Cultural Calendar April 13-20


Performances & Events

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

Let It Go

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.

The Community Church of Vero BeachAnnounces Good Friday Requiem

 On April 15, 7 pm, 1901 23rd Street, Vero Beach

An encore performance of Dan Forrest’s “Requiem For the Living”

Well regarded as composer Dan Forrest’s greatest choral work, this piece features five movements, full choir, chamber orchestra, our Lively-Fulcher organ, and soprano soloist Rachel Carter Murphy. Director of Music and Fine Arts Andrew R. Galuska will conduct. 

Riverside Theatre presents The Comedy Zone on April 15 & 16, 7 & 9 pm shows.

With over 30 years on stage, headliner Ron Feingold mixes his love of a cappella music and comedy to create an uproarious fusion unique to stand up. Feature act John Charles will have audiences wail with laughter through a smooth blend of self-deprecating introspection and high-octane revelations. Joshua Armenteros will be your emcee!

Riverside Theatre presents Live in the Loop on April 15, 5:30 pm, The Stones Clones prides themselves on pouring out classic Rolling Stones hits on stage and love interacting with audiences!! Don’t miss the show!

April 16, 5:30 pm, The Lionheart Band is all about creating a lively party atmosphere playing upbeat variety Rock, Dance, Reggae and Calypso music keeping the ‘Beach in the Reach’. Surf’s up… Party Down with Lionheart!

Art Walk at the 900 Building on April 15, 5 – 8 pm Enjoy art from multiple galleries. All the art galleries are in the same building so you can easily go from one gallery to another. LoPresti Art Gallery along with two or more galleries are hosting the event. Off of US 1 between 8th and 12th street. (turn down 10th Street to get to 7th Ave). LoPresti Art Gallery, 927 7th Ave, Vero Beach 

Treasure Coast Jazz Society offers Memories of Louis Armstrong On April 16, 12:30 pm at Vero Beach Yacht Club

John Skillman will lead and play clarinet. Other stars in the band will include Charlie Bertini on Trumpet, Chris (Crash) Clifton on trombone, Randy Morris on Piano Mike Evans, Banjo/vocals ,Charlie Silva on Bass and Stan Mulder on Drums.

Christ By The Sea United Methodist Church presents its Easter Cantata on April 16, 4:30 & 7 pm. A full musical production with a mixed choir, a 38-piece orchestra, liturgical dancers, dramatic scenes, and uplifting narration! Christ By The Sea United Methodist Church, 3755 Hwy A1A, Vero Beach 

The Center for Spiritual Care Abstract painter Britt Bair will show her color-infused paintings 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.

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.

Indian River Light by Susan Miller

ELC offers Nature-Inspired Artists Series

Solo exhibition of Susan Miiller: Sand and Shadows.  On view through May 2022 in the Tidal Gallery Showcase.

Art Club Annex Gallery Art Exhibit “Members’ Show”

On View through May 30. Gallery hours: Tuesday – Friday 11 – 3 pm

Art Club Annex and Gallery, 1903 14th Avenue, Vero Beach

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

Tango by Allison Gillen

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.

On the Path by Valerie Cecire

Art in Public Places Program sponsored by the Cultural Council of Indian River County at the Indian River County Administrative Buildings A & B

I Love Indian River County ~ Hometown Love Letter

On View through July 6

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