Young and Old, These Spots Know How to Groove
By David Rolland
Nathan Boynton, the former Civil War officer, who built the Boynton Hotel, saw something special about the city that now bears his name. He was smitten by the beach and the near constant sunshine. If cryogenics would have preserved Nathan Boynton to see what Boynton Beach became, he would undoubtedly be rocking out to the Palm Beach city’s vibrant live music scene. Here’s a list of the Boynton Beach spots where you can catch a show.
The Fish Depot Bar & Grill
This coastal bar features live music five nights a week. The sound system is only shut down on Mondays — when they’re closed — and Tuesdays — which are dedicated to karaoke. That leaves Wednesday through Sunday when you can listen to your new favorite band. Wednesday nights in March feature the rock of Screamin’ Leeman, while Sundays have Jerry Leeman taking the stage as a solo performer. Thursdays are devoted to the Grateful Dead tribute band Crazy Fingers. Fridays and Saturdays are wild cards featuring local faves like Spider Cherry and Spred the Dub.
511 NE 4th St, Boynton Beach
The amphitheater at Centennial Park in Town Square, just east of City Hall is a beautiful outdoor gathering spot to check out some tunes. For the last year they’ve hosted a first Friday at 5 concert where every first Friday of the month at 5 p.m. you can spend a few hours grooving in the outdoors. They also often have food trucks to accompany the tunes.
120 E Ocean Ave, Boynton Beach
Ever since 1978 Banana Boat has prided itself on being, an “anchor” to Boynton when it comes to activity and nightlife. The Banana Boat estimates that over 12 million customers have visited their establishment. Talk about a tried and true spot. This year we’ll see the Boat having an eclectic line-up with concerts every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. You can expect Axcents, Molly McCarthy, and the reggae, dance, and rock music of Silent Storm.
739 E Ocean Ave, Boynton Beach
This waterfront restaurant, lounge and sports bar, allows for great aquatic sights to accompany the sounds. Two Georges has served up drinks on the intracoastal for over six decades now. Some of the artists they’ve featured under their thatched roofs include Spider Cherry, Victor Simar, and Bruja. They are currently featuring live music every Sunday at 4 p.m..
728 Casa Loma Blvd, Boynton Beach