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<April 2014>


Event : Meet Artist Mary Atwood
 Time: 31/03/2014 - 31/03/2014




Event : Artist Series - The Fantasticks
 Time: 03/04/2014 - 03/04/2014



Event : CPR and Basic First Aid Classes
 Time: 05/04/2014 - 05/04/2014



Event : Academic Advising Begins - Summer Term
 Time: 07/04/2014 - 07/04/2014

Event : Peter Pan Auditions
 Time: 07/04/2014 - 07/04/2014


Event : NFCC Student Leadership Awards
 Time: 08/04/2014 - 08/04/2014

Event : NFCC Honors Convocation
 Time: 08/04/2014 - 08/04/2014



Event : Art Exhibit and Reception - Hardee Center for the Arts
 Time: 10/04/2014 - 10/04/2014






Event : April District Board of Trustees Meeting
 Time: 15/04/2014 - 15/04/2014





Event : Colin P. Kelly Fitness Run 2014
 Time: 19/04/2014 - 19/04/2014



Event : Early Registration - Summer Term
 Time: 21/04/2014 - 25/04/2014


Event : Early Registration - Summer Term
 Time: 22/04/2014 - 25/04/2014


Event : Picnic with Professors
 Time: 23/04/2014 - 24/04/2014

Event : Early Registration - Summer Term
 Time: 23/04/2014 - 25/04/2014


Event : Picnic with Professors
 Time: 24/04/2014 - 24/04/2014

Event : Early Registration - Summer Term
 Time: 24/04/2014 - 25/04/2014


Event : Early Registration - Summer Term
 Time: 25/04/2014 - 25/04/2014


Event : Just As I Am Walk-A-Thon
 Time: 26/04/2014 - 26/04/2014



Event : Open Registration - Summer Term
 Time: 28/04/2014 - 28/04/2014













Artist Series
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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


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.

Individual Tickets

  • 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 Bronx Wanderers Photo
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

 The Nutcracker 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 Ballet. 

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 - CANCELLED

Date: Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 | Time: 7 p.m. | Location: Van H. Priest Auditorium

 Popovich Comedy Pet Theater

SHOW CANCELLED: Due to uncontrollable circumstances the Popovich Comedy Pet Theater tour has been cancelled, including the NFCC performance on Jan. 28. We are working now to replace the show with an equally entertaining performance. New date to be determined.  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.

California Dreaming

Date: Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 | Time: 7 p.m. | Location: Van H. Priest Auditorium

California Dreaming
 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

Shannon and Heather Slaughter and County Clare
 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.

The Fantasticks

Date: Thursday, April 3, 2014 | Time: 7 p.m. | Location: Van H. Priest Auditorium 

 The Fantasticks

 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 Theatre Caravan.

 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.

Contact Us:

NFCC Artist Series
325 NW Turner Davis Dr
Madison, FL 32340
Telephone: (850) 973-1653
Email: ArtistSeries@nfcc.edu

325 NW Turner Davis Dr. Madison, FL 32340 850.973.2288 or 866.937.6322