Melbourne’s King Center :: Exciting Summer Shows & Concerts

After a relaxing day at the beach, treat yourself to an entertaining show or concert at the Maxwell C. King Center for Performing Arts. Only a short 20 min drive from Port d’Hiver, the 126,000-square-foot facility includes a 2,016-seat performing arts hall, a 250-seat Studio Theatre, art display areas, dance studios and rehearsal halls. We’re proud of the comfort and luxury offered by the Melbourne King Center!

Here’s a list of some performances that we’re looking forward to this summer:

Thursday, May 21: Chelsea Handler

Chelsea Handler Live ShowAs one of the nation’s fastest-rising female stand-ups, Chelsea has performed to sold-out audiences at venues and festivals everywhere and most recently, the prestigious Carnegie Hall. Her comedy mixes fearless honesty, ironic riffs and self-deprecations with no shortage of material.

Tuesday, June 23: Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra

Liebert is a five-time Grammy nominated guitarist. His debut album, Nouveau Flamenco, featuring the stunning “Barcelona Nights,” sold double-platinum and became the biggest-selling guitar album of all time, redefining Flamenco music and marking Liebert as one of the most talented, influential and creative guitarists and performers to surface in years.

Friday, June 26: RENT

Based loosely on Puccini’s La Boheme, Jonathan Larson’s RENT follows a year in the life of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York’s Lower East Side, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS.Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse

Thursday, July 9: American Idol Live!

For the first time ever, enjoy an intimate evening spotlighting the Top Five finalists from Season 14: Rayvon, Jax, Nick, Tyanna and Clark.

Friday, August 14: Weird Al Yankovich

“Weird Al” Yankovic is the biggest-selling comedy recording artist in history. This tour follows the release of Weird Al’s #1 album and Grammy winner for Best Comedy Album, Mandatory Fun.

Wednesday, August 19: John Hiatt & The Combo and Tai Mahal Trio

John Hiatt’s songs have been recorded by artists as diverse as Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, Iggy Pop, Rosanne Cash, and the Jeff Healey Band. The legendary, two-time Grammy winner Taj Mahal is a master of finger-picking country blues, bluegrass banjo, slide guitar, southern blues, soul, R&B and reggae music.