FORT MYERS BEACH-Friends of Lovers Key (FOLKS) has joined with the Americana Community Music Association (ACMA), to offer a series of monthly Free Acoustic concerts of all original music this upcoming season.
The concerts will take place in the large gazebo located right on the beach. Seating is available for he first 80 people. Additional seating is also available on the sand. www.friendsofloverskey.org
This months concert will feature Ross Jordan, Bob Williams, and Bill Metts.
Ross has been writing songs since he picked up a guitar at age 10. He went on to study music and classical guitar at Rutgers University. His songs reflect the regional influences from all of the parts of the country that he has lived from New Jersey to the West Coast to the Mid-West and now Southwest Florida. His songs feature catchy tunes and lyrics and audience members can often be seen dancing and swaying and singing along while he performs.
Bob Williams original songs and the stories behind his songs always bring a smile. As a teenager, Bob began writing his own music. Pulling elements from Folk-Rock and Country-Rock, Bob created a sound all of his own. Bob’s songs are personal, irreverent, funny, sad, and most importantly, true to his heart. Bob performs regularly solo and with the Pearl Street Band. He just released his second album, “Ain’t Sorry Yet.”
Bill Metts started playing guitar when He was 19 during the country blues revival of the late 60s. He fell in love with the music of Taj Mahall, Mississippi John Hurt, Doc Watson and others of that ilk. Just about everything that he has done since then has been in that down home finger-picking style. Bill had the honor of being asked to perform at the annual Mississippi John Hurt Blues Festival in Avalon Ms. in 2011. All types of music move him but he prefers to play and sing traditional Americana roots music
Prior to the start of the concert, FOLKS will be hosting a Beach BBQ with hamburgers, hot dogs, soda, wine and beer for sale. All proceeds from the Beach BBQ will go towards the future Visitors Center at Lovers Key State Park.
FOLKS (Friends of Lovers Key, Inc.) is a 501 ©(3) non-profit Citizen Support Organization established to protect, preserve and support Lovers Key State Park.
The ACMA is a Fort Myers based organization that promotes local artists who write and sing their own original songs.
Come hear great original music and the stories behind the songs in an intimate Songwriters Showcase. The show will finish with a fabulous Lovers Key Sunset. www.americanacma.org
Come Early to enjoy the Beach BBQ, and give yourself time to take tram or walk to the beach!
For more information, visit our website at www.friendsofloverskey.org
FEES: Free with paid park entry fee.
Park entry fees are $8 for vehicles (2-8 people), $4 for single person in vehicle, $2 for pedestrian/bicyclist.
Beach BBQ starts 1 hour prior to the concert start time.
Lovers Key State Park
8700 Estero Blvd.
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931