• its a wonderful life

    It’s a Wonderful Life a New Musical ends Dec 22.

    Based on the beloved 1946 film, this musical faithfully follows George Bailey’s life from his childhood dreams to his midlife disappointments and beyond, as we all take a journey to discover whether his life has mattered at all. Cinematically scored and theatrically staged, this adaptation breathes musical life into a familiar story, while retaining the […]

  • bradenton blues festival

    Bradenton Blues Festival Dec 6-9

    The Blues Sound Better in Bradenton The Bradenton Blues Festival Weekend kicks off on Friday, December 6th, 2019, with a free “Blues Appetizer” Concert, brought to you by Mojoe Productions, Inc. The Bradenton Blues Festival, presented by BMO Harris Bank, is on Saturday, December 7th, 2019, with an outstanding lineup of talented blues musicians on the big stage. In addition to […]

  • every xmas story ever told

    Every Xmas Story Ever Told, And Then Some! Manatee Performing Arts Center Dec 5-22

    Manatee Performing Arts Center – Bradenton Kiwanis Theatre, 502 3rd Ave W, Bradenton, FL 34205, USA map  Instead of performing Charles Dickens’ beloved holiday classic for the umpteenth time, three actors decide to perform every Christmas story ever told — plus Christmas traditions from around the world, seasonal icons from anicent times to topical pop-culture, and every […]

  • buddy the buddy holly story

    Buddy–The Buddy Holly Story ends tonite

    Over 50 years ago, the man who changed the face of popular music tragically died in a plane crash at only 22 years old. Noe Buddy- the Buddy Holly Story tells of the three years in which he became the world’s top recording artist with a show that features over 20 of Buddy Holly’s greatest […]

  • bradenton farmers market

    Oct. 27, 2018 – Howl’ween Pet Parade (10 a.m. Registration; 10:30 a.m. Pet Parade) at the Bradenton Farmers Market

    Every Saturday, from Oct. through May, 9am–2pm, on Old Main Street in Downtown Bradenton (400 12th St. W. Bradenton, FL 34205). The Bradenton Farmers’ Market is a place where the community meets each week to enjoy fresh produce, local art, upbeat music, demonstrations by local chefs, and family activities. Parking is free on weekends, and dogs […]

  • bradenton events tuesdays with morrie

    Tuesdays with Morrie October 10-27

    Manatee Performing Arts Center – Bradenton Kiwanis Theatre, 502 3rd Ave W, Bradenton, FL 34205, USA map  Tuesdays With Morrie is the autobiographical story of Mitch Albom, an accomplished journalist driven solely by his career, and Morrie Schwartz, his former college professor. Sixteen years after graduation, Mitch happens to catch Morrie’s appearance on a television news program […]

  • bradenton farmers market

    Bradenton Farmer’s Market Re-Opens for Season Sat Oct 5th

    The market sets up every Saturday on Old Main Street, just north of Manatee Avenue from the first weekend in October to the last week in May. Old Main Street is a tree-lined retail district of cafes and restaurants running three blocks north from Manatee Avenue to the Manatee River, where it meets the Bradenton […]

  • grey gardens manatee performing arts center

    Grey Gardens Manatee Performing Arts Center Sept 5-22

    Based on the 1975 documentary film of the same name, Grey Gardens The Musical is a tragic, frequently funny, and utterly unforgettable musical about two “staunch” and legendary American women: Edith Bouvier Beale, and her grown daughter, Edie. Grey Gardens begins at the grand 1941 engagement party of stunning and spirited “Little Edie” Beale to […]

  • Starting August 8th West Side Story

    Manatee Performing Arts Center – Stone Hall, 502 3rd Ave W, Bradenton, FL 34205, USA  From the first notes to the final breath, West Side Story is one of the most memorable musicals and greatest love stories of all time. Arthur Laurents’ book remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever. The score by Leonard Bernstein […]

  • July 13th Sophisticated Lady: Natalie Cole

    Manatee Performing Arts Center – Stone Hall, 502 3rd Ave W, Bradenton, FL 34205, USA map  Cole’s career spanned decades and genres, from R&B to pop. Her greatest success was “Unforgettable… with Love,” made popular by her father, which sold over seven million copies. In this concert, Katt Hefner pays musical homage to Cole and her music. […]