Editors’ Picks

A guide to our favorite monthly happenings and can’t-miss events. 

Levitt AMP Concert Series: Kaleta & Super Yamba Band

Webb Field

Aug 2 | 7:30pm

The Marion Cultural Alliance presents the Kaleta & Super Yamba Band as part of the free Levitt AMP Concert Series. This bombastic and vivacious band offers up Afro funk-inspired dance rhythms sure to get the crowd up on their feet and moving. The Brooklyn-based group sings in French and English, as well as Yoruba and Ewe, and Pidgin English. For more information, visit www.concerts.levittamp.org

Dance Party: Rocky and The Rollers

Circle Square Cultural Center

Aug 10 | 7pm

Rocky and the Rollers have been playing together for over 30 years, so they know what it takes to get an audience moving! Playing music primarily from the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s, they pay tribute to three decades of chart toppers. This show is sure to have you out of your seat, dancing and singing along to many of your all-time favorites, including some great doo-wop and rock ’n roll hits. Doors open at 6pm, and the show begins at 7pm. For tickets and more information, visit www.csculturalcenter.com 

Art 101: Upcycle Art Journal

Appleton Museum of Art

Aug 13 | 10am-2:30pm

Art 101 is a series of one-day art workshops that allows you to express your creative side and de-stress. Upcycling is a recycling process that incorporates unused items, items that have outlived their initial purpose and even waste products. These items are then creatively repurposed and given new life. It’s a fun way to be environmentally conscious and flex your creativity. Contact Hollis Mutch at mutchh@cf.edu to register or call (352) 191-4455, ext. 1613. To register online, visit www.appletonmuseum.org 

Classic Albums Live: Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours

Reilly Arts Center

Aug 17 | 7:30pm

Do you remember the first time you heard the opening notes to “Dreams” and that husky-yet-velvety voice of Stevie Nicks a few seconds later? Come relive that moment note for note, cut for cut. Classic Albums Live faithfully recreates Fleetwood Mac’s best-loved album without any cheesy impersonations or gimmicks. This show will take you back to the glory days of one of the most iconic bands of all time. For tickets and more info, visit www.reillyartscenter.com

WindFM Rocks the Reilly: Allman Brothers Tribute

Reilly Arts Center

Aug 24 | 7:30pm

The Allman Brothers Band was a rock band with an electrifying sound, due largely to the blues, country and jazz influences they incorporated into their music. Tribute, a powerful eight-piece band, brings that hybrid of genres together. The band has earned a stellar reputation for emulating and capturing the genuine sound of The Allman Brothers Band and performs using vintage equipment to bring back the excitement of one of rock’s most beloved groups. For more information, visit www.reillyartscenter.com 

Gallery Talk with Leslie Peebles

Appleton Museum of Art

Aug 29 | 2pm

Leslie Peebles currently has a solo exhibition on display at the Appleton until January 12th. After viewing her work you have the opportunity to hear Peebles speak with Curator Patricia Tomlinson about this exhibition entitled Florida Impressions: Relief Prints by Leslie Peebles. Please visit www.appletonmuseum.org for more information.

Matilda: The New Musical

Ocala Civic Theatre

Aug 29-Sept 22

Come see the musical inspired by Roald Dahl’s famed novel Matilda as well as the iconic ’90s film of the same name. This delightful musical is sure to keep you captivated with all those catchy songs and high-energy dance numbers. Adults and children alike will enjoy this fun family outing. For tickets and more information, please visit www.ocalacivictheatre.com 

Fortunate Son-CCR Experience

Circle Square Cultural Center

Aug 31 | 7pm

Experience the incredible music of Creedence Clearwater Revival with one of the best tribute bands in the business. Brad Ford and Fortunate Son cover some of CCR’s music with pleasure and fidelity, delivering the gritty sound of John Fogerty and the iconic rockers. This concert will take you down to the swampy blues of “Born on the Bayou” and “Green River,” down a country lane with such songs as “Bad Moon Rising,” “Lodi” and “Lookin’ Out My Back Door” and deliver you to the rock-n-roll heartland with anthems like “Proud Mary,” “Centerfield,” “Who’ll Stop the Rain” and “Have You Ever Seen the Rain.” For tickets and more info, please visit www.csculturalcenter.com 

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