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26
Aug

Sally Barris in concert with Andy Getch opening! Featured

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

Sally Barris won over the music committee 100%...so here she is! Sally Barris is an A-list Nashville songwriter who has had songs covered by such top-level artists as Kathy Mattea, Martina McBride, and Lee Ann Womack. Her song “Let The Wind Chase You”, recorded by Trisha Yearwood and Keith Urban, received a Grammy nomination for vocal collaboration in 2009.While her writing credits mightily impress, fans and peers are most captivated by her bright spirit and expressive mountain soprano. Dirty Linen…

02
Sep

Ellen Bukstel, Bill Veach Opens Featured

September 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 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…

09
Sep

Bob Sima returns to the ACMA. Glenn Sabatka opens! Featured

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

Sima is a dynamic singer-songwriter, performer, storyteller, speaker, servant of humanity, workshop and retreat leader, meditation and breathwork facilitator, and creative collaborator — often weaving all of these elements into a single performance. He is a nationally touring artist performing at festivals, concert halls, yoga studios, wellness centers, and spiritual centers to share his message and music. His soul-stirring performances straddle the worlds of folk, kirtan, soul, and gospel as he navigates audiences deeply on a journey, both individually and…

16
Sep

Barbara Lynn, Robert Bidney, and David Hintz Featured

September 16 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

David Hintz, Robert Bidney, and Barbara Lynn. Three dynamic songwriters together for one memorable night. Original songs and the stories behind the songs, performed in the ACMA Listening Room. Music News wrote, “Robert Bidney is a strong, new voice on the indie album scene that’s been a long-time coming.” His messages are as strong as his melodies with an appealing pop / soul sensibility, leaving listeners wanting more. His songs have been covered by legends in the music industry. With…

07
Oct

Grant Peeples in concert with ACMA member Joe Virga opening. Featured

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

Please join us as Grant celebrates 10 years of singer/songwrter thang! Our founding ACMA member Joe Virga opens. A self-described “tree-hugger that watches NASCAR, and Buddhist with a gun below the seat,” Grant Peeples is known for his axe-sharp socio-political tunes, raucous humor and heart-gigging ballads. In 2014 he was the recipient of the Focus Foundation Award for Creative Excellence, which cited the “humor, compassion and wisdom of his songs,” as well as their "unflinching social insight and cultural acuity.”…

14
Oct

Danika Holmes and Jeb Stuart in concert Scott Lee Dozier opens Featured

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

Don’t let the optimistic take on life in Danika’s music fool you into thinking she’s never endured hardship. She has... and plenty of it. She just chose to focus the message of her music on overcoming challenges and getting through life’s hardest moments in one piece, and being better for it. Danika believes music has the ability to heal. But that’s not all. A well written song and performance can lead you to sing along, to laugh, or to bop…

21
Oct

Woji and Kozloff in concert. Bob Williams opens Featured

October 21 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The ACMA is proud to welcome back Hank Woji and Eileen Kozloff to our stage. The duo has performed regularly at festivals, concert venues, coffee houses and house concerts throughout the country combining their stellar individual skills into a duo that showcases the best of their talents into a seamless collaborative musical team. About Hank Woji A self described “Jersey Shore Ex-Pat turned West Texas Desert Rat”, for over 20 years, as a bassist, Hank Woji played in some of…

04
Nov

HomeGrown, Rick Hardeman, Ross Jordan, and Paul Phillips Featured

November 4 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

With many new faces and new voices the ACMA is growing week by week. So, we’re put three new ACMA songwriters on the stage together. Rick open for NUMR11 in November, Paul opened for Bill Bynum in June, and Ross seems to be at every open mic in the area. Please joins us, for our New Guy Homegrown Songwriters Round. An exciting night of original songs and the stories behind the songs. Rick Hardeman, after "lifetimes" lived on both sides…

17
Nov

Harpeth Rising returns to the ACMA. Millie Van Horn opens. Friday!! Featured

November 17 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

PLEASE NOTE; THIS CONCERT IS ON A FRIDAY...NOT SATURDAY. FRIDAY NOVEMBER 17TH. 🙂 Chamberfolk: Three classically trained musicians playing original music, as intricately arranged as a string quartet, lyrically rooted in the singer/songwriter tradition, and wrapped in three-part vocal harmonies reminiscent of both Appalachia and Medieval Europe. Building from the tonal depth of the cello (or is it a bass?), layer in the shimmering sounds of a violin and the strikingly natural addition of banjo to create a sound at…

02
Dec

Verlon Thompson in concert with Roy Schneider opening. Featured

December 2 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

We are very happy to welcome the incredible talent of Verlon Thompson to our stage! This will be a special ticketed event at the ACMA with limited availability at the door. General public $20. ACMA members receive special pricing of $15.00. Members can purchase at a show or on line at the ACMA members only Facebook page. NO RSVP ...you must have a ticket......This show will sell out  Tickets:  Click below or Copy & Paste for link to tickets https://www.eventbrite.com/e/verlon-thompson-puplic-tickets-tickets-37010922666?utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=new_event_email&utm_term=viewmyevent_button…

07
Dec

Hank Woji, Eileen Kozloff, & The Reckless Saints Featured

December 7 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Songwriters at Sunset   Free Acoustic Concert  4:00 pm Hank Woji and Eileen Kozloff have performed regularly at festivals, concert venues, coffee houses and house concerts throughout the country combining their stellar individual skills into a duo that showcases the best of their talents into a seamless collaborative musical team. The Reckless Saints, Roy Schneider The Reckless Saints play original music self-described as "blue twangled folk & roll,”- a delightfully diverse blend, ranging from bluesy to ballads, jazzy to folk, bluegrass…

16
Dec

Songwriters at the Library, Glenn Sabatka, Pete Bensen, Doug Chaiet Featured

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

Join us for a FREE Concert. Great original acoustic music and the stories behind the songs in an intimate Songwriters Showcase. South County Regional Library21100 Three Oaks Parkway Estero 33928 Glenn Sabatka has been playing guitar and harmonica since the 1960-s.  He has been the harmonica player for many bands and has been a side-man on several artists’ recordings. After working for Public Radio for thirty four years he retired from Florida Gulf Coast University’s public radio station   as Director.…

04
Jan

Songwriters at Sunset, Bob Williams, Mike McMillan, Ed Summer, Bill Steel Featured

January 4, 2018 @ 4:15 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. 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…

13
Jan

Songwriters at the Library Bill Veach, Ross Jordan, Dan Philgreen Featured

January 13, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Free Acoustic Concert South County Regional Library 21100 Three Oaks Parkway Estero 33928 Come and enjoy local artists who write and sing their own original songs. Great original acoustic music and the stories behind the songs in an intimate Songwriters Showcase Bill Veach has 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. Ross Jordan has been…

19
Jan

FRIDAY HomeGrown Kip Lawrence Opening Alan & Cindy Featured

January 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

This Matlacha Invasion is on Friday night Kip Lawrence is a songwriter living in Matlacha, and was a founding member of The Yard Dogs who put out 12 cd's of original music which came to be known as Florida Swamp Music. The Yard Dogs toured extensively and brought their music to people all over the world. He wrote many of the songs along with his partners Yard Dog Charlie and Brian "Swamp Box" Travis.  In his early years he worked…

27
Jan

Bill Mize in Concert. Opening Bill Burkert Featured

January 27, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

It's not often the ACMA showcases an instrumentalist, but when we do..watch out! We are proud to present Grammy award winner guitarist Bill Mize. 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, and one would be right. “I received most of my musical education from a cheap Zenith radio,” says Mize, who as…

01
Feb

Songwriters at Sunset, 4:30pm Ray Cerbone, Kip Lawrence, & Houseboat Jim Featured

February 1, 2018 @ 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. 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…

03
Feb

Melissa Welke, Annie Wenz & Kim Mayfield Featured

February 3, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

If you know any of these women you know how special this show will be. If you don’t know them, you’re going to really enjoy getting to know them. A night of the shared songs and stories behind the songs. Don’t miss this one. Melissa Welke has been singing and writing songs for several years. Performing at such venues as Blissfest Music Festival, Mackinaw City Outdoor Amphitheater, Boyne City Strolling the Streets, Harbor Springs Street Musique, Charlevoix Area Library Folk…

10
Feb

Songwriters at the Library, Bob Williams, Andy Getch, Carlen Thissen Featured

February 10, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Free Acoustic Concert South County Regional Library 21100 Three Oaks Parkway Estero 33928 Come and enjoy local artists who write and sing their own original songs. Great original acoustic music and the stories behind the songs in an intimate Songwriters Showcase Bob Williams’s original songs and the stories behind his songs always brings a smile as a teenager Bob began writing his own music. Pulling elements from Folk-Rock and Country-Rock, Bob created a sound all of his own. Bob's songs…

10
Feb

Lipbone Redding in concert. Opener Bruce & Cecile Gallant Featured

February 10, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The ACMA is happy to welcome back the authentically entertaining master of the stage Lipbone Redding, No loopers, no special effects. All sounds are all Lipbone! Lipbone has taken his singular vocal instrumental style to a new level by playing guitar and producing all of the instrument sounds while simultaneously singing and storytelling without the use of electronic effects nor a loop pedal. Really, you should check him out. In his early twenties, Lawrence “Lipbone” Redding migrated from North Carolina…

18
Feb

Muriel Anderson with Ray Cerbone opening.Tickets Donation $15/20. Sunday Night Featured

February 18, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

SUNDAY Feb. 18th, the ACMA welcomes back Muriel Anderson in concert, complete with her stunninly beautiful AudioVisual show. One of the world’s foremost fingerstyle guitarists and harp-guitarists, Muriel Anderson is the first woman to have won the National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship. She appears on the cover of Classical Guitar Magazine, Spring 2017, and concurrently in main feature stories in Guitar Player Magazine and Acoustic Guitar Magazine. Her recent CD “Nightlight Daylight” has won top honors in 11 national awards. She…

24
Feb

Doug MacLeod in concert. Bill Metts opens! Tickets / Donation $15/20.00 Featured

February 24, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

"Doug MacLeod is an acoustic roots master. He has been using guitars and voice to create his own unique musical vision for over fifty years. - Elwood Blues aka Dan Aykroyd". - The Bluesmobile Radio Show The ACMA is proud to welcome Multple Blues Music Award Winner Doug MacLeod back to our stage. Doug may be billed a "bluesman", but he will tell you that he thinks of himself as Americana. The ACMA likes to say BluesAcana! MacLeod is known…

01
Mar

Songwriters at Sunset, 4:45 PM Annie Wenz, Robert Bidney, David Hintz Featured

March 1, 2018 @ 4:45 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. 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…

10
Mar

Songwriters at the Library, Mike McMillan, Millie Van Horn, Melissa Welke Featured

March 10, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Free Acoustic Concert South County Regional Library 21100 Three Oaks Parkway Estero 33928 Come and enjoy local artists who write and sing their own original songs. Great original acoustic music and the stories behind the songs in an intimate Songwriters Showcase Mike McMillan got his first guitar as a teenager and has been pursuing his musical dreams ever since (in between jobs, 4 kids and several dogs). After his first Doc Watson concert in the 1970's, he was inspired to…

05
Apr

Songwriters at Sunset, 6:15 pm Chuck Williams, Carolyn & David Stanley, Joe Virga Featured

April 5, 2018 @ 6:15 pm - August 5, 2018 @ 7:45 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. 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…

14
Apr

Songwriters at the Library ACMA Open Mic Featured

April 14, 2018 @ 2:00 pm

Free Acoustic Concert South County Regional Library 21100 Three Oaks Parkway Estero 33928 Come and enjoy local artists who write and sing their own original songs. Great original acoustic music and the stories behind the songs in an intimate Songwriters Showcase

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