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Great American Beach Party on Fort Lauderdale Beach

I am posting this as one of our members Pati has sent me an email about this all day event.

The ELBO room is a good point of reference but the event will be across the street on the beach. A1A will be closed to traffic. There will be A LOT of people down there and it will be hot.

This is an all day event but I don't plan on being there all day. This is an event that you can bring the whole family to and I just wanted to get it on the calendar for anyone looking to do something on a Saturday afternoon.

As we get closer to the event I will give you a better idea of where we will convene.

Here is the write up for the event. This is being put on by the City of Fort Lauderdale

http://www.fortlauderdale.gov/GABP/index.htm

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Live bands will perform on two stages throughout the day entertaining crowds with classic oldies, rock n’ roll, ‘80s hits, smooth jazz, and rhythm and blues. Featured artists will include Across the Universe (Beatles Tribute Band); Tim Bluntson (80’s Tribute Band); The Inverted (Classic Rock); Riverside Dixieland Band (Jazz); Nikki Kidd (R&B); the Bahamas Junkanoo Revue; and Boogie Knights (Disco Revival).

Children and adults will enjoy an array of activities including a beach water slide, bounce houses, face painting, hula-hoop, limbo and Twister contests, a water balloon toss, and a sandcastle-building competition.

The event will also include a classic car show with more than 50 vintage hot rods, ragtops and muscle cars, plus an art show featuring displays and exhibits from local artists, including up-and -oming chalk artists.

In commemoration of Memorial Day Weekend, a military tribute will take place to honor the men and women who serve our country in the United States Armed Forces.

To top off the evening, event-goers will be treated to a special screening of a movie presented by the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival.

Boogie Knights Disco Revival Show

Boogie KnightsThe City of Fort Lauderdale is proud to welcome Boogie Knights, the world’s top disco revival show, for two exclusive performances at The Great American Beach Party!

Boogie Knights took the live music scene by storm in the early 1990s and began a buzz that has continued for over two decades. The band’s high energy sets feature chart topping hits of the disco era from artists including the Bee Gees, K.C. & The Sunshine Band, Sister Sledge, Kool and the Gang, The Commodores, Donna Summer, Earth Wind and Fire, Gloria Gaynor, and more!

Complete with afro hairdos, bell bottoms, wacky choreography and tons of polyester, the Boogie Knights have gained a worldwide following, performing on national television, at major sporting events, and with live performances across the world, giving rise to the group’s reputation as "the greatest disco revival show in the world."

Featured Artists

Schedule

Event Schedule

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Sand Sculpting Contest on the Beach (Poinsettia St. to Cortez Street)

11:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Art Show, Classic Car Show on A1A (Poinsettia St. to BeachPlace)

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
The Inverted (Classic Rock) - On the North Stage

12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Tim Bluntson (80’s Tribute) - On the South Stage

12:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Family Activities: DJ, Games, Contests, Face Painter - On the beach at Poinsettia Street

2:00 – 2:20 p.m.
Bahamas Junkanoo Revue - South Stage to North Stage

2:20 – 3:35 p.m.
Riverside Dixieland Band (Jazz) - On the North Stage

2:30 – 3:50 p.m.
Nikki Kidd (R&B) - On the South Stage

3:35 – 3:55 p.m.
Bahamas Junkanoo Revue - North Stage to South Stage

4:00 – 4:50 p.m.
Military Tribute - On the South Stage

Shuttle Service

Shuttle Service

Detour Map

Photos from Previous Years

Music fans

Street crowd

Sand sculpture

Para-Commandos Parachute Team

 

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  • Jane

    Lots of fun!!

    May 30, 2013

  • Paul

    Here is some video of Big Dave ! Audio quality not that great !

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFBpTncBqJ4

    May 30, 2013

  • Gerry

    I am still not good with computers & this site, Question, where do I go to view my PERSONAL EMAILS from meetup people, that people send me? I know I go to my name, than what??? then what?

    May 26, 2013

    • Chun

      For personal emails/messages, it will be sent directly to the email you used to sign up. It can sometimes go to spam so check that also. If you need any other help, let me know (:

      May 29, 2013

  • Beverly

    Beautiful day, great music and fun friendly people! Next year lets go early and stake a place on the beach and make it a daylong event!! Thank you Big Dave for hosting!

    May 26, 2013

  • Saul

    Great meeting folks yesterday. Looking forward to the next outing.

    May 26, 2013

  • Jo C.

    Lots of fun - music was excellent

    May 26, 2013

  • Gerry

    What a GREAT all day party!!!! Thanks so much Dave for organizing it!! Sorry I was late...traffic was a BEAR!!! Spent an hr just on Las Olas, but it was worth it once u get there!!! Shout out to Karen & Jill , etc for befriending me! I loved the whole day!!! Great bands too!

    May 26, 2013

  • Gerry

    I wait I'm still waiting 45 minutes in traffic and I have to find a place yet to park so I'll be there but I guess I should left an hour earlier how will I find you guys at let's say 430 or 5 o'clock?

    May 25, 2013

    • Chun

      I headed back bc too much traffic and I couldn't find parking. Sry for the no show.

      May 26, 2013

  • Pati

    Yay!! So glad everyone had a good time. Was sorry to miss it!

    1 · May 26, 2013

  • Connie E

    Fabulous. I had a great time. Weather was perfect, good crowd of people, some good music food and drinks, etc.

    May 25, 2013

  • Fab

    Still here? 5:15pm?

    May 25, 2013

  • Fab

    Anyone here?

    May 25, 2013

  • Big D.

    What great day.

    1 · May 25, 2013

  • Theresa

    Missed you by 10 min. See u at 4

    May 25, 2013

    • Big D.

      Come now. We are here.

      May 25, 2013

  • Beverly

    John I have been here for an hour. We r meeting @ elbo room @2 if u read Dave's post.

    May 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Where should we meet? Where u parking?

    May 25, 2013

  • Chun

    Maybe/might be late

    May 25, 2013

  • Gerry

    I live in Boynton, anyone want to car pool from around there?
    if so lv a #, please. :)

    May 24, 2013

  • Big D.

    Meeting at elbo entrance at 2 & 4 just to check in.

    May 24, 2013

  • Big D.

    We will meet in front of the Elbo room at two checkpoint times. 2:00 pm and 4:00pm. I will only stay in front of the elbo room first floor on the corner for 15 minutes at each ckeckpoint time. Please respect my time and give yourself ample time to get to the checkpoints. I will have my phone with me. Please text with any questions. Please write your location before asking me where I am. This makes it quicker to respond. Thanks.

    May 23, 2013

    • Bob Z

      # ?????

      May 23, 2013

    • Big D.

      Luckily I speak symbol. My ph # is[masked]

      2 · May 23, 2013

  • Saul

    Hey folks. I'm new to the group and new to town. Hope to meet some of you this weekend. Keep me posted on a meet up spot.

    May 21, 2013

  • LISA

    i work until 3 so will arrive later in the day.

    May 19, 2013

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