Live! at Dowling Park Artist Series

At Advent Christian Village, our senior living activities are designed to create engaging experiences for everyone in the community to enjoy. That’s exactly what the Live! at Dowling Park artist series accomplishes. This is the 35th season where this series has offered a variety of performances right in the heart of the Village — a unique opportunity to see amazing performances featuring music, dance, drama, photography, and even comedy from local, national and international artists — affordably.

Season passes and individual tickets may be purchased from the ACV cashier (386-658-5343). Individual tickets will be available at each event. Individual ticket prices are listed with each event. Season pass information is located below the following event information.

2022-23 Season

Young Musicians Concert Featuring Pianist John Beggs & Trombonist Riley Carr

Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, 7:00 p.m.

The Village Church

The Young Musicians Concert presents a chance for local up-and-coming young musicians to share their blooming talents. This year, Madison resident John Beggs and Live Oak resident Riley Carr will be featured. John is 15 years old; plays bass, mandolin and piano; reads music but prefers to play by ear; and is learning to fly. This past Memorial Day weekend, John won the 2022 World Championship Old-Time Piano Playing Contest, Junior Division, in Oxford, Mississippi. Riley is 17 years old, has played in several Village ensembles, is a member of the Suwannee High School marching band, and is a member of the Gateway City Big Band. Riley is a senior this year and is currently planning to major in music in college next year.
Tickets | ACV members and staff: $10, non-members: $15, students: $5

San Marco Chamber Music Society

Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022, 7:00 p.m.

The Village Church

The San Marco Chamber Music Society was founded in 2008 after performing in an annual benefit concert for diabetes research in San Marco, a neighborhood of Jacksonville, Florida. A majority of the chamber are full-time musicians in the Jacksonville Symphony. They spend time practicing and performing to share their passion for music with people who don’t get the chance to attend symphony concerts.
Tickets | ACV members and staff: $18, non-members: $24, students: $7

Celtic Bagpipe Team

Friday, Oct. 14, 2022, 7:00 p.m.

The Village Church

Brock and Toni Cline of Boca Raton are excited to bring their Celtic bagpipes and kilts to ACV. This bagpipe duo performs at all kinds of events across Florida. They not only enjoy playing their mesmerizing instruments but also love to educate about the bagpipe and intersperse Celtic stories between the tunes to add interest.
Tickets | ACV members and staff: $15, non-members: $20, students: $7

Tim Zimmerman and the King’s Brass

Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023, 7:00 p.m.

The Village Church

Tim Zimmerman and the King’s Brass provide innovative worship for young and old alike through the “best in sacred brass music”. These Christian professionals from around the United States have teamed up to perform their original arrangements at over 100 concerts each season for 40 years. Playing a wide variety of music from Gabrieli to hymn classics, from Handel to jazz spirituals, from Christmas carols to patriotic marches, The King’s Brass uses all corners of the concert hall or church sanctuary to lift hearts and spirits in praise.
Tickets | ACV members and staff: $22, non-members: $30, students: $7

Inspirational Pop Artist Jennifer McGill

Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023, 3:00 p.m.

The Village Church

What started as almost a clean sweep of nearly 50 pageant victories from age seven in Texas quickly evolved into seven seasons on the Disney Channel’s wildly popular The All-New Mickey Mouse Club in the late ‘80s and ‘90s. Now, with over 30 years of showbiz under her belt, Jennifer tells the stories of her rollercoaster ups and downs like never before, as a speaker, worship leader, songwriter, coach, and inspirational pop recording artist.
Tickets | ACV members and staff: $15, non-members: $20, students: $7

Ballet Magnificat!

Friday, March 3, 2023, 7:00 p.m.

The Village Church

Longing to see the art of dance restored to the church for the glory and honor of Jesus Christ, Keith and Kathy Thibodeaux founded the Ballet Magnificat! Tour Company in 1986. Kathy had a vision for something totally unheard of — a touring Christian ballet company that would dance for the glory of God. She envisioned Christian dancers coming together for the purpose of glorifying God in dance. In addition to bringing people into worship, Kathy wanted the group to be an outreach ministry in which dancers would share the love of Jesus with their audiences.
Tickets | ACV members and staff: $18, non-members: $24, students: $7

Duo Beaux Arts Four Hands, One Piano with Dessert & Coffee

Friday, March 31, 2023, 7:00 p.m.

Rumph Dining Room

Internationally renowned and award-winning Duo Beaux Arts (Dr. Catherine Lan and husband, Steinway Artist Tao Lin) performs over 100 concerts domestically and internationally each year. The duo will perform a concert of music using four hands on one piano in ACV’s dining room, where dessert and coffee will be available for those who would enjoy delighting all five senses.
Tickets | ACV members and staff: $20, non-members: $26, students: $7

Gainesville Pops

Saturday, May 20, 2023, 3:00 p.m.

The Village Church

The Gainesville Pops is a performing wind ensemble comprised of professional musicians, music educators, and serious hobbyists, all from the Gainesville, Florida, area. This Village-favorite group was conceived to provide an enhanced opportunity for musicians to perform and entertain at a high musical level.
Tickets | ACV members and staff: $18, non-members: $24, students: $7

Season Passes

ACV Members & Staff






Advent Christian Village offers season passes for those who wish to attend all or most of the upcoming performances. ACV season pass holders not only receive overall savings when attending ACV events, they can also take advantage of the reciprocity agreement between ACV and Community Concerts of Lake City and attend the five 2022-23 concert season performances in Lake City at no extra charge.

Past Artist Series Performers

  • Annie Moses Band
  • Bethune-Cookman University Concert Chorale
  • Greg Buchanan
  • David Payne as C.S. Lewis
  • Danny Sinoff Trio
  • The Duttons
  • Susan Marie Frontczak
  • Gainesville Harmony Show Chorus
  • Glenn Miller Orchestra
  • Hyssongs
  • Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra
  • Larry Ford
  • Thomas Pandolfi
  • Presidio Brass
  • Paul Saik
  • Three on a String
  • Tim Zimmerman and the King’s Brass
  • Valdosta Symphony Orchestra
  • Ted Vigil as John Denver
  • Kirk Whipple as Liberace

Help Keep the Arts Alive in Dowling Park

ACV is dedicated to continuing to provide opportunities for residents of this area to experience the performing arts locally. In order to accomplish this, however, your help is needed. If you wish to support the arts in Dowling Park, or for more information, please contact:

Darleen Hinrichs
Senior Director for Donor Engagement
(386) 658-5110

Performers who would like more information about being part of the Live! at Dowling Park, Artist Series should contact:

James Sutter
Community Life Coordinator
(386) 658-5266

10680 Dowling Park Dr. Live Oak, FL 32060

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