Friday Night Sound Waves,the free weekly concert series presented by the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Beach Business Improvement District, returns to The LOOP (Las Olas Oceanside Park) on Friday, Oct. 28, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. The event series will feature all new acts to close out 2022.
Friday Night Sound Waves welcomes locals and visitors, the young and the young at heart, to enjoy some of South Florida’s best musical talents, performing an eclectic range of genres, including Jazz, Latin, Country, Top 40, Indie, Oldies, and Classic Rock.
Attendees are invited to come early to enjoy a variety of pre-concert activities along with local restaurants and vendors, who will be providing a rotation of food and drinks to purchase before, during, and after the show.
Friday Night Sound Waves was featured in the book, “100 Things to Do in Fort Lauderdale Before You Die,” by Christiana Lilly.
- Oct. 28 – Yacht Rock Band – Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show Weekend
Yacht Rock Band pays tribute to the music known and loved by all by accurately recreating the timeless classics by bands such as Hall & Oates, Billy Joel, Fleetwood Mac, Chicago, Paul Simon, Seals & Crofts, America, Little River Band, as well as the biggest “one-hit-wonders” of the late 70’s and 80’s era. Guests will enjoy a trip down memory lane that will have them singing, smiling, and dancing “All Night Long.”
- Nov. 4 – The Holidazed
With diverse styles marrying reggae, rock, and funk, The Holidazed creates progressive, heart-pounding music with modern technological inspiration. Their live performances will capture the audiences’ imagination, soul and put their minds on shuffle. From the first downbeat, the crowd will be singing, dancing and enveloped in pounding bass, driving licks and good vibrations – the divine combination of sound and style.
- Nov. 11 – Jay Valor Band – Part of Veterans Day Weekend
Not so much a band as it is an experience, The Jay Valor Band has been said to be a “breath of fresh air in a musical climate lacking substance.” From bars to bayous and stages of all sizes, whether it’s a cover song or original tune, the Jay Valor Band delivers sizzling, high-energy performances engaging audiences of all ages and musical tastes with its blended Country, Rock n’ Roll, Southern-Ballad Rock, Fusion and Swing tunes.
- Nov. 18 – Mantrap
Mantrap is a diverse, energetic band that brings a non-stop party to the dance floor. Merging the familiar sounds of Miami 70’s music with a unique twist of today’s top covers, ranging from Disco to Funk, Pop to Rap and Latin Reggaeton, anyone who has partied with Mantrap knows the ‘we are family’ feeling they emit through song is guaranteed to create a night that will not be forgotten.
- Nov. 25 – Peter Mayer Stars & Promises Tour
As the only returning act of the season, Peter Mayer, singer, songwriter, and guitarist, returns to Las Olas Oceanside Park for a stop on the 23rd anniversary of his widely acclaimed Christmas tour “Stars and Promises.” Mayer has released 25 of his own albums, toured internationally with his own band, and has been the lead guitarist for Jimmy Buffett’s Coral Reefer band for three decades. Since that first recording and tour in 1999, Mayer has released four additional Christmas albums and this year celebrates his 23rd year on the road with his world-class seven-piece band. The “Stars and Promises” concerts are engaging and made memorable with state-of-the-art sound and production. “Stars and Promises” brings its unique yuletide tradition to fans who have called this production “a Christmas show like no other!”
- Dec. 2 – The Collektives
The Collektives — are a rising Miami band with an Alternative Rock/Pop sound known for delivering music that is an ambitious mix of dreamy vocals, hooks and powerful songs that connect to listeners. Earning a reputation for uplifting performances that resonate with audiences, rising Puerto Rican/Panamanian front singer Tatiana Blades, leads with incredible power and a distinctive voice that competes with her vibrant stage presence. Each member breathes new life and style into the band’s original music and famous cult classics that transcend genre boundaries and captivate audiences.
- Dec. 9 – BOOGIE WONDERLAND: A Silent Disco Experience 7 pm -11 p.m.
Get those stockings filled and the sequins on; we’re Rockin’ around the Christmas Tree as The LOOP presents Boogie Wonderland: A Silent Disco experience. Plan your company holiday party or gather your friends for a silent night experience under the stars. Three DJs will be spinning a mix of classic disco, old-school hip-hop and favorite Top 40 Hits from the 90s to today. Pick one channel to tune in to or change it up with whatever hits your vibe. – <em>This event is for ages 21+ Reserved seating and food and drinks to purchase are available on-site. Rock Bar will host an after party. Cost: $15-$100
For more information and tickets, please visit: https://theloopflb.com/events/categories/wonderland/
- Dec. 16 – JOHN PATTI: A CALYP-SOUL CHRISTMAS 5 – 10 pm
A Calyp-SOUL Christmas kickstarts the holiday season, Island style, with exciting new takes on favorite Christmas classics. Steelpan artist John Patti combines the unmistakable sounds of the islands with jazz and soul music, creating unforgettable versions of Christmas classics. “Silent Night,” “I’ll be Home for Christmas,” and “Baby It’s Cold Outside” take on new life with smooth vocals, funky bass, and melodic steel drum. These energetic grooves and new arrangements create a fresh Christmas sound unlike any other. Patti is known for bringing the steel pan to the forefront of musical entertainment, expertly showcasing the instrument’s unique island flair and history. With credentials including performances with Janet Jackson, Al Jarreau, Arrested Development, Cheryl Crow, Les Paul, Jerry Jeff Walker, Air Supply, Paul Overstreet, MacMcAnally, and Jimmy Buffett, these world-class musicians are guaranteed to give an unforgettable night of music and entertainment.
FREE open lawn seating or tickets are available for stage-front tables. $20 for 4 people. Holiday Market, 5 – 10 p.m.; Photos with Santa, 7:45 – 8:45 p.m.; the concert begins at 7 p.m. For more information, please visit: https://theloopflb.com/events/john-patti-calyp-soul-christmas/
- Dec. 24 – CHRISTMAS EVE WITH SINATRA 5:30 – 9:30 pm
Back by popular demand, Christmas Eve with Sinatra will be a night to remember filled with classic Sinatra tunes and holiday hits. Featuring Jeff Grainger, the Hoboken Band, and special guest “Marilyn Monroe”, attendees will feel like they are back in the Swing Era. Bring the whole family and start a new Christmas Eve tradition. The concert is free to attend and welcomes all ages. A limited number of VIP Supper Club-style tables are available.
FREE open lawn seating or supper club seating available is available for purchase ($20–60) Seating opens at 5:30 p.m.; Visit with Santa 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.; Concert begins at 7 p.m For more information, please visit https://theloopflb.com/events/sinatra-christmas-eve/
*Performers schedule subject to change
Las Olas Oceanside Park: 3000 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
The most convenient place to park is the Las Olas Beach Parking Garage, where the PayByPhone payment option can be used, and parking can be extended from anywhere using the mobile PayByPhone APP.
This event is free and open to the public.
For more information, please visit FridayNightSoundWaves.com.