Cultural Council

Events Calendar Courtesy of the Cultural Council of Indian River County


 Lombardi – through February 18.  

Comedy Zone – Mardi Gras Nights with comedians Sid Davis and Nick Cantone with shows at 7:30 and 9:30 pm on February 16 & 17.

Live in the Loop Outside Concerts:  Beginning at 6:30 pm with Rowdy Roosters (Dixieland Jazz Band) on Friday and Category 5 & The Storm Horns (party band) on Saturday. 

Riverside Theatre for Kids: Leo, A Ghost Story, February 16 – 24.

Visit for show tickets.  


MusicWorks, Inc. presents Poco in concert at the Emerson Center on Thursday, February 15 at 7 pm.  Poco is a Southern California country rock band originally formed following the demise of Buffalo Springfield in 1968. Poco was part of the first wave of the West Coast rock genre.  For tickets, visit or call the Cultural Council at 772-770-4857.

The Vero Beach Museum of Art presents Don Soledad in the Museum’s Sculpture Park on Thursday, February 15 from 5 to 7 pm.  Cost is $10 for members, $12 general admission.


The Vero Beach Chamber of Commerce is hosting “Cocktails & Commerce”  on Thursday, February 15 from 5:30 to 7:00 pm at JJ’s Sports Bar & Grill at the Vero Beach Inn & Suites, 8797 20th Street.  A “Lite Bite Menu” is offered for $10 and includes two draft beers or well drinks or other beverage.

The Senior Resource Association’s Silver Tones Choir will perform songs by “Frank & Dean” on Thursday, February 15 at First Presbyterian Church at 7 pm.  Free.

The Atlantic Classical Orchestra will perform Masterworks II: Songs & Dances on Thursday, February 15 at The Waxlax Center for the Performing Arts at Saint Edwards School.  Attend a pre-concert lecture at 6:40 pm with the concert beginning at 7:30 pm.    For tickets, call the ACO office at 772.460.0850 or visit


The J.M. Stringer Gallery presents “The Joy of Life: Both Intimate and Grand” – an exhibition featuring the recent paintings of artists Edward Noott (at right) and Claudia Seymour.  Meet the artists during a wine and hors d’oeuvres opening reception on Thursday, February 15 from 4 – 8 pm and Friday & Saturday, February 16 & 17, from 11 am to 6 pm. There will be an artist’s demonstration on Saturday at 1 pm.


The Vero Beach Theatre Guild is hosting a mega 4 day, 5 show event that includes 2 hilarious comedies, a political satire, and two dramas contrasting opposing views on humanity.  The production schedule is: Thursday, February 15 at 7 pm Murderers; Friday, February 16 at 7 pm The People’s Republic of Edward Snowden; Saturday, February 17 at 2 pm A Night To Remember; Saturday, February 17 at 7 pm Judgment At Nuremberg and Sunday, February 18 at 2 pm Jerry Finnegan’s Sister.  Admission to each performance is $12.50 or see all 5 Shows for $50.  Visit


Ballet Vero Beach returns to the Vero Beach Museum of Art for an evening of original works choreographed by their dancers and features three world premiere works by Camilo A. Rodriguez, Matthew Carter, and Chloé Watson.  Dance from the Dancers will be on Friday, February 16 at 7 pm.  For tickets ($35), visit

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Vero Beach, 1590 27th Avenue, offers a feature film, A Bond Unbroken,  on Friday afternoon, February 16, at 2 pm in the church sanctuary. This honors the Tuskeegee Airmen of World War II to celebrate Black History Month.  Free. 







A special reception will be held at Flametree Clay Gallery on Friday, February 16 from 6 to 8 pm for “Wood Fired” a clay art reception featuring  the clay works by Rae Marie Crisal.

Arts & Culture in St. Lucie County

Seriously Mixed Media, 207 Orange Avenue in Fort Pierce is holding a reception for artists Ginny Piech Street and Pat Cochran on Friday, February 16 from 5 to 8 pm.

The A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery celebrates the Highwaymen, in a special exhibition, opening lecture and reception.  On Friday, February 16, the opening reception for “Blazing the Trail: Vintage Paintings by the Original Highwaymen” starts at 6 pm with “The Early Years,” a lecture by Doretha Hair Truesdell, widow of the original and founding Highwayman, Alfred Hair. The reception and exhibition viewing follows from 7 to 8 pm. Museum members are free, non-members $20. 


Vero Beach High School presents “Annie-The Musical” at the Performing Arts Center on Friday, Saturday & Sunday, February 16, 17 & 18.  Call the Box Office at 772.564.5537 for tickets ($12/$15).


Hosted by Sunrise Rotary Vero Beach, the 7th Annual Florida Craft Brew and Wingfest will take place on Saturday, February 17 from 11:30 am to 4 pm at Royal Palm Pointe in Vero Beach.  There will be a wide variety of craft beers from distributors as well as local microbreweries and homebrewers.  Purchase a tasting bracelet online for $35 ($40 at the entrance) from Visitors may also attend for free and purchase beers from the draft trucks.   Enjoy chicken wings by wing cookers vying for “Best Wings in Vero Beach“ title. Four Bands will entertain.


The We Care Foundation of Indian River’s fundraiser, We Care Mardi Gras Celebration on Saturday, February 17 at Oak Harbor  Club from 6:00 to 11:00 pm. Highlights of the event include a culinary tour of New Orleans, a silent auction, music and entertainment, dancing, casino games, prizes and more!  For tickets ($200) visit

The Sebastian River Art Club presents its yearly Judged “Art By The River” Fine Art Show and sale at Riverview Park in Sebastian, Saturday February 17th from 10 am to 4 pm (Rain date-February 18) .  On view and for sale are paintings, jewelry, wood, glass and other mediums, and the members’ finest works will be on view as they compete for ribbons. Visit

The Indian River Genealogical Society presents The 35th Annual Valentine Seminar on Saturday, February 17 from 9 am to 4 pm at the First Presbyterian Church.  Rick and Pamela Sayre will give a two-hour presentation on Google Earth for Genealogists. Land Office Records will also be discussed along with a presentation on Rogues and Rascals. Pre-registration is required at


The Treasure Coast Jazz Society presents Allan Vache Quintet with vocalist Ashley Locheed on Saturday, February 17 at 12:30 p.m. at the Vero Beach Heritage Center.   A buffet will be available. For tickets &reservations for the buffet call 772-234-4600.




The Night Sounds Concert Series at Sebastian Inlet State Park will showcase recording artist SIRSY on Saturday, February 17 from 7 to 9 pm.  SIRSY is an Indie Pop Rock duo.  The concert is free with regular park entry fees.

The American Association of University Women will hold the Book/Author Luncheon on Saturday, February 17 at the Vero Beach Country Club from 11:00 am to 2:30 pm.  Featured is Charles Todd, pen name for mother and son writing team, Charles and Caroline Todd.   For tickets ($65) and to choose an entree, visit


The  Treasure Coast Rock & Gem Society presents it’s 42nd Annual Gem, Jewelry and Bead Show at the Vero Beach Community Center on Saturday (10 to 5) & Sunday (10 to 4) February 17 & 18.  $5 for adults; children Free.

Ocean Drive Gallery, 3349 Ocean Drive, Suite 8 (Second Floor) in Vero Beach is holding new opening receptions on Saturday & Sunday, February 17  & 18 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm.  All are welcome.


On Sunday, February 18 at 4 pm, Community Church of Vero Beach presents “Ravel on the Rachs” duo piano and organ concert to feature Andrew Galuska and Rochelle Sallee playing  original and premier arrangements of works by Maurice Ravel and Sergie Rachmaninoff. Free will offering accepted, suggested donation $10.

Vero Beach Opera presents The Story of American Opera Legend – Tenor Richard Tucker on Sunday, February 18, at 3 pm. at the Majestic 11 Theater in Vero Beach. The event will be narrated by Tucker’s official biographer, James A. Drake, PhD, and Tucker’s son, David N. Tucker, MD, with many rare video clips of Richard Tucker’s performances. For tickets ($20) visit or at the Theater Box Office.


Riverside Theatre’s Distinguished Lecturer Series:   On Monday, February 19th Senator Phil Gramm, Former Head of the Senate Banking Committee, will talk about igniting a full blown economic recovery and sustaining that recovery. Lecture times are 4 pm. and 6 pm. Tickets are $100 for the Stark Mainstage and $85 for the Waxlax simulcast, if available. Visit


SOLD OUT!  MusicWorks, Inc. presents The Association in concert at the Emerson Center on Thursday, February 22 at 7 pm. In 1967 The Association made history being the first band anywhere to open a rock festival. One of the most successful bands to come out of the 60’s with hits like “Cherish”, “Windy” and “Along Comes Mary”. 

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