On special Friday nights from September-April, the Cultural Council of Palm Beach keeps their door open to the public during evening hours. Guests are welcomed to visit the gallery, Roe Green Uniquely Palm Beach Store and Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Information Center- all while enjoying the musical talents of local Palm artists. The Cultural Council of Palm Beach is located inside the iconic Robert M. Montgomery, Jr. building at 601 Lake Ave in the heart of downtown Lake Worth.
As the official support agency for arts and culture in Palm Beach County, serving non-profit organizations, artists and arts districts, attendance to Friday night Evenings at the Council is free of charge. “Evenings at the Council” events are held every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month, attracting an impressive number of devoted locals, talented musicians, supporting fans and interested passers by.
The first Friday of each month features a local artist or band right in the lobby, where 40’s deco style glass walls overlook an illuminated downtown Lake Worth. On the third Friday of each month, catch (or perform!) for Open Mic Night, a Cultural Council of Palm Beach crowd favorite.
A rapidly increased # of attendees confirm the booming popularity of Open Mic Night at the Cultural Council on the evening of March 18th. Even as the nights’ event drew to a close, devoted local fans, new visitors and performing musicians enthusiastically offer endorsements for the Cultural Center, recalling a myriad of accomplishments and positive impacts the Council continues to make within our community.
Musicians of incredible talents describe particularly different and equally significant roles which the Cultural Center’s Open Mic Nights have played in their lives. Many notions of appreciation and heartfelt testimonials are made to Marlon Foster (Music Coordinator, Visitor Services), who personally scouts much of the local musical talents, manages event details and maintains an inviting event atmosphere with charismatic charm.
All those who would like to perform – singers, instrumentalists, poets, rappers – are encouraged to email Marlon Foster at email@example.com.
Kat Mahoney (lead vocals), Michael Duncan (drums), Harold Peeno (bass guitar), Steve Trezise (2nd guitar) and Ginny Hale Meredith (violin) are a few of the talented musicians who kept the full house entertained, interested and impressed during “Evenings at the Council” on Friday, March 18th.
“Every time we come there’s something new and exciting. We’re treated so well. It’s killer. A great night out, you know? I’ve seen so much talent here.” – “Billy the Kid,” Lake Worth local
“I wish we’d made it here sooner. They were incredible. I was not expecting that.” – Anasthasia, Palm Beach County resident
“We just have such a blast here.” – Steve Trezise, guitarist
“I hadn’t played bass in a group like this for decades. I don’t think I even knew how much I missed it until I played with these guys. I thank Marlon for stumbling across me and suggesting that I’d enjoy this. It’s a wonderful experience, I’m grateful.” -Harold Peeno, bass guitarist
On Friday, April 1st be sure to catch ….. <artist and/or band that will be performing in lobby+ pertinent details>
Cultural Council of Palm Beach County
The Robert M. Montgomery, Jr. Building
601 Lake Avenue | Lake Worth, FL 33460
Tues-Sat | 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Closed Sunday and Monday
There is free, 4-hour parking along Lake Worth’s Downtown streets. There is also a public parking lot on the east side of “L” Street, across from the Cultural Council’s building.
***The Cultural Council is the official support agency for arts and culture in Palm Beach County, serving non-profit organizations, artists and arts districts. The Council promotes the county’s cultural experiences to visitors and residents through multi-platform marketing and public information programs. The agency administers $4.5 million in grants annually, supports arts and cultural education, provides capacity-building training, and advocates for arts funding and arts-friendly policies.