WPB NEWS – CbN Summer Schedule Announced, Do the “Hot Hop” this Summer!

(May 15, 2009 – 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, WPTV NewsChannel 5, Coca-Cola, Coors Light, Heineken, 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.

This summer Thursday nights are getting even hotter!  On the second Thursday of each month, guests can get two great events for the price of one by doing the “Hot Hop” between Clematis by Night and the Norton’s Museum’s new Art After Dark event.  Clematis by Night patrons can jump aboard Hop Palm, the new electric vehicles that are a fun, safe, eco-friendly way of getting around downtown West Palm Beach for FREE.  The Hop Palm cars will take patrons to the Norton Museum to check out the new Art After Dark event for more fun including art, music, film and refreshments.  Admission to Art After Dark is $8.00 for adults, $3 for ages 13 to 21, and children 12 and under and Museum Members are FREE.  Event patrons can pick up a $2.00 off admission to Art After Dark coupon at Clematis by Night and register to win great prizes from the Norton including free tickets to Art After Dark and a free Norton Museum Membership.  The Hop Palm cars will run continuously between both events from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m., so that event patrons can “hot hop” between both events at their convenience.  For more information about Hop Palm, please visit www.hopcities.com, and for more information about the Norton Museum’s Art After Dark, please visit www.norton.org.

Clematis by Night Featured Entertainment
JUNE – AUGUST 2009

JUNE 4    CLEMATIS BY NIGHT AT CITY CENTER
Featuring RAQUEL WILLIAMS
www.raquelwilliamssings.com
Clematis by Night will be moving the fun and music up the street this Thursday to the new City Center Courtyard at the corner of Clematis and Dixie.  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.
A portion of this evening’s proceeds will benefit the Broadway Re-Investment Coalition.

JUNE 11*    CLEMATIS BY NIGHT AT CITY CENTER
Featuring TERRY HANCK
www.terryhanck.net
Clematis by Night will be moving the fun and music up the street this Thursday to the new City Center Courtyard at the corner of Clematis and Dixie.  Terry Hanck is well known for his hard blowing sax, incredible range and gusty vocals.  Hanck was heavily influenced by the blues, soul and jazz music of the 50’s and early 60’s and now plays a signature mix of New Orleans Gumbo, West Coast Jump and East Bay Funk, all delivered with a heavy dose of blues and soul.  Follow the massive groove of this singer, sax man and songwriter to Clematis by Night.
A portion of this evening’s proceeds will benefit the Okeeheelee Youth Baseball Allstars.

*Do the Hot Hop!  Jump aboard Hop Palm, downtown’s new electric cars, and hop on over to the Norton Museum’s “Art After Dark” for more fun including art, music, film and refreshments.

JUNE 18    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.
A portion of this evening’s proceeds will benefit the Palm Beach County Chapter of ACLU.

JUNE 25    MARIJAH & THE REGGAE ALL-STARS
www.marijahmusic.com
Move your feet, and your soul, to the stirring island sounds of Marijah and the Reggae All-stars.  This local artist will perform your favorite reggae tunes as well as some original songs.  Marijah will get you movin’ as she brings the groove to Reggae Night at Clematis by Night.  A portion of this evening’s proceeds will benefit the 1st Studio Arts & Cultural Center.

JULY 2    NO CbN.  ENJOY 4TH ON FLAGLER!

JULY 9*    EGO TRIPP www.myspace.com/egotrippband
This rockin’ local band delivers the best of rock, alternative, and classic rock with passion and energy to spare.  Ego Tripp has been touring Ft. Lauderdale and the Palm Beaches and will now make their way to Clematis by Night.  If you like to dance, if you like great tunes, and if you like to party, then you definitely need to come out for an Ego Tripp.
A portion of this evening’s proceeds will benefit the Palm Beach Roadrunners.

*Do the Hot Hop!  Jump aboard Hop Palm, downtown’s new electric cars, and hop on over to the Norton Museum’s “Art After Dark” for more fun including art, music, film and refreshments.

JULY 16    O.P.M
www.theopmband.com
O.P.M. stands for Other People’s Music because this band plays the best covers of vintage rock, R&B, funk, jazz and oldies.  These five road weary musicians have accumulated over 165 years of playing experience between them, and as a result you get some of the greatest music of all time played flawlessly.  O.P.M. represents artists, from all genres of music, performing the top hits of the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s.
A portion of this evening’s proceeds will benefit the Joseph Laurore Foundation.

JULY 23    TONY SUCCAR & MIXTURA www.tonysuccar.com
It’s Latin Night!  So get ready to salsa, merengue and mambo!  Born into a family of musicians, Tony Succar is quickly making a name for himself in the Latin world.  He has had the great honor of playing several times with the great trumpet player Arturo Sandoval, with the Puerto Rican flutist and Grammy winner, Néstor Torres, and with other great artists such as Tania Libertad, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Victor Manuelle and Richie Zellon.  Tony’s hot Latin rhythms will get your hips and feet moving to the beat at Clematis by Night.
A portion of this evening’s proceeds will benefit Poinciana Park Neighborhood Association.

JULY 30    BEN ROBINSON www.benrobinson.com
Ben Robinson is a 22-year-old smokin’ hot guitar player taking on the Blues world by storm.  He has received rave reviews from Paul Shafer and ZZ Top among others, and has even played on The Late Show with David Letterman.  Ben has been called the “real thing” with talent that will make you turn up your stereo and come back for more.
A portion of this evening’s proceeds will benefit the Northwood Hill Neighborhood Association.

AUGUST 6        JAHFE www.myspace.com/jahfejahfe
With cool vibes and hot rhythms, JAHFE, which means creation, will bring their Haitian influenced roots rock reggae to our stage.  This seven member band is sure to take us on a musical journey as they are known for raising cultural awareness and singing a message of peace.  JAHFE will no doubt lively up our Clematis by Night reggae night and make everyone feel alright!
A portion of this evening’s proceeds will benefit the Sunshine Park Neighborhood Association.

AUGUST 13*        COOPER & THE BEACH BOOMERS www.getcoop.com
Cooper Getschal is an ordinary guy trying to accomplish some extraordinary things. His soulful, edgy and energetic music has consistently been included on a variety of internet based Top 10 charts from Country to Rock to production vocals.  Cooper’s vocal stylings run the gamut from Jazz to Country to Soul to Rock, and his talents have led him to work with Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, James Taylor, James Brown, Kenny Rogers and many more.
A portion of this evening’s proceeds will benefit the Prospect Park Neighborhood Association.

*Do the Hot Hop!  Jump aboard Hop Palm, downtown’s new electric cars, and hop on over to the Norton Museum’s “Art After Dark” for more fun including art, music, film and refreshments.

AUGUST 20        BISCUIT MILLER & THE MIX
www.biscuitmiller.com
Biscuit Miller is a born entertainer who is loaded with persona and charisma.  Biscuit, named so after eating a whole pan of his grandma’s biscuits, has pulled out a recipe from the past, and stirred in a brand new flavorful mix of funk, blues, and old style rock-n-roll soul.  Biscuit is a world-class bassist and entertainer, with a unique, fun and funky R&B soul sound that is guaranteed to satisfy your cravings for a good time.  Biscuit Miller and The Mix are ready to bring a smorgasbord of fun to Clematis by Night.
A portion of this evening’s proceeds will benefit the Old Northwood Neighborhood Association.

AUGUST 27        DEE DEE WILDE BAND www.tropicsentertainment.com
Dee Dee Wilde is one of South Florida’s most dynamic and captivating entertainers known for her talent to sing low and sweet like Sade, tempestuous like Chaka, or dramatic like Whitney.  Dee Dee has performed as a soloist on the LP’s of some impressive artists including James Brown, Phyliss Hyman, Howard Hewitt, INXS, Gerald Albright and Gerald Alston.  Dee Dee has also had two of her own hits from her two albums, “No Way Out” and “Getaway”.   Don’t miss her group’s tight and versatile performance on the Clematis by Night stage full of warmth and good cheer.  A portion of this evening’s proceeds will benefit the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity.

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:
The NEW Clematis Street Garage, located on the corner of Clematis Street and Quadrille Avenue.
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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For more information:
Amaryvis “Ryvis” Sierra
Marketing Coordinator
Phone:  (561) 822-1522
Cell:  (561) 644-7639
E-mail:  asierra@wpb.org