Cultural Calendar June 17-24


Performances & Events

Riverside Theatre ~ Comedy Zone

June 18 & 19

Headliner John Carfi has performed his comedy headlining Comedy Clubs Theaters and Casinos throughout the United States, developing his own unique crazy style, captivating audiences, and keeping them laughing. Opening act Ozrick Cooley, a 15 year military veteran, bases his routines on his dysfunctional family, dating after divorce, and his life experiences. 

Riverside Theatre ~ Live in the Loop

June 18, The Jacks Band features Classic Hits that bring back your favorite rockin’ memories from; Springsteen, The Beatles, The Stones, Joe Cocker, Steely Dan, Boz Skaggs, Van Morrison, Eric Clapton, Billy Joel, Hall and Oates PLUS Blues from B.B.King, Buddy Guy, Stevie Ray, The Allman Brothers, and Johnny Winter PLUS 60’s rock from THe Kinks, The Animals, The BeeGees, The Isley Brothers, Free, Grand Funk Railroad, Santana, Jimi Hendrix, Buddy Miles, The Temptations, Sam Cooke, Otis Redding, Norman Greenbaum and much more.

June 19, Midnight Dawn is a 4 piece, female-fronted, high-energy rock band! They bring music from the female artists who have rocked us through the decades, including: Grace Slick, Cher, Blondie, Pat Benatar, The Pretenders, Joan Jett, Melissa Etheridge, Stevie Nicks, Gwen Stefani, Cranberries, Amy Winehouse, Linda Ronstadt, Shania Twain, Pink and more!

McKee Botanical Garden presents

16th Annual Waterlily Celebration on June 19, 8:30 am – 2:00 pm

McKee’s ponds and waterways are adorned with one of the state’s largest collections of waterlilies which features hundreds of fragrant and colorful tropical and hardy waterlilies. The Garden’s waterlily collection includes over 80 varieties with over 300 potted and 100 free-range plants including night-blooming and day-blooming varieties.

This event also features hands-on repotting demonstrations, plant sales including bromeliads, orchids, succulents, aquatic plants and garden accents.

The Garden will open early at 8:30 am to afford visitors an opportunity to witness some of the night-blooming varieties before they retreat.

Photo provided by Heavy Duty Graphics

This year honor Dad with the gift of nature.

June 20th – Father’s Day at McKee Botanical Garden

June 20, McKee Botanical Garden will offer free admission to all fathers (fathers, step-fathers, fathers-in-law, grandfathers and great grandfathers) with any paid admission to the Garden in celebration of Father’s Day.

The Wonderful World of Broadway ~ Space Coast Symphony starts 13th season

June 20, 3 PM at Community Church of Vero Beach 1901 23rd Street

Celebrate twice the excitement and enchantment with the music of Broadway and Walt Disney. Selections from the great musicals of Rodgers and Hammerstein, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Marvin Hamlisch include Grease, Chicago, Oklahoma, The Entertainer, and Jesus Christ Superstar. The music from Disney’s films has captivated children of all ages for decades. Also featured are beloved songs from some of the most famous Disney movie scores ever — Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Mulan, The Lion King, and The Hunchback of Notre Dame — this concert brings Walt Disney’s magical stories and timeless characters to life in amazing orchestral color.

A Tribute to Christo and Jeanne – Claude: The Tom Golden Collection

The Gates, Project for Central Park, New York, 1992.

On View through  September 5, VBMA Holmes and Titelman Galleries. The Vero Beach Museum of Art is pleased to announce the  first commemorative exhibition since Christo’s death of a unique traveling collection of artworks by renowned artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude.  As partners for more than 40 years, Christo and Jeanne-Claude have created lasting environmental installation art throughout the world. Their works include the wrapping of the Reichstag in Berlin and the Pont Neuf bridge in Paris, the 24-mile long curtain titled Running Fence in California, and most recently The Gates in New York City’s Central Park. Because their large-scale public projects are temporary, these preliminary artworks remain as evidence of these installations. This collection represents not only the special relationship between an artist and a collector, but also the collaborative effort between the artists and the many people involved in producing the works.  The collection includes original drawings, sculptures, collages and photographs capturing the versatility, longevity and international scope of the duo’s extensive career.

For more information:

“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.

Artists Guild Gallery is a fine-art gallery located in the historic district of downtown Vero Beach, at 1974 14th Avenue. Original art by local artist-owners: Sue Dinenno, Annette Gekle, Barbara Glover, Sherry Haaland, Judy Mercer, Dawn Mill, Patricia Padoll, Judy Rixom, Fran San Miguel, and Rita Ziegler are on exhibit, and for sale. Diverse styles and mediums are represented, and the art is changed, and rotated on a monthly basis. The gallery also features art by associate artists Johnson Hagood, and Mimmo Amelio, along with 3D art including sculpture, glass, pottery & ceramics, and jewelry.

Guiding Light by Annette Gekle

Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 11am – 3pm

1st Friday Art Stroll, 5pm-8pm & 1st Saturday 11am – 3pm

1974 14th Avenue, Vero Beach

Gallery 14 presents Summer Squared: An Invitational of Great Proportions

On View through September 10

A sizzling hot art event this summer! Gallery 14 will feature an exhibit of small work by artists near and far. All work in the show will measure 12″ X 12″ in total. The creative options are endless and the art will inspire you.  

Receptions: June 4 & July 2,  as part of the First Friday Gallery Strolls.

For more information visit:

Vero Beach Art Club presents Big Bold & Beautiful

Fine art exhibit and art marketplace.  Through August 6, Tuesdays – Friday, 11 am – 3 pm.

Flower Shop Door by Judy Burgarella

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.

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


On view through September 9.

Solo Exhibit – J. Thomas


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

On View through September 29.

Essence by Ella Chabot

Building A, First & Second Floors ~ Member Exhibit, Mixed Themes

Building B , Solo Exhibit by Steve Reid ~ Not Myself”

Original and interpretations of African and Indigenous ceremonial masks


Laura (Riding) Jackson Foundation offers Writing Workshop with Robert Macomber

June 23, 10 – 11:30am

Florida writer of the year for 2020, Robert Macomber will lead a workshop that helps people with writing projects. The workshop will be led over Zoom.

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.

Vero Beach Art Club Summer Camps

Camps by Age  4- 8, Artists 8 +, Teen Artists 11+. Runs weekly, June 7 – July 23. Register online:

Creative Art Camp “Polymer Clay Fun”

Medium: Sculpting with Polymer Clay Maximum number of students: 10

Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced Students 8+ years old, will love learning different techniques to create beads, jewelry, charms, and other creations using the very versatile polymer clay. The choice is yours. Different kinds of jewelry findings will be discussed as well.

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:

Pelican Island Audubon Society

Summer Camps Give your child a summer of outdoor adventure, exploration, and education at Pelican Island Audubon Society’s summer camp!

Activities include kayaking, wildlife & plant identification, outdoor adventures, hiking, science education, and more!

Offering four weeklong camp sessions for children ages 10-17:

June 14-18, June 21-25, July 26-30

To register visit:

Call to Artists

Hello! Artists,

Beachcombing in Bermuda, stargazing in the Seychelles, roaming the Spanish Steps, the Parthenon, the Everglades. Who doesn’t love vacation?! What do you like to do? Where have you been and where are you headed? Take us there through your art. Art in Public Places Program sponsored by the Cultural Council of Indian River County invites you to submit for exhibit.

Location: Intergenerational Recreation Center, 1590 9th Street SW, Vero Beach

Exhibit Title: Vacation Doings and Destinations

Theme: Near or far away places or favorites activities spent during that most coveted leisure time — Vacation!

Application Deadline: Friday, June 18, 2021

Notification of Selection Date: by Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Delivery Date and Time: Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Exhibit Start Date: June 30, 2021

Exhibit End Date:October 26, 2021

You are invited to submit up to seven (7) pieces of artwork for consideration. Please email your images to, including Title, Size, Medium and Price, by the deadline.

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