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DISH OF THE WEEK (Sunday- 9/25/16- Hobo’s Gourmet KItchen- North Palm Beach)

***** DISH OF THE WEEK (Sunday- 9/25/16).

One of Jeff Eats’ favorite menu items…

EYE OPENER
(2 eggs any style with choice of ham, sausage or bacon, potatoes or grits and toast)
$5.50

Hobo’s Gourmet Kitchen
421 Northlake Boulevard
North Palm Beach
(561) 841-8305
hobosgourmetkitchen.net
Latest Review: 2/23/11

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If you’re into “mom & pop” breakfast/lunch diners, you will absolutely love Hobo’s Gourmet Kitchen!

Hobo’s Gourmet Kitchen
Posted on February 23rd, 2011 · American Breakfast North Palm Beach

***** Hobo’s Gourmet Kitchen, 421 Northlake Boulevard, North Palm Beach, Florida 33408, (561) 841-8305.

Let’s call Hobo’s a “neighborhood” diner…the joint has been around for something like 11 years. Check www.hobosgourmetkitchen.net for menu/prices. Table seating for about 100 and a small counter that handles 6.

Absolutely-nothing fancy going on here…as a matter of fact, absolutely-nothing gourmet going on here, either. That said, this is exactly the type of joint that old Jeff Eats loves to eat in. Think “short order” and you got Hobo’s number…loads of breakfast stuff, salads, grilled burgers, sandwiches—throw in a $7.95 “all you can eat” salad bar-and-for an extra buck-you can slurp all of the soup that you’d like.

Just so you know, I have eaten 2x at Hobo’s and have yet to see anyone wearing a tuxedo or for that matter a gown (nowadays gotta be politically correct), then again 1-meal was breakfast and 1-meal was lunch, so that may-be why? Really-good 1/2 lb cheeseburger/fries ($7)–grilled reuben/fries ($7.95)–western omelet ($5.95).

Like I said before, I got a special “place in the heart” for the Hobo’s of the world. It’s joints like this, that make eating out a worthwhile endeavor.

If you like diner-food, you’ll love Hobo’s.

Go figure!!…Hobo’s is open Monday-Friday 7am-3pm and Sunday 8am-2pm. The joint is closed on Saturday, like I said, Go Figure!

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Win 2-Tickets To: Eddie Money & Starship Featuring Mickey Thomas (Pompano Beach Amphitheater- Pompano Beach)

Posted on September 25th, 2016 · Deals Music/Events/Other Pompano Beach · 13 Comments »

This article first appeared on September 19, 2016…

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* Win 2- Tickets To: Eddie Money & Starship Featuring Mickey Thomas.

Real simple game, the first 25 “comments” posted-will be entered in a “blind-pick” with the winner receiving 2-tickets to Eddie Money & Starship Featuring Mickey Thomas’ January 14, 2017 Pompano Beach Amphitheater concert! One “comment” per day- per IP Address!

For you guys who want to cover all bases, you can catch tickets at pompanobeacharts.org and ticketmaster.com.

Posted on September 7th, 2016
* Pre Sale- Eddie Murphy & Starship.
Just announced!

Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats are really looking forward to seeing- this one!

Eddie Money & Starship Featuring Mickey Thomas
Two Headliners, One Night Only
Saturday, January 14, 2017 (8pm)
Pompano Beach Amphitheater
Special Presale Offer*
Now Through Thursday, 9/8 at 10pm
Ticketmaster.com & Enter Code: paradise

Saturday, January 14, 2017
Doors Open 7:00pm, Show Starts 8:00pm
Tickets: $25-$80
Service fees and credit card charges may apply

The Pompano Beach Amp is proud to announce their first concert of 2017. Eddie Money and Starship featuring Mickey Thomas will kick off the New Year with a rockin’ double headliner show. The concert will have fans singing all night long as both Eddie and Mickey crank out decades of hits.

Eddie Money burst onto the scene with his double-platinum album on Columbia Records in 1977 spawning the two hits “Baby Hold On” and “Two Tickets to Paradise.” Legendary rock impresario Bill Graham raved, “Eddie has it all…not only can he sing, write, and play; he’s a natural performer.”

Over the course of his storied career, Money sold over 28 million records and amassed over 20 hits with overwhelming success at both Pop and Rock radio including “Shakin’,” “I Think I’m in Love,” “I Wanna Go Back,” “We Should Be Sleeping,” “Walk On Water,” “I’ll Get By,” and his legendary hit with Ronnie Spector, “Take Me Home Tonight”. Money’s songs have appeared in dozens of movies including, television shows and hit video games including “Mall Cop”, the infamous Geico commercial, “Grand Theft Auto”, and “Guitar Hero”.

Mickey Thomas is the owner of the soaring voice that propelled Starship through the decades of the 80’s and 90’s. With his soulful and compelling vocals, Mickey has established himself as one of rock music’s most recognizable stars. Mickey made his mark in 1976 as lead vocalist on the mega-hit “Fooled Around and Fell in Love” with The Elvin Bishop Band.

In 1979, Mickey’s joined Jefferson Starship and his powerful vocals brought a new wave of success. The group was renamed Starship and had an amazing string of hits including “No Way Out,” “We Built This City,” “Sara,” and an Oscar nomination for the #1 hit “Nothing Gonna Stop Us Now,” from the movie Mannequin. Other top hits included “Find Your Way Back,” “Stranger,” “Laying It On the Line” and “It’s Not Over Till It’s Over” which became Major League Baseball’s theme in 1987. Moreover, every Starship album released since 1979 has gone Gold, Platinum, or Multi-Platinum. Mickey’s stellar voice and video charisma on Starship’s video classics have become staples on MTV and VH1. Material covered in Starship’s live performance ranges from Mickey’s tenure with The Elvin Bishop Band and Starship, as well as songs from his two solo albums.

The Pompano Beach Amp is proud to announce their first concert of 2017. Eddie Money and Starship featuring Mickey Thomas will kick off the New Year with a rockin’ double headliner show. The concert will have fans singing all night long as both Eddie and Mickey crank out decades of hits.

Eddie Money burst onto the scene with his double-platinum album on Columbia Records in 1977 spawning the two hits “Baby Hold On” and “Two Tickets to Paradise.” Legendary rock impresario Bill Graham raved, “Eddie has it all…not only can he sing, write, and play; he’s a natural performer.”

Over the course of his storied career, Money sold over 28 million records and amassed over 20 hits with overwhelming success at both Pop and Rock radio including “Shakin’,” “I Think I’m in Love,” “I Wanna Go Back,” “We Should Be Sleeping,” “Walk On Water,” “I’ll Get By,” and his legendary hit with Ronnie Spector, “Take Me Home Tonight”. Money’s songs have appeared in dozens of movies including, television shows and hit video games including “Mall Cop”, the infamous Geico commercial, “Grand Theft Auto”, and “Guitar Hero”.

Mickey Thomas is the owner of the soaring voice that propelled Starship through the decades of the 80’s and 90’s. With his soulful and compelling vocals, Mickey has established himself as one of rock music’s most recognizable stars. Mickey made his mark in 1976 as lead vocalist on the mega-hit “Fooled Around and Fell in Love” with The Elvin Bishop Band.

In 1979, Mickey’s joined Jefferson Starship and his powerful vocals brought a new wave of success. The group was renamed Starship and had an amazing string of hits including “No Way Out,” “We Built This City,” “Sara,” and an Oscar nomination for the #1 hit “Nothing Gonna Stop Us Now,” from the movie Mannequin. Other top hits included “Find Your Way Back,” “Stranger,” “Laying It On the Line” and “It’s Not Over Till It’s Over” which became Major League Baseball’s theme in 1987. Moreover, every Starship album released since 1979 has gone Gold, Platinum, or Multi-Platinum. Mickey’s stellar voice and video charisma on Starship’s video classics have become staples on MTV and VH1. Material covered in Starship’s live performance ranges from Mickey’s tenure with The Elvin Bishop Band and Starship, as well as songs from his two solo albums.

Pompano Beach Amphitheater
1806 NE 6th St – Pompano Beach

Date/Time
Date(s) – 01/14/2017
8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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2016 Marketplace Music Fest- October (Delray Marketplace Amphitheater- Delray Beach)

Posted on September 24th, 2016 · Deals Delray Beach Music/Events/Other · 1 Comment »

* 2016 Marketplace Music Fest- October.

Very nice lineup!

Jeff Eats has seen all of the listed bands- like I just said, very nice lineup1

The series is Free! Just bring yourself and a folding chair!

Keep this between us, other than a small handful of some pretty decent restaurants and a movie “complex”- the Delray Marketplace got absolutely nothing going on- that is, unless you need to buy a suit at Jos. A. Bank!

Like I said, the series is free, so go and enjoy!

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The Burger Place (Melbourne)

Posted on September 24th, 2016 · American Fast Food Melbourne · No Comments »

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***** The Burger Place, 811 East New Haven Avenue, Melbourne, Florida 32901, (321) 676-8914.

Got a real good one for you guys, The Burger Place- fast food, order-pickup at counter, indoor table/booth/counter & covered outdoor patio table seating, 50’s retro decor, grill top hamburger- joint in Melbourne.

Simple tale to tell you guys, Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats did a recent lunch and loved the joint! Both Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats are flat top grilled hamburger fans- and trust me when I tell you, The Burger Place has the flat top grill mastered! As for you non-burger guys, The Burger Palace has enough “non-burger” stuff for you- so you’ll find what to eat!

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Like I said a few seconds ago, Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats loved The Burger Place.

If you live, work or play anywhere near this fast food burger joint, you gotta give it a try!

The Burger Place is open Monday-Thursday 11am-9pm, Friday-Saturday 11am-10pm, closed Sunday.

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The Livesays’ “Hold On…Life is Calling” CD Release Party (Zone Sports Lounge- Boca Raton)

Posted on September 23rd, 2016 · American Boca Raton Deals Music/Events/Other · No Comments »

* The Livesays’ “Hold On… Life is Calling” CD Release Party.

Got something here that maybe of interest to some of you guys, The Livesays’ “Hold On…Life is Calling” CD Release Party- set for Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 8pm at the Zone Sports Lounge, 6450 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton, Florida 33487, (561) 609-2426.

Way back on July 31, 2014 Jeff Eats told you guys about The Livesays- one of the best Rock n Roll bands that has every set foot in the State of Florida! On 10/8/16 The Livesays are holding a CD Release Party- at the Zone Sports Lounge (formerly Cantina Max) and will be joined by some of South Florida’s best Rock n Roll musicians.

Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats will be there to party with The Livesays while also checking out Boca Raton’s newest sports bar- Zone Sports Lounge!

If you wanna go…

from thelivesaysmusic.com

The Livesays’ “Hold On… Life is Calling” CD Release Party
Sat, Oct 8 @ 8:00 PM Zone Sports Lounge, 6450 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton FL 33487
Saturday, October 8th: The Livesays celebrate the release of “Hold On… Life is Calling” at Zone Sports Lounge in Boca 8pm-12am.

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The Livesays’ “Hold On… Life is Calling” CD Release Party
Sat, Oct 8 @ 8:00 PM Zone Sports Lounge, 6450 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton FL 33487
Saturday, October 8th: The Livesays celebrate the release of “Hold On… Life is Calling” at Zone Sports Lounge in Boca 8pm-12am.
Special guest performances include Tommy Hall, John Quinn and Jeffrey James Harris (all from Mr. Nice Guy Band), Tim Murphy, Diane Ward, Coz Canler (from The Romantics), and Chuck Kirkpatrick (from Firefall/The Long Run).
$10 admission. Complimentary hor d’oeuvres. Full menu, cash bar. Non-smoking inside.
Partial proceeds and 100% of raffle ticket sales will benefit 100+ Abandoned dogs of Everglades Florida. http://100plusabandoneddogsofevergladesflorida.org/
Zone Sports Lounge [formerly Cantina Max] 6450 N. Federal Hwy., Boca Raton FL 33487 Phone 561-609-2426 • www.zonesportslounge.com
“Hold On… Life is Calling” Special Pre-Sale Package includes CD, T-Shirt and Beverage koozie for $25 available here: http://thelivesaysmusic.com/hold-on-life-is-calling
We hope to see you at our CD Release Party! Musically yours, THE LIVESAYS ~ billy, eddie, jorge and cuqui www.TheLivesaysMusic.com

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Posted on July 31st, 2014 · Music/Events/Other

* The Livesays.

Sometimes “words” alone can’t describe how good or for that matter how bad something is!

With that in mind, go check-out the band The Livesays at thelivesaysmusic.com for yourself.

This South Florida based-Rock n Roll covers/originals band is outrageously good. I’m talking “hit record recording” good.

If you want to see what a professional-top notch-band is suppose to sound, look and act like-then make it your business to catch The Livesays who play at bars/clubs/events/casinos all over South Florida.

Trust me on this, my words don’t even come close in describing how good The Livesays are.

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Boca Black Box (Boca Raton)

Posted on September 23rd, 2016 · Boca Raton Deals Music/Events/Other · 7 Comments »

***** Boca Black Box, 8221 Glades Road, Boca Raton, Florida 33434, (561) 483-9036.

Real short tale for you guys…

The Boca Black Box opened about 1-year ago in Boca Raton. It is a 250 seat theater that produces reasonably priced comedy/music/variety shows. Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats are huge Boca Black Box fans having seen some of America’s top comedians, national/local tribute bands and well known music recording acts there!

If you haven’t heard of- or been to the Boca Black Box, you gotta check this joint out!

Printed down below is a recent Boca Black Box e-mail “listing” some upcoming shows!

For more info/tickets bocablackbox.com and goldstar.com (for discount tickets).

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The Pastrami Club (Lauderhill)

Posted on September 23rd, 2016 · Uncategorized · 1 Comment »

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***** The Pastrami Club, 5240 North University Drive, Lauderhill, Florida 33351, (954) 748-0001.

A recent e-mail received by Jeff Eats from reader Janet Silverman…

Jeff,
My husband and I recently moved from Princeton, New Jersey to Tamarac, Florida. This will be our first year celebrating the Jewish Holidays in Florida. We are looking for really good prepared New York Kosher Style Food in our area that we can order and have at our home. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you,
Janet Silverman

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Janet Silverman,

Got the perfect joint for you- The Pastrami Club in Lauderhill.

Over the years, Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats have eaten at The Pastrami Club numerous times- and the food has always been reasonably priced and absolutely delicious! Now, I maybe a bit presumptuous here- but if you’re thinking stuff like matzoh ball soup, chopped liver, brisket, roast turkey, noodle pudding, potato kugel, chocolate baka, rugalah- The Pastrami Club will definitely get the job done for you!

Thanks for reading…

Happy Holiday to you and your husband!

Jeff Eats

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Posted on February 20th, 2015

***** The Pastrami Club. 5240 North University Drive, Lauderhill, Florida 33351, (954) 748-0001.

Here’s another “out of sight out of mind” joint for you…The Pastrami Club in Lauderhill.

Not gonna name names, but The Pastrami Club is one of but-a small handful of South Florida joints that come even close to being a New York Kosher Style Deli…

If you live in Pastrami Club’s neighborhood (which Jeff Eats doesn’t)- you now know where you can catch a good-deli fix! For reference, yesterday afternoon- a corned beef on rye/pastrami on rye/french fries/Dr. Brown’s cream soda- perfectly hit the spot! By the way, I would’a got a potato knish, but I’m on a diet-and while I’m on the subject of corned beef, you need some fat in the meat for taste, you guys who order lean/or extra lean are just eating sandpaper!

Printed down below is Jeff Eats’-May 3, 2008 “review” for The Pastrami Club…
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May 3, 2008
***** The Pastrami Club
5240 North University Drive
Lauderhill, Florida 33351
(954) 748-0001

The Pastrami Club is open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner. The Pastrami Club (which has been around since 1985), is one of the “best” New York “Kosher Style Delis” in South Florida. Over the years I have “fressed” on this joint’s pastrami, corned beef, turkey (off the frame) and brisket sandwiches and loved each and every bite.

Cardiologists tell you to stay away from joints like this… last week I saw mine stuffing his face with a fatty corned beef on rye with a potato knish. “Do as I say, don’t do as I do.”

I am telling you, that you “gotta” try this joint. The combination of great food and “old” deli decor (red booths and formica tables), will remind you of what delis are “suppose to be all about.”

Check-out this joint’s website at www.pastramiclub.com for menu/prices.

End of story.

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Barbra Streisand (BB&T Center- Sunrise)

Posted on September 22nd, 2016 · Deals Music/Events/Other Sunrise · 6 Comments »

* Barbra Streisand.

Jeff Eats just got an e-mail about a PRESALE for Barbara Streisand’s December 3, 2016 concert at the BB&T Center in Sunrise.

If this works for you, great!

Just thinking out loud, last week Jeff Eats heard- that at a recent concert Streisand told the audience that- she would “move out” of the country if Donald Trump was elected President. Now, if I heard correctly and Trump just happens to win, Jeff Eats is kinda thinking that all you guys with December 3rd tickets are gonna have to find something else to do that evening!

Anyway,

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BARBRA STREISAND
DECEMBER 3 | BB&T CENTER

AMERICAN EXPRESS CARD MEMBER PRESALE: Thursday, September 22
BB&T CENTER PRESALE BEGINS: Tuesday, September 27 at 10:00am
AND ENDS: Wednesday, September 28 at 5:00pm
PASSWORD: ENCORE

PUBLIC ON-SALE: Thursday, September 29 at 10:00am
For More Information thebbtcenter.com
or CALL 954-835-7828

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Ruggero’s Ristorante (Fort Lauderdale)

Posted on September 22nd, 2016 · Fort Lauderdale Italian Music/Events/Other · No Comments »

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* Ruggero’s Ristorante, 2701 East Oakland Park Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33006, (954)396-0930.

Jeff Eats is hearing some real nice “buzz” about Ruggero’s Ristorante which is set to open on Friday, October 7, 2016 in Fort Lauderdale.

Just got invited to “try” the joint out a couple of days before it officially opens!

A taste of background, years ago- long before Jeff Eats was Jeff Eats- Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats (who at the time wasn’t yet Mrs. Jeff Eats) ate at Ruggero’s when it was located in Sunrise…the food and service were absolute dynamite! Hopefully, the “re-opened” Ruggero’s has the same delicious food and terrific service!

Jeff Eats will give you guys the skinny- after the Media Dinner!

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PRESS RELEASE

RISTORANTE
Acclaimed Restauranteur John Albanese Brings His Refined Italian Dining Experience Back to Fort Lauderdale

To Open for Dinner Friday October 7, 2016

Fort Lauderdale, FL Back in January, 2005, Judith Stocks, one of the many reviewers who were wowed by the original Ft. Lauderdale Ruggero’s Ristorante, said in the Sun Sentinel, “Slow down or you’ll miss this sophisticated white-tablecloth spot, tailor-made for anyone with an appetite for an Italian restaurant with a side of steakhouse.” Restauranteur/Chef John Albanese enjoyed great success with Ruggero’s before he closed up shop to open and operate restaurants in the Northeast, and was most recently the lead consultant for Sofia Steakhouse in Englewood, NJ rated 4 stars by the New York Times.
Although the location of Ruggero’s Ristorante is new, located on Oakland Park Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale, the menu is reminiscent of the original with ample selections of the freshest seafood, pastas, prime steaks, house-made soups, breads, desserts and more. Favorite dishes that John Albanese is bringing back to his menu include:
• U1 Fresh New Zealand Langostinos – prepared Scampi-style
• Risotto Soufflé – encased in baby eggplant with radicchio and porcini mushrooms atop a creamy tomato sauce
• Zucchini Blossoms – stuffed with ricotta cheese and Parma prosciutto
• Bread and Garlic Soup – a house favorite
• Perciatelli Al Tonno – pasta with Sicilian tuna, capers, olives, garlic, and plum tomatoes
• 48 oz. Dry Aged Porterhouse for two
• Butcher cut Filet Mignon
• Brick oven Roasted Baby Suckling Pig for two with roasted Rosemary potatoes
• Fresh Maine Lobster – prepared many ways including Fra Diavolo, Broiled, Steamed, Sicilian-style, “Angry” Arrabbita, Lobster Tail Francese and Cognac Lobster Tail
• Whole Crispy Red Snapper – with angel hair crisp noodles and black bean reduction
• And so much more
The Miami Herald declared in its review of the original Ruggero’s Ristorante, “Exceptional. The restaurant does a fine job with its pastas and entrees, offering a varied selection of fish, steak, chicken, pork and lamb, as well as shrimp and lobster. Among the entrees we’ve tried have all been winners.” Since John Albanese is keeping and improving most of his original menu, the same high praise will certainly be true with the grand opening of the new Ruggero’s.
Ruggero’s Ristorante will open for dinner on Friday, October 7, 2016.
Daily Happy Hour will be Monday-Friday, 5-7 PM and will feature drink specials and discounted menu prices at the bar only.
Stay tuned for news on the Lunch service, scheduled to start in the next few weeks.
About Restauranteur/Chef John Albanese
John Albanese has authentic Italian cooking in his DNA. Both parents were professional chefs in Sicily before they relocated to New York, right before John was born. John’s father was the Head Chocolatier at Li-Lac, Manhattan’s oldest chocolate house, and John would accompany his father as he delivered his Li-Lac mousse to all the top restaurants in the city. As a teenager, John’s first job cooking was at the original landmark Ruggero’s Ristorante in Little Italy in NYC. In Fort Lauderdale, John opened the first Ruggero’s in 2001 on Sunrise Blvd. as well as Cocopazzo and Smoke Chophouse and Cigar Emporium which had the city’s first cigar bar. Most recently, John was the lead consultant at the highly-acclaimed Sofia Steakhouse in Englewood, NJ. The return of Ruggero’s Ristorante in Fort Lauderdale is one of the most highly-anticipated restaurant openings in South Florida.

Ruggero’s Ristorante
2701 East Oakland Park Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33006
954-396-0930
www.ruggerosfortlauderdale.com

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Amp and AEG Live Present- Blues Legend Buddy Guy With Very Special Guests Stephen Stills, Kenny Wayne Shepherd & Barry Goldberg as The Rides (Pompano Beach Amphitheater- Pompano Beach)

Posted on September 21st, 2016 · Deals Music/Events/Other Pompano Beach · No Comments »

* Amp and AEG Live Present- Blues Legend Buddy Guy With Very Special Guests Stephen Stills, Kenny Wayne Shepherd & Barry Goldberg as The Rides.

Jeff Eats just received this “announcement”…

THIS IS SOME SHOW!

Jeff Eats will bet you, SRO is in the cards!

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Amp and AEG Live Present- Present Blues Legend Buddy Guy With Very Special Guests Stephen Stills, Kenny Wayne Shepherd & Barry Goldberg as The Rides.

Concert date: Thursday, 4/6/2017, 8pm

PRESALE: 9/21/16 (4pm) to 9/22/16 (10pm)- Use Code: guitar

Tickets: $39.50 to $99.50, Ticketmaster

Tickets via Ticketmaster.com
More info www.theamppompano.org or CALL 954-519-5500 THIS IS THE ONLY # for The AMP, other numbers are incorrect.

The Pompano Beach Amp and AEG Live are proud to present the legendary Buddy Guy. The 80 year old singer/guitarist is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, a major influence on rock titans like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, a pioneer of Chicago’s fabled West Side sound, and a living link to the city’s halcyon days of electric blues.

Adding to the excitement will be Guy’s very special guests Stephen Stills, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Barry Goldberg as The Rides. Two bands, one stage, two full sets for one sizzling night!

Buddy Guy’s fans know his list of accolades could fill pages, but here are a few highlights: 7 GRAMMY Awards, a 2015 Lifetime Achievement GRAMMY Award, 34 Blues Music Awards (the most any artist has received), The Billboard Magazine Century Award for distinguished artistic achievement, a Kennedy Center Honor, and the Presidential National Medal of Arts. In addition, Rolling Stone Magazine ranked him #23 in its “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.”

Still influencing the musical landscape, Buddy Guy released his brand new studio album “Born To Play Guitar” on July 31, 2015 via Silvertone/RCA Records, which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Blues Albums chart. This was a follow-up to his 2013 first-ever double disc release, “Rhythm & Blues,” which also debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Blues Albums chart.

Though Buddy Guy will forever be associated with Chicago, his story actually begins in Louisiana. One of five children, he was born in 1936 to a sharecropper’s family and raised on a plantation near the small town of Lettsworth, located some 140 miles northwest of New Orleans. Buddy was just seven years old when he fashioned his first makeshift “guitar”—a two-string contraption attached to a piece of wood and secured with his mother’s hairpins.

In 1957, he took his guitar to Chicago, where he would permanently alter the direction of the instrument, first on numerous sessions for Chess Records playing alongside Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, and the rest of the label’s legendary roster, and then on recordings of his own. His incendiary style left its mark on guitarists from Jimmy Page to John Mayer. “He was for me what Elvis was probably like for other people,” said Eric Clapton at Guy’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction in 2005. “My course was set, and he was my pilot.”

Seven years later, July 2012 proved to be one of Buddy Guy’s most remarkable years ever. He was awarded the 2012 Kennedy Center Honor for his lifetime contribution to American culture; earlier in the year, at a performance at the White House, he even persuaded President Obama to join him on a chorus of “Sweet Home Chicago.” Also in 2012, he published his long-awaited memoir, When I Left Home.

Guy’s very special guests will be blues super group The Rides, whose recent album charted # 1 on The Billboard Blues charts. The group consists of Stephen Stills (of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young), multi-award winner Kenny Wayne Shepherd, who holds the record for the longest running album on the Billboard Blues chart and Barry Goldberg, who has played alongside everyone from Muddy Waters to Bob Dylan.