After Hours Concert Series

Our annual After Hours concert series offers live music, special displays of artwork by Ocala Art Group and tasty samplings from local restaurants. Cash bar available. Doors open at 5 p.m. and music begins at 5:30 p.m. After Hours is free for Appleton members and $15 at the door for nonmembers.

For more information about sponsoring an After Hours event or the event series, contact Colleen Harper, 352-291-4455, ext. 1831.

2018-2019 After Hours Schedule

Alpine Express

October 4, 2018
Alpine Express (Oktoberfest)

Enjoy an outdoor concert by Alpine Express, who are back for another Oktoberfest celebration! The members of the group have all been employed at EPCOT’s German pavilion so they know how to entertain an audience with singing, yodeling, audience-participation and more! Their high-energy show consists of traditional Oktoberfest music with yodeling; along with some unique folk instruments that can include alphorns, cowbells, the Holzanes G'Lächter (member of the xylophone family) and a singing saw.

As always, they will have you singing, dancing, Schunkeling and enjoying that true spirit of Oktoberfest’s "Gemütlichkeit!"

Alpine Express

December 13, 2018
Marion Civic Chorale

Revel in the magic of the holidays in Marion Civic Chorale's annual performance of holiday favorites. The Marion Civic Chorale is Ocala's pre-eminent chorus, providing musical entertainment for all of Central Florida. Members of the chorale come from throughout the area, from a wide variety of backgrounds and musical experience, and all share a common love of music, singing and entertaining.

Steel Orchestra

February 7, 2019
New Generation Branches Steel Orchestra

The Appleton welcomes New Generation Branches, a steelpan orchestra program based in Orlando and comprised primarily of adults and children ages 6 and up. This performance will feature two players.

Southern Express

April 4, 2019
Southern Express Big Band

Southern Express Big Band returns to the After Hours stage for another jazzy performance. Southern Express is a 17-piece big band from Ocala, featuring diverse musical selections. They have been performing for over 15 years and many of their members have a musical background rooted in military service with almost every branch of service represented. Many members were also music educators; some now retired, others still active teachers. There are also musicians in the band who have played with major symphony orchestras and those who have recording experience in the studios of NYC.

The 2018-2019 After Hours season was made possible by these generous sponsors:, Senior, La Cuisine and Marion Technical College Culinary Arts.       Senior Learners       La Cuisine

Marion Tech College