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An Evening with Paul Anka at Sunrise Theatre – February 24, 2013

An Evening With
Paul Anka
Sunday, February 24 at 7pm, Tickets: $95/85

Paul Anka, one of the greatest songwriters in history, will be returning to the Sunrise Theatre in February, 2013. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to witness the extraordinary talent who has been delighting audiences around the world for 40 years.

Raised in Ottawa, Ontario, Paul Anka started writing songs at an early age, but it was a trip to New York that was to change his life forever when he wrote a song called “Diana” for a girl he knew. This song launched his career as an international teen idol at the age of sixteen and sold over 20 million copies worldwide.

By the time Anka was 18; he had five Top-20 hits and had secured himself a distinguished musical niche of romance. Who can forget his famous hits “Put Your Head on My Shoulder,” “You Are My Destiny,” “Lonely Boy” and “Puppy Love”… performed by some of the greatest names in the entertainment industry including Sinatra, Presley, Barbara Streisand, Buddy Holly, Tom Jones, etc.

Besides writing well-known pieces of music for TV and film, Anka topped the charts in the 70s with hits: “(You’re) Having My Baby,” “I Don’t Like To Sleep Alone” and “One-Man Woman.” Of course, Anka is probably best known for his song “My Way” which topped the charts by Frank Sinatra and later by Elvis Presley; and unknown to many, Anka co-wrote Michael Jackson’s posthumous #1 worldwide hit, “This Is It,” further cementing his place in history as one of the most prolific and versatile songwriters of any generation.

It is a rare privilege and honor for us to have this extraordinary talent back again to Sunrise Theatre. Don’t miss Paul Anka on February 24th at 7:00pm.

Ziggy Marley at Sunrise Theatre – February 22, 2013

Ziggy Marley
Friday, February 22 at 8pm, Tickets: $45/39

Back by popular demand, you can count on Ziggy Marley providing an energetic and spiritually satisfying performance, with an important message of personal self-reflection and love.

A five-time Grammy-winning musician, actor, artist, activist and humanitarian, Ziggy Marley has established his presence on the public stage for over a quarter-century. His newest release, Ziggy Marley In Concert, is a collection of live recordings from his 2012 Wild and Free World Tour. The album, which will release digitally on iTunes December 18th before its worldwide physical release on January 15th of 2013, continues to convey Marley’s overall message of love, freedom, hope and challenge.

The album features live tracks from his Grammy-nominated and critically acclaimed 2011 release Wild and Free, including the funky and fun-loving “Forward To Love,” the upbeat groove-driven “Reggae in My Head,” and the rock-fueled reggae anthem “Wild and Free.”

“Fans can expect an experience that is more than entertainment!”~Ziggy Marley

“Ziggy Marley’s performance was energetic and spiritually satisfying, presenting both a good show and an important message of personal self-reflection and love.” – Daily Bruin


Living Legends.. American Treasures – The O’Jays at Sunrise Theatre – February 2, 2013

Living Legends… American Treasures
The O’Jays
Saturday, February 2 at 8pm, Tickets: $65/55

They are, without a doubt, one of the greatest vocal groups of all time. They are the incredible O’Jays, and they need no other introduction.

The O’Jays were one of Philadelphia soul’s most popular and long-lived outfits, rivaled only by the Spinners as soul’s greatest vocal group of the ’70s. The O’Jays’ recordings epitomized the Philly soul sound: smooth, rich harmonies backed by elaborate arrangements, lush strings, and a touch of contemporary funk. With their place in modern music secure, their work spawned 24 Top Ten smashes and 59 total charted songs. In addition, they continue to produce incredibly energetic and dynamic live shows.

The O’Jays were at the forefront of Seventies soul music. Racking up a lengthy string of modern R&B classics, including “Back Stabbers,” “Love Train,” “For the Love of Money,” “I Love Music” and “Use Ta Be My Girl,” they helped put the “Philly Soul” sound (so named for Philadelphia-based producers, Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff) on the map. By any measurement, the O’Jays are considered one of the most important Soul Music groups of the past 40 years. They were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2004, and The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005. So put on your good suit, lace up your wing tips, and get ready to get down to the tight soul sound of The O’Jays.

“The O’Jays still going after 5 decades of music.”
– Palm Beach Post

An Evening with Engelbert Humperdink at Sunrise Theatre – January 27, 2013

An Evening With
Engelbert Humperdinck
Sunday, January 27 at 7pm, Tickets: $69/59

A major figure in music for nearly three decades, Engelbert Humperdinck has won the hearts of listeners throughout the world with his silky voice, sense of humor and stellar live performances. Humperdinck became a music sensation in the ’60s with hit songs such as “Release Me (And Let Me Love Again),” “Am I That Easy to Forget?” and “I’m a Better Man (For Having Loved You).”

With over 150 million records sold, Engelbert Humperdinck’s remarkable voice and extraordinary talent has endeared him to millions of fans around the globe. Engelbert has achieved four Grammy® nominations, a Golden Globe® for “Entertainer of the Year” (1988), 63 gold and 24 platinum records and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In the past few years, he has joined an elite group of musical artists, such as Tony Bennett and Burt Bacharach, who have crossed over successfully to strike a new chord with a younger generation in addition to their core audiences. The “Humper” has appeared on several MTV programs, including two appearances on “MTV Beach House,” “Chilling with the Weaze” and “Oddville.”

“Anyone who hears a few bars of Release Me or After the Lovin (my favorite) immediately recognizes the suave singer of romantic melodies.”
– northhollywood.patch.com

An Evening with Vince Gill at Sunrise Theatre – January 24, 2013

An Evening With
Vince Gill
Thursday, January 24 at 7pm, Tickets: $75/65

Vince Gill, the singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist who has recorded more than 17 studio albums, sold more than 26 million copies and won 20 Grammys® and 18 CMA® Awards including Entertainer of the Year in 1993 and 1994, will perform one night only, Thursday January 24th at 7 pm at the Sunrise Theatre.

Vincent Grant Gill was born April 12, 1957 in Norman, Okla. His father encouraged him to learn to play guitar and banjo, which he did along with bass, mandolin, dobro and fiddle. While in high school, he performed in the bluegrass band Mountain Smoke, which built a strong local following and opened a concert for Pure Prairie League.

Since 1983, when Gill signed with RCA Records and released his first mini-album Turn Me Loose, featuring his first charting solo single, “Victim of Life’s Circumstance,” Gill has been setting records, and setting hearts on fire with his charismatic, charming, angelic voice.

He is tied with George Strait for having won the most consecutive CMA Male Vocalist Awards (five), is the only songwriter to win Song of the Year four times , and is currently second only to Brooks and Dunn for accumulating the most CMA Awards in history.

In August of 2007, the Country Music Association inducted Gill as the newest members of the coveted Country Music Hall of Fame.

An avid golfer, he helped create the annual Vince Gill Pro-Celebrity Invitational Golf Tournament (“The Vinny”) in 1993 in order to help support junior golf programs throughout Tennessee. Besides being known for his talent as a performer, musician and songwriter, Gill is regarded as one of Country Music’s best known humanitarians, participating in hundreds of charitable events throughout his career.


An Evening With Natalie Cole at Sunrise Theatre – January 19, 2013

Sure to be an Unforgettable Show:
An Evening With Natalie Cole
Saturday, January 19 at 8pm, Tickets: $79/$69

Bring your family…bring your friends…for An Unforgettable Evening with Natalie Cole.

After rocketing to stardom in 1975 with her debut album, “Inseparable,” Natalie Cole’s star power continues to burn bright. This nine-time Grammy® winner, songwriter and performer remains one of the most beloved performers of our time. In 1991 Natalie Cole took a bold leap that would change her life and career forever.

Already a highly successful R&B artist, she amazed everyone when she recorded “Unforgettable…With Love,” an album of standards from the American Songbook that included a duet with her late father—Nat King Cole—on the title track. The album spent five weeks at #1 on the pop charts, earned six Grammy® awards (including Song, Record and Album of the Year) and sold more than 14 million copies worldwide.

“Natalie Cole provided an almost surprisingly superb and spellbinding performance…One easy way for a reviewer describing the show would be to call it “unforgettable…”
– Telegram & Gazette, Worcester, MA

Three Dog Night at Sunrise Theatre, December 29, 2012 at 8 PM

Three Dog Night at Sunrise Theatre, December 29, 2012 at 8 PM

The Three Dog Night concert will rock your world. A perfect blend of pop music and rock music, Three Dog Night will have you singing and dancing in your seat.

Three Dog Night is an American rock band best known for their music from 1968 to 1975. During that time the band charted 21 Billboard top 40 hits in America, three of which reached Number One. Three Dog Night became one of the most wildly successful bands of the late ’60s and early ’70s with hit records like “Joy to the World,” “One,” “Mama Told Me Not to Come,” “Black and White,” “An Old Fashioned Love Song,” “Eli’s Coming,” “Liar,” “Never Been To Spain,” “Sure As I’m Sittin’ Here,” “I Can Hear You Callin,'” “The Show Must Go On” and “Out in the Country.”

They earned 13 Gold Albums, recorded 21 Top 40 hits, and were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2000. The current lineup features founding members Cory Wells, Danny Hutton, Jimmy Greenspoon and Michael Allsup, along with longtime members Paul Kingery and Pat Bautz.

“…I know people are coming to see us play the hits, and we’ll do ’em all. We’ll throw in a couple of new songs and a few really deep tracks that we haven’t
done in 40 years, too.”
– Danny Hutton – The Charleston City Paper

Things To See in Ft Pierce

Attractions . . .


Indian Hills

Indian Hills Golf Course

Indian Hills Golf Course has been a cornerstone of Fort Pierce since 1938. The Par 72 course, designed by Herbert Strong, challenges and welcomes golfers of all levels of play. For those not up to par, Indian Hills offers a variety of quality instruction by PGA Professionals, which include private instructions, group lessons and junior golf instructions.


7 Gables House

7 Gables House

Seven Gables Visitors Information Center
c. 1905
(408 North Indian River Drive)
P.P. Cobb Building c. 1875 The Cobb building was one of the first trading posts on the Treasure Coast of Florida, located at the end of the Cracker Trail which crossed the state. Constructed with cypress siding and representative of Florida Cracker architecture, the building is used for retail on the first floor and businesses on the second.
(772) 468-9152


Sunrise Theatre

Sunrise Theatre

Sunrise Theatre
Completed in 1923, the Sunrise was built as a vaudeville theatre. The interior features a full-size stage, orchestra pit and balcony. Closed in 1983, the theatre is being renovated to its original elegance as a 1200 seat performing arts theatre



Old City Hall

Old City Hall

Old City Hall

Old City Hall is one of the best-regarded and frequently used buildings on the Treasure Coast of Florida. Built at the height of the Florida boom in 1925, it was the first historic building to be restored in downtown Fort Pierce in 1995. Since then, historic preservation has been one of the principal successes of Fort Pierce’s redevelopment efforts and many beloved landmarks have found a new life in the contemporary world. To rent the second floor for a special event, please call (772) 466-3880.


Manatee Center

Manatee Center

Manatee Observation and Education Center
(406 North Indian River Drive)
The Manatee Observation and Education Center is open year-round and features a classroom, exhibit area and gift shop open six days a week. Manatees can be observed in Moore’s Creek all year long, although more are found frolicking in the Creek in the winter months.
E-Mail: manatee@fpua.com


Backus Studios

Backus Gallery

The Backus Gallery

(500 North Indian River Drive) Backus Gallery is home of “Bean” Backus, Florida’s foremost landscape artist. Many of his Florida landscape paintings are displayed here. (772) 465-0630
The Backus Studio
122 A E Backus Avenue
(772) 460-5517


City Marina

City Marina

Fort Pierce City Marina
(1 Avenue A)
Fort Pierce City Marina is the only downtown marina serving the Treasure Coast. Conveniently located along the beautiful Indian River Lagoon, the marina is one of Florida’s best all-weather inlets and offers 284 slips.
(772) 464-1245


Heathcote Botanical Gardens

Heathcote Botanical Gardens

Heathcote Botanical Garden
(210 Savannah Road)
A live museum of tropical flowers and foliage, both from native and exotic, including an enchanting Japanese Garden. Educational programs year round.
(772) 464-4672



Historical Museum

St. Lucie County Historical Museum

St. Lucie County Regional History Center
(414 Seaway Drive) (772) 462-1795

The Smithsonian Institute once described the St. Lucie County Historical Museum as “an unusually fine historical museum.” Located along the Indian River Lagoon, the Historical Museum features silver and gold from a fleet of 11 Spanish ships that sank during a 1715 hurricane. That and other sunken treasure helped the area earn the reputation as Florida’s “Treasure Coast.” The museum also features equipment from turn-of-the-century industries that help shape St. Lucie County, such as fishing, pineapple, cattle and citrus, as well as artifacts from the 1838 Seminole War For more information visit – http://www.stlucieco.gov/history/index.htm.


UDT Museum


(3300 North A1A) (772) 595-5845
*St. Lucie County Marine Center

The National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum is the only museum dedicated solely to preserving the history of the Navy SEALs and their predecessors, including the Underwater Demolition Teams, Naval Combat Demolition Units, Office of Strategic Services Maritime Units and Amphibious Scouts and Raiders. Located in Fort Pierce, Florida – the birthplace of the Navy Frogman – the Museum promotes public education by providing the opportunity to explore the history of the Navy SEALs in an atmosphere of respect and honor.



Smthsonian Marine Station

Smithsonian Marine Station

Smithsonian Marine Station

(701 Seaway Drive, Fort Pierce, FL 34949 – 772-462-6220)

The Smithsonian Marine Station (SMS) at Fort Pierce, Florida is a research center specializing in marine biodiversity and ecosystems of Florida. Research focuses on the Indian River Lagoon and the offshore waters of Florida’s east central coast, with comparative studies throughout coastal Florida. Free public tours are available on the third Thurdsay of each month with a reservation, which can be made by calling Laura at 772-462-6216.

The Station, a facility of the National Museum of Natural History, is part of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, and serves as a field station which draws scientists and students from the Smithsonian and collaborating institutions around the world to investigate the plants, animals and physical processes in the ocean and Indian River Lagoon.




St. Lucie County Aquarium, featuring the Smithsonian Marine Ecosystems Exhibit

Feeding frenzy tours are held each morning at 10:30am. Watch as the animals in the ecosystems are given breakfast, led by exhibit staff. On Saturdays at 2:00pm, lab staff conduct behind-the-scenes tours that highlight the systems that keep the ecosystems functioning properly. All tours are free with the price of admission. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10am-4pm; Sundays noon-4pm, and closed Mondays.

Ecocenter Exhibit

Caribbean Coral Reef Ecosystem

Admission rates are adults:$4,
students and seniors: $3,
under 4: years of age free. Also, admission is free on the first Tuesday of the month. Group rates are available with advance notice.

The Aquarium is located at 420 Seaway Drive, South Hutchinson Island, Fort Pierce. For more information, call (772) 462-FISH. For school/group bookings, please call (772) 465-3271 or visit http://www.sms.si.edu/SMEE.

24th Annual Sights and Sounds on Second Christmas Festival & Parade December 2, 2012

Sights & Sounds on Second Festival & Parade

Sunday, December 2, 2012

“The 12 Days of Christmas”

Main Street Fort Pierce 24th Annual Sights and Sounds on Second Christmas Festival & Parade is sponsored by the City of Fort Pierce, Seacoast National Bank, Scripps of the Treasure Coast and Waste Management, Inc.

Schedule of the Events

Common Ground Vineyard Church Open Air Service 10:30 am

Sights & Sounds Festival 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Community Entertainment 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Star City Dance Academy 1:00 pm
Mrs. P’s Dance & Acrobatic Studio 2:15 pm
True Crew Dance Academy of Port St.Lucie 3:15 pm

Santa Arrives 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Sights and Sounds Parade Begins 4:30 pm
The parade begins at Tickle Tummy Hill on North Second Street continues on Second Street to Orange Avenue turning east to Indian River Drive then turning north through the roundabout and back to the River Walk Center.
Grand Marshall – Former Mayor William Dannahower
The Parade is sponsored by the Fort Pierce Sunrise Kiwanis

Lighting of the Christmas Tree following the parade

Commissioner Tom Perona and Santa will light the City of Fort Pierce’s Community Christmas Tree located at the Avenue A and Indian River Drive Roundabout.

Holiday Lights Spectacular following the tree lighting

“The Holiday Light Spectacular” will have over 100,000 lights synchronized to holiday music and will play at Marina Square from 6:00 to 10:00 PM until January 2, 2013.

39th Annual Stuart Boat Show – January 11 – 13, 2012

39th Annual Stuart Boat Show

Dixie Highway – North of the Rossevelt Bridge

Stuart Boat Show

Marine Industry Associaton of the Treasure Coast

When: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm on Friday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Saturday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Sunday

Where: Dixie Highway – North of the Rossevelt Bridge

Phone: 305-868-9224

Event Date: January 11, 2013

The Stuart boat show takes place on January 11,12,13, 2013

The Stuart Boat show is scheduled for January 11,12,13 2013. This is the 39th annual boat show in Stuart Florida.

Admission to the Stuart Boat Show is $10 for adults and kids under 10 are free.

This year there will be more than 500 boats on display, most of them in the water. And about 170 exhibitors are expected. You can see everything from small bay boats up to huge 70 foot plus sport fishermen.

All About Cruising

Inside the boat show Cruiser Expo is a series of seminars to teach many of the basics for cruising including: navigation, basic maintenance, and many other topics.

Cruiser Expo Tent
If you attend the Cruiser Expo you will have access to their VIP tent where you can enjoy coffee and danish every morning and lunch. There is also a cocktail hour as the show closes.

Boat Show Location

The boat show is held just north of the Roosevelt Bridge on Dixie Highway (707) at four locations:

HMY’s Waterway
290 N. Dixie Highway
Stuart, FL 34994

Apex Marine
110 N. Dixie Highway
Stuart Florida 34994

Half Mile of State Road 707
Old Dixie Highway
Connecting all locations by land

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Coming By Water
For Captains, the location is:

Lat: 27:12:20.20N
Lon: 80:15:44.435W

Contact the boat show on channel 16.

Parking is available at the corner of Dixie Highway and Wright Blvd and there are shuttles to take you the few blocks to the show.