Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Hurray for Hollywood! Hollywood Florida's Music Calendar for the YEAR!

2009 MUSIC Events in Hollywood, Florida

Mardi Gras Fiesta Tropicale & Fat Tuesday on Hollywood Beach - Fri.-Tues., Feb. 20-24
(5-11 p.m. Fri., 11 a.m.-midnight Sat., 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun., 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon., 11 a.m.-midnight Tues.)
"South Florida's Mardi Gras" kicks off in Downtown Hollywood at Funtastic Fridays for Kids, featuring a second-line parade, outdoor movie, magic shows, clowns and crafts at Anniversary Park, 1945 Hollywood Blvd. The celebration then moves to Hollywood Beach for authentic Louisiana cuisine and live music on two stages, second-line parades, body-art competitions and children's activities. Headline acts include Cowboy Mouth, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band and the Inner City All-Stars. Free admission. Call 954-926-3377 or visit

Brazil on the Beach - Fri.-Sun., March 20-22 (10 a.m. to 11 p.m.)
Highlights of this celebration of Brazilian music and sports include the Second Annual Pro Footvolley Tour Hollywood Beach Open, featuring many of the demanding sport's greatest competitors, and a samba-rock concert by international pop star and Grammy-winner Daniela Mercury, whose March 21st performance will serve as the U.S. premiere of music from her latest album. Free admission. Call Manuel Pila at the Hollywood Beach CRA, 954-924-2980, or visit

Global Groove - Sat., April 18 (4 to 10 p.m.)
This annual cultural event showcases international music, dancing, art displays and cooking demonstrations at the ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hollywood Boulevard at U.S. 1 in Downtown Hollywood. Free admission. Call 954-921-3404.

Global Groove on the Beach - Sun., April 19 (7 a.m. to 10 p.m.)
The Global Groove festivities continue on Hollywood Beach with an early morning bike ride and breakfast at the Hollywood Marina, family-oriented "green" activities at Charnow Park (4-7 p.m.), and live music at the outdoor Hollywood Beach Theater at Johnson Street (6-10 p.m.). Free admission. Call the Hollywood Beach CRA at 954-924-2980.

Expo Alfresco - Wed., April 29 (5:30 to 8:30 p.m.)
The area's largest food-tasting and networking extravaganza showcases more than 100 businesses, with samplings from Hollywood's favorite restaurants, continuous live entertainment and activities for all ages at the ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hollywood Boulevard at U.S. 1 in Downtown Hollywood. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the gate; free for children under age 10. Call the Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce at 954-923-4000.

Red, White & Bluegrass - Fri.-Sun., May 8-10 (6-10 p.m. Fri., 5-10 p.m. Sat., 5-9 p.m. Sun.)
The 7th annual festival will feature the lively strains of mandolins, banjoes and fiddles by traditional and contemporary bluegrass artists on two stages along the auto-free Hollywood Beach Broadwalk. Free admission. Call the Hollywood Beach CRA at 954-924-2980 or visit

Hollywood's Fourth of July Celebration - Sat., July 4 (5 to 10 p.m.)
A variety of family entertainment on the beach and along the auto-free Broadwalk will include live patriotic and popular music, marching bands and strolling musicians, children's entertainment, Uncle Sam and an offshore fireworks display at 9 p.m. Free admission. Call 954-921-3404.

Hollywood Beach Latin Festival - Sun., September 20 (noon to 8 p.m.)
Celebrating its 16th anniversary, this popular event showcases Latin culture with both traditional and folkloric music by internationally renowned performers and top local musicians on two stages, dancing, food vendors, arts and crafts, and children's activities along the auto-free Broadwalk. Free admission. Call 954-961-6386 or visit

Hollywood Beach Clambake - Fri.-Sun., September 25-27
(5-11 p.m. Fri., noon-11 p.m. Sat., noon-9 p.m. Sun.)
That tasty, time-honored New England tradition takes on a tropical twist along the auto-free oceanfront Broadwalk at this 8th annual festival, featuring a bounty of fresh seafood and two stages of live music by national acts and popular local performers. Free admission. Call 954-926-3377 or visit

ArtsPark at Young Circle
Programs include Blue Moon Thursday concerts (7 p.m. Thursdays); Plaza Performances (7 p.m. Fridays); Imagination Hour, featuring storytelling and interactive children's activities presented by the Arts Academy of Hollywood (3 p.m. Saturdays); Palm Court Jazz concerts (4 p.m. Sundays); and resident artist demonstrations and exhibits in the Visual Arts Pavilion. Call 954-921-3500 or visit

Broadwalk Friday Fest - every 2nd & 4th Friday (7 to 10 p.m.)
Experience this free oceanside cultural arts performance series at the outdoor Hollywood Beach Theater, then savor waterfront dining at its best along the auto-free Broadwalk or scenic Intracoastal Waterway. Call the Hollywood Beach CRA at 954-924-2980 or visit

For more information on all Hollywood has to offer, call the Hollywood Office of Tourism (HOT) at 1-877-672-2468 or take a virtual tour at

Hollywood, Florida: All-America City and
Revitalized Beach Destination for Sun-sational Experiences

CONTACT: Judy Erickson
Hollywood, Florida Office of Tourism

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