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Music is in the air this week throughout Southwest Florida. From historic
downtown Fort Myers the area’s beautiful parks and beaches, there are
many great venues that feature great music that will get you dancing.
On Friday, August 21 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Lake Kennedy Center in Cape
Coral features Dance Jam with The Entertainers.
Step back in time as the The Entertainers take the stage at the Lake Kennedy
Center every Friday morning. Come dance and enjoy the best music of the Big Band
era, polkas, jitterbugs and more. The cost is $3 per person with complimentary coffee
Lake Kennedy Center is located at 400 Santa Barbara Boulevard, Cape Coral and
is part of the city’s Parks and Recreation Department. For more details, call 574-
On Friday evening, stroll along downtown Fort Myers’ beautiful brick-lined streets
while talented musicians play in and around restaurants, bars, art galleries and shops
during Music Walk. Each month brings new energy and great music, from jazz and
blues to rock ‘n’ roll. Music Walk is held on the third Friday of every month beginning
at 7 p.m. and attendance is free.
For more information about Music Walk, call Lance at 645-6457 (Ford’s Garage)
or go to www.fortmyersmusicwalk.com.
On Saturday, August 22, all classic cars are welcome to participate in downtown
Fort Myers’ monthly Car Cruise-In. The free event is held from 4 to 8 p.m. on the
fourth Saturday of each month and features cool cars and classic rock. Heavy rain or
generally nasty weather will typically cancel this outdoor event. Light rain will not.
For more information about downtown’s Car Cruise-In, call (855) 732-3836.
On Friday and Saturday nights, music lovers gather at Times Square on Fort Myers
Beach for the Sunset Celebration.
Sponsored by the Times Square Merchants Alliance, it takes place in the center of
attraction in Fort Myers Beach. The square is a great place to enjoy a beautiful gulf
sunset, dinner, desserts, coffee, shopping and, of course, excellent live music from local
talent. It’s a fun evening for people of all ages and the concert series is free of charge.
It is held every Friday and Saturday from 5 to 10 p.m., weather permitting.
Friday features music by popular local band High Tide, which plays an unusual and
refreshing collection of popular music covers including reggae, classic rock, alternative
rock, R&B and funk.
On Saturday, it’s Troublemakerz. The four-piece band plays an eclectic mix of clas-
sic rock, modern rock, dance, country, alternative and songs from the ‘80s.
For more information about Sunset Celebration, call 463-5900.
On Tuesday, August 25, Shell Point Retirement Community presents a con-
cert by Woodworks. It is part of Shell Point’s fifth annual Summer Concert Series.
Join Thomas E. Suta, professional percussionist and graduate of the New England
Conservatory of Music, who founded Woodworks, which features himself on drums/
percussion along with four marimba instrumentalists and a talented vocalist.
This is a well-rounded musical program like no other. These artists have active ties
to the Southwest Florida, the Naples Philharmonic and Sarasota Orchestra. Enjoy a
musical cornucopia of traditional Mexican music, Sousa marches, a Joplin rag, as well
as popular and classical favorites.
Tickets are $21 per person. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. and doors open at
6:30 p.m. The performance will be held at The Village Church Auditorium at Shell
Shell Point Retirement Community is located at 15100 Shell Point Boulevard, Fort
Myers. For more information, call 454-2067 or go to www.shellpoint.org.
On Thursdays throughout August, the Fort Myers Regional Library features
Jazz Lunch from 12 to 1 p.m. in its outdoor Cornog Plaza. Some of Fort Myers’ most
exciting jazz composers/musicians perform during the weekly event.
Serving a diverse and ever-changing downtown population, the Fort Myers Library
maintains a broad collection of adult fiction and nonfiction as well as children’s materi-
als for every reading level. The library is equipped with over 80 Internet terminals and
features free wi-fi access for library patrons.
Meeting rooms and study rooms are available for public use. The library offers a
wide variety of free programs each month for adults, children and teens. These pro-
grams include book discussions, computer courses, children’s storytimes, arts and crafts
for adults and children, genealogy and small business seminars.
The Fort Myers Regional Library is located at 2450 First Street in downtown Fort
Myers. For more information, call 479-4636 or go to www.leegov.com/library/events.
Popular local band, High Tide, brings its unusual but refreshing collection of popular
music covers to Fort Myers Beach on Friday night: reggae, classic rock, R&B and funk
Tap your toes to Woodworks at Shell Point Retirement Community on Tuesday, August 25
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