Bill Meredith

Utah 2007


Phoenix Charity Bar at the Bamboo Room story - July issue of Palm Beach Arts Paper
The Phoenix Charity Bar at the Bamboo Room, the Lake Worth, FL venue that's hosted acts like Bo Diddley, Elvin Bishop, Dan Hicks, and NRBQ since 1999, reopened on June 8. Proceeds benefit the Lake Worth-based Phoenix Mission, which collects clothing for the needy and otherwise-wasted food from grocery stores, restaurants and farms to deliver to food banks, pantries and homeless shelters.

Summer concert previews story - May issue of Palm Beach Arts Paper
The South Florida concert "season" is clearly year-round in 2018, with appearances by the Smashing Pumpkins, Dave Matthews Band, Jeff Beck, Paul Rodgers, Ann Wilson, Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Paul Simon, David Byrne and more yet to arrive -- and all before the fall does.

SunFest 2018 locals story - May 3 issue of Florida Weekly
The 36th annual SunFest appeared along the waterfront in downtown West Palm Beach between May 3 and 6, and area acts like bluegrass quintet the String Assassins and pop trio Thoughts played on the same stages, and through the same massive PA systems, as international headliners like Incubus and Pitbull.

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The fourth iteration of the Bamboo Room -- the Phoenix Charity Bar at the Bamboo Room -- opened in Lake Worth, FL, on June 8. Proprietors Stephen Werkle, Dan Popejoy and Michael LaMorte presented a hodgepodge of local acts including the metallic Space Coast Ghosts, indie rockers Static Momentum, country act the Tom Blake Band, and different variations on pop in Lavola and Lindsey Mills.
Summer is historically known as the unofficial non-seasonal dead zone of musical entertainment in South Florida, but as proven by the area's summer traffic and numerous "Local" stickers on cars within said traffic, it's obvious that more natives and tourists are staying year-round.
SunFest, West Palm Beach, FL's annual music and art festival, is the prime gig for South Florida musicians, as expressed by first-time festival player Mark Shubert (singer/guitarist for bluegrass band the String Assassins) and SunFest veteran Ben Rothschild (singer/guitarist for pop band Thoughts).