Community, music and arts events of relevance to the Space Coast

John Yust / Melbourne Community Orchestra

Melbourne Community Orchestra will serve up an all-American fare during a Patriotic Celebration, picnic concerts at 6:30 PM on Wednesday and Thursday evenings, June 17 and 18 at the Melbourne Auditorium at 625 Hibiscus Boulevard, 32901.  Concert-goers may bring coolers and boxed dinners from home to enjoy, while the orchestra nourishes the patriotic spirit onstage with several rousing numbers by John Philip Sousa, America's renowned "March King."  Admission is FREE and doors open at 5:30.  For more information:  (321) 285-6724 or www.MC

Anybody out there remember Beatlemania back in the 1960s?

Maybe you've heard about the commotion when Elvis burst upon the scene a few years earlier.

Lisztmania was like that in Europe in the 1840s.

Audiences went berzerk at this virtuoso pianist who played music considered unplayable except by himself.... or the devil.

So, did Liszt sell his soul in exchange for his skill -- as blues musician Robert Johnson was said to have done at that Mississippi crossroads a century later?

Melding deep-heated flamenco, rumba, salsa and pop to the tune of 20 million albums sold, the Grammy Award-winning hit-makers behind 'Bamboléo' celebrate in their very own, blistering tradition – taking audiences back to the south of France with flamenco guitars and booming Spanish vocals.

Community Band of Brevard will present band music associated with the Sunshine State.

June 14, 3:00PM-4:00PM

Merritt Island High School
100 East Mustang Way
Merritt Island, FL 32953

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What better way to kick off the annual summer “Not-in-the-Park” picnic concert series than with the energetic beats of the Big Band music we all love. Don’t miss the first of this ever-popular three-part summer concert series.

Date: Wed. and Thurs., June 10 & 11
Time: 6:30 PM 
Performing Group: MMB
Location: Melbourne Auditorium 
Type: Concert Band