Islamorada Founders Park Ampitheater
Islamorada Founders Park Ampitheater
Islamorada Founders Park Ampitheater

 

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Six local celebrities and their professional dance partners will perform at the 5th Annual “Dancing with Our Island Stars” on Friday and Saturday, May 6 and 7.

The six local stars and their professional dance partners chosen to perform are: Dekiy Rich, manager of Kaiyo’s Grill, and Jerry LeNoir; Billy DePaula, artist and DePaula Jewelers gemologist, and Virginia LeNoir; Jon Olson, U.S. Olympian and winner of four gold medals in swimming, and Nancy Dunn; Julia Hoar, principal of Key Largo School, and Eric Algarushi: Wesley Brage, chef at Mariner's Hospital, and Stephanie Dunn-Zlockie; and Benny Spaulding, captain of Play Baby Charters, and Virginia LeNoir.

Tickets can be purchased from the dancers, at Chilly Willy's restaurant in Islamorada or by contacting Susan Jankowski at (305)304-6478. General admission tickets are $30. A few premium front row seats for both shows are available at $100 per ticket.

Click here for complete event details …
   
 

Bay Jam 17, April 10, 2011
Returning to Its Roots—With Free Admission!

Calling all Conchs! Bay Jam 17 is going to be another great festival day in paradise filled with awesome music, great food, and art created by our own Coral Shores and Island Christian school students. To date, Bay Jam has given away over $150,000 in scholarships helping our kids explore the arts. By coming out to ICE events like Bay Jam, you are helping shape our community and nurture and appreciating our young artists. This “Florida Keys Original Homegrown Music Festival” promises to be one of the best yet.
Click here for complete Bay Jam 17 details….

Bay Jam 17 Bands - April 10, 2011

Endangered Speeches:

Hot new World/Reggae band out of Boston with a unique sound
Click here to play video

Blackwater Sound:

Original hard rock monsters reunited

Felix and Jimmy Hawkins Band:
The first family of Blues from Key Largo

Colbert:
Young band from Miami and Keys playing modern and Indie rock

20 WT:
Punk Reggae bandits from Jacksonville, and formerly the Keys

Leah Sutter:
Rising star singer/song writer from Tavernier with a great style and haunting voice

Micah:
The Original Island Grass musical story teller from lower Matecumbe

Feder Nation:
Hillbilly Flamenco Jamming at its finest
Click here to view video

2nd Chance Band:
Hard Driving Gospel Rock and blues

Birthday Gang:
Young, fun, amazing, South Florida Ska Band

Scott Youngberg:
Energetic Keys songwriter with witty lyrics and charm

Adrienne:
Songwriter from Marathon with her own vibrant Island vibe

PA-Trick:
Masterful entertainer with an infectious sense of humor

   
 
WOOFSTOCK
Saturday, March 19, 2011

Pet parents and animal lovers can take a "paws" for the cause at the second annual Woofstock - A Day of Peace, Paws and Music Fair at Islamorada's Founders Park, mile marker 87. The far-out festival is set for Saturday, March 19, 2011. This musical mutt mingle is loaded with groovy things to watch and do! Gates open at 11 a.m. Click here for complete details.
   
 
Pierre Bensusan
Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011
Considered by many as one of the world’s greatest guitarists, Frenchman Pierre Bensusan returns to Islamorada for the third time in four years for an ICE concert at the TIB Amphitheater in Islamorada Founders Park, Thursday, Feb. 3 at 7:30 p.m. Click here for complete details.
   
 
Royal Flush
Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011
Royal Flush, recently featured on MTV's Americas Best Dance Crew
, will perform on Saturday, Jan. 29. One of the most versatile dance crews in the USA, Royal Flush will bring their spectacular brand of hip hop, break-dancing, salsa, jazz, pop and lock, krumping, and gymnastics to the Keys. Click here for complete details. Plus the crew will present a Hip Hop Dance Workshop for local dancers. Click here for details. Royal Flush’s energy is definitely amazing and the show is nothing short of incredible.
   
 

Youth bands will rock the TIB Amphitheater on Sunday, Jan. 23. ICE’s MoradaPalooza will feature lots of young talented musicians and possibly a few real rising stars among the several youth rock bands from the Keys and South Florida that are set to play.

The event will be held Sunday, Jan. 23, at the TIB Amphitheater in Islamorada Founders Park, and runs
from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Admission is free. Follow this link for the news release and this one for the Facebook page. Here's the band schedule:

  • Unarmed for Victory
  • Still Among Stars
  • Appeal 2 Apathy
  • Xpelled
  • Devinshire
  • Birthday Gang
   
 
An Original Keys Holiday Treat - the CocoNutcracker.
More than 60 local dancers and gymnasts will perform the Keys version of the holiday favorite the Nutcracker. Now in its fifth year, the CocoNutcracker showcases the talents Keys dancers and gymnasts, ranging in age from five to 18. Two shows (2 p.m. and 7 p.m.) will be presented Held at Coral Shores Performing Arts Center, Saturday Dec. 18. Admission is free.
   
 

Bayjama Reggae Fest 2010
Saturday, November 27th, 2010

Don't miss the second annual BayJama Reggae Fest at Islamorada Founders Park
on Saturday, November 27. Click here for BayJama News release with complete details.
   
 

US Army Jazz Ambassadors
Saturday, October 30th, 2010

   
 
Dancing with our island stars

Dancing with our Island Stars
Fri. and Sat., March 26 & 27, 2010
11am - 9pm
TIB Amphitheater, Founder's Park

   
 
Romeo and Juliet

The New York Children's International Film Festival
Feb. 26th & 27th and March 5th & 6th
TIB Amphitheater, Islamorada Founder's Park

   
 
Romeo and Juliet

American Shakespeare Center’s
Romeo and Juliet
Saturday, Feb. 6th 2010, 7:30pm
TIB Amphitheater, Islamorada Founder's Park

ICE again presents its “Bard on the Bay” series with the internationally renowned American Shakespeare Center (ASC) performing one of Shakespeare’s most famous and beloved plays – Romeo and Juliet.

Tickets are $10 at the gate and students are free.

 

Saturday, January 23, 2010
MoradaPalooza
TIB Amphitheater, Islamorada Founders Park

 
Kymani Marley

Saturday, Dec. 19, 2009
A Keys Holiday Treat - the Coco Nutcracker
Coral Shores High School Performing Arts Center   

CLICK HERE TO READ ABOUT THIS PERFORMANCE ON OUR BLOG

FREE Admission
2 p.m. Matinee
7 p.m. Evening Performance

Performances of “The Nutcracker” can be found in virtually every corner of the country, from small towns to big cities, during the Yuletide season. But only one has been created specifically for the Florida Keys – The Coco Nutcracker!

More than 50 local student dancers and gymnasts, ranging in age from three to 18 will perform the Coco Nutcracker.  Don’t miss it!


Kymani Marley

Saturday, November 21st, 2009
BAYJAMA REGGAE FEST WITH KYMANI MARLEY

   

Monday, May 18 8 p.m.
Coral Shores PAC
GUITARS GONE WILD!

   

April 19, 2009
Bay Jam 15

   

April 15, 2009
National Acrobats of China

   

Sunday, March 22, 2009
Dancing with our Island Stars

   

Saturday, March 21, 2009 8PM
The Best of Banu Gibson

   

Monday, March 9, at 8 p.m.
TIB Amphitheater, $15

Michael Pickett, master bluesman, and EOTO, spontaneous electronica perform at the “Out of the Blue” concert.


   

Cypress String Quartet
Saturday, March 7, at 8 p.m. at the
Coral Shore High School Performing Arts Center.

   

Saturday, February 21, 2009 8PM

Leo Kottke & Pierre Bensusan
Two of the planet's most talented guitarists play on one night in the Keys.


   

Friday, February 6, 2009

Hamlet, by the American Shakespeare Center! This Friday, Feb. 6, at a special time: 5:30 pm. At the TIB Amphitheater
FREE Admission


   

February 3rd, 2009

Flamenco Puro Dance Co.


   

January 25th, 2009

Jollyship, Pirate puppet rock opera


   

Saturday, January 17, 2009 - 8PM

Mac Frampton

$30


   

December 26 – January 9

NY Children's Film Festival

Adults and Children $5


   


Monday, December 22, 2008 - 8PM

The Nutcracker

$40 adults, 12 and under $25


Sunday, December 14, 7 p.m.

Ira Sullivan and the Inter/Outer Continental Jazz Quintet; Guitarist Extraordinaire David Feder; Jazz/World music by Peter Betan and Marc Berner

Enjoy the first concert of the ICE Blue Acoustic Series.

$15 - adults, $5 - 12 and under,
Cash or Check only at Gate


Year Long Disaster Sunday, November 23, 2008 - 8PM
Year Long Disaster

2008 Dancing with Our Island Stars
Saturday, March 22, 2008
7:30 p.m.

Six local celebrities and their partners will perform during the 2nd Annual “Dancing with Our Island Stars.” It is a ballroom-type dancing competition patterned after the successful television series “Dancing with The Stars.”

The six local stars performing are Christi Allen, owner Pilates in Paradise; Jenny Bell-Thomson, owner Cover to Cover Books; Rhonda Brewer, owner/broker Moorings Realty; Chuck Ellsworth, English teacher, Coral Shores High School; Nelson Lazo, CEO, Mariners Hospital; and Chris Sante, local businessman and Islamorada Village Council member. Instructors are Julie Cockerham, Stephanie Dunn-Zlockie, Virginia LeNoir, Jerry LeNoir, Kevin Marone and Fred Roth.

Perri Johnson, co-owner of Mr. D’s Design and event co-coordinator, will join Kristi Krueger, anchor and reporter for WPLG-Miami, as Master of Ceremonies. The expert judges are Colin Hilary, Joy Hilary and Rufus Dustin.

Audience members will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite couple during intermission.

Tickets are available only from the dancers. A portion of their total score comes from their individual ticket sales. General admission prices are $25 each. For additional information on “Dancing with Our Island Stars”, contact Nancy Kluger at 305-393-2129 or klugerkeys@bellsouth.net.

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Heima, a film by Sigur Ros

Heima, a Film by Sigur Rós
Friday, March 28, 7 p.m.
FREE Admittance

ICE, always bringing the unexpected and the best to Founders Park, showcases another gem.

“Heima,” featuring Iceland’s internationally popular four man experimental band is the most unconventional rockumentary most people will ever see. The movie documents a series of free concerts given by the band throughout Iceland in the summer of 2006 in unusual places like an abandoned fish processing plant and a town with a population of three.

But the movie, according to the Times of London has “greater ambitions, by heavily interweaving band interviews and concert footage with ravishing landscape cinematography (often in slow-mo, sometimes running backwards), Heima somehow delivers a sensual balm of music, space and place that is hypnotic,” says the Times of London. The London Observer calls the movie “often staggeringly beautiful.”

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Bay Jam 13
Sunday, April 6, 2008
11 a.m. till 9 p.m.

Wow.....13 years!

It's time to start planning for the Bay Jam 13 Music Fest.

Bay Jam will rock you with the best music to hit the Florida Keys since last year’s fest! The proceeds from Bay Jam 13, the fabulous all-day music festival, benefit local youths with art and music scholarships. The music starts at 11 a.m. and ends sometime around 9 p.m. Admission is just $5 for adults, children under 12 are free.

This year, over 100 bands have applied to perform and we are working to whittle it down to get just the right mix of great music and great musicians for a great setting – the TIB Amphitheater at Founders Park.

Food, soft drinks and beer will be available. Bring blankets and lawn chairs; sorry, no coolers allowed.

Great bands and musicians, from the Keys and beyond, will play. Look for some surprise guest artists. Here’s the line up so far:

  • Dave & Nyan Feder
  • Baga Trix
  • Iko Iko
  • Jocelyn Celaya
  • Raidford Starke
  • Philth
  • Scotty Youngberg
  • Micah Gardner
  • 2nd Chance
  • And more to be announced!

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia presents The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other Favourites by Noted Children’s Author Eric Carle

Sunday, April 13, Coral Shores High School Performing Arts Center,
MM 89.9,
Puppet Workshop 4 p.m. Performance 6:30 p.m.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Little Cloud and The Mixed-up Chameleon by award-winning children's book illustrator and writer, Eric Carle, will retold on the Coral Shore Performing Arts Center stage in black light.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar follows the wonderful adventures of a very tiny and very hungry caterpillar that progresses through an amazing variety of foods towards his eventual metamorphosis into a beautiful butterfly.

Children will delight in the antics of Little Cloud. High up in a beautiful sky, Little Cloud slips away from the rest and transforms itself into various shapes of things it sees - a sheep, and airplane, a shark and more.

In The Mixed-Up Chameleon, a little chameleon is bored with its life - sitting about predictably changing colour all day. So it decides to embark on an adventurous trip to the zoo. Upon seeing the beautiful animals there, the little chameleon tries changing to look like each one of them.

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Paco Peña Flamenco Dance Company presents A Compás ! - ‘Primal Pulse’
February 5, 8pm

From the early days in which Paco Peña decided to launch his now world famous company, he set out to bring onto the stage a true rendition of what the Art of Flamenco represents: a spontaneous collaboration between artists of different disciplines, i.e. musicians, dancers and singers who inspire one-another to reach as far as possible into their artistic endeavors so as to create a unique and unrepeatable experience every time; a performance that is new and surprising to themselves as much as it is to any audience present.

The new presentation, A Compás! wants to transmit to the audience the compelling nature of a range of flamenco rhythms, from the almost “tribal”, trance-inducing quality of the “alboreá’” to the razor - sharp complexity of the “bulería”. At the same time, the show aims to isolate each artist at some moment, to throw (as it were) him or her onto the naked reality of a given rhythmic structure (or compás) and, there, having to deal with it in their own personal way, immersing themselves deeply into the feeling of the rhythm and contributing their own creative input, they must end up projecting an unstoppable pulse that every one can feel and identify with. Or, put in different words, they must try and get everybody “into the rhythm”, induce the feeling of “a compás” into the whole experience.

Flamenco rhythms are vital; the “compás” is like a primal pulse, like the rhythm of the earth... and everyone must get to feel it!

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Shakespeare on the Bay

Henry V February 8, 8pm

We Happy Few.
The story of England’s hero-king and of the greatest upset in European military history, Henry V is Shakespeare’s conclusion to his great history plays. More than that, this play ­– at once touching, heroic, brutal, and comic – is Shakespeare’s exploration of the nature of greatness and its connection to theater. This play, perhaps more than any other of Shakespeare’s works, makes the audience part of the story.
The game’s afoot. Follow your spirit, and upon this charge Cry ‘God for Harry! England and Saint George!’

The Taming of the Shrew February 9, 8pm

Playing the Game. Shakespeare’s hilarious Shrew is much more than a “battle of the sexes,” it is also a profound look at the absolute necessity of “play” in our lives. Blending romantic comedy and outlandish farce, Shakespeare gives us a love story of psychological liberation and the mysteries of being married.
If she and I be pleas’d, what’s that to you? The Taming of the Shrew

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Wil Maring and Robert Bowlin:
February 18, 8pm

Wil Maring has won the prestigious Chris Austin songwriting contest at Merlefest and was a finalist this year at the Kerrville Folk Festival.  Robert Bowlin is simply one of the best acoustic guitar and fiddle players on the planet.  Robert has toured with Maura O'Connell, Kathy Mattea, Tom T. Hall, Farron Young, Richard Greene, The Osborne Brothers, Bill Monroe, and others.

Wil Maring and virtuose guitarist and fiddler Robert Bowlin combine talents to create beautiful and fresh original acoustic music which straddles the fence between bluegrass, folk, and country music. Wil's stunning vocal style and heartfelt lyrics have raised the eyebrows of the acoustic music world in recent years.  Their music leaves audiences spellbound long after the show is over.  Nashville DJ Dave Higgs says, "Absolutely, hands-down some of the most mesmerizing, exciting, interesting and enjoyable acoustic music I have ever heard. Wil's songs are just in a league of their own."

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Pierre Bensusan
February 24, 8pm

Pierre Bensusan is a guitarist, a singer, a composer, a man who constantly explores the depth of his own voice in a way that transcends his instrument.   Mr. Bensusan's compositions often start with melodies inspired by various folk traditions. But he develops these ideas into compositions of astonishing complexity, creating beautiful and sensuous sounds with a sense of orchestration that goes far beyond what is generally thought of as guitar music. His pieces commonly feature syncopated rhythms, unusual time signatures, and complex harmonic structures. Any guitarist who has tried to learn one of his tunes will attest to the technical challenges presented by his music. Yet mastering difficult fingerings is never the point; what interests Bensusan is the greater challenge of creating the artful statements that seems to flow effortlessly from his guitar.

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Michael Pickett
February 25, 8pm

It exists at the crossroads. Where the steamy, rural, Mississippi heat meets the stinging cold of urban Toronto; a place on the musical landscape that roots singer/songwriter Michael Pickett calls home. Pickett's unique fusion of sensibilities, driven by his thumping delta guitar rhythms, muscular harmonica and gravel and chains voice is, at once, traditional and relevant. Never content to merely be a musical archivist, Pickett effectively deconstructs and reconstructs those seminal blues, born on the delta, to serve his own singular purpose; writing songs that are authentic both in substance and performance. After 30 years, Michael Pickett is at a place in his career which he arrived at honestly. An acknowledged harmonica virtuoso, Pickett has led, and performed with, roots/blues bands clearly recognized for their significant contribution to a venerable musical art-form. But that was never enough for Michael. He has a voice. A voice that, without the adornment of a band, ought to be heard. Raw. Honest. And dripping with sly insights. Accompanied only by his guitar, rack harmonica and sensual expression, Michael Pickett is a performer who has stripped away the frills, to arrive at a place that belongs entirely to him.

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Klezmatics
December 14, 2007 - 8PM
Founder's Park, TIB Ampitheater

The Klezmatics are world-renowned superstars of the klezmer world.
They erupted out of New York City’s East Village in 1986 and revitalized
klezmer for the new century. Their klezmer is one steeped in spiritualism
and Eastern European tradition while incorporating more provocative themes such
as social rights and anti-fundamentalism with eclectic musical influences such as
gospel, punk, and Arab, African, and Balkan rhythms. (From klezmatics.com)

Visit their website for more information;
www.klezmatics.com

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