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25
Jan

Lara Herscovitch in concert. The Dunn Deal opens Featured

January 25 @ 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 @ 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 Burkert Opens Featured

February 1 @ 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 @ 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…

06
Feb

Songwriters At Sunset, Charlie McCoy, Schneider & Mayfield Featured

February 6 @ 4:15 pm - 6:00 pm

FOLKS (Friends of Lovers Key, Inc.) www.friendsofloverskey.org has joined with The ACMA (Americana Community Music Association), www.americanacma.org, 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. Show starts at 4;15pm ,Come early to enjoy a variety of the local food trucks. The ACMA is a Fort Myers based organization that…

08
Feb

Songwriters at the South County Estero Library Featured

February 8 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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. Blu Lotus Opens Featured

February 16 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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…

05
Mar

Songwriters at Sunset, The Pearl Street Band Featured

March 5 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

FOLKS (Friends of Lovers Key, Inc.) www.friendsofloverskey.org has joined with The ACMA (Americana Community Music Association), www.americanacma.org, 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. Show starts at 4:30 pm, Come early to enjoy a variety of the local food trucks. The ACMA is a Fort Myers based organization…

07
Mar

Mean Mary in concert. Pete & Silvia Popravak opens Featured

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

Mary plays 11 instruments and has recorded 16 albums, her newest being Cold. www.meanmary.com Gypsy Girl: Mary James, youngest of six children, was born in Geneva, Alabama, though her family lived in Florida, a couple miles below the Alabama line. Her mom (author, Jean James) and dad (WWII veteran, William James) lived a very nomadic lifestyle. On one occasion they packed up the family (Mary was four at the time) and moved from Florida to North Minnesota, near the Canadian…

10
Mar

ACMA Songwriters on The Plaza Featured

March 10 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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…

02
Apr

Songwriters at Sunset, Chakulla Featured

April 2 @ 5:45 pm - 7:15 pm

FOLKS (Friends of Lovers Key, Inc.) www.friendsofloverskey.org has joined with The ACMA (Americana Community Music Association), www.americanacma.org, 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. Show starts at 5:45 Come early to enjoy a variety of the local food trucks. The ACMA is a Fort Myers based organization that…

04
Apr

Roy Bookbinder in concert. Bill Metts opens! Featured

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

Rain or Shine, moved inside if needed.  Gene Martin, Al Candelaria, Bill Veach, Thomas Earl 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…

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