Cultural Calendar June 24-30


Performances & Events

Riverside Theatre ~ Comedy Zone June 25 & 26

Headliner Mike Rivera is a versatile performer who brings high energy with a brazen sense of humor for one knockout show in and out of the classroom. Opening act* has changed to Vien Phommachanh. Yes, he is a real-life doctor.

Riverside Theatre ~ Live in the Loop

June 25

Doo Wop City an Oldies Rock n’ Roll Party Band playing all the fun hits from the ’50s and ’60s.

June 26

Joe Reid and Heartland are a traditional country group that can mix it up with some Southern and Classic rock.

Downtown Friday June 25, 6 – 9 pm

Street festival along Historic 14th Avenue in Downtown Vero Beach. Live music, 80-100 vendors, food trucks, and drinks. This is a free & fun event for the whole family.

‘Let Freedom Ring’ Honors America   Free patriotic concert by Space Coast Symphony Orchestra June 26, 2 PM The Emerson Center, 1590 27th Avenue in Vero Beach, 32960. Tickets are required for the free concert and can be reserved online.

Let Freedom Ring will showcase American heritage as conductor and artistic director Aaron T. Collins directs the wind orchestra with Victory at Sea by Richard Rodgers, “God Bless the USA” by Lee Greenwood, “American Salute” by Gould and plentiful marches from The March King, John Philip Sousa.

Among the many rousing patriotic numbers will be a salute to those who served in the United States Armed Forces; veterans will be asked to stand when their service song is played. Special guest, Aaron Odom, tenor, will join the orchestra to sing on several selections. Let Freedom Ring will also pay tribute to the late Marion Scott, a Central Florida musical icon and conductor, with a performance of his favorite work, Wagner’s “Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral.”

The full program will also feature the World Premiere of Vero Beach composer-R. Michael Daugherty’s Semper Fi, a work dedicated to the United States Marine Corps. Audience members are invited to wear red, white and blue in a show of patriotic solidarity.

Burgers & Brews 2021 – An American Heritage Celebration June 26, 1 – 8 pm

Come out on June 26 to kick off your 4th of July weekend and party with a purpose. Best Burger in Indian River County Contest and Burger Slider Tasting held from 1pm to 4 pm in beautiful Downtown Vero Beach along 21st Street.

  • VIP Lounge
  • The best seats in the house at the VIP Lounge include air-conditioned seating and private restrooms, beer, cocktails and refreshments, soda, water and snacks.
  • Live, Local Music
  • Enjoy live music throughout the entire event! There will be four local, talented bands during this year’s Burgers & Brews!
  • Kid’s Zone
  • Giant board games that are fun for the whole family!
  • Free Street Festival: 1pm – 8 pm

All proceeds from the Best Burger Contest and Slider Luncheon, VIP Lounge, event t-shirts and sale of beverages at the Burgers & Brews Festival including beer, soda, and water support United Against Poverty of Indian River County programs that inspire and empower those living in poverty to lift themselves and their families to economic self-sufficiency.

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

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.

The Gates by Christo

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The A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery is shifting to its summer schedule of public hours. Starting June 19 the Museum will be open to the public Saturdays 10 AM – 4 PM, and Sundays Noon – 4 PM through August 8; closed July 4 for Independence Day. The Museum is located at 500 North Indian River Drive in Historic Downtown Fort Pierce.

A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery, Fort Pierce FL

“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.

Wait for Me by Barbara Glover

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.

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.  

Reception: July 2,  as part of the First Friday Gallery Strolls.

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Vero Beach Art Club presents Big Bold & Beautiful

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

Gwen McNenney’s Cheerful Yellow 2 –

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

Judy Burgarella’s Detail of Monet’s Weeping Willow

On View through September 29.

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


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.

Laura (Riding) Jackson Conversation Series — Part III

Laura Riding and Dialectical Thinking June 30 at 12 pm.  This discussion will be held over Zoom .  LRJ scholar Dr. Simon Tilbury will discuss whether dialectical thinking exists in the poems of Laura Riding by examining ‘The Contraband’, ‘Death as Death’, and ‘Nothing So Far’.  Dr. Tilbury brings us the third installment of our Conversation Series, a series of free interactive discussions led by Laura (Riding) Jackson scholars over Zoom.  To register:

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:

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 7-11, June 14-18, June 21-25, July 26-30 To register visit:

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