Seminole State College presents Jazz Night

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at 7:30 pm

Calling all Jazz enthusiasts! Seminole State College presents the SSC Jazz Ambassadors Big Band. Seminal Sound Choral Group and Jazz Combo in concert for a night of Jazz. Led by band director, James Smisek and choral director, Dianna Campbell, the ensembles will be performing both classic and contemporary compositions for your listening pleasure.

Orlando Big Band Boo Halloween Concert

Saturday, October 30, 2021 at 7:30 pm

Time to dress up in your most chilling costume for some spooky selections from the past. Join Bing for the telling of The Headless Horseman. Listen to Satan Takes a Dorsey Holiday. Be on the lookout for Mr. Oogie Boogie. It’s always Midnight in a Madhouse at the Big Band Boo Halloween Concert with the OBB. Bring your cadaverous bodies to this creepy performance for a frighteningly good time. Become an honorary member of the OBB with the best costume. Beware of a scary good show.

Beer For My Horses - The National Toby Keith Tribute

Saturday, November 06, 2021 at 7:30 pm

Beer for My Horses is a live recreation of a major touring show with the real country superstar, Toby Keith. You get the authentic look, feel, attitude, and sound of Oklahoma singer/songwriter Toby Keith and his Easy Money band. This show combines high-energy music and comedy in a production that is pure American fun. The tribute features the #1 hits you want to hear: Should’ve Been A Cowboy, As Good As I Once Was, God Love Her, Who’s That Man, I Love This Bar, and How Do You Like Me Now?

Michael Dutra and Strictly Sinatra Band Tribute

Saturday, November 13, 2021 at 7:30 pm

Michael Dutra performs his tribute to Frank Sinatra in Las Vegas, Miami, Boston, in supper clubs, dinner theaters, and performing arts centers across the U.S., and now he brings Sinatra to Sanford. Michael has been hailed as one of the finest interpreters in the world of the Sinatra Sound. Ron Della Chiesa of WPLM Boston Radio and acclaimed Sinatra guru reports, “Michael literally channels Sinatra,” and points out the amazing similarities between Sinatra and Dutra:  both left handed, both 5’ 8” tall, both born on December 12, and their fathers were both boxers at one time. We are excited to welcome Michael Dutra as the legendary Frank Sinatra. No one can do it better than Michael Dutra, who says he "…did it my way.”

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The Sounds of Soul: Motown & The Philadelphia Sounds

Saturday, November 20, 2021 at 7pm

The Sounds of Soul is based out of South Florida. They have been performing for over 15 years. They have performed in numerous states throughout the United States. Some of the members have performed with the original Flamingos and The Platters Groups.

Come an enjoy “FLASH BACK SONGS.” Do you remember where you were when these hits were made? Get Ready, Ain’t to Proud to Beg, I Can’t Get Next to You, Just My Imagination, My Girl, and more by The Temptations. Also, songs by the Supremes, You can’t Hurry Love, I’m Coming Out, Stop in the Name of Love.

84-Van Halen - The Ultimate Van Halen Experience Tribute

Sunday, November 21, 2021 at 7:30 pm

84, the region’s most sought-after Van Halen tribute band, faithfully recreates the sound, look, and energy of the original Van Halen lineup that covers their hits from 1978 to 1984. 84 delivers a jaw-dropping, authentic show -- all the harmonies, driving beats, and smiles -- with 17-year old whiz-kid, Max Frye, as Eddie Van Halen. You will be on your feet with David Lee Roth era hits like Jump, Runnin’ With The Devil, Unchained, You Really Got Me, Eruption, Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love, Panama, Hot For Teacher, and many more. Go on and Jump.

John Denver Tribute

Sunday, November 28, 2021 at 3:00 pm

What Sinatra was to the 1940s, Elvis was to the 1950s, and the Beatles were to the 1960s, John Denver was to the 1970s. He was called a song’s best friend. Carl Bennett has been described as the “real deal” when it comes to capturing John Denver’s musical likeness with a voice and style that capture the true essence of this beloved music legend, and a playlist that includes all of John Denver’s top hits. Let yourself go wherever the music takes you, as John used to say, and enjoy a walk down memory lane in the John Denver musical experience with Carl Bennett.

Dancing Dream – Tribute to ABBA An Allengang Entertainment Presentation

Thursday, December 02, 2021 at 7:30 pm

This amazing group will electrify you with the biggest and best hits of ABBA, the great pop super-group from Sweden:  Mamma Mia, Dancing Queen, Take a Chance, Fernando, Waterloo, and many more. The two European singers who originated the tribute show in 2009 expanded their group to form a stellar 6-piece live band comprised of seasoned New York City musicians following the popular release of the Broadway-based movie, Mamma Mia, that same year. "You can dance, you can jive, having the time of your life."

Orlando Big Band Swingin’ Christmas Classics Concert

Sunday, December 05, 2021 at 3:00 pm

What better way to celebrate the Christmas holidays than with a concert of Yuletide favorites from all eras, old songs and new songs. Sing along with Bing Crosby’s White Christmas. You will not want to miss Mr. Grinch who stole Christmas but then gave it back again. The Andrews Sisters will ring in Christmas for you with Jingle Bells. There will be a Sleigh Ride, of course. Buglers will fill the air. Erin will ask Santa Baby for a few small things, and rings. Bring the whole family and sing along.

Orlando Gay Chorus Christmas Concert - Together at Christmas

Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at 7:30 pm

Join us for all the new and classic Christmas songs you love, presented by the full Orlando Gay Chorus, its ensembles, and dancers. Now enjoying their 30th season in Central Florida, the OGC’s “feel good” sing-along makes this wonderful show a holiday favorite.  One of the largest mixed gay choirs in the U.S. with more than 150 talented singers and musicians, the OGC reflects their motto in every special performance:  singing the world to a better place. Be inspired and entertained this Christmas.

Sanford Jazz Ensemble Christmas Concert - A Very Weaver Christmas

Sunday, December 19, 2021 at 3:00 pm

The Sanford Jazz Ensemble Christmas concert is always a special event featuring traditional and non-traditional Christmas music arranged and conducted by Dave Weaver with a 20-piece big band. The program includes It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year by Andy Williams, Wintertime by Norah Jones, Run Rudolph Run by Chuck Berry, ‘Zat You Santa Claus? by Louis Armstrong (with the Commanders,) and holiday standards like White Christmas, Holly Jolly Christmas, Frosty The Snowman, Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, Let It Snow, Santa Claus Is Coming To Town, and Baby It's Cold Outside.

The Long Run: International Tribute to The Eagles

Saturday, January 08, 2022 at 7:30 pm

The Long Run international Eagles tribute reproduces the sounds that made the Eagles one of the most successful musical groups in rock and roll history, a mix of ballads, soul, and country rock. The Long Run captures the vocal energy, guitar techniques, and tight harmonies of the Eagles to an art, five voices, blending perfectly. The show features many Eagles’ hits which are as popular today as they were in the 70s:  Desperado; Hotel California; New Kid In Town; Heartache Tonight; Take It To The Limit; Lyin’ Eyes; I Can’t Tell You Why; Peaceful Easy Feeling; and One Of These Nights.

Simply Shania – Tribute to Shania Twain, the Queen of Country Pop

Friday, January 14, 2022 at 7:30 pm

Simply Shania featuring Valerie is the next best thing to seeing Shania Twain live in concert. Her performances in 8 countries, spanning 3 continents, include special concerts for U.S. Armed Forces stationed in Japan, Okinawa, South Korea, Kosovo, and Macedonia, bring Shania’s best-selling country and country-pop crossover hits to the stage: Party For Two, That Don’t Impress Me Much, Forever and Always, I’m Gonna Getcha Good, You’re Still The One, and From This Moment On. Her unbelievable impersonations capture Shania’s unique vocal and visual style and meticulously duplicate Shania’s costumes. 

Cash Unchained – A Tribute to Johnny Cash

Sunday, January 16, 2022 at 3:00 pm

Imagine a live concert featuring all of Johnny Cash’s iconic songs, just the way you remember them. Cash Unchained delivers a complete catalog of music from one of the greatest country artists of all time. Johnny Cash may not have been the greatest singer or musical technician, but his sound was unforgettable. Steady as a train, sharp a razor, with the perfect blend of country, rock and roll, and folk music, he paved the way for artists of all genres for years to come. James Tamelcoff captures Cash's trademark baritone voice, while his band delivers the driving rhythm of the Tennessee Three.

ZZ's Best Tribute to ZZ Top An Allengang Entertainment Presentation

Saturday, February 05, 2022 at 7:30 pm

This power threesome has been a work in progress for years. Starting out as a cover band playing the Southwest Florida scene, the musicians soon began sharing the stage with major groups such as STYX, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Greg Allman, Rick Derringer, Grand Fund Railroad, and Edgar Winter, along with other notables in the industry. Their fan base grew and now, 10 years later, the original founders are together as the popular tribute band ZZ’s Best, performing all the ZZ Top trio’s biggest hits. 

Sanford Jazz Ensemble Black History Month - Doo Wop to Early Rock

Sunday, February 06, 2022 at 3:00 pm

In February, and in celebration of Black History Month, The Sanford Jazz Ensemble recognizes the influence that African-American groups, such as The Mills Brothers and The Ink Spots, had on doowop and early rock and roll. The close 4-part harmonies, often sentimental and romantic, were imitated by white groups, and doowop was born. The show features music of The Drifters, The Coasters, The Chantells, The Beatles, Jay & the Americans, The Diamonds, The Del-Vikings, Dion and the Belmonts, Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers, The Silhouettes, The Cadillacs, The Shirelles, The Duprees, Bill Haley & His Comets, The Crests, and more.  

N2Nation – Motown and More Tribute

Saturday, February 19, 2022 at 7:30 pm

Motown and More is a high energy, audience participation event that takes you back to  the iconic Motown era. Consisting of 5 vocalists, a 5-piece band, and the incredible world-class talents of female vocalist, Felicia, this show will have you dancing the night away to some of the world’s greatest Motown hits. Sing along with the music of such classic performers as The Commodores, Jackie Wilson, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Donna Summer, Aretha Franklin, and more of your favorite R & B and Motown megastars.

Earth to Mars - The Bruno Mars Experience

Friday, March 18, 2022 at 7:30 pm

EARTH TO MARS - The Bruno Mars Experience

What do you get when you’ve been searching for a captivating Tribute show that combines the gripping dynamic of some of Southern California’s most professional and engaging group of performers who, time and time again, have proven to get every audience member up on their feet?!

You get: EARTH TO MARS - The Bruno Mars Experience!

With a musical line up of only the greatest hits ever performed by Bruno Mars, you’ll see why everyone is “Over the Moon” about having EARTH TO MARS at their next event. 

The Petty Hearts - The National Tom Petty Tribute

Saturday, March 19, 2022 at 7:30 pm

The Petty Hearts bring to life the authentic look and sound of the original Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers supergroup. With hits spanning a 40-year career, this show is filled with songs you know and love, all the way back from the mid-70s through the 90s, including Free Fallin’, Don’t Do Me Like That, Breakdown, American Girl, and Listen To Her Heart. The Petty Hearts stay true to the music of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, songs that defined American rock for generations.

Orlando Big Band Swingtime In The Springtime

Saturday, March 26, 2022 at 7:30 pm

Welcome the Springtime in with a full-bore program of classic swing tunes from the 30s, 40s, and 50s. Join the OBB for an upbeat live performance that will knock off your bobby socks. Latin percussion will jump start your heartbeat as this joyful musical showcase fills the air with favorites by the Andrews Sisters and even Cuban Pete. Join us for the only true Big Band experience in the southland. See you at the show.

The Edge Effect An Allengang Entertainment Presentation

Saturday, April 02, 2022 at 7:30 pm

The Edge Effect is a group of all-star vocalists who have performed on stages throughout the world, each with a unique personality and sound, and who together form an amazing vocal experience that must be seen as well as heard. With over a decade of experience performing for cruise lines, The Walt Disney Company, Universal Studios, and more top-level venues, these engaging professional performers bring you an unmatched and highly entertaining full-length show with a varied repertoire of your favorite songs.

Sanford Jazz Ensemble Spring Concert - A Celebration of Renewal

Sunday, May 15, 2022 at 3:00 pm

The Sanford Jazz Ensemble’s Spring Concert features such standards as Spring Is Here by Rodgers & Hart, Cole Porter's I Love Paris In The Springtime, Spring Affair by the fabulous Donna Summer, Springtime In Swingtime by Django Reinhardt, and Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year by Frank Loesser. Shake off those winter blues with It Might As Well Be Spring, Up Jumped Spring, Waters Of March, I’ll Remember April, April in Paris, and Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most.

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Minute by Minute: The Ultimate Doobie Brothers Tribute An Allengang Entertainment Presentation

Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 7:30 pm

The Doobie Brothers have been rocking for 50 years, creating a rich tapestry of sound which has become life's soundtrack for multiple generations. Their music developed through distinct phases, with hard-rocking hits in the early 70s such as China Grove, giving way to soulful material when Michael McDonald's smooth vocals defined the Doobie Brothers sound.  Now the 8-piece Minute by Minute tribute band captures every nuance of a live Doobie Brothers performance. These talented musicians cover every era of the Doobie Brothers dynasty, and their love for the music is evident in every high-energy note.