One of music’s hottest rising stars, Matteo Bocelli, will headline Vero Food, Wine & Music concert on Friday, February 16, in Vero Beach’s Riverside Park.

VERO BEACH, FL, January 24, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ — Vero Beach Food Wine & Music is excited to announced that Matteo Bocelli, one of the hottest voices to hit the music scene in decades, will be headlining its evening-under-the-stars concert on Friday, February 16, from 6:30-9 p.m. in Vero Beach’s Riverside Park.

Matteo is the son of world-renowned Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli and the consummate example of the apple not falling far from the tree. Blessed with a timbre that is full, powerful and versatile, he can effortlessly render the same perfection in a sacred hymn or a pop song.

Bocelli displayed an interest in music from an early age, his parents encouraged their musically-talented son to sing throughout his childhood. He now amazes audiences with a young man’s classical voice that is reminiscent, yet even more impactful than his father.

Tickets are now on sale now for this amazing concert experience with cutting-edge production, sound and design paired with gourmet bites and wine in a supper club seating atmosphere. Purchase your unique concert experience at

While music, food and wine are front and center at the multi-day events, the nonprofit organizations that will benefit are at the heart including The American Cancer Society, The Source, H.A.L.O., Indian River Lagoon National Estuary Program, United Against Poverty and Hibiscus Childrens’ Center. Vero Beach Food, Wine and Music event is produced by Fe Domenech and the team of The Event Firm International, who created this event to raise awareness of Vero Beach as “The Hamptons of Florida” and the importance of giving back to one’s community to make true and lasting changes.This amazing event is made possible through the support of sponsors including Rossway Swan Tierney Barry, Atkinson Capital, PNC, Eventstar, Costa d’ Este, FPL, Kimpton Vero Beach Hotel, Vero Vine, Roof Authority and TC Palm.

About the Chefs

You may know Graham Elliot from his myriad television appearances on shows like Top Chef, Master Chef, and Master Chef Junior and much more to his eponymous Michelinstarred Chicago restaurant, Graham is not only an amazing chef but a true one of kind. He will be hosting a Culinary Demo as he shares his signature cooking style for the first time in Vero Beach.

Alex Thomopoulos passion for food and laughter is infectious. Her spontaneous, quirky and honest personality is something that makes her a unique talent both in her writing and on camera. As an accomplished chef, stand-up comedian and experienced on-camera host she exudes an honest personality and passion for food and people that shines through in everything she does. Serving as head chef at the Venice Beach cafe/restaurant Great White, she presents a balanced menu filled with indulgent cravings and healthy fare. In addition to hosting her own cooking shows “Bites and Booze; Gluten Free” and “Gluten Free with Alex T” on YouTube’s HUNGRY channel, she was a series regular on MTV’s Disaster Date, and recently joined forces with Graham Elliot on Bravo’s “Going off the Menu.”

Shaun O’Neale is a winner of Master Chef on FOX with Gordon Ramsay. In addition to winning the title of “America’s Best Home Cook” in September 2016, Shaun’s debut cookbook, My Modern American Table, was released worldwide in May 2017. Since his win, Shaun has made several appearances on the Hallmark Channel & FOX, performed at MLB games and demoed/sampled/judged/hosted multiple culinary events all over the world.

Christi Ferretti is a Vero Beach native and owner of Pine Valley Market in Wilmington, NC. She is also the sister of Teresa Woodson, executive director of American Cancer Society of Indian River County, which is a recipient of a portion of proceeds from Vero Beach Food, Wine and Music. Ferretti brings a fresh and flavorful dimension to the event.

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