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August 31 @ 7:00 pm

Saturday, August 31st, 2019 at 7:00 pm Tickets: $27 - $56 Part of VIPA's 1st VENICE ROCKS! Concert Series Majesty of Rock faithfully re-creates the exact sounds and nuances of the supergroup, Journey. They pay special homage to Journey's best years (1977-1998) when Steve Perry fronted the band. Lead singer John D'Agostino aces Steve Perry's golden voice, capturing his power, range, and tone. He is backed by the exceptional talents of four equally sophisticated musicians. Majesty of Rock's passion for…

The Boss Project: A Bruce Springsteen Tribute Band


September 7 @ 7:00 pm

Saturday, September 7th, 2019 at 7:00 pm Tickets: $27 - $56 Part of VIPA's 1st VENICE ROCKS! Concert Series The premier Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band tribute, The Boss Project is an unstoppable powerhouse ball of energy that brings audiences to their feet, singing and dancing every second of the show!  This seven-piece band of professional musicians will transport you back in time, playing some of Bruce's greatest hits, including "Born to Run," "Glory Days," "Hungry Heart," "Dancing…

Nightbird: The Ultimate Tribute to Stevie Nicks


September 21 @ 7:00 pm

Saturday, September 21st, 2019 at 7:00 pm Tickets: $27 - $56 Part of VIPA's 1st VENICE ROCKS! Concert Series NightBird is known for their authenticity as Angela Chang delivers Stevie Nicks' music from the depths of her soul.  This seven-piece band captivates the audiences with its high energy, smooth harmonies, and heavy percussion sound.

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Cruising Steady: The Music and Friendship of Aretha Franklin and Smokey Robinson

October 4 @ 7:00 pm

Friday, October 4th 2019 at 7:00PM Tickets $25-$60 Part of VIPA's 1st VENICE ROCKS! Concert Series Cruising Steady: The Music and Friendship of Aretha Franklin and Smokey Robinson, starring Patrice Covington (THE COLOR PURPLE) and Jesse Nager (MOTOWN).Cruising Steady explores the friendship and music careers of Smokey Robinson and Aretha Franklin, as told by Ms. Covington and Mr. Nager who have performed and spent time with these musical icons.  The show features hits such as “Respect,” “I Second The Emotion,”…

The Long Run: A Journey through the Music of The Eagles


October 12 @ 7:00 pm

Saturday, October 12th, 2019 at 7:00 pm Tickets: $27 - $56 Part of VIPA's 1st VENICE ROCKS! Concert Series The Long Run, the premier Eagles Tribute Band, features six seasoned performers who will bring you a thrilling night of Eagles classics.  Based out of Florida, the band tours all over the country, bringing the Eagles unique sound everywhere they go.  Get ready for an energetic evening you won't want to miss!

The Everly Brothers Experience, featuring the Zmed Brothers

THE EVERLY BROTHERS EXPERIENCE, featuring the Zmed Brothers

November 8 @ 7:00 pm

Friday, November 8th, 2019 at 7:00 pm Tickets: $27 - $56 Part of VIPA's 1st VENICE ROCKS! Concert Series The Everly Brothers Experience celebrates the pivotal sounds of The Everly Brothers music, with enthusiastic crowds all around the world.  The band aims to honor the aesthetics of the Everly Brothers iconic sound while honoring their unique place in music history. Featuring Zachary and Dylan Smed, and their partner and drummer Burleigh Drummond, the trio tells the story of The Everly…

Molly Hatchet

November 17 @ 7:00 pm

Saturday, November 17th, 2019 at 7:00pm Tickets $32-$61 One of the last performances before their World Tour! Part of VIPA’s 1st VENICE ROCKS! Concert Series Still staring lead guitarist and vocalist Bobby Ingram, Molly Hatchet made history in the late 70's and 80's with their songs “Flirtin’ with Disaster," “Beatin’ The Odds,” “Devil’s Canyon,” “Gator Country,” “Whiskey Man,” and “Dreams I’ll Never See.” Molly Hatchet firmly cemented their place in music history alongside other iconic Southern Rock bands out of Jacksonville,…

Holiday Pops

Holiday Pops with Brass

December 8 @ 7:00 pm

Sunday, December 8, 2019 7:00PM Tickets: $5 - $25 Come celebrate the holiday season with The Venice Chorale! They will be performing holiday favorites with a lively brass band. Fun for the whole family! The Venice Chorale Youth Chorus and High School Apprentices will also be performing.


The Nutcracker

December 14 @ 2:00 pm

Saturday, December 14th at 2PM and 7PM Sunday, December 15th at 2PM Tickets: $28 - $66 VIP tickets to the Saturday Night reception are $81 The Sarasota Cuban Ballet School's - The Nutcracker Featuring The Venice Symphony Returning for the third year, the Sarasota Cuban Ballet brings their stunning production to the VPAC for three performances. Accompanied by 26 musicians from The Venice Symphony with guest conductor Joeseph Caulkins, and a brand new set, these pre-professional performers will stun you with…

Decades Rewind

Decades Rewind

December 31 @ 2:00 pm

Tuesday, December 31st at 2PM and 7PM Tickets: $25 - $60 Rock your way into the next Decade with Decades Rewind! Join us for this special New Year's Eve production of this fan favorite. With music from the 50's, 60's, and 70's in the afternoon and 70's, 80's and 90's at night, you can celebrate the new decade all day long! It's not just the music, it's memories as we journey back in time with Decades Rewind.

The Reflections

The Reflections

January 16, 2020 @ 7:00 pm

Thursday January 16, 2020, at 7:00pm Tickets: $27 - $56 Part of VIPA's 1st VENICE ROCKS! Concert Series The Reflections made history in 1964 with their song “Just Like Romeo and Juliet”, elbowing its way to Billboard’s #1 R&B and #6 Pop in an era where the British invasion was dominating both the charts and the airwaves. Now the reflections bring their tremendous vocal ability to the Venice Performing Arts Center Stage. Terry Stewart, President of the Rock & Roll Hall Of…

Cash, Killer, and The King

Cash, Killer, and the King

January 18, 2020 @ 7:00 pm

Saturday, January 18th at 7PM Tickets: $25 - $60 Join us for a Red Hot Rock-n-Roll Tribute to Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis & Elvis Presley for a night you’ll never forget. We’ll explore their shared Memphis roots, celebrate their early success, and marvel in the music of these Rock & Roll legends.

Broadway Boys

Broadway Boys

January 24, 2020 @ 7:00 pm

Friday, January 24th at 7PM Tickets: $25 - $60 The Broadway Boys is a collection of Broadway's finest male singers. By adding elements of pop/funk/gospel/jazz to traditional show tunes, The Broadway Boys have redefined the musical theater genre. The Broadway Boys represent such shows as HAMILTON, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, JERSEY BOYS, WICKED, MAMMA MIA, THE BOOK OF MORMON, LES MISERABLES, THE LION KING and many more. Artistic Director: NAACP Award Nominee Jesse Nager Director: Tony and Grammy Award Winner Billy Porter Music Director: Oscar,…

Movie Music

Dick Hyman, Ken Peplowski, and Clairdee: Movie Music

January 30, 2020 @ 7:00 pm

Thursday, January 30th at 7PM Tickets: $28 - $66 This dynamic trio of internationally acclaimed performers returns to the VPAC stage after “Playing the Posters” with us in February. This season’s performance will feature music from the many movies for which Mr. Hyman served as music director/composer. His long-standing relationship with Woody Allen led to his scoring such films as Hannah and Her Sisters and Zelig, as well as other films such as Moonstruck, often with Mr. Peplowski in the…

the beatles

The Beatles Weren’t Really So Great…Or Were They?

January 31, 2020 @ 7:00 pm

Friday, January 31st, 2020, at 7:00pm Tickets: $10, General admission Beatles Vs Stones ticket holders and VIPA Members may call or come in to the box office to receive $5 tickets to this lecture. The Beatles Weren't Really So Great...Or Were They? Educational Lecture Presented by David L. Glass The Beatles influenced everything from lifestyles to hairstyles and politics.  But what about the music itself? Has it stood the test of time? Through the use of recorded and live musical examples…

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The Beatles vs The Stones: The Greatest Show That Never Was

February 1, 2020 @ 7:00 pm

Saturday, February 1st at 7PM Tickets: $28 - $66 The story of the infamous rivalry between the two greatest bands of the rock & roll era comes alive on stage! This thrill-ride of a show is comprised of six alternating mini-sets of the greatest hits on earth—the soundtrack to the lives of millions of people around the world. In the end, the audience will decide who wins- The Beatles or The Stones?

Limelights Brothers Four

The Limeliters And The Brothers Four

February 4, 2020 @ 7:00 pm

Tuesday, February 4th at 7PM Tickets: $25 - $60 Two legendary folk bands come together in this exciting performance. We start the evening with The Limeliters- who have entertained standing-room-only crowds with their incredible musical talent and zany sense of humor for over 50 years. The second half of the performance brings us the smooth, musical sounds of The Brothers Four and their pioneering "folk revival" style music. Coming together to end the show, these two bands will bring you…

We Shall Overcome

We Shall Overcome

February 9, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sunday, February 9, 2020 7:00PM Tickets: $5 - $25 The Venice Chorale celebrates the strength and endurance of humanity, performing music inspired by the fight for justice around the world and here at home. The Venice Chorale Youth Chorus and High School Apprentices will also be performing.

Charlie Chaplin Double Feature

A Charlie Chaplin Double Feature: A Dog’s Life (1918) and The Kid (1921)

February 11, 2020 @ 7:00 pm

Tuesday, February 11th at 7PM Tickets: $12 - $18 Featuring photoplay organist, Jay Warren Come back in time as we experience Charlie Chaplin as he was first seen on the big screen- with a live organist! We will start the evening with A Dog's Life. This heartwarming short film stars Mr. Chaplin and the dog, Scraps, as he helps Mr. Chaplin towards a better life. We'll continue the evening with Charlie Chaplin's first full-length feature film, The Kid, on the…

Peter Pan and Friends On Ice

Peter Pan and Cinderella: On Ice

February 15, 2020 @ 2:00 pm

Saturday, February 15th at 2:00pm Tickets: $26 - $85 From ICE entertainment Straight from the Disney storybook, a magical journey awaits! Join Peter, all of his friends & enemies as they travel through Neverland. Exciting encounters and daring adventures await as the characters glide and spin across the stage. Pack your bags for an adventure to Neverland like never before!

Gershwin With A Twist

Gershwin… With A TWIST!

February 16, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Sunday, February 16th at 3PM Tickets: $25 - $60 Starring Brian Gurl, Michele Pruyn, and their dynamic band. Brian returns to the VPAC after a successful performance of Moscow Meets Manhattan in 2017. Experience the music of George Gershwin like you’ve never heard it before! From Ragtime to Reggae, Broadway to Doo Wop and Rhapsody In Blue to Rap, this exciting and innovative production reaches across the generations. A unique addition to the performance will be cameo appearances by two…



February 21, 2020 @ 7:00 pm

Friday, February 21st at 7PM Tickets: $28 - $66 Singer Anna Kristina, Guitarist Gretchen Menn, Bassist Holly West and Drummer Clementine make up Zepparella, the Led Zeppelin Powerhouse devoted to sharing the music of the greatest rock band in the world with audiences far and wide. For 15 years, the band has been honing their craft, and the live shows have become legendary for the passion and spirit of improvisation that channels the heart of the original. Based in San…

Carmina Burana In Motion

Carmina Burana In Motion

February 22, 2020 @ 7:00 pm

Saturday, February 22nd at 7PM Sunday, February 23rd at 3PM Tickets: $25 - $60 The Choral Artists of Sarasota in Carmina Burana In Motion Carmina Burana in Motion features Orff’s popular masterpiece, Carmina Burana, sung by the region’s only professional chorus, Choral Artists of Sarasota, with Sarasota Young Voices and soloists. The Venice Symphony percussion section accompanies the singers and members of Sarasota Contemporary Dance perform original choreography by Leymis Bolaños Wilmott. The program opens with selections by the Venice Symphony…

Edward Twins - Direct From Las Vegas

The Edward Twins Impersonators

March 5, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 7:30 pm

Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 7:30pm Tickets: $30 - $80 Remember all the wonderful Variety shows we all grew up on in the 70’s & 80’s? Now is your chance to see them live and re-created by Las Vegas’ number one impersonators of all time. All your favorite legendary Superstars come alive in An Evening with The Stars. Sonny & Cher, Billy Joel, Elton John, Neil Diamond, Lionel Richie, Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, Lady Gaga, Celine Dion, Rod Stewart, Bette…

Tribute To The Big Band Generation

Tribute To The Big Band Generation

March 8, 2020 @ 2:00 pm

Sunday, March 8th at 2PM Tickets: $25 - $60 The Terry Myers Orchestra in a Tribute To The Big Band Generation Terry Myers returns with a brand new show! Mr. Myers wowed audiences with his Benny Goodman Tribute during the 2018-2019 season and he is back for more. This year's Tribute To The Big Band Generation will feature music by Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Les Brown, Harry James, Lionel Hampton, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Woody Herman, Charlie Spivak,…

Shen Yun

Shen Yun

March 13, 2020

March 13th-16th- Times TBD Tickets: Advanced tickets will be available for VIPA members. Special Event!! Shen Yun The world's premier classical Chinese dance and music company performs at the VPAC again this season, an all-new show for 2020. Fascinating stories from 5,000 years of Chinese culture are told through the vivid athleticism and deep expressiveness of classical Chinese dance, one of the most demanding art forms in the world. A groundbreaking East-West orchestra captures the spirit of ancient China. Grand…

Dancing Dream

Dancing Dream: A Tribute to Abba

March 21, 2020 @ 7:00 pm

Saturday, March 21st at 7PM Tickets: $25 - $60 DANCING DREAM: The Tribute to ABBA, the greatest pop super-group from Sweden, electrifies audiences of all ages with the best hits "Mamma Mia", "Dancing Queen", "Take a Chance", "Fernando", "Waterloo", and many more. Dancing Dream is a 6-piece live band with an arsenal of seasoned New York City musicians.

A Mid Summer Night's Dream and Ocean

A Mid Summer Night’s Dream and Ocean

March 29, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Sunday, March 29th at 2PM Tickets: $25 - $60 The Sarasota Cuban Ballet School's A Mid Summer Night's Dream and Ocean SCBS returns to Venice Performing Arts Center for a springtime triple bill: a ballet interpretation of Shakespeare's beloved "A Midsummer Night's Dream", a stunning original work "Ocean" set to the moving music of Saint-Saëns and for the grand finale, one of classical ballet's most lively romances the grand pas de deux from "Paquita".

Jazz Divine

Jazz Divine

April 20, 2020 @ 7:00 pm

Monday, April 20, 2020 7:00PM Tickets: $5 - $25 The Venice Chorale performs Will Todd’s signature Mass in Blue, along with other pieces sure to delight both choral music and jazz lovers both! The Venice Chorale Youth Chorus and High School Apprentices will also be performing.

Good Vibrations

Good Vibrations

April 26, 2020 @ 2:00 pm

Sunday, April 26th at 2PM Tickets: $25-$60 Back by popular demand! Much more than just your typical tribute band, Good Vibrations celebrates the legacy and spirit of the legendary California icons by re-creating the timeless music; youthful appearance and excitement of seeing the original Beach Boys lineup LIVE once again in their mid-1960’s prime.

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