Fort Lauderdale Beach continues to make big moves as it embarks on the new year, starting 2020 on a proverbial high note with the return of the free-to-the-public Friday Night Sound Waves. Debuting at its new home at Las Olas Oceanside Park, located on the southwest corner of Las Olas and A1A, the series opens with South Florida’s preeminent R&B/Motown band, Pocket Change, and continues its run every Friday night from 6:30-9:30pm through June 26, 2020.
Leading off the activities on Friday night, a new Music & Makers Market will operate from 4-10pm and provide beachgoers an opportunity to shop and engage with local artists displaying a mix of handmade and homemade goods. Acoustic musicians, live art, and street performances will provide pre-concert entertainment from 4-6pm. Beachside restaurants participating in Picnics at the Park will rotate through on select evenings offering light fare and refreshments at 5pm.
Throughout the Friday Night Sound Waves season, pop-up events, such as Raised In The 9 over Super Bowl weekend, a Valentine’s Day Vow Renewal (Feb 14) and Spring Solstice Wellness Day (March 21), will provide a little something extra for everyone.
Expanded programming is planned for Pride of the Americas 2020 featuring bandleader and renowned percussionist, Tito Puente, Jr. (April 24), Fort Lauderdale Air Show Pilots Welcome Party (May 1) with a Tribute to Asbury Park performed by The Livesays, a special Mother’s Day Concert (May 8) with the ever-popular, School of Rock, and Memorial Day Weekend (May 22) concert featuring Classic Rock Therapy.
Widely recognized for the quality of artists and variety of music genres, Friday Night Sound Waves line-up features favorite years-past performers along with new performers nominated by concertgoers who took part in an online poll.
Jan 24 - POCKET CHANGE – Season Kick-Off
Jan 31 - PRIVATE STOCK
Feb 7 - SABOR LATINO
Feb 14 - REAXTION – Valentine’s Day Vow Renewal Ceremony and Concert
Feb 21 - MR NICE GUY
Feb 28 - GOODNICKS
Mar 6 - TASTY VIBRATIONS
Mar 13 - FIRESIDE PROPHETS
Mar 20 - SPRED THE DUB
Mar 27 - SONLOKOS
Apr 3 - JOEL DA SILVA + FRIENDS
Apr 10 - BIG HARVEST
Apr 17 - SHANE DUNCAN BAND – Tortuga Music Festival Weekend
Apr 24 - TITO PUENTE JR. – PRIDE of the Americas 2020 Twilight Concert
May 1 - THE LIVESAYS – Official Air Show Performers Welcome Party
May 8 - SCHOOL OF ROCK – Mother’s Day Weekend Concert
May 15 - KHEMISTRY
May 22 - CLASSIC ROCK THERAPY – Memorial Day Weekend
May 29 - WILDFIRE BAND
June 5 - ALL STAR SOUL BAND
June 12 - GORO CASTILLO
June 19 - GYPSY LANE
June 26 - VALERIE TYSON BAND – Season Finale
The family-friendly event, sponsored by the area businesses through a funding grant made possible by the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Beach Improvement District fund, is free to the public and open to all ages. For more information on Friday Night Sound Waves and Saturday Farmer’s, Antiques and Artisan Market, visit FridayNightSoundWaves.com and follow updates and announcements on the series social pages, Facebook and Instagram @soundwavesflb as well as MyFortLauderdaleBeach.com.