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Top Places to See Live Entertainment

From date night to girls night, or even parents night out, a live show is just the ticket.

Fortunately, there are plenty of places to check out live performances when you visit Ocala/Marion County. Here’s a breakdown of all the places you can experience music you already love or discover something new on stage.

1. Orange Blossom Opry

Dust off your fancy cowboy boots and head to the Orange Blossom Opry for a night of foot stompin’ dancin’! Orange Blossom Opry is Ocala/Marion County’s premiere country music venue, featuring a fantastic house band. Get a taste of local talent on Thursday nights and an assortment of great shows Friday and Saturday nights.

2. Ocala Civic Theatre

Ocala Civic Theatre prides itself on its presentation of professional, live productions at an affordable price. The venue produces more than 12 fully-staged productions each season, in addition to hosting touring companies. This volunteer-based organization is one of the largest community theatres in the state and serves more than 65,000 area residents each season.

3. Reilly Arts Center

Home of the Ocala Symphony Orchestra, the Reilly Arts Center is Ocala's premiere downtown destination for live entertainment. The venue features state-of-the-art acoustics and production equipment, and seats up to 700 for an intimate concert experience. Reilly Arts Center is a hub for an eclectic assortment of events and concerts, and their commitment to live arts in the Ocala/Marion County community is clear!

4. Circle Square Cultural Center

If you’re looking for top name entertainment in the Ocala area, be sure to check out the Circle Square Cultural Center. This venue features spectacular events and performers throughout the year. Enjoy an incredible, intimate concert experience with theater style seating for up to 830 guests.

5. Alchemy Ballroom

For fans of indie rock bands and contemporary music, this hip venue is one of Ocala’s newest locales for live music. It features both touring and local bands in an intimate, standing room setting that allows music fans to get up close and personal with their favorite artists. With its eclectic decor and cool vibe, The Alchemy Ballroom, is a favorite local hangout – and it will soon be one of yours!

No matter what moves you, the scene in Ocala/Marion County is as diverse as it is vibrant. With something for every taste, any night out on the town is sure to set your soul on fire.

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