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The British invade again — as a retrospective — when Paisley Craze takes the stage. The five-piece cover band will throw the ultimate ‘60s party in concert at LIVE at the Neel Performing Arts Center on January 22, 2018.
Covering British and also American bands from the 1960s, Paisley Craze revives the decade’s worth of song as audiences relive the golden era of music. They perform everything from the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and the Animals to the Beach Boys, the Monkees and the Young Rascals, as well as psychedelic rock of Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Jefferson Airplane and Motown greats like Diana Ross and the Supremes, Aretha Franklin, and Smokey Robinson and the Miracles.
Since 1966, the Neel Performing Arts Center has served as a cultural center for Manatee and Sarasota counties hosting both college and community sponsored events. Newly remodeled in 1999, the auditorium features a 65- by 40- foot stage, seating for 837, as well as wheelchair accessible seating and restrooms. The magnificent Elizabeth M. Eaton Memorial Pipe Organ, a 50-rank, 3-manual instrument built by master craftsman Charles McManis, was rededicated in October, 2000.
Located on the west side of the building is the new David S. & Anne V. Howard Studio Theatre, the new home of Studio 84 Productions, the SCF student theatre company.