The Englewood Event Center is heating up as a go-to place to catch some of the hottest shows touring right now. Whereas, folks living in south county used to have to travel to Sarasota to see some of their lifelong favorite bands on tour, now a venue closer to home is pulling it all together with great live shows, theater, mystery dinners and more.
Englewood, an area known as a quiet retiree’s paradise with affordable beachlines and not terribly touristy, also delivers an artsy downtown and a place to see acts like Eddie Money and Atlantic Rhythm Section. Who knew? For starters, the generations of families who have lived in the area will tell you there’s plenty to love about the area. Wonderful beaches, including lush and largely sparse coastlines like Manasota Key and the energetic Englewood Beach, offer wonderful views, large sandy beaches and plenty of mom and pop restaurants to feed hungry sun worshipers. An old-fashioned downtown, complete with trendy coffee shops and diners, housed in old brick buildings with character oozing from everywhere, appeal to both hipsters and hip-replacement candidates as the old and young easily mingle in area businesses. With plenty of local artists filling shops with their handmade wares and adorning buildings and signage with their artistic flair, the vibe around Englewood definitely speaks to the young-at-heart in all.
Supporting a countywide love of the performing arts, the Englewood Event Center is a major player in fun destinations for unique events like popular burlesque shows and mystery dinner theater. Locals are loving the gourmet-style meals prepared by the venue’s own in-house chef. Add in the high caliber performances by national talent and you have a fun and affordable evening. Recent community luaus, political events, rotary dinners, and private club installations have spread the word that this venue can handle a myriad of festivities. Weddings and corporate events are filling up the calendar for a place that seems to have it all.
Offering a unique mix of shows destined to make fall more fun and the holidays a little merrier, the Englewood Event Center needs to be on your radar. Without breaking the bank or making you drive an hour to catch national-touring acts, the lineup allows for a little funk, some southern rock, a smidge of mystery, and did we mention, a top-notch chef serving up unique and delicious meals to accompany it all? Make sure you check out the hot acts that will be coming to Englewood in your near future and be sure to pair your live entertainment with a great meal at any number of the fine restaurants in the area or at the venue itself. Englewood, it’s not just for retirees anymore. But, if you are retired, how cool are you living in such a hot spot?!
Here is a list of upcoming events at the Englewood Event Center, and for further information, please visit www.englewoodeventcenter.com.
September 9, 7:00 P.M.: Atlanta Rhythm Section
September 15, 7:30 P.M.: Thunder from Down Under 2016
September 23, 7:00 P.M.: Jose Feliciano
October 1, 8:00 P.M.: Black Uhuru
October 7, 8:00 P.M.: Jack Russell and Great White
October 8, 7:00 P.M.: Uncle John’s Band
October 14, 6:30 P.M.: Kim + Scott Tie The Knot Murder Mystery Dinner
October 15, 8:00 P.M.: Sammy Kershaw and Neon Summer
October 22: Oktoberfest
October 28, 10:00 P.M.: Rocky Horror Picture Show
November 4, 7:00 P.M.: Soul Asylum
December 1, 7:00 P.M.: Sara Evans
photos from Englewood Event Center