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14
Dec

ACMA Songwriters at the Plaza Featured

December 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

ACMA Songwriters at the Plaza 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 own original songs. Come hear great original music…

16
Dec

Songwriter to Songwriter. Bruce Gallant Featured

December 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This episodes guest is  Bruce Gallant Bill’s guests discuss new and old music, songwriting, their relationship with the ACMA, a few personal titbits, and as a bonus they perform a few songs. The Youtube link below will be live at the scheduled time and afterwords you will be able to view it anytime. Sit back and enjoy getting to know more than you knew before about our talented ACMA songwriters. Dec. 16th 7 PM           https://youtu.be/N6P4jyKukgg…

19
Dec

ACMA@Alliance with The Reckless Saints. Java Moon Band opens! Featured

December 19 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Our ACMA@Alliance Concerts continue! Purchase tickets in advance at www.artinlee.org. We will be accepting the first 132 people for concert reservations. IF weather threatens the outdoor concert it will be moved to our indoor theatre for general admission seats. If there is no weather threat we will sell additional tickets at the door the day of the concert. For this concert only rain time is 5 PM>. The Reckless Saints bring their Blue Twangled Folk and Roll to the Green…

06
Jan

Sounds of Discovery, Acoustic Concerts At Lovers Key State Park Featured

January 6, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Sounds of Discovery, Acoustic Concerts At Lovers Key State Park Friends of Lovers Key, FOLKS, has joined with The Americana Community Music Association to offer Acoustic concerts of all original music. The concerts will take place in the new Welcome & Discovery Center at Lovers Key State Park. All shows are an intimate songwriters showcase, with the artists taking turns performing their own compositions and telling the stories behind the songs. This will be a special evening that you will…

08
Jan

Reckless Saints! Pearl Street Band opening Featured

January 8, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

If it's the New Year at the ACMA....The Reckless Saints are in the house! This husband and wife team runs the gamut from engaging acoustic folk to driving bluesy tunes, with hints of twang sprinkled in. Yes, they call their style Blue- Twangled Folk "n" Roll. The ringing impression from their music is the seamless blending of so many forms of roots music combined with meaningful and often insightful lyrics. It works beautifully. "Roy Schneider, and Kim Mayfield his wife…

11
Jan

ACMA Songwriters at the Plaza Featured

January 11, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

ACMA Songwriters at the Plaza 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 own original songs. Come hear great original music…

22
Jan

Jesse Terry in Concert! Joe Virga opens Featured

January 22, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Help us welcome to the ACMA stage for the first time, Jesse Terry! The stage has been Jesse's home for a decade. He plays around 150 shows a year, from Bonnaroo to the Philadelphia Folk Festival, the 30A Songwriters Festival to AmericanaFest. When the pandemic canceled concerts and delayed the album's release, he pivoted to performing online and found a strong new connection to his fans, who had helped fund his albums all along. "My musical tribe has always been…

23
Jan

ACMA@Alliance: The Rough & Tumble /Carlene Thissen opens! Featured

January 23, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

ACMA member Carlene Thissen will open for The Rough And Tumble @ The Alliance for the Arts as part of the ACMA's collaboration with the Alliance to present outstanding Americana music to the public. How reservations work for outdoor concerts: The Alliance will be accepting the first 132 people for concert reservations. IF weather threatens the outdoor concert it will be moved to our indoor theatre for general admission seats. If there is no weather threat we will sell additional…

29
Jan

Dave Mayfield in Concert! Carolyn Stanley Opens Featured

January 29, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

You are in for a treat with this show! Ohio-based Americana singer/songwriter David Mayfield has deep roots in the bluegrass and folk scenes. The Kent native grew up playing bass and touring with his family's bluegrass band, later embracing guitar and mandolin as a teenager and earning national awards for his deft flatpicking style. Before going solo David joined progressive bluegrass outfit Cadillac Sky. The group's fiery, aggressive sound infuriated many traditionalists, but won them a hardcore following of younger…

03
Feb

Sounds of Discovery, Acoustic Concerts At Lovers Key State Park Featured

February 3, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Sounds of Discovery, Acoustic Concerts At Lovers Key State Park Marie Nofsinger, Bob Williams, Bill Steel Friends of Lovers Key, FOLKS, has joined with The Americana Community Music Association to offer Acoustic concerts of all original music. The concerts will take place in the new Welcome & Discovery Center at Lovers Key State Park. All shows are an intimate songwriters showcase, with the artists taking turns performing their own compositions and telling the stories behind the songs. This will be…

05
Feb

Verlon Thompson in Concert! Bill Metts Opens Featured

February 5, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us for an evening with a True-badour, Verlon Thompson! Songwriters seem to flourish on the fertile Oklahoma plains. Woody Guthrie, Roger Miller, Leon Russell, J.J. Cale and Jimmy Webb. Ticket information available soon! Add Verlon Thompson to that list. Thirty years as a professional songwriter and traveling troubadour serve as credentials. As a solo performer, and as the trusted sidekick of Texas Americana songwriting icon Guy Clark, Verlon has viewed the world from stages everywhere from Barcelona to Binger…

08
Feb

ACMA Songwriters at the Plaza Featured

February 8, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 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 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 own original songs. Come hear great original music and the stories behind the…

26
Feb

Lipbone Redding in Concert! Ralph Leesburg Opening Featured

February 26, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The ACMA stage welcomes back, Lipbone Redding! Hailing from North Carolina, Lipbone Redding is an award-winning vocalist, guitar player, voice-strumentalist, storyteller, songwriter, author, teacher and traveler. He is best known for his one-man orchestra show; simultaneously playing, singing and making the instrument sounds with his mouth and without the use of a loop pedal. Lipbone incorporates American Roots, Blues and Jazz with world influences including Indian, Middle Eastern, African and Latin styles. An uncanny vocal range, a nylon string guitar,…

08
Mar

ACMA Songwriters at the Plaza Featured

March 8, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

ACMA Songwriters at the Plaza 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 own original songs. Come hear great original music…

20
Mar

ACMA@Alliance! The Nouveau Honkies in concert. Robert Bidney opens. Featured

March 20, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The ACMA@Alliance concert series finishes up the season with The Nouveau Honkies/Robert Bidney opens outdoor concert. How reservations work for outdoor concerts: We will be accepting the first 132 people for concert reservations. IF weather threatens the outdoor concert it will be moved to our indoor theatre for general admission seats. If there is no weather threat we will sell additional tickets at the door the day of the concert. Bring a chair/blanket etc. Beverages available at the Alliance Members…

12
Apr

ACMA Songwriters at the Plaza Featured

April 12, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

ACMA Songwriters at the Plaza 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 own original songs. Come hear great original music…

10
May

ACMA Member Showcase. Inside Show Featured

May 10, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

ACMA Songwriters at the Plaza 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.  The show will be indoors unless it's an absolutely beautiful night. 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…

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