A Musical Spring: Music & Culture Have Been A Part of Hollywood Since It's Founding

March 24, 2022

The Hollywood Beach Bandshell has a long history in Hollywood. Joseph W. Young (Hollywoods founder) built the Broadwalk's first bandshell in 1924 to provide entertainment for visitors, that wooden bandstand, called "Theater under the Stars," was destroyed in the hurricane of 1926. The current bandshell appears to have been built in the 1970s and recently redeveloped as part of the Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort.

The Hollywood Beach Bandshell that’s located on the Boardwalk just outside of the resort, offers free live entertainment continuing the tradition of entertaining visitors and locals to this day, it features live musical entertainment five nights a week (Wednesday - Sunday) from 7 to 9 p.m. This gem directly on Hollywood Beach (200 Johnson St, Hollywood) features local acts from throughout South Florida, the bandshell and resort is home to over 30 live bands. Resort guests and locals alike can enjoy a variety of music including rock, country, Top 40, reggae, latin and much more!

All programming for the Hollywood Beach Bandshell is provided by the Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort. Here is the list of local entertainment they have scheduled for March:

March 24th | 30HZ (Classic Rock, and 80s pop) - 30 Hertz is a South Florida based cover band playing a variety of popular music ranging from classic rock to pop, country, reggae and more.

March 25th | Mason Pace (Rock through the ages) - Mason Pace addresses the mysteries of humanity and exposes the vastness between light and dark in everyday life through his driving guitar riffs, sacred choruses, and wide musicality. He takes listeners on a journey to confront the fears of vulnerability as well as restore common human decency and connectivity.

March 26th | Vam Band (Pop and Top 40s) - VAM BAND is a Funk Tribute Dance Band serving all of South Florida, performing Pop/Top 40, Soul, R&B, Motown, Latin, Reggae & More!

March 27th | Marcus Amaya (Beach Rock & Reggae) - South Florida's Marcus Amaya is an acoustic singer-songwriter based in Fort Lauderdale; fusing rock, pop, reggae, and hip-hop.

March 30th | Michael Marotta (Rock through the ages) - Rock out with up and coming artist, Michael Marotta, playing all your favorite 70's rock songs and original music.

March 31st | La Cuarta (Latin pop) - La Cuarta is a Latin-Alternative musical group which finds its sound at the intersection of Latin genres such as salsa, West Indian music, Colombian folklore and reggae, with rock and nuances of electronic environments.

ArtsPark at Young Circle
The ArtsPark at Young Circle is located in a 10-acre circle named after the City's founder, Joseph Wesley Young at US 1 and Hollywood Boulevard in downtown Hollywood. Dedicated in March 2007.

The mission of the ArtsPark at Young Circle is to offer residents and visitors a wide array of educational, recreational, musical and entertainment activities. Many of them are free. As part of continuing this mission to the community organizers invite you on April 2 to bring your friends and family to the Hollywood ArtsPark for a joyous Brazilian celebration with authentic carnaval music and performers! This free, family friendly event will feature Gafieira Rio Miami, an 11-piece Brazilian big band led by Latin GRAMMY winner Diogo Brown, playing high-energy hits to get everyone dancing; joining them on stage will be very special guests from Brazil, singers Jair Oliviera and Baia! Opening set by Gabi Lacombe who will electrify the stage with her enchanting vocals and pulsating rhythms. The night will end in grand fashion with the thunderous drums and sensational dancers of Bateria Unidos de Miami, a real samba school that will transport the audience to the streets of Rio de Janeiro. Arrive early at 6pm and join drum ensemble Miamibloco for a samba percussion workshop and interactive performance. For information call 954-924-2980.

Downtown Hollywood offers on-street metered parking for $1.50 per hour, as well as municipal garage parking for $1 per hour. Municipal garage locations are: 251 S. 20th Avenue (between Harrison Street and Van Buren Street) and 251 N. 19th Avenue Municipal Garage (between Tyler Street & Polk Street).