3865 N Wickham Rd
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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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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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Basia

Basia

on Friday, 28 Sep, 8:00 PM
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3865 N Wickham Rd, Melbourne, FL 32935
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Basia will be performing to Melbourne soon at King Center for the Performing Arts. Get your tickets now for an affordable price and you won't regret it.

Jonny Lang

Jonny Lang

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Jon Gordon Langseth Jr., known as Jonny Lang, is an American blues, gospel, and rock singer, songwriter, guitarist and recording artist. He is coming to Melbourne soon. See you there!

2018 Classic Albums Live Concert Series - EAGLES: Greatest Hits

2018 Classic Albums Live Concert Series - EAGLES: Greatest Hits

on Saturday, 13 Oct, 8:00 PM
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2018 CLASSIC ALBUMS LIVE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES featuring EAGLES: Greatest Hits at King Center for the Performing Arts on October 13th!

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Like Merle Haggard before him, David Allan Coe served time in prison before setting his dreams on becoming a country music star. Coe headed to Nashville in 1967 and found his first big success over five years later as a songwriter.

Elton Dan & The Rocket Band

Elton Dan & The Rocket Band

on Friday, 26 Oct, 7:30 PM
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Elton Dan & The Rocket Band will be performing to Melbourne. If you want to see the performance be there and get your tickets now.


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