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Celebrating Musical Nostalgia: Friday Night Sound Waves Returns With Fan-Favorite Bands

April 18, 2024

The LOOP is bringing back some of their fans’ favorite bands who made their first appearances at Friday Night Sound Waves from 2016 to 2021. Save the dates and take a journey down memory lane at the free and family-friendly concert series every Friday through May 17th, 2024, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Presented by the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Beach Business Improvement District, Friday Night Sound Waves welcomes locals and visitors, the young and the young at heart, to enjoy some of South Florida’s best musical talents, performing an eclectic range of genres ranging from Reggae, Funk, Afro-Cuban, Top 40, Motown and R&B.

The six-week nostalgic musical journey includes:
(2017) Valerie Tyson Band – May 17th
(2018) Rogue Theory – April 19th
(2019) Sonlokos – May 3rd
(2020) Private Stock Band – April 26th
(2021) VAM BAND – May 10th

Attendees are invited to come early to enjoy various pre-concert games on the main lawn starting at 5:00 p.m., along with local artisan vendors and a rotation of food and drink vendors to peruse during and after the show.

The lineup for the 2024 edition of Friday Night Sound Waves reads like a musical time capsule, featuring a diverse array of genres and talents that have graced the stage over the years.

Friday, April 19 – Rogue Theory, Indie Funk/Rock
Dive into the vibrant soundscape of Rogue Theory, a dynamic band hailing from the Sunshine State. Rogue Theory is on a musical journey leaving an indelible mark on the hearts and ears of music lovers across the nation. Their ever-evolving, eclectic fusion of Indie Funk-Rock is often called refreshing – a playful and nostalgic tapestry woven from the finest threads of various musical genres – a truly original soulful experience.

Friday, April 26th – Private Stock, Top 40 80's Dance Party
Private Stock Band is the most sought-after entertainment in the event industry. Being together for over 20 years contributes to the band’s amazing chemistry that shines through with every high-energy performance. Voted the #1 Party Band in Florida, Private Stock is the only band in the event industry that features Top 10 Hit Recording artists and stars from the hit show, “Legends.” Private Stock's musicians are all multi-talented and versatile, with an extensive song list consisting of Top 40, the 50’s & 60’s, Rock & Roll, Motown, Soul, 70’s Disco, Classic Rock, 80’s, 90’s, Latin and Country.

Friday, May 3rd – SonLokos, Afro-Cuban, Fusion
SonLokos was born in the City of Miami in 2012. Its music fuses Son, Afro-Cuban Music, Timba and traditional Cuban rhythms with Hip-Hop, Electronic Music, Reggae and Rap. SonLokos has a fresh and innovative sound that ranges between Son and Descarga to a very explosive danceable rhythm that keeps people on their feet. Their repertoire includes classic covers of Cuban music as well as original compositions.

Friday, May 10th – VAM Band, Top 40
VAM Band is a Funk Tribute Dance Band performing Pop, Top 40, Soul, R&B, Motown, Latin, Reggae and more.

Friday, May 17th – Valerie Tyson, Motown
Valerie Tyson is a soulful and electrifying band that performs classic and modern music specializing in playing today’s Top 40, Jazz, Classic Rock, R&B and Reggae. Each member of the band brings a combination of vocal and instrumental skills and experience.

Beyond the stellar lineup of bands, Friday Night Sound Waves offers a complete sensory experience for attendees of all ages. Arrive early to enjoy pre-concert games on the main lawn, browse local artisan vendors, and sample delectable fare from a rotating selection of food and drink vendors. With activities designed to engage the community and foster a sense of belonging, the series embodies the spirit of inclusivity and camaraderie that defines Fort Lauderdale's cultural landscape.

When & Where
Mark your calendars, gather your friends and family, and be prepared for an unforgettable musical journey through time. Friday Night Sound Waves will be held every Friday through May 17th, 2024, 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. at Las Olas Oceanside Park: 3000 East Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316. The most convenient place to park is the Las Olas Beach Parking Garage, where the PayByPhone payment option can be used, and parking can be extended from anywhere using the mobile PayByPhone APP. The events are free and open to the public.

A cornerstone of activity, The LOOP (Las Olas Oceanside Park) is the central hub of the $65 Million four-park system at the heart of Fort Lauderdale Beach. The public greenspaces, including the Intracoastal Promenade, Las Olas Beach Garage Sunset Terrace, and DC Alexander Park, aim to provide infinite experiences for everyone under the sun and year-round activity in Fort Lauderdale’s oceanfront backyard. Through its four pillars, “FAME,” The LOOP offers a variety of special events, activities, and unique local experiences for all, including free concerts, holiday happenings, farmer’s markets, community workouts, and more.

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Can't wait to see you there!

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