Air Show Kicks Off With Concert On The Beach

The Friday Night Sound Waves concert series will help the Ford Lauderdale Air Show fly into Fort Lauderdale Beach this year! On Friday, May 5, 2017 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday Night Sound Waves will host the official Air Show kickoff party with a performance by local rising country music stars, the Shane Duncan Band.

The Shane Duncan Band is a high-energy country quintet hailing from South Florida, that writes, records and performs all their music. From supporting huge country acts such as Luke Bryan to performing at preliminary events for Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis, the Shane Duncan Band delivers non-stop energy throughout their entire set leaving crowds wanting more.

In addition to the Shane Duncan Band performance, a proclamation will be presented by County Commissioner Chip LaMarca, in recognition of May 6, 2017, Hurricane Battalion Day in Broward County. More than 860 Hurricane Battalion Soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 124th Infantry Regiment will be welcomed home on Friday, May 5, 2017 after being deployed to the Horn of Africa, and based out of Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti, for Operation Freedom’s Sentinel in April 2016.

“We are extremely proud of these brave men and women, who provided more than 7,000 hours of continuous security without incident or serious injury,” Glassman said. “We encourage everyone to join us on Friday, May 5 to recognize these defenders of our freedom and welcome them home from a successful mission.”

Throughout the evening, Ford Lauderdale Air Show sponsor, Yuengling will be on site, and Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau will air a portion of the concert live on HelloSunny TV and on Apple TV 4th generation TV. Southwest Airlines®, the official airline sponsor of Friday Night Sound Waves, will activate its Southwest® Lounge offering concertgoers comfortable seating, beach umbrellas and mats, and signature Southwest snacks. Radio personalities from media partners, 104.3 The Shark and 102.7 The Beach FM, along with Fort Lauderdale Mayor, Jack Seiler and other City officials, will act as the proclamation and military tribute MC’s.

“This is our second year partnering with Friday Night Sound Waves to extend the exciting Air Show weekend on Fort Lauderdale Beach,” said Phil Mauro, from the Ford Lauderdale Air Show. “With the Canadian Armed Forces Snowbirds leading the pack, as well as dozens of talented performers, this is sure to be an unforgettable weekend.”

The Fort Lauderdale Beach Business Improvement District (BID), comprised of many of the businesses located along A1A, is the series’ major funding partner. New and returning sponsors include the Greater Fort Lauderdale CVB, the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association, Visit Florida, the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce, It’s Better On the Beach Restaurant Group, Modelo Especial, Blue Chair Bay Rum, Bahia Mar Resort Fort Lauderdale Beach, Bahia Mar Marina, and Modera Port Royale.

Friday Night Sound Waves is a free 36-week live music series that runs March through November. Each week, locals and visitors are encouraged to slide off their shoes and slip into the weekend to enjoy local and regional musical talent perform Friday night from 6 p.m. to 9

p.m. at The Fort Lauderdale Beach Hub on the corner of Las Olas Boulevard and A1A. To view the complete performance line up, offers from series sponsors, and special tribute and awareness nights, visit www.FridayNightSoundWaves.com. For sponsorship opportunities and additional information, please email info@fridaynightsoundwaves.com.

About the Beach BID:

The Fort Lauderdale Beach Business Improvement District’s (BID) primary focus is to market Fort Lauderdale Beach as a premier destination to locals and visitors from around the globe. Through private investment by businesses and residents between its governing boundaries along A1A from Harbor Drive to Sunrise Boulevard, they aim to enhance one’s experience. To learn more about the different places to “Dine, Discover, Stay and Play” on the beach, visit the BID sponsored website www.MyFortLauderdaleBeach.com, or connect via social media on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Pinterest.