By PAM HARBAUGH
Whether you know it or not, you have plans for today, Sunday Sept. 20. It’s the third annual Cultural Arts Showcase and it’s bigger and better than ever.
The event, which runs from noon to 6 p.m. at the King Center for the Performing Arts, is the brain child of Fran DeLisle, executive director for the Brevard Symphony Orchestra. Its purpose is to showcase all the vibrant arts organizations and arts opportunities available to all of Brevard. The annual event is sponsored by the BSO, the King Center and EGAD (Eau Gallie Arts District).
It will keep arts lovers and their little ones happy all day long. There are gobs of arts activities and performances, the highlight being the two free family concerts (2 and 4 p.m.) held in the 2,000-seat main theater. Those concerts feature Maestro Christopher Confessore leading the Brevard Symphony Orchestra and with special appearances by the Brevard Symphony Youth Orchestra, the Not Quite Right Comedy Improv and the Space Coast Ballet.
Performaces in the Studio Theater begin 12:15 p.m. with Surfside Players. Every half hour, a new group takes the stage. Following that are: Harbor City Harmonizers (12:45 p.m.), the Henegar Center (1:15 p.m.), the Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse (1:45 p.m.), the Actor’s Workshop (2:15 p.m.), the Platinum Show Chorus (2:45 p.m.), Chamber Music with Friends (3:15 p.m.), The Dance Zone (3:45 p.m.), the Native Heritage Gathering (4:15 p.m.), the Brevard Youth Chorus (4:45 p.m.) and the Nicole Cote School of Dance (5:15 p.m.).
In between, visit booths where you’ll find arts organizations — Brevard Culture will be there! Parents can find out more information about the groups, have chats with arts providers, get their names on mailings lists, maybe be interviewed by someone from the media, enjoy the BSO’s “musical petting zoo” where children can try out an instrument or two.
Yes, you’ll get hungry. The King Center for the Performing Arts will sell concessions throughout the day. Snacks, sodas and water. Cash only.
A Food Truck Bazaar — a large-scale traveling food truck event traveling from city to city in Central Florida, will bring in a large array of unique trucks offering a mouth watering assortment of different cuisine. They’ll begin serving at noon in the King Center parking lot.
Be sure to bring chairs and blankets to enjoy the tailgating. All trucks take credit cards and cash.
For more information, visit CulturalArtsShowcase.com.