Cultural Calendar April 20-27


Performances & Events

Celebrate spring with the sounds of the VBHS Band!

Spring Band Concert on April 21, 7 pm

1707 16th Street, Vero Beach

Riverside Theatre presents The Comedy Zone on April 22 & 23,  7 & 9 pm shows

Headliner Chad Zumock captivates audiences with his high-energy humor, brutal honesty about his life, and quick slacker wit. Feature actTrish Keating’s style of comedy is one part social satire, two parts personal pain, and most parts attitude!PMAC will be your emcee!

Riverside Theatre presents Live in the Loop on April 22, 5:30 pm

St. John’s Wood is a band of five gifted musicians, whose reputation for being able to transport people back to the happiest time and place of their lives, the 60’s, has made them “the most talked about band along the east coast of Florida.” Don’t miss this American experience of the British Invasion, and your pathway to get back to where you once belonged.

April 23, 5:30 pm, Dave and the Wave is a premiere entertainment group from the Treasure Coast. From Classic Rock to Motown to R&B to Smooth Jazz, the Wave does it all! You’ll hear hits from: Van Morrison, Stephen Stills, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, Otis Redding, and many other of your favorite artists.


ELC’s Annual Gala & Thomas R. Schidel Education & Event Pavilion Unveiling

April 23rd, 2022 | 7 – 10 pm

A One -of-a Kind Immersive Experience

Presented by ELC in Partnership with FW Production

The Gifford Youth Orchestra Diamonds & Crystals Gala April 23, 5:30 pm, The Heritage Center in Vero Beach

Tickets for the 19th Annual Diamonds and Crystals Gala benefiting the Gifford Youth Orchestra are available for purchased online.  The Diamonds and Crystals Gala event marks its in-person return, having been held virtually last year. It will offer guests an exceptional evening of music, friendship, while supporting several programs, such as violin, cello, piano, and vocal lessons for the Gifford Youth Orchestra. Highlights of the Diamonds and Crystals Gala will include performances of original and well-known music from youth and adult GYO students of violin, piano and vocal. Selections feature an original song, “Peace of Gifford,” which is the organization’s anthem, written by Jeryl Thompson. Other musical delights are planned to inspire and celebrate the transformative power of music. The evening’s activities also include a sit-down dinner and silent auction.

SPRING ART SHOW  ~ The Galleries at First Pres

Salvador Lorenzo Plate

Gallery Reception April 24, 2 – 4 pm

Featuring the works of local artists Richard Gillmor, Salvador Lorenzo González, and Theresa Prokop. On View through June 1. The galleries are located throughout the campus of First Presbyterian Church at 520 Royal Palm Boulevard in Vero Beach.

Joana Gonzalez, pianist

Vero Beach Chamber Orchestra presents Piano Soloist: Joana Gonzalez

April 24, 2 pm at VBHS – Performing Arts Center

Travel Coast to Coast with your Space Coast Symphony Orchestra in a gripping program that celebrates the beauty, power, and mystery of nature on April 24, 3 pm at Waxlax Center for the Performing Arts, 1895 St Edwards Dr, Vero Beach.  Aaron leads your orchestra in Kenneth Fuchs exciting work, Atlantic Riband, inspired by the SS United States‘ record-breaking maiden voyage.  Atlantic Riband evokes the struggle and ultimate victory of ocean-crossing immigrants to America in an orchestral showpiece of power and splendor.  The rousing program also features two world premieres, from composers R. Michael Daugherty and Christopher Marshall. Sopranos Mary Anne Kruger and Amy Cofield return to the stage together to present Marhsall’s evocative, Canco Del Mar.  A Florida Story, “A Celebration of Vero Beach,” tells the love story of W.E Sexton and his bride Elsebeth in a narrative describing Florida one hundred years in the past and life in a small frontier town. The work will be narrated by Indian River Poet Laureate, Sean Sexton. The concert is rounded out with three of the most popular and rousing works in American repertoire, Grofe’s “On the Trail” from The Grand Canyon Suite, Aaron Copland’s stirring An Outdoor Overture, and George Gershwin’s romp, Cuban Overture.

A Little Night Music: A presentation by the Vero Beach Choral Society

April 24, 4 pm in the sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church at 520 Royal Palm Boulevard in Vero Beach.  The Choral Society will premiere this concert in their new home, along with their newly appointed Musical Director, Dr. Jacob Craig.

Dr. Craig is the Director of Music and Arts at First Presbyterian Church of Vero Beach.  The Vero Beach Choral Society has been making beautiful choral music and thrilling audiences since its formation in 1984. It is an auditioned, community-based, and intergenerational ensemble that performs choral art music from the Renaissance through the 21st century. From concerts in Europe to the prestigious Carnegie Hall, the VBCS has continued to grow and outperform itself, as it remains committed to making a difference through its music. The Choral Society tagline encapsulates the reason for its very existence: enriching the community with music, education and inspiration.

Vero Beach Theater Guild presents THE CHICAGO GYPSIES By V Glasgow Koste

A heart-warming tale about the migratory life of a show business kid during the Great Depression. Winner of the AATE Distinguished Play Award and the Charlotte B. Chorpenning Playwright Award! Carolina Lee, nick-named Charley, is the youngest actress in the company that suddenly finds itself stranded, where she becomes a drop-in at the local school and recess is more like a Roman coliseum. Connecting rich, fully realized characters from three generations, audiences warm to Charley’s temperamental actress-mother; her loving, song-and-dance-man of a father; and Charley’s illegitimate adopted grandmothers. While set in the Depression, these Chicago gypsies stubbornly see their way through the worst of times to the best of times in a regenerative reunion that makes these odd yet ordinary people shine with the miracle of loving, quiet survival. Sundays, April 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, June 5, 12, 19 & 26

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

Reed Dixon’s Hummmm

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 in the Tidal Gallery Showcase.

Art Club Gallery & Marketplace Exhibit “Members’ Show”

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

Art Club Gallery & Marketplace, 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.

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

On the Path by Valerie Cecire

I Love Indian River County ~ Hometown Love Letter On View through July 6

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