Home' The River Weekly News : RWN011516 Contents THE RIVER - JANUARY 15, 2016
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The historic River District comes alive this Friday with the return of Music
Stroll along downtown Fort Myers’ beautiful brick-lined streets while 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 beginning at 6 p.m .
For more information, call
Lance at 645-6457 (Ford’s
Garage) or go to www.fortmy-
If you prefer, join other
music lovers as they gather
at Times Square on Fort
Myers Beach for the free
Sunset Celebration series of
Sunset Celebration provides
an opportunity to hear local
bands in a spectacular setting.
It is held every Friday and
Saturday from 5 to 10 p.m .,
weather permitting. The con-
certs are free to the public.
Friday, January 15 features
music by popular local band High Tide, which plays an unusual but refreshing collec-
tion of popular music covers: reggae, classic rock, alternative rock, R&B and funk. On
Saturday, it’s Troublemakerz.
For more information about Sunset Celebration, call 463-5900 .
Support your local artists by buying handmade and artsy items at the 7th annual
Downtown Fort Myers Saturday Art Fair on January 16. It runs from 10 a.m .
to 5 p.m . and features vibrant, accomplished artists and crafters set up in downtown
Fort Myers to sell the works they create. Artists will set up on the First Street sidewalks
from Hendry to Jackson streets. Expect to see works of fine art, jewelry, ceramics,
designer wear and unique artsy fine crafts. Prints from original works are also available.
Art vendors will have tables on the sidewalk in front of prominent businesses.
For more information about the Saturday Art Fair, contact Claudia Goode at
email@example.com or at 337-5050.
Do you love bacon? Then you won’t want to miss Bacon Jam at Centennial Park
on Saturday, January 16. The food and music festival runs 11 a.m . to sunset and pro-
ceeds benefit Caleb’s Crusade, a local organization which serves families affected by
At Bacon Jam, you’ll find a variety of creative bacon-based dishes from local res-
taurants and food trucks. Live music from bands will be playing on the main stage all
day: Rocker at noon, Bite the Bullet at 2 p.m . and Lazy Bonez from 4 p.m . to sunset.
Popular local dance troupe The Calendar Girls will also be there.
Admission to Bacon Jam is $5. Kids 12 and under are admitted free.
Centennial Park is located at 2000 West First Street, Fort Myers. For more infor-
mation, go to www.swfljams.com.
The 2nd annual Antique Boat Show returns to The Marina at Edison Ford on
Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Antique boats in many varieties will be on show and visitors can get an up-close
look at them. Boat owners will also be available for questions.
The free event also features live music and vendors.
The Marina at Edison Ford is located at 2360 West First Street, Fort Myers. For
more information, go to www.antiqueboatshowfortmyers.com.
On Saturday night at 7 p.m ., Shell Point Retirement Community presents
Concerts & Conversations: Ashu, Saxophonist at the Grand Cypress Room at
The Woodlands. Tickets are $26.
Ashu was bor n and raised in California and started playing the saxophone at age
10. He soon began entering competitions and found himself receiving a wide range
of opportunities, making his debuts at Carnegie Hall, Weill Hall, and concert debut at
DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. Since then, his solo per formances have
taken him to Norway, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, France, Portugal and the West
He tours regularly with renowned orchestras throughout the United States and
Europe, including the Vienna Chamber Orchestra and Metropolitan Orchestra of
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The Downtown Fort Myers Saturday Art Fair – from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m . – features the fine art,
jewelry, ceramics, designer wear and unique artsy fine crafts. Painting by Noel.
Shell Point presents Concerts & Conversations: Ashu,
Saxophonist on Saturday at 7 p.m .
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