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Entertainment Events

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, Apr 18th 6:15pm - 7:00pm

    Meet Eugene Symphony musicians in person and get the inside story on the evening's performance.
     

  • Fri, Apr 18th 7:00pm
    City of Florence Oregon Official Website

    Always a hit in Florence, the popular Eugene Symphony performs under the direction of Danail Rachev.

    Heralded by critics as “a musician of real depth, sensitivity and authority,” Danail Rachev is currently in his sixth season as music director and conductor of the Eugene Symphony, a title that has previously been held by renowned conductors Marin Alsop, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, and Giancarlo Guerrero. 

  • Tue, Apr 22nd 7:00pm
    City of Florence Oregon Official Website

    Renowned guitarist Dennis Agajanian will appear on the FEC stage in a free concert at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22.

    Dennis has been named Nashville Musician of the Year eight times, Entertainer of the Year three times, and has won Hollywood Bowl's
    "Battle of the Bands."

    He has appeared with Johnny Cash, Ricky Skaggs, Charlie Daniels, Michael W. Smith, and Andre Crouch. He has been a featured performer at Billy Graham and Franklin Graham crusades, and at Greg Laurie's Harvest Crusade. He is known as one of the fastest flat picking guitar players on today's music scene.

    This concert is sponsored by Church on the Rock.

  • Sun, Apr 27th 2:30pm
    City of Florence Oregon Official Website

    Fairies and humans collude and collide in the Shakespeare classic A Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed by Judy “Sparky” Roberts.

    Tickets are $15 for general reserved seating, $8 for students with student ID, and for seniors 55 and over. Click on the Purchase Tickets icon to buy tickets online. Tickets are also available at the box office from 9 to 4:30 on weekdays or by phone at 541-997-1994.

    Families are welcome. However, audience members must be age ten or older to attend.

    Play Synopsis:

    Puck the pixie shape-shifter tells the audience that the play, “A Midsummer Night's Dream”, is just "visions". The characters are from several dimensions - noble and working-class humans, and forest elves. They cross paths one moonlit summer night, and wild confusion ensues.

    Eloping lovers Lysander and Hermia flee into the forest, followed by Demetrius, who loves Hermia, and Helena, who loves Demetrius. Oberon, the Fairy King, tries to re-orient Demetrius to love Helena. He instructs his lackey Puck to apply a magic potion to Demetrius' eyes, so he'll love the first person he sees when he wakes - assuming it's Helena. But Puck makes a mistake, and puts it on Lysander's eyes. Trying to correct his mistake makes matters worse.

    A troupe of workmen go into the forest to rehearse a play that they hope to present at the duke's wedding. One of the workmen, Nick Bottom, gets transformed into an ass. Oberon's mate Titania is also given the magic love-elixir, and she falls in love with Bottom.

    Eventually, after wayward antics, the love complexities are sorted out. Meantime, there are plays-within-plays, lively fun, and music throughout.

    Kaitlynn Baugh is Helena, Clay Johnson is Lysander, and Radhika Stein is Hermia, and Jack Lemhouse is Demetrius. Former SPA president Michelle Nordella plays the double role of fairy queen Titania and Hippolyta, bride to Duke Theseus. Tad Merrell plays Oberon/Duke Theseus, Naomi Todd plays Puck, and Robert Newcomer is Bottom.

     

  • Sun, May 4th 2:00pm
    City of Florence Oregon Official Website

    On May 4, five generations of singers with the Community Chorus of Florence will perform in its “Broadway” show.

    The choir of almost 60 people includes high school students,, several parent-aged members, a large great-grandparent group, and a number of grandparents too. In the center of the group is great-great-grandmother, soprano and frequent soloist, Jan Crippen. Obviously singing keeps one young.

    This happy group, along with additional chorus members, will perform about a dozen songs from well-known Broadway musicals as well as a medley of 13 Rodgers and Hammerstein selections.

    This concert, scheduled at 2 p.m. on May 4, will have everyone singing along.  Tickets are $10 for adults and admission is free for students under 18. Tickets may be purchased on-line through the FEC website, www.eventcenter.org or at the Event Center by calling 541 997-1994.

     

  • Wed, May 7th 6:30pm

    See and hear Florence's best young people showcase their talent as this year's Rhody Court appears on stage.

  • Sat, May 10th 1:30pm
    City of Florence Oregon Official Website

    Besame Mucho!

    The colorful pianist, bandleader and composer Ferdinand Joseph LaMothe (who was professionally known as Jelly Roll Morton) always claimed he invented jazz in 1902 out of the various musical influences he experienced coming of age in New Orleans.

    Whatever one’s thoughts on this claim (like the ODJB, Morton was inclined to self-promotion!), his identification of a “Spanish tinge” in the rich ethno-cultural mix that was jazz as he understood it, is compelling and very evident in the history of 20th century popular music. Jesse Cloninger and the Emerald City Jazz Kings close their season with an exploration of the “Latin tinge”, with an intriguing collection of tunes hailing from both sides of the border, from the likes of Jelly Roll Morton, Duke Ellington (“Caravan," “Perdido”), The Andrew Sisters (“Rum an Coca Cola," “Tico Tico”), Desi Arnaz (“Cuban Pete", “In Santiago, Chile”), Carmen Miranda, and more!

  • Sun, May 11th 2:30pm

    Celebrate Mother's Day with beautiful music at the performance of one of the Coast's premier musical organizations.

  • Fri, May 16th 7:00pm
    City of Florence Oregon Official Website

    Ballet Fantastique’s presents the The Book of Esther, a daring and unprecedented dance theater collaboration with the national award-winning U of O Gospel Singers.

    In the premiere of The Book of Esther: A Rock Gospel Ballet, choreographer-producers Donna Marisa and Hannah Bontrager re-imagine the spellbinding biblical story of a legendary woman (and lionhearted beauty) whose faith cuts through a world of danger and political intrigue—to a score of live rock and gospel music spanning the past two centuries.

    Donna and Hannah will fuse and abstract diverse dance styles as a springboard for the story’s dramatic themes, showcasing the artistry and versatility of the Company’s critically acclaimed artists. UO Gospel Singers’ director Andiel Brown will lead the singers into new territory. And playful and poignant, Donna and Hannah’s uplifting new choreographic telling of this powerful legend will resonate with power and spirit.

    Special group pricing: for groups of six or more, the adult ticket price is $20. These tickets must be purchased at the box office or by phone. Not available for online purchase.

    You won't believe this show! For a quick preview, click here.

  • Mon, Jun 2nd 7:00pm
    City of Florence Oregon Official Website

    Siuslaw High School Band presents its year-end concert.