Concert with Folk Musician, Kristin Andreassen

A skilled guitarist and fiddler, Andreassen is also well-known for her lyrical prowess, having been described by The New Yorker as “inventive” and by The Boston Globe as “Sublime. Like a watercolor painting set to music.” Drawing her inspiration from American folk music, Andreassen played with stringband Uncle Earl and toured with the Appalachian clogging […]

Downtown Concert Series: Folk musician, Kristin Andreassen

A skilled guitarist and fiddler, Andreassen is also well-known for her lyrical prowess, having been described by The New Yorker as “inventive” and by The Boston Globe as “Sublime. Like a watercolor painting set to music.” Drawing her inspiration from American folk music, Andreassen played with stringband Uncle Earl and toured with the Appalachian clogging […]

Boktoberfest Plant Sale

Grab your lederhosen and join Bok Tower Gardens for the 7th Annual Boktoberfest Plant Sale on Saturday & Sunday, October 17-18 from 8am to 5pm. Enjoy over 45 plant vendors, live German entertainment, clown shows, German food, craft beers, tree climbing, children’s activities, petting zoo, live carillon music, guest speakers, and much, much more! Boktoberfest […]

Gardens & Groves by Blair Updike

On exhibit in the Visitor’s Center at Bok Tower Gardens from 9am-5pm, October 16, 2015 through January 14, 2016. Updike shares her love of blue skies, gardens and groves, twisted trees, and the way light plays across the meadows and bays. Year-long Admission Annual Membership Starting at $45  Purchasing an annual membership to Bok Tower Gardens […]

Downtown Concert Series: Latin guitarist Marc E

PSC Fine Arts

On the steps of the Polk State JD Alexander Center in Lake Wales.

Maja Gitana: Music Girl Scholarship Concert

Maja Gitana

This female duo is an exquisite combination of Latin and Gypsy roots. Janine, a passionate violinist, possesses the rare ability to take her listeners on a heartfelt journey. Marianne’s Latin roots add flavor to her gorgeous voice and guitar accompaniment.

Apr 18: Polk State’s Voices of the People presents Messiaen’s “Quartet for the End of Time”

Polk State’s Voices of the People continues in April with a performance of Messiaen’s “Quartet for the End of Time,” a hauntingly beautiful piece of music composed during the Holocaust. French-born Olivier Messiaen composed his “Quartet for the End of Time” in 1941, while being held at a German prisoner-of-war camp, according to World ORT’s Holocaust […]

Bok Tower Gardens Call to Artists

Dear Artists, Bok Tower Gardens is currently seeking artists to exhibit in the Visitor Center for the next two years.  Previously, you requested information and/or were selected based on your materials to be a possible artist for our exhibits.  Please review the following information and let us know if you’re interested.  Thank you! Art in […]

Apr 8-11: Jewel of the Ridge Jazz Festival

Jewel of the Ridge Jazz Festival

Polk State College’s Jewel of the Ridge Jazz Festival, an event just two years old but well on its way to becoming a Polk County favorite, will return April 8-11. Scheduled performers include Omar Sosa, a Cuban-born composer, pianist and bandleader whose career includes performances around the world, multiple Grammy nominations and the 2003 Smithsonian […]

UF/IFAS and Bok Tower Gardens partner to teach a new generation about plants, gardening and the environment

Center for Education and Conservation

LAKE WALES, Fla. – Among the music of carillon bells, beneath a lush oak canopy, a new partnership is emerging between the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension and historic Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales, FL. The partnership between the state’s preeminent land-grant university and this historic garden will provide […]

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