Pompano Beach Cultural Center Eclectic Season to Watch Out For!

The Pompano Beach Cultural Center has an eclectic lineup planned for the 2023-2024 season! From Branford Marsalis headlining Jazz Fest to Violectric bringing a Tim Burton themed musical event to town, we have selected the best events to keep your eye on this year!

Midnight at the Masquerade | 10/6/23 | 6:30-9pm| $50

You’re invited to a killer event! The Billionaire’s Club Annual Masquerade Ball is an immersive experience where guests seek clues to prevent a masked murderer from getting away. Costumes encouraged but not required for this magical evening of mayhem produced by The Murder Mystery Theatre Company and featuring a delicious dinner catered by Another Perfect Party. 

Violectric Halloween Rock Concert | 10/26/23 | 7:30-9pm | $25-$35

Get ready for a frighteningly good time at our Halloween Rock Concert featuring Violectric, the world’s only illuminated string rock band.  Slip on your most spooktacular costume and enjoy a night of music from classic Tim Burton films, along with Violectric’s original music recorded for Howl-O-Cream nationwide. Utilizing cutting edge technology, this band lights up every audience with their interactive performances.

Beatboxing Cellist, Cello Joe | 11/14/23 | 7-9pm | $25-$35

Joey Chang aka Cello Joe has created an innovative new sound that will have you on your feet! “Classical Hip-Hop” blends cello playing, beatboxing, looping, and singing to create a harmonious journey through the musical spectrum.

6th Annual Exit 36 Slam Poetry Festival |12/7-11/ 2023 |

The nation’s best spoken word artists will be converging in Pompano Beach for this 6th annual event which features nightly competitive bouts, artist-led workshops, poetry cyphers, artist talks, and special events. Exit 36 competitors are fierce and skillful orators who have much to say in an entertaining and enlightening way.

Timeless Tidings Holiday Concert | 12/14/23 | 7:30-9:30pm |$30- $45 VIP

Don’t miss this holiday showcase featuring award-winning artists celebrating 50 years of festive music.  Experience the magic of the season as the mesmerizing vocalist Ebony Carlson takes the stage to perform a sparking selection of holiday songs. Carlson, who has headlined the BB King All Star Band, brings her soulful, jazzy interpretations to this night of nostalgic memories.

Pompano Unwrapped Volume 1 | 12/19/23 | 7-8:30pm |$20

Join us for an exceptionally entertaining celebration of the holidays.  Six sensational artists were selected from Pompano Beach’s acclaimed open mic program to record an EP entitled, Lyrics Lab Summer Project, Soundtrack Volume 1. This concert will feature these performers as they bring a dynamic mix of music, songs, and spoken word to the stage.

3-day Jazz Fest Pompano Beach 2024 Kick Off Event| Valerie Tyson Band | Thursday, 1/18/24 | 7-9pm | FREE GA | $175 3-Day VIP Pass

We’re kicking off Jazz Fest Pompano Beach 2024 with a fun-filled celebration featuring South Florida’s Queen of Soul, Valerie Tyson. With her enviable mastery of Top 40 hits, R&B classics, and smooth jazz, she will be setting the tempo for a weekend of memorable performances.

Jazz Fest Pompano Beach 2024 – David Sanchez and Najee | Friday, 1/ 19/24 | 6-10pm| FREE GA | $175 3-Day VIP Pass

See you Friday night at the Great Lawn on the Beach when Grammy-winning jazz tenor saxophonist David Sanchez takes the stage, followed by American smooth jazz saxophonist Najee.

David Sanchez has emerged as one of the most respected jazz musicians of the 21st century, blending Afro-Caribbean rhythms from his Puerto Rican upbringing with jazz influences. He’s garnered critical acclaim and multiple awards for his diverse and innovative compositions. During Jazz Fest his ensemble will consist of a piano, acoustic bass, drums, percussion, and guitar.

Najee, a two-time Grammy nominated saxophonist and flautist has become an international pioneer in the industry by pushing musical boundaries throughout his career and collaborating with legendary artists such as Prince, Quincy Jones, Stevie Wonder and Chaka Khan. His fusing R&B and jazz into a unique and captivating sound has resulted in six #1 albums on the Billboard charts.

Pompano Beach Jazz Fest 2024 – |Saturday, 1/20/24 |2 pm-10pm | FREE GA | $175 3-Day VIP Pass

Old Town Pompano Beach comes to life with a stunning day of jazz featuring multiple stages showcasing both local and global performers including headliners:

Ms. Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton

After four decades of featured background singing with icons like The Rolling Stones, Chaka Khan, Luther Vandross, Tina Turner, and Nine Inch Nails, Lisa Fischer set out to take center stage with her own award-winning style. The 2013 Best Documentary Oscar winning film, “Twenty Feet from Stardom,” altered the course of Fischer’s musical journey by telling her story through clips of her legendary duets with Mick Jagger and Sting. The film left audiences eager to hear more, leading to her organic fusion of Caribbean psychedelic soul and jazzy progressive rock which has been exciting fans worldwide! Lisa Fischer will take the stage with Grand Baton, an Afro-Caribbean progressive rock and jazz fusion band. Fischer and Grand Baton have performed at several jazz festivals including The Monterey Jazz Festival, The Newport Jazz Festival, and The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.

An Evening with Branford Marsalis

After four decades in the international spotlight, the achievements of saxophonist Branford Marsalis continue to grow. From his initial recognition as a young jazz lion, he has expanded his vision as an instrumentalist, composer, bandleader, and educator, crossing stylistic boundaries while maintaining an unwavering creative integrity. In the process, he has become a multi award-winning artist with three Grammys, a citation by the National Endowment for the Arts as a Jazz Master, and an avatar of contemporary artistic excellence.


Dynamic Duo Circus Magic Show | 1/26/24 | 7-9pm | $30-$45

Experience a one-of-a-kind performance with a dynamic duo that combines magic, circus arts, and comedy into an unforgettable show! This husband-wife team is internationally recognized for their award-winning talent, which has been featured on The Tonight Show. Witness astonishing feats of balance as performers soar through the air with hoops and knives, and marvel at their lightning-fast illusions that will leave your audience gasping. With mind-reading, large stage illusions, and hula-hooping stunts, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.  

COLE | 2/2/24 | 7:30pm | $30

Join us for an unforgettable evening showcasing the music of Nat King Cole and other songs from the 1930s-1950s. Escorting you on this journey back in time is crooner balladeer, Sir Darrel Cole, who is endorsed as the most authentic tribute artist of the legendary Nat King Cole. Setting the dance floor on fire, this singer unifies the ages with his timeless voice, bringing back the romantic days of wine and roses.


Jazz Reflections | 2/10/24 | 7:30pm | FREE

Celebrate Black History Month with a spectacular concert presented by The Gold Coast Jazz Society featuring stellar jazz vocalist and violinist Nicole Yarling, with her quartet. An acclaimed performer, Yarling captivates audiences with her incredible musical style running the gamut from jazz to rock, R& B to experimental music. In addition to her own solo concert career, Yarling has collaborated with Dizzy Gillespie, KC & The Sunshine Band and Albert Lee, and was a featured artist on tour with Jimmy Buffet.

Drums of Polynesia | 3/10/24 | 6pm | $50 GA, $75 VIP
Let’s Lu’au! You won’t need a passport to enjoy an authentic Polynesian cultural and culinary experience! Drums of Polynesia will take place on the grounds of the cultural center and will feature an exciting revue featuring live music, drummers, and traditional dance along with fire dancers! Beautifully costumed and choreographed, this event will transport you to another world! This festive celebration will also feature an elaborate buffet-style dinner.

A Trip Around the World  | 5/14/24| 7:00pm |$30-$40

Join us for an immersive musical global tour! No flights necessary as we journey through the grand European capitals while enjoying a stunning performance by The Borisevich Duo, featuring pianist Margarita Loukachkina and violinist Nikita Borisevich. The award-winning classical music artists have performed on the world’s most renowned stages from Washington, D.C. to Salzburg, Austria. During this concert they will perform an inspiring array of music from Spain, Austria, Norway, Poland, Italy, USA, Russia, and France, with dazzling visual projections  as accompaniment.

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