FOLKS (Friends of Lovers Key, Inc.) has joined with The ACMA (Americana Community Music Association), to offer free Acoustic concerts of all original music. The concerts will take place in the large gazebo located right on the beach. Seating is available for the first 80 people. Additional seating is also available on the sand. The Folks group will offer a Beach BBQ fundraiser at the show. www.friendsofloverskey.org
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 “Bluebird Café” style. The show will finish with a fabulous Lovers Key Sunset. www.americanacma.org
Park entry fees are $8.00 for vehicles (2-8 people), $4 for single person in vehicle
If music is a springboard for emotion, then Tim McGeary knows all too well how to mine it to the max. “I have to write songs,” the accomplished songwriter insists. “Yet, it’s both a blessing and a curse. The blessing is that you are able to write and sing songs that can connect to people and bring them to an emotional state. The curse is that I can never turn it off. If I get something in my head at 3 am, I have to get up and get to my guitar or piano so I quickly record something. Otherwise, I won’t be able to get back to sleep.”
McGeary’s dedication to his muse has never faltered, and now, even after a couple of decades of plying his craft, that passion is as intense as ever. It’s the spiritual essence of making music that elicits his enthusiasm…that drives him to connect with his listeners…and that makes it so essential for him to express his emotions and desires.
Given that dedication, it’s no surprise to find that McGeary’s songs have been tapped for such hit television shows as “Smallville,” “One Tree Hill” and “Glory Days,” as well as the made-for- HBO film “Girl Got Moe.” McGeary’s songs are not only a perfect soundtrack for the Hollywood hit-makers, but for those everyday individuals who can relate to those intimate feelings and connect them with their own.
McGeary doesn’t differentiate between playing for an auditorium full of onlookers or an audience that numbers only a few people. Or, as he explains, “If I can connect to even to those individuals who are touched in some way by my music, then I feel like I’m truly fulfilled.”
Carlene Thissen is a singer, songwriter and author from Naples, Florida. Her voice reminds us of her influences, Judy Collins, Joni Mitchell, and Joan Baez. From Woodstock memories to her passion for Immokalee’s farm workers, Carlene’s music will take you back and may even inspire you to Go Change the World.
Award winning songwriter, national touring performer and recording artist Marie Nofsinger will take you on a journey into the soul of America.
Tales of outlaws, anarchists, the common working man, Jesus and broken hearts fill her original repertoire. Lilting melodies, swamp stomp rhythms, as well as jazzy swing tunes carry the lyrics into your memory.
A published BMI songwriter, her credits include; Her CD “Boots” which was voted City Link Magazine’s “Best Acoustic CD of 1999” and the latest 2010 release “The Wildlife Rides Again” chosen as “Best Roots and Acoustic CD of 2010” by the Palm Beach Post Entertainment Editor.