Cultural Calendar March 23-29


Performances & Events

Vero Beach Opera’s Rising Stars Opera Festival

Rising Stars Opera Festival Vocal Competition: Semi-Finals: March 23, 2 pm Finals: March 24, 2 pm Rising Stars Concert: March 25, 7 pm VBHS – Performing Arts Center, 1701 16th Street, Vero Beach 

Live! from Vero Beach presents Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone On March 24,7 pm at The Emerson Center, Vero Beach. 

Peter Noone of Herman’s Hermits

Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone entertained Vero Beach before the Pandemic, and the producers of  LIVE! From Vero Beach selected them to return post Pandemic to pick up everyone’s spirits with a show unmatched by any other performers anywhere close to Vero Beach.  Peter Noone, at the age of fifteen, achieved international fame as the lead singer of the legendary sixties pop band Herman’s Hermits. His classic hits included: “I’m Into Something Good” “Mrs. Brown, you’ve Got A Lovely Daughter”, “I’m Henry VIII, I Am”, “Silhouettes”, “Can’t You Hear My Heartbeat”, “Just A Little Bit Better”, “Wonderful World”, “There’s A Kind of Hush”, “A Must To Avoid”, “Listen People”, “The End of the World” and “Dandy”. Ultimately, Herman’s Hermits sold over sixty million recordings. In all, fourteen singles and seven albums went gold.  Noone has a great voice, is funny, energetic, a great story teller and an all-around great entertainer. There’s no doubt that they were twice named Cashbox’s “Entertainer of the Year”….he is in fact, a performer extraordinaire..

Theater and Drink by Melissa and Horatio

Gallery 14 presents Stoked: Cool Vibes by Melissa Mastrangelo and Horacio Lertor. On view through March 25

Melissa and Horacio, fan favorites at Gallery 14, will be returning once again with their funky, colorful, Florida themed work.Gallery 14, 1911 14th Ave, Vero Beach.

Downtown Friday on March 25, 6 – 9 pm

Live music, vendor booths, food trucks along 14th Avenue in Historic Downtown Vero Beach.  Free to the public! Historic Downtown, 14th Avenue, Vero Beach 

Treasure Coast Jazz Society presents Larry Brown Quintet

March 26, 12:30 pm. Pianist Larry Brown leads one of the most accomplished straight-ahead jazz groups in the Mid-Atlantic area.

Location: Vero Beach Yacht Club

Hibiscus Fine Arts Festival and Pageant on March 26 & 27 Saturday 10 – 6 pm & Sunday 10 – 4 pm

The Hibiscus Festival is a yearly celebration presented by Main Street Vero Beach to increase awareness of the historic downtown sector, raise funds for projects to work on the preservation and growth of the area.

The Hibiscus Festival Fine Art and Fine Craft Show features local and regional artists. Art categories include Oil and Acrylic Painting, Jewelry, Watercolor, Sculpture, Photography, Fiber, Mixed Media, Ceramics, Wood and Glass Art.

Art in the Park on  March 27, 10 – 4 pm

Fine Art & Crafts Show put on by the Vero Beach Art Club members. The art exhibited usually includes: Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor and Pastel paintings along with Collage Wall Art, Photography and Digital Art, Sculpture/Glass Works/Wood/ Ceramics, Jewelry and Selected Crafts. 

Chamber Music Concert on March 27, 3 pm.  Christ By The Sea United Methodist Church 3755 Hwy A1A, Vero Beach. Violinists Henry Hutchinson and Matt Stott, violist Viera Borisova, cellist Ana Ruth Bermúdez, classical guitarist Miguel Bonachea, and pianist Marcos Flores once again will captivate our audience with beautiful and uplifting chamber music from genius composers. From Boccherini’s Guitar Quintet to the Schumann piano concerto, prepare for a musical feast.

Gainesville Brass Quintet Concert on March 27, 3 pm, First Presbyterian Church, 520 Royal Palm Boulevard, Vero Beach  Excellence since 1985, the Gainesville Brass Quintet performs the best in light classics, pop, swing, musicals, and for the purist, serious quintet literature from the Baroque through the modern eras.

The Gainesville Brass Quintet: Charles Propper, Miranda Sims, Cliff Newton, Robin Sisk, and Joseph Jamerson.

St John’s Brass Ensemble Concert on March 27, 4 pm.  St John of the Cross Catholic Church, 7550 26th Street, Vero Beach.  The St John’s Brass Ensemble present a wonderful concert of music for brass choir. Quickly becoming recognized as one of the outstanding brass ensembles in the region.

Space Coast Symphony Orchestra presents Yale Whiffenpoofs, Orchestra hosts tuxedoed concert of a capella song and signature wit, on  March 27, 7 pm at The Emerson Center, 1590 27th Avenue, Vero Beach.  Yale Whiffenpoofs concert at the Emerson Center, will feature a broad repertoire of exclusively original arrangements– jazz standards, ballads, show tunes, pop and rock music, and humorous numbers.   The Yale Whiffenpoofs have appeared on numerous television shows, including Glee and NBC’s, The Sing-Off.  Their most famous alumnus may be Cole Porter, who sang in the 1913 line-up.  The “Whiffs” often performs Porter songs in tribute.  Their shows always close with the signature “Whiffenpoof Song,” written in 1909 and recorded by a bevy of recording artists beginning with Rudy Vallee in 1937 and including Bing Crosby, Elvis Presley, Count Basie, Perry Como, the Statler Brothers, and countless others. 

Yale Whiffenpoofs 2021-22
Ben and Lisa rehearsing Buyer and Cellar

Buyer & Cellar at the Vero Beach Theatre Guild

Performances run Sundays through March 27, 7:30 pm

The Studio Theater at the Vero Beach Theatre Guild makes its debut this New Year! Opening an all-new contemporary style space is the one-man tour de force comedy, Buyer & Cellar.

Girl With a Curl by Tribus

Janet Kipp Tribus Shows New Work at The Center for Spiritual Care

The joy-filled paintings of Janet Kipp Tribus will be on view through March 28 at the Center for Spiritual Care in Vero Beach. Her exhibition, entitled “Black, White and Red All Over,” will be open by appointment daily between 10 and 4. 

Viewings can be arranged by calling 772-567-1233.  Located at 1550 24th St., at the corner of 16th Avenue and 24th Street

Reed Dixon’s Hummmm

Gallery 14 presents Southern Light: Watercolors by Reed Dixon

March 29 – April 29, Gallery Reception: April 1, 5-8 pm

Reed Dixon is debuting at Gallery 14 with his lively colorful watercolors. The show will be focused on Reed’s endearing birds, but there will be other subjects represented as well.

Yvonne Steere’s Celtic Knot

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

Spoken In Thread  ~ Yvonne Steere and Sheila McAvoy

On view extended through March 30.  Artists and sisters, Sheila McAvoy and Yvonne Steere present evocative images created from fiber materials and needlecraft.

LIVE! From Vero Beach presents Classic Albums Performing Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon March 31, 7 pm, The Emerson Center, Vero Beach

Dark Side of the Moon has sold 15 million copies in the U.S. since its release in 1973 and more than 45 million copies worldwide. A true colossus of classic rock, the album spent 937 weeks on the Billboard 200. Dark Side of the Moonwas a career-defining artistic achievement for Pink Floyd’s transition from an experimental, jam-oriented progressive band to a top-echelon rock art characterized by its rich songwriting and Roger Waters’ mordant worldview. Hear Classic Albums Live perform the legendary songs of Dark Side of the Moon including Time, Breathe, Money, Us and Them, and many others note-for-note, cut-for-cut.

5th Anniversary Art Show The Galleries at First Pres

Cracker House

On view through March 31. The show will feature the works of local artists Cy Rochon, Pat Traver & Anne Whitney. The galleries are located throughout the campus of First Presbyterian Church at 520 Royal Palm Boulevard in Vero Beach.

See How They Run at the Vero Beach Theatre Guild Held over through April 3rd.  So swift is the action, so involved the situations, so rib-tickling the plot in this London and Broadway hit that at its finish audiences are left as exhausted from laughter as though they had run a foot race. Galloping in and out of the four doors of an English vicarage are an American actor and actress (he is now stationed with the Air Force in England), a cockney maid who has seen too many American movies, an old maid who “touches alcohol for the first time in her life,” four men in clergyman suits presenting the problem of which is which (for disguised as one is an escaped prisoner), and a sedate Bishop aghast at all these goings-on and the trumped up stories they tell him.

Art in Public Places Program sponsored by the Cultural Council of Indian River County at the Indian River County Administrative Complex, Building A & B, First & Second Floors. Water, Water, Everywhere ~  Member Exhibit.  On view through April 6.

Lenten Organ and Poetry Series Thursdays: Through April 7, 11 am – Noon Andrew R. Galuska and nationally recognized poets collaborate in a concert setting to present a Lenten Organ and Poetry Series. The Community Church of Vero Beach Sanctuary, 1826 32nd Ave, Vero Beach

Vero Beach Art Club Annex presents Florida Wild On view through April 8 Tuesday – Friday, 11 am – 3 pm, Located at 1903 14th Avenue, Vero Beach.

Indian River Park by Dawn Mill

Artists Guild Gallery is a fine-art gallery featuring original art by local artist-owners. Diverse styles and mediums are represented, and the art is changed, and rotated on a monthly basis. Classes are offered in oil, watercolor, acrylics, pastels, and drawing.  Located: 1974 14th Avenue, Vero Beach

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

Barbara Krupp Fine Art Artist Studio/ Gallery

 4315 US Highway 1, Vero Beach

Wednesday & Thursday 10 – 4 pm, By appointment 440-574-4662

Herrerasaurus by JPR Images

McKee Botanical Garden presents Dinosaurs Around the World: The Great Outdoors, through May 1.  In this specially constructed outdoor version of the popular Dinosaurs Around the World exhibition, visitors will be whisked back in time on a dinosaur adventure and a tour of an Earth that’s very different from the one we inhabit today.  Travel back to the time before the continents as we know them existed, when arid deserts covered Brazil and polar darkness was the norm in Australia! With advanced animatronics, a multi-layered narrative, cutting-edge research, in an outdoor environment surrounded by nature, you’ll experience the Age of Reptiles brought back to life!  Open daily to the public Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm and Sunday, 12 pm – 5 pm. The last admission ticket is sold at 4 pm and the Children’s Garden closes at 4:30 pm. Tickets are available to purchase at McKee Botanical Garden and

Another Day in Paradise ~ Art at The Emerson Gallery.

Artists display their vision of paradise. On view through May 3. Located at  590 27th Ave., Vero Beach. Gallery hours: Monday – Friday, 10 am – 3 pm.


Art in Public Places Program sponsored by the Cultural Council of Indian River County On Exhibit Indian River County Intergenerational Recreation Center.  Mix it Up   ~ An Exhibit of Mixed Media, Member Exhibit. On View through May 4

The A.E. Backus Museum and Gallery presents Tuned to the Spirit: Photographs from the Sacred Steel Community On view through May 8

The Museum is honored to be debuting the traveling exhibition that will highlight more than twenty years of “Sacred Steel” photography, which has a notable Fort Pierce connection.

Robert L. Stone (b. 1944)..

In the late 1930s, two related African American Holiness-Pentecostal churches began incorporating a novel, modern instrument into worship services – the electric steel guitar. The expressive and energetic music rendered on the instrument soon became essential to the spirited worship services. Today, with more than fifty congregations throughout the state, Florida is a stronghold for the House of God and Church of the Living God, where musicians have passed down the unique musical tradition known as “sacred steel” for generations. Two of these churches (House of God No. 1 and House of God No. 2) are located in the City of Fort Pierce.

In three decades of work, photographer and folklorist Robert L. Stone has documented this music and church culture through images (photography, video) and audio recording. Tuned to the Spirit presents a selection of more than thirty soulful images, augmented by music performances accessed in the exhibition through QR Codes on visitors’ mobile devices. Stone’s 2003 documentary film “Sacred Steel: The Steel Guitar Tradition of the House of God Churches” will also be available to see historic footage of these important musicians.

Vero Beach Museum of Art presents Vero Collects: Hidden Treasures Revealed

The Museum’s third curated collection exhibition, representing more than 50 local collectors and over 100 artworks. On view through May 15.  The exhibition is filled with treasures from local collections that are enjoyed in private residences, and now revealed in the public setting of an art museum. The show offers a rare glimpse into artworks seen for the first time at the VBMA, where we can discover major artworks collected in Vero Beach homes. It is a public view into the private world of collecting.  A catalogue accompanies the exhibition and is available for purchase in the Museum Store.

Les Amoureux au Trois Bouquets by Marc Chagall

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