Jan 142014

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.

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CITYVENUEFriday May 24Saturday May 25SMOKING?
Coconut CreekNectar LoungeThe RegsJeffrey James GangYES
Coral SpringsTavolino Della NotteThe BreezeKrushNO
DavieCagney's SaloonChili PilotsMonsterYES
Fort LauderdaleThe BalconyStudio OneBreezeNO
Fort LauderdaleThe Dive BarLimerockBamboo TaxiYES
Fort LauderdaleMarina-84MischiefHoodoo BluesNO *
Fort LauderdaleFishtales on 33rdRogue TheoryElisa Rego BandNO *
Fort LauderdaleCheersRetro-skyRadio AddictionYES
Fort LauderdaleLulu's Bait ShackSippin'FireBounceNO
Lighthouse PointPacky's PubThe FlyersSpektoraNO *
Pompano BeachBriny Pub[email protected]Zero to SixtyNO
Pompano BeachBrendan's Sports PubNancy's BoysTailgate ShakedownNO
Pompano BeachGaluppi'sTurnstiles Billy Joel TributeTrue Rumours Fleetwood Mac TributeNO *
SunriseCheers SunriseTwisted RootsSteeltown ReligionYES

* Smoking permitted at outdoor patio

  • Chili pilots tribute to Red Hot Chili Peppers and Stone Temple Pilots Friday night in Davie
  • Nancy's Boys Friday night entertainment in Pompano Beach
  • The Flyers bring classic rock in their own style to Packy's Sports Pub Friday night
  • Tailgate Shakedown bring Country and Rock n Roll to Brendan's Sport Pub Friday night
  • Monster brings their classic rock show to Davie Saturday night
  • True Rumours tribute to Fleetwood Mac Saturday night in Pompano Beach
  • Project-X rocks the Pool Hall this Saturday night in Coral Springs with special guest Billy Lindley
  • CHEERS-Sunrise is rockin' every weekend in MAY!
  • Blues that Rock with Hoodoo Blues at Marina-84 Saturday night in Fort Lauderdale
  • Live Music on the Intracoastal at Shooters Waterfront
  • Spektora rocks Lighthouse Point Saturday Night


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.