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. The Folks group will offer a Beach BBQ fundraiser at the show. 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 and the stories behind the songs in an intimate “Bluebird Café” style. The show will finish with a fabulous Lovers Key Sunset. www.americanacma.org
Park entry fees are $8.00 for vehicles (2-8 people), $4 for single person in vehicle
Bill Veach was a drummer in a rock band in college, but guitars are easier to move and make for better neighbors so he spent $100 of his precious college beer money on a flame red acoustic guitar. Moving was a part of his life for years, with 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. Bill is a Western boy, raised in Colorado and lived in Utah and Wyoming before becoming a full time resident of Fort Myers Beach. He became active writing songs as part of the Cheyenne Guitar Society in Wyoming and finds inspiration in the camaraderie of the ACMA Singer Songwriter Circle on Sundays.
Bill has never met a genre he didn’t like, and his style is as predictable as the Colorado spring weather. Bill plays around Southwest Florida, both solo and as part of the Pearl Street Band
Alan Bradford is a unique guitarist, and an old soul singer/songwriter. A musician who can deliver hours of covers, as well as original songs; he is an all around entertainer who can “read the crowd” and cater the music to their desires.
Alan started playing music while growing up in New Jersey, and had the opportunity to open for many touring professionals two of whom became great influences on his music ; Harry Chaplin and James Taylor.
Alan continues to perform as a solo performer but adds players to fit the needs of the event. He performs throughout the east coast of the United States. Whether at a country club, a bar, a national festival, a house concert, or an assisted living; his music is a wonderful addition to any function.
Chakulla (affectionately known as Grandfather Chakulla) is an individual, expressing his music with an organic grove of worldly rhythm’s, unique guitar cords, catchy and memorable melodies. He sings out with an acoustic guitar using a loop pedal enabling leads, harmonica, marimba, conga’s, percussion, and vocal percussion lines to manifest on the spot and live .
He is best described as the Folk/World/Jazz/Americana artist, and in his 4 decades of writing and playing music Chakulla has shared his music at concert venues seating 60,000 people, and in Clubs, at House concerts, Festivals, TV and radio appearances, and singing out in the streets.
He has shared the stage with Richie Havens, Pete Seeger, Arlo Guthrie, Buddy Miles, Aztec Two step, etc. Chakulla has a profound effect on audiences connecting, including, inspiring, and inviting them to participate and to sing along leaving them with a smile.