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02
Mar

Roy Book Binder in Concert! Bill Metts & George Mitchell Opens Featured

March 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Roy Book Binder has been rambling around the world for the past 45 years! He gave up his Greenwich Village "pad" in the early 1970's and lived in his "Tour Bus" for the next 15 years criss crossing the US and appearing at festivals throughout Canada & Europe. Book Binder, traveled with the legendary Rev. Gary Davis in the late 60's..... The Book, recorded his first solo acoustic Blues album in the 70's, which was the first to receive 5…

12
Mar

ACMA Songwriters at the Plaza, The Pearl Street Featured

March 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

ACMA Songwriters at the Plaza, The Pearl Street The Lee County Library has joined with The ACMA (Americana Community Music Association), to offer FREE concerts of all original music by local Artists. Concerts will take place in the Amphitheater, which is located on South Cornog Plaza. Bring a chair or a blanket, shows will be moved to the meeting rooms located next to the amphitheater if needed depending on weather. The ACMA is a Fort Myers based not for profit…

16
Mar

Shawna Caspi in Concert! JD Lashley Opens Featured

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

In a world where language is forged as rushed texts and tweets, Toronto-based singer-songwriter Shawna Caspi takes her time crafting lyrics that are poetic and meaningful, often using unusual rhymes and surprising turns of phrase. She delights in nuance and detail – the way words sound, the way they’re shaped, the way they roll around on the palate. Her songs resonate with stories that are relatable, but told in new and unexpected ways. Shawna spent years on the road playing…

17
Mar

ACMA @ Alliance Songwriters in the Round. Charlie McCoy, Kim Mayfield and Roy Schneider Featured

March 17 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Let's do it again! We all had so much fun at last years' show (despite being moved indoors due to rain) that the ACMA and Alliance decided on a repeat performance. 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…

21
Mar

Jim Lauderdale In Concert Featured

March 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Jim Lauderdale In Concert The Americana Community Music Association, Fort Myers, home for original Americana music is excited to a announce A Very Special Preformace by Multi Grammy Award Winning Mr Americana himself, Jim Lauderdale will be performing live in concert.    March 21st,  Thursday Evening.  7:30. Limited seating, ticketed event.  Show Time 7:30, Doors Open 7 pm.   Tickets.  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jim-lauderdale-public-tickets-tickets-775587341617 Jim Lauderdale  At any given time, you’re likely to find Jim Lauderdale making music, whether he’s laying down a…

30
Mar

Kala Farnham in Concert! Silvia Medina opens Featured

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

Armed with a voice and an entourage of instruments, songstress Kala Farnham set out into the world with one vision: To inspire through the transformative power of musical storytelling. Farnham has garnered numerous awards and recognition, including serving as the current Connecticut State Troubadour, 2020 Falcon Ridge Festival Emerging Artist, 2020 Great American Song Contest Finalist, and 2019 Rose Garden Performing Songwriter Contest winner. Farnham's 2020 album, "Your Spirit Is a Work of Art", is composed of thirteen musical vignettes…

06
Apr

Ruth Wyand in Concert! Carolyn Stanley opens Featured

April 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Ruth Wyand : ALL STYLES OF AMERICAN ROOTS MUSIC AMERICANA, FOLK, BLUES, JAZZ Being diversified is Ruth Wyand’s specialty. Demonstrating guitar virtuosity with powerful fingerpicking, bottleneck slide and a warm alto voice Ruth plays a mix of Americana, jazz, blues, folk, country with a portion of Piedmont picking and bluegrass clawhammer thrown in. Her songwriting is universal, using a melting pot of styles with lyrics that are timeless, relatable, emotionally resonant, sometimes witty, sometimes serious but always human and genuine.…

09
Apr

ACMA Songwriters at the Plaza. Alan Bradford, Bill Saltzman, Karen Cohen Featured

April 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

ACMA Songwriters at the Plaza. Alan Bradford, Bill Saltzman, Karen Cohen  The Lee County Library has joined with The ACMA (Americana Community Music Association), to offer FREE concerts of all original music by local Artists. Concerts will take place in the Amphitheater, which is located on South Cornog Plaza. Bring a chair or a blanket, shows will be moved to the meeting rooms located next to the amphitheater if needed depending on weather. The ACMA is a Fort Myers based…

13
Apr

Sofia Talvik in Concert! Kim Mayfield Opens Featured

April 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Unmistakably Nordic in flavor, Sofia Talvik somehow still conforms to American interpretations of her own original music, a North Sea siren blending sparkle and melancholy. A veteran performer with 9 full length albums as well as numerous EPs, singles and tours behind her. Growing up in Sweden her music has always had a special tint of her Scandinavian heritage, making her a favorite among music lovers. Primarily a live artist, Talvik has taken her music across Europe and through 48…

04
May

Hymn for Her in Concert! Dan Philgreen opens Featured

May 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

“These trailer park hippies can sing and play their butts off and don’t give a hoot what the straights think! It’s White Stripes meet Country Joe McDonald, with things just psychedelic enough to keep everyone interested and on their toes. The humor is good. The music even better.” – Vintage Guitar Magazine/RA Hymn for Her began as the duo of Wayne Waxing and Lucy Tight some 20 years ago in Philadelphia, playing garage rock and roots-punk via Waxing on drums…

14
May

ACMA Songwriters Showcase at the Plaza Featured

May 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

ACMA Songwriters Showcase at the Plaza Join as for our season finale as we celebrate Songwriters on the Plaza. This FREE show will be an ACMA showcase featuring many local songwriters. This is one of the best shows of the year with a variety of musicians. Usually the show will be held indoors. The Lee County Library has joined with The ACMA (Americana Community Music Association), to offer FREE concerts of all original music by local Artists. Concerts will take…

18
May

Jennings and Keller in Concert! Karen Cohen opens Featured

May 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Welcome Jennings and Keller back to our ACMA stage! 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…

01
Jun

Passerine in Concert! Fred Ball opens Featured

June 1 @ 7:00 pm

AMERI-KINDA-GRASS= Passerine. These 4 create a sound that is familiar and unique whether it be a sweet ballad, a foot stompin bluegrass tune or a rockin original. So happy to have them back on our ACMA stage! Formed in 2009, Passerine’s distinctive sound combines vocal harmonies, the crisp rhythms of an acoustic guitar, the haunting voices of the fiddle and dobro (resonator slide guitar), the resonant lows of an acoustic bass. With inventive vocal harmonies and song-writing, supported by the…

08
Jun

Adam Ezra Group in Concert! Bruce Gallant Opens Featured

June 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Make sure you come to this WOW summer concert! For the first time on our stage, help us give a big ACMA welcome to ADAM EZRA GROUP!! Working outside the confines of the traditional music industry, Adam Ezra and his bandmates – Corinna Smith (fiddle), Alex Martin (drums), Poche Ponce (bass) - built a community of fans through sheer grit and determination, regularly performing hundreds of shows a year for the past two decades without any major label or mainstream…

13
Jun

ACMA @ Tribbey Arts Center presents Mean Mary in Concert Featured

June 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

An ACMA favorite will kick up her heels as she kicks off the ACMA Acoustic Series at Shellpoint Tribby Arts Center. We are proud to once again bring Americana music to the Tribby stage. Mean Mary always brings a smile, a song and SEVERAl instruments to the audience. PS. She's not really mean. There's a story behind her name and you can read all about it at:      Tickets. https://www.tribbyartscenter.com/boxoffice/ www.meanmary.com Today she produces music, produces videos (her YouTube…

22
Jun

Matthew Sabatella in Concert! Houseboat Jim Visone Opens Featured

June 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Matthew Sabatella connects people with music that is woven into the fabric of the United States. As a singer, instrumentalist, recording artist, performer, speaker, and writer, he illuminates the connection between music and the story and people of the United States. He performs regularly, both as a solo artist and as the leader of the Rambling String Band. He teaches about America’s music, in person and online, at Lifelong Learning Institutes, including Florida Atlantic University, George Mason University, Florida International…

20
Jul

Tim McGeary in Concert! JD Lashley Opens Featured

July 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Tim McGeary hails from Naples, Florida where he has lived for the past 20+ years. Tim has been writing songs and performing since the 80’s and was with the band “The Rescue” on AM records and toured with Billy Idol, Roxy Music, Depeche Mode, The Cure and many more. Tim’s songs have been on ( Smallville, One Tree Hill,Glory Days) and movies like, Girl Got Moe (HBO), He has opened for The Black Crows, David Ball, Sherrie Austin, Confederate Railroad,…

23
Jul

ACMA @ Tribby Arts Center – Doug MacLeod in concert Featured

July 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The ACMA is proud to once again be hosting concerts at the fabulous Tribby Arts Center at Shellpoint Community. Award winning Blues Musician Doug McLeod will kick off this years summer series! "Like all great blues men, MacLeod lives his music, and the songs are not just on the tips of his fingers and tongue, they are one with his being.” Tickets 25.00. https://www.tribbyartscenter.com/boxoffice/ - Blues Music Magazine "One of the great blues artists... Period!" - Jorma Kaukonen. "Doug MacLeod…

03
Aug

Bear and Robert in Concert! Andy Getch Opens Featured

August 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

A Folk-Blues-Americana Duo With A Certain Je Ne Sais Quoi! That can only mean Bear and Robert. Bear and Robert are Cindy Bear and Franc Robert (row-bear), an award winning singer-songwriter duo from Jacksonville, FL. Together their acoustic sound has been described as a deep well of of Folk, Blues and Americana with high energy. This duo placed #6 in the top 10 in the 2024 Will McLean Best New Florida Song Contest! Cindy and Franc's catchy melodies, toe tapping…

22
Aug

ACMA @ Tribby Arts Center presents Passerine! Featured

August 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Passerine kicked off the inaugural Americana Acoustic Series @ Tribby 2 years ago...and now...they are back by popular demand! With inventive vocal harmonies and song-writing, Passerine offers a genre-bending take on traditional folk and bluegrass, as well as a repertoire of original songs that range from sweet ballads to the edgier side of Americana www.passerinemusic.net tickets https://www.tribbyartscenter.com/boxoffice/ Advance tickets strongly suggested at link above. $25.00

14
Sep

Chelsea Saddler in Concert! Jane Fallon Opens Featured

September 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Dubbed “The second coming of Joni Mitchell,” Chelsea Saddler has been hailed as the queen of women songwriters – past and present (Florida Times Union). Her lyrical content arises from a deep well of life experiences as a queer woman, adventure, and heartache. Originally from Jacksonville, FL, Chelsea has been performing in the southeast for the past two decades with three original albums under her belt. She has opened for national touring artists Chris Pureka, Melissa Ferrick, Elephant Revival, Mount…

17
Sep

ACMA @ Tribby Arts Center presents Reckless Saints! Featured

September 17 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Their ‘Blue-Twangled Folk n Roll’ sound rides like a V8, firing on all cylinders…! — Gurf Morlix Roy Schneider and Kim Mayfield are the core duo and songwriters of Reckless Saints. Partners in music and love since 2003, they began recording and touring five years later. “Blue Twangled Folk 'n' Roll' is the answer Roy provided to the question "What kind of music do you play?" The Fort Myers based duo decided to use his answer as the album title…

05
Oct

Luke Bulla in Concert! Steve Waterbury Opens Featured

October 5 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Kicking off our Fall line up is Grammy Award winner, Luke Bulla. Touring with and singing in his family band from age four, Luke Bulla took up the fiddle at seven. Entering Nashville’s Grand Master Fiddle Championship at age ten, Luke distinguished himself by being the youngest person to have made the top ten. In addition to violin, Luke plays guitar and mandolin, and sings and writes songs. In the spring of 1999, Luke moved to Nashville to establish himself…

10
Oct

ACMA @ Tribby Arts Center presents Heather Pierson Duo Featured

October 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

An ACMA favorite and repeat performer on or All Faiths Stage! We are so happy to present her talents to the Tribby Center patrons! Heather Pierson is a pianist, singer/songwriter, song leader, and performer with a passion for cultivating joy, both onstage and off. Her uplifting live performances with her bassist/partner Shawn Nadeau delve into New Orleans jazz, blues, and folk. Best known for her ease at the piano and her bell-tone vocals, Heather’s songs and the duo’s musicianship embody…

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