Cultural Calendar

Events Calendar Courtesy of the Cultural Council of Indian River County


Howl at the Moon – Mardi Gras Nights with musicians John Kenney & Ken Gustafason with shows at 7:30 and 9:30 pm on February 23 & 24.

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, through February 24.

Visit for show tickets.


The travel film “Oregon’s Crater Lake National Park” will be shown by the Friends of the North Indian River County Library on Thursday, February 22nd, from 2-3 p.m. at the Library.  Visit America’s deepest lake and cleanest body of water in the world.  The Lake is more than 5 miles in diameter and is surrounded by 2,000-foot steep rock walls.  Free.

Join Organist Andrew Galuska, Director of Music and Fine Arts at Community Church of Vero Beach and nationally recognized poets in the preparation for Easter season with organ literature and the spoken word through poetry on Thursday, February 22 from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm.

 The Laura Riding Jackson Foundation is holding an Open Mic and Poetry Reading on Thursday, February 22 from 7 to 9 pm at Walking Tree Brewery, 3209 Dodger Road in Vero Beach.  Readers and listeners are welcome.


The Sebastian River Area Chamber of Commerce presents Sharkbait performing classic rock at Riverview Park on Friday, February 23 from 5:30 to 8 pm.  Admission is free and food and drink will be available for purchase.

Main Street Vero Beach presents Downtown Friday on February 23 at 14th Avenue and 21 Street from 6 to 9 pm. Enjoy music by Ladies of Soul, food, drinks, kids’ activities, and support the local charity of the month. In addition, a Family Friendly Bike ride is scheduled each Downtown Friday evening with the Vero Beach Cycling Club.  Visit for more information.

Arts & Culture in St. Lucie County

The Sunrise Theatre in Fort Pierce presents The Hit Men – Legendary Performers with Frankie Valli, Carole King, Cat Stevens & More! on Friday, February 23 at 8 pm.  For tickets $49/$45, visit


Two classically trained musicians from Trieste, Italy will present a free concert on the piano and recorder at 7:00 pm on Saturday, February 24 at First Presbyterian Church of Vero Beach.  Sponsored by the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra, this concert will feature recorder virtuoso Stefano Casaccia and a repertoire highlighting some of opera and operetta’s most beloved works.  For Music Becomes Elixir, Casaccia will be joined by Italian pianist, Roberta Bortolin, in a program that showcases their years of international experience. The dynamic Saturday evening performance will feature works by Offenbach, Bard, Lehar, Rossini, Verdi, and more. For more information, call toll free to 855-252-7276 or visit

The Indian River Mall is hosting a free, family-friendly event where hundreds of families and nearly 50 organizations (preschools, elementary schools, health, government, and nonprofits) come together for a day of fun and learning! Children can get registered for Kindergarten with the School District of Indian River County, VPK Certificates of Eligibility with the Early Learning Coalition, summer programs, and much more!


The  Vero Beach Art Club’s Art in the Park, a Fine Art & Crafts Show will be held at Humiston Park on Sunday, February 25 from 10 am to 4 pm. Members set up display tents to offer original art to visitors and residents.

Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Vero Beach Chamber Orchestra, the first concert will include “Fantaisie for Flute and Orchestra” by Georges Hue with soloist, Judi Lampert, on Sunday, February 25 at 2:00 pm at the Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Center.  Admission is free; donations are encouraged.  Visit

The Indian River Symphonic Association presents Staatskapelle Weimar Orchestra of Germany, at 7:30 pm on Sunday, February 25 at Community Church of Vero Beach.  The works include Wagner’s most exciting Overture to The Flying Dutchman, and Strauss’ exquisite tone poem, Don Juan. The concert will also feature the beautiful voice of celebrated British soprano Catherine Foster. Noted for her interpretations of the music of both Wagner and Strauss, Ms. Foster will be performing the five poems that Wagner set to music known as the very popular Wesendonck Lieder.  For tickets ($80), visit


The Environmental Learning Center’s 25th annual charity golf tournament, Golfin for the Lagoon, at Bent Pine Golf Club will be held Monday, February 26, starting at 11 am.  The $350 entry fee includes a round of play, luncheon with a silent auction, 19th hole cocktails and the awards reception. Young Professionals (under age 40) get the same events for just $100.   $50 per person will allow non-golfers to attend the buffet lunch and silent auction.  For tickets and registration, go to


  The Vero Beach Museum of Art presents “Eccentric Glamour: The Art of Fashion” on Wednesday, February 28 at 4 pm followed by a Cocktail Reception and Trunk Show featuring Llobycats at 5 pm.  For tickets, visit

 Image: VBMA Fashion

The Laura Riding Jackson Foundation is offering a Lunch Writers Workshop every week on Tuesday from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm beginning February 27 and ending April 24.  Bring a packed lunch and your poetry and prose to share at this weekly Writers Workshop at the Laura (Riding) Jackson Writing Center, 1914 14th Avenue in Vero Beach.

MusicWorks, Inc. presents Broken Arrow-A Tribute to Neil Young at The Emerson Center, on Thursday, March 1 at 7:00 pm.  Broken Arrow performs the music of Neil Young, featuring both the rockin’ electric Crazy Horse tunes along with the more acoustic, pedal steel driven country rock hits. The band delivers these classic songs faithfully while taking them out on some jamming excursions and tastefully tweaking some of the arrangements.  Revisit the great tunes like ”Cinnamon Girl,” “Heart of Gold,” “Only Love Can Break Your Heart,” and “Southern Man.” For tickets visit or call the Cultural Council at 772-770-4857.

Image: Broken Arrow

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