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08
Oct

Violet Bell in Concert! Gareth Rockliffe Opens Featured

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

An October treat....welcome back to the ACMA stage Lizzy Ross and Omar Ruiz-Lopez! This duo make up the group Violet Bell. More about Violet Bell: Violet Bell is re-wilding Americana music. Lizzy Ross’s rich soprano intertwines with Omar Ruiz-Lopez’s fiddle, guitar, banjo, and harmonies to create a lush and sinuous sound. Together they draw on a thread of untamable energy and natural magic passed down through generations of storytelling. Ruiz-Lopez was born in Panama and raised in Puerto Rico, and…

11
Oct

ACMA Songwriters on the Plaza Season Kick Off Featured

October 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Mary Dahl,& Carolyn Stanley, Smokey Dayton & The Floridians 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…

15
Oct

Rebecca Folsom in Concert! Bob Williams opens Featured

October 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Rebecca is back touring again and back on our ACMA stage! Meet Rebecca Folsom Rebecca Folsom’s music is all about love and the connection to our shared humanity. Her four-octave range dances from raw and powerful to sweetly tender, creating a deeply moving, edgy and elevated style. Her voice aims to the heart like a gentle bull’s eye, and cracks you open while filling you with hope. In short, her performances will “knock-you-to-your-knees.” (KUNC radio). In her songs, she shares…

29
Oct

The Black Feathers in Concert! Chuck Williams Opens Featured

October 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

An ACMA concert with that WOW Factor! Welcome The Black Feathers with Chuck Williams opening!! More: The ability to write songs that are both modern and ancient is a rare thing. The product of an arcane art of weaving in traditional influences so thoroughly that they become the warp and weft of fresh creations. The Black Feathers, made up of Ray Hughes and Sian Chandler, are two such talents. They first became aware of the magic between them while collaborating…

05
Nov

Anne E. DeChant Trio in Concert! Joyce Knake opens Featured

November 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

“She is what the future of Americana music needs to be in order to endure – a passionate prophetess who has come in from the wild, rough edges intact, and ready to rock.' - No Depression The WOW factor for our ACMA stage. The story of Anne E. DeChant: Anne E. DeChant is a Nashville recording artist originally from Avon Lake, Ohio. She is a 5-time winner of Cleveland's Singer-Songwriter of the Year and a 2020 Kerrville Folk Festival Songwriting…

15
Nov

ACMA Songwriters at the Plaza, Annie Wenz, J.Robert, Mike McMillan Featured

November 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Annie Wenz, J.Robert, & Mike McMillan 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 promoting local…

19
Nov

Kraig Kenning in Concert! Bruce Gallant opens Featured

November 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Singer Songwriter / National Slide Guitar Champion..... A Kraig Kenning show is a guarantee! The ACMA is delighted to have him back on our stage. More about Kraig Kenning: Call him Contemporary folk, Acoustic blues, Roots rock, or American fingerstyle. The fact is, Kraig has managed to merge a bit of all the above, while maintaining a close and personal connection with his audience. Kraig has played up to 200 dates a year touring the US for the last 3…

20
Nov

ACMA @ The Alliance; Songwriters in the round, Kim Mayfield, Marie Nofsinger and Tim McGeary. Featured

November 20 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

ACMA presents Songwriters in the Round. Kim Mayfield, Marie Nofsinger and Tim McGeary. This is an outdoor show that will move indoors if necessary. Tickets Public $18.00, or Pay at Show www.tix.com/ticket-sales/allianceforthearts/3107/event/1285037 Kim is better known as half of the Americana duo Roy Schneider & Kim Mayfield (now called Reckless Saints.) Reviewers have described her music as 'pearly and sashaying,' 'pleasantly invoking the legendary Tammy Wynette,' and 'haunted by Patsy Cline.' Mayfield's song, Ring Around the Moon, made her a…

03
Dec

Cliff Eberhardt in Concert! Louise Mosrie Opens Featured

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

Back up on our ACMA stage again....Cliff Eberhardt and Louise Mosrie! What a show for our December series. More about Cliff Eberhardt: "Eberhardt is better than ever, Steve McQueening his way into your heart at about ninety-eight miles an hour, kicking ass with fresh insight and new ways to lament old yearnings". ~ Philly Rock Guide. Cliff Eberhardt knew by age seven that he was going to be a singer and songwriter. Growing up in Berwyn, Pennsylvania, he and his…

13
Dec

ACMA Songwriters at the Plaza, The Reckless Saints Featured

December 13 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

The Reckless Saints 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 promoting local artists who perform…

07
Jan

Reckless Saints in Concert! Pearl Street Band opens Featured

January 7, 2023 @ 7:00 pm

It would not be a proper start in 2023 for the ACMA if it's not the fabulous Reckless Saints kicking off the New Year. This talented duo is a delight to watch and hear! More about the Reckless Saints: "Roy Schneider, and Kim Mayfield his wife and full-time performing partner, dance with elements of authentic folk, country, blues and rock as if they’ve been in love with them all their lives. All who cry out for salvation from Reckless Saints…

10
Jan

ACMA Songwriters at the Plaza, Bill Metts. Ray Cerbone, Ralph Leesberg Featured

January 10, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Bill Metts. Ray Cerbone, Ralph Leesberg 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 promoting local…

21
Jan

David Mayfield in Concert! Ross Jordan Opens Featured

January 21, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

ack by popular demand with his booming voice, amazing finger picking and wordsmithing, David Mayfield is returning to our ACMA stage! Read this: 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. He has spent time performing with and producing his sister Jessica Lea…

22
Jan

ACMA @ The Alliance: Friction Farm. Silvia Medina Opens Featured

January 22, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Modern-folk duo Friction Farm, is a husband and wife team of traveling troubadours. Aidan Quinn and Christine Stay, combine storytelling, social commentary and humor to create songs of everyday life, local heroes, and quirky observations. Their lyrically rich, harmony-driven songs earned them spots as Kerrville New Folk Finalists, Falcon Ridge Emerging Artists, and South Florida Folk Festival Songwriter winners. Friction Farm’s latest CD, “Evidence of Hope ” , which reached #10 on the Folk Radio Chart, was inspired by the…

28
Jan

Ruth Wyand in Concert! Carolyn & David Stanley with Mary Dahl Open Featured

January 28, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

You may not ever meet a person and performer as authentic as Ruth Wyand. The ACMA is so fortunate to have her performing on our stage! More about Ruth Wyand: 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…

14
Feb

ACMA Songwriters at the Plaza, The Pearl Street Band Featured

February 14, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The Pearl Street Band 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 promoting local artists who…

25
Feb

Abbie Gardner and Marc Douglas Berardo in Concert! Bill Saltzman Opens Featured

February 25, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

The ACMA is fired up to have Abbie Gardner and Marc Douglas Berardo as our headliners. This is going to be a great show! More about Abbie Gardner: Abbie Gardner is a fiery dobro player with an infectious smile. Whether performing solo or with Americana harmony trio Red Molly, her acclaimed tales of love and loss, both gritty and sweet, are propelled by her impeccable lap style slide guitar playing. Solo performances feature the dobro as a solo instrument, bouncing…

18
Mar

The Rough and Tumble in Concert! David Hintz Opens Featured

March 18, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

f its a teeny tiny traveling folk band coming to SW Florida then that means The Rough and Tumble are in town! With delight, we announce their return to our ACMA stage. It doesn't get any better than this. Welcome back! The Rough and Tumble: Writing and performing together since 2007, Mallory Graham and Scott Tyler inevitably formed The Rough & Tumble in 2011 as the friends turned into bandmates. In 2015, after a bad Nashville landlord left them without…

19
Mar

Charlie McCoy/Reckless Saints in Concert Featured

March 19, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This is an outdoor show that will be moved inside if necessary Our final ACMA Alliance show of the season will feature Charlie McCoy sharing the stage in the Round with The Reckless Saints. Any musician in Nashville has heard of Charlie McCoy. A mainstay in Music City since the '60s, Charlie has played on dozens of hit records, including work with such legends as Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, Simon and Garfunkel, George Jones, Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison…

11
Apr

ACMA Songwriters at the Plaza, Karen Cohen , Dan Philgreen, Bruce Gallant Featured

April 11, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Karen Cohen , Dan Philgreen, Bruce Gallant 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 promoting…

09
May

ACMA Songwriters Showcase at the Plaza Featured

May 9, 2023 @ 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 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…

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