First Annual “Surf Into Summer” Charity Concert May 11th at Delray Marketplace

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Restaurateur Burt Rapoport, founder of Rapoport’s Restaurant Group, is giving back to the local community and kicking off the summer season in South Florida by celebrating his 2013 ‘Dream Big Small Business of the Year’ recognition by the United States Chamber of Commerce with a fun filled community event for all ages from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 11th at the all new Delray Marketplace Amphitheater. Headlined by original Beach Boy Founder David Marks and the Surf City Allstars, the charity concert and evening of food, drink and live entertainment will directly benefit two local 501(c)(3) organizations, Boca Raton’s Golden Bell Education Foundation and the Achievement Centers of Delray Beach. The entire community is invited to “Surf into Summer” and enjoy the festivities. This will be the first official concert held at the amphitheater. Guests are encouraged to bring their beach chairs and relax to the sounds of the Beach Boys tribute band, Surf City Allstars, the only tribute group where each member has toured in the original band, while enjoying menu samplings from Rapoport’s Restaurant Group tasting tables and plenty of family friendly fun. Ticket prices start at $30 per person and include complimentary tastings and two cocktails. Guests can upgrade to Premium ($60) for up front seating and cocktail service for the concert or VIP ($100) for a pre-show cocktail party, Meet and Greet with the band, and up front seating. Both upgrade options include menu samplings and two cocktails. Children, 12 and under, are $10 each. Participating Rapoport’s Restaurant Groups include Deck 84, Bogart’s, Henry’s, E & J’s Sandwich Shop and Burt & Max’s as well as Max’s Grille. The charity concert is a way for Rapoport to thank their loyal customers while giving back to the local community and The Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce. Without their support, Rapoport’s Restaurant Group would not have been nominated and selected as one of seven regional finalists for the 2013 DREAM BIG Small Business of the Year. “We are incredibly grateful for the continued support of our loyal customers, fans and community,” explains Burt Rapoport, president of Rapoport’s Restaurant Group. “This inaugural event is a fun way for myself and my incredible team to give back to our friends, raise money for two great charities and, of course, have a little fun while doing it!” Burt Rapoport, who is an avid surfer and has been since the age of 15, grew up listening to the sounds of the Beach Boys. Rapoport will personally be flying in the Surf City Allstars from Southern California specifically for this event. ‘Surf into Summer’ with Rapoport’s Restaurant Group will take place at the Delray Marketplace amphitheater adjacent to Rapoport’s Restaurant Group’s newest restaurant, Burt & Max’s located on the corner of Lyons and West Atlantic Avenue. To purchase tickets, visit RapoportsRG.com/Surf.