Greater Fort Lauderdale

 April 2019

Greater Fort Lauderdale is offering ways to satisfy your wanderlust and your wallet with enticing special offers and VIP hotel packages at the destination’s top-tier properties. 

The Vacation Like a VIP promotion and destination-wide 2-for-1 Summer Savings program runs May 1 - September 30, 2019, with hotel stays starting at $159.

“With our summer value programs, our visitors can discover a vacation that goes beyond ordinary, as they indulge in the ultimate VIP experience in Greater Fort Lauderdale with our Resort Collection hotels and unique attractions,” said Stacy Ritter, president and CEO of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau. “Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway, family reunion, or just a summer trip, these savings offer various experiences that appeal to all, such as watersports, shopping, dining, art and cultural tours.” 

The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau’s Summer Savings 2-for-1 card features more than 40 BOGO (buy one, get one) special offers to play on land, sand and sea, including options for boating/cruising, diving/snorkeling, museums, nature, restaurants, shopping, watersports, and spa and fitness.

Highlights of the 2-for-1 Summer Savings experience include airboat rides through the Everglades with Billie Swamp Safari, Sawgrass Recreation Park, and Everglades Holiday Park, surfing on the FlowRider at Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort, as well as other water-adventure activities such as scuba diving and snorkeling excursions, kayaking, paddle boarding, canoeing, surfing, boogie boarding, fishing trips, sailing excursions and Water Taxi tours. Explore Butterfly World with more than 20,000 live butterflies. Art, history and science come together at area museums and historic sites including the Bonnet House Museum & Gardens, Museum of Discovery and Science, History Fort Lauderdale, Young At Art Museum, NSU Art Museum, Art and Culture Center/Hollywood, Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum, and the Historic Stranahan House.

The summer 2019 Vacation Like a VIP promotion, which runs at the same time, is offered exclusively at the destination’s Resort Collection properties. Participating hotels include Bonaventure Resort & Spa, Costa Hollywood Beach Resort, The Diplomat Beach Resort, Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa, Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa, Lago Mar Beach Resort & Club, Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort, Sonesta Fort Lauderdale, The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale, W Fort Lauderdale and Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort.

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Adrienne Arsht Center for The Performing Arts

April 2019

Miami’s pioneering and critically-acclaimed six-part concert series & educational program to feature legends performing a fusion of jazz styles

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County proudly unveils plans for its 2019-2020 JAZZ ROOTS season - six extraordinary, curated evenings of live music in the Center’s Knight Concert Hall that celebrate jazz’s rich history of fusion and cross-pollination. The Arsht Center also proudly welcomes new JAZZ ROOTS presenting partner EFG Capital. EFG is a global private banking group headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland with regional headquarters in Miami.

The JAZZ ROOTS 2019-2020 season in the John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall is as follows:


Arturo Sandoval, Lucy Woodward, Kate Reid

and the Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra

Hosted by Malcom McDowell

November 1, 2019


Mavis Staples with Opening Act Charlie Musselwhite

December 13, 2019


Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra

with Opening Act Diego Figueiredo

January 10, 2020


Kurt Elling Sings Armstrong, Eckstine, Nat 'King' Cole and Hendricks

February 21, 2020


Dave Grusin and Special Guests

March 20, 2020


Branford Marsalis Quartet
April 24, 2020

Additional details, artists and ticket prices will be announced on April 18, which is also when six-show package subscriptions become available to the public. 

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JAZZ ROOTS 2019-2020 is presented by the Arsht Center with generous support from EFG Capital, Baldwin Richardson Foods, Quint Family Foundation, Steinway & Sons, the official piano of the Adrienne Arsht Center, Sterling Vineyards and EAST Miami. WLRN 91.3 and JAZZIZ Magazine are media sponsors. 


Azamara Club Cruises

April 2019

Azamara Club Cruises® Expands Signature AzAmazing Evenings with 15 New Experiences.

Azamara Club Cruises — the boutique, up-market cruise line committed to providing Destination Immersion® experiences—has launched 15 new AzAmazing Evenings, the brand’s signature evening events designed to connect guests to the local culture of a destination. Exclusive to Azamara, AzAmazing Evenings are unique to each location and feature local talent and performances, and in many occasions hosted in historic venues, including The Odeon of Ancient Ephesus in Turkey and The Solìs Theatre in Uruguay.

“Committed to our award-winning Destination Immersion® programming, we are constantly looking for new and enhanced experiences ashore to deliver authentic travel moments to our guests, while immersing them with the local culture, food, and people,” said Larry Pimentel, President and CEO of Azamara Club Cruises. “From Oman to China, Spain to Australia, each AzAmazing Evenings event is tailored to the destination and allows guests to more intimately connect with the local culture.”

Highlights from the new AzAmazing Evenings Include:

Lura at Pateo Da Gale

Embarking from Barcelona on May 28, 2019, guests sailing on the 14-Night Tall Sails and Remembrance Voyage will traverse Lisbon’s cobblestone streets, making way to one of Europe’s most magnificent squares, Terreiro do Paço. With cocktails upon arrival, guests will enjoy the rhythms of colonial-rooted, Funana—an upbeat, accordion-based type of music—performed by Portuguese singer and musician, Lura. Azamara passengers will also enjoy the sounds of Bombo—a traditional, Portuguese Brass Drum—demonstrated by the esteemed, Toca Rufar Orchestra.

A Musical Tribute to the Knights of Rhodes

Setting sail on June 19, 2019, guests on the 10-Night Greece Intensive Voyage will delve into knighthood through a musical journey at the historic, colossal Grand Master’s Palace—a palatial structure originally built in the 7th century as a Byzantine Citadel and held by the Crusaders—in Rhodes, Greece. Palace partakers will explore the site’s towers, walls and torch-lit hallways, eventually becoming audience members of a musical tribute to the Knights of Rome performed by a four-piece classical orchestra with tenor and soprano.

Traditional Korean Performance at Busan Culture Center

Departing on August 21, 2019 the 14-Night Circle Japan Intensive Voyage will provide passengers an enjoyable, exclusive evening at the Busan Cultural Center—an esteemed venue dedicated to showing Korean heritage, music and art—in Busan, South Korea. Commencing with a cocktail hour, guests will marvel as local experts perform time-honored, Korean folk dances and demonstrate the powerful art of taekwondo.

AzAmazing Evenings are complimentary, held once a voyage and encouraged to be reserved prior to departure date. AzAmazing Evenings are offered on sailings seven-nights or longer with the exception of transatlantic voyages. For more information or to book an AzAmazing Evening, please visit:

Azamara Club Cruises’ will announce the list of 2020 and 2021 AzAmazing Evenings in June 2019.