Entertainment

Events for Residents & Guests

Entertainment at Travelers Rest

A stay at Travelers Rest RV Resort & Golf Course includes many opportunities for top-notch stage entertainment. We have two entertainment venues: Busch Hall – our concert hall with professional stage, sound, lighting, Yamaha grand piano and Allen theatre organ; and The Grove – a casual outdoor stage where you can bring a picnic and a lawn chair and enjoy music in the shade of our live oak trees.

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.

January through March is our Wednesday evening Concert Series in Busch Hall, including top acts from across the country and an annual Spectacular. There is a small charge for Concert Series shows.

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

sunday entertainers
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

Concert Series

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 —
Bob Milne
World’s Best Ragtime and Boogie Woogie Pianist

— January 19 —
Gotta Dance
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 —
Cahal Dunne
Our Favorite Irish Entertainer