CANCELLED: Hearts and Kisses to highlight Downtown Friday Jan. 31

This event has been cancelled.


VERO BEACH — Main Street Vero Beach is celebrating Valentine’s Day early with candy hearts, chocolate kisses and lots of love songs from 21 Hearts, 1 Beat and kindheartedness from The Mental Health Association, so put on your pink and red, grab your sweetheart, pull ‘em close to show you care and come dance the night away at Downtown Friday on Jan. 31 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. (hours through March) along 14th Avenue in Historic Downtown Vero Beach.

“Love will be the music theme from the 21 Hearts, 1 Beat from the Miami Day School,” said Rick Wykoff, Downtown Friday Entertainment Chair. “We’ve had them open for the headliner band at the Hibiscus Festival the past couple of years and they only had an hour to play and everyone wanted to hear more so we invited them back to help us kick-off the New Year to perform for three hours this time.”

The Miami Country Day School Contemporary Music Ensemble: 21 Hearts, 1 Beat, is a performing group comprised of Upper School student vocalists and instrumentalists. Playing a variety of popular music and classic rock, these talented young students are both energetic and versatile. 21 Hearts, 1 Beat, has toured all over the state of Florida and played for special events including the Florida Music Educators Conference in Tampa and Dan Marino’s Autism Walk at Sun Life Stadium. This dynamic young group of musicians is excited about their upcoming opportunity to perform in Vero Beach.

Showing the many ways in which they have heart and that “It’s Okay to Get Help,” the featured charity is The Mental Health Association (MHA) which provides programs and services through the Mental Health Walk-In Center and the three Drop-In Centers.

The Mental Health Walk-In Center offers screening, crisis counseling, case management, short term therapy, group therapy, support groups and psychiatric services. The MHA’s Drop-In Center program provides the opportunity for clients to enhance their self-esteem and interaction with peers, and reduce isolation and loneliness in a non-judgmental, non-threatening atmosphere 365 days a year.

Then, coming Feb. 28 to Downtown Friday is the first ever “Spring Break Glow in the Dark Party” with great music from Moonshadow. The Indian River State College Foundation as the featured charity. The night is sure to be luminous.

Main Street Vero Beach (MSVB) is a non-profit organization who helps preserve our heritage, foster opportunity, build community, and enhance the quality of life for all. They are a 15-year affiliate of the Florida Main Street program www.flheritage.com/preservation/mainstreet/ and a member of the National Main Street Center a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation www.preservationnation.org/main-street.

Learn more about MSVB at www.mainstreetverobeach.org, visit their Facebook page, watch them on YouTube, Tweet them on Twitter or call (772) 643-6782.

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