Cleveland Clinic Indian River Foundation Invites Community to May Pops Concert

Thursday, April 25th, 2019

May Pops performer

Thursday, April 25, 2019, VERO BEACH: Cleveland Clinic Indian River Foundation invites the community to the 30th Anniversary Celebration of May Pops, Sunday, May 5 at the Indian River County Fairgrounds. The outdoor concert features the Brevard Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Music Director Christopher Confessore, along with Broadway vocalists Alli Mauzey and William Michals. Gates open at 3:30 p.m. for early picnicking and the concert begins at 5:30 p.m.

“Thanks to the generosity of presenting sponsors Helen Post and The Plansoen Foundation and dozens of other supporters, May Pops has evolved into a time-honored tradition,” observes Liz Bruner, President, Cleveland Clinic Indian River Foundation. “There’s no better way to mark Vero Beach’s season finale.”


Guest soloist Alli Mauzey last appeared on Broadway as Glinda in the 10th Anniversary Company of Wicked, a role she also performed to critical acclaim on the First National Tour and the San Francisco company. Other Broadway credits include Lenora in the musical Cry-Baby, for which she won a Theatre World Award and was nominated for a Drama League Award, and Brenda in Hairspray (both on Broadway and in the original company of the First National Tour).

Recently appearing in the landmark revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific at Lincoln Center, Broadway and concert baritone William Michals made his Broadway debut as “The Beast” in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, and later returned to play Gaston in the same production. Michals has not only played the great theatrical venues of the nation, including Carnegie Hall, Broadway’s fabled Palace Theatre, LA’s Ahmanson and D.C.’s Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, he’s also entertained in New York’s finest rooms, including the Rainbow Room, The Four Seasons, and the Grand Ballroom of The Plaza.


The late Dick Post – an avid bow tie wearer – joined his wife Helen as presenting sponsor for the first 24 years of May Pops. Since 2014, sponsors, guests, orchestra members, Chef Joe Faria and the Quail Valley catering staff have honored Dick by donning his signature bow tie for this event. All guests are encouraged to join in this bow-tie tradition.


Concert goers have three options to enjoy the performance: sponsorship with 12 guest tickets; VIP tickets, at $225 per person; or general admission tickets to the lawn area for $25 per person ($30 at the gate).

Sponsorship opportunities, ranging from $2,750 to $15,000, include VIP seating under tent, VIP parking, VIP admission, cocktail reception prior to the concert catered by Chef Joe Faria/Quail Valley River Club, two bottles of wine, fruit and cheese platter, signage, and recognition in a variety of May Pops materials. VIP tickets also include VIP seating, parking, and admission, and the cocktail reception.

Advanced lawn tickets are available at the CCIRH Lobby Gift Shop, The Bottle Shop (Pelican Plaza on A1A, Vero Beach), and the CCIR Foundation office at 1000 37th Place, Suite 101, behind Perkins pharmacy.  Tickets are not refundable or replaceable.

For information, contact Nancy Ross at 772.226.4955 or, or visit


Funds raised benefit all who are served by Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital.  May Pops proceeds help to advance technologies, enhance facilities and elevate patient care in a variety of areas, including oncology, stroke, cardiac, emergency services, and more.

About Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland Clinic is a nonprofit multispecialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. Located in Cleveland, Ohio, it was founded in 1921 by four renowned physicians with a vision of providing outstanding patient care based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation. Cleveland Clinic has pioneered many medical breakthroughs, including coronary artery bypass surgery and the first face transplant in the United States. U.S. News & World Report consistently names Cleveland Clinic as one of the nation’s best hospitals in its annual “America’s Best Hospitals” survey. Among Cleveland Clinic’s 66,000 employees are more than 4,200 salaried physicians and researchers and 16,600 nurses, representing 140 medical specialties and subspecialties. Cleveland Clinic’s health system includes a 165-acre main campus near downtown Cleveland, 11 regional hospitals in northeast Ohio, more than 180 northern Ohio outpatient locations – including 18 full-service family health centers and three health and wellness centers – and locations in southeast Florida; Las Vegas, Nev.; Toronto, Canada; Abu Dhabi, UAE; and London, England. In 2018, there were 7.9 million total outpatient visits, 238,000 hospital admissions and observations, and 220,000 surgical cases throughout Cleveland Clinic’s health system. Patients came for treatment from every state and 185 countries. Visit us at Follow us at and News and resources available at

About Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital

Founded by Garnett Radin, R.N., in 1932, Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital is a 332-bed, not for profit hospital offering comprehensive medical services to the Treasure Coast community. The Welsh Heart Center, Scully-Welsh Cancer Center and Scully Endoscopy Center offer full-service programs and a multidisciplinary approach. Healthcare professionals represent specialties including orthopedic services, minimally invasive vascular surgery, neurosurgery, stroke services, robotic surgery, a state-of-the-art wound healing center, bariatric surgery and the only maternity wing in the community. The hospital features all private rooms and is the largest private-sector employer in Indian River County.