’s Bait Shack

Fishtales on 33rd

4-7pm Roy Michaels
5-9pm Southern Blood “Tribute to Southern Classic Rock” (outdoor stage)
10pm – 1am DJ Flipside

Lauderdale by the Sea

Stevan Carter at Aruba Beach Café

Big Rock Band at Village Grille

Oakland Park 

Rock Candy at Tatts & Tacos

2nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Block Party brought to you by Holy Mackerel Small Batch Beers at Tatts & Tacos in Oakland Park this Sunday March 17th 2pm+ sponsored by Gourmet Truck Expo, Stillhouse, Stone Brewing, Coppertail Brewing and Biscayne Bay Brewing.


Pompano Beach

BombShell at Brendan’s Sport Pub

Smokin’ Aces at Briny Irish Pub

Fusion Band at Sands Harbor

Walt Rooney & Joe Dougherty (Irish Music) at Briny Irish Pub

Just Mitch, Bill Cerny, North End Rockers at Kings Head Pub

ST PATRICK’S DAY at Galuppi’s

12-3 pm Lane “Duffy” Braden
1:30 pm Kelley Irish Step Dancers
3-6 pm Scott “McSorley” Avery
4pm House of Winston Bagpipes and drums
4:30pm Kelley Irish Step Dancers
6:30 pm -10:30pm The Wildfire Band

Lighthouse Point

ST PATRICK’S DAY at Packy’s Sports Pub

12:00 PM- 3:00 PM Bangers and Mash
4:00 PM-8:00 PM  Echoes of Erin
9:00 PM – 1:00 AM Bounce
3:00 PM -10:00 PM DJ Subjective

Coconut Creek

Mickey Rickshaw at Nectar Lounge

Furious George at Sunset Grill

Coral Springs

22 North at Lefty’s Tavern and Grille

FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS at The Walk on University

11:00 am – 12:30 pm Last Flight Out – Big Band
12:30 pm – 1:00 pm Pipe and Drums
1:15 pm – 2:45 pm Son-Calidad – Latin Music
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Motown Magic

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St Patricks Day festival

St Patricks Day 2019 block party


Boca Raton

St. Patrick’s Day Block Party at Dubliner Irish Pub

The Dubliner’s St. Patrick’s Day Block Party starts on Sunday, March 17th and goes until the wee hours of Monday. Start celebrating early on Saturday with our Pre Saint Paddy’s Party Special with DJ Zaga at 4pm and be sure to schedule the day off on Monday! Live Entertainment with Irish Cloggers at at 2:45pm, Black Thorne Pipe Band at 5pm, Walt Rooney Irish Folk at 11:30 am, Poor Life Decisions at 3pm, Fiesta Bob Band at 6pm and Axcents at 8pm. The event is Kid Friendly with Face Painting, and Insane Balloon Magician Karl Koppertop. We’ll be serving a Traditional Irish Buffet featuring the best corned beef and cabbage, bangers and mash and shepherd’s pie in town!

Rogue Theory at O’Connors Pub

Live music with Rogue Theory from 12:30-3:30 Coral Springs Pipes and Drums at 4:30 Green Beer Shot Specials Happy Hour Corn Beef and Cabbage Corn Hole Games Outside

The Irishmen Pub

 Echoes of Erin (11am-3pm) Uproot Hootenanny (4pm-8pm) and Just Like We Practiced (8pm-Midnight). Green Beer, Guinness, Tully, Jameson, Car Bombs, and more to drink from 8am-2am!

It Takes Two at Pavilion Grille

Delray Beach

A Good Rosé at Dada

Jeffrey James Harris Trio at Deck 84

Piro Power Trio at Johnnie Brown’s

Tim Finnegans Irish Pub

9:00am – 11am Irish Breakfast Served
1:00pm – Live Music with Kathy Durkin & Andreas Durkin
3:30pm – Aranmore Academy of Irish Dance
5:30pm – Live Music with Bangers n’ Mash

Boynton Beach

Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals at The Venu  (Ticketed Event)

Joel Da Silva at Fish Depot Bar & Grill

Lake Worth 

Summer Gil and Spred the Dub at Mathews Brewing

Mike Hill Duo at Rhum Shak

Downtown at Brogues Downunder

Riviera Beach

Adam Jason & Sean Hanley & Neil “Toots” Franklyn at Johnny Longboats

West Palm Beach

O’Shea’s St. Patrick’s Day Festival

Dancers from Aranmore Academy of Irish Dance 4pm 16th and 2.30pm 17th March! Bagpipers from Palm Beach Pipes & Drums in the afternoon. Kids Zone Irish Fest Kids Zone ‘PADDYpalooza’ with Rythym and Hues!

Copper Blues/City Place

Join us in CityPlace for the first annual Jamo-Crawl 2019. It’s is FREE to everyone that pre-registers and each person will get 4 FREE Jameson shots with a Jameson collectors shot glass along the way! Each venue will have Irish Fare, Leprechauns Live Music and more! Register now because it will be limited to the first 500 people that sign up!

Check in will be from 11AM till 2PM at Copper Blues where you will receive your bracelet for drinks and shot glass. Venues included: Copper Blues, Cabo Flats, Blue Martini and Brother Jimmy’s.

To get your FREE tickets visit: http://citrine.electrostub.com


Beach Boys & Beatles Tribute at the Double Roads Tavern

Exmag at Guanabanas Island Restaurant & Bar

Find showtimes for many of these events on our live music calendars:

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Mar 012019

Join us for a new kind of combo! A Taste of Jazz at Bailey Contemporary Arts will feature entertaining and educational encounters with the musical genre, accompanied by wine tastings located in an intimate art gallery setting. The introduction to jazz series will showcase the musicians of the Gold Coast Jazz Society Band, under the direction of Martin Hand.  The sessions will take place from 7-9 pm on March 7, April 4 and May 2, 2019.  Tickets $10-$20 per event. For more information www.baileyarts.org.

“A Taste of Jazz is a fun way to learn more about the celebrated musical genre without feeling intimidated or overwhelmed,” said Jody Leshinsky, Cultural Venues Programming Manager. “So many people want to learn more about this original American art form but do not know where to begin. We created this event series for them! And by adding wine tastings from local vendors, it will truly become a fun-filled social event.”

The Gold Coast Jazz Society has been a major presenter of jazz concerts, jazz education and jazz outreach programs in Broward County since 1992. They have maintained and preserved the heritage of jazz by presenting the music celebrating jazz’s evolution over the past 100 years.

Session Topics:

 March 7

What’s This Thing Called Jazz?  – A jazz trio (guitar/vocals, bass and drums) will introduce you to the musical form called jazz.  There is no better example of democracy than listening to a jazz ensemble.  You will hear how an ensemble adheres to the overall framework and structure of a song yet provides their own spin on the music through improvisation.

April 4

Where in the World is Jazz? – Where did jazz originate and how did it get to what it is today?  Join Martin Hand and the trio as they explore the origins of the music of jazz, how it moved throughout America and became the music it is today.

May 2

Jazz Forward –   Hear samples of how jazz is evolving and connecting with other forms of music.  Martin and the musicians of the Gold Coast Jazz Society Band will give you peek into the future of jazz.

Bailey Contemporary Arts is located at 41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060.

About Bailey Contemporary Arts

The mission of the Bailey Contemporary Arts (BaCA) is to cultivate, incubate and nurture a vibrant visual arts community that enriches Pompano Beach and its goal of being a nexus of art, creativity, diversity, and inspiration.  Serving as an incubator for artistic innovation and education, the staff of BaCA amalgamates emerging local and national artists with industry professionals to elevate the creative process. Located in the historic Bailey Hotel building, which was, at one point, the center of a thriving downtown in Pompano Beach. Built in 1923, the historic Bailey Hotel is the second oldest remaining building (right behind the old Farmer’s Bank building next door) and is part of the longest contiguous collection of historic buildings in Broward County. 

Feb 212019
Pink Martini

The 13h Annual Festival of the Arts BOCA, presented by the Schmidt Family Centre for the Arts, returns to the Mizner Park Amphitheater
and Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center in Boca Raton, February 28 – March 10, 2019, with a celebration of music, film, dance, concerts and authors. Opening the Festival of the Arts BOCA on Thursday, February 28 is Doris Kearns Goodwin, beloved five-time Festival presenter, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and presidential historian.

She will discuss her latest book, Leadership in Turbulent Times. “We are over-the-moon to welcome our dear friend and long-time supporter, Doris Kearns Goodwin to this year’s Festival, as well as Arturo Sandoval, who is back for a fourth time,” said Charlie Siemon, Chair and Co-Executive Producer of the Festival of the Arts BOCA. “We have a fun mix of performances and a powerhouse of thinkers lined up for our 13th season.”

The “force” will be with the Festival on Friday, March 1 as Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope gets its Florida premiere on the big screen to live music by The Symphonia, led by Constantine Kitsopoulos, playing John Williams’ epic Academy Award-winning score. Other Festival highlights include Rhapsody in Blue, an evening of orchestral blockbusters performed by The Symphonia with renowned jazz pianist and University of Miami Frost School of Music Dean Shelly Berg; Pink Martini, the wildly popular group described as “The United Nations house band of 1962 meets Lawrence Welk on acid” in an exclusive South Florida appearance; An Evening of Classical Russian Ballet featuring Stars from the Russian National Orchestra and the Bolshoi Ballet; Nu Deco Ensemble, an innovative Miami-based virtuosic and eclectic chamber orchestra designed for the 21 st century; and 10-time Grammy winner Arturo Sandoval and his band.

The Authors and Ideas program features Constitutional scholar and author Jeffrey Rosen who will speak about the Constitution in the 21 st Century; the screening of Bending the Arc, a documentary that tells the story of idealistic young doctors who helped change the way public
health issues are addressed in developing nations, followed by a panel discussion, “Global Public Health Today and Tomorrow,” featuring Dr. Agnes Binagwaho and Tom Bollyky; PoemJazz with former Poet Laureate, Robert Pinsky, who will read his poetry while accompanied by a small jazz ensemble; and Pulitzer Prize winning writer, David Sanger, who will talk about his latest book, The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage and Fear in the Cyber Age;

Tickets for the 13th Annual Festival of the Arts BOCA range from $15 to $150 per person and are available at www.festivalboca.org or by calling (866) 571-ARTS (866-571-2787).

For more information visit www.festivalboca.org.

Complete schedule can be found here: Festival of Arts Boca 2019 Schedule 9.4.18