Live! at Dowling Park Artist Series

2018-19 Season

Live! at Dowling Park has been bringing cultural arts events to the Suwannee River Valley for 31 years. The 2018-19 season includes nine events on the ACV campus. All performances will take place at The Village Church, which is handicapped accessible.

Heralds of Harmony

Concert Performed
Saturday, Sept. 8

    The Tampa Bay Heralds of Harmony Chorus has been entertaining audiences for over 70 years. It consists of more than 60 men who share in the enjoyment of singing. They try to preserve the long-standing tradition of barbershopping while including today’s exciting melodies. The unique, unaccompanied, four-part Barbershop sound is enjoyed by young and old. Artist's website.

Con Brio Strings & Piano

Concert Performed
Friday, Sept. 28

    Con Brio is a young ensemble comprised of four international musicians — Valentin Mansurov, Marina Lenau, David Pedraza and Aziz Sapaev — that has been thrilling audiences all over the United States and abroad. Partnering with pianist Sheng-Yuan Kuan for this concert, Con Brio is prepared to delight with their skill, passion and energy.

Gateway City Big Band

Concert Performed
Monday, Oct. 15

    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. Artist's website.

Southern Gospel Soloist Alan Kendall

Friday, Oct. 19, 2018 • 7:00 p.m.
The Village Church

    Southern Gospel Soloist Alan Kendall’s music is steeped in ministry. He easily presents a clean, family-oriented variety program for all ages. Alan has performed for large and small churches, concert halls, Christian conferences, contemporary church functions, banquets, senior events, and youth rallies. One can be assured that when attending a performance by Alan, you will certainly be entertained as Alan presents the stirring messages of the songs! Artist's website.

Gainesville Harmony Show Chorus

Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018 • 3:00 p.m.
The Village Church

    Gainesville Harmony Show Chorus has been entertaining audiences in north central Florida since 1974. They sing a variety of musical styles, including show tunes, pop, country, gospel, and of course the traditional barbershop tunes. Ranging in age from 25 to 70+, members come from a wide range of occupations. Artist's website.

The Fred Moyer Jazz Trio

Monday, Jan. 7, 2019 • 7:00 p.m.
The Village Church

    The Fred Moyer Jazz Trio is stunning audiences with both its own improvisations and its note-for-note transcriptions of the best trio performances of historic piano giants. Fred and friends create a score by painstakingly transcribing every note of a favorite jazz performance, and then approach the score just as they would a chamber music work of Beethoven and Mozart, not changing the notes and staying true to the style, but interpreting the music in their own way. The end result is an entertaining and swinging celebration of the best in jazz. Artist's website.

John Denver Tribute Artist

Monday, Feb. 4, 2019 • 7:00 p.m.
The Village Church

    Ted Vigil is a singer, songwriter and John Denver tribute artist. After winning first place in an international talent competition, Ted went on to win a Seattle celebrity look-alike contest. In tribute to Denver, he has played twice for Denver’s own Windstar Foundation; cruised the Caribbean with Darryl Worley and Jimmy Wayne; and toured Australia with Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson tribute artists. The late Steve Wiesberg, John Denver’s lead guitar player from 2010 to 2014, said Ted’s resemblance to Denver was “uncanny!” Artist's website.

Presidio Brass

Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019 • 7:00 p.m.
The Village Church

    Since forming in 2006, Presidio Brass has rocketed to success as the face of a bold new generation in brass entertainment. By combining a brass quintet, piano and percussion instruments with fresh, original arrangements, their unique sound has become a trademark for the ensemble, captivating audiences everywhere.
    Each member of the ensemble began his music career by joining his school’s band program. Inspired by the dedication of their school music teachers, Presidio Brass came together with the primary mission to promote music education and music appreciation in youngsters. This is why at every opportunity, performances are coupled with a master class or school program. Live Oak band students will be given the opportunity to take part in a workshop led by Presidio Brass while they are in the area. Artist's website.

The Burchfield Brothers

Thursday, March 14, 2019 • 7:00 p.m.
The Village Church

    Jon and Ben Burchfield make music that inspires the soul. Classical guitar, midi-marimba, Irish whistles and recorders make these two artists sound like an entire ensemble! The stylistic diversity of Appalachian, classical, jazz, Renaissance, praise, worship and gospel has attributed to the stunning arrangements that have put this Dove-nominated duo in demand. Their concerts are a combination of music, storytelling and comedy as each plays off the other in a way that’s entertaining and captivating. Artist's website.

Season Ticket Information

Season ticket purchasers not only receive an overall savings when attending all nine ACV events, they can also take advantage of the reciprocity agreement Advent Christian Village holds with two other local artist series: Live! at Dowling Park season ticket holders may also attend North Florida Community College Artist Series and Community Concerts of Lake City performances at no extra charge.
Season Tickets Price*
ACV Members & Staff $84
All Other Adults $96
Students $35
*Season ticket pricing for adults is adjusted (reduced) as the season progresses. The listed prices are the cost of each season ticket if purchased before Oct. 20, 2018. Call (386) 658-5343 for more information.

General Admission

The individual ticket price for each show is $15 for ACV members and staff, $17 for all other adults, $7 for students, and free for children who are not yet in school. Individual event tickets may be purchased from the ACV cashier (386-658-5343), in Live Oak at either The Music Center (386-362-5816) or Suwannee County Chamber of Commerce (386-362-3071), or at the door as space allows.

Previous Two Seasons

  1. Gateway City Big Band
    Lake City, Florida's, premiere big band
  2. Con Brio
    String quartet: violins, viola & cello
  3. Williamson Branch
    Christian bluegrass family band
  4. Thomas Pandolfi
    American virtuoso pianist
  5. Annie Moses Band
    Captivating family band made famous by their PBS specials
  6. Three on a String
    Musical comedians
  7. The Duttons
    Show-stopping music by a high energy family
  1. A Night of Flamenco Dance and Spanish Guitar
    Impressive guitar playing and mesmerizing dancing
  2. San Marco Chamber Music Society
    Accomplished small ensemble
  3. An Evening with C.S. Lewis: "My Life's Journey"
    C.S. Lewis brought to life by David Payne
  4. Singer Larry Ford and Pianist Alan Curtis Tripp
    A Gaither soloist and his accomplished pianist
  5. Eleanor Roosevelt Reflects Across the Decades
    Eleanor Roosevelt brought to life by Susan Marie Frontczak
  6. Tim Zimmerman and The King's Brass
    One of ACV's favorites!
  7. Glenn Miller Orchestra
  8. Bobby Horton Presents "The Long Steel Rail in America"
    A musical celebration of the history of the American railroad
  9. The Merling Trio
    A brilliantly distinguished group of musicians

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
(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.