SunFest and More!
It’s SunFest Week, and a lot more! $54 Admission gets you in to see local favorites like The String Assassins and Paul Anthony and the Reggae Souljahs along with with some big name acts like 311, Sublime, and Pitbull – visit our Calendar for a whole list. Too pricey? There’s a lot of FREE Live Music in South County, especially on Cinco de Mayo! Check out the Big Jam Theory at The Fish Depot in Boynton, the Tom Jackson Band at Boston’s in Delray, Joel DaSilva and the Midnight Howl at The Biergarten in Boca!
Largest Arts and Crafts Festival in the Southeast United States!
It’s the annual Delray Affair along Atlantic Avenue! Of course there’s Live Music, including performances by Jason Colannino, Steven Vincent, Bradley Brown, Adam Fine, Chris Monteleone, Shauna Sweeney, the Sosos, and Taylor Road. How big is it? 12 blocks long with over 600 artists and vendors! Free Admission, too. It runs from 10 AM to 6 PM Friday and Saturday, and wraps up 5 PM Sunday.
Visitors can park at the following garages for $5:
- County Parking Garage – West Atlantic Avenue; next to Courthouse/behind library
- Parking Garage – Old School Square
- City Hall – City Attorney’s office & grass lot
Irish Food, Green Beer, and Live Music this Weekend!
Delray Beach’s 50th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will include a festival Friday evening and Saturday, with the Gaelic Brew Irish Folk Band from Cork Ireland Friday night, and Irish bagpipers, dancers, and bands on Saturday. Tim Finnegan’s will also have a lot going on, with the Bangers ‘n Mash Band on Friday and Saturday, an Irish brunch on Saturday, and Kathy & Andreas Durkin along with Irish dancers!
Boca’s big event will be in Mizner Park sponsored by The Dubliner, with My Weekend Therapy at 11 am, Walt Rooney playing at noon, Spider Cherry at 3, and Someday Radio putting on a U2 Tribute performance at night.
New Year’s Eve in Delray Beach!
Looking for Live Music in Delray for New Year’s Eve? There’s a bunch on Atlantic Avenue!
Starting at Swinton Ave, Dada will be serving a special dinner for $80, including music by Xotic Yeyo.
Johnnie Brown’s by the tracks will have Stall 4 performing – No Cover as usual!
Ben Childs and the Wails and Everymen will be jammin’ in the parking lot at the Deathe or Glory Bar until 2 am!
The Blue Anchor will have the Magic Bus entertaining for free at 10 pm.
Deck 84 will have a night time band for a change with Bruja starting at 9 pm – no cover of course!
And at the ocean Boston’s will welcome Victor Wainwright and the Train! $80 gets you in with a dinner buffet, champagne toast at midnight, and a breakfast buffet later on!
A Rockin’ Christmas on the Way!
Rock, Classic Rock, Alternative Rock, Acoustic Rock – it’s going to be all over South County the next few days! Here’s some ROCK bands to help get you in the spirit!
Friday – The Clique starts off the weekend with a free concert at Old School Square in Delray, followed by Magic Bus at the Blue Anchor, Konnected at Johnnie Brown’s, Bruja at 3rd and 3rd, and The Blitz at Tim Finnegan’s. In Boynton it’s Sex Cells at Elmo’s and Bombshell at the Fish Depot. Down in Boca it’s The Flyers at The Dubliner and Stereoburn at The Biergarten,
Saturday – King’s Highway rocks out at The Biergarten, the Vintage Band at the Dubliner, and Riverdown is at the Fish Depot. Boston’s in Delray has Crazy Fingers, Kickback plays at Strebs in Boynton. It’s also The Funky Biscuit’s annual Brothers and Sisters Holiday Jam, with a super lineup again this year!
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day? Not much Live Music – be sure to call the Venue first to make sure they’re open before you head anywhere!
Veteran’s Day Weekend Best Bets!
It’s hard to pick out the best music acts for this Veterans’s Day Weekend, but we’ll try to point out some good ones to see this weekend in the South County area. Friday evening is easy – Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull will be performing at the Mizner Amphitheater (Tickets $50 and up)! For $20 or so you can see a fantastic Blues act with Michael Schoefield at The Funky Biscuit. Free acts include a great Rockabilly and Surf band – Slip and the Spinouts – at the Duck Tavern, the Poor Life Decisions – an Americana band – at the Dubliner, and 33 Years playing at The Irishmen!
For Friday night in Delray how about a free concert at the Old School Square with Classic Rock Therapy? Or he The Flyers at 3rd and 3rd, String Theory at Boston’s, or The Stray Jackets at the Hurricane? Boynton Beach also gets into the mix with Stall 4 at BB’s Grill, and Konnected at Elmo’s.
SATURDAY morning starts off with Soudproof at the Delray Green Market, then it’s Uproot Hootenanny at Boston’s in the afternoon, dinnertime with Bill and Gloria Hartmann at Crane’s, and finally the Fiesta Bobs at the Bull Bar, 56 Ace at Johnny Brown’s , Fleetwood Max tribute band at Old School Square for $25, Magic Bus at the Blue Anchor, and finally Ocean Disco at Dada!
In Boynton you can see Burnt Biscuit at the Banana Boat, Trajae Blue at Streb’s, and Erik O’Neil and Company at The Fish Depot. And we hear they’re going to have Live Music at the Boynton Beach Art Walk!
Saturday night the place to be in Boca is The Funky Biscuit to see Big Sam’s Funky Nation for $25 or so after a free Salute to Veterans by the Florida Wind Symphony Salute to Veterans at Mizner Park!
Slip and The Spinouts
Palm Beach County must be the Tribute Band Capital – maybe because the Boomers and Snowbirds love them? It all started with Elvis impersonators in the mid 50’s, but now they’re all over the place. This weekend is no exception with Bostons on the Beach hosting Orange Sunshine, a 60’s tribute band playing at Boston’s on Friday and Crazy Fingers, a wonderful Grateful Dead tribute band on Sunday evening, and the Boca Black Box bringing in The Long Run, a fantastic Eagles tribute band on Saturday! If you’re out on Monday, you can also catch a genuine Elvis impersonator in Scott Ringerson at Johnny Brown’s and George Orr and the Hot Rod Band – a Rod Stewart act there on Tuesday. Go check them out!
A Pirate Fest in Boynton!
Live Music all day Saturday and Sunday makes this event special! You’ll enjoy many out of town Celtic/Irish/Folk bands along with local favorites like Rogue Theory, Spred the Dub, and the Fireside Prophets too! Of course there’s pirate food to eat, vendors, magicians, comics, and other activities for all ages. Costumes are encouraged!
A Big Night in Boca!
Wow – there’s a lot of Live Music choices for Saturday Night in Boca Raton for this Saturday! Early evening choices include Oldies and Doo-Wop by Joey and the Paradons at the Boca Resto Lounge and Freddy Freund at Boca Landing.
Then there’s Private Stock at Platforms Dance Club for you Disco fans! In a dancing mood? There’s Mompirris for you at the Blue Martini Lounge. FAU has a Classical Music concert by their Wind Ensemble, and Shauna Sweeney will be playing acoustic hits at the Hyatt Place.
The Duck Tavern has the Young and Saxy dua playing Blues, the Ribbonheads will be playing Alternative Rock at the Dubliner in Mizner Park, and King’s Highway will be helping celebrate Oktoberfest at The Biergarten.
There’s also two Tribute bands playing! Girl Jerry playing Grateful Dead tunes at The Funky Buddha, and Kung Fu playing Steely Dan tunes in their funkified style.
What’s Up in South County?
With all the bad news on TV about hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, and shootings it’s time to get out and listen to some good Live Music! Here’s some good bands playing tonight:
Boynton: The Bron Burbank Band at Spring Brothers Pub, Bobby Nathan Band at the Banana Boat, 56 Ace at Elmo’s, Poor Life Decisions at Two Georges, and Big Jam Theory at the Fish Depot!
Delray: Spider Cherry at 3rd and 3rd, Signal Fire at Boston’s, Fiesta Bobs at the Bull Bar, Audio Tramp at Johnnie Brown’s, and the Wildfire Band at Finnegan’s!
Boca: The Last word at The Dubliner, Retry Sjy at The Biergarten for Oktoberfest, and Tinsley Ellis in concert with Carolyn Wonderland at The Funky Biscuit!
Waiting for Columbus
Here’s a notice for a Special Event at Palm Beach County’s premier Live Music Venue! The Funky Biscuit will be hosting a one-time performance of Little Feat’s Waiting for Columbus on Sunday, August 27 performed by an all star lineup of musicians, including Billy Iuso, Chris Mulé, Damon Fowler, Eddie Christmas, Ron Holloway, Chris Marsh, Brad Walker, Josh Foster, Richie Schmidt, Rick Geragi, Chad Benstein and Doug Michels!
Advance tickets start at $35 – this one will sell out!
The Days Between
Grateful Dead fans know that August 1 to August 9 is known as “The Days Between” – since Jerry Garcia was born on August 1 and died August 9. This year’s South County celebrations of Jerry’s life starts on Friday with Unlimited Devotion playing for the first time at the Arts Garage in Delray! Then on Sunday it’s Crazy Fingers at Bostons, and Tuesday, August 1 at The Funky Biscuit joined by Ben Sparaco. Watch this space for more shows coming up!
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