A live music concert at the Carrollwood Cultural Center, located at 4537 Lowell Road in Tampa. This can include all types of music: jazz, blues, choir, big band, rock, folk, American standard, motown, etc.

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THE LIGHTS ARE BACK ON BROADWAY

The Lights on Broadway

We’re back! Please join us for our return to the Carrollwood Cultural Center in our first concert since the pandemic.

After a 2-year hiatus, the Carrollwood Community Chorus is back and ready to perform for you. The last two years have had their fair share ups and downs, but one thing remained the same — our love for Broadway.

After going dark for so long, we are thrilled to see live performances return to Broadway. We’re also happy to turn the lights back on here and celebrate what we love to do: sing together.


Admission: $12 member / $15 general admission

 

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STARDUST MEMORIES

David Bowie, the iconic and influential rock and music legend, would have celebrated his 75th birthday in January 2022. Additionally, 2022 marks the 50th anniversary of Bowie’s breakthrough album and persona, Ziggy Stardust.

Join Stardust Memories in celebrating all things Bowie and 50 years of Ziggy Stardust with a performance of the entire Ziggy album along with some of Bowie’s hits, classics, and deep cuts.

Stardust Memories is a combination of well-seasoned and accomplished musicians presenting an exciting tribute to the live David Bowie experience. Established in 2016, the band has put on some amazing shows to the delight of Bowie fans over the years. Costumes, theatrics, tight musicianship, and a legendary back catalog of hits, classics, and rarely heard gems; Stardust Memories presents a show that will take you on a time warp from when Major Tom got lost in “Space Oddity” to the Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust.


Admission: $18 member / $22 general admission

 

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Alex Lopez

ALEX LOPEZ & THE XPRESS


“Blues/rock guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter Alex Lopez comes off like the emerging star he is on his new record. Together everyone involved made a killer contemporary blues/rock album that’s tight, well-executed, and multifaceted.”  – Rock and Blues Muse

Alex Lopez

Alex Lopez is an acclaimed guitarist, prolific songwriter and emerging artist recognized for his electrifying live performances. Mixing blues, rock, pop, and even funk, Lopez and his band, The Xpress, create a blues sound that is uniquely mesmerizing within a framework of melodic memorable songs.

In 2013, Lopez released the self-recorded album Back Bedroom Blues a collection of all original blues and blues/rock songs on which he played all instruments and introduced his formidable skills as a blues guitarist and singer/songwriter. In 2015 Lopez released his second CD Is it a Lie with his newly formed band The Xpress to excellent reviews. His third album, Slowdown achieved a new level of success with international recognition and critical acclaim rising up the blues, jam, and Americana charts with worldwide airplay and earning Alex fans across the globe. That was followed up with  Yours Truly, Me… which went to #6 on the blues radio charts and positioned Alex to continue his ascent in contemporary blues.

Lopez just released his most ambitious album to date. The pure blues-rocker Rising up is already at the top of the radio and billboard charts and reviewers are saying it “is sure to be one of this year’s best blues/rock albums.”


Admission: $15 member / $20 general admission

Stream it Live: $12

Streaming sponsored by AARP.

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DIEGO FIGUEIREDO

 


Diego_Figueiredo_Seattle2_2016_credit_Ziggy_Spiz---1x1GRAMMY nominated guitarist Diego Figueiredo is a virtuoso with an infectious, joyful feeling that will leave you amazed and happy. Some people are simply meant to be musicians. Diego is one of them.

Diego Figueiredo is an extraordinary star among the world’s greatest jazz guitarists. His superb technique, timing, and imagination have made him one of the hottest international names. He has unique skills, and his concerts have been a great success in more than 60 countries worldwide. His concerts unite technique and emotion in a fusion of Brazilian music and jazz.

Figueiredo has released 28 CDS, 3 DVDs, and a book and has received awards twice at the “MONTREUX JAZZ FESTIVAL” as one of the greatest guitarists in the world. READ MORE


Admission: $15 member / $20 general admission

Stream it Live: $12

Streaming sponsored by AARP.

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Donate IconRemember to “Round It Up” and make a donation to the Center’s Operating Fund. Consider making a donation when registering for classes or purchasing tickets. Your donation can be as simple as rounding your total to the nearest five or ten dollars — or whatever amount you wish to give. Thank you for your contribution!

SONATA, SONGS & DANCES

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Franz Mantini

SONATA, SONGS & DANCES

Pianist Franz Mantini presents a solo piano recital featuring a Sonata by Beethoven and a variety of short pieces including transcriptions of songs by Liszt, dances by Chopin, and more.

Mantini has maintained an active schedule of solo and chamber music performances in the Tampa Bay area and beyond for 30 years. He studied with renowned artist Jacques Abram at the University of South Florida where he appeared numerous times in solo recitals and as soloist with the USF Symphony Orchestra as winner of the annual Concerto Competition.

His local credits include a combined 30 solo and chamber performances at what is now the Straz Center for the Performing Arts. He has collaborated with many current and former principal members of the Florida Orchestra as well as members of the Houston Symphony and Formosa String Quartet and has appeared in concerts with the Lafayette String Quartet and as concerto soloist with various community orchestras.

Mantini has been a regular at the Carrollwood Cultural Center since its inception where he created the Strings in the Spring series, which has featured both local and international artists annually for over a decade. Guests have included former and current Florida Orchestra Concertmasters Amy Schwartz Moretti and Jeffrey Multer, TFO Principal Cellist James Connors, Internationally acclaimed violist Che Yen Chen and many more.

In addition to his musical endeavors, Mantini earned a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and a master’s degree in Engineering Management from the University of South Florida and has applied his training at a variety of companies in the area. He resides in Tampa with his wife Julie and sons Gabriel and Gianni.


Admission: $16 member / $21 general admission

Stream it Live: $12

Streaming sponsored by AARP.

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1969

1969

by Peace of Woodstock

The year was 1969. Richard Nixon was president and man landed on the moon. The Vietnam War raged on as discord continued at home. Elvis Presley recorded his landmark comeback sessions while the Beatles gave their final public performance on a rooftop in London. And on a dairy farm southwest of Woodstock, New York crowds gathered for three days of peace and music.

1969 is a musical tribute to the great music that was recorded in that monumental year. Come join us and journey back as Peace of Woodstock performs songs by Fifth Dimension, Creedence Clearwater Revival, the Rolling Stones, the Jackson 5, Three Dog Night, Sly and the Family Stone, the Beatles,  Motown, Norman Greenbaum, Youngbloods, Neil Diamond, Archies, Aretha Franklin, Dusty Springfield, Janis Joplin, David Bowie, Jackie DeShannon, and The Who.

1969 is more than a show…it is a multimedia event! By incorporating videos, slides, and facts about the year 1969, you will feel like you took a step back in time! In fact, we encourage you to break out your tie-dye, headbands, and peace signs for this concert!


Admission: $23 member / $28 general admission

Stream it Live: $12

Streaming sponsored by AARP.

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ARIELLA


By infusing Funk, Jazz & Samba with Blues, Soul & Rock, Ariella created their signature and memorable ear-catching sound.

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Formed in 2013, the duo Ariella quickly became one of the top acts in their native Tampa Bay music scene, as evidenced by their 2015-16 nomination for Best Local Band and Ari for Best Jazz Vocalist. They also received Grammy nods in two categories: Best Rock Song (“Dirty Little Secret”) and Best Rock Performance (“Dirty Little Secret” and “Bon Appetit”).

January 28 will be Ariella’s debut concert at the Carrollwood Cultural Center.


Admission: $13 member / $18 general admission

 

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BROADWAY BELTERS (postponed)

For the health and safety of our cast, crew, volunteers, and patrons, Broadway Belters is being postponed. Please sign up to receive an update with the new date and time once the show has been rescheduled. Thank you!



 

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Broadway Belters

A co-production with Eight O’Clock Theatre and Central Park Performing Arts Center

Directed by Derek Baxter

From “I’ve Got Rhythm” to “On My Own” and “She Used to Be Mine” to “And I Am Telling You,” eight phenomenal women with golden voices will take us on a musical journey through the history of some of the most iconic female voices of The Great White Way. 

Join us for this not-to-be-missed evening of flashy up-tempos, heart-wrenching ballads, and show-stopping 11 o’clock numbers.


Admission: $30 member / $35 general admission

Donate IconRemember to “Round It Up” and make a donation to the Center’s Operating Fund. Consider making a donation when registering for classes or purchasing tickets. Your donation can be as simple as rounding your total to the nearest five or ten dollars — or whatever amount you wish to give. Thank you for your contribution!

BLUES & BBQ presented by Carrollwood Village HOAs

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You won’t have the blues if you attend our annual Blues & BBQ festival presented by Carrollwood Village HOAs.

Enjoy finger-lickin’ BBQ and rockin’ guitar licks at this free outdoor event for the whole family. Come out for blues-inspired sets from these amazing music artists and contribute to a community art project!

11:30 am – 12:30 pm Silver Dollar Club

1 – 2:30 pm Laurie & Rusty Wright

3 – 4:30 pm Electric Woodshed

5 – 6:30 pm George Pennington

2022 Blues & BBQ Best BBQ Competition (2)

Carrollwood Blues & BBQ is presented by Carrollwood Village HOAs.

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PIANIST FRANZ MANTINI

Pianist Franz Mantini will perform a program featuring Beethoven’s masterpiece “Appassionata” Sonata as well as works by Chopin, Schubert, and Scarlatti.

Franz Mantini standing next to pianoMr. Mantini has maintained an active schedule of solo and chamber music performances in the Tampa Bay area and beyond for nearly thirty years. Mr. Mantini studied with renowned artist Jacques Abram at the University of South Florida where he appeared numerous times in solo recitals and as soloist with the USF Symphony Orchestra as winner of the annual Concerto Competition.

His local credits include a combined thirty solo and chamber performances at what is now the Straz Center for the Performing Arts. He has collaborated with many current and former principal members of the Florida Orchestra as well as members of the Houston Symphony and Formosa String Quartet and has appeared in concerts with the Lafayette String Quartet and as concerto soloist with various community orchestras.

Mr. Mantini has been a regular at the Carrollwood Cultural Center since its inception where he created the Strings in the Spring series, which has featured both local and international artists annually for over a decade. Guests have included former and current Florida Orchestra Concertmasters Amy Schwartz Moretti and Jeffrey Multer, TFO Principal Cellist James Connors, Internationally acclaimed violist Che Yen Chen and many more.

In addition to his musical endeavors, Mr. Mantini earned a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and a master’s degree in Engineering Management from the University of South Florida and has applied his training at a variety of companies in the area. He resides in Tampa with his wife Julie and sons Gabriel and Gianni.


Enjoy this concert either in person or virtually.

Attend in Person

$15 member / $20 general admission

Watch Online

$10

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Donate IconRemember to “Round It Up” and make a donation to the Center’s Operating Fund. Consider making a donation when registering for classes or purchasing tickets. Your donation can be as simple as rounding your total to the nearest five or ten dollars — or whatever amount you wish to give. Thank you for your contribution!