CULTURE, MUSIC, DANCE, THEATRE AND SO MUCH MORE . . .
The NFCC Artist Series presented its first program in 1959. Since that time it has continued to grow and bring excellent performing arts and arts education events to the community. Performances range from classical to contemporary and over the years, thousands have enjoyed shows as varied as classical concerts, big band sounds, ballet, jazz and blues, country and rock tributes, children’s theater events, and more. Performances are held at Van H. Priest Auditorium, located on the NFCC campus in Madison, Fla.
Contact the NFCC College Advancement Office for information at (850) 973-1653 or email ArtistSeries@nfcc.edu.
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2013-2014 Artist Series
It's going to be an exceptional season and we hope you will join us.
Individual tickets are on sale now.
- Adults - $15
- Child (ages 17 and under) - $8
- NFCC Student/Employee - $8
Sponsorship Opportunities Available
Contact the NFCC College Advancement Office (NFCC campus, Bldg. 32) at (850) 973-1653 or ArtistSeries@nfcc.edu for more information.
Season Brochure - PDF file
The Bronx Wanderers
Date: Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013 | Time: 7 p.m. | Location: Van H. Priest Auditorium
|The season opens with quite possibly the best two hours of 50's, 60's
and 70's rock n' roll that you will experience on one stage....or should
we say, EVER! With superlative vocals and musicianship, dynamic
enthusiasm and a genuine love of the music they perform, The Bronx
Wanderers recreate the magic of the era and guarantee an evening of
toe-tapping, hand-clapping and dancing in the aisles. Their show tells
the stories and plays the music that will take you as close as you can
get to having lived the actual experience.
Brotherhood (A Cappella Quintet)
Date: Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 | Time: 7 p.m. | Location: Van H. Priest Auditorium
| Enjoy the harmonic voices of Brotherhood, an a cappella quintet from
Tampa. The group, together since 1988, sings music of the 50s and
60s—offering a mix of jazz, rock, pop, oldies, doo wop and gospel—with
pure harmony, ringing high notes, earth shaking lows and amazing talent.
The "Community" Nutcracker - SOLD OUT!
Date: Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013 | Time: 7 p.m. | Location: Van H. Priest Auditorium
||A sparkling production that is truly an all-time family favorite for the
holidays. Become entranced by the beauty of the Sugar Plum Fairy and
her dazzling Court, enchanted by the swirling snowflakes and
breathtaking snow, and cheer for the tiny toy soldiers and their leader,
the handsome Nutcracker Prince. Performed by Dance Alive National
COMMUNITY BONUS: NFCC has partnered with Danceology in Live Oak/Jasper to bring this “community” production to town. Local dance and gymnastics students are taking part in the production. Danceology is the sponsoring studio
assisting with rehearsals for local students.
PLEASE NOTE: Tickets for the Dec. 3 performance are sold out. Season Pass Holders: If you will not be attending the performance and would like to open your seats to others wishing to attend, please let us know.
Popovich Comedy Pet Theater - CANCELED
Date: Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 | Time: 7 p.m. | Location: Van H. Priest Auditorium
SHOW CANCELED: Due to uncontrollable circumstances the Popovich Comedy Pet Theater tour has been canceled, including the NFCC performance on Jan. 28. We are working now to replace the show with an equally entertaining performance. Information on the replacement performance will be announced as soon as possible. Individual tickets purchased for this performance can be exchanged or refunded. Please contact the NFCC College Advancement Office at (850) 973-1613 or email ArtistSeries@nfcc.edu for more information.
Date: Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 | Time: 7 p.m. | Location: Van H. Priest Auditorium
| A musical journey through the California pop scene of the mid-’60s and
early ’70s featuring a group of young dreamers as they converge on the
sunny Pacific shore to celebrate the harmonies of a new age. Songs like
“I Get Around,” “Surfing U.S.A.,” “Wipeout,” “Dream a Little Dream of
Me,” “Our House,” “Good Vibrations,” and “California Dreamin’” make
this the happiest and most nostalgic stage show in America!
Shannon and Heather Slaughter & County Clare
Date: Friday, March 14, 2014 | Time: 7 p.m. | Location: Van H. Priest Auditorium
| With powerful singing and ultra-tight harmony, award-winning songwriter
Shannon Slaughter and his band, County Clare bring a fresh sound to the
stage. They mix fresh, original songs with recognizable bluegrass and
traditional country music, and throw in some good ole' doses of humor
for a night to remember. The band focus on innovative instrumentation
and arrangements, while paying homage to tradition.
Date: Thursday, April 3, 2014 | Time: 7 p.m. | Location: Van H. Priest Auditorium
Don’t miss this highly-acclaimed, steampunk version of a classic. The
Fantasticks is the world’s longest-running production of any kind. At
the heart of its breathtaking poetry and subtle theatrical
sophistication is a purity and simplicity that transcends cultural
barriers. Punctuated by a bountiful series of catchy, memorable songs,
audiences will find themselves humming along whether they are revisiting
the show or discovering it for the first time. Performed by Nebraska
This performance is funded in part by
a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for
the Arts and the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs.
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Comments from our patrons...
- Great variety! We really enjoyed the shows.
- Don't ever stop doing this!
- Tickets are a super value.
- Top quality entertainment equal to the big cities' performances. Thanks for bringing these groups to Madison.
- It was a great year!
- The Artist Series is a cultural feast! We look forward to every performance and always leave with a happy feeling having had a great evening.
- You just can't beat the quality programming.
- The variety of programs through the year has been great.
- Every program has been excellent. We are so pleased this is in Madison and would love to have more.
- Wow! What fun we had enjoying each performance. Great variety, excellent quality, close to home, pleasant in every way!
- Your entertainment variety is awesome. I have attended as a guest for a couple of years. This past year I purchased a season pass for myself and a friend. We both plan to purchase passes next season.
- Excellent series.
*comments taken from March 2009 and March 2008 survey of Artist Series patrons
NFCC Artist Series performances are held at Van H. Priest Auditorium
History of Van H. Priest Auditorium
The original Van H. Priest Community Center was erected in 1969 and dedicated in 1976. The Center was destroyed by a tornado in 1988. In 1991 a new center was “rebuilt to serve the people of Hamilton, Jefferson, Lafayette, Madison, Suwannee and Taylor Counties” and named Van H. Priest Auditorium. Van H. Priest Auditorium (VHP) is home to NFCC graduation ceremonies, performances of the NFCC Artist Series and NFCC Community Theater, various other college activities and is rented for a variety of community events throughout the year.
NFCC Artist Series
325 NW Turner Davis Dr
Madison, FL 32340
Telephone: (850) 973-1653