Cultural Calendar May 20-26


Performances & Events

Riverside Theatre presents: The Comedy Zone on May 21 & 22, Headliner James Yon Florida native is one of America’s hottest up and coming comedians. Born half black, half Asian growing up in the south, his comedy styling has evolved into a mixture of hilarious stand-up, musical impressions, and some of the most outrageous dance moves you’ve ever seen. Opening act Myke Herlihy is the most “loveable jerk” you’ll ever meet! After spending thirteen years behind bars…(servings drinks, not time) Myke now takes his bartenders wit to the stage.

Riverside Theatre presents: Life in the Loop on May 21,  St. John’s Wood is a band of five gifted musicians, whose reputation for being able to transport people back to the happiest time and place of their lives, the 60’s, has made them “the most talked about band along the east coast of Florida.”

Riverside Theatre presents: Life in the Loop on May 22,  British Invasion Band covering all your oldie UK bands from the Beatles, Dave Clark Five, Hollies, Animals, Zombies, Yardbirds, Kinks, Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Jethro Tull & Many More!

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Vero Beach Theatre Guild 63rd season offers Moonlight and Magnolias. A Hollywood laugh riot by Ron Hutchinson.  Performance runs through May 23.  For ticket information visit:

Side by Side

Space Coast Symphony Orchestra presents Fan Favorites: Part Three May 23, 3 pm, Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Center, 1707 16th Street in Vero Beach.  Fan Favorites is chock full of popular works by Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky, Prokofiev, Verdi, Richard Strauss, and more.

Dr. Jacob Craig, piano

Director of Music and Arts at First Presbyterian Church of Vero Beach, Dr. Jacob Craig will join the orchestra to perform three of the most beloved works for piano and orchestra, including Clair de Lune by Debussy, Rondo Alla Turca by Mozart, and “Variation 18” from Rachmaninoff’s single-movement concertante, Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini.

The advanced level students of the Space Coast Symphony Youth Orchestra will join the adult musicians on stage for the second half of the program, with featured performances by the grand champion winners of the orchestra’s last two youth concerto competitions. 

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Rhett Palmer’s Yellow Fish

Gallery 14 presents Finger Paint Palmer: Digital Art by Rhett Palmer. On View through May 28. Gallery 14 welcomes local celebrity and magazine publisher Rhett Palmer with his very unique and special exhibit of digital paintings. The exhibit which will feature many bright and colorful images of sun and fun, while showcasing a side of Rhett that many perhaps do not know exists. Gallery hours: Tuesday through Friday 10am – 5pm & Saturday 10am – 4pm.

“Spring Back” at The Galleries at First Presbyterian Church

Beautiful swimmer

Featuring the works of newly featured local artists Joyce Simonton-Clamp and Michele Loftus-Trzcinski. Welcomes back more beautiful works by Donna Ware. The Galleries are located throughout the campus of First Presbyterian Church, 520 Royal Palm Boulevard, Vero Beach.  Open for viewing from 12 – 3 pm,  Monday through Thursday, and on Sunday mornings between church services. Admission is free and open to the community. The church requires all visitors to wear masks and practice social distancing while on campus.

Gwen McNenney’s Cheerful Yellow 2 –

Art in Public Places Program sponsored by the Cultural Council of Indian River County at Indian River County Administration Complex

CCIRC Member Exhibit. On View through May 26.

Art in Public Places Program sponsored by the Cultural Council of Indian River County at Intergenerational Recreation Center presents  “ The Promise Of Spring”.  On View through June 29.


Laura (Riding) Jackson Foundation offers “Write in the Middle” Creative Writing Summer Camp. Students entering 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th grades are eligible. This is a fun camp that explores writing through all sorts of artistic media.

COVB Summer Camps & Gymnastics  Registration

Looking for an activity for your child? The City of Vero Beach Recreation has the perfect program. 

ELC Summer Camps Hands-On, Feet Wet Adventures! Are your kids ready for some outdoor fun this summer? Take a pontoon trip to a spoil island for a splash, canoe through the mangroves on the Indian River Lagoon, become a marine biologist seining in the water, and more! To register:

Call to Artists

Visit Indian River County and the Cultural Council of IRC are working together to showcase local artists and their work. In April, Visit Indian River County launched an Artist Spotlight Series of blog posts with the theme, Indian River County: Through The Artist’s Eye.

Each month the blog page will spotlight one artist with a bio, a brief Q&A and images of their work that are inspired by living on the Treasure Coast. This will be promoted across the social media platforms of both Visit IRC and the Cultural Council, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and LinkedIn.

The deadline for submissions has been extended. Please email with up to five (5) examples of locally inspired artwork and your contact information. Please call 772-770-4857 with any questions. Visit IRC Artist Spotlight:

The Community Church of Vero Beach is pleased to offer a Music Scholarship for the fall of 2021. The scholarship is named for Marion C. Link and was founded by her family in 1997. The scholarship is available to residents of Indian River County who will be pursuing a music major or minor in college. An application and audition will be required. The deadline for consideration June 1, 2021  For more information contact Rachel E. Carter, Admin. Coord. for Music and Worship: or call 772-469-2320.

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