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THE BROWARD CENTER GETS ITS IRISH UP WITH CONCERTS THAT WILL DRIVE AUDIENCES MAD
Published: Feb 3, 2023
Why celebrate Ireland just on one day in March? The Broward Center for the Performing Arts starts the celebrations in February with The Young Dubliners and The Irish Tenors with Orchestra and continues in May with a concert by Dermot Kennedy.
With 30 years as one of the world's leading Celtic Rock bands, The Young Dubliners come to the Abdo New River Room at the Broward Center on Friday, February 3 at 8:30 p.m. While several of the band members have no Irish roots of any kind, the Irish influence is certainly there but it's not the only one that bursts through on their albums or live shows. The band has appeared twice on Jimmy Kimmel Live and had its songs featured in Sons of Anarchy and Human Target. The concert will be standing room only with limited seating. Tickets are $27 in advance and $29 the day of the show.
In their 25th Anniversary tour, The Irish Tenors with Orchestra delivers songs of celebration and humor, mixed with touching melodies and songs that warm the heart in Lillian S. Wells Hall at The Parker on Tuesday, February 28 at 8 p.m. The Irish Tenors powerful vocal line-up of Anthony Kearns, Ronan Tynan and Declan Kelly are classically trained singers, each having performed in leading concert halls across the world. They’ve proven themselves gifted interpreters of a wide range of material, with such songs as “My Heart Will Go On” (from Titanic), “Fairytale Of New York”(previously recorded by Kirsty MacColl and The Pogues) and even Jimmy Kennedy’s “South Of The Border (Down Mexico Way).” These songs live comfortably in their repertoire alongside “Danny Boy,” “Whiskey in the Jar” and “Fields Of Athenry.” Tickets are $39.50-$99.
The Broward Center and Live Nation present Dermot Kennedy in the Au-Rene Theater at the Broward Center on Tuesday, May 30 at 7:30 p.m. With platinum record sales in over a dozen countries, Kennedy’s had the bestselling debut album in Ireland of this millennium with his release, Without Fear. His latest release, Sonder, saw the lead single "Something to Someone" top over 20 million streams and chart at both Triple A and Hot AC Radio followed by the single and music video, "Kiss Me." His poetic, compelling music has resonated with music lovers across the globe generating fans that include Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa and Shawn Mendes. Tickets are $39.50-$59.50 with $124.50 Spirit Club Level seats and $174.50 and $269.50 VIP packages offering premium seating and other exclusives.
Ticketmaster is the only official ticketing service of the Broward Center and The Parker. Buy tickets online at BrowardCenter.org, ParkerPlayhouse.com or Ticketmaster.com; by phone at 954.462.0222 or in person at the Broward Center’s AutoNation Box Office.
The Broward Center for the Performing Arts is located at 201 SW Fifth Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. Lillian S. Wells Hall at The Parker is located in Holiday Park at 707 N.E. Eighth St. in Fort Lauderdale. The Parker is an affiliated venue of the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, which provides programming and management of the facility.
The 2022/2023 performance season at the Broward Center and The Parker is supported by the
Broward Performing Arts Foundation. AutoNation, Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau, Spirit and Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center are proud sponsors of the Broward Center. Programs are also sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment of the Arts.
About The Broward Center for the Performing Arts
One of America’s premier performing arts venues, the Broward Center for the Performing Arts presents more than 700 performances each year to more than 700,000 patrons, showcasing a wide range of exciting cultural programming and events. Guest experiences at the Broward Center include the all-inclusive Spirit Club Level, the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center Intermezzo Lounge, special events in the Huizenga Pavilion, waterfront dining at Marti’s New River Bistro and innovative classes and workshops for all ages at the Rose Miniaci Arts Education Center. With one of the largest arts-in-education programs in the United States, the Broward Center serves more than 130,000 students annually. The Broward Performing Arts Foundation, Inc. receives and maintains funds to sustain, develop and secure the future of the Broward Center. The Broward Center for the Performing Arts is located at 201 SW Fifth Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. For more information, visit BrowardCenter.org.
About The Parker
The Parker is Fort Lauderdale’s iconic, heritage theater presenting concerts, comedy, dance, family fare and more. Beautifully renovated in 2021, The Parker offers audiences enhanced entertainment and hospitality experiences. The neo-classical Lillian S. Wells Hall features outstanding acoustics, unobstructed sightlines, wide rows and continental seating. The grand S. Donald Sussman Lobby, the intimate Haller Club, and the private members’ lounge, The Place To Be, provide ample opportunities for audiences to enjoy culture, cocktails and conversation with every visit to the theater. For more information, visit ParkerPlayhouse.com.