FOLKS (Friends of Lovers Key, Inc.) www.friendsofloverskey.org has joined with The ACMA (Americana Community Music Association), www.americanacma.org, 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.
Show starts at 4:30 pm, Come early to enjoy a variety of the local food trucks.
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.
Park entry fees are $8.00 for vehicles (2-8 people), $4 for single person in vehicle
The Pearl Street Band is comprised of Bob Williams, Mike McMllan, Bill Veach and Clark Johnson. They perform regularly on Fort Myers Beach. Bob, Mike, and Bill are all songwriters. The band plays a mix of originals, and songs from other artists that inspirers them. You will enjoy listening to them as much as they will be enjoying performing for you.
Bob Williams: In the late sixties, Bob Williams, a young guitar player from Long Island, NY, began writing his own music. Pulling elements from Folk-Rock and Country-Rock, Bob created a sound all of his own. Always eager to share amusing stories behind the lyrics, Bob’s songs are personal. Irreverent. Funny. Sad. And most importantly, true to his heart. With encouragement from family and friends, he produced and released his first CD No Apologies in 2015. In 2018 he released his second Album, Ain’t Sorry Yet.
Mike McMillan: Started playing guitar at age 13. He enjoys many different genres which has also influenced his original compositions. Keith has been both a band leader and a sideman and enjoys backing others on guitar and vocals when the opportunity presents itself. Keith also has a passion for writing, co-writing, arranging, recording and performing original music.
Bill Veach was a drummer in a rock band in college, but guitars are easier to move and make for better neighbors so he spent $100 of his precious college beer money on a flame red acoustic guitar. Moving was a part of his life for years, with a love of travel that is expressed in many of his songs. His songs are often autobiographical, about his experiences, travel, love, loss and some characters he has met on his journey. Bill is a Western boy, raised in Colorado and lived in Utah and Wyoming before becoming a full time resident of Fort Myers Beach. He became active writing songs as part of the Cheyenne Guitar Society in Wyoming and finds inspiration in the camaraderie of the ACMA Singer Songwriter Circle on Sundays. Bill has never met a genre he didn’t like. Bill released his first Cd in 2019, and is working on his next one.
Born in NYC at a very early age. Picked up bass in 7th grade (Beatles, etc.). Blues bands all through college. Rock/Folk most of the rest of the time. Since moving to FL, play in bluegrass and country bands.