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22
Jun

Matthew Sabatella in Concert! Houseboat Jim Visone Opens Featured

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

With vocals, guitar, and banjo, Matthew Sabatella connects people with music that is woven into the fabric of the United States. For more than two decades, he has followed the threads of traditional folk song, revealing a tapestry of music created by American colonists, pioneers, sailors, lumberjacks, immigrants, ’49ers, farmers, mountaineers, slaves, soldiers, cowboys, railroaders, factory workers, and activists. In his performances, Sabatella tells his own story of discovery while digging deep into his repertoire of folk, bluegrass, old-time country,…

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 $30.00. 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…

17
Aug

Bob Dylan Tribute Show Featured

August 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Bob Dylan Tribute Show Date: August 17, Doors Open 6:30, Show 7:00PM Suggested Donation: $10.00 Get ready to celebrate the incredible local talent from the ACMA and All Faiths Unitarian Congregation as they pay tribute to the legendary Bob Dylan with an evening of exceptional music. This special show is a thank you and fundraiser from the ACMA to All Faiths for the use of their space. Highlights of the Evening: Enjoy live performances of Bob Dylan's greatest hits. Special…

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. $30.00

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…

25
Sep

ACMA Island Hopper Festival Singer-Songwriter Showcase Featured

September 25 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Island Hopper is thrilled to once again showcase some of the finest local songwriters at The Sidney Berne Davis Art Center. All the artists performing are members of the Americana Community Music Association, a Fort Myers-based nonprofit dedicated to promoting original music year-round.Performing in the round, Roy Schneider, Karen Cohen, Bruce Gallant, Robert Bidney, and Bill Metts will share their original songs and the stories behind them. Join us for an unforgettable evening of exceptional music in a stunning…

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…

17
Oct

ACMA@The Planetarium presents Music under the Stars with Brian Smalley Bill Metts & Roy Schneider! Featured

October 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

The ACMA continues to support our mission statement of presenting original American music to Lee County by partnering with another amazing organization. We're excited to kick off the Songwriters under the Stars events INSIDE the Calusa Nature Center's Planetarium with 3 amazing musicians: Brian Smalley, Bill Metts and Roy Schneider! Wow!  $20 general public/$18 ACMA/Planeterium members. https://www.calusanature.org/event-details/music-under-the-stars Here's a bit about the musiciansBrian SmalleyHaving played guitar all his life, Brian has developed some skill on the git-box, and possessing a…

26
Oct

Jon Shain in Concert! Chuck Williams Opens Featured

October 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

There is no better way to finish out October's concerts than with Jon Shain! Shain is a veteran singer-songwriter who’s been turning heads for years with his words, his fiery acoustic guitar work, and his evolved musical style – combining improvised piedmont blues with bluegrass, swing, and ragtime. He is the 2019 winner of the International Blues Challenge in the solo/duo category. Shain's most recent solo disc, Gettin’ Handy with the Blues: A Tribute to the Legacy of WC Handy,…

02
Nov

Jefferson Ross in Concert! Matt Hannam Opens Featured

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

Welcome back to our favorite Baptizer of the Gumbo, with a rich whiskey voice, Jefferson Ross! Other words of praise for this talented Southern folk artist: “Beneath Ross’ melodic, singable, easy flowing songs lies lyrical depth. To an amazing degree, he’s captured not just imagery but has managed to outline over a century and a half of Southern history in just a few masterful strokes of well-chosen words.” – Jim Hynes, Glide Magazine Southern folk artist, Jefferson Ross, is a…

16
Nov

David G Smith in Concert! Ray Boone Opens Featured

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

"Like John Prine and Guy Clark, David G Smith draws inspiration from his life and those around him. His songs capture the drama and good times, the laughter and loss that are the components of the modern world." -Tom Wilks, ICON Magazine Internationally acclaimed Artist-Songwriter David G Smith is an acoustic roots solo performer with a lyric-intensive style featuring guitars, resonator, music and a voice that range from dirt-funk to intimate. His music is a blend of Folk, Americana, Country…

23
Nov

Blue Cactus in Concert! Pete Bensen Opens Featured

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

With an Americana/classic country vibe alongside rockin' guitar work, welcome these two to our ACMA stage for their debut. You are in for something special! Blue Cactus, the North Carolina duo of Steph Stewart and Mario Arnez, make Dream Country: a blend of grit, glitz, groove, and twang that evokes a celestial soundscape of mid-century heartbreak and harkens comparisons eclectic and iconic as Bobbie Gentry, Fleetwood Mac, and David Bowie. Their sophomore album, Stranger Again, released in 2021 on Sleepy…

07
Dec

Cliff Eberhardt in Concert! Louise Mosrie Opens Featured

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

Welcome back to grace the ACMA stage, Cliff Eberhardt and Louise Mosrie! “Eberhardt sings with passion and with wit…what makes his brand so rare is the self-assurance and poise he brings to his nearly flawless show.” — The New York Post Cliff Eberhardt knew by age seven that he was going to be a singer and songwriter. Growing up in Berwyn, Pennsylvania, he and his brothers sang together and their parents played instruments. His dad introduced him to the guitar…

16
Feb

ACMA @ The Alliance for the Arts presents Grant Peeples. J.D. Lashley opens Featured

February 16, 2025 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

A self-described “tree-hugger that watches NASCAR,” Grant Peeples is known for his axe-sharp socio-political tunes, raucous humor and heart-gigging ballads. "He's the musician most closely walking in Woody Guthrie's footsteps". Greg Johnson, Blue Door He is the recipient of the Focus Foundation Award for Creative Excellence, which cited the “humor, compassion and wisdom of his songs,” and their “unflinching social insight and cultural acuity.” Grant tours coast to coast, and is a regular performer at The Woody Guthrie Folk Festival,…

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