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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, The Obstructionists, David Hintz and Ross Jordan 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…

18
Apr

Jon Shain in concert with FJ Ventre. Bill Steel opens! Featured

April 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

We are so glad to be able to attract repeat visits from musicians such as Jon Shain. He's been with us since way back at the "old room". Musicians of his caliber have helped us build a loyal following of music lovers. AND since Jon's been here last he has won THE International Blues Competition (Solo duo) in Memphis Tennessee. Wow. "Jon took first place in the solo/duo category of the 2019 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, besting over 260…

09
May

8 Ball Aitken in Concert! Millie Van Horn Opens Featured

May 9 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

8 Ball Aitken brings his swamp blues music back to the ACMA! He was the first musician we hosted at All Faiths and he's been coming back ever since. Be sure to ask about the story behind that! Australian-born, Nashville, Tennessee-based, singer, songwriter, slide guitarist, cast away his cover gigs some seventeen years ago to hit the road, building a credibly successful yield, built solely on live performances globetrotting eighteen countries and still counting 8 Ball as his unusual name…

16
May

Jann Klose in concert. Robert Bidney opens! Featured

May 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

JANN KLOSE is an award-winning* pop singer-songwriter, who has released six albums and two EPs. Klose was raised in Kenya, South Africa, Germany and the United States. His latest single "Love You the Most" is part of the soundtrack for the movie "Married Young" and has been streamed over 1.3 Million times on YouTube and Spotify alone. Jann is an ambassador for Desmond Tutu's TutuDesk campaign. He is the singing voice of Tim Buckley in the movie "Greetings from Tim…

23
May

Smithson and French in Concert. Glen Sabatka opens Featured

May 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Paul Smithson and John French spend a great deal of their time creating and recording new material, and focus on performing primarily at festivals, house concerts, special events, and benefits as "Smithson & French". Paul was a finalist in the Broward Folk Club’s 2019 South Florida Songwriting Competition with his song “91 Days,” an homage to former Senator and Governor Lawton Chiles. Additionally, “91 Days” placed 2nd in the Will McLean Music Festival’s 2019 Best New Song Contest. He tied…

30
May

Keith Rea in Concert. Bruce Gallant Opens! Featured

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

Keith Rea's been dabbing with music and stories since he was nine years old– singer/songwriter, instrumentalist Keith brings a wealth of experience to the stage as well as a variety of styles and genres. From love songs to train songs, Keith’s lyrics conjure stories of people, places, and situations that feel both familiar and yet somehow fresh. His instrumental styling’s cover the landscape from finger picked ballads to raucous twelve bar blues. www.keithrea.com ACMA's own Bruce Gallant will open for…

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