Events

At the Carrollwood Cultural Center, magic is around every corner. Music fills the air, colors dress the walls, dancers float on stage and drama evokes emotion. The Center has been honored to host an array of local talents from visual artists, instrumentalists, singers, dancers and theatre groups. We look forward to introducing more area talent through future performances and concerts. Who knows? Perhaps our next headliner will be you!

In the next 90 days…

Aug
8
Sat
NORTH TAMPA MARKET at the Carrollwood Cultural Center
Aug 8 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Outside Grounds

North Tampa Fresh Market flyer

CONCERT IN THE PARK
Aug 8 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

“duunnn dunnn… duuuunnnn duun… duuunnnnnnnn dun dun dun dun dun dun dun dun dun dun dunnnnnnnnnnn dunnnn!” – The theme song to Jaws

Often, the biggest movie blockbusters also have the biggest musical scores.  Join the Carrollwood Winds and their conductor, Joshua Hobbs, as they perform theme songs from some of Hollywood’s biggest movies in a free concert in the park behind the Center. Bring a blanket, or lawn chair. (No alcohol, please.) This event is being hosted by the Carrollwood Village HOAs.

2015Concert in the Park-BlockbusterThemeSongs

Aug
14
Fri
JAZZ WITH JIM
Aug 14 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Jazz with Jim logoJazz with Jim is a monthly concert hosted by Jim Burge and The Jazz Directions. The concert is best known for fusing personal stories by the musicians with popular jazz tunes suited for that month’s theme. Patrons can purchase home baked goods donated by the Center’s volunteers, which help complete the intimate ambiance.


ADVANCED TICKETS: $12 member / $16 general admission

DAY-OF-SHOW: $14 member / $18 general admission

(Member price includes one complimentary beverage.)

BUY TICKETS

Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more. Email boxoffice@carrollwoodcenter.org to make arrangements.

Aug
15
Sat
MILES FOR MINDS: Back to School 5K & Fun Run
Aug 15 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
JESSE & NOAH BELLAMY / GRACE & THE VICTORY RIDERS
Aug 15 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Two concerts wrapped up in one! Singer/songwriters Jesse & Noah Bellamy along with Grace & The Victory Riders will perform in concert as we wrap up our Summer Concert Series.

Jesse & Noah BellamyJesse & Noah Bellamy

Once primarily family affairs and a mainstay of the American musical landscape, traditional music duos have been replaced by music business pre-packaged duos created by label executives. Jesse and Noah have re-claimed the age-old concept of the “brother duo” and reinvented it for the Americana era.

Raised by baby-boomer parents and World War II era grandparents on the family farm in Darby, FL during the 1990s when the post-punk and alternative movements were in full effect, Jesse and Noah were exposed to a wide range of musical influences.  Elements of Traditional Country Music, 60s & 70s rock, and music they heard and loved as teenagers, when they were first learning to play, trickle through their musical arrangements giving them a distinctly Americana sound but without the limits of a strict classification.

The brothers have created a unique sound, incorporating their close-harmony, impressive guitar skills, and eclectic songwriting, firmly rooted in traditionalism but with a fearless expansion of modern inference. As multi-instrumentalists and songwriters, the brothers spend hours writing, producing, and recording new music in their home studio in Nashville, TN when they are not touring.

GraceGrace & The Victory Riders

Grace (the daughter of musician Jonathan Edwards) has released two albums, Hall of Mirrors and Made For Change. She sings folk, reggae, soul and blues-style original songs. Her music is influenced by her travels around the world, which include  Kenya, Senegal, Ethiopia, France, India, Jamaica and more. She currently  resides in Paris, California, and New York.

The Victory Riders:
Jérôme Degey (guitars, bass, arrangements), Philippe Aglae (vocals), Olyza Zamati (vocals), Julia Sarr (vocals), Caroline Loial (vocals), Latabi Diouani (drums & percussion), Ney Bahia (guitar, percussion), Ze Luis Nacimento (percussion), David Picard (bass, guitar, vocals), Grace (lead vocals, guitar, percussion), and Wayne “Mr Trombone” Perry (trombone, vocals) Keith Jones (Bass, vocals) Bradley Brown (drums, vocals)


ADVANCED TICKETS: $22 member / $26 general admission

DAY-OF-SHOW: $24 member / $28 general admission

BUY TICKETS

(Tickets go on sale March 20.)

Aug
18
Tue
AUDITIONS: “Things My Mother Taught Me”
Aug 18 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
AUDITIONS: "Things My Mother Taught Me" @ Carrollwood Cultural Center | Tampa | Florida | United States

CLICK HERE for more information about these auditions.

Aug
20
Thu
AUDITIONS: “Things My Mother Taught Me”
Aug 20 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
AUDITIONS: "Things My Mother Taught Me" @ Carrollwood Cultural Center | Tampa | Florida | United States

CLICK HERE for more information about these auditions.

Aug
22
Sat
BIG BAND CONCERT & DANCE (with the Sounds of Swing 8/22/15)
Aug 22 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
BIG BAND CONCERT & DANCE (with the Sounds of Swing 8/22/15) @ Carrollwood Cultural Center | Tampa | Florida | United States

Get into the Swing! Dance shoes aren’t required to attend this concert…but we guarantee your toes will be tappin’!

Ticket holders will receive a free dance lesson with Swing Time one hour before the event. (To learn more about Swing Time, check out www.swingtime.info)

ADVANCED TICKETS: $12 members / $16 non-members

DAY-OF-SHOW: $14 members / $18 non-members

GET TICKETS

Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more. Email boxoffice@carrollwoodcenter.org to make arrangements.

Aug
27
Thu
CAST & CREW PARTY
Aug 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

MAS Logo Butterfly reversed td

Join us for MAS Community Theatre’s 2nd Annual Cast & Crew Party!

We will have food, beverages, door prizes and live entertainment. We will also announce our new season and directors!

Please RSVP to Ruth Levy at ruth@carrollwoodcenter.org, or 813-922-8167 by August 1.

Sep
11
Fri
JAZZ WITH JIM
Sep 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Jazz with Jim logoJazz with Jim is a monthly concert hosted by Jim Burge and The Jazz Directions. The concert is best known for fusing personal stories by the musicians with popular jazz tunes suited for that month’s theme. Patrons can purchase home baked goods donated by the Center’s volunteers, which help complete the intimate ambiance.


ADVANCED TICKETS: $12 member / $16 general admission

DAY-OF-SHOW: $14 member / $18 general admission

(Member price includes one complimentary beverage.)

BUY TICKETS

Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more. Email boxoffice@carrollwoodcenter.org to make arrangements.

Sep
12
Sat
NORTH TAMPA MARKET at the Carrollwood Cultural Center
Sep 12 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Outside Grounds

North Tampa Fresh Market flyer

Sep
18
Fri
STEVEN LOLLI, comedian
Sep 18 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Federal3

Steven Lolli began earning his underground status as the only white, Jewish comedian in black comedy clubs in south LA in early 2002. Lolli, who found it impossible to tolerate Hollywood’s comedy clubs, ventured to a different side of town and became an irregular act in front of an unlikely audience gaining him cult status in LA when he was eventually chosen as a creative collaborator by Katt Williams (2007). The collaboration with Williams led Lolli to be featured as himself in” Katt Williams: 9 Lives” (2010) with Williams calling Lolli “Too funny for his own good”.
In May of 2013, Lolli was asked to headline an awards benefit honoring Lily Tomlin, Jane Lynch and the President of HBO. He roasted the comedy business saying “American comedy… it was over as soon as Eddie Murphy became the five farting fat people”. The performance garnered the attention of author Mark London Williams who described Lolli as “The keen eye of Lenny Bruce with Charles Bukowski’s raunchy appetite…” He has since been listed by Shareranks.com among the 50 greatest Stand-Up Comedians of all-time.
2014 saw him write and co-direct his first film “Yoga Ho” which he also appears in. When he is not writing and directing, Lolli is busy headlining the “High Class Poverty” comedy tour at Performing Arts Centers and Colleges nationwide last year and will return this year with a slew of the Bay’s best local comedians opening up for him.
Steven Lolli’s bold and unapologetic comedy will appeal to fans of Louis CK, George Carlin and Chris Rock. (Includes adult themes and language.)

ADVANCED TICKETS: $17 member / $21 general admission

DAY-OF-SHOW: $19 member / $23 general admission

BUY ONLINE

Sep
25
Fri
THE THREE LITTLE CIRCUS PIGS with A.C.T. for Youth
Sep 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

The Three Little Circus Pigs - ACT YouthCome one, come all to The Crackling Brothers, Boarnum & Pigfeats Circus.  In this comic retelling of the traditional story, The Three Little Pigs, it’s The Big Bad Wolf who just might turn out to be the hero! (Grades K-5)

CLICK HERE to download a study guide.


TICKETS: $7 member / $8 general admission / $28 Family 4-Pack

BUY TICKETS

 

Sep
29
Tue
THE TORTOISE & THE HARE: THE MUSICAL with A.C.T. for Youth
Sep 29 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

The Tortoise & The Hare - ACT YouthAesop’s fable gets a fun updated twist in this musical with audience participation. Bunni Hare wins every race, so how will Thomas Tortoise compete?  The famous sports reporter Howard Crow-sel will be there to call the “play by play” in this fantastic fable with an ANTI-BULLYING message. (Grades K-5)


TICKETS: $7 member / $8 general admission / $28 Family 4-Pack

BUY TICKETS

Sep
30
Wed
THE TORTOISE & THE HARE: THE MUSICAL with A.C.T. for Youth
Sep 30 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

The Tortoise & The Hare - ACT YouthAesop’s fable gets a fun updated twist in this musical with audience participation. Bunni Hare wins every race, so how will Thomas Tortoise compete?  The famous sports reporter Howard Crow-sel will be there to call the “play by play” in this fantastic fable with an ANTI-BULLYING message. (Grades K-5)


TICKETS: $7 member / $8 general admission / $28 Family 4-Pack

BUY TICKETS

Oct
9
Fri
JAZZ WITH JIM
Oct 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Jazz with Jim logoJazz with Jim is a monthly concert hosted by Jim Burge and The Jazz Directions. The concert is best known for fusing personal stories by the musicians with popular jazz tunes suited for that month’s theme. Patrons can purchase home baked goods donated by the Center’s volunteers, which help complete the intimate ambiance.


ADVANCED TICKETS: $12 member / $16 general admission

DAY-OF-SHOW: $14 member / $18 general admission

(Member price includes one complimentary beverage.)

BUY TICKETS

Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more. Email boxoffice@carrollwoodcenter.org to make arrangements.

Oct
10
Sat
NORTH TAMPA MARKET at the Carrollwood Cultural Center
Oct 10 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Outside Grounds

North Tampa Fresh Market flyer

Oct
11
Sun
MR. TOMMY’S VERY UN-SCARY HALLOWEEN SPECIAL
Oct 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
MR. TOMMY'S VERY UN-SCARY HALLOWEEN SPECIAL @ Carrollwood Cultural Center (Main Theatre) | Tampa | Florida | United States

Join Mr. Tommy for a scare-free Halloween Party with monster hits and a jack-o-lantern full of fun! Come in costume…there will be treats!

Composer and author Tommy Girvin has been touring the world as writer, lead guitarist and musical director for the rock singer Eddie Money for the past 26 years. He has also played on many hit recordings, and his songs are currently being played on hit television shows like Ellen, Tyra Banks, Extra, Fox sports, and the National Geographic Channel to name just a few.

Through the years, Tommy has developed a teaching method and has been a guitar/music teacher for many students, many of them have continued on to a successful musical career.

With 4 CDs out and more on the way, Mr. Tommy has been entertaining children for years, and has a unique ability to connect with and inspire children musically.


ADMISSION: $7 member / $8 general admission / $28 Family 4-Pack

BUY TICKETS ONLINE

Oct
14
Wed
BANANIMAGINATION with Shana Banana
Oct 14 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Shana BananaWhat makes a great story? How can you put a LOT into the PLOT? “Bananimagination” is the term Shana Banana uses to describe the wonderful world of delving into your own creative mind to make (and enjoy) good stories. Using puppets and original songs, she introduces story elements such as plot, excitement, mystery, suspense, etc.

About Shana Banana

What happens when you get a Master’s degree in Oceanography? You become a national children’s entertainer, of course! After working and teaching (and playing lots of music) on a marine research vessel, Shana Smith decided to take a leap of faith and formalize her creative talents and training in singing and songwriting. Shana discovered and developed her incredible joy of writing songs for children first as a touring folk musician when children were in the audience, and then on the grounds of her mother’s preschool. Over the years, she became nationally known as “Shana Banana®” and earned a reputation as one of today’s top children’s entertainers, with a voice that still delves into blues, jazz, and folk as well. Inspired by her mother’s extensive early childhood background, her own academic background in the sciences and her performances at schools and teacher education workshops, Shana also became an avid producer of curricula and study guides, and continues to hone her interests in and passion for music and education. She has also professionally trained, taught and choreographed in acting, music, and dance, respectively.

To find out more, go to www.ShanaBanana.comGo Bananas! 


TICKETS: $7 member / $8 general admission / $28 Family 4-Pack

BUY TICKETS

 

BANANIMAGINATION with Shana Banana
Oct 14 @ 11:45 am – 12:45 pm

Shana BananaWhat makes a great story? How can you put a LOT into the PLOT? “Bananimagination” is the term Shana Banana uses to describe the wonderful world of delving into your own creative mind to make (and enjoy) good stories. Using puppets and original songs, she introduces story elements such as plot, excitement, mystery, suspense, etc.

About Shana Banana

What happens when you get a Master’s degree in Oceanography? You become a national children’s entertainer, of course! After working and teaching (and playing lots of music) on a marine research vessel, Shana Smith decided to take a leap of faith and formalize her creative talents and training in singing and songwriting. Shana discovered and developed her incredible joy of writing songs for children first as a touring folk musician when children were in the audience, and then on the grounds of her mother’s preschool. Over the years, she became nationally known as “Shana Banana®” and earned a reputation as one of today’s top children’s entertainers, with a voice that still delves into blues, jazz, and folk as well. Inspired by her mother’s extensive early childhood background, her own academic background in the sciences and her performances at schools and teacher education workshops, Shana also became an avid producer of curricula and study guides, and continues to hone her interests in and passion for music and education. She has also professionally trained, taught and choreographed in acting, music, and dance, respectively.

To find out more, go to www.ShanaBanana.comGo Bananas! 


TICKETS: $7 member / $8 general admission / $28 Family 4-Pack

BUY TICKETS

 

Oct
17
Sat
SHAUN HOPPER, fingerstyle guitar
Oct 17 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

shaun_picAcoustic “fingerstyle” guitarist Shaun Hopper is at first glance an unassuming presence, a true southern  gentleman whose humility stands in stark contrast to the prodigious talents he  unveils on stage. An unparalleled master of the fret-board, Shaun merges complex melodies, harmonies and bass lines along with a one-of-a-kind mix of percussive  elements, to captivate everyone within an earshot. Whether his listeners are  guitar enthusiasts or not matters little, within a few seconds they soon realize  that they are listening to a true virtuoso.

Shaun’s stagecraft is equally impressive and  engaging. Weaving in humorous tales from his small town Georgia roots and  sharing an occasional glimpse into his “backwoods” childhood, he  stirs his audience with both laughter and introspection. Shaun’s modest  upstarts bespeak his self-effacing nature, and yet it is years of cloistered  practice which cuts through on stage with searing confidence. A self-assurance  rarely found in performers twenty or thirty years his senior. What you hear in  his music is quite unexpected… even edgy. Coming from a succession of Georgia steel-workers, Adel native Hopper reveals an insatiable drive to engage a far  wider and more international audience.


ADVANCED TICKETS: $18 member / $22 general admission

DAY-OF-SHOW: $20 member / $24 general admission

BUY TICKETS


Sponsored by:

Tampa Realty Now Team

Oct
22
Thu
THINGS MY MOTHER TAUGHT ME
Oct 22 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Written by Katharine DiSavino

Presented by MAS Community Theatre

Directed by Dee Ford

Things-My-Mother...graphic-500x672Performance Dates:

  • Thursday, October 22 • 8 pm
  • Friday, October 23 • 8 pm
  • Saturday, October 24 • 8 pm
  • Friday, October 30 • 8 pm
  • Saturday, October 31 • 8 pm
  • Sunday, November 1 • 2 pm

Things My Mother Taught Me is a brand new romantic comedy by Katherine DiSavino, author of the smash comedy Nanaʼs Naughty Knickers. Olivia and Gabe are moving into their first apartment together, halfway across the country from their parents, so imagine their surprise when everyone shows up to help them. Funny and touching, this one will make you laugh out loud and fall in love all over again.(Things My Mother Taught Me is being produced in partnership with Samuel French, Inc.)


ADVANCED TICKETS: $15 member / $19 general admission

DAY-OF-SHOW: $17 member / $21 general admission

BUY TICKETS

Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more. Email boxoffice@carrollwoodcenter.org to make arrangements.

Oct
23
Fri
THINGS MY MOTHER TAUGHT ME
Oct 23 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Written by Katharine DiSavino

Presented by MAS Community Theatre

Directed by Dee Ford

Things-My-Mother...graphic-500x672Performance Dates:

  • Thursday, October 22 • 8 pm
  • Friday, October 23 • 8 pm
  • Saturday, October 24 • 8 pm
  • Friday, October 30 • 8 pm
  • Saturday, October 31 • 8 pm
  • Sunday, November 1 • 2 pm

Things My Mother Taught Me is a brand new romantic comedy by Katherine DiSavino, author of the smash comedy Nanaʼs Naughty Knickers. Olivia and Gabe are moving into their first apartment together, halfway across the country from their parents, so imagine their surprise when everyone shows up to help them. Funny and touching, this one will make you laugh out loud and fall in love all over again.(Things My Mother Taught Me is being produced in partnership with Samuel French, Inc.)


ADVANCED TICKETS: $15 member / $19 general admission

DAY-OF-SHOW: $17 member / $21 general admission

BUY TICKETS

Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more. Email boxoffice@carrollwoodcenter.org to make arrangements.

Oct
24
Sat
THINGS MY MOTHER TAUGHT ME
Oct 24 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Written by Katharine DiSavino

Presented by MAS Community Theatre

Directed by Dee Ford

Things-My-Mother...graphic-500x672Performance Dates:

  • Thursday, October 22 • 8 pm
  • Friday, October 23 • 8 pm
  • Saturday, October 24 • 8 pm
  • Friday, October 30 • 8 pm
  • Saturday, October 31 • 8 pm
  • Sunday, November 1 • 2 pm

Things My Mother Taught Me is a brand new romantic comedy by Katherine DiSavino, author of the smash comedy Nanaʼs Naughty Knickers. Olivia and Gabe are moving into their first apartment together, halfway across the country from their parents, so imagine their surprise when everyone shows up to help them. Funny and touching, this one will make you laugh out loud and fall in love all over again.(Things My Mother Taught Me is being produced in partnership with Samuel French, Inc.)


ADVANCED TICKETS: $15 member / $19 general admission

DAY-OF-SHOW: $17 member / $21 general admission

BUY TICKETS

Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more. Email boxoffice@carrollwoodcenter.org to make arrangements.

Oct
30
Fri
THINGS MY MOTHER TAUGHT ME
Oct 30 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Written by Katharine DiSavino

Presented by MAS Community Theatre

Directed by Dee Ford

Things-My-Mother...graphic-500x672Performance Dates:

  • Thursday, October 22 • 8 pm
  • Friday, October 23 • 8 pm
  • Saturday, October 24 • 8 pm
  • Friday, October 30 • 8 pm
  • Saturday, October 31 • 8 pm
  • Sunday, November 1 • 2 pm

Things My Mother Taught Me is a brand new romantic comedy by Katherine DiSavino, author of the smash comedy Nanaʼs Naughty Knickers. Olivia and Gabe are moving into their first apartment together, halfway across the country from their parents, so imagine their surprise when everyone shows up to help them. Funny and touching, this one will make you laugh out loud and fall in love all over again.(Things My Mother Taught Me is being produced in partnership with Samuel French, Inc.)


ADVANCED TICKETS: $15 member / $19 general admission

DAY-OF-SHOW: $17 member / $21 general admission

BUY TICKETS

Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more. Email boxoffice@carrollwoodcenter.org to make arrangements.