Get ready to listen to the summer sounds of downtown Boca Raton.
A free outdoor concert and movie series at Mizner Amphitheater returns Friday, June 10, so it will soon be time to savor your summer nights in style.
“Summer in the City: Music and Movies Under the Stars” will run most Friday nights through Aug. 19. That means you can head downtown and unwind with some Marley-style reggae, jam to some Zeppelin, or enjoy the classic sounds of Symphonia Boca Raton.
Mizner Amphitheater Manager Amy DiNorscio said her favorite part of the series is the relaxed atmosphere.
“For those of us who live in Boca year-round, the pace of the summer changes, and life in South Florida slows down a bit,” she said. “We provide these free summer events as a casual, fun place to meet friends, or to stroll by with your family after dinner in Mizner Park.”
Concert nights will kick off at 7:30 p.m., with a beer garden beginning at 6:30 p.m., where concertgoers can sample craft beers, meet the experts at Hollywood Brewing, learn how to make their own brews and play interactive games.
Plenty of tribute bands are included in the lineup, from a David Bowie group to acts performing music by Bob Marley and Led Zeppelin. FAU’s Summer Concert Band will also be putting on a special Sunday show for Father’s Day on June 19.
How about kicking back and catching a movie on the lawn instead? Film showings will start at 8 p.m. and include “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and “Minions.”
This year’s newest addition to the series will be Delivery Dudes. The delivery service will have a tent set up for those who want to place a food order from one of the participating downtown Boca restaurants and pick up their meals from the tent. There will also be food available for purchase on-site, but outside food and drinks are not allowed within the amphitheater otherwise.
Attendees can bring a blanket, or rent a chair for $5 at the venue.
Here is the full schedule below:
THE SYMPHONIA BOCA RATON
Friday, June 10 at 7:30 p.m.
“Summer Enchanted Evening”, with Kyle Prescott, Conductor and Mei Mei Luo, Violin. The Symphonia Strings will delight you with movements from Serenades by masters such as Tchaikovsky, Elgar, Dvorak and Mozart’s famous Eine Kleine Nacht Music. In addition, works by Aaron Coopland, Leroy Anderson and Strauss. Also featuring some Broadway favorites. It will be a most enchanted summer evening!
BILLY JOEL TRIBUTE: TURNSTILES
Friday, June 17 at 7:30 p.m., Beer Garden opens at 6:30 p.m.
Local favorite Turnstiles sings us the songs of the Piano Man.
LED ZEPPELIN TRIBUTE: ZOSO
Friday, June 24 at 7:30 p.m., Beer Garden opens at 6:30 p.m.
Has it been a long time since you’ve rock and rolled? Don’t miss this performance by Zoso!
MINIONS MOVIE (PG)
Friday, July 8 at 8 p.m., Mad Science activity beginning at 6:30 p.m.
DAVID BOWIE TRIBUTE: STARDUST MEMORIES
Friday, July 22 at 7:30 p.m., Beer Garden opens at 6:30 p.m.
Attention all Young Americans, Heroes and Rebel-Rebels: don’t miss this night of tribute to the late Davie Bowie.
BOB MARLEY TRIBUTE BY RUFFHOUSE
Friday, July 29 at 7:30 p.m., Beer Garden opens at 6:30 p.m.
We hope you like Jammin’, too, to the sounds of reggae legend Bob Marley.
STAR WARS, THE FORCE AWAKENS MOVIE (PG-13)
Friday, August 5 at 8 p.m.
The latest in the Star Wars saga, “Star Wars The Force Awakens.”
EAGLES TRIBUTE: THE LONG RUN
Friday, August 12 at 7:30 p.m., Beer Garden opens at 6:30 p.m.
We get a Peaceful, Easy Feeling every time The Long Run performs!
THE SYMPHONIA BOCA RATON
Friday, August 19 at 7:30 p.m.
“Symphonia Sizzles” with Jeff Kaye, Conductor and Trumpet. The Symphonia will dazzle you with popular favorites. Audiences of all ages will delight in this program. This eclectic program will feature a brilliant solo by Jeff Kaye.
Source: Boca Life Mag