City of West Palm Beach announces free events for June

 Events website/social media/contact info: www.wpb.org/events or follow the City of West Palm Beach on Facebook @CityofWPB, on Twitter @westpalmbch or on Instagram @westpalmbch or call 561-822-1515.

 

Summer in Paradise Kickoff | reveal of Fairy Tale Playhouses during Clematis by Night

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Summer in Paradise kickoff and reveal of the Fairy Tale Playhouses during Clematis by Night

Clematis by Night info:

Weekly concert series

Every Thursday; 6 – 10 p.m.* extended hours for summer | FREE

West Palm’s favorite Thursday night tradition proves why it has been the “hot spot to chill” for more than 20 years. During Clematis by Night, guests will enjoy live music, food and drink specials, and the hottest local social scene, creating an unmatched waterfront happy hour setting. For more information, please visit Wpb.org/events or follow the City of West Palm Beach on Facebook @CityofWPB, on Twitter @westpalmbch or on Instagram @westpalmbch.

With sunset at bay and a longer day, Clematis by Night will have twice the entertainment for the whole summer.

  • Thursday, June 7:

Opener: Reggae Brew (Reggae) | www.reggaebrew.com

With South Florida roots, the rock reggae act Reggae Brew showcases this classic genre in the 21st century.  Formed in 2017 by veteran keyboardist and vocalist Dean Fishback, the band features top South Florida musicians, including drummist Junior Richards, bassist Frank Burt and guitarist Benji Baez. Since their debut album launched on Dec. 3 of last year, they have already shared the stage with Mykal Rose of Black Uhuru, Third World, and Easy Star All Stars.  Their live show at the Waterfront will be full of heavy drum and bass with bubbling rhythms – including a live horn section.

Headliner: The Resolvers (Reggae) | http://www.theresolvers.com/

The phrase “breath of fresh air” does not provide the oomph needed to describe just how special The Resolvers are. An 11-piece band, their unique sound is a marriage between roots reggae and New Orleans-style funk. Upon releasing their third EP, titled “Big Band Reggae,” it debuted at number five on the Billboard reggae charts, establishing the band’s presence in the reggae world at large. The band has uplifted audiences throughout the Southeast, California, Jamaica, and now, they will spread their powerful vibes at Clematis by Night.

  • Thursday, June 14:

Opener: The earl Band (RnR Party & Dance) | http://www.earltrio.com/

The earl Band is a dynamic group that focuses on delivering high energy tributes to the best rock and roll party and dance music of the ’70s,’80s, ‘90s and current times. With focused tributes to the music of The Beatles, the late Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Billy Idol, and many others, their opening act will create a party atmosphere that gets the audience dancing and singing to their favorite tunes. With bandleader Shawn Malaney on guitar and vocals, Bill Lee on bass, and Al Konkal on drums, percussion and vocals, the show is a party that Clematis by Night guests are sure to remember.

Headliner: 56 Ace (Modern Country Rock) | www.facebook.com/56AceBand

56 Ace is an energetic entertainment band with a diverse style that ranges from country to rock and pop. In the past, the band has performed at the Perfect Vodka Amphitheater, casinos, festivals, and most of the finer venues in South Florida. Now, their live show at the West Palm Waterfront will keep the dance floor packed all night long.

  • Thursday, June 21:  June 21 is a “double header” night – both bands have equal play time.

1st Band: Solid Brass (Classic Rock/R&B) | www.solidbrassband.com

Solid Brass is an eight-piece horn band that emerged in Palm Beach County from the demand for local quality music. The band plays classic rock and R&B songs from the ’60s through the ’80s, made famous by icons such as Chicago, Blood Sweat & Tears, Joe Cocker, the Doobie Brothers, Stevie Wonder, and many more. Their motto – “Live Solid, Play Solid” – demonstrates how their musicians were carefully auditioned and chosen based on their abilities to perform perfectly rehearsed, professional renditions. Not only will they play the audience’s favorites, but they have a passion for the music, a respect for the artists of the classic rock era, and, most importantly, Solid Brass loves what they do. That passion translates to their live shows and Clematis by Night guests will love getting down to their sounds.

2nd Band: Big City Dogs (Classic Rock & Blues) | www.bigcitydogsband.com

South Florida-based classic rock and blues band Big City Dogs pays tribute to many of the great bands of the ’60s through the 2000s. Consisting of four, seasoned, professional lead singers with dynamic vocal arrangements and solid musical abilities, Big City Dogs perform true renditions of popular hits that everyone knows and loves. Come down to the Waterfront and enjoy popular songs from Bon Jovi, The Eagles, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Red Hot Chili Peppers, ZZ Top, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Hootie and the Blowfish, and many more!

  • Thursday, June 28:

Opener: Catabella & the Latin Group (Tropical/Latin) | http://www.diamusicaentertainment.com

Temps will already be high, but the West Palm Beach Waterfront might even reach burning temps when one of the hottest local tropical music bands opens this Clematis by Night. Catabella and the Latin Group is distinguished for the diversity of their musicians and the selections of songs they perform. Fronting the band is tropical music singer, Catabella, a Colombian native who grew up in Miami, the global business hub for the Latin music industry. Her beautiful voice and tropical swing will get la fiesta started!

Headliner: Afin-K2 (Salsa) | www.orquestacallesol.com

Miami-based classic salsa band Afin-K2 (a homophone of Afincados) present a joyful tribute to the salsa of the ’70s and ’80s, the “Golden Years” of the genre. Musical director Raul Fiestas formed this very compact salsa band by bringing together musicians with immense talent from different Latin American countries. Members include Carlos Duran from Colombia, Pepe Espinoza from Cuba, Luis Flores from the Dominican Republic, Louie “Tito” Rivera and Jesus Manuel Martinez from Puerto Rico, and Bruno Mendez and Raul Fiestas from Peru. Together, they deliver the big sound of a salsa band full of art, talent and energy. Dancing shoes are a must for this Clematis by Night!

Screen on the Green

Friday, June 8, 2018

“Beauty and the Beast” (2017) (PG)

7 – 11 p.m. FREE

 

7 p.m. | Kids Activities on the Great Lawn

Be our guest and put our service to the test! Before a tale as old as time comes to life on the big screen, kids of all ages are welcome to come down to the Waterfront and enjoy fun and magical activities by sponsor Rhythm & Hues.

Sundown | Beauty and the Beast (2017) (PG)

Disney’s animated classic takes on a new form, with a widened mythology and an all-star cast. A young prince, imprisoned in the form of a beast, can be freed only by true love. What may be his only opportunity arrives when he meets Belle, the only human girl to ever visit the castle since it was enchanted.

Outdoor movie watching has never been more inviting than on the West Palm Beach Waterfront. Monthly, on the second Friday of the month, the City of West Palm Beach turns the Great Lawn into an open-air theater – movie and included views of the stars and sea are both FREE. Guests are encouraged to bring a blanket or chair and snuggle up for featured films – including newly released hits and throwback favorites. After hours, please call 561-822-2222 for information on event cancellations.

Fairy Tale Trivia

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 | 7 – 9 p.m. | FREE

Was it a fairy tale or a fable? Is there a difference? All will be answered during the Summer in Paradise edition of trivia on the Waterfront. Weekly, starting on Tuesday, June 12 (with the exception of July 3), guests can enjoy an interactive fairy tale trivia experience. The family-friendly event will test story skills of all ages.

The Palm Beach Post Sunday on the Waterfront

Sunday, June 17, 2018

“U.S. Stones” (Tribute to the Rolling Stones)

Meyer Amphitheatre | 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. | FREE

Calling all Stones fans! This is the chance for die hard Stones fans to go back in time and relive the world-renowned English rock band, the Rolling Stones, at the peak of their career in the mid-’70s and ’80s. Featuring the U.S. Stones, a tribute to, according to many, the “World’s Greatest Rock and Roll Band,” it’s been predicted that West Palm Beach’s visitors and residents will show off their best Mick Jagger moves at this Palm Beach Post Sunday on the Waterfront. The band’s high energy and ability to reproduce the persona of each member with mannerisms, authentic gear and stage outfits, allows the band to fully recreate the Rolling Stones’ concert experience. Fans might just get the “satisfaction” they’ve been searching for.

 

Fairy Tale Trivia

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 | 7 – 9 p.m. | FREE

Was it a fairy tale or a fable? Is there a difference? All will be answered during the Summer in Paradise edition of trivia on the Waterfront. Weekly, starting on Tuesday, June 12 (with the exception of July 3), guests can enjoy an interactive fairy tale trivia experience. The family-friendly event will test story skills of all ages.

 

Fairy Tale Trivia

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 | 7 – 9 p.m. | FREE

Was it a fairy tale or a fable? Is there a difference? All will be answered during the Summer in Paradise edition of trivia on the Waterfront. Weekly, starting on Tuesday, June 12 (with the exception of July 3), guests can enjoy an interactive fairy tale trivia experience. The family-friendly event will test story skills of all ages.