Island Hopper Song Fest
You’ve probably seen ads and promotions about the first Annual Island Hopper Song Fest, an exciting series of events taking place on Sanibel/Captiva September 26th - 28th, and on Fort Myers Beach October 2nd - 5th. The festival is being presented by BMI, the largest music rights organization in the country, along with iHeartRadio, and Cat Country 107.1Bringing nationally acclaimed singer-songwriters, and offering dozens of free performances at a variety of local venues, the festival will have something for artists and audiences alike, especially those who love country and Americana music. On one hand, it gives tunesmiths a chance to play their music with exposure to a new audience and, for those who won the local songwriting contest, an opportunity to meet people already connected and successful in the songwriting business. Too, those among us who just love to listen to troubadours sing their hearts out, these performances will be up close and personal. Aficionados can go to all the events on all three islands, but for those of us who live and work here on the Beach, a drive over ‘the Bridge’ is not necessary.