Where can you enjoy local seafood, browse through endless local vendors AND experience live music? The Pompano Beach Seafood & Music Festival will let you do all of the above at the same time! This year marks the 32nd annual return of the jam packed beach area event, sure to satisfy every craving for the very best South Florida locals have to offer. In past years, the festival has covered every inch of the event grounds with local food vendors, craft vendors and topped it all off with live music throughout the three day event. This year, the event kicks off on Friday, April 22th at 5PM and continues until Sunday, April 24th.
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The heart of the festival at the Pier features over 30 Seafood Booths featuring grilled, sautéed, fried fish, shrimp, lobster, crab, clams, mussels, conch, stone crab, salads, fritters, paella, Cajun, jerk, oysters, raw and fried and so much more! Of course, there are plenty of non-seafood selections as well.
For many, however, it’s all about the music. This year, more than ever, now with three stages of entertainment, a North Stage, South Stage and Central Stage. Also new this year, online ticketing! A 3-day pass will set you back a whopping $30 – probably the best deal in town for any major outdoor music festival.
Did you know?
The Seafood Festival is a non-profit event and revenues benefit a variety of charities and organizations. The event is primarily volunteer- driven which means every detail is from the heart. The festival is its own not-for–profit corporation made up of a variety of local organizations that run the event and receive the proceeds. “It’s all about supporting the community,” says manager John Good. “All of our profits go to our volunteer groups and over the years proceeds have funded hundreds of different worthwhile, local charities.”Pompano Beach High School, the Boy Scouts, Blanche Ely High School, Exchange Club, Pompano Proud, the Greater Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce, the Pompano Beach Fishing Rodeo (May 11-15, 2016), Women in Financial Services, Kiwanis, Rotary, Soroptimist, and others supply volunteers and share the profits.
New layout includes 3 stages on the beach this year!
2016 Featured Artist “The Guess Who”
The name is none other than The Guess Who, a group that’s connected with the masses throughout a exultant hit parade spanning fourteen Top 40 hits, including “These Eyes,” “Clap For the Wolfman,” “Hand Me Down World,” “No Time,” “Star Baby” and “Share the Land.” Add in fellow classics and double sided singles like their #1 rock anthem “American Woman” and “No Sugar Tonight,” plus “Laughing” and “Undun,” and the Canadian bred stateside conquerors are amongst music’s most indelible treasures who are eternally etched within the very fabric of pop culture history.
FRIDAY, APRIL 22
5:00-7:30 Best of Pompano Talent Competition
7:30-8:30 Michaela Paige
5:30-6:45 Lifeline (Tribute to Heart)
8:00-8:30 Beyond Help Band
6:45-8:00 Weedline (Classic Rock)
8:30-9:45 Turnstiles (Tribute to Billy Joel)
SATURDAY, APRIL 23
12:00 – 1:15 Why Not Band
1:30 – 2:45 Hired Gunz (Classic Rock)
3:00 – 4:15 Motowners
4:30 – 6:15 The Jive Band
6:30-8:30 Southern Rock Society
12:00 – 1:15 The Flyers
2:30 – 3:00 The Big Sound
4:15 – 4:45 The Big Sound
6:00 – 6:30 Lenny Chesal & Gee Force
7:45 – 8:30 Lenny Chesal & Gee Force
1:15 – 2:30 Pitbull of Blues Band
3:00 – 4:15 Andrew Morris Band (Country)
4:45 – 6:00 The Fabulous Fleetwoods
6:00 – 7:45 Suenalo
8:30 – 9:45 The Guess Who
SUNDAY APRIL 24
12:00 – 1:15 Hot Monkey Experience Band
1:30 – 3:30 Crush (Rush Tribute)
4:00 – 5:00 Joe West
5:30 – 7:30 Ink Spots Gen.
12:00 – 1:30 The Metropolitan (Rock)
2:30 – 3:00 The Educaterz Band
4:15 – 4:45 The Educaterz Band
6:00 – 6:30 True Blue (Country)
1:45 – 2:30 Big Harvest
3:00 – 4:15 Pocket Change (Motown, R&B)
4:45 – 6:00 Jimmy Stowe & the Stowaways (Jimmy Buffet tribute and more)
6:00 – 7:45 Mr. Nice Guy (Classic Rock)
- Friday April 22th 5PM ‐ 10PM
- Saturday April 23rd 10AM – 10PM
- Sunday April 24th 11AM – 8PM
TICKETS & ADMISSION
Friday – $10.00. Saturday $15.00 Sunday $15.00
Kids under 12 Free. A 3-Day pass will be available online for $30.00
Sorry, No pets are allowed
Visit www.pompanobeachseafoodfestival.com for more information.