National Dog Day is August 26th

National dog day August 26th
Black and tan miniature dachshund

Every year  August 26th is a National Dog Day.  It is the day to celebrate man’s best friend- the dog.

We love our dogs and they love us back. People and the dogs have a long history together. It started at least 14,000 years back when they separated from wolfes and became more domesticated and lovable animals.

Since then, the dog became a part of human life. So, on August 26th, celebrate the best friend in your life- your fur friend the dog.

Events in Broward County,FL-August 2018

Events in Broward County,FL-August 2018

July is almost over. Last month of the summer, August, starts soon.

Here are some events that you can enjoy during the last month of summer in Broward County, FL:

Vanilla Fudge, Rick Derringer, Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels, Badfinger Feat. Joey Molland

DATE & TIME: SUN, AUG 5, 2018 – 6:00 PM

LOCATION: Parker Playhouse

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Hippiefest returns this summer to Fort Lauderdale celebrating the music and bands of rock’s most important decade; an age that would shape the musical landscape for years to come. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Summer of ’68, a year that, according to Time Magazine “changed the world.” That is no less true for 60’s music than its politics and social revolution, so come take a trip back in time and experience rock & roll musical pioneers. Starring Vanilla Fudge, Rick Derringer, Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels and Badfinger featuring Joey Molland.


Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band & Beth Hart Band

DATES & TIMES: August 11, 2018 8:00 PM 

LOCATION: Au-Rene Theater at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts

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There are few artists whose names are synonymous with one instrument and how it’s played in service to an entire genre. Utter the phrase “young blues rock guitarist” within earshot of anyone with even a cursory knowledge of the modern musical vanguard and the first name they are most likely to respond with will be Kenny Wayne Shepherd. The Louisiana born axeman and songsmith has sold millions of albums while throwing singles into the Top 10, shining a light on the rich blues of the past and forging ahead with his own modern twist on a classic sound he has embodied since his teens.

In a 20 year recording career that began when he was just 16, Shepherd has established himself as an immensely popular recording artist, a consistently in-demand live act and an influential force in a worldwide resurgence of interest in the blues. At 16 years old, he signed his first record deal and burst onto the national scene with the release of his 1995 debut album Ledbetter Heights, which produced the radio hits “Deja Voodoo,” “Born with a Broken Heart” and “Shame, Shame, Shame.” His relentless touring and success on rock radio helped to drive the album to Platinum sales status. His 1998 sophomore effort Trouble Is… also went Platinum, yielding such radio hits as “Blue on Black,” “True Lies” and “Somehow, Somewhere, Someway.” 1999’s Live On spawned the radio hits “In 2 Deep”, “Shotgun Blues” and “Last Goodbye.”

Beth Hart is on fire. Right now, the Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter is riding a creative tidal wave, firing out acclaimed albums, hooking up with the biggest names in music and rocking the house each night with that celebrated burnt-honey voice. In 2016, the headline news is Beth’s latest album, Fire On The Floor, a release that even this fiercely self-critical artist describes as “pretty frickin’ good.” But let’s not forget the backstory that brought her here…


Monster Jam

August 11, 2018 1:00 PM 
August 11, 2018 7:00 PM 
August 12, 2018 1:00 PM

LOCATION : BB&B Center, 2555 NW 136th Ave., Sunrise FL

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Three show dates have been announced as part of the 2018 Monster Jam season schedule.

Fans in Sunrise, Florida, will get a special treat for the events on August 11-12 as the BB&T Center will offer a dirt floor for competition for the first time.


XXIII International Ballet Festival of Miami: Concemporary Performance

DATE & TIME: August 12, 2018 5:00 PM 

LOCATION : Amaturo Theater at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts

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The acclaimed International Ballet Festival of Miami is a summer highlight event in South Florida presenting ballet stars from around the world.

This cutting edge Contemporary Performance features companies from Italy, Mexico and USA in an eclectic mix of dance & music from classical & contemporary to Afro Cuban & Spanish guitar


DATE & TIME: August 15, 2018 7:30 PM 

LOCATION : BB&B Center, 2555 NW 136th Ave., Sunrise FL

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Twelve-time GRAMMY® Award-winner and international superstar Shakira has announced plans to embark on her EL DORADO WORLD TOUR, presented by Rakuten. The tour, produced by Live Nation, will feature many of her catalog hits and kicks off on November 8 in Cologne, Germany. It will stop at BB&T Center on January 11.

The tour announcement comes on the heels of Shakira’s 11th studio album release, EL DORADO, which hit #1 on iTunes in 37 countries and held 5 of the top 10 spots on the iTunes Latino Chart within hours of its release. The 5x platinum album, including her already massive global hits – “La Bicicleta,” “Chantaje,” “Me Enamoré,” and “Déjà vu”- currently holds the top spot on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums, marking her 6th #1 album on this chart.  Her single, “Chantaje” featuring Maluma, is 16x diamond certified, while its video currently has been viewed over 1.4 billion times, making it the #5 fastest video to reach 1 billion views worldwide and working its way to soon be the most viewed video of her entire catalogue.


Def Leppard & Journey

DATE & TIME: August 17, 2018 7:00 PM 

LOCATION : BB&B Center, 2555 NW 136th Ave., Sunrise FL

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Promising to be the Tour of the Year, two of the world’s greatest rock bands – DEF LEPPARD and JOURNEY – are teaming up for a massive co-headlining North American tour composed of both stadium and arena concerts, half the shows being closed by Journey and  half by Def Leppard. The tour, promoted by Live Nation will feature complete sets and all-new production from both bands, and an arsenal of their hits such as “Pour Some Sugar on Me,” “Lights,” “Photograph,” “Don’t Stop Believin’,” “Rock of Ages” and “Faithfully.” Stay tuned for presale and VIP ticketing information.


Chris Macdonald Memories of Elvis

DATE & TIME: August 18, 2018 7:30 PM 

LOCATION : Parker Playhouse, 707 NE 8th St., Fort Lauderdale, FL

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As the only tribute artist hired by Elvis Presley Enterprises to perform at Graceland’s Heartbreak Hotel, Chris MacDonald returns this August for a very special Memorial Anniversary Celebration of the life and music of the King of Rock-n-Roll. Chris MacDonald will bring back the “Memories of Elvis In Concert” in a dynamic live performance complete with costumes, back up singers, dancers, videos and a high-energy 8-piece concert band. An accomplished and experienced entertainer, Chris has performed in Las Vegas, Branson and with the famous “Legends in Concert” stage productions .With this fun interactive tribute, Chris MacDonald draws his audience in with the look, moves, vocals and nuances that made Elvis the King. This newly updated production show will include costume changes and songs representing the different stages of Elvis’s legendary career including the 1950′s, the Movies, the 1968 Comeback and the 1970′s White Fringe Vegas Concerts.


Apai Celebrating 20 Years of Indian Classical Music & Dance

DATE & TIME: August 25, 2018 6:30 PM 

LOCATION : The Broward Center for the Performing Arts

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The 20th Anniversary Celebration of the Association of Performing Arts of India continues with a legendary Indian movie at Savor Cinema, The Music Room. (Please note that this is a separate ticket to be purchased from the cinema.) Indian Dinner* at the Mary N. Porter Riverview Ballroom at the Broward Center, and wraps up with a Surbahar and Sitar Concert at Amaturo Theater at the Broward Center.

*VIP ticket includes premium seating and a pre-show dinner in the Mary N. Porter Riverview Ballroom at 5:00PM

Proceeds from all events will support the Association of Performing Arts of India Legacy Fund at Florida Atlantic University’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters. The endowed fund will be used to promote and showcase the music and dance of India.

Events in Broward County, FL – July 2018

First month of the summer is over, and we are waiting for waiting July to start.

Here are some of the fun events you can plan to attend next month in Broward County:

July Events

Charlie Daniels Band: Red, White & Brews in the Pines

July 3rd, 2018
Time: 7 PM
Location: Charles F. Dodge City Center Pembroke Pines, 601 SW City Center Way
Pembroke Pines, Florida 33025
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Red White and Brews in the Pines will be an afternoon of festivities in the outdoor plaza area including food, BBQ, beer and drinks with live performance by SHANE DUNCAN BAND starting at 5PM.

From his Dove Award-winning gospel albums to his genre-defining Southern rock anthems and his CMA Award-winning country hits, few artists have left a more indelible mark onAmerica’s musical landscape than Charlie Daniels. The Charlie Daniels Band scored its first hit with the top ten “Uneasy Rider.” Since then the CDB has populated radio with such memorable hits as “Long Haired Country Boy,” “The South’s Gonna Do It Again,” “InAmerica,” “The Legend of Wooley Swamp” and of course, his signature song, “The Devil Went Down to Georgia.”

Beres Hammond: All Love Tour 2018

July 6th, 2018. at 7:30 PM
Location: AU-RENE THEATER at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts
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The Jamaican reggae superstar and undisputed king of lovers rock returns to the Broward Center for a sizzling summertime performance. Famous for his soulful vibe and smoky sweet, bourbon-on-the-rocks vocals, this GrammyAward–nominated singer-songwriter known as the “Otis Redding of Reggae” has a hit list that stretches for miles and includes the songs “Tempted to Touch,” “I Feel Good,” “Putting Up Resistance,” “Rockaway,” “No Disturb Sign” and many more.


Dan and Phil 2018 World Tour – Interactive Introverts

July 8th, 2018 at 7 PM
Location: Au-Rene Theater at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts
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A theatrical stage show with hilarious anecdotes, sketches, lots of audience interaction we’ll probably regret, a loose story tying it all together and some SURPRISES you’ll never see coming. Come see Dan and Phil IRL!

The Greatest Love of All: The Whitney Houston Show

July 13th, 2018 at 8 PM
Location: AU-RENE THEATER at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts
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Wanna dance with somebody? Embark on a heartfelt musical journey celebrating the legendary Whitney Houston through her greatest hits. Featuring the breathtaking vocals of SouthAfrican songstress Belinda Davids accompanied by a fabulous 6-piece live band and dancers, The Greatest Love of All: The Whitney Houston Show is a beautifully crafted tribute to one of the world’s most revered singers.



July 14th, 2018 at 8:30 PM
Location: Abdo New River Room at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts
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The highly anticipated annual poetic megaFLO’ production “FLO’pocalypse” returns to the world famous Broward Center for the Performing Arts! It is an exciting Spoken Word journey through the words & life experiences of one the greatest & most historical storytellers of all time – the POET! This unique artistic showcase spotlights an array of national & internationally renown professional poets (featuring nationally & internationally renowned PrOET DEVERY BROOX). Hosted by the one & only all around entertaining CEO of FLO’etry (FLO4Me) Ent., LLC Jerris “QUICKThePoet” Evans, FLO’pocalypse is a nonstop energetic spoken word rollercoaster production that will leave every patron in attendance highly anticipating the next poetic ride!”


World of Beer 8th Anniversary Street Party

July 14th, 2018 at 11AM – July 15th, 2018 2 AM
Location: 4437 Lyons Rd, Ste E-101, Coconut Creek, FL 33073
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Let World of Beer (WOB) Coconut Creek show you how to drink like a local!  Join us as we celebrate our Eight Year at our location inside The Promenade at Coconut Creek with a 40 Keg Local Tap Takeover, Live Music,  outdoor games, a beer tent, and more fun from 11am on Saturday July 14 till we close at 2am!

Live Music

2PM – 6PM: Jerriko
9PM – 1AM: Polaroid

Specialty kegs from Funky Buddha, Cigar City, Civil Society, Coppertail, Bangin’ Banjos, 81 Bay, Devour, Accomplice, Broski, Barrel of Monks, Prosperity, Mathews, Tampa Bay Brewing Co. & much more!!

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All Raffle proceeds will be benefiting C.O.P.S (Concerns of Police Survivors). In case you’ve never heard of C.O.P.S check out their website:

Broward Center and Ricky Derae Present Shirley Caesar

July 14th, 2018 at 5:00 PM
Location: Au-Rene Theater at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts
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Perhaps the most visible gospel singer in the world, Shirley Caesar has been serving up the best gospel tunes for more than 40 years. A multiple Grammy Award-winner, she has sung for presidents and world leaders and released over 40 solo albums. Her legendary career includes collaborations with the greatest vocal artists of our time, including Al Green, Whitney Houston, Patti LaBelle, and Gladys Knight; Shirley Caesar is a true gospel icon. Join her for a special concert event in honor of Bishop C.E. Glover and Bishop Jimmie Williams with a special tribute to Reverend Joe Johnson. The concert features guest soloist Christine Robinson and the New Sounds of Joy Ministry.

The Next Step Institute Presents The Cambridge Impronauts

July 21st, 2018 at 7:00 PM

Location:  Abdo New River Room at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts


Crystal by Cirque du Soleil

A Breakthrough Ice Experience!

July 18-29, 2018
BB&T Center, 2555 NW 136th Ave, Sunrise, FL 33323
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Cirque du Soleil is coming to the BB&T Center with a brand-new arena creation. Cirque du Soleil’s CRYSTAL, explores the artistic limits of ice for the first time in the company’s 34-year history. This unique production pushes boundaries of performance by combining stunning skating and acrobatic feats that defy the imagination. CRYSTAL will perform in Sunrise Arena for 15 performances only.

Panic! at the Disco

July 31st, 2018
Time: 7 PM
BB&T Center, 2555 NW 136th Ave, Sunrise, FL 33323
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Fans who pre-order the new album Pray for the Wicked via Panic’s website, before March 29 at 9 p.m. EST, will receive a unique presale code for first access to tickets.
General tickets will be available to the public beginning March 30th at 12:00 p.m. local time at

Free Live Music at Hollywood Beach Bandshell


Hollywood Beach Bandshell
Hollywood Beach Bandshell on June 24th, 2018

The open-air outdoor Hollywood Beach Theater is right on the beach at Johnson Street on The Broadwalk in Hollywood, FL.

Bands perform 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. most Wednesdays to Sundays, offering free live entertainment.

Entertainment at the bandshell is managed by Margaritaville Beach Resort, which right  on the Hollywood Beach Broadwalk next to the bandshell. . The schedule of bandshell performances is on the Margaritaville website.

Bands that perform occasionally at the bandshell include:

  • Shin Dig
  • Shane Duncan Band
  • Sucker Punch
  • Deep Fried Funk
  • Steph Michaels & The Untouchables
  • Ricky Valido & The Hialeah Hillbillies
  • Making Faces
  • Havoc 305
  • Bushwood
  • Koture Funk
  •  Havoc 305
  •  30 Vice
  •  The Click
  • Reggae Souljahs
  • Fusion
  • The Resolvers
  • Silent Shout
  • Shaw Davis & The Black Ties


Classic Rock Therapy- Playing at Hollywood beach Bandshell on June 24th,2018
Classic Rock Therapy playing at Hollywood Beach bandshell on June 24th,2018

Here is a picture of Classic Rock Therapy, South Florida band that played at the bandshell on June 24th, 2018. We had an amazing time while listening to a great music. Check this place out, I believe you will enjoy it too!