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
More info: https://www.browardcenter.org/events/detail/hippiefest-2018
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
More info: https://www.browardcenter.org/events/detail/kenny-wayne-shepherd-band-and-beth-hart-band
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…
DATES & TIMES
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
More info: http://www.thebbtcenter.com/events/detail/monster-jam-4
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
More info: https://www.browardcenter.org/events/detail/xxiii-international-ballet-of-miami
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
More info: http://www.thebbtcenter.com/events/detail/shakira
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
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
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
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.