Cultural Calendar April 6-13


Performances & Events

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 SeriesThe Community Church of Vero Beach Sanctuary, 1826 32nd Ave, Vero Beach

LIVE! From Vero Beach presents One Night in Memphis The #1 Tribute to Presley, Perkins, Lewis & Cash on April 7, 7 pm at The Emerson Center. PERFORMANCE SOLD OUT

Limited Seating is Available for this performance. The show is an amazing 90 minutes of pure rockabilly, country, gospel and rock and roll music in a very authentic and energetic presentation featuring nationally known talent. The show recreates that magical night of December 4, 1956 when Presley, Perkins, Lewis and Cash found themselves jamming at Sam Phillip’s Sun Studios in Memphis, TN. Little did they know that their jam session was being recorded and preserved for all time, representing all the performers in their prime singing the very best music of that time. “One Night in Memphis®” created and directed by John Mueller is the number one booked tribute to this legendary time in music. It is performed live starring former cast members of the Broadway smash, “Million Dollar Quartet.”Be a witness to and experience rock and roll royalty with the music and talent that has stood the test of time. True American music guaranteed to get you rocking and rolling. There’ll be a whole lotta shakin’ going on! 

One Night in Memphis group.
Cristoph Confessore

Indian River Symphonic Association presents Brevard Symphony Orchestra April 8, 7:30 pm with Chris Confessore, Conductor & Joyce Yang, Pianist Hector Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture Frederic Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11 Ottorino Respighi: The Fountains of Rome Ottorino Respighi: The Pines of Rome Community Church of Vero Beach, 1901 23rd Street, 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.

Riverside Theatre presents The Comedy Zone on April 8 & 9, 7 & 9 pm shows

Headliner James Yon mixes a hilarious combination of stand-up, musical impressions, and some of the most outrageous dance moves you’ve ever seen. Feature act Miguel Colon Jrrealized early on that all though people may have some unique cultural differences everyone enjoys a good laugh. Jim Hapring will be your emcee!

Riverside Theatre presents Live in the Loop on April 8, 5:30 pm

Ryz-N-Soulz is a group of energetic performers playing top of the chart covers from Classic Rock, Blues, Alternative & Old to New Country.

On April 9, 5:30 pm, Bittersweet a “dream team” acoustic group featuring beautiful harmonies accompanied by piano and guitar, with an eclectic and sometimes surprising song list that spans genres and eras.

Ballet Vero Beach in Studio to Stage at The VBHS Performing Arts Center

Ballet Vero Beach’s 2021-2022 Season concludes with a program that promises to illicit some of our favorite responses: contented sighs and hearty guffaws! Take a journey with the company from hilarious toiling in the studio to the thrilling heights of technical accomplishment. The supremely classical and ambitious Bournonville Divertissement returns to showcase Danish style at its best, and Peter Anastos brings his comedic skewering of ballet schools everywhere to the Ballet Vero Beach stage in the iconic Ecole de Ballet. Live Performances: April 8, 7:30 pm & April 9, 2 pm & 7:30 pm. Online Archival Film Access April 15-May 1, 2022

Benefit Concert at The Emerson Center – Political Refugee Pianist and German Violinist on April 9, 7 pm.

Sergey Belyavsky

Sergey Belyavsky is a political refugee from Putin’s Russia living in the United States and is an award-winning pianist from Moscow, Russia. He has been a soloist with the Moscow State and Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestras. He has also performed throughout the world in major concert halls such as Carnegie Hall, and Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow.

Christoph Seybold, born in Germany, is an internationally acclaimed solo violinist who performs regularly in major concert halls in Europe, America and Asia. Recent performances have taken him to the Schauspielhaus Berlin, Herkulessaal Munich, Leiszhalle Hamburg, Liederhalle Stuttgart, Frankfurt, and Opera City Tokyo, among many others.

Gifford Youth Orchestra 2019

This benefit concert is to raise money for The Gifford Youth Orchestra (GYO). The GYO mission is to provide education, experience, and training in various cultural and performing arts, including music, drama, dance, and the vocal arts for the youth of Gifford, Florida (and neighboring Indian River County communities,) with a core focus on mastering stringed instruments.

Art in the Park on April 10, 10 am – 4 pm

Art in the Park is a 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. 

Humiston Park, 3000 Ocean Drive, Vero Beach

Reisling by Britt Bair

Abstract painter Britt Bair will show her color-infused paintings 

The Center for Spiritual Care On view through April 29 1550 24th St in Vero Beach

Southern Lights by Reed Dixon

Gallery 14 presents Southern Light: Watercolors by Reed Dixon

On View through April 29. 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.

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.

House of God, Pompano Beach by Robert Stone

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.

Robert L. Stone (b. 1944)..

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

Les Amoureux au Trois Bouquets by Marc Chagall

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.

ELC offers Nature-Inspired Artists Series Solo exhibition of Susan Miiller: Sand and Shadows.  On view through May 2022 in the Tidal Gallery Showcase.

Sunburst by Patricia Padoll

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

Seagulls South Beach by Marc San Souci

Art in Public Places Program sponsored by the Cultural Council of Indian River County at the Indian River County Courthouse presents a Solo Exhibit by Mark San Souci  – An Artist’s Wanderings

On View through June 29.

Peek Ahead:

LIVE! From Vero Beach presents Touch & Go –  The Ultimate Cars Tribute Band  on April 14,7 pm at The Emerson Center, Vero Beach.

The Cars broke up in 1988, but their music’s popularity and influence never faded as audiences will witness first hand at the “Touch & Go’s” tribute to them and their music! It is said that “music is the language of the soul”, and nothing could be more true for this band. Composed of a group of top notch, inspirational musicians and skillful performers, the artists behind Touch & Go have earned their reputation as a talented and unique Tribute to look out for.

Touch & Go; Cars Tribute Band

Comment - Please use your first and last name. Comments of up to 350 words are welcome.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s