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24
Aug

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…

07
Sep

North Fort Myers Library Grand Opening Featured

September 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

North Fort Myers Library, 2001 N Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers, FL 33903 The ACMA is excited to have the Smokey Daytona Band represent the ACMA at the Grand Opening Celebration of the new North Fort Myers Library. The event starts at 10:00 AM the Smokey Daytona Band performs at 1:00 PM. Games, programs and activities for all ages, featuring youth performers and live music! Come celebrate the opening of our community's beautiful new library. Free Activities for all ages…

07
Sep

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,…

14
Sep

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…

24
Sep

ACMA Island Hopper Showcase Featured

September 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

We are pleased to announce a Fantastic ACMA showcase for the 2019 Island Hopper Festival Kim Mayfield, Ray Cerbone, Robert Bidney, Bill Metts, Roy Schneider The Barrel Room 2214 Bay St, Fort Myers, FL 33901 Kim Mayfield started playing music on the family piano at age nine. She played for herself for years before learning to play with others. As a member of the trio “Reckless Saints” Kim has picked up guitar and mandolin, as well as learning to play…

05
Oct

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…

12
Oct

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…

19
Oct

Mike Laureanno in concert. Keith Parker 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…

20
Oct

Ding Darling Days- Family Fun Day Music by ACMA Featured

October 20 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm

Ding Darling Days with FREE Family Fun Day! 10am-3pm! Live wildlife presentations, arts and crafts, face painting, games, walk through aquatic learning lab, music, trams, hot dogs and more! Live Music provide by ACMA members David Hintz & Ross Jordan Ding Darlin National Wildlife Refuge, 1 Wildlife Dr, Sanibel Florida 33957 David Hintz is a SW Florida based singer/songwriter. David has been actively writing and performing his music and select covers since high school. David began writing in his late…

26
Oct

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…

02
Nov

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…

09
Nov

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,…

12
Nov

ACMA Songwriters on The Plaza Featured

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

ACMA Songwriters on The Plaza Rain or Shine, moved inside if needed. 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…

16
Nov

Joe Jencks in concert. Dan Philgreen opens Featured

November 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The ACMA welcomes Joe Jencks back to our stage. We first got acquainted with Joe as part of the powerhouse trio Brother Sun. He came back to us as a solo artist who quickly captivated the ACMA audience. This is his third time on our stage and we are excited to host him again. Opening for Joe is one of our own highly regarded songsters: Dan Philgreen. Joe Jencks is an international touring musician, award-winning songwriter, and celebrated vocalist known…

07
Dec

Kraig Kenning in concert. Ross Jordan opens Featured

December 7 @ 7:00 pm

Call him Contemporary folk, Acoustic blues, Roots rock, or American fingerstyle. The fact is, Kraig has managed to merge a bit of all the above, while maintaining a close and personal connection with his audience. Kraig has played up to 200 dates a year touring the US for the last 3 decades, showcasing songs from his eight cds containing almost exclusively original material. Kenning has shaped himself into one of the most capable performers on the planet. "There is an…

10
Dec

ACMA Songwriters on The Plaza Featured

December 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Rain or Shine, moved inside if needed. Roy Schneider, Kim Mayfield & Bill Metts 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…

04
Jan

Roy Schneider/Kim Mayfield in concert.The Pearl Street Band open Featured

January 4, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The ACMA is pleased to welcome back Roy Schneider and Kim Mayfield to open our 2020 music season. There's a special story behind the connection with them and the ACMA. Just ask us! Beyond that they always bring a wonderful vibe and special music to our stage. Here's a bit about the duo: Troubadour and formerly syndicated cartoonist Roy Schneider has developed a devoted fan base for his flavor of Americana music since 2008, through international radio airplay and consistent…

11
Jan

Songwriters at the South County Estero Library Featured

January 11, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 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 inside at the South County Regional Library 21100 Three Oaks Parkway Estero 33928, Saturday 2:00 Pm – 3:30 Pm  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…

11
Jan

Malcolm Holcombe in concert. Roy Schneider opens. Featured

January 11, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

On the North Carolina side of the Southern Appalachians, the land still retains its secrets. It’s a place of paradoxes, where poverty is handed down from one hardscrabble generation to the next in towns passed over by the New South progress that gives a city like Asheville its bourgeois charm. It’s a resilient pocket of wilderness where a small band of Cherokee once disappeared into the misty hollers to wait out the white man’s ire, back in the deep woods…

14
Jan

ACMA Songwriters on The Plaza Featured

January 14, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Rain or Shine, moved inside if needed. Robert Bidney, Annie Wenz, Bill Veach 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…

17
Jan

Kyshona in concert. Special guest Shannon Labrie opens. Friday Show Featured

January 17, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Kyshona Armstrong has been called upon to represent for soul and gospel in roots, rock and folk lineups and to bring singer-songwriter sensibilities to R&B bills. But wherever she plants her feet, she does so with righteous conviction and a strong sense of her own voice."- NPR Music With a rousing and unanimous YES...the ACMA music committee ensured Kyshona a place on our stage! Read on for more about Kyshona. For a singer-songwriter, there's no more basic function than getting…

25
Jan

Lara Herscovitch in concert. The Dunn Deal opens Featured

January 25, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

The ACMA welcomes Lara to our stage for the first time! Lara Herscovitch is a modern American songwriter-poet-performer gem, creating masterful contemporary folk with blues, pop and jazz influences. Former Connecticut State Troubadour, she writes, sings and leads with authenticity, integrity, humor and heart, delivering performances that inspire, inform, uplift and entertain. Sound Waves Magazine described her music as “expertly written prose… songwriting at its best… good for your ears AND your soul.” Delivered with a voice Performer Magazine called…

29
Jan

ACMA Songwriters, Captiva Memorial Library Featured

January 29, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 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 inside at the Captiva Memorial Library, 11560 Chapin Ln, Captiva, FL 33924 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…

01
Feb

Billy Kemp in concert. Bill Burket Opens Featured

February 1, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Another enthusiastic and unanimous thumbs up from the ACMA music committee snagged Billy a spot in our "high season" line up...Check him out! A Baltimore native and Tennessee resident, Billy Kemp is a musician, songwriter, singer, composer and producer. He is a multi-instrumentalist but is best known for his tasteful and inventive guitar playing. He performs passionate home made songs and compositions, mostly roots music. Billy first made points in his hometown by forming the Paradise Pickers, a hybrid of…

05
Feb

ACMA Songwriters, Captiva Memorial Library Featured

February 5, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 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 inside at the Captiva Memorial Library, 11560 Chapin Ln, Captiva, FL 33924 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…

08
Feb

Songwriters at the South County Estero Library Featured

February 8, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 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 inside at the South County Regional Library 21100 Three Oaks Parkway Estero 33928, Saturday 2:00 Pm – 3:30 Pm 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…

08
Feb

Lipbone Redding in concert. Joe Virga opens Featured

February 8, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Special event suggested donation $15/20. The one and only Lipbone returns to our stage! He wowed us before and I believe he'll do it again. "One man orchestra, unplugged, un expected" Here's a bit more about Lipbone. In his early twenties, Lawrence “Lipbone” Redding migrated from North Carolina to New York City with his guitar. After a brief stint as an actor, carpenter, bartender and producer for the Museum of Sound Recording, he promptly became a subway musician. From the…

11
Feb

ACMA Songwriters on The Plaza Featured

February 11, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Rain or Shine, moved inside if needed. Tim McGeary, Kip Lawrence, Ray Cerbone 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…

16
Feb

Muriel Anderson, Sunday Concert. Ricky Baker Opens Featured

February 16, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

MURIEL ANDERSON:            Donations this show $15-20.00 One of the world’s foremost fingerstyle guitarists and harp-guitarists, Muriel Anderson’s obvious joy of music, humor and her facility across the genres of folk, classical, bluegrass, popular and international music is revered by guitarists worldwide. An engaging performer, Muriel’s unique approach to the instrument virtually transforms the guitar into a lyrical choir, then a marching band, then a Japanese koto, then a Bluegrass band, one minute launching into a Beatles’ tune and the next,…

22
Feb

Max Hatt and Edda Glass in concert. Pete Bensen Opens Featured

February 22, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

We are happy to welcome Max Hatt and Edda Glass to our stage for the first time! Once again 6 Thumbs UP from the music committee! "A unique sound" — Larry Groce, NPR Mountain Stage "Beautiful... #chills" —Ann Powers, NPR Music "You cannot confuse her with any other artist" —New York Theatre Guide "An incomparable spook" —Nashville Scene Max Hatt / Edda Glass have "an incomparable spook” (Nashville Scene) and "a unique sound" (Larry Groce, NPR), comprised of Glass's unmistakable…

29
Feb

Claudia Schmidt in concert. Smokey Daytona Band opens Featured

February 29, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Welcome Claudia Schmidt to our stage for the first time! Here's what we've heard of Claudia: "If it were the intention of the creator or creators of this universe to perfectly blend together the night sky with moon and stars, it might have been their intention as well to deliver Claudia Schmidt as their messenger of reminder. To say that Schmidt is simply a performer with a talent to entertain would be a miscarriage of understatement. Schmidt takes her audiences…

04
Mar

ACMA Songwriters, Captiva Memorial Library Featured

March 4, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 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 inside at the Captiva Memorial Library, 11560 Chapin Ln, Captiva, FL 33924 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…

07
Mar

Woody Russell Trio in concert. Pete & Silvia Popravak opens Featured

March 7, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

The Woody Russell Trio has been one of THE most talked about, appreciated and requested back groups we have had the pleasure to host on our stage. We are so pleased to be able to present him again at the ACMA. Critically acclaimed, award winning, vocalist, guitarist and composer, Woody Russell, blurs the lines between Jazz, R&B and Folk. It's a sophisticated musical niche that a handful of artists have occupied where Jazz and Singer-Songwriter crossover (think Joni Mitchell, Van…

10
Mar

ACMA Songwriters on The Plaza Featured

March 10, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Rain or Shine, moved inside if needed. Carlene Thissen, Karen Cohen, Carolyn Stanley 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…

14
Mar

Songwriters at the South County Estero Library Featured

March 14, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 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 inside at the South County Regional Library 21100 Three Oaks Parkway Estero 33928, Saturday 2:00 Pm – 3:30 Pm 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…

14
Mar

Richard Smith in Concert! Mike McMillan Opens Featured

March 14, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Back after way too long a hiatus, Richard Smith brings us his finger style virtuoso. Read on for full bio! Having witnessed one of his live performances, fellow musicians and music lovers alike sing hymns of praise about world-renowned fingerstyle guitarist Richard Smith. With fretboard fireworks and lyrical endeavours he will melt your heart- strings, make your toes tapping and your jaws hanging open. Richard's ever growing repertoire comprises a wide variety of music from classical Bach to Beatles pop.…

21
Mar

Daniel Boling in Concert. Elizabeth Lockhart opens! Featured

March 21, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Think of a subtle intertwining of Steve Goodman, John Prine and Tom Paxton.” – Fred Schmale / Real Roots Café, Dutch music magazine "Daniel's songs are filled with sweet imagery and infallible word craft, and his live performances bring another dimension of energy and charm." – Singer/Songwriter Steve Gillette Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Winner Daniel Boling shares experiences from a life well-lived in places as far-ranging as Okinawa, Japan, and Padre Island, Texas. This balladeer/songwriter brings his friendly tenor,…

27
Mar

Bill and Kate Isles in concert. Friday Show Featured

March 27, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Bill & Kate Isles are an acoustic singer/songwriter duo based in Duluth, Minnesota. Using a wide variety of musical styles, their performances carry audiences through a broad landscape of experiences from metaphorical worlds to small town family stories and to zany comedy. Consummate performers, they are known for their catchy melodies and memorable songs. They have a deep-seated love for the audience, and each other, and it shines before, during, and after the performance. They tour nationally, presenting their profound…

04
Apr

Roy Bookbinder in concert. Bill Metts opens! Featured

April 4, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Special pricing $15 ACMA members/$20 general public. Roy said "Let's do it again" and so we are...and we are thrilled to welcome Roy Bookbinder back to the ACMA. Roy has the goods: the original, the bare-knuckle, the low-down . . . blues. Who can say they were friends with the Rev. Gary Davis, Pink Anderson and Robert Lockwood? And toured with Arthur Big Boy Crudup, Hot Tuna, JJ Cale & Bonnie Raitt ? Roy can. He has the stories, the…

11
Apr

Songwriters at the South County Estero Library Featured

April 11, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 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 inside at the South County Regional Library 21100 Three Oaks Parkway Estero 33928, Saturday 2:00 Pm – 3:30 Pm 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…

11
Apr

Jennnings and Keller in concert. Amber Crowley opens. Featured

April 11, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Jennings & Keller is an award-winning nationally touring duo based out of Florida. They offer up 21st Century Americana with influences in folk, jazz, and roots music. They fuse many different musical elements into a unique eclectic style that is refreshingly diverse. Dana Keller, a veteran pedal steel, dobro, and guitar player, has spent years performing on stage or in the studio with such luminaries as Vince Gill, Ricky Skaggs, Stevie Wonder, Larry Graham, Marvin Gaye, Dave Mason, Johnny Rodriguez…

14
Apr

ACMA Songwriters on The Plaza Featured

April 14, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Rain or Shine, moved inside if needed. Smokey Daytona Band Doug Chaiet, Al Candalaria, Mary Dahl, & Gene Martin 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…

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