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The Florence Events Center is the heart and soul of the city’s community life, annually hosting events ranging from ballet to the blues. It is home to the Last Resort Players theater company, as well as Seacoast Entertainment Association’s annual concert series.





  • Fri, Dec 19th 7:30pm
    City of Florence Oregon Official Website

    Ballent Fantastique starts a sparkling new holiday tradition with their staging of  An American Christmas Carol at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, December 19.

    The scene is set in the 1940s. Donna and Hannah Bontranger re-imagine Charles Dickens’ beloved story in iconic post-WWII America with new choreography featuring the always surprising Ballet Fantastique dancers set to the velvet voice of international chart-topping jazz singer—and local sweetheart—Halie Loren.

    Retro-glam choreography fuses drama and humor as it weaves the story of penny-pinching Ebenezer Scrooge’s transformative quest. Loren (who was recently double-nominated for the 13th annual Independent Music Awards) sets the score with her engaging new arrangements of standards by Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, and Nat King Cole. Ballet Fantastique’s flagship American Christmas Carol is for the young and young at heart (post-sugarplum set included), and it promises to charm even the stoniest of humbug hearts.

    (Photo by Stephanie Urso)

     

  • Sat, Dec 20th 9:00am
    City of Florence Oregon Official Website

    Start celebrating Christmas early at the third annual Breakfast with Santa, presented by the Friends of Florence Events Center. Bring the whole family to see the Gingerbread Village, vote for your favorite entry, and see what else Santa and Mrs. Claus have in store for good boys and girls.

    Seating is limited so make reservations early. Call 541-997-1994 to reserve a spot.

    The Gingerbread Village will open on December 2 and will remain on display through December 26. A first, second, and third place winner will be named in each of three categories: business, individual, and family. A best in show winner will also be named.

    All proceeds from the Gingerbread Village and Breakfast with Santa will benefit the Friends of Florence Events Center.

  • Sat, Jan 10th 7:00pm
    City of Florence Oregon Official Website

    Jacob Weber is an 18-year-old aspiring country singer/songwriter from Morton, Washington. See him in concert at 7 p.m. on Saturday, January 10. Jacob will be performing an intimate solo act concert, telling the stories behind the songs he’s written. Here’s a chance to get up close and personal with a rising star.

    Listeners will hear his recently released a song called “Evergreens,” which has received hundreds of thousands of shares and views on Facebook, and thousands on YouTube. This is a song about how the term “country” is most often used to refer to the cowboy of the south, but that the term has a much different meaning in the Pacific Northwest. His songs sounds country with a little bit of an alternative rock and folk twist to them.

    The song was inspired by a near-death experience of falling trees with his father. Jacob's grandfather was a logger and his father is a logger. Jacob started working with his father during summers at the age of six. He says he loves logging but that the work is hard on your body and extremely dangerous. He has had multiple family members and friends who have died in logging accidents.

    Jacob has also released a song called “They Went into the Woods” that is dedicated to Cole Bostwick and Tyler Bryan, two loggers killed in accidents. All of his songs are original and very personal to him. He says his inspiration comes from all that’s around him: the people, places and conversations he hears.

    “I don't write music just for people to listen, but to make people think,” he says.

    This will be Jacob Weber's first ever appearance in Florence. Come enjoy some original music by a young man who bills himself as "The Pacific Northwest Cowboy." If you'd like to hear a preview of his music, click here.
     

  • Repeats every day until Sun Jan 18 2015 .
    Sat, Jan 17th (All day)
    City of Florence Oregon Official Website

    The 13th Annual Winter Folk Festival will be held at the Florence Events Center  on January 17-18, 2015.

    We are proud to announce that the headliner for the 2015 Winter Folk Festival is Tom Paxton. Tom has become a voice of his generation, addressing issues of injustice and inhumanity, laying bare the absurdities of modern culture and celebrating the tenderest bonds of family, friends, and community. Tom will appear on the FEC main stage on Saturday, January 17, at 7:30 p.m.

  • Sat, Jan 17th 7:30pm
    City of Florence Oregon Official Website

    Tom Paxton will headline the 2015 Winter Folk Festival on Saturday, January 17 at 7:30. Tom has become a voice of his generation, addressing issues of injustice and inhumanity, laying bare the absurdities of modern culture and celebrating the tenderest bonds of family, friends, and community.

    In describing Tom Paxton’s influence on his fellow musicians, Pete Seeger has said: “Tom’s songs have a way of sneaking up on you. You find yourself humming them, whistling them, and singing a verse to a friend. Like the songs of Woody Guthrie, they’re becoming part of America.”

  • Sun, Jan 18th (All day)
    City of Florence Oregon Official Website

    The 13th Annual Winter Folk Festival will be held at the Florence Events Center  on January 17-18, 2015.

    We are proud to announce that the headliner for the 2015 Winter Folk Festival is Tom Paxton. Tom has become a voice of his generation, addressing issues of injustice and inhumanity, laying bare the absurdities of modern culture and celebrating the tenderest bonds of family, friends, and community. Tom will appear on the FEC main stage on Saturday, January 17, at 7:30 p.m.

  • Sat, Feb 7th 1:30pm
    City of Florence Oregon Official Website

    Last year’s Jazz Kings tribute to the Jazz Age was such a hit! It was such a gas to do and so much great material from that hot, sassy and fascinating period of American popular music had to be left out, Jesse and the band felt they just had to do a follow-up version. 

    This year’s show gives a special nod to the many fantastic female vocalists of the period, including Helen Kane, Annette Hanshaw, Bessie Smith and Ida Cox; but we’ll also look take on early sides by Hoagy Carmichael, Bing Crosby and the Rhythm Boys and more. Look for such gems as “Dangerous Dan McGrew," “That’s My Weakness Now," “Body And Soul," “I Need A Little Sugar In My Bowl,"“River Boat Shuffle,"“Wild Women Don’t Have The Blues," “Livin' in the Sunlight, Lovin' in the Moonlight," and, of course, "Avalon!"