Cultural Calendar

Events Calendar Courtesy of the Cultural Council of Indian River County


The Cultural Council of Indian River County’s popular Arts & Cultural Guide to be distributed in September is now accepting events for inclusion in the 2018-19 Guide.  To list events, simply add them to the online calendar at  The deadline for submissions is July 1.  Advertising in the Guide is affordable and has wide exposure over a full year.   Visit or call 772-770-4857 for advertising information.

McKee Botanical Garden is proud to be a Blue Star Museum and one of more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to military personnel and their families this summer.  McKee Botanical Garden will offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel and their families through Labor Day, September 3. The program provides families an opportunity to enjoy the nation’s cultural heritage and to learn more about their community.


The Riverside Theatre season begins in October with a musical journey through the Leiber and Stoller songbook with Smokey Joe’s Café followed in January by Andrew Lloyd Webber’s first mega-hit, Evita.  The Last Romance, Joe DiPietro’s engaging comedy about finding love near the end of life’s rainbow takes the stage in February followed by two Broadway musical hits, the classic My Fair Lady and the energetically cheerful Legally Blonde. Two distinctive theatre pieces play the Waxlax Stage – the award-winning musical Next To Normal in January and Ghostwriter in March.  Beginning on June 4, individual tickets can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 772-231-6990 or online at  Individual tickets start at $35.



Comedy Zone Experience – with comedian “Mr. Showtime” David Scott and Steve Miller with shows at 7:30 and 9:30 pm Friday & Saturday, June 1 & 2.

Live in the Loop – Free outdoor concerts beginning at 6 pm with country bands, Dixie Highway (Rock & Roll) on Friday and Oddessey (Rock & Roll Jam Band)  on Saturday.

For tickets, visit

Intellectual Consciousness, Acrylic, Stone, minerals on canvas
“The Fisherman” by Judy Rixom

Mixed Media necklace by Deborah Morrell






The First Friday Gallery Stroll will be held from 5 to 8 pm in the Vero Beach Downtown Art District on June 1.  Raw Space announces its next exhibition, “Summer Collective II” showcasing sculptures, paintings, photographs and mixed media rendered by international and local artists.  Artist Guild Gallery presents “Birds of Paradise” original paintings by Gallery Partners on exhibit through June.   Gallery 14 is featuring Potpourri II through June 22. Featured will be new work and familiar favorites in oil, acrylic, watercolor, mixed media, collage, sculpture, ceramic, jewelry, and photography, by artist-owners.Polackwich. Main Street Vero Beach’s featured guest artist for June is painter, Stefan Duris.   Flametree Clay Art Gallery’s new show is Diversity in Clay as seen in the art of Flametree Clay Art Gallery’s Exhibiting Artists.


The Unity Spiritual Center, 950 43 Avenue in Vero Beach, is hosting Have Pianos, Will Duel on Saturday, June 2, at 6 pm. Some of the brightest music students from Indian River County High Schools will join Dr. Ray Adams and Jacob Craig for this dueling pianos concert. Doors will open at 5:15 pm.  It is free to the public, however, a $10 donation is suggested. Wine and refreshments will be available.   Seating is limited. Please RSVP by calling 772-538-1181.


Dance Space presents Dance Space Spectacular 2018 featuring their students performing Saturday, June 2 at 2 pm at the Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Center.  Tickets ($22.50) may be purchased online at or by calling the Box Office at 772-564-5537 Tuesdays & Thursdays from 9 am to 1 pm.Join  H.A.L.O. at the Indian River Mall for Artisans at the Mall on Saturday, June 2 from 11 am to 4 pm for this fast-growing arts & crafts event to support H.A.L.O. Animal Rescue and our local artisans.  Browse, shop and adopt! An array of unique handcrafted items will be displayed by a wide variety of vendors. Be sure to stop by the H.A.L.O. Adoption Center in the Mall (near Sears and Victoria’s Secret) to visit with all the beautiful and deserving kittens & cats waiting for their “furever” home! Let the kids get creative with the craft table set up between 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. Arrive early and check out all the interesting raffle items. It just takes one ticket to win a great raffle prize!


The Treasure Coast Chorale, has announced a “road trip” for the 60-voice singing group on Sunday, June 3 at 4 pm at First Baptist Church of Vero Beach.  All of the songs will take the audience from New York, through the midlands, to San Francisco. Visit the lands of John Denver (West Virginia, Colorado, Grandma’s House), Oklahoma (Oh, What A Beautiful Morning, Surrey with a Fringe) and travel on Route 66 (Chicago to California).  The finale will include  a rousing Sing-Along for those who just can’t resist joining in.  Also joining the Treasure Coast Chorale will be singing trio “The Dolls,” guitarist Dave Mundy, drummer Richie Mola, and pianist Judy Carter.  Doors will open for seating at 3 p.m. for the Matinee concert and the audience is encouraged to arrive early.  There is no admission charge but the audience will be asked for a suggested $10 a person donation to show their appreciation for this musical gift to the community.


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