LIVE! from Vero Beach introduces 2024 Concert Series lineup

LIVE! from Vero Beach introduces 2024 Concert Series lineup

The producers of LIVE! From Vero Beach….Rusty and Stacey Young of MusicWorks, Inc, along with Marty and Bev Paris of Paris Productions are proud and excited to announce that they have 14 amazing classic folk and rock concerts being featured in their eleventh year!

What began with one concert in March of 2013 featuring singer and Grammy Award-Winning Judy Collins grew to nearly 100 performances in the years that have followed including celebrated names like The Kingston Trio, Joan Osborne, Tom Paxton, John Sebastian, Livingston Taylor, George Winston, Janis Ian, Peter Yarrow, The Association, Peter Noone & Herman’s Hermits, Gary Puckett & The Union Gap, David Crosby…. Plus… professional musicians covering some of the most popular bands and performers of the past including Elton John, Karen Carpenter, The Eagles, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Neil Young, Michael Buble, Chicago, Carly Simon, The Rolling Stones, Steely Dan and Electric Light Orchestra.

Last year they celebrated their 10th Anniversary with near sell-out or filled to capacity houses for all of their ten concerts presented.

“Call it a great slate of performers, a post pandemic rush, or we finally became a household name,” quips Rusty Young, Concert Promoter and one of the 4 producers of the series. “Whatever it was, it resulted in large community audiences happy and excited as they left the venue after each performance.  That’s what it’s all about for us…enjoying music with our friends and neighbors!”

That support propelled the LIVE! From Vero Beach team into adding more concerts on to their lineup for the 2024 series.

“It takes a ton of research, a visit to NYC to view many bands over a three day stint, and connections we have made with artists and their management teams over time,” Young adds. “As you know we have recently lost many artists in our demographics and performers have increased their fees to make up for lost time during the pandemic, but never-the-less, we are proud to present this diverse and very desirable list of performers.

All concerts will be held at 7 p.m. at The Emerson Center, 1590 27th Avenue in Vero Beach. Doors open at 6 p.m. and seating will begin at 6:30 p.m. Ticket prices range from $45-$120 depending where you sit and which show you are attending.  To purchase tickets now on sale, visit or call 1-800-595-4849.

The Exclusive Sponsor of the Direct from Sweden: The Music of ABBA Concert is the O’Dare Boga Dobson Group and ONE Sotheby’s International Realty. The Presenting Sponsor of the series is Joe & Denise Corr. Other sponsors include AMAC Alex MacWilliam Real Estate, Ocean Grill, Quail Valley, Linda & John Colontrelle, Ann & AC Starkey and ABC Printing. Non-profit partners include Grand Harbor Community Outreach, Quail Valley Charities, St. Francis Manor, The Source and The Emerson Center.

LIVE! From Vero Beach Announces the Following 2024 Shows: 

Thursday, JANUARY 11                DIRECT FROM SWEDEN:  THE MUSIC OF ABBA      $45-$95

Thursday, JANUARY 18                THE LETTERMEN                        $50-$105

Thursday, JANUARY 25                HERMAN’S HERMITS STARRING PETER NOONE   $55-$115

Thursday, FEBRUARY 1               TOP OF THE WORLD:A TRIBUTE TO THE CARPENTERSfeaturing Debbie Taylor   $45-$95         

Thursday, FEBRUARY 8               THE COWSILLS     $50-$100

Thursday, FEBRUARY 15             JEFFERSON STARSHIP   $55-$112 


Thursday, FEBRUARY 29             THE MUSIC OF JOHN DENVER   $45-$110

Thursday, MARCH 7                       THE ROCKET MAN SHOW-A Tribute to Elton John     $45-$100

Thursday, MARCH 14                     THE SIXTIES SHOW         $45-$90

Thursday, MARCH 21                     THE BEATLES VS. THE STONES   $45-$95

THURSDAY, MARCH 28              BEGINNINGS: The Ultimate Chicago Tribute Band              $45-$100         

THURSDAY, APRIL 4                   ONE NIGHT IN MEMPHIS - The #1 Tribute to Presley, Perkins, Lewis & Cash   $45-$100



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Sep. 28, 2023|

Summer Salon’s smash opening at Martin Artisan’s Guild

Summer Salon’s smash opening at Martin Artisan’s Guild

The Martin Artisans Guild hosted the opening of the sixth annual Summer Salon, as well as the beginning of their third year in the current location with a smashingly successful soiree on July 5. The exhibit features 24 of the Guild’s artists with 48 originals in the main gallery. A crowd of more than 125 people attended, enjoying the new artworks, appetizers, music and a cash bar.

There were four red dots by the end of the evening, meaning four sales by Guild artists. It was a super way to kick off another year at the Palm Room Art Gallery and Artisans Boutique at 3746 SE Ocean, Harbour Bay Plaza, Stuart.

To learn more, visit


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Aug. 3, 2023|

5th annual Unity in Our Community

5th Annual Unity in Our Community

The City of Fort Pierce Police Department proudly announces the 5th Annual Unity in Our Community on July 19, 2023, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. This free family-friendly event will take place at the Fort Pierce Recreation Center, located at 903 South 21st Street, and is open to everyone who wants to experience fun, fellowship, and true community spirit.

Participants will be treated to a fantastic day, including delicious free food, face painting, K-9 demonstrations, music, a talent spotlight, a photo booth, bounce houses, community fellowship, adult health screenings with local service providers, and much more. It’s truly an event you don’t want to miss

Our officers and civilian personnel are excited about taking part in this event because it enables us to strengthen our relationships with our citizens and showcase our commitment to our motto, “In Honor We Serve.” We look forward to meeting each of you and having a wonderful time together.

If you have questions about this event, please contact Angela Brathwaite at (772) 467-6846 or April Lee at (772) 467-6840.

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Jul. 14, 2023|

Soroptimist of Stuart’s annual awards celebration

Soroptimist of Stuart’s annual awards celebration

Ava Martucci, Jasmine Nunez and Sela Rosen, 2023 Youth Service Award winners

Soroptimist of Stuart’s Awards Night is always an exciting and inspiring evening. This year’s celebration took place on May 24 at the Dolphin Bar & Shrimp House in Jensen Beach. Five very special women will be furthering their educations and careers with the awards they received.

Funds for the awards are generated by various events Soroptimist holds throughout the year.

After Dr. Mary Ann Searle, SIS president, offered a welcome to attendees and member Glenna Parris delivered the invocation and led the reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance, the always exhilarating awards ceremony began.

Parameters for the Live Your Dream award recipient specify that she be a primary breadwinner with one or more dependents who will use the money to attend an undergraduate degree program or a vocational skills training program. Breanna Buchanan is the 2023 winner.  Buchanan came to the United States in 2018 for a better life but found herself in an abusive marriage. This led her to Safe Space where the door was opened for her to become employed and resume her education. She has been working for the ARC of the Treasure Coast for over a year and is going to school to become a behavioral analyst so that she can help and advocate for people with special needs.

The winner of the Women in Transition Award must be 40 or older with or without dependents, going to school to change her career path. Deanna Horne-Wade is 2023 awardee. Horne-Wade in 1999 started to study early childhood education in 1999.  She has been very involved with her church, her community and raising her children and now wants to complete her education to become a certified teacher and someday open a school for children with special needs. Despite facing hard times in her marriage and life, she feels that she is no longer being held back and can now pursue her dreams.

There were three winners of Youth Service Awards, which recognize women who make the community and world a better place through volunteer efforts such as fighting drugs, crime and violence, environmental causes, working to end discrimination and poverty or helping those with disabilities.

  • Jasmine Nunez is an outstanding student at Clark Advanced Learning Center and received the “Sunshine State Scholar” award. She had dual enrollment at IRSC. She has volunteered at United Way of MC, Big Brothers Big Sisters of MC and Molly’s House.
  • Ava Martucci as a student at South Fork High School, Ava started the Martin County Chapter of Becca’s Closet, works as Best Buddies for students with disabilities, Peer Forward with Boys & Girls Clubs of MC to help students with college preparation.
  • Sela Rosen – a senior at Martin County HS, Sela has dedicated much time to the local Girl Scouts club. In order to receive a Gold Award from the organization, she envisioned and organized a symposium on climate change. She was founder and president of the Green Club and co-founder of The American Red Cross Club.

All awards are given to women who have filled out on online application which is evaluated by members of Soroptimist of Stuart.

To learn more about Soroptimist International of Stuart, Live Your Dream Awards and other programs, visit

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Jun. 15, 2023|

Sunrise Theatre announces Centennial Speakeasy

Sunrise Theatre announces Centennial Speakeasy

Join the SunriseTheatre for the Centennial Celebration at the Sunrise Theatre’s Speakeasy on Saturday, July 29, 2023, from 7 p.m. - 11p.m.. The evening will feature delicious food and beverages in multiple locations throughout the theatre, entertainment, music and much more!

Imagine entering through the speakeasy door with a special password or knock and being transformed back to the early days of 1920’s, learn the Charleston on main stage, enjoy gambling at the Casino in the lobby and a bourbon bar at the historic second floor Friend’s Lounge.

Your tax deductible ticket will assist the Sunrise Theatre Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)3, with their mission to bring the experience of performing arts to children and to support theatre improvements which will enhance the theatre to fulfill its purpose within the community.

Thank you in advance for your support which will make a difference at the Sunrise Theatre, now and in the years to come. Please join in the 100 year celebration for a “roaring” good time! For tickets, visit


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May. 25, 2023|

PSL Business Women 31st Annual Fashion Show a roaring success

PSL Business Women 31st Annual Fashion Show a roaring success

Michelle Glass, at left, Michelle Backus, John Gallagher, and Donna DeMarchi.

The Port St. Lucie Business Women and their guests dressed the part for a Flapper-style 1920’s-themed Fashion Show held on April 22 at Harbour Ridge & Yacht & Country Club in Palm City. More than $24,400 was raised for their Community Action Grants which are awarded to local nonprofit agencies that benefit women and children, and provide scholarships for women who have chosen to continue their education at Indian River State College. Awards and scholarships will be presented later this year.

“The Fashion Show was a huge success,” says co-chair Kathy Post. “It was nice to see so many familiar faces. The guests were having a great time enjoying the wonderful food, the fun photo booth and the silent auction. Our range of fashions appealed to all; there was something for everyone. We truly appreciate all the support in helping to make our event a success and furthering our mission to help the women and children in St. Lucie County.”

Six high school boys outfitted in tuxedos by Cardita Formal Wear escorted guests who sported jeweled and fringed dresses accessorized with long strands of pearls and sparkling feathered headbands, to their seats, adding a touch of elegance to this glamourous event.

Luxury couture fashions by local designers Kallee Jackson (, hand-painted clothing and accessories by VIVRE Couture (, brightly colored clothing with a tropical flair from Port St. Lucie-based I’ll Have What She’s Wearing (, White House Black Market in Palm Beach Gardens (, Cato’s in St. Lucie West and Cardita Formal Wear in Jensen Beach (

The 110 silent auction items, including themed gift baskets, gift certificates and memberships generated high-stakes competitiveness. Top takers included four tickets to a Marlins game, including field passes for batting practice, a weekend stay in a 2-bedroom cottage at River Palm Cottages and Fish Camp in Jensen Beach, and a plethora of gift cards presented in a framed collage.

Every year G. Alan’s Fine Jewelry & Coin in Fort Pierce unveils a custom piece of jewelry designed according to the theme of the Fashion Show. This year’s necklace featured a starburst of diamonds with a total of one karat weight surrounding an 8mm freshwater pearl on an 18-inch 14-karat white gold chain. The necklace was valued at $2,200 and generated much enthusiasm. Bernadette Wilkinson was the ultimate winner, immediately donning her prize.

Former PSL Business Women member and past president Michelle MacNichol won the “Speakeasy” Liquor package. Rochelle Finch will always carry herself in style as the winner of the 3-piece Michael Kors purse set donated by Brenda Gallagher, owner of Federal Title Insurance Agency of Rockledge.

Donna Camtbello was ecstatic when her number was called as the winner of 50/50, a prize of $1,025!

The Port St. Lucie Business Women thank those who attended their affair and the following businesses for their support: Greg Childress, owner of G. Alan’s Fine Jewelry & Coin in Fort Pierce; Roaring 20s Sponsor Donna DeMarchi with The Eberst Law Firm; Great Gatsby Sponsors WPSL/WSTU/WJNX and WQCS; SpeakEasy Sponsors Children’s Services Council and iTHINK Financial; Jazz Sponsors Seacoast Bank, Post Insurance and Financial, Watercrest Senior Living – St. Lucie West, Truly Title, Aapex Electric Services, Dwyer Environmental Services, Florida Power & Light, Vineyard Institute of Plastic Surgery, and White Glove Moving, Storage & Delivery; and Flapper Sponsor Christina Lofthus/Mary Kay. Thanks also go to media sponsors WPSL/WSTU/WJNX and WQCS.

The Port St. Lucie Business Women also thank Fashion Show emcee Lynette Lockwood and DJ Tony Solomon of Fullhouse Entertainment for providing the music.

This major fundraiser helps support the organization's Community Action Grants, which go to local non-profit agencies that work with women and children and provides scholarships for women who have chosen to pursue their education at Indian River State College. To date, more than $200,000 in Community Action Grants has been awarded to local nonprofit agencies benefitting women and children, and $130,500 in scholarships have been given to women who have chosen to continue their education at Indian River State College.

The Port St. Lucie Business Women is a 42-year-old, non-profit professional organization dedicated to promoting the interests of businesswomen and serving our community effectively. The Port St. Lucie Business Women Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) organization for developing the potential of businesswomen through scholarships and for the awarding of community action grants. For more information, visit Follow their Facebook page for updates about events, programs and community involvement.


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May. 18, 2023|

Historic Preservation Month highlights 80th anniversary of Flagler Center

Historic Preservation Month highlights 80th anniversary of Flagler Center 

During WWII millions of American men and women from all over the country answered the call of duty, selflessly putting their lives on the line to keep America safe and free. To distract their minds from the news overseas, lift their morale, and nourish support on the home front, the United Service Organizations or USOs popped up across the country, including one at the Flagler Center in Historic Downtown Stuart.

On Friday, May 19, 2023, 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Stuart Main Street will be celebrating the 80th Anniversary of the Flagler Center and the patriotic tradition of the USO with a Stars & Stripes-themed dance and silent auction. Complete with a 16-piece big band, swing dancing, 40’s themed libations and hospitality, WWII displays of memorabilia, militaria, vehicles, and re-enactors portraying service men and women of the period, the evening promises to be a festive soiree celebrating not only the rich history of the Flagler Center but also the County’s important role on our nation's history and all those who served during WWII.

“The grace and origin of this beautiful building have been an inspiration to me and the Stuart Main Street Board of Directors, and we wanted to share that with the community in a way that was fun and fitting to its history, during Historic Preservation Month,” says Candace Callahan, Executive Director, Stuart Main Street.

“Not just a military function or the traditional fundraiser, we want to celebrate that unforgettable era of our shared history. This dance is to honor that time when our community and country worked together for a common goal, for the greater good,” says Joe Flanagan, President of Stuart Main Street. “We hope to bring back that wonderful sense of camaraderie and support on May 19, this time for Stuart Main Street and to recognize Historic Preservation Month.”

Guests are encouraged to get into the spirit of the theme, by dressing up in 40’s era fashion. Whether they raid their attic for grandmother’s favorite swing dress, or grandfather’s WWII uniform, or shop for the perfect pair of dance shoes in downtown Stuart the event will be awash in the period.

Tickets are $150.00 and include live entertainment by The Dreamers and the 16th Armored Division Reenactment group, generous and delicious hors d’oeuvres, a signature cocktail, a silent auction, and once-in-a-era photo opportunities. Sponsorship and underwriting opportunities are available. (Silent auction will be live and online one week prior to the event, and is open to everyone, no ticket is required to bid on any auction item.)

To purchase tickets, sponsor, or participate in our auction, visit or by calling 772-286-2848.

Photos provided by Stuart Main Street and Stuart Heritage from archives.

Stuart Main Street is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to building a vital downtown through community self-reliance and a focus on traditional assets: personal service, local ownership, unique architecture, and sense of community. Stuart Main Street aims to improve our downtown and commercial district through preservation-based economic development and community revitalization. Formed in 1987, the organization follows the Main Street Four-Point Approach® as established by the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s National Main Street Center and practiced in over 1,200 communities across the country.


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Apr. 20, 2023|

Be on hand to welcome veterans home

Be on hand to welcome veterans home

On Saturday, April 15th, Palm Beach International Airport will be the place to be as Southeast Florida Honor Flight returns from its first Honor Flight mission of the 2022 season. At 7:20 p.m., veterans will be returning from a full day of being honored and celebrated in Washington, D.C., courtesy of Southeast Florida Honor Flight. This first flight of 2023 includes two veterans who served in World War II, the Korean and Vietnam Wars, and you can help welcome them home.

As in the past, a crowd of individuals will gather at Palm Beach International Airport to welcome the veterans home from their epic journey and to honor them for their brave and selfless service to our country. Operation Homecoming, which features music, flags, loads of laughter, and a chance to share the memory of a lifetime with American heroes, is free and open to the public.

Every veteran on the flight has stories to share and memories – some they haven’t thought of in decades, and some they have never shared with anyone. During an Honor Flight mission, veterans on the trip are flown at no cost to Washington, DC, where they are served throughout the day by volunteer guardians who have been trained to ensure the safety and enjoyment of each hero veteran flying.

Even if you don’t know anyone on the flight, you will find friends and neighbors in the crowd, and you’ll have a chance to cheer the veterans through the final steps of the day most say they remember as second only to their weddings and births of their children. Well-wishers are encouraged to bring signs, flags, and smiles to share with the veterans and guardians as they return, and you are guaranteed to walk away from the event with a lump in your throat, a smile on your face, and gratitude and pride in your heart for these humble heroes you’ve helped welcome home. Remember, some of these veterans never had the welcome home they so deserve.

If you, your neighbors, your church or social group, or family and friends are interested in being part of something special, please mark your calendars now for Saturday, April 15th, at 7:20 p.m. at Palm Beach International Airport. Volunteers from the ground crew will direct you on where to go, but be ready for a heartwarming homecoming for some very special veterans and volunteers. To learn more about Southeast Florida Honor Flight and how you can become involved or to donate to the next flight, please visit today.


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Apr. 6, 2023|

A Musical Evening at Majestic Theater

A Musical Evening at Majestic Theater

Music Angels Education Fund presents “A Musical Evening at Majestic Theater” on Friday, March 31, 2023, at 7:00 pm. The evening will begin with a short film presented by Living our Mission entitled 10 Scientifically-Proven Benefits of Music Education for Children. A concert will take place following the film, featuring Kapprianah Anderson, a Music Angels vocal and keyboard scholarship recipient; and Canta Libre, a lively and energetic quintet of flute, harp, and strings, direct from New York City.  Refreshments will be served during intermission. The cost for the evening is a $50 donation with all funds benefitting the mission of Music Angels, to provide scholarships for music lessons to talented, committed children between the ages of 4 and 17 with financial need. Doors open at 6:30 pm with the program beginning promptly at 7:00 pm. Majestic Theater is located at 940 14th Lane, Vero Beach. To RSVP and purchase tickets, visit or call Music Angels’ Founder, Linda Sposato at 484-885-7492.


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Mar. 15, 2023|

Jazz Week returns with free concerts and more

Jazz Week returns March 19 - 24
with free concerts and more

All year long, the members of Fort Pierce Jazz and Blues Society provide great, live music at an affordable price and offer the community opportunities to enjoy live entertainment and a little bit of fun. Once a year, members like to pull out all the stops and give back by sharing a whole week of awesome music from players near and far. 2023 is no exception, so mark your calendars and plan to join the fun…all of it open to the public and much of it free.

Jazz Week 2023 will kick off on Sunday, March 19th with Waterside Blues. If you’re not familiar with it, Waterside Blues is a free, annual concert held on Melody Lane, right by the fountains and the beautiful Indian River. This year, the afternoon concert will cover something for everyone, starting at 1:15 p.m. with Fort Pierce Jazz and Blues Society’s own Jazz Ensemble, playing music from the All-American Songbook and providing loads of opportunities for dancing and merriment. At 3 p.m., fan-favorites the Reckless Shots will take the stage and rock your world with bluesy guitars and an energy you just won’t find elsewhere. Bring your lawn chairs, a blanket, or sit under the tents on chairs we’ll provide – however you choose to listen, you’ll enjoy every minute of this very special gift. Vendors will be on hand to offer adult beverages and food items to keep you well-fueled for the free afternoon of fun and music.

On Tuesday, we’ll share our gratitude once again as we gather at the Sunrise Black Box Theatre in historic downtown Fort Pierce. We’ll have our regular jam with sit-ins starting at 7 p.m., but at 8:30, the Matt Wiggler Band will take the stage and blow your mind. The Matt Wiggler Band has performed at venues and jazz/blues festivals around the world. Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, Wiggler began his music career at the young age of 13, with the release of his first studio album. In 2009, Matt’s second album, “Epiphony”, was nominated for Best Jazz CD by the Washington DC Area Music Association. As a musical artist, Matt has performed at major venues including The Kennedy Center, Strathmore Music Center, Adrienne Arsht Center, Detroit Music Hall, Blues Alley, Birdland Jazz Club, Monterey Blues Festival, and Motor City Blues & Boogie Woogie Festival. Wiggler’s immense talent and ability to work a crowd will make for a memorable night of music and a great addition to Jazz Week 2023.

On Wednesday, we’ll feature a special guest at our usual weekly jam session at Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens starting at 6:30, so help make hump-day go by with a little bit of music.

Thursdays during Jazz Week are always special as we close down 2nd Street and bring together FDO, our big-swingin’ band playing music designed for dancing, which is exactly what will happen from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. right there on 2nd Street in our beautiful, historic downtown. It’s fun for the whole family, and there are loads of wonderful eateries right there in downtown, so you can grab dinner and get a free show, to boot.

To wind up Jazz Week 2023, we’ll be offering one final free concert on Melody Lane, and this one is perfect for a lunchtime picnic. Our beloved and talented Max Duhalde and his Latin Heritage Band will set the perfect tempo to start your weekend early and will play from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. right there by the waterside in Fort Pierce. And just when you thought it was safe to call the week and take off your dancing shoes, think again because at 7 p.m. at the Sunrise Black Box, we’re planning one last thank you event to share our gratitude and love of music with the community we call home. We’re not going to tell you who the surprise guest will be; just trust us – you’ll want to be there to join the fun and enjoy the music.

We know it’s a lot, and believe us, we’re beat by the end of the week with all those concerts, but we wouldn’t have it any other way, and we hope you wouldn’t either. If you’d like to know more about what we do and how you can get involved, give us a call today at 772.460.JAZZ, or stop by one of our live events and introduce yourself. And if you want to know about all our upcoming gigs in advance so you can plan your week, become a member with just a click at, and we’ll send you an invite to every one of them.


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Mar. 9, 2023|