Old Town Untapped in Pompano Beach


6:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Bailey Contemporary Arts
41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL, 33060

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Join us for Old Town Untapped, Pompano Beach’s monthly Craft Brew & Arts Festival!  Old Town Untapped was originally created to highlight Pompano’s various craft breweries but has since grown to feature many other local vendors, live music by local bands, a DJ, craft beer, food trucks, local artists and much more!  On the first Friday of every month, “Old Town” in Pompano Beach becomes the epicenter for art, food, and music!

Each event features live music, a DJ, craft beer, food trucks, arts & crafts vendors, and gallery tours at Bailey Contemporary Arts (BaCA). Old Town Untapped takes place at NE 1st Street and N. Flagler Avenue at 6 – 10 pm and is free for all ages to attend. Learn more at www.pompanobeacharts.org

Old Town Untapped takes place on the first Friday of the month from 6 – 10 pm and is free for all ages to attend. The lively street festival happens in the heart of Downtown Pompano, near Bailey Contemporary Arts Center (BaCA). Learn more at www.pompanobeacharts.org

Live Music June 2, 2023: Girlfriend Material

The fun kicks off on Friday, June 2 at 5:30 p.m.  Food trucks will be on site, but vendors will not be present.

During June’s event, guests will be able to explore the beautiful creations of the AiRs while enjoying the high energy cover band, Girlfriend Material, who offers a wide range of genre-crossing music that will keep the party in high-gear!

“Old Town Untapped is back by popular demand,” said Ty Tabing, Director, Cultural Affairs Department. “When we announced we were taking the summer off, we were overwhelmed with requests to keep the party going! The Summer Sizzle version will have a smaller footprint, without the vendors, but will continue to feature the best live bands and art exhibitions. This summer, guests will also have the opportunity to enjoy the new South Kitchen and Bar and explore the new Old Town Backyard area behind BaCA.”

Summer Block Party at BaCA

The June edition of “Old own Untapped” will feature Fin, the final group exhibition of our 2022-23 Artists in Residence (AiRs) program. This summer block party will showcase the residents’ artwork in the BaCA main gallery. The exhibition will be on view until June 30, 2023.

During the June event, guests will get to meet the outstanding artists who participated in the newly revamped AiRs program and view their latest works.

 “Each of them brought something truly special to this initiative, sharing their unique talents and becoming part of the fabric of our arts community” continued Tabing.  “We are thrilled that they utilized this opportunity to advance their careers, and we look forward to the next phase of their success.”

As part of the residency, each artist was provided with a studio, allowing them to create in a dedicated space within an inspiring atmosphere. The participants advanced their public engagement skills through featured roles during Old Town Untapped events and by teaching arts workshops. The program also provided the artists with training in marketing, branding, and intellectual property rights; necessary skills to enhance their careers.

This semester’s AiRs include Leonardo Montoya, Gregory Dirr, Kim Ferguson, Gerard Pastor, Shanna L. Woods, Darcy Roberts and Manzi Liu.

Food and Drink:

Visit Odd Breed Wild Ales during Old Town Untapped for their rotating artisanal wild ales and lagers.

The Papamigos Food Truck, which is known for its “Mexi-Crasion” fusion is offering an OTU special. Enjoy two tacos and a drink for $10 (no modifications or upgrades.) Look for the truck by the fire fountain, while the brick-and-mortar restaurant is undergoing construction.

And look for an array of mobile food trucks in the parking lot behind Odd Breed offering a variety of culinary delights.

Featured Bands Each Month

Live Music 2023 (6-9pm)

  • Jan. 6, 2023 – Girlfriend Material
  • Feb. 3, 2023 – The Resolvers
  • March 3, 2023 – J.P. Soars & The Red Hots
  • April 7, 2023 – Rockin’ Jake
  • May 5, 2023 – The Shane Duncan Band
  • June 2, 2023 – Girlfriend Material – Summer Sizzle edition also featuring the final exhibition of artists in residence

Fire Fountain

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Locating Old Town Untapped in Pompano Beach

Set your GPS for: Bailey Contemporary Arts, 41 NE 1st St, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

If you don’t have a GPS, head for the NE corner of N. Dixie Highway and E. Atlantic Blvd. in Pompano Beach.  You’ll be sure to see the lights of the Food Truck lot from Atlantic Blvd.  You’ll find a large parking lot across the street from the First Baptist Church.

More Information

For more details, call (954) 786-7824 or visit www.pompanobeacharts.org/programs/untapped

For vendor inquiries please email – [email protected]

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