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Along The River
On Friday, September 19, Music Walk returns to Fort Myers’ historic River
District. It begins at 6 p.m ., rain or shine.
Stroll along downtown Fort Myers’ beautiful brick-lined streets while talented
musicians play in and around restaurants, bars, art galleries and shops. 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.
For more information about Music Walk, call 645-6457 or go to www.fortmyers-
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 on Fort Myers Beach. The square is a great place to for a beautiful gulf sun-
set, dinner, desserts, coffee, shopping and, of course, some excellent live music. It’s a
fun evening for people of all ages and the concert series is free of charge.
On Friday night, popular local band High Tide takes the stage to play their spe-
cial blend of rock, reggae and R&B. Band members are Scott Novello (bass/vocals),
Danny Shepard (guitar/vocals) and David Moore (drums/vocals). It is certain to be a
On Saturday, it’s Troublemakerz, with TC Carter on lead vocals and rhythm
guitar, and Steve McWilliams on lead guitar and vocals. Their set includes classic rock,
modern rock, dance, country, alternative and ‘80s music.
For more information about the Sunset Celebration, call 463-5900.
On Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m., celebrate the 50th anniversary of USA Dance at
the Caloosahatchee Waterfront Pier.
On Saturday at 7:30 p.m., FGCU presents The Beauty of the Oboe at its
Bower School of Music & the Arts. Tickets are $10 per person and $7 for students.
The oboe is one of the most beautiful sounding instruments in the orchestra, famed
for its expressive sweetness. Judy Christy, principal oboe of the Naples Philharmonic
Orchestra, joins pianist Michael Baron to present masterpieces from the oboe reper-
toire. Lisa Mattson, also from the Naples Philharmonic, joins them for the beautiful
rhapsodies of Charles Loeffler. This is a rare chance to hear the oboe expertly per-
formed as a solo instrument.
Florida Gulf Coast University is located at 10501 FGCU Boulevard South, Fort
Myers. For more information about the concert, call 745-4268 or go to www.fgcu.
On Sunday, honor the International Day of Peace at the 8th annual Peace Day
in the Park. The free event will be held under the canopy of tall trees at Jaycee Park
in Cape Coral. The grassroots community event – which runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
– has grown stronger and more vibrant every year with featured musicians, artists,
performance groups and vendors all sharing their personal vision and expression of
peace. The intent is to think peace, cultivate peace and help it grow.
Peace Day in the Park is a family and pet friendly celebration. Staff from local food
pantries will be on hand to collect donations of dry and canned food goods. The Big
Red Bus Bloodmobile will also be on-site and reminds you that one donation can save
up to three lives.
There will be live music, a fashion show, arts, crafts, yoga, meditation, food, face
painting, a health and wellness workshops, and a one-of-a-kind raffle. Pets are wel-
Jaycee Park is located at 4125 SE 20th Place, Cape Coral. For more information,
call 560-5224 or go to www.peaceday-in-thepark.com.
Don’t forget that on Monday through Wednesday, the 2nd annual Island Hopper
Songwriter Fest comes to downtown Fort Myers’ historic River District. Musicians
are scheduled to play at various locations from 5 to 9 p.m.
Singer-songwriters who have penned number one hits for such artists as Garth
Brooks, Brad Paisley and Lee Ann Womack will perform at multiple venues. Attendees
will have the unique opportunity to experience the voices, back stories and personali-
ties of the songwriters in intimate island settings.
From Tuesday through Sunday, the music festival has scheduled performances on
Fort Myers Beach.
For a complete schedule of events, go to www.islandhopperfest.com.
This is a great week for live music in Lee County beginning Friday with Music Walk
Rising country music duo LOCASH will perform on Thursday, September 24 at Nervous
Nellie’s on Fort Myers Beach. The duo is made up of Chris Lucas and Preston Brust.
Lake Kennedy Senior Center
Come experience the zany antics of
seasoned local veteran comedians
Just Don, Sheena Reagan and
John Charles during the Kings & Queens
of Comedy Show on Friday, September
25. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Be prepared for an unforgettable eve-
ning of comedy that will have you laugh-
ing out loud. Enjoy a get-together with
friends for a night of fun and fabulous
Admission is $10 for members and
$15 for non-members. Appetizers and
beverages will be served. BYOB. Pre-
registration is required.
Lake Kennedy Senior Center is lo-
cated at 400 Santa Barbara Boulevard
in Cape Coral. For more information,
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