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The Marvelous Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall

Oct 03, 2023 08:00AM ● By Ann Marie O’Phelan

Image courtesy of Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall.

Whether you’re going to see a music show, a tribute, a dance or a theatrical performance, the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall offers the perfect venue. 

This intimate 1,874-seat hall delivers great acoustics, comfortable seating, and spectacular performances—and the lineup for the next few months doesn’t disappoint.

Country music star Aaron Lewis. 

Country music artist Aaron Lewis presents his acoustic show on Wednesday, October 4, at 7:30 p.m. Country artist and stand-up comedian Rodney Carrington performs on Saturday, October 14, at 7 p.m. while Joe Gotto offers his Night of Comedy on Thursday, October 19, at 7:30 p.m., and on Friday, October 20, at 7 p.m., Zach Williams, with special guest Riley Clemmons, offers an electrifying Christian music show.

Other upcoming shows include Rosanne Barr on Saturday at 8 p.m. on October 7. Disney Junior Live on Tour: Costume Palooza, Wednesday, October 11 at 6 p.m., Gov't Mule—Peace... Like A River World Tour 2023, on October 14 at 8 p.m.

Comedian Joe Gatto.

Peg Welty, Director of Marketing and Public Relations, states why the hall is so famous: “We have plenty of free parking, state-of-the-art sound system, roomy theatre seating; and we strive to book live entertainment that appeals to a variety of interests.”

With all this going for it, it’s no wonder many have given the hall magnificent reviews on Tripadvisor, raving about the great seats, sound, and shows.

Plan your visit: 
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, located on the campus of Florida SouthWestern State College,13350 FSW Parkway, Fort Myers, 239-481-4849,

Ann Marie O’Phelan is a SW Florida resident and a regular contributor to TOTI Media.