Events in Broward County, FL – June 2018


Events in Broward County, FL - June 2018

June is almost here. School is going to be over for the summer break. Here are some events in Broward County, FL for the month of  June. I hope, you will find something interesting for you.



Friday Night Sound Waves Presents Pamir Guanchez

June 1st, 2018
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location : The Fort Lauderdale Beach Hub at Las Olas & A1A, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Friday, June 1st, Friday Night Sound Waves welcomes master Sax player and Flute Virtuoso, Pamir Guanchez and His Latin Flow for an evening of mambo rhythms and lyrical latin flavors down by the shore.  Having already performed in front of sold out audiences in New York’s world famous Carnegie Hall and Madison Square garden, Pamir is now embarking on a solo career.  Pamir’s flute, saxophone and singing talent are at his peak and hopes to bring his passion to Fort Lauderdale’s beach, for a free concert, this Friday, June 1st beginning at 6pm.

I Ride for Meadow & School Safety Awareness Memorial Ride – New Date!

June 2nd, 2018
9:30 am – 6:30 pm
Location: 27 Bar and Lounge, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Calling on all motorcycle riders, live music lovers and supporters of our local community to join in a fun and charitable event on Saturday, June 2nd, in honor of Meadow Pollack and all the victims of the Stoneman Douglas High School tragedy. I Ride for Meadow will raise both funds and awareness to make our schools a safer place for all. The public is invited to attend this huge event with live music entertainment, family-fun activities, food trucks and beer too as riders start out at Mickey’s Bar in Pompano Beach and head south around noon to 27 Bar & Lounge in Fort Lauderdale.

UPDATE: Ride has been moved from May 27 to June 2nd due to forecast of heavy rains

A registration/entry donation of $20 per adult is greatly appreciated for the event. Children 12 years old and under are free. One beverage is included with entry donation. You do not have to ride in order to participate in this event. 100% of the proceeds will go towards the “Princess Park Memorial,” which will be built in memory of the 17 victims that perished in the school tragedy. #MeadowsMovement

The ride event begins at Mickey’s Tiki Bar and Lounge in Pompano Beach. Check-in begins at 9:30am and a complimentary breakfast will be provided for the riders followed by a church service hosted by Sunrise Chapel at 11:00 am. Kick stands will be up by 12:00 pm and we will begin the 17-mile escorted ride ending at our destination, the 27 Bar and Lounge in Ft. Lauderdale at approximately 1:00 pm.

Entertainment, Food and Activities:

4 Live Bands (see schedule below)
Special Guests: Paul Teutul Sr. from Orange County Choppers and the hit show American Chopper
Food trucks, Mission BBQ and beer tents
Cosmos Ice Cream Truck: “World’s Largest Ice Cream Truck”
Sandman Beach Art by Josh the Sandman
Face painting
Rock painting
Raffles and prizes

Live Entertainment Schedule:

12:45 pm – Siren Says Rock
2:30 pm – DNA
3:30 pm – Reckless
5:00 pm – 22 North

Location Start:

Mickey’s Tiki Bar
350 SW 12th Ave, Pompano Beach, FL 33069

End Destination and Fundraiser Event Location:

27 Bar and Lounge
835 NE 3rd Ave
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33304

Ride Schedule

9:30 am: Check-in time/complimentary breakfast and other activities
11:00 am: Memorial church service hosted by Sunrise Chapel
12:00 pm: Kick stands up! The ride begins…
1:00 pm: Arrive at destination

Note: Public entry into 27 Bar and Lounge, located inside MASS Arts District will begin at Noon

Five Years On It: Funky Budda Aniversary Party

June 2nd, 2018
2:00 pm – 10:00 pm

LOCATION: Funky Buddha Brewery, Oakland Park Florida

Funky Buddha is celebrating five years of bringing bold, natural ingredient-driven beers to the thirsty masses on Saturday, June 2nd from 2-10pm! Enjoy the celebration with an all star lineup of 50+ Funky Buddha draft beers, live music, food trucks and yummy grub. New this year is the barrel room bash! Vibe out with tasty tunes from local bands and special barrel-aged tappings inside our state of the art barrel room. We’re bringing back classic funky favorites along with some new brews! Five Years on It DIPA bottles will cost $5.55.

Live Music Schedule
2pm-3:30pm: SpiderCherry
4pm-6:30pm: SOSOS
7pm-8:30pm: Randy Bernson w/ Julius Pastorius
Admission: Free

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More info at: 954-440-0046 or

6th Annual Pineapple Jamboree – A Taste of The Tropics

June 8th, 2018
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
LOCATION: Sample McDougald House – 450 NE 10th Street, Pompano Beach, FL 

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The Greater Pompano Beach/Lighthouse Point/Margate Chamber of Commerce is presenting Pineapple Jamboree. This year’s theme  is “A Taste of The Tropics”, giving the event a Caribbean flavor with more than 15 Rum and Tequila tastings hosted by Pompano Discount Liquors.  In addition, Pompano Beached based craft breweries, Holy Mackerel, Bangin Banjo’s and Broski Ciderworks will sample a selection of Pineapple infused Craft Beers paired with delicious morsels!  Attendees will also partake in a Hot Buffet prepared by Bobby Rubino’s with a tropical flair. Also keeping this year’s tropical theme, a variety flavored Coffees, Latte’s and Pineapple Desserts will be on the menu.

Connie Davis, Director of Events at the Pompano Chamber said, “Here in the tropics, we like to celebrate all things tropical, beginning with honoring part of our heritage, ‘The Pineapple’! We’re excited to bring these wonderful businesses together for you to get to know, along with some very exciting local entertainment, guaranteed to get you up dancing…and our Authentic Caribbean Steel Drum Band ‘Pan Paradise’ and his Junk-A-Noo Show can do just that!”

Event Highlights for 2018

  • Crowning of the 1st Annual “Pineapple Queen”, Debbie McCarty who will serve as “Goodwill Ambassador” for 1 year
  • Week-End Spa Get-A-Way” raffle: including “Two Nights in a suite at the beautiful Pompano Beach Marriott on the beach, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Spa Package, Dinner for Two, Lunch for Two, all day Water Taxi, a dozen Roses, Champagne and a luscious Gift Basket”, Raffle Tickets are $10 each or 6 for $50.
  • Caribbean Steel Drum Band ‘Pan Paradise’ and Junk-A-Noo Show

So gather up some friends, don your Panama Straw Hat, your favorite tropical print shirt and come out to help us celebrate “The Pineapple”, at this fabulous evening affair.


Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 at the door. RSVP and Purchase Tickets online at:

School’s Out For Summer Concert on Fort Lauderdale Beach

June 8th, 2018
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

HOURS and LOCATIONThe Fort Lauderdale Beach Hub is located on the corner of Las Olas & A1A (across from The Elbo Room). A metered parking lot is located across the street from the beach. This event takes place weekly through August 31st from 6 till 9pm.

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School’s out for summer – but School of Rock is still on and ready to kick off a summer celebration with Live Music and Dancing on the Sands of Fort Lauderdale Beach, Friday June 8 starting at 6pm. Presented by Southwest Airlines® all ages are invited to the Schools Out for Summer Concert featuring performances by School of Rock Coral Springs, Pompano Beach and West Broward.

About Friday Night Sound Waves
Featuring some of South Florida’s best musical talents performing an eclectic range of genres including jazz, blues, big band swing, indie rock, salsa and classic Americana, the free live music series aims to entertain area locals, global visitors – from the young to the young at heart. Those attending are encouraged to don flip-flops and set up a beach chair in the sand to take in the ocean breezes and spectacular sights and sounds.

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Harry Styles

June 9, 2018, 8:00 PM
Location : BB&T Center in Sunrise, FL

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Due to overwhelming demand, Harry Styles has added 56 new show dates in 2018 to his sold-out world tour, including a stop at BB&T Center on Saturday, June 9, 2018.




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10th Annual Rum Renaisance Festival

June 9-10, 2018
1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center, located at 1950 Eisenhower Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL

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The largest rum festival in the world has a new home in Fort Lauderdale this year as the tenth annual Rum Renaissance Festival is scheduled for Saturday June 9 and Sunday June 10, 2018 at the Broward County Convention Center. The festival attracts rum experts, professionals and enthusiasts from more than 30 countries for a fabulous weekend of rum discovery. Ticket-holders benefit from unlimited sampling of hundreds of fine rums from the Caribbean and beyond, celebrity rum seminars, live entertainment and more! Food will be available for purchase. A VIP Tasting Bar for the most serious rum fanatics to taste rare and limited edition rums for a small extra fee. VIPs will have a lounge sponsored by the Ritz Carlton Rum Bar with small food samplings to go with sample cocktails. The event activities will be rounded out with master classes and seminars presented by rum luminaries and key influencers.

RumXP Tasting Competition and Awards
The International Rum Expert Panel judges will be on hand to announce the winners of their annual RumXP Tasting Competition and present these esteemed awards.

Rum Renaissance Seminars
Two seminar classrooms at the Grand Tasting Event can accommodate about 80 participants each. Reserved seating is available for $20 at the festival, or $15 in advance.

Live Entertainment
TAMBOKA, original Latin gypsy jazz! Free spirited individuals born from the Latin grooves of mother’s legs and the soulful jazz of your sister’s hips. We feel, love, live, and vibe with you through the tropical and earthy sounds impregnated in our hands and voices.

Maroon 5

June 17, 2018
7:30 PM, Sunrise, FL
Location: BB&T Center.

More info :

Three-time GRAMMY® Award-winning multiplatinum band Maroon 5 have announced the first details of their upcoming 2018 world tour, which is happening in conjunction with the release of their highly anticipated new studio album, Red Pill Blues. The Red Pill Blues world tour will stop at BB&T Center on June 17.

Caribbean Cultural Village Festival 2018

June 24th, 2018
1:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Location: Lauderhill Sports Park -7500 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Lauderhill, FL

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Florida’s largest outdoor celebration of Caribbean American Heritage Month is coming to Lauderhill, FL on Sunday, June 24th with a family-friendly Festival that features the best live Caribbean music, arts, crafts, food tastings, prizes, and an all island-inspired, zesty cook-off competition. This year’s headline musical performers include: International recording artist Maxi Priest along with Kymani Marley; Alison Hinds; Shurwayne Winchester; Julien Believe; MikaBen, and more. “Mr. Comedy” Majah Hype serves as the Festival Emcee and host. This show takes you away on a trip across the Atlantic Ocean and through the Caribbean Sea.
Individual food stations at the Festival feature specialties from Jamaica, Trinidad, Haiti, Bahamas and a variety of other islands.

Proceeds benefit The Galleon Foundation, a South Florida-based non-profit that provides scholarships and student mentoring.

Tickets: General Admission tickets start at $25 when purchased by May 31, $30 as of June 1st and $40 at the gate. Tickets may be purchased online at, or at designated ticket outlets. Also available are tickets for the Beach Party (Sponsored by Publix) which will take place on Saturday, June 23, and an all-inclusive VIP package that includes food and hotel stays.

Daryl Hall & John Oates and Train

June 24th, 2018
Time: 7 PM
Location : BB&T Center in Sunrise, FL

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Produced by Live Nation, the extensive trek will make over 35 stops across the U.S. and Canada including a stop at BB&T Center. This marks the first-time legendary duo Daryl Hall & John Oates will tour together with fellow award winning hitmakers, Train. Fans can expect full sets from both Daryl Hall & John Oates and Train, followed by a show stopping joint set.

Train is a multi-GRAMMY and Billboard award-winning band from San Francisco, CA that has had 14 songs on Billboard’s Hot 100 list since the release of their debut self-titled album – hits include “Drops  Of Jupiter,” “Hey, Soul Sister”  “Drive By” and “Play That Song.” They’ve sold more than 10 million albums worldwide, more than 30 million tracks, amassed over a billion streams with multiple platinum/gold citations, and dozens of other honors. Last year, the band released their 8th studio album, a girl a bottle a boat, via Columbia Records spawning the lead single, “Play That Song,” which went platinum in 4 countries including the US, hit Top 5 on the US iTunes chart, Top 10 at Hot AC radio, charted at Adult Top 40 and holds almost 70 Million streams on Spotify alone.

What Are Comparable Sales in Real Estate?

Comparable Sales
Townhomes in Holywood, FL

Comparable sales is a term used in real estate when analyzing homes located in the same area, Those homes are very similar in size, condition and features as the comparable home. The term “comps” is also used.

Home – buyers should look at comparable sales when deciding what price to offer for a home they want to buy. Homeowners should use comps inorder to decide on a best price for home to sell.

There are 3 main things that are important in deciding on comparabes:

1. Location.

2. Timeframe.

3. Features.


Lets look at these in more details.

1. Location 

Location is the most important when analyzing homes and trying to decide on a home value. There is even saying “3 most important things about the house are : location, location, location“. I have wrote about the importance of location in my blog before. The real estate market is based on property location. The most effective way to analyze the property is to keep as close to the subject property as possible. It is the best to keep the comaprables and the subject properties within the same neighborhood .

If there are not enough comps near the subject home , it’s ok to look futher and expand out. But do not foeret to watch other boundaries, like a school district, and stay within it.

2. Time frame

When looking at the comps that were recently sold, the best comparable sales are in the past three (3) months. Do not go back for more than six months, because it is older data is not reflective of the current market.

The best comparables are homes that are currently “pending.”. A pending home means that a buyer and seller made a deal. Just the final sale price is not known,because the home is not sold yet.

3. Home Features:

After finding the comparable homes in a particular location and getting comps from a recent timeframe, the most important is to look for homes with similar features as a subject home. It is important to look at the prices that homes were sold.

If comparing price per square feet, it will not consider other factors,like lake or golf views, a new designer kitchen, updated new bathrooms.

When comparing home features, it is very important to look for similarities. Let say, the subject home has all four bedrooms on the top floor, look for something similar. Its is very important number of bedrooms, number of bathrooms and totl square footage of the whole house. Also, the size of the lot is very important too. Check if the basement finnished or unfinished. It is possible to make adjustments in price for diffrences , when comparing homes.


Turn Off Sprinklers During the Heavy Rain

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Turn water sprinkles off in a rain

Summer is coming to South Florida. And with the summer, we get heat.

But at the same time, we have a hurricane season during the summer. Hurricane season starts June 1st, and ends in November 30th.

Residents are worried about watering their lawns, because the dirt can get dry really fast in the summer heat.

The rainy season started early this year in South Florida.

Watch National Weather Service  and their predictions about the incoming weather. During the rainy season, the rainy weather starts and it can rain for a few days non-stop, which brings lots of rain.

During the rainy season, it is recomended for residents to turn off their lawn sprinklers and irrigation systems and leave them turned off to let Nature do the work.

The heavy rain provides enough water for lawns to withstand without irrigation for up to two weeks.

Once the heavy storm passes, residents should wait to water the lawns and not to waste water.

When the top 1-2 inches of soil are dry, residents can start watering their lawns again.

Mortgage Rates Just Keep Going Up

Abandoned building in downtown Hollywood, FL
Abandoned building in downtown Hollywood, FL

Freddie Mac released its’ weekly Primary Mortgage Market Survey on May 24th, 2018:

Freddie Mac. 5_24_2018.Primary Mortage Market Survey. US weekly averages mortgage rates.
Freddie Mac. Primary Mortage Market Survey on 5/24/2018. US weekly averages mortgage rates.

This survey shows U.S weekly average mortgage rates and the changes in the rates for the week.

This week’s, May 24th, 2018, survey shows, that 30-year fixed rate mortage went up by 5 points since the last week’s survey.  Mortgage rates moved up over the past week to 4.66 percent.

The 30-year fixed rate mortgage increased by 71 points in a year. For the week of May 25th, 2017, when rate average was 3.95%.

At 4.66% the average mortgage rate is at the highest level since May 5, 2011, when it was 4.71 percent.

Mortgage rates so far in 2018 have risen in 15 out of the first 21 weeks (71 percent). It is the highest share since Freddie Mac began tracking this data for a full year in 1972.

The 15-year fixed-rate mortgage went up by 7 points. It is at 4.15 percent now, when last week was 4.08 percent.

The 15-year fixed rate mortgage for the year increased by 96 points. It was 3.19 percent on May 25th, 2017

Freddie Mac 5_24_2018. US weekly average mortgage rates.
Freddie Mac. US weekly average mortgage rates as of 5/24/2018

If more homeowners decide not to sell their home, because they do not want to get a new mortgage with a higher rate, then available homes shortage can be worse. There would be less homes for buyers to choose from.

Guitar Shaped Hotel in Hollywood, FL

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The guitar shaped hotel is going up at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, FL.

It will soon be one of the world’s recognizable landmarks.

I have wrote few blog post already about this Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino expansion here and here .

This 450 foot st.ructure is under construction as part of 1.5 billion expansion as part of Seminole Hard Rock Hottel And Casino.

The expansion will include a casino with 3,267 slop machines. 178 table games and redesigned and rebuild Hard Rock Live with a 7,000 seat theather styled configuration.

New 18,000 square foot poker room. 60,000 square feet of new retail and restaurant space.

The expansion will include additional 806 guest rooms and suites, as well as lounges, business center and 40,000 square feet spa.

10 acre pool complex with private villas, surrounded by water. There will be waterfalls too.

The expansion is set to open mid 2019 just before Super Bowl Liv 2020 will be hosted here in South Florida in February 2020.

Here are some more pictures from the hotel expansion:

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