Between Kravis Center performances and waterfront festivals, Downtown West Palm Beach hosts some of the biggest names in show business year in and year out. You don’t need to hold out for a headlining tour to roll into town just to get your live music fix. Downtown is also home to restaurants and bars that offer quality live entertainment every day of the week. So regardless of when you’re in the mood for music, one of these great downtown locations will have you covered. Here’s a seven-day setlist for you:
Let’s be honest, Mondays aren’t always the most productive day of the week. Caught between the excitement of the weekend that was and gearing up for the week that will be, you might just want a low-key night to unwind and enjoy something simple. If that’s the case, Tin Fish is the perfect spot for your mellow Monday, as they host local musician Walt Rooney for his weekly acoustic set. Every Monday from 6-8pm, Walt takes the Tin Fish stage with his guitar to bring patrons a relaxing blend of music, with songs ranging from 60s classics to modern favorites – he even takes requests. For more information about Walt’s set or other Tin Fish live performances, visit http://www.tinfishclematis.com/events/.
Tuesday doesn’t exactly have a ton going for it. It doesn’t bring the clean slate that Monday does. It’s not the glorious midway point that Wednesday is. There’s no motivational inner dialogue saying, “At least tomorrow is Friday.” And it definitely is not Friday. Tuesday has always just kind of been, well, Tuesday … at least until the Blind Monk came along. With a different musical act taking the stage every week from 8-11pm, Live Tunes Tuesday at The Blind Monk is the ideal event for people who want their Tuesday to serve as more than just a bridge from Monday to Wednesday. Check out http://theblindmonk.com/events/ for details on future acts and upcoming events.
Now it’s Wednesday and you’re looking to celebrate your latest and greatest achievement: making it to the back end of the week. Shake it up a little and head to Downtown West Palm Beach’s newest night club, Camelot. Camelot’s Kandybar Wednesdays feature happy hour and a raw bar 4-10pm while some of the most talented DJs in the region stop by to spin, part of Camelot’s weekly guest DJ rotation. You can get more information about celebrating Hump Day (or any other day) at Camelot at https://www.facebook.com/camelotwestpalm.
If you’re thirsty for a little live music on Thursday, jazz up your evening at The Wine Dive. Its mission is to provide Downtown patrons with a “not so snooty” place to enjoy world-inspired cuisine and great wine, but that doesn’t mean they hold back on hiring world-class musical guests. From 7:30-10:30pm every Thursday, renowned local musician Susan Merritt and her band Fly By Night treat The Wine Dive customers to a mix of jazz and and blues as smooth as the wine itself. Visit http://snootyswinedive.com/ for more information.
World of Beer is already a popular pit stop for many people to put the finishing touches on another work week, but it is also a great spot for those looking to get their live music fix. Every Friday night, World of Beer hosts a different regional or local act from 5-9pm. The whopping 4-hour set is perfect for anyone who wants to let loose right after work, as well as those night owls who want to kick off their night out with a live show. For more information about the live music schedule at World of Beer, visit http://worldofbeer.com/locations/Clematis/events.
Saturday night is the pinnacle of your weekend, so you don’t want to settle for anything less than premier live entertainment. That’s exactly what you can expect at Oli’s Fashion Cuisine, as La Linea Band takes over the stage every week for International Saturdays. The seven-piece band puts on a show for customers of all ages and interests, performing danceable rock music from all decades: current music, 80s and 90s hits, classic rock, Latin, pop, Top 40 and even some disco. Head to http://olisfashioncuisine.com/#events for more information.
If enjoying a cold beverage on the Downtown West Palm Beach waterfront as the sun sets and a live band plays some feel-good music is the way you want to wind down your weekend, then E.R. Bradley’s is the place you want to be. Locally grown reggae band Spred the Dub returns to their roots every Sunday night to give the Bradley’s crowd a taste of the eclectic soul-funk flow that has made them one of South Florida’s favorite acts. The show kicks off at Bradley’s waterfront location at 6pm. Visit http://www.erbradleys.com/index.php/range.listevents/ for more entertainment information.
And For the Encore…
So now you have an entire week’s worth of live entertainment locations, and that’s not even a complete list! Be sure to check out event listings at other downtown favorites such as Roxy’s Rooftop, Bar Louie and O’Sheas because in Downtown West Palm Beach, every night is a show!