Entertainment at Travelers Rest
Sunday afternoons from November through March, you may enjoy, free of charge, a wide variety of professional entertainers, covering genres such as jazz, bluegrass, pop, Broadway show tunes, and everything in between. These shows may alternate between venues, depending on weather and the particular program.
And be certain to check out a new and wildly popular event that began last year during the covid lockdown – free outdoor concerts by awesome TR musicians, sharing songs we all love to sing.
In addition to all of these choices, there are occasional special events — a full afternoon Showcase presented by a local talent agency, and an evening or two in an Irish coffee house setting (Busch Hall!).
To find out what’s happening each week, watch for articles in the TR Times. You can also find notices on bulletin boards throughout the park.
Sunday Entertainment 2021-2022
|Nov. 7, 2021||Cypress Creek Jazz Band|
|Nov. 14, 2021||The Marchtin Duo|
|Nov. 21, 2021||Stan Prinston|
|Nov. 28, 2021||John Arthur Marchtinez Duo|
|Dec. 5, 2021||Showstoppers|
|Dec. 12, 2021||Tin Pan Alley Christmas|
|Dec. 19, 2021||TR Church Choir Christmas|
|Dec. 26, 2021||Tommy O|
|Jan. 2, 2022||Wes Anthony|
|Jan. 9, 2022||Memory Road|
|Jan. 16, 2022||Joey Tomsick & His Orchestra|
|Jan. 23, 2022||Peter Hefty|
|Wed, Jan. 26, 2022||Tin Pan Alley Showcase Day|
|Jan. 30, 2022||Edward Klassen|
|Feb. 6, 2022||Sammy Lane|
|Feb. 13, 2022||Entertainment Revue|
|Feb. 20, 2022||Bing Futch|
|Feb. 27, 2022||Steve Jeffris|
|Mar. 6, 2022||TR Talent Night|
|Mar. 13, 2022||Down Home Darlin’s|
|Mar. 20, 2022||Travelettes & TR Singing Men|
|Mar. 27, 2022||To Be Determined|
2021 Concert Series Canceled
In spite of a valiant attempt to retain our 2021 concert series programs it has been decided in consultation with management and the Board to cancel the series for this coming season.
Season ticket holders were recently given the option of selecting from among several options for exchanging their 2021 reserved seat ticket(s) ranging from receiving 2022 reserved seat tickets at no additional charge or tickets to reduced audience size shows at 3 pm or 7 pm, or a virtual option or receiving a full refund of the ticket price.
The greatest number of respondents requested 2022 tickets suggesting that residents were likely uncomfortable with attending a Busch Hall large audience (100 persons maximum) event.
Without greater support for the performance options it was concluded that admission income would be insufficient by to justify the expense of entertainer and other miscellaneous fees. We will try to re-schedule some of these shows for the 2023 season.
2022 reserved seat season tickets will be provided to all who held 2021 tickets or they may be returned upon receipt for a refund of the ticket price.
The pandemic has presented many challenges for the season ahead but we hope to return to a more normal season in 2022. The artists and programs scheduled for 2022 will be kept updated on this page.
2022 Entertainment Lineup
— January 5 —
World’s Best Ragtime and Boogie Woogie Pianist
— January 19 —
A Song and Dance Movie Musical Revue
— February 2 —
We’ve Only Just Begun: The Carpenters Remember
Annual Spectacular featuring Michelle Brett, Backup Singers and a Full Live Band
— February 16 —
Another Walk Down Broadway
Cast of Professional Tampa Bay Area Entertainers
— March 2 —
Paul Tood & Paul Todd Jr.
A Unique Concert Totally Different From Anything You May Have Seen Before
— March 16 —
Our Favorite Irish Entertainer
2022 Concert Series
BOB MILNE is the world’s best ragtime and boogie woogie pianist. The Library of Congress has designated him a national treasure and he is named a musical ambassador by the US Department of State. TR fans who have seen his earlier two appearances agree that he is simply awesome and have asked for his return. A Michigan native, Milne has played for dignitaries all over the world including several US Presidents; but on this night, once again, we will be the special audience.
GOTTA DANCE will take you on a song and dance journey through highlights of five of the most loved movie performers of all time – Judy Garland, Fred Astaire, Frank Sinatra, Rita Hayworth and Gene Kelly. The program will include selections from some of the most memorable films in history including Cheek to Cheek, For Me and My Gal, Guys and Dolls, On The Town, An American in Paris, and Singin’ in the Rain. This talented troupe will have you singing and dancing all the way home.