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The Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts opened its doors in 1988. Since that time, it has had a profound impact on the cultural and artistic landscape of Brevard County and Central Florida. The need for a performing arts center in Brevard County had been apparent for many years. Periodically, task forces were formed to try to garner the necessary funds, but each time the costs were deemed prohibitive and the idea was abandoned.

Under the leadership of Dr. Maxwell C. King, former president of Brevard Community College, the means to achieve this goal became a reality. Enrollment patterns at BCC indicated that south Brevard was evolving into the population center of the area. As the Melbourne campus of BCC began to reflect a pattern of growth, the college was then able to justify the construction of an auditorium—one that would not only fulfill the needs of the college, but also the long-identified cultural needs of Brevard County. The 1983 Florida State Legislature provided the funds for preliminary planning and design work for the center. Subsequent legislative funding for construction became available in 1985 and 1986 for the $12.3 million facility.

The Brevard Performing Arts Center was completed in the spring of 1988. Designed as a state-of-the-art, multi-use facility, the theatre offered a diverse array of programming, including popular artists, Broadway touring shows, classical artists, ballet and contemporary dance, opera, country music artists, family-o

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Vienna Boys Choir

Vienna Boys Choir

on Tuesday, 19 Feb, 7:30 PM
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3865 N Wickham Rd, Melbourne, FL 32935
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The Vienna Boys' Choir or Vienna Choir Boys is a choir of boy sopranos and altos based in Vienna, Austria is coming to Melbourne and perform. So if you want to see them, just go to King Center for the Performing Arts for you to get the TICKETS!

Experience Hendrix at King Center of the Performing Arts

Experience Hendrix at King Center of the Performing Arts

on Tuesday, 5 Mar, 7:30 PM
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Celebrate the music and legacy of Jimi Hendrix at King Center with multiple artists together on one stage at the Experience Hendrix 2019 Tour!

The Beach Boys

The Beach Boys

on Thursday, 7 Mar, 7:30 PM
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3865 N Wickham Rd, Melbourne, FL 32935
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The Beach Boys are an American rock band formed in Hawthorne, California, in 1961 The good news is that this band will be live to Melbourne soon. Buy Tickets. 100% Buyer Guarantee. Don't miss the concert with The Beach Boys. Be there on time!

Friends! The Musical Parody

Friends! The Musical Parody

on Saturday, 30 Mar, 7:30 PM
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FRIENDS! The Musical Parody is the hilarious new musical that lovingly lampoons TV’s Friends, celebrating the wacky misadventures of your favorite group of 20-something pals as they navigate the pitfalls of work, life, and love in 1990s Manhattan.

Boney James

Boney James

on Wednesday, 3 Apr, 8:00 PM
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3865 N Wickham Rd, Melbourne, FL 32935
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Boney James is an American saxophonist, songwriter, and record producer. Boney James is a four-time Grammy Award nominee and a Soul Train Award winner and he will perform soon to Melbourne. Be sure to get your ticket atKing Center for the Performing Arts!


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The King Center is a $12.3 million, 6-story, 100,000-square-foot facility dedicated to educational, cultural and community events.

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