The Southwest Florida Bluegrass Assoc. Open Jams and Shows

The Southwest Florida Bluegrass Association hosts a monthly open jam and show on the second weekend of each month during our winter season. The 2020-2021 season runs from November through March and is held at The William H. Wakeman, III Cultural Center Theater, 2280 Aaron Street, Port Charlotte, Florida

Our next monthly SWFBA show is Saturday, March 13, 2021.
Featuring: Hwy 41 South with JR Davis, & CJ McClellan.
Also an appearance by The Bluegrass Review

To comply with COVID we are taking the following precautions: All CDC guidelines will be followed. A mask is required by the theater for entry. We will have a limited supply on hand for those who forget theirs. We will also have hand sanitizer available. For proper distancing, alternating rows of seats will be marked from front to back. The doors will open at 11:30 to allow enough time for everyone to enter safely, and maintain social distancing. We'll have hand stamps so you can go back out if needed. The theater has not been opening the bar due to the COVID risk, so do not count on being able to get a drink inside. We cannot allow coolers inside the theater, but you can bring your own and leave it in your vehicle. We hope things get back to normal soon. We look forward to having some fun, and staying safe!
Membership: The admission price for non-members is $10.00 each. New memberships are available at an annual price of $15.00 each member. For the remainder of the year each member will be admitted for $5.00 per show. Each member of the family will be required to get a separate membership and will receive their own membership card. Children under 18 years old will be admitted free with a parent who is a member.

Food: NOTE - No food or drinks should be consumed in the theater unless they are purchased from the theater! There is a full bar available in the theater lobby providing mixed drinks, water, snacks, and sodas. The Cultural Center Cafeteria is also easily accessible to theater patrons. They serve excellent breakfast and lunch items starting at 6:00 am and closing at 2:00 pm on Saturday. Check at the admissions table for directions to the cafeteria.

Open Jam: There will be a Open Bluegrass Jam at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday. The Jam session will be held in the gazebo in the courtyard to the right of the theater entrance. The jam is open to all bluegrass players and there is no charge for participation.

Rules: Pets are not allowed in the performance hall. Service animals only. No coolers are allowed in the theater. Only drinks purchased from the concession center located in the theater lobby can be taken into the theater. No alcohol is allowed backstage.

Directions: The address of the show location: The William H. Wakeman, III Cultural Center Theater, 2280 Aaron Street, Port Charlotte, Florida. From I-75 - Take exit 170 South on Kings Hwy for 2.3 mi., Turn right on Midway Blvd for 2.6 mi., Turn left onto Aaron St. (5 blocks past Harbor blvd.) Continue on Aaron Street for 8 blocks to the Cultural Center Theater on your left. (Just past Stillwater St.) From Hwy 41 (Tamiami Trail) - Turn East on Midway Blvd and travel for 1.2 mi., Turn right on Aaron Street, Continue on Aaron Street for 8 blocks to the Cultural Center on your left. (Just past Stillwater St.) Looking at the Cultural Center Theater from Aaron Street, the theater is located on the left (North) end of the building. Click on (or go to) the following to see a map: Map

For further information contact Mark Horn at 941-219-2256. Email: mchorn320@gmail.com. It should be a great show. We hope to see you there!

The Southwest Florida Bluegrass Association, Inc. A federally-recognized 501(c)(4) not-for-profit organization dedicated "to preserve, encourage and promote traditional Bluegrass music and to bring together those persons desiring to preserve, encourage and promote said music."

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