ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
LIVE From Vero Beach returns with 15 performances for its 7th season of “music concerts close to home.” Presenting sponsors are Cindy O’Dare and Fenia Hiaasen.
Rusty Young and Stacey Kasselman of MusicWorks, Inc, along with Bev and Marty Paris of Paris Productions, have teamed together once more as the LIVE! From Vero Beach co-producers to launch a fun-filled musical line-up that will kick-off during the holiday season this year and continue right into April 2020.
The concerts, a total of fifteen this year (thirteen in the LIVE! series and two special performances) are geared to classic folk and rock groups that performed from the 60’s on. This year’s variety of talent includes well-known celebrated performers, the ever-requested tribute bands and Canada’s favorite, Classic Albums Live, which will perform three popular famous albums “word for word…cut for cut.”
“LIVE! From Vero Beach has now become a household name after experiencing six successful seasons of live music” explains MusicWorks Concert Promoter Rusty Young. “While we thank our patrons following each performance, we are thrilled to see many smiling faces thanking us right back for bringing live music of this high caliber to our home town. A concert series like LIVE! has never been done here prior to us putting it on the Vero Beach cultural arts map. We are all thrilled to be offering this slate of wide-ranging musical talent again this year.”
Opening Act Sponsors are Joe and Denise Corr and Catherine Sullivan. Other Sponsors include The Audiohouse, CenterState, Harmony Reserve, MID-Florida Bank, New Vision Eye Center, Ocean Grill and A.C. Starkey. In-kind sponsors include ABC Printing as the Printing Sponsor and Majestic Theatre as the Screen Sponsor. Non-profit partners include Cultural Council of IRC, Emerson Center, Grand Harbor Community Outreach, Indian River Land Trust, The Mental Health Association in IRC, Quail Valley Charities and VNA & Hospice Foundation. Each concert begins at 7 p.m. at The Emerson Center and also the one to be held at the Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Center. The performances include:
Friday, Dec. 27, 2019-Classics Album Live-The Beatles-Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (The Emerson Center)
Classic Albums Live (CAL) will be honoring the Sgt. Pepper album with a “note for note – cut for cut” performance featuring many of the world’s best musicians playing the most recognized Beatles songs. A perfect family concert during the holiday season.
Saturday, Jan 11, 2020-The Carpenters Remembered (The Emerson Center)
We’ve Only Just Begun: Carpenters Remembered is the definitive concert show celebrating the music of one of the most successful recording acts of all time. Accomplished vocalist Michelle Berting Brett takes center stage accompanied by her 7-piece band of Nashville musicians.
Thursday, January 16, 2020-Max Weinberg’s Jukebox (The Emerson Center)
A truly interactive experience, “Max Weinberg (longtime drummer for Springsteen’s E Street Band) and his four-piece band ..it’s ‘party time…get your song request ready!’
Wednesday, January 22, 2020– Ticket to the Moon…A Trip Through the Music of Electric Light Orchestra-(Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Center)
The ten-piece orchestra emulates The Electric Light Orchestra (ELO). Audiences can expect an explosion of phenomenal sounds with this caliber of multi- instrumentalists and vocalists performing all your favorites. Vero Beach will be one of the first on the Treasure Coast to all-out love this outstanding concert.
Wednesday, January 29, 2020-Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone in a Special Event (The Emerson Center)
At the age of fifteen, Peter Noone achieved international fame as lead singer of the legendary Sixties pop band Herman’s Hermits. Ultimately, Herman’s Hermits sold over sixty million recordings.
Thursday, February 6, 2020 -Joan Osborne (The Emerson Center)
Joan Elizabeth Osborne is an American singer, songwriter, and interpreter of music, having recorded and performed in various popular American musical genres including pop, soul, R&B, blues, and country. Joan is sure to delight the audience with some Bob Dylan tunes from her recent tour.
Saturday, February 15, 2020-Judy Collins in a Special Event (The Emerson Center)
In a return visit to Vero Beach, Judy Collins is an award-winning singer-songwriter esteemed for her imaginative interpretations of traditional and contemporary folk standards and her own poetically poignant original compositions of songs and stories on guitar and piano that will stir your emotions.
Thursday, February 20, 2020-The Rocket Man Show-A Tribute to Elton John (The Emerson Center)
Simply put – this is Rocket Man in a return visit to Vero Beach! Rus Anderson recreates the magic and live persona of a young Elton like no other…. wearing gorgeous, colorful and spectacular costumes (many originally worn by Elton). Remember when rock was young? You will after this show!
Thursday, February 27, 2020-Classic Albums Live-Creedence Clearwater Revival Chronicle Volume 1 (The Emerson Center)
Classic Albums Live (CAL) outdoes themselves with Creedence Clearwater Revival’s Chronicle, Vol 1 which contains every one of CCR’s original 20 greatest hits. Rarely has a greatest hits collection been so well-assembled.
Thursday, March 5, 2020 -Live and Let Die-The Music of Paul McCartney (The Emerson Center)
Singer and recording artist Tony Kishman is the creator and band leader of “Live And Let Die”; a full multimedia experience celebrating the music of Paul McCartney and featuring four multi-talented musicians. He has been performing his award winning show around the globe for more than a decade.
Thursday, March 12, 2020– The Kingston Trio (The Emerson Center)
The Kingston Trio recently celebrated 60 years of entertaining audiences with the Keep the Music Playing Tour. They tell wonderful stories and perform such timeless classics as “Where Have All The Flowers Gone?”, “Tom Dooley” and “MTA.”
Thursday, March 19, 2020-Broken Arrow- A Neil Young Tribute (The Emerson Center)
Broken Arrow-A Tribute to Neil Young returns to Vero Beach by popular request. Broken Arrow features both the rockin’ electric Crazy Horse tunes and the more acoustic, pedal steel driven country rock material.The band is comprised of an expert group of musicians hand-picked to bring the reality of Neil Young to each performance, which is one clearly not to miss.
Thursday, March 26, 2020- Space Oddity-The Ultimate David Bowie Concert Experience featuring David Brighton (The Emerson Center)
Space Oddity: The Ultimate David Bowie Experience starring David Brighton is a live, multi-media spectacle that takes you on a musical journey through the constantly metamorphosing career of Rock and Roll’s most celebrated innovator. Brighton is credited as being the world’s best David Bowie impersonator, with one of the most entertaining acts ever to hit the stage in a truly remarkable event.
Thursday, April 2, 2020– Classic Albums Live-Fleetwood Mac’s Greatest Hits (The Emerson Center)
Classic Albums Live (CAL) flawlessly performs Fleetwood Mac’s Greatest Hits.This is a 1988 compilation album covering the period of the band’s greatest commercial success, from the mid-1970s to the late 1980s. The album has proven to be a major success since the time of its release.
Thursday, April 9, 2020– Peter Asher (The Emerson Center)
Music legend Peter Asher is a British guitarist, singer, manager and record producer. He came to prominence in the 1960s as a member of the pop music vocal duo Peter and Gordon (who amassed nine Top 20 records during their career including A World Without Love) before going on to a successful career as a manager and record producer.
Tickets are on sale now for all concerts. A special ticket discount of 15% off is offered for the purchase of 20 or more tickets (to one or more concerts) in one purchase. The purchase of all three Classic Albums Live Concerts purchased at one time will save you 15% off the total purchase. These discounts will be automatic at time of purchase with no code necessary. For Best Seats…Buy Tickets Now! Visit the website for available seating locations and ticket prices: www.MusicWorksconcerts.com or call (800) 595-4849.
The Emerson Center is conveniently located on the campus of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Vero Beach, on the SE corner of 16th Street and 27th Avenue and the Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Center, 1707 16th Street, both venues are in Vero Beach. Doors open at 6 p.m. with seating at 6:30 p.m. Come early and purchase drinks and snacks from the Emerson Center lobby bar. An elevator to the 2nd floor balcony is available as well as listening devices from the Emerson Center office. For more information call772-234-4412.