Your arts forecast this summer is hot, hot, hot with the Palm Beach County Cultural Council’s Summer Performing Arts Series!
The first in-person series since 2019, The Council will host exciting evenings of dance and music in July and August at its main gallery in Lake Worth Beach. Featuring local artists, performances will include a special retrospective dance night with Demetrius Klein Dance Company (July 2), a bluesy and groovy night of soul music by JM and The Sweets (July 9), an exclusive tribute to the punk band British rock The Clash from feel-good reggae rockers Spred The Dub (August 6) and acoustic folk favorites from South Florida folk band The Lubben Brothers (August 20).
“We are thrilled to invite locals to the Palm Beach County Cultural Council for our first in-person summer concert series in three years,” said Dave Lawrence, President and CEO of the Cultural Council. “Reflecting our mission to nurture the arts locally, the series will feature a fantastic lineup of local artists. It’s a wonderful opportunity to support Palm Beach County’s cultural community and enjoy uplifting summer evening performances. in a unique historical space.”
The performances scheduled for the Summer Performing Arts Series are as follows:
Saturday July 2 – Demetrius Klein Dance Company
On the eve of Demetrius Klein’s 60th birthday, the Demetrius Klein Dance Company will present a special retrospective evening with excerpts from works that span from 1986 (when the company was established) to the present. Some of Klein’s most important and award-winning works will be represented, in addition to a special new work woven throughout the exhibition. This is not to be missed !
Saturday July 9 – JM and The Sweets
South Florida soul band JM and The Sweets will make your summer Saturday a little sweeter! Led by Palm Beach-based singer-songwriter Josh Miles, the band’s music can be described as sometimes bluesy, relentlessly groovy in others, and always soulful. The band’s debut EP, Sol Village, was released in May 2017 via Stank Records.
Saturday August 6 – Spred the Dub
Long-time local favorite “good time reggae” band Spred the Dub will perform original songs and a tribute to The Clash, the English rock band formed in London in 1976 whose musicians were key players in the original wave of British punk rock.
Saturday August 20 – The Lubben Brothers
Acoustic Folk Favorites The Lubben Brothers return to the Cultural Council to wrap up their Summer 2022 Performing Arts Series. Comprised of triplets who are each high-energy acoustic musicians, the Lubben Brothers specialize in tight vocal harmonies and an eclectic mix of folk instruments including banjo, mandolin, whistle, accordion, hammered dulcimer and fiddle.
All performances will take place from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Main Council Gallery, located at 601 Lake Avenue in Lake Worth Beach. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Regular tickets are $10 for standing room only, $20 for members or $25 for non-members. VIP tickets (which include reserved seating and a free drink per person) are $30 for members or $35 for non-members. Tickets are currently on sale at www.palmbeachculture.com/summer.
The Palm Beach County Cultural Council is the official arts and culture support agency for The Palm Beaches, Florida’s cultural capital. Based in the historic Robert M. Montgomery, Jr. Building in downtown Lake Worth Beach, the Council presents year-round exhibitions and exciting performances featuring artists who live or work in Palm Beach County. The Council showcases spectacular work by local artisans at its Roe Green Uniquely Palm Beach Store, offers free resources to visitors at its Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Visitor Information Center, and hosts frequent events at its project space. outside, offering a view of the building. iconic mural of Martin Luther King Jr. by renowned Brazilian artist Eduardo Kobra. The council is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. For more information and a full calendar of cultural events at The Palm Beaches, visit palmbeachculture.com.