The Lee County Library has joined with The ACMA (Americana Community Music Association), to offer free Acoustic concerts of all original music. Concerts will take place in the Amphitheater, which is located on South Cornog Plaza. Bring a chair or a blanket, shows will be moved indoors depending on weather.
The ACMA is a Fort Myers based not for profit that promotes local artists who perform their own original songs. Come hear great original music and the stories behind the songs in an intimate Songwriters Showcase. Be prepared to enjoy an evening of professional quality acoustic Americana music. Americana music a coming together of blues, roots, folk and country.
Mike McMillan got his first guitar as a teenager and has been pursuing his musical dreams ever since (in between jobs, 4 kids and several dogs). After his first Doc Watson concert in the 1970’s, he was inspired to learn finger picking and then later, many blues songs. Mike can be found performing regularly on Fort Myers Beach with The Pearl Street Band.
Millie Van Horn has her own special story to tell and she does it through song. Millie is the winner of the “People’s Choice” award songwriter contest at the 2017 Sydney and Berne Davis Art Center in Ft Myers
Dave Clayton learned to play guitar and performed in a folk-singing trio while in High School in Philadelphia. His music career was put on hold when he did a 4 year hitch in the Marines which included a tour of duty in Vietnam in the late 60’s. After his discharge from service, he went to California where he wrote & pitched songs to record companies in Los Angeles. He studied music theory for a year & a half at City College, became a dad, formed a band in San Francisco called ‘The Clayton Gang’, got divorced, moved to Nashville, met & married his current wife and retired to SW Florida where he continues writing & singing songs.