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
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
The 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."
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
Photos from Previous Years