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Live music this Sunday in Bartow

Bartow, Florida -- If the weather holds out this weekend, you may want to head to downtown Bartow for a little sampling of free music.

The Bartow Adult Concert Band is performing for a full hour this Sunday.

Now entering its 23rd season, the band performs one free concert a month at the Bartow Civic Center, which includes a wide variety of music: marches, classics, Latin influenced pieces, jazz and Broadway show tunes.

Generally speaking, their target audience is the retired population around the county, but everyone is welcome.

Free concert and learn to live green Friday

Free concert and learn to live green Friday

Lakeland, FL - On Friday, April 19th, there will be a Free Green Celebration in honor of Earth Day with a concert & showcase at the Lake Mirror Promenade from 6 - 9:30 p.m.

There will be live music from the Sofa Kings along with a variety of exhibits promoting green living initiatives.

Inaugural Ice Cream Fest...how cool!

Inaugural Ice Cream Fest...how cool!

Bartow, Florida -- Here's the scoop! No, really! It's a modern day twist on an old fashioned neighborhood event!

Just as temperatures are starting to warm back up, the Inaugural Florida Ice Cream Festival will held on Saturday, April 6 at Joker Marchant Stadium.

The event will include live entertainment, activities, contests, area vendors, great food, and - of course - lots of ice cream!

Organizers hope you will join them for this "sweet" inaugural event! It takes place from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.

Celebrate spring: Join Azalea Festival

Celebrate spring: Join Azalea Festival

Bartow, Florida -- There's a new way to kick off Spring in Bartow, and it's taking place this weekend with the inaugural Azalea Festival.

Inspired by the slogan, "City of Oaks and Azaleas," this year there's a new celebration of spring, families and fun.

The inaugural Azalea Festival is being planned by the Greater Bartow Chamber of Commerce, and will be presented by Spath Jewelers.

Mandy Patinkin coming to The Lakeland Center

Mandy Patinkin coming to The Lakeland Center

Lakeland, Florida - Mandy Patinkin is known to many for his T.V. and Movie roles. 

Remember "My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father prepare to die." from "The Princess Bride"? 

Patinkin also starred in CBS's Criminal Minds from 2005 to 2007, currently he's in the hit Homeland

Bok Tower soothes with moonlight carillon concerts

Bok Tower soothes with moonlight carillon concerts

Lake Wales, Florida -- One of North America's most complex and enchanting musical instruments will fill the night air with music twice in March.

The carillon atop the "Singing Tower" at Bok Tower Gardens is made up of 60 bells. The smallest weighs 16 pounds and the largest is nearly 12 tons.

Using those bells, a musician called a carillonneur will play a stunning hour-long concert in the light of the full moon.

Visitors can relax in the world-famous garden and take in the sights and sounds for only $5 per person. Members get in free.

America's Got Talent Performance cancelled

America's Got Talent Performance cancelled

Lakeland, FL - The Lakeland Center has announced the March 20th concert performance with America's Got Talent Live All-Stars Tour has been cancelled. 

Patrons who purchased tickets using a credit card will receive an automatic refund. Ticket holders who used cash or check for their ticket transaction will need to present tickets at The Lakeland Center Box during regular business hours to receive a refund. 

Service charges are not subject to refund.