Back row, left to right: Charlie Pennington, Steve Dennis, Karen Smales, Carol Hart, Maggie Doud, Pat McArdle
Front row, left to right: Sandy Kuhlman, Rachel Pearson, Ernie Doud, Linda Gargis
Not pictured: Grant Eckroth, Carl Miller, Sam Spayd
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
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.
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.