Jan 142014
Hard Rock Cafe

The Weekend Concierge strives to find great venues that support live music in the North, Central and South ends of Broward County.  This list is not a tell-all but rather a handy chart, presented in alphabetical order by city so no preference is given over the first versus last venue listed.  In addition to the names of the venues, cities, and bands playing Friday and Saturday night, the list also gives you a quick look at which places allow smoking indoors versus those that are smoke-free.

CITYVENUEFriday Sept 21Saturday Sept 22SMOKING?
Coconut CreekJohnny O'BriansFurious GeorgeAudio TrampNO *
Coconut CreekNectar LoungeShane Duncan BandAdam's AnguishYES
Coral SpringsTavolino Della NotteEllison Kendrick & the BlacksuitsJimmy Williamson & All StarNO
Coral SpringsPremier Billiards[DJ Stefan]Down Durty BoyzYES
DavieCagney's SaloonSoulicideSlingshot MafiaYES
Fort LauderdaleKelly BrothersMakare & Phoenix RisingRockin JakeNO
Fort LauderdaleThe BalconyPixelsStudio OneNO
Fort LauderdaleThe Dive BarCrazy FingersPaybackYES
Fort LauderdaleMarina-84The WijitsHoodoo Blues BandNO *
Fort LauderdaleFishtales on 33rdBounceDerek MackNO *
Fort LauderdaleCheersTailgate ShakedownSippin' FireYES
Fort LauderdaleLulu's Bait ShackZero Point ZeroGreen Means GoNO
HollywoodWhiskey TangoProject-XOvrholNO *
HollywoodHard Rock CafeThe BreakdownThe BreakdownYES
Lighthouse PointPacky's PubSmokin AcesShadow CreekNO *
Pompano BeachBriny PubSekond NatureSmokin AcesYES
Pompano BeachGaluppi'sNever Stop Believin'The Beatlemaniax USANO *
SunriseCheers SunriseZero to SixtyBurnYES

* Smoking permitted at outdoor patio

  • Country Girls Night Out in Davie every Sunday
  • Live Music on the Intracoastal at Shooters Waterfront
  • Cheers West in Sunrise, FL
  • Live Music and Late Nite Happy Hours every Friday & Saturday
  • Live Music all week long at Fishtales in Fort Lauderdale
  • Tributes to the 70s and 80s every Weekend at Galuppi's
  • Live Music Friday and Saturday nights at Marina-84 Sports Bar & Grill
  • Rock the Dock at Shooters Waterfront Sept 29th


At the start of every week, The Weekend Concierge checks out the live music calendar to see who is playing where on Friday and Saturday nights and prepares a list of ten recommended spots to catch live music around town.  The lists consists of some of the favorite local spots for watching cover bands in and around Fort Lauderdale.  Preference is given to venues which offer live music on both Friday AND Saturday nights.  Consistency is extremely important when booking quality entertainment. People should feel confident that the managers who book the bands for these bars and restaurants know how to seek out artists that will entertain their customers.

While this list is a great place to start your weekend planning, be sure to follow it up by checking out the complete hour by hour listing of live bands in and around town on the  LIVE MUSIC EVENTS CALENDAR.