Staff Report


The fourth Friday of this month isn’t just the beginning of the last full weekend in June. The fourth Friday of every month means party time in the city of Oakland Park with its signature Music on Main. Bring the whole family, along with a few friends, lawn chairs and blankets to a free community event that includes live music, a variety of delectable food from various food trucks and a good time to be had by all.

The fun kicks off at 6 p.m. and lasts until 10 p.m. This month’s live entertainment is provided by the Palm Beach County based, Solid Brass Band. The eight-piece band with horns was formed in 2011 and has earned a reputation for its solid musicianship. Performing according to their motto of “Live Solid, Play Solid,” the band places a priority on ensuring that each song is perfectly rehearsed before performing it live to ensure that audiences hear only professional renditions of their favorite songs.

The band’s repertoire includes classic rock and R&B songs from the 60s through the 80s made famous by horn bands including Chicago, James Brown, Blood Sweat & Tears, Joe Cocker, the Doobie Brothers, and Stevie Wonder, among others.

Solid Brass Band’s passion for the music and love for their craft are evident when they play crowd favorites. The band members are: Steve Rowley – guitar, Fred Moore – vocals, Pete Sarfati – saxophone, Alex Wladimirsky –trumpet, Joseph Dandrea – trombone, Jason Buelow – keyboards, Jim Gray – drums, Max Farnbauch – bass.