West Palm Beach announces free community events for July

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.

4TH on Flagler 30th Anniversary 

Wednesday, July 4, 2018 | 5 – 10 p.m. | FREE

With flags and fireworks at the center of the show, West Palm Beach’s 4th on Flagler is one of South Florida’s largest free outdoor Independence Day events. In addition to the annual Military Honor Ceremony, a performance by the Air National Guard Band of the South, larger-than-life games, live music and impressive 18-minute firework display the event has become known for, this year’s celebration is sure to have extra special elements in honor of its 30th anniversary. For three decades, and with fun at the center of the celebration, 4th on Flagler has delighted generations. Be sure not to miss this year’s festivities, which just might pay tribute to the years before.

 

Fairy Tale Trivia

Tuesday, July 10, 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.

 

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 seaside 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, July 5** NO CLEMATIS BY NIGHT **

 

  • Thursday, July 12:

Opener: Bruja (Rock/Blues/Reggae) | https://www.facebook.com/brujabluesrock/

South Florida-based Bruja – Spanish for “witch” and pronounced “brew-ha” – is a band that rather than being defined by one genre, describes their music as a blend of feel-good rock, blues, funk and reggae music. Led by South American-born singer and songwriter Jorge “Bruja” Zarruk, Bruja will “bewitch” Clematis by Night guests with their opening act. Their playlist includes rocking originals, including “Tomorrow Never Comes,” a reggae-rock fusion with Jerry Garcia-influenced guitar work; “Jack Daniel’s Blues,” a fun blues-rock tune about enjoying the simple things in life, and “Try to Love,” a funky blues number that was performed live on Miami’s Balcony TV last year.

Headliner: Melinda Elena (R&B/Classic Rock) | https://www.facebook.com/MelindaElenaMusic/

Melinda Elena is a powerful, sultry and versatile singer and songwriter with an extraordinary dynamic vocal range. Born and raised in South Florida, she has been active in the local music scene since her young teens as the lead vocalist of multiple bands, spanning a wide range of genres, including R&B, classic rock and blues. Now, spearheading her own named band, Melinda Elena is performing throughout the state and guests won’t want to miss her live concert at Clematis by Night!

  • Thursday, July 19:

Opener: Ryan Montgomery (Country) | https://ryanmontgomerymusic.net/

Nashville recording artist and up-and-coming country singer/songwriter Ryan Montgomery is a 19-year-old who has written hundreds of songs and performed at numerous venues. He has shared the stage with top country artists, including Dustin Lynch, Craig Campbell, Chase Bryant and Josh Thompson. This West Palm Beach native is returning home to open the night with tunes country music fans will surely love!

Headliner: Kate Keys Band (Variety/Rock) | www.katekeys.com

The Kate Keys Band is a national act based out of Englewood, Florida. Led by Kate Keys, an amazing and promising 19-year-old vocalist, who has a voice well beyond her years, the band is an in-demand group. They perform a wide range of lively and popular cover songs from a variety of genres, and have played at a number of leading venues in the south-east part of the country.

  • Thursday, July 26: L-Tribe (R&B/Top 40) | www.L-Tribeband.com Auction will take up large block of time, no opener

The “Hot Spot to Chill” will turn up the heat with one of South Florida’s hottest bands! L-Tribe is a versatile, extraordinary group of dynamic professionals who play a variety of R&B, disco, rock, funk and other popular genres. Performing for decades, members of L-Tribe have recorded, played, and shared the stage with numerous famous artists, including Bob Marley, Enrique Iglesias, James Brown, Janet Jackson, Kool and the Gang, Prince, Ricky Martin, and many more!

 

 

Screen on the Green

Friday, July 13, 2018

“The Greatest Showman” (2017) (PG)

The Great Lawn | 7 – 11 p.m. | FREE

 

7 p.m. Kids Activities on the Great Lawn

Come one, come all for fun-filled games on the Great Lawn! The whole family is encouraged to come down to the Waterfront before witnessing “The Greatest Showman.” Rhythm & Hues, a local children’s creativity center, is sponsoring a make-and-take craft. Will it be musical, magical and fun? Step right up and enjoy the element of surprise – just like the featured film!

Sundown | The Greatest Showman (PG)

Orphaned and penniless – but ambitious – and with a mind crammed with imagination and fresh ideas, the American, Phineas Taylor Barnum, will always be remembered as the man with the gift to effortlessly blur the line between reality and fiction. Thirsty for innovation and hungry for success, the son of a tailor managed to open a wax museum, but soon shifted his focus to the unique and peculiar, introducing extraordinary, never-seen-before, live acts on the circus stage. Watch the magic unfold on the big screen!

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.

 

The Palm Beach Post Sunday on the Waterfront

Sunday, July 15, 2018

“The Motowners” (Tribute to Motown)

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

The Motowners will transport guests back to the time when the Temptations and the Four Tops ruled the airwaves. A tribute band that celebrates the talented artists and compositions of the Motown years, The Motowners will perform hits by Diana Ross and the Supremes, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, and more. Featuring powerful vocalists and a tight rhythm section, The Motowners will bring to the Meyer Amphitheater stage all the public’s favorite soul and blues classics with style­. Songs like “Get Ready” by the Temptations, “I’ll Be Around” by The Spinners, and “Stand by Me” by Ben E King. While you “Can’t Hurry Love,” you can (and should!) hurry down to the Waterfront to secure your seat.

 

Fairy Tale Trivia

Tuesday, July 17, 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, July 24, 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.

 

Summer in Paradise Grand Finale and Fairy Tale Playhouse Auction during Clematis by Night

Thursday, July 26, 2018