As a growing foodie destination with a burgeoning arts scene, and offering the opportunity to experience live music up and down the near three-mile stretch, world-famous Fort Lauderdale Beach has definitely become famous for more than just its sun, sand and sea.
From mega music annual events Tortuga Music Festival and Audacy Beach Festival, to the near year round free Friday Night Sound Waves outdoor concerts, on any given day or night you can find music filling the air at Fort Lauderdale Beach's hotels, restaurants, bars and parks
Free, Live and Local
Friday Night Sound Waves
Come slide off your shoes and slip into the weekend every Friday night ( March 18 - July 1, 2022 ) at the free beachside concert sponsored in major part by the Fort Lauderdale Beach Business community. Featuring some of South Florida and the region’s best musical talents, performing an eclectic range of genres, Friday Night Sound Waves entertains area locals and global visitors, from the young to the young-at-heart.
Las Olas Oceanside Park 3000 E. Las Olas Boulevard
Concerts Under the Stars, one of Fort Lauderdale’s most popular music series, marks its thrilling return January 27 - April 14, 2022 at Bonnet House Museum & Gardens. Experience live performances on the beautiful Bonnet House Estate with wine & cheese included. These magical evenings take place January through April on Thursday Evenings at 6:30pm. The concert takes place on the tent-covered veranda with seating provided. Rain or shine. $45-$85
Dinner and A Show
Slip in for a cocktail at the bar or dinner at Fort Lauderdale Beach's newest Mediterranean eatery, which perfectly balances authentic flavors, warm hospitality and some of the best live music and dancing on the oceanside patio from 7 pm - 11 pm nightly and every weekend from 1 pm - 5 pm.
213 S. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd
Known for its charming atmosphere, this trendy and popular eatery blends old and new to enhance the beauty of Fort Lauderdale Beach, where you can savor the unique and impeccably prepared flavors of American and Mediterranean specialties while enjoying live piano music every Tuesday - Sunday from 8pm - midnight.
Spazio Italian Restaurant & Wine Lounge
Casual for breakfast at sunrise, buzzing at lunch with the sun at full glow, romantic at sunset for dinner; Spazio comes alive at night with an eclectic mix of live entertainment nightly from 7 pm - 11 pm, and people watching 'til dawn.
239 S. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd
Steelpan Kitchen & Bar
Join guitarist and singer, Danny Olalla every Thursday, Friday & Saturday from 6 – 9 p.m. at Steelpan Kitchen & Bar, located at Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach. See you on island time for light bites, handcrafted cocktails and an ocean breeze from every seat.
999 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd
Whether the need for live music hits you on a Tuesday at 11 am or Sunday at 7 pm - here's where you can get your live music fix 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Elbo Room, Fort Lauderdale Beach
Immortalized in 1956 when it was featured in the blockbuster hit "Where the Boy's Are?", The Elbo Room is one of those historic spots (it opened in 1938) which just gets better with age, and each time you visit. Featuring live music from open to close, 7 days a week, this beachside bar is a guaranteed good time and place to stop for a morning, afternoon, or evening drink by the beach.
241 S. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd
With amazing views of Fort Lauderdale Beach, this two level oceanside restaurant features fresh local seafood, wood-fired oven favorites, cold beer and refreshing cocktails. Enjoy the view from any seat in the house and live music every Wednesday - Sunday from 5pm - 9pm.
600 Seabreeze Boulevard
Lulu's Bait Shack
Founded on Cajun Cuisine and Mardi Gras morals, Lulu's not only brings the best of the bayou to Ft. Lauderdale Beach - but also a stellar line up of live entertainment every Thursday - Saturday night from 9pm - 1am and Sunday from 1 pm - 5pm.
17 S. Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard
Park & Ocean
Live music makes life better! Join Park and Ocean for live music every Friday from 4pm - 7pm; Saturday 12 pm - 8pm and Sunday 11am - 7pm.
Visit their Facebook page for weekly rotation of local musicians and performers.
3109 E. Sunrise Boulevard
Rock Bar Day Club
Rock Bar Day Club is Fort Lauderdale's newest day life escape making a splash on the weekend scene every Saturday and Sunday with a rotation of the area and nations finest DJ's to create an experience like no other. View their Instagram Page for the latest performer announcements.
220 Almond Avenue
S3 may be where sun, surf, and sand uniquely fuse with steak, seafood, and sushi, but every weekend they can add sensation seaside sounds to the mix. Join them every Friday from 5 to 8pm, Saturday from 3 to 6pm and Sunday from 2 to 5pm for live music on the patio.
505 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd.
Sea Level Restaurant & Ocean Bar
Perched on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, Sea Level serves up the region’s freshest seafood, choice cuts of meat and high-quality produce to appeal to every palate, and a well-curated line up of the area's most accomplished singer/songwriters performing every Saturday and Sunday from 3-7pm.
3030 Holiday Drive
Hey Mr. DJ
McSorley's Beachside Pub & Rooftop Lounge
McSorley’s is an Irish Bar with a serious twist, featuring a Beach Pub and Game Room on the main level and a rooftop Sun Deck not to be missed. Thursday and Friday's feature Video DJ's under the stars - but check out their Facebook Page for special pop up engagements such as the rotating monthly Rooftop Pop Up Proper House Music Party, annual DayLit Party and the occasional Rooftop Soiree.
870 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd.
Day or night the rockin’ Fort Lauderdale Beach bar is the ideal setting to lounge over a meal with friends on the patio or make new ones on the dance floor. Featuring an eclectic menu and an oceanfront setting that competes with your eyes for attention, Rock Bar features an all-day Happy Hour, 2-for-1 drink specials, and a DJ Thursday – Sunday night with a mix of Old-School dance beats to electronic house and chill lounge from 10 pm – 4am.
219 S. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd
If you like sexy indi-beats with your Tacos and Tequila, Solluna is your go-to spot. Live DJ every Thursday - Sunday night from 7 pm until close, and during their Brunch + Beats daytime series, Saturday & Sunday afternoon.
225 S. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd