Cultural Calendar



Save the date for the Cultural Council of Indian River County’s  annual Summerfest Concert on Sunday, August 13 at 3 pm at Christ by the Sea United Methodist Church.  Twenty musicians from  ten countries around the world will be performing an exciting program including the works of Bach, Mendelssohn, Vivaldi, Piazzolla and Ravel as well as pieces by Lorenzo Turchi-Floris, Summerfest Composer in Residence.  Music students from middle through high school are invited to not only attend the performance as guests of the Cultural Council, but to personally interact with the Orchestra members prior to the performance. Vero Beach High School’s Symphony Orchestra has been invited to perform the first  piece on the program with the Summerfest Chamber Orchestra. Tickets, $35, are available at the Cultural Council Office, 2041 14th Avenue and on its website,


Join Main Street Vero Beach for a Networking Breakfast on Thursday, July 20 from 8 to 9 am.  This is open to all!  Take this opportunity to introduce your business to the community!  The event will be held at The Spa Downtown, inside the Vero Beach Athletic Club, 2043 14th Avenue.  RSVP to

Broadway Weekend at Theatre Guild July 20-23

This Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 20-23, the Vero Beach Theatre Guild presents its Concert-style musical review, “Celebrating 60”.   Directed by Ben Earman and Mark Wygonik,  the show features songs from many of the Guild’s biggest hits – King and I, Hairspray, Evita, Guys and Dolls – along with future show candidates that include Follies, Jekyll & Hyde, Ragtime and Sister Act.  The Guild’s summer show showcases the vocal talents of Kelly Clemenzi, Ben Earman, Scott Freshley, Sara Gordon, Jillian Lopes, Derrick Paul, Dana Rogers, Larry Strauss and Valery Valentine as well as Jacob Craig on piano. Show times and dates are Thursday, July 20 at 7 pm; Friday, July 21 at 8 pm; Saturday, July 22 at 8 pm and Sunday, July 23 at 2 pm.   Tickets for this week’s summer show are $25; Students $12. Call the box office at 562-8300 or visit





The Flametree Clay Art Gallery, 2041 14th Avenue, and the artists invite you to a special open house gathering  on Friday,  July 21 from 6 to 8 pm.  Learn about the Iraq/Afghanistan Memorial Project for Veterans Memorial Island Sanctuary. Sculptor Ross Power will speak at 7:00 pm. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served. 


Howl at the Moon Experience-Vegas Nights: Shows at 7:30 and 9:30 pm with musicians Ken Gustafson and Neal Kern.  Come Hungry! Enjoy fire-grilled sandwiches and cold cocktails!

Live in the Loop: Free Outdoor Concerts beginning at 6 pm with  The Jacks Band (Variety Rock) on Friday and Bobby Owen Band (Variety Rock) on Saturday. 

Peter and The Starcatcher:  July 21 @ 1:30pm & 7:30pm, July 22 @ 1:30 pm & 5:30 pm.  Tickets are $10.  Visit


McKee Botanical Garden continues “Lighten Up” Healthy Cooking Demonstration Series with Demystifying Grains and Glutens on Saturday, July 22 from 11 am to 12:30 pm. The cost is $45 Members/$50 Non-members.  For details, visit

Ocean Strings Kindermusic is planning a Playdate:  You Are My Sunshine for Newborns to 4 years old on Saturday, July 22 from  at 10:00am to 10:45am at Rio Coco Cafe, 3300 N 43rd Avenue Unit #103 in Vero Beach.  Experience a mixed age Kindermusik class with movement, music and ASL to boost your child’s physical, cognitive, social and emotional development! The cost is $20 per family. Enroll online at 



The Space Coast Symphony Orchestra will perform “Fantasies” on Sunday, July 23 at 3 pm at Community Church of Vero Beach.  The concert opens up with Dukas’ The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, an energetic and dazzling work made popular in the Walt Disney film Fantasia.     From this magical mood, we move to Richard Wagner’s Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral from Lohengrin, a deeply moving work.   The concert culminates with Berlioz’s epic Symphonie fantastique, a thrilling work inspired by a fever-dream of unrequited romantic love. With its surging, volcanic melodies and brilliant orchestral colors, Berlioz’s masterpiece revolutionized music and is still one of the most exhilarating pieces ever written.    For tickets, visit or call the box office at (855) 252-7276, Ext. 1.

The Fort Pierce Jazz & Blues Society presents Waterside Blues featuring David Scott at 5:30 pm and FDO Big Swingin’ Band at 7:00 pm  on Sunday, July 23.  Free at the  Downtown Fort Pierce Waterfront, 101 Melody Lane.

This week’s free Summertime Movie at the Sunrise Theatre in Fort Pierce is Diamonds Are Forever,  on July 23, starring Sean Connery, Jill St. John and Charles Gray.  Pick up free tickets at the Box Office.




The Mental Health Association in Indian River County kicks off its Restaurant Roundup Campaign with dinner at Chipotle Mexican Grill, 5855 20th Street in Vero Beach.  On Tuesday, July 25 they will be hosting a special fundraiser to support the MHA. That evening, 50% of the MHA customer proceeds will be donated to the MHA between 5 and 9 pm. Visit the MHA website,,  to print a flyer, download to your smart phone or just tell the cashier you are there to support the MHA. Reference to the MHA must be mentioned to receive credit.  Grab your friends, family or colleagues and support the Mental Health Association with a night out and a delicious burrito, salad or bowl. Either way, you don’t have to cook!

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