KING CENTER readies for shows galore


While most performance venues throughout the area have announced their new season, the King Center won’t be doing that because it no longer has an actual “season.” Instead, it presents shows on a calendar basis. Most of the shows are of a musical nature which is why this is in Brevard Culture’s “Concerts” section. But you’ll also notice a variety of shows including performances by comedians Bill Engvall and Carrot Top, the Space Coast Ballet’s annual “Nutcracker” and a host of children’s shows.

An annual membership to the King Center for the Performing Arts is great news for audiences because now, you can choose what year-long membership level you want at any time of the year. Year long memberships start at $55.

Here are the perks:

Receive notification when new shows are booked and purchase tickets before they go on sale to the general public. The higher the level of membership, the earlier you can purchase their tickets along with having more benefits, including relaxing in the crown club before the show. You get discounts and better seating. Click here for full details on King Center membership by clicking here.

Here’s the info on the upcoming shows booked so far (children’s shows listed at end):

John Hiatt and the Combo, Taj Mahal Trio, Aug. 19

Bill Engvall, Sept. 11
Classic Albums Live: The Eagles – Greatest Hits, Sept. 12
Doyle Bramhall II (Studio Theatre), Sept. 19
Brevard Symphony Orchestra Family Concert, Sept. 20

Classic Albums live: Hendrix/Joplin, Oct. 10
John Prine, Oct. 16
Buddy Guy, Oct. 17
BSO Concert #1, Oct. 24
Mark Knopfler, Oct. 28
Kansas, Oct. 30
America’s Got Talent Oct. 31

Jay and the Americans & The Mystics, Nov. 8
Menopause the Musical, Nov. 10
America, Nov. 11
Jake Shimabukuro, Nov. 16
Straight No Chaser, Nov. 18
Steve Solomon’s Cannolis, Nov. 19 to 22 (Studio Theatre)
BSO Concert #2, Nov. 21
Sister’s Christmas Catechism, Nov. 27 – 29 (Studio Theatre)

Space Coast Ballet’s ‘The Nutcracker,’ Dec. 2
Gino Vannelli, Dec. 6
A Peter White Christmas with Rick Braun & Mindi Abair, Dec. 8
Loudon Wainwright III, Dec. 13
Carrot Top, Dec. 15
Bowzer’s Rock & Holiday Party, Dec. 18
A Christmas Carol, Dec. 19
Matisyahu, Dec. 20
Michael McDonald, This Christmas, Holiday & Hits, Dec. 21
Classic Albums Live Rockin’ New Years Eve, Dec. 31

Jackie Evancho, Jan. 17
Shen Yun, Jan. 20
BSO Concert #3, Jan. 23
Arlo Guthrie’s 50th Anniversary Alice’s Restaurant, Jan. 24

Yanni, Feb. 14
BSO Concert #4, Feb. 20
The Beach Boys, Feb. 26

MARCH 2016
BSO Concert #5, March 12
Peking Acrobats, March 15

APRIL 2016
BSO Concert #6, April 9
BSO Special Event Concert, April 30

Aesop Bops! Oct. 8
Main Street Math Show, Oct. 13
Doktor Kaboom Live Wire!, Nov. 17
Mayhem Poets, Nov. 30
Fancy Nancy: Splendiferous, Dec. 14
Peter Rabbit, Jan. 26
Peking Acrobats, March 16

The King Center is at 3865 N. Wickham Rd., Melbourne. Call the box office at 321-242-2219 or visit