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…

Jul
10
Fri
ART RECEPTION: Inspiration
Jul 10 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
"Take Me Away" by Ameena Khan

“Take Me Away” by Ameena Khan

Inspiration, is an art show that explores the subject of our Muse. 

Twenty-five Bay artists will qualify the elusive device in visual form with 54 paintings, drawings, photographs and sculpture. Presented by the Gallery at Carrollwood Cultural Center, Inspiration is a collection of art that reflects  our relationship to our source of inspiration or the energy signature that comes from the creative birth of new forms.

EARTH by Bettina Schott

EARTH by Bettina Schott

The reception is open to people who enjoy being on the creative edge. Some of the best conversations start with looking at art. We have a diverse collection to inspire anyone.  Come and enjoy the visual feast.  Ribbons and prizes will be awarded at the reception on July 10. Winners will be chosen by an esteemed, qualified art judge.

Our curator open to musical, poetic or essays to be performed during the reception. For more information, contact Nancy Kirkpatrick at nancy@carrollwoodcenter.org or 813-731-7056.

(Above: “Dreaming Tree” by Joose Hadley)

Jul
11
Sat
NORTH TAMPA MARKET at the Carrollwood Cultural Center
Jul 11 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Outside Grounds

North Tampa Fresh Market flyer

Jul
16
Thu
ART SHAKERS & COCKTAIL MAKERS
Jul 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

carroolfinalogo8On a blank canvas you can create a masterpiece.

But what happens when you shake it up with a cocktail or two?

CLICK HERE to more information!

Jul
17
Fri
ALL SHOOK UP – Friday, July 17 @ 8pm
Jul 17 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
ALL SHOOK UP - Friday, July 17 @ 8pm @ Carrollwoood Cultural Center | Tampa | Florida | United States

Inspired by and featuring the songs of ELVIS PRESLEY®
Book by JOE DIPIETRO

Originally Produced on Broadway by Jonathan Pollard, Bernie Kukoff, Clear Channel Entertainment, Harbor Entertainment, Miramax Films, Bob & Harvey Weinstein,  Stanley Buchthal, Eric Falkenstein, Nina Essman/Nancy Nagel Gibbs, Jean Cheever, Margaret Cotter, in association with Barney Rosenzweig, Meri Krassner, FGRW Investments, Karen Jason, Phil Ciasullo Conard.  Originally produced for Goodspeed Musicals, Michael P. Price, Executive Producer, Sue Frost, Associate Producer.

All Shook Up is inspired by and featuring the songs of Elvis Presley. It’s 1955, and into a square little town in a square little state rides a guitar-playing roustabout who changes everything and everyone he meets in this hip-swiveling, lip-curling musical fantasy that’ll have you jumpin’ out of your blue suede shoes with such classics as “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Jailhouse Rock,” and “Don’t Be Cruel.”

Performance Dates:

  • July 17 at 8 pm
  • July 18 at 8 pm
  • July 19 at 2 pm
  • July 24 at 8 pm
  • July 25 at 8 pm
  • July 26 at 2pm

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Jul
18
Sat
ALL SHOOK UP – Saturday, July 18 @ 8pm
Jul 18 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
ALL SHOOK UP - Saturday, July 18 @ 8pm @ Carrollwoood Cultural Center | Tampa | Florida | United States

Inspired by and featuring the songs of ELVIS PRESLEY®
Book by JOE DIPIETRO

Originally Produced on Broadway by Jonathan Pollard, Bernie Kukoff, Clear Channel Entertainment, Harbor Entertainment, Miramax Films, Bob & Harvey Weinstein,  Stanley Buchthal, Eric Falkenstein, Nina Essman/Nancy Nagel Gibbs, Jean Cheever, Margaret Cotter, in association with Barney Rosenzweig, Meri Krassner, FGRW Investments, Karen Jason, Phil Ciasullo Conard.  Originally produced for Goodspeed Musicals, Michael P. Price, Executive Producer, Sue Frost, Associate Producer.

All Shook Up is inspired by and featuring the songs of Elvis Presley. It’s 1955, and into a square little town in a square little state rides a guitar-playing roustabout who changes everything and everyone he meets in this hip-swiveling, lip-curling musical fantasy that’ll have you jumpin’ out of your blue suede shoes with such classics as “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Jailhouse Rock,” and “Don’t Be Cruel.”

Performance Dates:

  • July 17 at 8 pm
  • July 18 at 8 pm
  • July 19 at 2 pm
  • July 24 at 8 pm
  • July 25 at 8 pm
  • July 26 at 2pm

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Jul
19
Sun
ALL SHOOK UP – Sunday, July 19 @ 2pm
Jul 19 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
ALL SHOOK UP - Sunday, July 19 @ 2pm @ Carrollwoood Cultural Center | Tampa | Florida | United States

Inspired by and featuring the songs of ELVIS PRESLEY®
Book by JOE DIPIETRO

Originally Produced on Broadway by Jonathan Pollard, Bernie Kukoff, Clear Channel Entertainment, Harbor Entertainment, Miramax Films, Bob & Harvey Weinstein,  Stanley Buchthal, Eric Falkenstein, Nina Essman/Nancy Nagel Gibbs, Jean Cheever, Margaret Cotter, in association with Barney Rosenzweig, Meri Krassner, FGRW Investments, Karen Jason, Phil Ciasullo Conard.  Originally produced for Goodspeed Musicals, Michael P. Price, Executive Producer, Sue Frost, Associate Producer.

All Shook Up is inspired by and featuring the songs of Elvis Presley. It’s 1955, and into a square little town in a square little state rides a guitar-playing roustabout who changes everything and everyone he meets in this hip-swiveling, lip-curling musical fantasy that’ll have you jumpin’ out of your blue suede shoes with such classics as “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Jailhouse Rock,” and “Don’t Be Cruel.”

Performance Dates:

  • July 17 at 8 pm
  • July 18 at 8 pm
  • July 19 at 2 pm
  • July 24 at 8 pm
  • July 25 at 8 pm
  • July 26 at 2pm

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Jul
24
Fri
ALL SHOOK UP – Friday, July 24 @ 8pm
Jul 24 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
ALL SHOOK UP - Friday, July 24 @ 8pm @ Carrollwoood Cultural Center | Tampa | Florida | United States

Inspired by and featuring the songs of ELVIS PRESLEY®
Book by JOE DIPIETRO

Originally Produced on Broadway by Jonathan Pollard, Bernie Kukoff, Clear Channel Entertainment, Harbor Entertainment, Miramax Films, Bob & Harvey Weinstein,  Stanley Buchthal, Eric Falkenstein, Nina Essman/Nancy Nagel Gibbs, Jean Cheever, Margaret Cotter, in association with Barney Rosenzweig, Meri Krassner, FGRW Investments, Karen Jason, Phil Ciasullo Conard.  Originally produced for Goodspeed Musicals, Michael P. Price, Executive Producer, Sue Frost, Associate Producer.

All Shook Up is inspired by and featuring the songs of Elvis Presley. It’s 1955, and into a square little town in a square little state rides a guitar-playing roustabout who changes everything and everyone he meets in this hip-swiveling, lip-curling musical fantasy that’ll have you jumpin’ out of your blue suede shoes with such classics as “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Jailhouse Rock,” and “Don’t Be Cruel.”

Performance Dates:

  • July 17 at 8 pm
  • July 18 at 8 pm
  • July 19 at 2 pm
  • July 24 at 8 pm
  • July 25 at 8 pm
  • July 26 at 2pm

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Jul
25
Sat
ALL SHOOK UP – Saturday, July 25 @ 8pm
Jul 25 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
ALL SHOOK UP - Saturday, July 25 @ 8pm @ Carrollwoood Cultural Center | Tampa | Florida | United States

Inspired by and featuring the songs of ELVIS PRESLEY®
Book by JOE DIPIETRO

Originally Produced on Broadway by Jonathan Pollard, Bernie Kukoff, Clear Channel Entertainment, Harbor Entertainment, Miramax Films, Bob & Harvey Weinstein,  Stanley Buchthal, Eric Falkenstein, Nina Essman/Nancy Nagel Gibbs, Jean Cheever, Margaret Cotter, in association with Barney Rosenzweig, Meri Krassner, FGRW Investments, Karen Jason, Phil Ciasullo Conard.  Originally produced for Goodspeed Musicals, Michael P. Price, Executive Producer, Sue Frost, Associate Producer.

All Shook Up is inspired by and featuring the songs of Elvis Presley. It’s 1955, and into a square little town in a square little state rides a guitar-playing roustabout who changes everything and everyone he meets in this hip-swiveling, lip-curling musical fantasy that’ll have you jumpin’ out of your blue suede shoes with such classics as “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Jailhouse Rock,” and “Don’t Be Cruel.”

Performance Dates:

  • July 17 at 8 pm
  • July 18 at 8 pm
  • July 19 at 2 pm
  • July 24 at 8 pm
  • July 25 at 8 pm
  • July 26 at 2pm

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Jul
26
Sun
ALL SHOOK UP – Sunday, July 26 @ 2pm
Jul 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
ALL SHOOK UP - Sunday, July 26 @ 2pm @ Carrollwoood Cultural Center | Tampa | Florida | United States

Inspired by and featuring the songs of ELVIS PRESLEY®
Book by JOE DIPIETRO

Originally Produced on Broadway by Jonathan Pollard, Bernie Kukoff, Clear Channel Entertainment, Harbor Entertainment, Miramax Films, Bob & Harvey Weinstein,  Stanley Buchthal, Eric Falkenstein, Nina Essman/Nancy Nagel Gibbs, Jean Cheever, Margaret Cotter, in association with Barney Rosenzweig, Meri Krassner, FGRW Investments, Karen Jason, Phil Ciasullo Conard.  Originally produced for Goodspeed Musicals, Michael P. Price, Executive Producer, Sue Frost, Associate Producer.

All Shook Up is inspired by and featuring the songs of Elvis Presley. It’s 1955, and into a square little town in a square little state rides a guitar-playing roustabout who changes everything and everyone he meets in this hip-swiveling, lip-curling musical fantasy that’ll have you jumpin’ out of your blue suede shoes with such classics as “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Jailhouse Rock,” and “Don’t Be Cruel.”

Performance Dates:

  • July 17 at 8 pm
  • July 18 at 8 pm
  • July 19 at 2 pm
  • July 24 at 8 pm
  • July 25 at 8 pm
  • July 26 at 2pm

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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.

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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

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(Tickets go on sale March 20.)

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

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

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

Federal3Steven Lolli isn’t afraid to share his opinions. The graduate of Gaither High School (who now lives in Los Angeles) makes a living sharing them on stage with no filter and a general disdain for what he sees as an unproductive status quo in comedy.

Those opinions have probably offended a few people, but it also made him a hit in predominantly black comedy clubs. It also got him noticed by Katt Williams, who promptly hired him as a writer and helped come up with his moniker, “Urban Jew.”…

Steven Lolli’s bold and unapologetic comedy will appeal to fans of George Carlin. (Includes adult themes and language.)


ADVANCED TICKETS: $17 member / $21 general admission

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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