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February 6, 2017
Luminaries - TC Palm


"Rocket Man" takes off at The Emerson Center

January 11, 2017
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MusicWorks, Inc. brings 11 Stellar Productions to Local Venues

November 17, 2016
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Tickets for Judy Collins concert in Vero Beach go on sale Oct. 20

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October 19, 2016


Live from Vero Beach... more entertainment at Emerson
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September 7, 2016


Music is “Busting Out All Over” for Vero Beach Next Season-Concert Tickets On Sale Now! Check out www.MusicWorksConcerts.com

LIVE! From Beach….Music, Comedy & More, Vero Beach’s premier concert offerings has officially announced their season of entertainment for 2016-2017.

Co-Producers of the 11 Vero Beach concerts are Rusty Young of MusicWorks, Inc., a producer and presenter of live entertainment, Bev and Marty Paris of Paris Productions, a special events and marketing group, and Stacey Kasselman, production coordinator, have been hard at work for the past four months planning, booking, and now executing an expanded, diversified and renamed grouping of concerts. Prior to this, the group presented local concerts under the name of Masters of Music and presented names like Judy Collins, folksinger Livingston Taylor, John Sebastian, lead singer of the Lovin’ Spoonful  and award-winning singers Janis Ian and Tom Paxton.  Last season their offerings included Grammy award-winner pianist George Winston, followed by Folksinger Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul & Mary fame; the number one Paul McCartney tribute band: The McCartney Years; and closing the series, the musical legends… The Kingston Trio. They were all held at The Emerson Center, Vero’s Cultural venue.

“We had an opportunity to talk to audiences following each concert, and discovered that Vero Beach was excited about experiencing  great live entertainment close to home,” shares Rusty Young.  “It prompted us to sit down and re-evaluate what we should do moving forward which resulted in what audiences will experience this year…so close to home!  There are now two venues that will house the LIVE! From Vero Beach shows; The Emerson Center and Vero Beach Theatre Guild.

The line-up kick’s into gear on Friday, November 18 with “Shades of Buble”- a Benefit Concert for The Emerson Center and a non-perishable food drop for The Hope for Families Center of Vero Beach; Friday, December 2, 2016- “California Guitar Trio Holiday Show;” Thursday, January 19, 2017- “Felix Cavaliere’s  Rascals;” Friday, January 27, 2017-“Al Stewart”-and Musical Guest Dave Nachmanoff ; Thursday, February 9, 2017--“Martin & Lewis Comedy Duo;” Thursday, February 16, 2017- “Rocket Man” – Performing Elton’s greatest hits; Wednesday, February 22, 2017-“Judy Collins” singing “A Love Letter to Stephen Sondheim;” Thursday, March  2, 2017- “The Weight”-Former members of The Band ; Friday, March 10, 2017- “The Long Run”-Playing the hit music of the Eagles; Saturday, April 1, 2017- “Forbidden Broadway”-An Off-Broadway revue parodying musical theatre, and concluding on.Saturday, April 8, 2017-“The Kingston Trio”-A Special Return Engagement.  All shows are at 7 p.m.

All and all the MusicWorks team is excited about bringing all this great entertainment to town. Purchasing tickets can be easily accessed by visiting www.MusicWorksConcerts.com or call 212-868-4444.  A calendar of all the upcoming concerts and more information on the performers is also readily available on the site.  For more information call 772-234-4412 or 732-740-4466.


Music is “Busting Out All Over” for Vero Beach Next Season
Thanks to a Team of Music & Marketing Pros!

What began as a social introduction in 2014 has turned into a partnership that is making a difference for Vero Beach in the world of entertainment.

Rusty Young of MusicWorks, Inc., a producer and presenter of live entertainment, met Bev and Marty Paris of Paris Productions, a special events and marketing group, when his company presented Grammy award-winner  Judy Collins in concert at the Emerson Center in the spring of 2014.  The Paris’s came on board to help market the event. That success led the trio to form a partnership,  allowing Young to make Vero Beach his home base for his Florida-wide operations, and ultimately, his permanent home.

A three-part music series for 2015 entitled The Masters of Music was then launched. The performers appearing on the Emerson Center stage included folksinger Livingston Taylor, John Sebastian, lead singer of the Lovin’ Spoonful  and award-winning singers Janis Ian and Tom Paxton.  Vero Beach audiences were thrilled about the prospect of concerts in their back yard and became dedicated patrons. Hence, an expansion  to four performers for the series was made in 2015-2016 and sold out houses enjoyed Grammy award-winner pianist George Winston, followed by Folksinger Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul & Mary fame; the number one Paul McCartney tribute band: The McCartney Years; and closing the series, the musical legends… The Kingston Trio. 

“We had an opportunity to talk to audiences following each concert, and discovered that Vero Beach was excited about experiencing  great live entertainment close to home,” shares Rusty Young.  “It prompted the three of us to sit down and re-evaluate what we should do moving forward.  The answer was easy, let’s just do more!”

Marty Paris agrees. “Our re-evaluation showed to us that concert series weren’t necessarily the trend anymore. So we decided to increase our roster of entertainment allowing our audiences to pick and choose who they desired to see. We are also diversifying into more genres of entertainment as well as venues that would meet the needs of the talent while retaining a comfortable setting for our customers.”

“The approach to marketing needed to change as well, and finally, after much deliberation a name change needed to happen,” adds Bev Paris.  “No longer the Masters of Music, we are simply known now as Live From Vero Beach-That’s Entertainment! “Having Vero Beach in the name was paramount to us, as it belongs to be a part of the fabric of this community, even though our market area stretches from as far north as Melbourne and as far south as Stuart.”

Another new aspect for the team is the addition of a fourth person…Stacey Kasselman.  An old friend of Young, and someone with a solid history in special event planning and fundraising for non-profits, Kasselman decided to relocate to Vero Beach. “Stacey will be coordinating all of our events' production needs, Young adds.”

Three Vero Beach venues come into play for what appears to be up to12 concerts (which will include some surprise additions along the way) from November, 2016 to April, 2017 and include The Emerson Center, The Waxlax Theatre at Saint Edwards School and the Vero Beach Theatre Guild.

All and all the MusicWorks team is excited about bringing all this great entertainment to town. A calendar of all the upcoming concerts, more information on the performers and purchasing tickets can be easily accessed elsewhere on this site.

For more information: Rusty Young, 732-740-4466, rusty@musicworks-ent.com; Stacey Kasselman,  e-mail: 732-740-4466, stacey@musicworks-ent.com;  Beverly & Marty Paris, 772-234-4412, e-mail: parisproductionsvero@gmail.com

 

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Vero Beach Concert Promoter Announces New Production Coordinator

Rusty Young of MusicWorks, Inc., a producer and presenter of live entertainment throughout the state of Florida, announces Stacey Kasselman has joined as Production Coordinator for the organization.

Kasselman has recently located to Vero Beach from New Jersey. After graduating from Rutgers University with a BA in Political Science, she joined the American Arbitration Association (AAA) to promote and market their Mediation Program. She was promoted to the New York Headquarters of AAA where she undertook Special Events Planning and coordination of Educational Seminars and Workshops.  She has also worked with the American Heart Association as Special Events Coordinator, planning fundraisers and marketing campaigns to raise awareness and money for this non-profit organization as well as handling Marketing, Special Events and Fundraising for or the Atlantic Club Health and Wellness Facility 

In her position as Production Coordinator for MusicWorks Inc., Kasselman is handling contract administration, concert production, and financial administration for MusicWorks concerts Florida markets including Melbourne, Vero Beach, Ft. Pierce, Stuart, Jupiter, Palm Beach, Lake Worth, Ft. Lauderdale, Coral Springs and Miami.


For more information about MusicWorks Inc., call 732-740-4466, email stacey@musicworks-ent.com