Clematis by Night Summer Schedule Announced

Clematis by Night Summer Schedule Announced

(May 22, 2008 – West Palm Beach, FL)  Looking for the area’s Hot Spot to Chill?  Clematis by Night is it!  Join us every Thursday night at the coolest hangout in downtown West Palm Beach from 6:00 – 9:30 p.m. in Centennial Square.  This FREE weekly event features the area’s best rock, r&b, reggae, Latin, blues, soul and swing music.  Clematis by Night is the place to be every Thursday for great music, a taste of mouth-watering foods, sidewalk shopping for the trendiest items around, and fun in the fountain. 

Clematis by Night is produced by the City of West Palm Beach and brought to you by Wachovia, Clear Channel Radio, The Palm Beach Post, La Palma, Schumacher Automotive, WPTV NewsChannel 5, Coca-Cola, Coors Light, Heineken, Samuel Adams, the West Palm Beach Marriott, and many others.  For more information, please call the City of West Palm Beach Community Events Division at 561-822-1515 or visit the website at www.clematisbynight.net.

Clematis by Night Featured Entertainment
JUNE – AUGUST 2008

JUNE 5  DEREK MACK BAND  www.myspace.com/dmackband
The Derek Mack Band is one of South Florida’s premier bands.  Derek is a multi-talented musician/singer songwriter who has toured the world with such artists as Donna Summers, Kool & the Gang, and The Commodores.  Be prepared for dancing, singing, fun and pure excitement as Derek brings powerful and sensational performances of all your favorite funk-rock, pop and classic R&B songs.

JUNE 12  MARIO LACASSE BAND
www.myspace.com/themariolacasseband
This four-piece blues band describes their sound as “A Cluster Funk of Blues & Rock.”  Mario is a veteran musician known for his ability to play the right note at the right time with the right feel.   The undeniable charisma in his playing has led to comments from his peers as being THE REAL DEAL.  Come check out one of the most respected and liked guitar players in our area play his Jazzy Swamp Funk Boogie Soul Music.

JUNE 19  HARMONICA RED & THE NEW HEARD
www.harmonicared.com
George Heard, aka Harmonica Red, is a legendary live performer and international recording artist. Throughout an amazing musical career spanning more than 30 years, Red has appeared on literally hundreds of commercial recordings and has become the harmonica player of choice for a number of Swamp Blues greats. Over the years Red’s remarkable talent, unwavering style and unforgettable performances all have combined to leave his unique and indelible mark on both blues harmonica and the music scene.

JUNE 26  ROSCO MARTINEZ BAND
www.myspace.com/roscomartinez
The Rosco Martinez band will bring a unique blend of psychedelic rock and soul with some spicy Latin rhythms to Clematis by Night.  This band has been creating a buzz with their infectious grooves, high octane shows, and passionate playing.  The multi-talented Rosco Martinez has worked with some of the best producers in the business and has shared the stage with many great artists such as Jimmy Page & Robert Plant, ZZ Top, Prince, Dave Matthews, and The Neville Bros.

JULY 3  NO CbN – HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!

JULY 10  MIGHTY QUINN  www.mightyquinnband.com
Experience the phenomenon of “The Mightiest Band in the Land” when they perform your favorite rock and roll classics at Clematis by Night.  This high-energy, interactive band is guaranteed to bring your recommended daily allowance of great rock and roll from yesterday and today including everything from Guns N Roses to Green Day.

JULY 17  PANIC DISORDER  www.panicdisorderrocks.com
Panic Disorder is a power rock trio from Boca Raton with a solid foundation of alternative and classic rock that will soon be releasing their first CD of original music.  This band has compiled a loyal group of Disorderlies and has even been nominated in the Best Local Band category in WPBF’s A-List Competition!  There is no need to panic when Panic Disorder takes on the Clematis by Night stage with great music. 

JULY 24  RAQUEL WILLIAMS  www.raquelwilliamssings.com
Raquel Williams is a world-class vocalist and a favorite among South Florida music fans.  Boasting a four-octave range and an eclectic style, Raquel effortlessly moves through a variety of genres, from Jazz, Motown and R & B to big band, swing, and dance.  Her talent, energy and passion have taken her to some impressive venues, and now Raquel is bringing her dynamic performance to Clematis by Night.

JULY 31  ISLAND HEAT  www.islandheatband.com
Hailing from the Islands of Trinidad and Tobago in the West Indies, this group really turns up the heat with their exciting Reggae, Soca and Calypso sounds.  They also dip into pop, disco and R&B favorites to keep everyone on the dance floor all night long.  For this band the music is all about unity, positive vibes and makin’ everyone feel alright.

AUGUST 7 THE GARY PFAFF BAND www.garypfaff.com
This young singer-songwriter has already had an impressive music career spanning over a decade.  He’s been on tour with Edwin McCain and has fronted a well-known Atlanta rock band, Obsession Day.  Pfaff has just released his first solo album in six years, White Stars, which is memorizing audiences and winning over Pfaff pfans everywhere with his original rock/pop/country tunes.

AUGUST 14 CbN SUMMER BLOWOUT featuring a Wild 95.5 artist-TBA www.clematisbynight.net
WILD 95.5 FM, Palm Beaches’ Hit Music Station, will present one of the hottest new artists in pop music to help us celebrate the summer West Palm Beach style.  Check our website soon and listen to Wild 95.5 when we announce the Wild artist for this big Summer Blowout! 

AUGUST 21 LUIS MANUEL & THE CHARAMBO BAND
It’s Latin Night!  Join us as Luis Manuel and his band blend Latin Jazz with Afro-Cuban classics for a hot night full of sizzling sounds.  Their spicy Latin rhythms will get your hips and feet moving to the Latin beat.  Bring your dancing shoes as we salsa and merengue all night long at our Latin fiesta!

AUGUST 28 506 CREW   www.myspace.com/506crew
Get your groove back as we go reggae.  506 Crew hails from Orlando and will now bring their rhythms and harmonies to our legendary Clematis by Night reggae night.  This dynamic band will get you movin’ and groovin’ to the sensational sounds of their roots rock reggae.  They’ll definitely ignite the stage with their island heat. 

Directions to Clematis by Night
From I-95 exit east onto Okeechobee Boulevard.  Travel east on Okeechobee until you reach Quadrille Boulevard.  Turn left (north) onto Quadrille Boulevard and proceed north until you arrive at Clematis Street.  At Clematis Street make a right (east) and continue east past Olive Avenue to Centennial Square.  Centennial Square is located in the 100 block of Clematis Street between Narcissus Avenue and Flagler Drive. 

Parking
Ample public parking is available at the following City garages and surface lots at reasonable rates and the first hour is always free:
The Banyan Street Garage, located at Banyan Boulevard and Olive Avenue, just one block North of Clematis Street.
The City Hall surface parking lot, located East of City Hall at Olive Avenue and Banyan Street, just one block North of Clematis Street.
The Evernia Street Garage, located at Evernia Street and Olive Avenue, just two blocks South of Clematis Street.
Numerous private parking lots in the downtown area are also available for parking and a free trolley runs round-trip from Clematis Street to CityPlace.

For more information about Clematis by Night, please call the City of West Palm Beach Community Events Division at 561-822-1515 or visit the website at www.clematisbynight.net.
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