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26
Jan

Woji & Kozloff Featured

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

The ACMA is excited to have back on stage, these two touring ACMA members Acclaimed, Singer/Songwriter, and hit & run Terlingua, TX resident, Hank Woji is a self described “Jersey Shore Ex-Pat turned West Texas Desert Rat” with roots in folk, country and blues. Critics have described Hank’s music as “acoustic-wielding, sharply observed, Americana all the way” and being “in the best tradition of the Texas troubadours like Guy Clarke, Townes Van Zandt and Butch Hancock.” A Pennsylvania native who…

02
Feb

Escaping Pavement with Ricky Baker and Jason Peters opening! Featured

February 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Bio: Hailed as "One of the most dynamic Americana groups out of Detroit, Michigan" Escaping Pavement masterfully blends and blurs the lines of Bluegrass, Folk, and Americana. Their unique joint frontperson arrangement, with Emily Burns and Aaron Markovitz sharing equally in singing, songwriting, and guitar playing allow for astounding, harmony-driven, musical interplay that has earned them slots on bills with the likes of Justin Townes Earle, Mountain Heart, and Joan Osborne. With multiple festival appearances scheduled, over 500 shows under…

07
Feb

Songwriters at Sunset 4;15 Tim McGeary, Carlene Thissen, Marie Nofsinger Featured

February 7 @ 4:15 am - 5:45 pm

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…

09
Feb

Heather Pierson Trio! Bruce and Cece Gallant open Featured

February 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

We're so excited to finally have Heather and her group back to the ACMA stage, and equally excited that Bruce and Cece continue to entertain us with their happy sound! "If you're one of those people who likes any style done well-- old-school jazz, folk, pop, classical--you'll love this prodigiously talented threesome. Keyboards, brass, all sorts of strings, and beautiful singing make for a dynamic show packed with energy and surprises." Sarah Craig | Caffe Lena | Saratoga Springs, NY…

12
Feb

Songwriters at the Plaza, Joe Virga, Bill Metts, Bruce Gallant Featured

February 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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…

16
Feb

Songwriters at the Library. Estero, Bradford, Knake, Steel Featured

February 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The ACMA is a Fort Myers based organization that promotes local artists who write and sing their own original songs. Come hear great original acoustic music and the stories behind the songs in an intimate Songwriters Showcase.   Feb. 16th, Joyce Knake Alan Bradford Bill Steel Alan Bradford is a unique guitarist, and an old soul singer/songwriter. He performs throughout the east coast of the United States. Whether at a country club, a bar, a national festival, a house concert,…

17
Feb

Gurf Morlix in concert. David Hintz opens. Sunday night show Featured

February 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A SUNDAY SHOW. SPECIAL EVEN T PRICING $15/20 for the LEGENDARY Gurf Morlix. Visiting planet Gurf has always been an enlightening experience. After all, this Gurf Morlix fellow – Buffalo born, Texas bred – has provided us with countless indelible musical moments in the last 40-plus years: his exemplary guitar and production work with Lucinda Williams; his instrumental accompaniment to artists ranging from Blaze Foley to Warren Zevon; his production of watermark albums for artists such…

23
Feb

Verlon Thompson in concert. Mike McMillan opens Featured

February 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Verlon Thompson returns to the ACMA. We are stoked! SPECIAL EVENT PRICING WITH TICKETS REQUIRED. General Puplic Tickets Available HERE. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/verlon-thompson-concert-at-acma-all-faiths-public-tickets-50336065527    NOTE ACMA Member Discounted tickets are now available on the ACMA Member Only Facebook page, And at All Faiths Show. Note only 100 seats available in total.......This show will sell out Must Have ticket in advance.... Songwriters seem to flourish on the fertile Oklahoma plains. Woody Guthrie, Roger Miller, Leon Russell, J.J. Cale and Jimmy Webb. Add Verlon Thompson…

02
Mar

Grant Maloy Smith in concert with Bob Williams opening. Featured

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

Grant Maloy Smith is a singer/songwriter of COUNTRY/ROOTS music - an artful blend of country, bluegrass, folk, and pop music. His most recent album Dust Bowl - American Stories rode the Billboard charts for 17 weeks, including 11 weeks in the top 10 on the Americana/Folk Album Sales chart and #12 on the Country Album Sales Chart. The Bible of American Roots music, NO DEPRESSION magazine, raved: “Grant’s ability to capture the heartland in his music is amazing ... he…

07
Mar

Songwriters at Sunset 4:30, Baker, McMillan, Boz Featured

March 7 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

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…

09
Mar

Songwriters at the Library. Estero Featured

March 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The ACMA is a Fort Myers based organization that promotes local artists who write and sing their own original songs. Come hear great original acoustic music and the stories behind the songs in an intimate Songwriters Showcase.   March 9th , Pete Benson Houseboat Jim, Doug Chaiet   Pete Bensen, Americana music and playing guitar has been his love, muse, and best friend since childhood., Peter has performed for over 15,000 listeners of his regular StreetJelly.com/PeteBensen. online e-concerts.   Houseboat…

12
Mar

Songwriters at the Plaza, Stanley, Popravak, Dahl Featured

March 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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…

16
Mar

Tim Farrell in concert. Bill Metts opens Featured

March 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Wow! When we first invited Tim Ferrell to play the ACMA around six years ago, we wondered how an almost totally instrumentalist would fare at the ACMA. Would we miss word? Little did we know that Tim would return again and again and also open the door for other instrumental musicians at the ACMA, proving that musicians can paint pictures with music alone. Tim's Bio: As a performer Tim has entertains audiences internationally. He maintains an active performing schedule, appearing…

23
Mar

Squirrel Hillbillies! ACMA member Ralph Leesburg opens. Featured

March 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

From deep within the urban forest of Pittsburgh's East End, the Squirrel Hillbillies often emerge to share their eclectic mix of acoustic roots music, spanning folk, country and blues. Rabidly social and clawingly curious, they relish opportunities to interact with diverse audiences. They perform regularly at festivals and folk clubs as well as non-traditional venues across the US and the UK. Through a collaborative, nonlinear songwriting process, duo partners Jenny Wolsk and Gary Crouth draw from personal experiences, third-hand stories,…

30
Mar

Shawna Caspi with Joe Virga opening! Featured

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

Shawna Caspi performs solo, but there’s a whole band under her fingertips. A mighty singer, a story sculptor, and a truth teller, she has toured across Canada and the USA and believes in poetry and the power of one person and one instrument, accompanying herself with a remarkable lyrical fingerpicking guitar style. Shawna loves the landscapes of her travels and while weaving them into her songs, she has also been portraying them on canvases, painting one-of-a-kind works of art inspired…

04
Apr

Songwriters at Sunset 5:45 Metts, Jordan, Williams Featured

April 4 @ 5:45 pm - 7:15 pm

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…

06
Apr

Sharon Goldman in concert. Chuck Williams opens Featured

April 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

SHARON GOLDMAN is a New Jersey-based singer-songwriter whose "intense, insightful, vivid" storytelling is a "clinic in how to paint an indelible picture with the simplest images and symbols." (Alan Young, New York Music Daily). Over several well-received albums released over the past decade, she has combined heartfelt portraits and memorable lyrics with unforgettable melodies and expressive vocals — taking a folk/pop sensibility to new artistic heights. She performs regularly at house concerts, folk coffeehouses, festivals, arts and cultural venues and…

09
Apr

Songwriters at the Plaza, Chuck Williams, David Hintz, Ross Jordan Featured

April 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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…

13
Apr

Songwriters at the Library . Estero, Season Finale Featured

April 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The ACMA is a Fort Myers based organization that promotes local artists who write and sing their own original songs. Come hear great original acoustic music and the stories behind the songs in an intimate Songwriters Showcase. Helping us close out the season will be multiple ACMA Artists along with a closing All Star Jam

13
Apr

8 Ball Aitken returns! Bill Steel opens Featured

April 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Australian slide-guitarist and songwriter 8 Ball Aitken has spent more than a decade on the road playing 200+ shows each year worldwide. He tours either with his band, or as a one-man-show. 8 Ball's 2018 album release SWAMP BLUES hit #2 on the Australian Blues charts and single HIGH WATER hit #1 on the Australian AMRAP Radio Charts. 8 Ball is special to the ACMA. He was the first musician to play at our All Faiths Venue. Ask about the…

27
Apr

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…

11
May

Nmbr11 at the ACMA with Bill Veach opening Featured

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

NMBR11 (pronounced Number-Eleven) is an international act created by artists Bernard Bulhack and Yeshiva Lex. The band was born on May 11th 2012 after Bernard and Yeshiva met while joining a blues project. Their interest in other genres drove them to branch off to create a duo and eventually full band as well. They are double 2017 Global Music Awards Winners in the Duo/band category and for their song “Please Forgive Me.” Born and raised in South America (Chile and…

18
May

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…

08
Jun

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…

29
Jun

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…

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