our 2017 - 2018 season

Maggie Doud


 "I do what I can to help make it happen for SEA and our audiences. It's fun interacting with everyone after the show, selling CDs."

our 2017-2018 board members

Rachel Pearson

SEA Outreach Coordinator

Volunteers for all things bringing together kids & music in Western Lane County

Sam Spayd

"I love  supporting the arts in our wonderful community.  It's a pleasure to serve with the other members of our Board."

Linda Gargis


"Music brings joy to the heart and I'm honored to help bring joy to the Florence community as part of Seacoast."

Pat McArdle

"My goal is to make the talent fall in love with Florence, the FEC, and SEAcoast, so that they will spread the word and want to return."

Carol Hart

"It is such a pleasure to work with this group of dynamic people who work so hard in bringing music, dance and humor to our fair city of Florence"

Carl Foster Miller

Stage Director, Actor, Film Producer from Yachats

Joyce Middleton

Joyce is new to SEA and also volunteers as a Trustee at the Florence Elks Lodge.

Sandy Kuhlman

"Seacoast has been a gift. I've met so many people, touched so many lives in the community and learned so much."

Karen Smales

Vice President / Chair of Program & Production for SEA.

Chaplain at the Florence Elks Lodge

Winette Tomeny

"As a new member of the Board, it's been amazing to see everything that goes into making these shows happen. I'm loving it."

Tom Velvin


lisa del fava

Music is a universal language we all speak. I enjoy being a part of such a dedicated group of volunteers who bring music to our beloved community.


be part of it!!!


SEA is seeking active and committed volunteers with skills in the fields of finance, marketing, 
grant writing, and other areas. If you would like to bring your skills to the board, 
contact any board member.

To contact us:

Seacoast Entertainment Association
PO Box 3287
Florence, OR 97439
Email:  info@seacoastea.org

a florence success story


Back in 1980, a group of Florence folks got together to explore ways to bring first-quality,
affordable entertainment to town. Their efforts soon paid off, tickets were sold, and 
3 classical musical groups came to Florence.  A sold-out audience enjoyed those first concerts, which were held in a local school auditorium.  Years of more successful concerts followed.  From the original 3 concerts per year, the season grew to 4, then 6, then to the present 7-concert series.  The audience soon outgrew the seating capacity of the school auditorium, so concerts were held at several other venues around town, until the Florence Events Center (FEC) was built.  
The Florence Performing Arts Association, now known as Seacoast Entertainment Association, presented its first season at the brand new FEC in 1997.

A list of our shows from the previous seasons can be viewed here.

about us


Seacoast Entertainment Association (SEA), is an all a volunteer organization.  
For over 30 years, we have produced several hundred concerts in Florence, introducing high quality classical, jazz, ethnic music, dance, comedy, and variety groups to the Florence audience.
Selecting and bringing the performers to Florence involves considerable planning, work and effort, 
and it is all done by a cadre of enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers - 
SEA Board Members every one.