VERO BEACH – Now in its 5th year, the ever popular Vegas Nights returns to Riverside Theatre every weekend in July to enhance the scheduled evenings of the Comedy Zone and Howl at the Moon.

In addition to the professional stand-up comedians and dueling pianists performing on the Waxlax Stage, patrons are invited to our exciting Las Vegas-style casino night parties with live entertainment inside and outside the theatre. Play a game of chance at the blackjack and craps tables, or get a lucky hand at poker. Play with our ‘casino money’ and then cash in your winnings for the chance to win some great prizes. All proceeds from Vegas Nights benefit the Riverside Theatre for Kids Discount Tuition Program.

“Vegas Nights has become a summer tradition,” says Jon Moses, Managing Director of Riverside Theatre. “People enjoyed the different activities offered and really like that the funds raised help the children of the community discover their inner star. We know patrons will have a great time at Vegas Nights.”

Almost $50,000 in scholarships were given last season as part of Riverside Theatre for Kid’s Discount Tuition Program. The program allows every child the opportunity to attend classes and camps at Riverside regardless of financial need. Vegas Nights and the annual Festival of Trees are the two major fundraisers for Riverside Theatre for Kids.

The Live in the Loop outdoor stage will feature local bands on Friday and Saturday evenings and delicious, hot food is available for purchase at our Loop Grill and Bar.

The authentic casino-style gaming tables are provided for entertainment purposes only. (Must be 18 years or older to play.)

Vegas Nights takes place July 5 & 6, July 12 & 13, July 19 & 2, and July 26 & 27.

Scheduled Comedy Zone comedians

July 13 & 14      Larry Reeb and Brian Thomas
July 27 & 28     Jim Holder and Rahn Hortman

Scheduled Howl at the Moon musicians

July 5 & 6          Ken Gustafson, Katie Pinder Brown, and Aleksandr Khalitov
July 20 & 21      Ken Gustafson, Rhoda Johnson, and Aleksandr Khalitov

Live in the Loop musicians

July 5                 The Jacks Band
July 6                 Sleepin’ Dogz
July 12               Band to be determined
July 13               Band to be determined
July 19               Minglewood
July 20               Casey Raines Band
July 26               Band to be determined
July 27               Joey Tenuto Band

Tickets for Comedy Zone are $12 – $18. Tickets for Howl at the Moon are $12 – $22. Live in the Loop performances are always free.

Purchase chips to play the casino games. For $10 dollars, receive $20 worth of casino chips. For $20 dollars, receive $50 worth of casino chips.

For additional information or to purchase tickets, call the Riverside Theatre Box Office at 772.231.6990 or online at

About Riverside Theatre
Riverside Theatre is located at 3250 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach, FL 32963. Riverside Theatre programs are sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Riverside Theatre is a member of the Cultural Council of Indian River County, the Indian River Chamber of Commerce, and the Sebastian River Area Chamber of Commerce.

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