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Hot Acts & Cool Sounds: The Broward Center Raises the Temperature This Summer

July 14, 2022

The Broward Center for the Performing Arts is going to make your summer hotter than it already is with scheduled appearances by Darius Daughtry, Damien Escobar, Beres Hammond and Buddy Guy - John Hiatt & The Goners.

A staged reading of Seeking, a new Play by Arts Prevails Project founder Darius Daughtry, is presented in the Abdo New River Room on Saturday, July 23rd, 2022 at 4:00 and 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, July 24th, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. Seeking follows a young musician’s quest for independence as he discovers finding his future hinges on his family’s past. Audiences are invited to provide feedback to the author in chat backs after each performance. This program is part of the Broward Center's Arts for Action: Black Voices initiative which aims to use the arts as a tool or catalyst to heighten awareness, deepen knowledge, and mobilize action on social justice issues. Tickets are $15.

The sounds can’t get any hotter than when Buddy Guy and John Hiatt & The Goners featuring Sonny Landreth team up for one incredible Blues Concert in the Au-Rene Theater on Thursday, August 4th, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. Guy stands alone as the greatest living blues artist in the world, defining second-generation Chicago Blues with his wild performances and screaming, feedback-laden solos. The Grammy Award-Winner and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee is an iconic force on guitar whose incandescent solos reveal the searing, uninhibited soul of the blues. A Singer-Songwriter, Hiatt has played a variety of musical styles on his albums, including new wave, blues and country. Nominated for 10 Grammy Awards, he has been awarded a variety of other distinctions in the music industry. The concert is presented by the Broward Center and AEG Presents. Tickets are $39.50-$124.50 with $144.50 Spirit Club Level Seats.

The Broward Center and AEG Presents bring Renowned Violinist, Author, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist Damien Escobar to the Amaturo Theater in An Evening with Damien Escobar on Thursday, August 25th, 2022 at 8:30 p.m. With determination to be recognized as the "dopest" Violinist to crossover into mainstream music, the NAACP Image Award Nominee and Billboards Chart topping Artist claim to fame came early on in his teens when he, alongside his brother, appeared on America's Got Talent as Nuttin' But Stringz. Since re-launching a solo career, Escobar boasts 200,000 downloads from his first R&B mixtape, Sensual Melodies, followed by the release of his high-energy, inspirational single "Freedom." Tickets are $35-$45 with a $89.50 VIP ticket includes a premium seat location and a pre-concert VIP soundcheck and Q & A with the artist.

The Jamaican Reggae Superstar and undisputed king of lovers rock, Beres Hammond, brings his “Solid Love 2022” tour to the Au-Rene Theater for two shows on Friday September 2nd, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. and on Saturday, September 3rd, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. Famous for his soulful vibe and smoky-sweet, bourbon-on-the-rocks vocals, this Grammy® Award–Nominated Singer-Songwriter is known as the "Otis Redding of Reggae" with a hit list that includes "Tempted to Touch," "I Feel Good," "Putting Up Resistance," "Rockaway" and "No Disturb Sign." His influences include performers Alton Ellis, Peter Tosh, the Heptones and Ken Boothe as well as the musical styles of Jazz, Ska, Rocksteady and American Rhythm and Blues. Tickets are $39-$149 with $134 Spirit Club Level Seats.

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The Broward Center for the Performing Arts is located at 201 Southwest Fifth Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312. For more information, visit:

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