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Jefferson Ross. Ray Cerbone opens Featured

April 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Southern folk artist, Jefferson Ross, is a songwriter, singer, guitar slinger and painter weaving stories for the ears and the eyes. Based in The Peach State, Jefferson travels throughout the U.S. and Europe performing his original music and sharing his art.   Jefferson is an ACMA favorite. He's been with us since the beginning and never fails to entertain with his warm whiskey voice and extraordinary finger picking. Join us for a wonderful evening!   Ray Cerbone plays mostly fingerstyle…


Robert Bidney CD Release Concert Special Guest Fernando Perdomo Featured

May 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

We are excited to host ACMA member, singer / songwriter Robert Bidney, for the release of his new album “Rush of Hope.” Joining Robert will be his very good friend LA based producer, musician, singer/songwriter Fernando Perdomo who is currently on tour with Jakob Dylan. Robert has been an active member and supporter of the ACMA and its mission.   From Robert: “I’m excited to celebrate the release of my second album. Thanks to the amazing ACMA organization for hosting…


Tim McGeary at the ACMA. Bill Veach opens Featured

May 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Tim Mcgeary hails from Naples, Florida where he has lived for the past 20 years. Tim has been writing songs and performing since the 80's and was with the band "The Rescue" on AM records and toured with Billy Idol, Roxy Music, Depeche Mode, The Cure and many more. Recently Tim got a publishing deal in Nashville as a songwriter. His songs have been featured on TV shows ( Smallville, One Tree Hill,Glory Days) and movies like, Girl Got Moe…


ACMA Songwriters Showcase on the Plaza Featured

May 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Join as for our season finale as we celebrate our first year of Songwriters on the Plaza. This show will be an ACMA showcase featuring many local songwriters. 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…


Dan Navarro in concert. ACMA member Andy Getch opens. Featured

May 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Dan started as a songwriter, most often with Eric Lowen, for artists as diverse as Pat Benatar (the Grammy-nominated “We Belong”) , The Bangles, Jackson Browne, Dave Edmunds, The Temptations, Dionne Warwick, The Triplets, Dutch star Marco Borsato, and Austin outlaw legend Rusty Weir. In the 1990s and 2000s, he and Eric recorded and toured as the acclaimed acoustic duo Lowen & Navarro until Eric’s retirement in 2009. Dan has transitioned smoothly into a busy solo career over the past…


Ellen Bukstel in concert. Carolyn Stanley opens! Featured

June 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

From Menopause to Marijuana! …Peace to Politics! …Poignant to Provocative! …Ellen Bukstel writes and sings about it all! This type of happy-sad, life embracing, fear-overcoming emotional schizophrenia truly captures the spirit of modern independent music making—whatever the artist feels in that moment, she shares…and whatever else Ellen is, she’s not shy about it making her audience “sit up and think…laugh til they cry…and sometimes all at the same time!” A veteran to the stage since childhood, she has been honored…


Kenny Cox in concert! Paul Elliott opens Featured

June 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Kenny Cox was born in Tampa & his family moved to Texas when he was a young child. They lived right next to the church where his father was preacher and Kenny had access to a full drum set and other musical instruments when he was only six years old. As was the family tradition he learned to sing and play music right there in that church. Years later he became an in demand "singing drummer" in Nashville. It was…


Michael Reno Harrell! Opener Silvia & Pete Popravak Featured

June 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Michael Reno Harrell is an award winning songwriter, as well as a veteran storyteller and entertainer, and he’s from the South... the Southern Appalachian Mountains to hone it a bit finer. One could compare Michael's performances to his granddaddy's pocket knife: well warn and familiar feeling, but razor sharp and with a point. His brand of entertainment appeals to a very diverse audience. A typical day for Michael might include a program for 4th graders in the afternoon and a…


Alan Rhody, Drew Dintzer Opens Featured

July 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Alan Rhody is an American songwriter, singer, guitarist, harmonica player and record producer, with ten solo albums to his credit and over 100 covers of his original material. Rhody tours year-round and what he loves best is “connecting with an audience and having a great time.” His latest release, his tenth indie album, “Farther On” has earned critical acclaim from folks like, music journalist and author, Robert K. Oermann - “Music City troubadour Alan Rhody has a new CD titled…


Brian Smalley in concert! Houseboat Jim Visone opens Featured

August 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - February 22, 2020 @ 9:00 pm

Brian Smalley returns to the ACMA. With his lightening fast fingers and innovative lyrics a Brian Smalley show is always amazing!. We can't wait to have him back in our neck of the woods! Brian Smalley lives in Florida. Where is Brian from? That’s a trickier question to answer. By the time he turned 18 his family had moved all across the country more than twenty times. So, it’s no surprise that wander-lust found its way into Brian’s soul, as…


The 502s in concert. Carlene Thissen opens Featured

September 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Once again the high energy indie folk group will crowd onto the ACMA stage to bring a little of everything to our stage! They were a hit last year, bringing new faces and songs into our venue. We are looking forward to having them back again! "The 502s are a charismatic indie folk band from Maitland, Florida and they've got enough energy to take on the world." - No Depression Listening to their lighthearted gang vocals and buoyant trumpet lines,…


Grant Peeples in concert. David Hintz opens. Featured

September 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Grant Peeples is no stranger to the ACMA stage. He loves our concept of a Listening Room....and he has a lot to say. His shows are a roiling mix of funny stuff and not-funny stuff. He doesn’t do a lot of lo-ooove songs. When appropriate...he’s been known to play a few ‘off-color’ tunes. 😊 He has made ten studio records, three live recordings and two poetry books. He tours coast-to-coast, primarily as a solo artist, but often with a side…


Cliff Eberhardt in concert, Louise Mosrie opens. Featured

October 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Cliff had such a good time last year at the ACMA he wants to do it again. And he's bringing Louise with him! The review by J Allen pretty much sums it up! Cliff Eberhardt may have come up on the same '80s East Coast singer/songwriter scene as Shawn Colvin, Lucy Kaplansky, John Gorka, et al., but even from the beginning he had rock & roll -- and even pop -- aspirations. His early albums found him leaning toward Springsteen-esque…


Friction Farm in concert. Paul Philips opens Featured

October 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

No strangers to the ACMA stage, Friction Farm brings new songs and new stories from their many miles on the road! "Modern-folk duo Friction Farm is a husband and wife team of traveling troubadours. Aidan Quinn and Christine Stay combine storytelling, social commentary and humor to create songs of everyday life, local heroes, and quirky observations. From ballads to anthems each song is filled with harmony and hope. Friction Farm's lyrically rich, harmony-driven songs have earned them spots as Kerrville…


Mike Laureanno in concert. Mindy Simmons opens Featured

October 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Mike Laureanno hails from Fall River, MA an old mill-town infamous for its axe wielding resident Lizzie Borden and famous for its chow mein sandwiches and pork pies. ​ A passionate performer, Mike's songs are visceral and evocative. Dave Palmater, Folk-DJ of WUMB Boston Public Radio, calls Mike Fall River's poet laureate. Mike is proud of his roots and many of his songs deal with his gritty blue collar hometown and the lives of his family and friends. ​He is…


Violet Bell/ Omar Ruiz-Lopez. Mary Dahl and Carolyn Stanley open Featured

October 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Violet Bell’s original Americana is woven from threads of folk, soul, bluegrass, psychedelic, and classical music. On stage and in the studio, the energy between Lizzy Ross and Omar Ruiz-Lopez is fiery, intimate and intuitive. Based out of Durham, the pair have played shows from Montreal to Miami since forming in 2016, resulting in a strong onstage chemistry that’s evident in person and in videos of these live performances.   The two share a mutual love of rock, hip-hop and…


Patchouli return to the ACMA. Andy Getch opens Featured

November 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

The ACMA is so pleased to have some of our founding member musicians return to our stage! Internationally Touring World Radio Chart Topping Guitar Duo Master guitarist Bruce Hecksel and singer-songwriter Julie Patchouli blend music from their two musical projects Patchouli and Terra Guitarra. Terra Guitarra is reviewed as “one of the top nuevo-flamenco groups in the world” - Zone Music Reporter. They have three top 5 internationally charting albums including Of Sea & Stars just won ZMR Award “Best…


Bill Mize in concert. Danny Anderson Opens Featured

November 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

“It was the mid-1950s when I first saw Elvis on TV. Although I was only three or four years old, I realized I had just witnessed something incredibly powerful, and for me music was what it was going to be all about.” *************************** Grammy-winning guitarist Bill Mize is a son of Tennessee, and a fitting representative of his state’s rich musical heritage. His critically lauded fingerstyle compositions are fluid and intricate, and their delivery masterful. One suspects an influential teacher,…

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