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05
Apr

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

April 5 @ 6:15 pm - August 5 @ 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

Roy Book Binder with Karen Cohen opening! Featured

April 14, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - April 14, 2019 @ 9:30 pm

Another living legend comes 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 licks, and the mystery of timeless music in his fingers. He’s been featured on a PBS special and interviewed by Terry…

21
Apr

Jennngs and Keller in concert. Opening Mary Dahl & Carolyn Stanley Featured

April 21 @ 7:00 pm - October 16 @ 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…

28
Apr

Songwriters Showcase Robert Bidney, David Hintz, & Hank Woji Featured

April 28 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Songwriters Showcase Robert Bidney, David Hintz, & Hank Woji This will be a night not to be missed. Three exceptional songwriters share the stage performing original songs and the stories behind the songs. Robert Bidney is a singer songwriter whose message is as strong as his melodies. His music is relatable and has a strong commercial sensibility. He has been writing songs for most of his life. To support his family, he worked in the advertising world, but pursued his…

28
Apr

RT Guitar Drawing Featured

April 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

RT Guitars has donated a OM- 430C pictured above, with case valued at $899.00 The ACMA is doing a Fundraiser / suggested donation for a ticket is $5.00 RT Guitars and Roy Schneider have join together to promote these “Reverse Tension Guitars” The drawing will be at our Homegrown Show April 28.  You can get tickets at any ACMA All Faiths show. The guitar will be on display at every show. You do not need to be present to win.…

05
May

Bill Bynum and Company, Joyce Knake Opens Featured

May 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

You asked for them back and here they are! I had many requests to bring these folks back...after their concert many people asked "Can we have them back tomorrow?" Well that didn't happen but they ARE coming back May 5th. So come on out! With songs both traditional and original, and a sound that's at once as comfortable as old jeans and as fresh as a new blade of grass, Bill Bynum & Co. is a band that’s easy to…

12
May

Tim McGeary in concert. Carlene Thissen opens Featured

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

If music is a springboard for emotion, then Tim McGeary knows all too well how to mine it to the max. “I have to write songs,” the accomplished songwriter insists. “Yet, it’s both a blessing and a curse. The blessing is that you are able to write and sing songs that can connect to people and bring them to an emotional state. The curse is that I can never turn it off. If I get something in my head at…

19
May

ACMA Benefit Showcase Featured

May 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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. This is a benefit show for The ACMA which is a not for profit. Whether you’re a musician or a listener this is a wonderful way to check out liked minded people that enjoy original acoustic music. ACMA Sign up sheet will post on member only F B page early May.

26
May

Cottondale Swamp with Robert Lloyd opening Featured

May 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Cottondale Swamp is a Florida Swamp Rock, Southern Americana, Outlaw Country Band from the swamps of Florida. Weeki Wachee, FL is our ground zero. Mermaid Shows and the Gulf of Mexico, it doesn't get anymore "Old Florida" than that. Original Florida swamp rock with authentic country sensibilities and a heart of rock 'n roll. Cottondale Swamp celebrates the back roads, small towns and the seedy underbelly of Florida. We write songs that celebrate the people, places and uniqueness of our…

02
Jun

Nouveau Honkies with Sylvia and Pete opening! Featured

June 2 @ 7:00 pm

They were so much fun the first time we asked them back again! With their classic "Its roots that rock and roll" sound the Honkies make a joyful noise!. In mid 2014, Rebecca Dawkins and Tim O’Donnell, of The Nouveaux Honkies, hoisted anchor and set sail in their rebuilt RV. The journey started in South Florida and took them as far west as the Rockies, as far north as the Great Lakes, as far east as Cape Cod, and returned…

08
Jun

The Rightly So with The Dr. and Dave opening! Friday night show Featured

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

Born in the heart of the Buffalo rust belt, The Rightly So brings a vibrant energy to Americana music. The young acoustic duo is comprised of esteemed guitarist and performer Gregory Zeis, and award-winning singer/songwriter Jess Chizuk. Both have achieved a great deal of musical success on their own, and have formally combined their talents to create an unstoppable force of captivating original music. www.therighlyso.com Our own The Dr. and Dave open! The Dr and Dave began singing together and…

23
Jun

Passerine in concert with Ken Hulme opening! Featured

June 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Passerine’s distinctive sound combines vocal harmonies, the crisp rhythms of an acoustic guitar, the haunting voices of the fiddle and dobro (resonator slide guitar), the resonant lows of an acoustic bass. With inventive vocal harmonies and song-writing, supported by the sounds of acoustic strings, Passerine offers a fresh take on traditional folk and bluegrass music as well as a repertoire of original songs that range from sweet ballads to the edgier side of contemporary Americana. www.passerinemusic.net Opening for Passerine! Ken…

21
Jul

Florida Music Food Initiative Benefit Concert Featured

July 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

The ACMA is happy to host the Florida Music Food Initiative for a benefit concert/food drive. Please join us for a fun evening of music for a good cause. Performers Joe Virga Roy Schneider and Kim Mayfield Others Bear and Robert - Cindy Bear and Franc Robert (row-bear) Frankie J and the Chicken Parade James Hawkins Admission free with a food donation for a local food bank. More details to follow including musician line up, as we get the details…

28
Jul

Mean Mary at the ACMA. Millie Van Horn opens! Featured

July 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Multi-Instrumentalist "Mean" Mary James returns to the ACMA. Award-winning musician/writer and fan favorite (over 9 million views on her YouTube videos), Mean Mary, literally grew-up in music. She evolved from a child prodigy who played for tips on the streets of Nashville (“startling talent” said the Tennessean) to a seasoned performer and headliner of over 4000 festivals and concerts (“the voice of a ragged Angel combined with the banjo playing of the Devil” says No Depression). Deering Banjo’s named her…

04
Aug

Sally Barris in Concert, Dan Philgreen Opens Featured

August 4 @ 7:00 pm

Sally had so much fun at her last concert that she asked to come back again..and we are happy to have her! 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…

25
Aug

Dana Cooper in concert. Ross Jordan Opens Featured

August 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Out of the heartland of America, stomping grounds of Truman and Twain, “powerhouse” troubadour Dana Cooper dedicated himself to a life of music over 40 years ago. This song poet engages and inspires audiences around the world with his quick wit, insightful stories and commanding presence. He is the recipient of the 2014 Heritage Musician award from Pilgrim Center for the Arts in Kansas City, MO. He was also named the 2015 Spirit of Folk award winner by Folk Alliance…

06
Oct

Twin Kennedy return to ACMA. Gene Martin opens. Featured

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

The ACMA is happy to welcome The Twin Kennedy's back to our stage once again! It's like seeing double... Their musical bond is as strong as their small town roots – Twin Kennedy, comprised of West Coast sisters Carli and Julie Kennedy, have been making music together since they could talk. Born and raised in the small town of Powell River, BC, Twin Kennedy grew up perfecting their sibling harmonies and dynamic live performances, while making their name known throughout…

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