Save the Date and Make Your Plans to #MeetMeAtTheHub for the 2018 Friday Night Sound Waves live music series, March 16 – November 9.

Our FREE, Live and Local Weekly Shows are funded in major part by the businesses on Fort Lauderdale Beach (BID)
and series sponsors committed to enhancing our South Florida community through Music and Entertainment.

Featured Artists & Events

There is an old saying attributed to music legends Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Richard Strauss and probably numerous other figures, There are only two types of music - good and bad. And while it doesn't matter who said it first -- the important thing is that it's true.
South Florida has an amazing pool of music talent in the varied genres of Jazz, Blues, Country, Latin Fusion, Top 40, Reggae, World and Classic Rock, who can simply not wait to rock it out for you. #MeetMeAtTheHub

View all artists

Upcoming Performances

  • March 2018
  • April 2018
  • May 2018
  • June 2018
  • March 16th6:00pm - 9:00pm

    30 vice 30Vice

    What happens when a group of friends with amazing talent come together? You get 30Vice - a stylish, fun and hip band whose mix of Motown, 80's and Classic Hits to Disco, Rock and Latin tunes entertain audiences of all ages.

  • March 23rd6:00pm - 9:00pm

    The Goodnicks

    Get ready for a good time with The Goodnicks, a guitar driven pop / rock / country band who will get your feet moving and heart pumping with their infectious tunes.

  • March 30th6:00pm - 9:00pm

    sabor latino Sabor Latino

    Sabor Latino puts together a slammin' set of Salsa and Latin Jazz tunes that are great for listening or dancing. Bring your beach chair and dancing shoes and we'll see you on the sand.

  • April 13th6:00pm - 9:00pm


    Oriente's distinctive sound comes from deep Afro-Cuban rhythms mixed with Jazz, Blues and Brazilian influences to provide the perfect sound for our setting on Fort Lauderdale Beach. Presented by Southwest Airlines

  • May 11th6:00pm - 9:00pm

    Ladies of Soul

    Ladies of Soul will fill your heart with their sassy rendition of familiar tunes ranging from Motown and R&B to Disco and Top 40. Rally the family and come hit the sand for this special Mother's Day Weekend performance presented by Southwest Airlines

  • May 18th6:00pm - 9:00pm

    Big Harvest

    Big Harvest brings a fresh and energizing new reggae sound and mix of Latin, Reggae, and Roots that is sure to make you feel irie by the beach

  • June 8th6:00pm - 9:00pm

    School of Rock

    School's out for summer - but School of Rock is still on and ready to kick off a summer celebration with Live Music and Dancing on the Sand. Presented by Southwest Airlines®

  • June 22nd6:00pm - 9:00pm

    Gypsy lane Gypsy Lane

    It's a Disco inferno on Fort Lauderdale Beach when Friday Night Sound Waves welcomes Gypsy Lane on Friday, June 22. Bring your boogies shoes for theis live music performance presented by Southwest Airlines.

  • June 29th6:00pm - 9:00pm

    Guavatron Guavatron

    Get ready for a funky time at The Hub with Guavatron, the hip, fresh groovy band who will dazzle you with their catchy dance, rock and jazzy tunes.

#The Hub

The Fort Lauderdale Beach Hub at Las Olas & A1A serves as the heart of the Fort Lauderdale Beach ‘island’; situated 1.3 miles from 17th St. Causeway to the south, 1.4 miles from Sunrise Boulevard to the north, and at the end of it prestigious gateway – Las Olas Boulevard

Getting Here

One if by Land. Two if by Sea. Walk, Ride or Peddle. We'll see you at the Beach.

  • Water Taxi

    Cruise over to Stops 7 or 8 to take in the show, then present your ticket to save with Special Restaurant offers

  • Sun Trolley

    Download the Trolley Tracker APP for pick up information, then Wave & Ride the Sun Trolley to the Hub at Las Olas & A1A

  • Area Parking Information

    View the most up to date area parking information, rates and pay-by-phone details

Weekend Escape

Need a little weekend escape? Book a room and enjoy a beach getaway.

  • Vacation Like A VIP

    Vacation Like A VIP

    Whether you are coming from across town or across the country, upgrade your getaway on Fort Lauderdale Beach to VIP status with unique experiences tailored exclusively for you.

  • Wanna Get Away?

    Start earning your Rapid Rewards® for future travel on Southwest Airlines, when you Sign Up for Click 'N Save Emails, delivering their biggest travel deals to your inbox every week.

  • Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach

    A quintessential Fort Lauderdale getaway, minutes from dynamic downtown and steps from the one of the country's most famous beaches with watersports, diving, fishing, sailing and countless other adventures await.

Dinner & A Show

Cocktails with Friends. Dinner with Family. The perfect complement to live music at the shore

  • Dining Directory

    Whether you're in the mood for mouthwatering cuisine or a casual watering hole, you'll find just the tastes you're looking for on Fort Lauderdale Beach

  • Blue Chair; No Cares.

    Blue Chair Bay® Rum, beach made and beach aged for when you want to kick back and let time fly. Click image to view where you can raise a glass on the shore.

  • Discover the Especial

    Especial, Negra or the new Chelada. Find your favorite Modelo whether bottle, can or draft at area restaurants, bars and stores


Have a question not answered here? Complete our Contact Form below and we will reply via email.

Where Is The Hub?

The Fort Lauderdale Beach Hub at Las Olas & A1A serves as the heart of the Fort Lauderdale Beach ‘island’ and is located 1.3 miles from 17th St. Causeway to the south, 1.4 miles from Sunrise Boulevard to the north, and at the end of it prestigious gateway – Las Olas Boulevard.

For driving directions from points North or South, and alternate transportations options, visit the official Fort Lauderdale Beach destination guide, www.MyFortLauderdaleBeach.com 


What May I Bring With Me?

As we like to say – bring your beach chairs, bring your friends – which also extends to beach blankets, family and co-workers! Your four-legged family members are welcome along the promenade, but not in the sand.

For a complete list of Beach Rules and Regulations, please visit the City of Fort Lauderdale’s website


Where Do I Park?

There are a number of public parking lots and garages located a few blocks from the Fort Lauderdale Beach Hub, which offer meter, pay-by-phone or flat rate options. Visit the City of Fort Lauderdale’s website to view the most up to date parking information and rates.

Are Food & Drinks Permitted?

Food and Drinks are welcome, however alcoholic beverages and glass bottles are prohibited. You may also wish to consider taking advantage of the new Food & Beverage Service to you directly on the sand from approved food & beverage providers. We simply request, you please be respectful of our beaches and dispose of trash in provided receptacles.

For a complete list of Beach Rules and Regulations, please visit the City of Fort Lauderdale’s website

We Had Our Photo Taken, How Can I Find It?

First, thanks for attending. If we didn’t tell you that night – we loved having you out to enjoy live music on Fort Lauderdale Beach, and hope to see you again. We want to see your smiling faces as quickly as possible too, so photos from Friday night are typically posted on Monday.

You can find them classified in albums per show on our Facebook Page, and bundled on our website via a live feed under the link Photos.  Once you find them please feel free to share, and invite your friends to join you next time by using the hashtag #MeetMeAtTheHub

Who Sponsors the Event?

Friday Night Sound Waves received major funding from the Beach Business Improvement District (BID) in order to provide this FREE Live Music series for our local residents and global visitors. Created in 2007, the BID is funded by commercial properties along A1A, with a primary focus to promote the beach as a premier destination through their official destination website, other marketing and funding special events.

We also have dozens of sponsors and partners we have to thank for jumping on the Sound Waves Bandwagon by investing in our community and efforts to bring cultural experiences to our local and visiting guests each week.

Are You Really Rain or Shine?

While safety is always our foremost concern, and no one likes to get wet, you know what they say about South Florida, “If you don’t like the weather – wait 5 minutes”, and so yes, therefore we are a rain or shine event. Plus – it’s always beautiful on the beach, and we must admit, Mother Nature has been very kind to us.

If it looks gloomy by you and you’re not certain you want to make the drive over, visit our Facebook Page for updates, which we typically post around the 5 o’clock hour. Or just come on down. There are plenty of restaurants and bars to seek cover – and it’s Friday Night – you should be out!

How Can My Company Become A Sponsor?

If your company has interest in supporting the Arts and the Fort Lauderdale community while promoting your business or brand, we would most certainly love to grab a beach chair and sit down to talk with you. Please feel free to please contact series producer, Arianne Glassman at ari [at] fnswflb [dot] com or through the website Contact Form


2017 Sponsors

Major Funding Provided by:

Series Sponsors:

hello sunny

MyFTLB-logoWSFSFM_856631_config_station_logo_image_1440624153 (2)

Performance Sponsors:

bahia-mar-hotel-logomodera by mill creek port royalesun_trolley_logo_galleryfull

Media Sponsors & Friends of #FNSW


longlogoLipton Iced Tea




Request Info
the hub location map

Contact Us