Sleepin Dogz at Riverside Theatre

VERO BEACH - Riverside Theatre in Vero Beach features two free rock concerts and a ticketed comedy show this weekend.

Comedians Shaun Jones and Bob Lauver will play The Comedy Zone Sept. 6 and 7, 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Shaun Jones is an Atlanta-based comedian who has been on the comedy circuit for 17 years. He has made several television appearances on BET’s “Comic View,” Starz "1st Amendment Standup", and Robert Townsend's "Partners In Crime-The Next Generation."

Bob Lauver jokes about the rural Pennsylvania way of life, plus stints in the Navy and as a strip club manager.

Outside the theater, enjoy free rock concerts both nights. Sleepin Dogz hits the stage Friday, Sept. 6, 6-9:30 p.m. Collins & Co., rock n’ pop party band, plays Sat., Sept. 7, 6-9:30 p.m.

Sleepin' Dogz began as an acoustic duo in 2002 with singer-songwriter/rhythm guitarist Jeannie Burke and lead guitarist Leo Burke.

In 2017, the duo became a jamming rock band with the addition of bassist/vocalist, Steven Pippin and drummer/vocalist, Jeff Newman. The group masterfully weaves current music like Marcus King Band and Dave Matthews Band with tastes of classic rockers like Led Zeppelin.

Collins & Company is a classic rock cover band that plays hits from the 1960s to today.

Riverside Theatre has free outdoor seating for over 200, but guests are welcome to bring their own lawn chairs. The air-conditioned lobby opens at 5:45 p.m., with a wide variety of refreshments for sale. Purchasing food and drinks at the bar and grill pays for the free concerts.

Tickets for The Comedy Zone Tickets are $12-18. There is no drink minimum. Comedy shows are recommended for ages 18 and up.

The theater has free parking and is handicap accessible. No pets are allowed at any of the concerts.

Riverside Theatre is located at 3250 Riverside Park Dr., Vero Beach. For more information call (772) 231-6990.

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