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Live! at Dowling Park Artist Series

The 2016-17 Season a Success!

Another great season of Live! at Dowling Park has concluded. We are so thankful to all of the great performers, attenders and supporters! Next season is almost all scheduled, but as usual, we'll take a few months off and reveal the next exciting line up at the end of the summer. Stay tuned!

Gateway City Big Band

Concert Performed
Monday, Aug. 29, 2016

    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, 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. Under the direction of ACV friend Matt Johns, this group of exceptional musicians delights their audiences. The band’s extensive library contains selections from Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Glenn Miller, Frank Sinatra, Stevie Wonder, and many, many more!

Con Brio

String Quartet

Concert Performed
Friday, Sept. 16, 2016

    Live! at Dowling Park is pleased to bring back Con Brio, an internationally acclaimed string quartet comprised of Valentin Mansurov, Marina Lenau, David Pedraza and Aziz Sapaev. Each of these talented, young players has received numerous scholarships and competitive awards. Based in southeast Florida, they perform individually with the Symphony of the Americas, the Palm Beach Symphony, and the Florida Grand Opera. Together, Con Brio is prepared to delight with their skill, passion and energy.

Williamson Branch

Concert Performed
Friday, Oct. 14, 2016

    Songs that are mostly new, with age-old themes, Williamson Branch’s music is mostly bluegrass, sometimes country, often times gospel, but always fresh and exciting. Their vocals soar with a closeness that can only be found in family members. Their instrumentation is impressive, their laughter is contagious, their clog dancing is exhilarating, and their personalities are sparkling. The Williamsons first played in Dowling Park in 2014 and we’re thrilled to have them return. Artist's website.

Thomas Pandolfi

Pianist

Concert Performed
Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016

    American pianist Thomas Pandolfi is an exciting virtuoso who, with each passing season, is becoming more and more sought after by audiences worldwide, and showered with superlatives by critics for his passionate artistry and amazing technique. Among his engagements during the 2016-17 season, Thomas will be a guest soloist with The Paducah Symphony (Kentucky), the Charlotte Symphony (Florida), and the Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic. His recital touring schedule will take him across the United States on a 20-state tour. Artist's website.

Annie Moses Band

Concert Performed
Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017

    The Annie Moses Band has been inspiring and entertaining audiences for over a decade, bringing their distinctive style of music across the nation and around the world. A captivating blend of folk and classical, the Annie Moses Band is a talented ensemble of songwriters, singers, and musicians, combining technical skill with exhilarating showmanship. The Annie Moses Band combines the best of beloved genres in a style that unifies audiences, young and old, classical connoisseurs and roots enthusiasts, jazz aficionados and bluegrass buffs. If you can only attend one event this season, make it this one! Artist's website.

Three on a String

Concert Performed
Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017

    Get your funny bone ready because Live! at Dowling Park is bringing back the hilariously entertaining Three on a String to the Village for your knee-slapping enjoyment. These three have been pluckin’ and grinnin’ for satisfied audiences for more years than they’d care to admit, and they’re sure to leave you wanting more. Artist's website.

The Duttons

Concert Performed
Saturday, April 22, 2017

    America’s Got Talent finalists the Duttons are high-energy entertainers loaded with musical talent. With 31 years of experience, and just about as many kids between them, they rock the stage with a variety of genres — from bluegrass to contemporary rock to country, with comedy and dance as well. The “Dutton Experience” includes theaters in Missouri and Arizona, an annual cruise, and this year, we welcome them back for another performance in Dowling Park. Artist's website.

Season Ticket Information

Season Tickets offer an overall savings on admission to all seven events plus the reciprocity bonus.*
Season Tickets Price**
ACV Members & Staff $24
Non-member Adults $32
*Reciprocity bonus: Live! at Dowling Park season ticket holders may also attend North Florida Community College Artist Series (www.nfcc.edu/visitors/artist-series — please call 850-973-1653 at least one week prior to each event to reserve seating) and Community Concerts of Lake City (www.communityconcerts.info) performances at no extra charge.
**Season ticket pricing for adults is adjusted (reduced) as the season progresses. The listed prices are the cost of each season ticket if purchased Feb. 24–Apr. 22. Call (386) 658-5343 for more information.

General Admission

Event ACV Member Non-member
Gateway City Big Band $15 $15
Con Brio $15 $15
Williamson Branch $15 $15
Thomas Pandolfi $15 $15
Annie Moses Band $15 $20
Three on a String $15 $20
The Duttons $15 $20
Student admission is $7 per event, and children five under are free. Individual event tickets may be purchased at the door as space allows, from the Advent Christian Village cashier (386-658-5343), or in Live Oak at either The Music Center (386-362-5816) or Suwannee County Chamber of Commerce (386-362-3071).

Previous Two Seasons

2014-15
  1. Young Musicians Concert
    Boys' Choir of Tallahassee, Suwannee Elementary School Third Grade Chorus, & Jeremiah Ross
  2. Con Brio
    Piano quartet: violin, viola, cello & piano
  3. Singing Tree
    Double bass & hammered dulcimer
  4. Williamson Branch
    Christian country family band
  5. Stephen Robinson
    Classical guitar
  6. Songs & Stories of the Civil War
    Bobby Horton presents music and stories from the Civil War
  7. Burchfield Brothers
    Guitar and midi-marimba
  8. Damaris Carbaugh
    Christian vocalist and public speaker
  9. Funny Bones
    An entertaining and educational experience in the life of Charlie Chaplin
2015-16
  1. Young Musicians Concert
    Lani Clark & Erik Swart
  2. Paul Saik
    Vocalist, pianist & organist
  3. The Kelly/Scott Jazz Sextet
    Renowned jazz group
  4. Robin Hendrickson
    Bagpipes, songs & stories
  5. Tim Zimmerman & The King's Brass
    Advent Christian Village's favorite brass & percussion ensemble
  6. Bethune-Cookman University Concert Chorale
    Outstanding concert choir
  7. Glenn Miller Orchestra
    Legendary!
  8. Valdosta Symphony Orchestra
    Performed Mozart's Requiem
  9. Presidio Brass
    Entertaining & talented brass group

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:

Dick Grillo
Artist Series Coordinator
PO Box 4345
Dowling Park, FL 32064
dgrillo@acvillage.net
(386) 658-5557

Performers who would like more information about being part of the Live! at Dowling Park Artist Series should also contact Mr. Grillo.