Saturday, May 29, 2010

MyJoog Venue: Clematis by Night

During the summer, the traditional music hall, amphitheater, coffee shop are not the sole venues to hear live music. Most towns and cities provide free entertainment outdoors in a central location. But not in Florida; they get to host outdoor concerts all year and one if these is Clematis by Night. And in fact this is their 15th year anniversary holding live concerts on Thursdays in Centennial Square at the end of Clematis Street in Downtown West Palm Beach. The location also means there is plenty of fun for the kids - bring bathing suits and towels because they will want to run and jump through the fountains. The Fountainside Concert Series features a diverse range of mostly area or regional artists: rock, r&b, reggae, blues, soul, swing and Latin music. There is also plenty of local food vendors providing BBQ, African, and Latin cuisine - and beer and wine to wash it down.

This past Thursday we listened to Taylor Road, a regional band playing classic rock. Funny how classic rock used to refer to music from the 1970's, but now includes the 80's and 90's. But anyway, they were quite good and played the Counting Crows, Tom Petty, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews, Buffalo Springfield, and many more. For the rest of our stay in south Florida we plan on returning each Thursday in June:

Fastball - Thursday, June 03, 2010 @ 6:00 PM
Scholars Word - Thursday, June 10, 2010 @ 6:00 PM
The Fabulouns - Thursday, June 17, 2010 @ 6:00 PM
Datura Street Band - Thursday, June 24, 2010 @ 6:00 PM

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