Public is encouraged to “Hurry Back to Currie” for outdoor concerts, Farmer’s Market in early 2019
WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. (January 15, 2019) –
The City of West Palm Beach encourages residents and visitors to “Hurry Back to Currie” for the January, February and March editions of the City’s monthly outdoor concert series, The Palm Beach Post Sunday on the Waterfront. The move north to Currie Park for the winter months comes after the success of last year’s “Hurry to Currie” campaign during spring break. Residents and visitors will be able to enjoy several of their favorite free city events, including a Farmer’s Market in March, at a different location on the West Palm Beach waterfront. In addition to the programming, Currie Park offers guests plenty of open green space, a playground, tennis courts, a boat ramp into the intracoastal waterway, a Maritime Museum, and a memorial to the late Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Currie Park is a great place for people of all ages to spend time on the waterfront,” said West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio. “As we look for opportunities to engage the entire community, we’re happy residents and visitors will have a chance to explore more of West Palm Beach through our quality events.”
The concert series is typically on the third Sunday of the month (with the exception of March) and runs from 4 – 7 p.m. The Palm Beach Post Sunday on the Waterfront Schedule at Currie Park is as follows:
The Rockin’ Jake Band w/ Special Guest Terry Hank
(High Energy & Low-Down Funky Blues)
Rockin’ Jake has been hailed by many as one of the premier harmonica players in the country. His original sound is a hybrid of second line, swamp funk, blues and zydeco. Rockin’ Jake has conjured up this formula, which is wowing crowds from coast to coast. He is a five-time winner of Off Beat Magazine’s coveted Best of the Beat award for best harmonica player. Jake and his band pour out their souls in every performance with high energy and electricity, which consistently brings the audience to their feet. Bring your dancing shoes downtown – you’re likely going to need them.
- Sunday, February 17, 2019
The Resolvers bring a unique sound, one in which the 11-piece band calls "big band reggae," is a marriage between roots reggae and New Orleans-style funk. The band’s powerful vibes have spread out far beyond Florida and uplifted audiences throughout the Southeast, as well as in California and Jamaica. Upon releasing their 3rd EP, Big Band Reggae, it debuted at number five on the Billboard reggae charts, establishing the band's presence in the reggae world at large.
The Valerie Tyson Band
- Sunday, March 24, 2019 *please note, this is the 4th Sunday of the month*
The Valerie Tyson Band is a soulful and electrifying band, that performs classic and modern music. The band specializes in today’s Top 40 hits, jazz, classic rock, R&B, and reggae and is known to keep the party rocking and the dance floor packed.
Due to the Palm Beach International Boat Show, the regularly scheduled West Palm Beach GreenMarket will be closed on Saturday, March 30. On that same day, the City of West Palm Beach will, instead, host a Farmer’s Market at Currie Park, so residents and visitors can continue their favorite Saturday tradition.
“During the first months of the new year, we see an influx of visitors and part time residents to West Palm Beach and we are excited to highlight Currie Park as another great location for free entertainment,” said Mary Pinak, Community Events Manager for the City of West Palm Beach Department of Parks and Recreation. “In the past, we have changed or cancelled events due to the Boat Show, but after the success of last year’s ‘Hurry to Currie’ spring break promotion, we are again moving them just a mile and a half north so that people can enjoy not only our award-winning programming, but also more of the beautiful downtown. Currie Park is adjacent to the popular Northwood Village, where you can shop, eat and enjoy art before you join us at The Palm Beach Post Sunday on the Waterfront or the Farmer’s Market.”
The Palm Beach Post Sunday on the Waterfront sponsors-to-date include: The Palm Beach Post, Palm Beach Daily News, 97.9 WRMF, SUNNY 107.9, 103.1 WIRK, X 102.3, Beatz 96.3, News Talk 850 WFTL, 640 Hurricane Sports Radio, and AT&T Mobility.
Parking for Currie Park is available along Flagler Drive, or concert goers are encouraged to travel by way of the City’s free and fun trolley system, which has several stops near Currie Park on the Blue Line.
Currie Park is located at 2400 N. Flagler Drive 33407. For more information about The Palm Beach Post Sunday on the Waterfront, the annual Farmer’s Market at Currie Park, or the City of West Palm Beach’s other free community events, please visit www.wpb.org/events
or call (561) 822-1515. For news and updates, follow the City of West Palm Beach on Facebook @CityofWPB and on Twitter and Instagram @westpalmbch.