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24
Feb

Songwriters Showcase Tim Mcgeary, Bill Metts, & Bob Williams Featured

February 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Songwriters Showcase  Tim Mcgeary, Bill Metts, & Bob Williams This show came together when Doug MacLeod had to cancel for heath reasons. The different ways to listen to music is endless. One of our favorites, is three songwriters sharing the stage performing original songs and the stories behind the songs. For this show we have three very unique songwriters all with a story to tell. New ACMA member Tim Mcgeary hails from Naples, Florida where he has lived for the…

24
Feb

Doug MacLeod Sorry Show has been Canceled Featured

February 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
01
Mar

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

March 1 @ 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…

03
Mar

Glenn Sabatka & Ken Crosby, & Tom Petty Tribute New date March 3rd Featured

March 3 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Friday night show…ACMA members Glenn & Ken will open the night with polar opposite original songs.  We will close out the night with an Open Mic / Tom Petty Tribute.  Open Mic sign up will be on member only Facebook page. 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…

09
Mar

Woody Russell Trio! Ralph Leeseberg opens New Date FRIDAY March 9th Featured

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

Critically acclaimed, award winning vocalist, guitarist and composer, Woody Russell, has released a body of recorded work that spans from the folk-rock infused songwriter fare of his first album, …As Simple As That (1996) to the more recent and highly praised blues/soul release of Up Against It (2010) and the pop-jazz shades of Delicious Days (2013). A year in the making, his newest full length album, Russell's latest, Carry It Up, delivers more jazz shaded compositions that orbits around themes…

10
Mar

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

March 10 @ 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…

17
Mar

Pat Donahue in Concert. Mike McMillan opens “St Pats Blues Show” Featured

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

“I first heard him on the radio and got upset. Then I heard him in concert and got more upset. He thinks harmonically, improvises beautifully, and writes. If you're a guitar player, he's going to haunt you...” —Leo Kottke Grammy-winning fingerpicker Pat Donohue’s devotion to acoustic guitar has made him an American standard. A versatile guitarist’s guitarist, he plays it all with a flourish of artistry and melodic inspiration. Pat entertains fans with intricate fingerpicking, easy wit, and nimble interpretations…

24
Mar

Joe Jencks in concert with Robert Bidney opening. Featured

March 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

“If one can master a craft after investing 10,000 hours, Joe Jencks’ hours are showing! I am literally stunned by this new album. Poets, Philosopher, Workers & Wanders tells our stories, his story, and the untold stories, as an American folk master can - with heart and unfettered perfection. Add this one to the folk canon! ” - MarySue Twohy – The Village, SIRIUS XM Radio Joe Jencks is an 18-year veteran of the international folk circuit, an award-winning songwriter,…

31
Mar

The Rough and Tumble! Terry Lynn Melody opens Featured

March 31 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

...used to say they were from Nashville, TN. That was before April 2015 when 5 year members Mallory Graham and Scott Tyler quit their day jobs, sold everything they owned, and gave their thirty day notice on their rental house to trade in for a life permanently on the road. With their sixteen foot camper and their 88 pound dog, Butter, they have been touring nationwide. Don't let their vagabond tendencies fool you-- this americana-folk duo are a compact team…

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…

07
Apr

Helen Avakian in concert. Chuck Williams opens! Featured

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

“Like Joni Mitchell, Helen Avakian can turn lyrics inside out... Avakian writes music that remains gentle on the ears while pulling aggressively on the heart... Helen Avakian’s music touches a place within.” Poughkeepsie Journal “A charming and engaging real artist, Avakian makes some really meaty listening that is as far from disposable pop as you can get.” Midwest Record Helen Avakian performs an exciting array of original songs and acoustic guitar instrumentals. Her stage presence is alternately enchanting and down…

14
Apr

Songwriters at the Library ACMA Open Mic Featured

April 14 @ 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

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 Raffle 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 / Raffle for $5.00 each. 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 purchase tickets at any ACMA All Faiths show or on line at. The guitar will be on display at every show. You do not need to be present 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…

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…

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