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. For over 30 years, 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. Though the 2020-21 season was canceled due to COVID, the 2021-22 season was recently announced, and we hope it will proceed as planned. Won’t you join us in redefining art for seniors?

Season passes and individual tickets may be purchased from the ACV cashier (386-658-5343) or in Live Oak at The Music Center (897 Pinewood Dr. SW, 386-362-5816). 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.

2021-22 Season

Con Brio String QuartetCon Brio

Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021, 7:00 p.m.
The Village Church

The Con Brio string quartet is comprised of four international musicians hailing from Russia, Ukraine, Mexico and Uzbekistan. Its members are currently part of the Palm Beach Symphony, Symphony of the Americas, Florida Grand Opera, Atlantic Classical Orchestra, and Palm Beach Pops. As soloists and orchestra players, each of these musicians has performed in countries around the world. The Con Brio Quartet is based in south Florida and travels nationally for performances.

Tickets | ACV members and staff: $15, adults: $20, students: $7

Gateway City Big BandGateway City Big Band

Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, 7:00 p.m.
The Village Church

The Gateway City Big Band has been bringing the smooth and swinging sounds of the Big Band Era to north Florida since 1993. Started by the former conductor of Walt Disney’s Top of the World Orchestra, and currently under the direction of ACV friend Matt Johns, the band continues to echo the sounds of the great big bands of the 1930s and ‘40s, as well as including more modern selections and contemporary arrangements for today’s listeners.

Tickets | ACV members and staff: $15, adults: $20, students: $7

Fish Stick ComedyFish Sticks Comedy

Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021, 7:00 p.m.
The Village Church

Fish Sticks Comedy is one of the largest, family-friendly improv comedy teams in the U.S. It has a unique approach to improv — something they call “other-centered improv.” “In short, it means that everything we do, onstage or off, is for someone else first. It sounds like a little thing, but it has a profound impact. We care more about the experience of each audience member than getting an easy laugh at someone’s expense or making someone uncomfortable by pulling them onstage. And because we care more about each other than ourselves, our improv is better, too. We want to connect people to each other and their communities through improv. Yes, we will make your audience’s cheeks hurt from laughing, but we are more than entertainment. We create community experiences.”

Tickets | ACV members and staff: $15, adults: $20, students: $7

Bob Milne

Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022, 7:00 p.m.
The Village Church

Bob Milne is considered to be the best ragtime/boogie-woogie pianist in the world. He was filmed and documented for future generations in 2004 during three days of interviews at the Library of Congress, and was declared a National Treasure at the conclusion. Mr. Milne is an active Musical Ambassador for the United States Dept. of State, and has performed numerous times in Japan. He has also performed in this capacity for members of the Swiss Parliament at the U.S. Embassy in Berne.

Tickets | ACV members and staff: $15, adults: $20, students: $7

War Bonds: The Songs & Letters of WWII

Dinner & Show
Friday, Feb. 18, 2022, 5:30 p.m.
Rumph Dining Room

War Bonds: The Songs and Letters of World War II is a musical journey through a war that redefined the world. The show’s lighthearted, popular tunes of the time are interspersed with personal letters from the front and headline news of the period: a warm reminiscence and a harrowing reminder of a time when the whole world seemed upside down. Come at 5:30 to enjoy a ’40s themed dinner and stay for the extraordinary show.

Seating is limited, so everyone planning to attend must make a reservation — even those with season passes. Those with Lake City season passes must purchase an additional meal ticket ($15 per adult and $13 per student); the Lake City season pass alone is not enough to attend this event.

Tickets | ACV members and staff: $30, adults: $35, students: $20

Larry Ford

Monday, March 7, 2022, 7:00 p.m.
The Village Church

From the sounds of grand opera to the stages of Southern Gospel, Grammy winner Larry Ford has found audiences responding to his commanding voice. Originally from Lubbock, Texas, Larry’s work has taken him to 49 of the 50 states in the U.S. From the far reaches of Seoul, Korea, to the southern hemisphere’s Spanish-speaking countries, Larry’s facility with language has made it possible for him to carry his message in song to more than 38 foreign countries. His passion for ministry abroad has led to his being described as “gospel music’s ambassador to the world”.

Tickets | ACV members and staff: $15, adults: $20, students: $7

Valdosta State University Presidential Brass

Sunday, April 24, 2022, 3:00 p.m.
The Village Church

The Presidential Brass Quintet was established by the President of Valdosta State University to perform for graduations and other special occasions for the university. They regularly perform around the community and are the top selected students in the Department of Music each year. The quintet performs a wide variety of entertaining music for all audiences.

Tickets | ACV members and staff: $15, adults: $20, students: $7

Gainesville Pops

Saturday, May 28, 2022, 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 group was conceived to provide an enhanced opportunity for musicians to perform and entertain at a high musical level. This ensemble works together to promote musical excellence and enhance the overall entertainment value of the group, and ensure a professional presence and presentation of the music.

Tickets | ACV members and staff: $15, adults: $20, 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 2021-22 concert season performances in Lake City at no extra charge. Season pass prices are reduced after each concert; the current prices are displayed in the table to the right.

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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