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Brevard's BIGGEST Celebration of the ARTS!
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About The Cultural Arts Showcase

BREVARD'S BIGGEST CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS!

OCTOBER 29, 2017 :: NOON – 5PM
KING CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

The Cultural Arts Showcase is a FREE one-day family festival of the performing and cultural arts held annually.  Presented by the Brevard Symphony Orchestra and King Center for the Performing Arts, the festival includes arts activities, cultural demonstrations & LIVE performances throughout the day including the BSO’s Annual Family Concert hosted by Mike & Mindy from Lite Rock 99.3!

FREE FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY

LIVE PERFORMANCES
Entertainment across three stages including the Brevard Symphony’s Annual Family Concert.
ARTS ACTIVITIES
Fun, family activities for arts lovers of all ages…including an instrument petting zoo!
CULTURAL DEMONSTRATIONS
From art to music to dance, experience the rich cultural heritage of our community.

HOW TO GET THERE

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Where will the Cultural Arts Showcase be?

The Cultural Arts Showcase is held at the King Center for the Performing Arts in Melbourne, Florida.  The King Center is located on the grounds of Eastern Florida State College.  The Brevard Symphony Orchestra will perform a FREE family concert in the main theater.  Festivities will take place along the outside covered walkway, the Rotunda and Studio Theater.

Directions & Parking

The King Center is located at 3865 N. Wickham Road in Melbourne, Florida, on the corner of Post Road and Wickham Road.

Parking   

Ample free parking is available to all King Center guests. The earlier you arrive, the closer you may park.

Directions

Directions from Interstate 95: Take the CR-509/Wickham Road exit, Exit 191, toward Satellite Beach/Patrick Air Force Base. Turn east onto CR-509/S. Wickham Road and take the road for about 7 miles. Turn left onto Post Road. The King Center entrance is on the south side of Post Road.

PLAY YOUR PART - VOLUNTEER!

Lend your time, your talents in exchange for a day of fun and cool swag!

Join our Facebook Group of amazing volunteers and stay in tune with all the all the latest updates and requests.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Do I need tickets?

No tickets are required for this event.  The entire event is FREE!


Is seating for the performances guaranteed?

All seating is first-come, first serve.  Doors to all areas, except the main auditorium, will open at noon.  Doors to the main auditorium will open at 1:30pm.


Can I bring my dog?

As much as we love Fluffy and Spot, please leave your four legged friends at home.  The majority of activities and performances are held indoors.  Pets are not allowed at the event except certified service animals.


Can I bring a picnic?

Yes, you are welcome to bring a picnic and sit on the grassy areas. No alcohol is allowed to be brought into the event, but is available for purchase in the concessions area.  Please keep all walkways clear and dispose of all trash.  All bags, baskets, coolers, etc., are subject to search and may not be left alone.


Can I take photos with participants?

Yes, some of our costumed participants and BSO musicians will be happy to take photos with you.  Please be considerate and always ask before taking a photo.  And…don’t forget to say “Thank You!”

We will also have a selfie booth available for your use in the King Center lobby next to the BSO table.  Tag @CulturalArtsShowcase on Facebook.


Is smoking allowed at the event?

Smoking is not permitted at the King Center.


Is there a fee to attend the Showcase?

Admission to the event is FREE.  NO TICKETS REQUIRED.

  • There will be food vendors selling their products during the event for a fee.
  • Some arts organizations will have event tickets, season subscriptions, and memberships available for purchase.
  • Payment types may vary, please verify with individual vendors prior to purchasing.

Will I have a seat for the performances?

All seats are on a first-come, first-serve basis.

  • Main Theater seats 2,200
  • Studio Theater seats 280

 

Please be considerate of other guests at the event and fill in the rows all the way across.

Accessible seating is available.  Please see below for more information.


 

Where can I get some cash?

There is an ATM located in lobby of the King Center.


Dates, times, programs and featured artists are subject to change without notice.

PARKING

Do I have to pay for parking?

Parking at the King Center and around the campus of Eastern Florida State College is FREE.


Where do I park?

There are parking lots surrounding the venue that are available for event attendees.

Parking is FREE, on a first-come, first serve basis.

Please park in designated areas only. Vehicles that are parked illegally in and around the venue are subject to ticketing and may be towed at the owner’s expense.

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Showcasing the Best of Brevard

MEET THIS YEAR'S PARTICIPATING ARTS GROUPS

From symphonies to theaters, the ARTS are on full display!

MUSIC

Brevard Symphony Orchestra
Brevard Community Chorus

Brevard Symphony Youth Orchestra
Brevard Youth Chorus
Central Florida Accordion Club
Eastern Florida State Band
Greater Canaveral Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society
Harbour City Harmonizers
Melbourne Chamber Music Society
Melbourne Community Orchestra
Melbourne Municipal Band
Lite Rock 99.3
Native Heritage Gathering
Platinum Show Chorus
Space Coast Jazz Society
The Horn Section
Vida Florida, Voice of Indonesians in Florida
WFIT

THEATER

King Center for the Performing Arts
Blast Off Performing Arts, Inc.
Brevard Renaissance Festival
Eastern Florida State College Theatre Department

Henegar Center
Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse
Melbourne Civic Theater
Riverside Theatre
Surfside Playhouse
Viera Studio For The Performing Arts

DANCE

American Belly Dance Company
Ballet Espirit

Marta’s Legacy Dance Studio
Melbourne City Dance Center
Putri Mandalika Indonesian Dance Club
Space Coast Ballet

VISUAL

a61dr41n, Artist (Digital/Fractal)
Alethea Kontis, (Author)
Artworks of Eau Gallie
Art Gallery of Viera
Bob James, Artist (Stained Glass)
Camera Club of Brevard
Central Brevard Art Association
Dominic Agostini, Artist (Photography)
Phyllis Shipley, Artist (Acrylic/Figurative Abstract)
Space Coast Weavers & Fiber Artists
Space Coast Writers’ Guild
Strawbridge Art League
Studios of Cocoa Beach
YMCA of Central Florida – Suntree

ATTRACTIONS & MORE

501st Legion – Florida Garrison
B.A.R.T. Box
Brevard County 4-H
Brevard County Farmers’ Market
Brevard County Parks & Recreation
Brevard Zoo
Central Florida Steampunk Association
Cinemaworld
Choozi Entertainment
Rebel Legion – Ra Kura Base

On the Stage

MEET THIS YEAR'S PERFORMERS

Main Stage
Brevard Symphony Orchestra
You are invited to experience the world of symphonic music with a program created especially for families and children!  This Symphonic Spooktacular is sure to be a crowd pleaser with music by Tchaikovsky, John Williams and more.

Performance Begins at 2:00PM.

Main Stage
Brevard Symphony Youth Orchestra
Cheer on the talented young musicians of the BSYO as they kick-off their 2016/17 season in grand style by taking center stage with all three of their orchestras!

Performance Begins at 3:30PM.

Studio Theatre Stage
American Belly Dance Club
The ABDC will showcase many different styles of bellydance including American Tribal, Egyptian, Cabaret and Tribal Fusion.

Performance Begins at 12:15PM.

Studio Theatre Stage
The Viera Studio For The Performing Arts
Through The Decades musical revue consisting of popular musical theatre songs performed by students aged 10-15.

Performance Begins at 12:45PM.

Studio Theatre Stage
Brevard Community Chorus
Under the direction of Dr. Robert E Lamb, the Brevard Community Chorus will perform a movement from Vivaldi’s Gloria.

Performance Begins at 1:15PM.

Studio Theatre Stage
Melbourne City Dance Centre
MCDC showcases a variety of dances including ballet, contemporary, and ballroom.

Performance Begins at 1:45PM.

Studio Theatre Stage
VIDA: Voice of Indonesians in Florida
Dancers will demonstrate traditional Indonesian dances.

Performance Begins at 2:15PM.

Studio Theatre Stage
The Henegar Center
The Feller Theatre Academy in association with The Henegar Center will present a performance of “Hard Knock Life” from the musical “Annie.”

Performance Begins at 2:45PM.

Studio Theatre Stage
Marta's Legacy Dance Studio
Along with musical numbers, MLDC will also include dance acts such as tap, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical, and ballet.

Performance Begins at 3:15PM.

Studio Theatre Stage
Harbor City Harmonizers
Under the direction of Dr. Robert E Lamb, the Brevard Community Chorus will perform a movement from Vivaldi’s Gloria.

Performance Begins at 3:45PM.

Studio Theatre Stage
Eastern Florida State College Theatre
EFSC students show their talents as they perform selections from their fall production of “The Dining Room” by A.R. Gurney.

Performance Begins at 4:15PM.

Art Gallery
Putri Mandalika Indonesian Dance Club
Enjoy traditional Indonesian dances.

Performance Begins at 12:00PM.

Art Gallery
Space Coast Ballet
SCB will perform selections from the Nutcracker.

Performance Begins at 12:30PM.

Art Gallery
Native Heritage Gathering
Johnny Key and Ken Holt perform many folk style musical interpretations including Native American flute and guitar.

Performance Begins at 1:00PM.

Art Gallery
Brevard Youth Chorus
Under the direction of Joani Slawson, enjoy a variety of musical selections from this accomplished youth choir.

Performance Begins at 1:30PM.

Art Gallery
Ballet Esprit
Flights of fancy! When birds meet ballet, anything can happen.

Performance Begins at 3:00PM.

Art Gallery
Brevard Renaissance Fair
Youth in Harmony performs a cappella renditions of Renaissance songs in renaissance costumes.

Performance Begins at 3:30PM.

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Brevard Symphony Orchestra
Main Stage
Brevard Symphony Youth Orchestra
Main Stage
American Belly Dance Club
Studio Theatre Stage
The Viera Studio For The Performing Arts
Studio Theatre Stage
Brevard Community Chorus
Studio Theatre Stage
Melbourne City Dance Centre
Studio Theatre Stage
VIDA: Voice of Indonesians in Florida
Studio Theatre Stage
The Henegar Center
Studio Theatre Stage
Marta's Legacy Dance Studio
Studio Theatre Stage
Harbor City Harmonizers
Studio Theatre Stage
Eastern Florida State College Theatre
Studio Theatre Stage
Putri Mandalika Indonesian Dance Club
Art Gallery
Space Coast Ballet
Art Gallery
Native Heritage Gathering
Art Gallery
Brevard Youth Chorus
Art Gallery
Ballet Esprit
Art Gallery
Brevard Renaissance Fair
Art Gallery

Celebrate Halloween With Us This Year!

SPOOKY FUN INCLUDING

Trick-or-Treating
Children of all ages are invited to trick-or-treat all day long. Bags will be available in the Main Lobby. Costumes encouraged!
Costume Contest
Hosted by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Alethea Kontis! Costume Contest registration and prejudging will take place from noon to 3:30pm in the Main Lobby. Winners announced at 4:30pm from the main stage.
Cosplay Groups
Members of The Rebel Legion, 501st, and Central Florida Steampunk Association will be available for photos!

Excited about wearing your costume to the Cultural Arts Showcase? While we encourage creativity, we also value safety and good judgment. If you’re planning to attend the Cultural Arts Showcase, take a moment to read over our costume rules and regulations.

An All-Day Festival of the Arts!

CHECK OUT THIS YEAR'S EVENT SCHEDULE

 Performers and performance times are subject to change without notice.

SYMPHONIC SPOOKTACULAR

Brevard Symphony Orchestra
29.10.2017
2:00 PM - 3:00PM/
Join the BSO for a family-friendly musical extravaganza hosted by Mike & Mindy from Lite Rock 99.3!  Presented by Harry & Wendy Brandon, the performance will feature popular selections and classical favorites.

SEASON KICK-OFF

Brevard Symphony Youth Orchestra
29.10.2017
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm/

COSTUME CONTEST

Winners Announced
29.10.2017
4:30 pm - 4:00 pm/
Hosted by New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Alethea Kontis.

TRIBAL FUSION

AMERICAN BELLY DANCE CLUB
29.10.2017
12:15 PM - 12:45 PM/

THROUGH THE DECADES

Viera Studio For The Performing Arts
29.10.2017
12:45 PM - 1:15 PM/
Musical revue of popular musical theater songs performed by students aged 10-15.

VIVALDI'S GLORIA

Brevard Community Chorus
29.10.2017
1:15 PM - 1:45 PM/

DANCE SHOWCASE

Melbourne City Dance Center
29.10.2017
1:45 PM - 2:15 PM/

INDONESIAN DANCES

Vida Florida (Voice of Indonesians in Florida)
29.10.2017
2:15 PM - 2:45 PM/
Dancers will demonstrate traditional Indonesian dances.

HARD KNOCK LIFE

HENEGAR CENTER
29.10.2017
2:45 PM - 3:15 PM/

LEGACY BEATS

Marta's Legacy Dance Studio
29.10.2017
3:15 PM - 3:45 PM/

A CAPELLA

Harbor City Harmonizers
29.10.2017
3:45 PM - 4:15 PM/

THE DINING ROOM

Eastern Florida State Theatre
29.10.2017
4:15 PM - 4:45 PM/

INDONESIAN DANCES

Putri Mandalika Indonesian Dance Club
29.10.2017
12:00PM - 12:30PM/

THE NUTCRACKER (SELECTIONS)

Space Coast Ballet Company
29.10.2017
12:30PM - 1:00PM/

JOHNNY KEE & KEN HOLT

Native Heritage Gathering
29.10.2017
1:00PM - 1:30PM/

SWEET SOUNDS

Brevard Youth Chorus
29.10.2017
1:30PM - 2:00PM/

FLIGHTS OF FANCY

Ballet Esprit
29.10.2017
3:00PM - 3:30PM/

YOUTH IN HARMONY

Brevard Renaissance Fair
29.10.2017
3:30PM - 4:00PM/

Stay In Tune...

HERE'S THE LATEST SCOOP

Photo Credit: Dominic Agostini

14:57 - 13 November 2017

No Tickets Required

FREE FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY!

The Cultural Arts Showcase is Presented By

MEET OUR PARTNERS

Many Thanks For Their Generous Support!

LAST YEAR'S SPONSORS

Contact Info
CONTACT US
Although the event location is the King Center for the Performing Arts, please contact us with all inquiries at the following:

1500 Highland Avenue, Melbourne

culturalartsshowcase@brevardsymphony.com

321.242.2024