• REX FLOYD: DARK SIDE OF THE MOON

    They’re BACK – This time with the entire DARK SIDE OF THE MOON album from start to finish! Get your tickets and enjoy this live music and lightshow! Doors 7:30pm – Show Starts 8:00pm Warning – There will be use of heavy lighting throughout ! Sample here: https://youtu.be/dTYFazmoa2w Learn more here: https://rexartrefkin.com/

  • Kiss Me, Kate

     Passions run high as leading lady Lilli Vanessi and her ex-husband, actor/director Fred Graham, battle onstage and off in a production of Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew. With romance, comedy, sophistication, and behind-the-scenes hijinks, Tony Award winning musical Kiss Me, Kate combines the irreverent humor of two brilliant writers, Cole Porter and William Shakespeare. Musical […]

  • Mannheim Steamroller Christmas

        RETURNING TO THE RP FUNDING CENTER Best Selling Christmas Artist of all Time to Perform in Cities Across America In addition to being a holiday tradition for many families, the Mannheim Steamroller Christmas Tour regularly attracts repeat attendance from multi-generational guests and is one of the longest running tours in the music industry. […]

  • Harrison Symphony Orchestra Concert

    Harrison School for the Arts is pleased to host the Fall Harrison Symphony Orchestra on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the main theatre. The first half of the concert features the Philharmonic Orchestra, Chamber Strings and Wind Symphony. The second half features the Harrison Symphony performing a “Veteran’s Day tribute” with patriotic […]

  • Featuring Alligators in Florida Culture

    Join the Lake Wales Museum November 15, 2018 @ 6 PM for the Florida Humanities Council Speaker Series: Featuring Alligators in Florida Culture by Jeff Klinkenberg. Few states have a relationship with an animal in the way that Florida does with the alligator. Whether it’s a school mascot, being wrestled at a tourist attraction, or sunbathing on […]

  • Wine, Chocolate and Cheese

    Main Street Winter Haven hosts their annual Wine, Chocolate and Cheese event in Downtown Winter Haven on November 15th from 5:30-8:30pm. Downtown businesses will host a wine and cheese OR a wine and chocolate pairing! Attendees will purchase a ticket for $25 and receive a map and a tasting glass to visit all of the participating […]

  • Capturing Cultures Photography Exhibition Awards Reception

    Exhibition runs Oct 18-Dec 6. Awards Reception is Nov 14, 5-7pm

  • Concierto de Aranjuez

    Spanish guitar master Angel Romero joins the Imperial Symphony Orchestra for a concert celebrating Spanish and Cuban composers.

  • Veteran’s Day Concert

    We kick off our 40th anniversary season with a Patriotic Arts Spectacular. Our annual Salute to Veterans concert will be Sunday, November 11, 2018 at the Youkey Theatre in the RP Funding Center. Doors open at 1:15, pre-show at 1:45, and the band concert begins at 2:30. The concert is free and no tickets are needed. (The […]

  • Veteran’s Day Carillon Concert

    To mark the 100-year anniversary of the Armistice of 1918 and to commemorate the loss of more than 70 million military personnel, bell towers and carillons across the globe will ring their bells on November 11, 2018. Towers will also perform concerts including the WORLD PREMIERE of A Sacred Suite, music composed for the international […]

Upcoming Events

Sat 17
Sat 17
Sat 17

Kiss Me, Kate

November 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Press Releases

Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 Report (AEP5)

The Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 Study was conducted by Americans for the Arts in collaboration and partnership with the Polk Arts Alliance and the Cultural Arts Council of Polk County in 2016. Click the link to view/download the 2-page summary (pdf): 2-page infographic View/download the complete report (pdf) by clicking the link: FL_PolkCounty_AEP5_CustomizedReport. View a 2-page summary […]

SmArt Biz Symposium Oct 25

Sm(ART) Business Symposium – Economic Impact of the Arts

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 from 3-5pm. Polk State Corporate College, Clear Springs Campus in Bartow Don’t miss the Polk Arts Alliance Sm(ART) Business Symposium Economic Impact of the Arts! This is the rescheduled abbreviated [post-Irma] edition of the original Symposium that was scheduled to take place on September 18. Please join us on October 25th. […]

Bok Tower Gardens Announces Amended Operating Schedule Due to Hurricane Irma

The Gardens will be closed on Saturday, September 9, Sunday, September 10 and Monday, September 11. Pending no storm damage, the Gardens will reopen on Tuesday, September 12. The public will not be allowed to enter the Gardens until a safety assessment has been conducted and the all clear is given. Informational signage will be […]

Postponed due to Hurricane Irma – 4th Annual Sm(ART) Business Symposium

This event will be rescheduled. INVITATION to ATTEND MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2017 / 8AM-11:30AM Doors Open 7:30am The focus of the 4th Annual Sm(ART) Business Symposium, “Educating an Innovative Workforce,” is connecting the dots by infusing arts into education to drive outcomes. This year’s Symposium features: Drumbeat Musical Futures (Rock N Roll Academy) STEM – […]

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