Merle Haggard

Merle Haggard

The word “legend” usually makes an appearance at some point when discussing MERLE HAGGARD. It’s an acknowledgement of his artistry and his standing as “the poet of the common man.” Embraced by country fans, he also earned the respect of his peers. In addition, he sang 40 #1 hits, including “Mama Tried,” “I Think I’ll […]

Platform KIDS

Platform Art’s annual showcase of talent from elementary, middle and high school students from throughout Polk County features art, film, fashion and performances.

Carillon Concerts

Geert de Hollander

Live carillon concerts arranged and performed by Bok Tower Carilloneur Geert d’Hollander to celebrate the 85th Anniversary of the Gardens.  30-minute live recitals are presented at 1pm and 3pm on both days during Founder’s Day Weekend.

Masterworks Concert III

Imperial Symphony Orchestra photo by Thomas Mack

The Imperial Symphony Orchestra presents: Symphony No. 3 “Eroica,” Beethoven “The Lark Ascending,” Vaughan-Williams (Annabelle Gardiner, violin) “Morning Noon and Night in Vienna,” Von Suppe

The Shindigs

Ramon Theater

A Tribute to the Beach Boys, & Other Artists of the 60’s – Performing such musical hits as Surfin’ USA, Help Me Rhonda, Fun, Fun, Fun and others.

Live at the Gardens! Curtis on Tour

Pinewood Estate Front

Live at the Gardens! Music at Pinewood Series features Curtis On Tour by the Curtis Institute of Music 5 p.m. Featuring Curtis Opera Theatre artistic director Mikael Eliasen on piano accompanying four students, this program includes opera arias, and likely a Broadway tune or two. Curtis alumni composers will be represented with works by Samuel Barber […]

A Few of My Favorite Things, Stacey McColley, clarinet

Faculty Artist Series, Florida Southern College. Having regaled audiences last season with a completely entertaining and uniquely beautiful performance, clarinetist Stacey McColley performs an encore recital this season, brought back by popular demand! Playing a “few of her favorite things” from the formidable clarinet repertoire with consummate skill, sensitivity, and style, this faculty artist will […]

Black History Month Celebration: Voices of Glory

See Voices of Glory in concert at The Ritz Theatre in Winter Haven.  $20 for reserved VIP Seating. FREE tickets for general admission.  Information and tickets, email

Moonlight Carillon Concert

BokTower_032913_152(by Chad Baumer)

Enjoy a carillon concert under the light of the full moon. It’s a unique opportunity to visit the Gardens after-hours and have a light dinner at the Blue Palmetto Café. $5 per person. Free for members. Enjoy an hour-long carillon concert by Geert D’hollander. Visitors are encouraged to stroll through the torch-lit pathways and explore […]

Valentine’s Dinner: Enchanting in the Country

Pinewood Estate Front

Experience the ambiance of an elegant night of southern charm with romantic acoustic guitar music inside the 20-room Pinewood Estate mansion at Bok Tower Gardens. Full-course dinner, cocktails and romance included! Reservations required. $195 per couple.

Polk Arts Alliance

PO Box 727 Bartow, FL 33831-0727 (863) 804-0494