The Center offers a variety of events throughout the year. There’s a bowling tournament at Bowlero and a golf tournament at The River Club Golf Course. A family favorite, Lester Family Fun Day, is a holiday-themed event featuring Santa, crafts, games and performances for all ages. The annual Murder Mystery play is always entertaining for the Center’s adult audience. The annual Tour of Homes provides an inside look into homes around the island, attracting many people on the island and from surrounding areas. The Center also offer member socials, which provide a chance for our community to get together for an evening of food and fun! Stay tuned for upcoming events, scheduling details and information!
To sponsor an event, or for more information, please email [email protected].
Save the Date
- Lester Family Fun Day: December 7, 2019
- Sha Na Na Concert: December 14, 2019*
- Starship featuring Mickey Thomas: January 23, 2020*
- Danny Seraphine Co-Founding member of Chicago: February 13, 2020*
- Murder Mystery: February 28 & 29, 2020
- The Grass Roots: March 19, 2020*
- Tour of Homes: March 21, 2020
*For concert ticket information visit ManateePerformingArtsCenter.com or call (941) 748-5875 (tickets are not available for all shows at this time)
Join us for our 18th Annual Lester Family Fun Day!
“Old fashioned fun at old-fashioned prices”
The Lester Family Fun day, generously sponsored each year by the Lester Family, returns again this year with a lineup of fun activities and performances along with delicious food and great prizes!
There will be pony rides, inflatables, obstacle courses, crafts, games, cookie decorating, raffles, and much more! The Manatee High School Drum Line will perform along with The Diane Partington Studio of Classic Ballet. Santa will arrive at noon! There will be burgers, hot dogs, snacks and sodas. Raffle tickets and poinsettias will also be available for purchase.
Tickets are $0.25
*There will also be a golf ball drop at 1:45. Balls are $50 each or $100 for three. You can purchase a ball number at the front desk. This is a 50/50 raffle in which the participant will receive a numbered golf ball. The closest ball in the hole or ball that lands in the hole first will win half of the pot!*
Thank you to our media sponsor:
Saturday, December 14th
Live at The Center of Anna Maria Island
Join Sha Na Na in celebrating 50 years!
Reserved seating tickets can be purchased at the link above for $48-$68: click here to purchase
Doors open 6 PM
Opening Act 7 PM
Showtime 8 PM
The Center of Anna Maria Island
407 Magnolia Avenue
Anna Maria, Florida 34216
Rock & Roll doo-wop legends, SHA NA NA combined their love for the classics of rock & roll with a dynamic theatrical approach as fellow college students at Columbia University in New York. In 1969 they appeared just before Jimi Hendrix (who helped them get the gig) at The Woodstock Festival in their eighth professional show. (Of course the check bounced.) The band rose to stardom with four seasons of their own worldwide television series, The Sha Na Na Na Show and their portrayal of Johnny Casino and the Gamblers in the movie Grease (the highest grossing musical film of all-time). Sha Na Na performed six songs on the Grease soundtrack and the song “Sandy,” sung by John Travolta, was co-written by the band’s piano man Screamin’ Scott Simon