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Free concerts in Broward

In South Florida, free live music and free concerts are plentiful. Often, you’ll enjoy the sounds of local, regional & award-winning national performers in scenic settings, such as parks, along rivers, and at oceanfront venues.

Shopping plazas, restaurants and bars also feature live music.

For snacks, some events feature food trucks. Others permit DIY picnics.

The variety of talent spans a wide array of styles and tastes.  Top 40. Party. Rock. Latin. Jazz. Reggae. Country concerts. 

For some events, parking is free. Others, parking fees apply.

Free Live Entertainment in Broward

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Hollywood Beach Bandshell

Live entertainment from rotating variety of local bands usually 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Wednesdays – Sundays at Hollywood Beach Bandshell, oceanside on Johnson Street, free for entertainment, beach parking fees apply, Read feature Free live entertainment at Hollywood Beach bandshell

 

Other Events

Friday Night Sound Waves

These popular oceanside performances are offered at different points during the year, and feature a rotating array of South Florida talent

Events include October 8 – December 31, Fridays @ 6:30 p.m. @ at Las Olas Oceanside Park in Fort Lauderdale. For information on dates & performers, read Friday Night Sound Waves offers free entertainment

Tunes ‘N Trucks

Free occasional events with live entertainment & food trucks in Sunrise Read: Free Tunes ‘N Trucks events in Sunrise

Hollywood Beach Bandshell

Live entertainment from rotating variety of local bands usually 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Wednesdays – Sundays at Hollywood Beach Bandshell, oceanside on Johnson Street, free for entertainment, beach parking fees apply, Read feature Free live entertainment at Hollywood Beach bandshell

Park & Ocean

Park & Ocean restaurant & garden @ a Florida state park on A1A, free live music outdoors usually afternoons &/or evenings Saturdays  & Sundays, 3109 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale 33304, 954-563-2900

Dania Pointe

Tentative —- Free outdoor entertainment, usually includes live & strolling performers  &  DJ weekends at Dania Pointe shopping & dining plaza, 150 North Pointe Drive, Dania Beach 33004,  6 p.m.  – 10 p.m. Fridays, 12 – 4 p.m. & 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. Saturdays, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. Sundays, free parking

Tarpon River Brewing

Live entertainment some weekend nights, information on Facebook, 280 SW Sixth Street, Fort Lauderdale 33301, 954-353-3193, website

Sistrunk Marketplace

Sistrunk Marketplace is a food hall and arts & events venue with assorted food & beverage vendors, 115 NW 6th Street, Fort Lauderdale 33311. Live music is usually 6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Thursdays, 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. Fridays &  Saturdays, and 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. Sundays, Register for free tickets online

 

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Jazz Brunch

Jazz Brunch features free live entertainment outdoors at different points along Riverwalk in Fort Lauderdale,  usually 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. first Sundays, portable seats, picnics & pets are permitted, use Esplanade Park, 400 SW 2nd Street, Fort Lauderdale, as address, fees for parking apply, website, read feature

 

 

Gulfstream Park Village

Gulfstream Park Village, shopping, dining & entertainment plaza,  features free live music, usually 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays, free parking, 901 S. Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach 33009, read feature

Carter Park Jamz

Free Events usually 7 p.m.-10 p.m.  Third Fridays in June – October, 1450 W. Sunrise Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale 33311

Bring your own blankets or chairs & refreshments.

For information, 954-828-7275

Restaurants

Plenty of restaurants & pubs offer live entertainment for patrons ordering food & drinks. Please phone venue & inquire about their policies, including if food & drink order is required.

Gallupi’s restaurant

  • Live acoustic performers &/or  bands outdoors week days & weekends, hours vary
  • 1103 N. Federal Highway, Pompano Beach 33062, 954-785-0226
  • Reservations recommended for weekends
  • drinks & appetizer minimum encouraged
  • entertainment listing featured on website

Marina 84 in Fort Lauderdale

  • Usually 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. Fridays & some Saturdays outside patio @ Marina 84 Fort Lauderdale,  free, 2440 W. State Road 84, Fort Lauderdale 33312, 954-734-2424, website , please verify the night you want to attend

Holy Mackerel in Wilton Manors

  • Usually 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays Holy Mackerel, 1414 NE 26th Street, Wilton Manors 33305, 954-306-3690, website, free entry, indoor event, RSVP online

Inexpensive event

Soulful Sundays

Live performances in Pompano Beach. Tickets are $7.08 with taxes & fees, offered online only.

Events @ Ali Cultural Arts Center, information is online

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