Jewel of the Ridge Jazz Festival

Jewell of the Ridge Jazz Fest

April is Jazz Appreciation month, and the inaugural Jewel of the Ridge Jazz Festival will make for an experience unlike any other in Polk County. It’s going to feel like visiting a jazz club on the West coast or in New York. April 9 – Noon to 1:00 p.m. – Polk State JD Alexander Center […]

Contemporary Band Concert

Lakeland Concert Band Concert

Lakeland Concert Band

Doors open at 1:30pm. Pre-show is at 1:45pm. Concert begins at 2:30pm.

Moonlight Carillon Concert

Bok Tower Sunset w-moon

Enjoy an hour-long carillon concert by Geert D’hollander. Visitors are encouraged to stroll through the torch-lit pathways and explore the Gardens under the light of the full moon. The Blue Palmetto Café will remain open until the concert begins. Admission begins at 5 p.m.

Viva La Diva!

Viva La Diva

The Opera Theatre, directed by John Thomasson, and Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Jo Jossim, presents VIVA LA DIVA! This celebration of “Opera Diva” showcases the talents of our outstanding female student singers (and a few male singers as well!) who are joined by our three faculty “divas,” Diane Willis Stahl, Beth Gibbs, and Christina Dominski Sale. […]

One Night of Queen

One Night of Queen

Performed by Gary Mullen and The Works, brings all of the pomp and showmanship of arguably the greatest rock band of all time to Lakeland, with an authentic sound that will make you do a double-take. A spectacle of lights and sound, One Night Of Queen showcases the band’s greatest hits in the most authentic, […]

Easter Sunrise Service

Easter Sunrise Service, Scott Banks, 2010

Full choir, brass ensemble, live carillon performances and Easter message. Service is from 7-8am. Admission is free from 6-8am. A buffet breakfast will be served in the Blue Palmetto Café following, for an additional fee.

Spring Guitar Concert

Classical Guitar

Wind Ensemble Concert

Songs Without Words

J Jossim

The Florida Southern College Symphony Band closes the 2013–2014 Festival of Fine Arts with a tribute to renowned British composer Gustav Holst, featuring his Songs without Words. Known for creative, appealing, and challenging programming for wind ensemble, Conductor Jo Jossim has chosen a mix of old and new literature from the band repertoire to create a […]

Polk Arts Alliance

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