Are You Planning a Visit to Sarasota?

Visiting Sarasota? We hope you are!  You may be planning to spend days on the beach or visiting our fabulous Ringling Museum or planning other outdoor adventures like kayaking, paddleboarding, bird watching. 

There is so much more to do for fun and entertainment. The Pops Orchestra offers entertaining shows at the intersection of orchestra highbrow and popular music. It’s family-friendly and always fun.

Sunday Performances

3:00 PM and 7:00 PM

Riverview Performing Arts Center
1 Ram Way, Sarasota, 34231


Nearby beach

We invite you to join us for a Sunday afternoon or evening performance of The Pops Orchestra, a Sarasota tradition of nearly 50 years!

Buy two or more tickets and get one free!  Use the code VISITSRQ when completing your purchase online or by phone.

Great Balls of Fire

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10 at 3 pm and 7 pm
Riverview Performing Arts Center

The Pops Orchestra welcomes actor-musician Jason Cohen to recreate his iconic Jerry Lee Lewis tribute show, Great Balls of Fire! 

Cohen has brought the ivory-smashing superstar Jerry Lee Lewis to life in over 80 cities across North America in the national tour of the Tony-award-winning Broadway musical Million Dollar Quartet. This show will feature hits from the ‘50s and beyond including “Good Golly, Miss Molly,” “Shake, Rattle, and Roll,” “Great Balls of Fire,” and more. In addition, the Pops will honor our nation’s veterans during our annual salute on Veterans Day. This show will have you dancing in your seat while filling your spirit with pride for those who have served our country.

Wicked Fun holiday

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15 at 3 pm and 7 pm
Riverview Performing Arts Center

The Pops is thrilled to ring in the holidays with performer Tiffany Haas, who performed the role of “Glinda, the Good Witch” on Broadway as the understudy to Kristin Chenoweth, and starred in the National Tour production of Wicked.

From Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music student to “Miss Ohio” in the Miss America Pageant to Broadway and concert hall singer and dancer, Tiffany will bring her many talents to the Pops for our holiday entertainment. Featuring all your holiday and Broadway favorites, this is a “must see” show for the season!

Islands in the Stream

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 16 at 3 pm and 7 pm
Riverview Performing Arts Center

Kenny and Dolly! Need we say more? This Valentine’s Day show of the season is not to be miss! Join the Pops Orchestra and Marty Edwards as “Kenny Rogers” and Wendy Engler as “Dolly Parton” as we perform all their beloved hits including “Jolene,” “I Will Always Love You,” “9 to 5,” “The Gambler,” “Lady,” ”Lucille,” We’ve Got Tonight, “Islands in the Stream,” and many more!

Islands in the Stream concert

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10 at 3 pm and 7 pm
Riverview Performing Arts Center

In this Grand Finale show, The Pops Orchestra will feature amazing performers from right here on our Cultural Coast, including Joseph Holt on piano, Jon Godfrey on banjo, singer Frank Paul, dancers from the Sarasota Bay Dance Club, the concerto competition winner from the Sarasota Music Conservatory, performers from the Circus Arts Conservatory, and more! Let’s celebrate our local talent together during this dynamic and diverse presentation.

We are partial to our local partners for lodging and meals. We highly recommend them!

SkyRun Sarasota
SeaBreeze Vacation
Hashtag Cafe
Mangia Che

Hidden Gems of Sarasota Performing Arts

Sarasota’s performing arts community is so lively that the big companies overshadow excellent performing groups that would gain top billing in any other city. We call ourselves Hidden Gems, a very special find for tourists who explore off the beaten path. Here are three excellent groups we encourage you to experience.

Choral Artists
Jazz Club Sarasota
Sarasota Contemporary Dance

The Pops!

“Music You Love,

Musicians You Know.”

Robyn Bell and The Pops

Thanks to Our Sponsors!

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Manatee Community Foundation

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