On Stage

Renovation brings even more amenities to Circle Square Cultural Center—just in time for the 2018-2019 season.

Get ready to reap the rewards, as one of our area’s most popular venues has undergone an impressive five-month renovation. Circle Square Cultural Center celebrated its grand re-opening on October 8, right on time for a busy season of concerts and events.

Adjacent to the On Top of the World communities, Circle Square Cultural Center is part of Circle Square Commons, which is also home to The Town Square, The Ranch Fitness Center & Spa and Master the Possibilities.

The multi-functional venue opened 12 years ago, with the first concert occurring in January 2007. Since then, hundreds of events—concerts, fundraisers, banquets, weddings, expos, conferences, craft and health shows and more—have been hosted there.

“The unique thing about Circle Square Commons is that it’s an amenity for residents of On Top of the World, but it’s outside the gates and open to the public,” notes Jo Salyers, general manager of Circle Square Commons. “Residents get a discount on tickets, but the general public is warmly invited, and their participation allows us to bring in the level of entertainment we do.”

 The Cultural Center’s extensive renovation project included significant expansion. There’s a new 2,000-square-foot lobby with a family restroom and two built-in bars, which enhance the full-bar beverage service during shows. The venue now features a 3,500-square-foot front veranda and a 1,200-square-foot porte-cochere. This covered driveway at the entrance will make drop-offs more convenient during inclement weather.

As the largest multi-use indoor public venue in Ocala, Circle Square Cultural Center accommodates up to 930 guests in theatre-style seating and up to 600 banquet guests. The spacious and glamorous setting makes it ideal for concerts, galas and fundraisers for local organizations, and large weddings. The recent expansion and increased amenities have added even more options to the classy atmosphere.

If you’ve never experienced a concert here, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the big names that have performed, including the legendary Willie Nelson, Kevin Costner and Modern West, Frankie Avalon, the Smothers Brothers and Herman’s Hermits featuring Peter Noone, to mention a few.

The 2018-2019 concert season features 18 shows. All are open to the public, and audiences include a wide range of ages. Concerts routinely sell out, so don’t delay in purchasing tickets. Regular attendees say the quality of entertainment gets better every season.

For a taste of what’s in store, check out the upcoming events and visit the website for the full calendar. Tickets are sold online or at the ticket office on-site.  

November 9-10 Country Road Quilters show and expo

November 17 Motown in Motion concert

November 30 Voicexperience Holiday Voices show (free with ticket)

December 1 Golf Cart Parade and Bands Festival on the Town Square

December 8 Atlantic City Boys

Learn more › Circle Square Cultural Center › 8395 SW 80th Street, Ocala › (352) 387-7515 › csculturalcenter.com

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