Thursday, March 5, 2020 4:30pm Songwriters at Sunset Musical Concert Event
FORT MYERS BEACH– Friends of Lovers Key (FOLKS) has joined with the Americana Community Music Association (ACMA), to offer a series of monthly Free Acoustic concerts of all original music this upcoming season.
Entering our 5th season, the concerts will take place in the large gazebo located right on the beach. Seating on the gazebo is available for the first 80 people. Additional seating is also available on the sand.
Each month, prior to the start of the concert, FOLKS will be hosting Food Truck Vendors serving food truck specialties and soda, wine and beer. A portion of the proceeds from the food and beverage sales will go towards the future Welcome and Discovery Center at Lovers Key State Park. We will also be offering tickets by donation for Games of Chance for fabulous prizes from local businesses, and selling discounted FOLKS membership at the event.
The March 5 concert will include the popular Fort Myers Beach based Pearl Street Band.
This months concert will feature 3 food trucks- Jewban’s Haney’s Catering, and Royal Scoop. The food trucks will start serving 1 hour prior to the concert start time.
The Pearl Street Band, comprised of Bob Williams, Mike McMillan, Bill Veach and Clark Johnson, perform regularly on Fort Myers Beach. Bob, Mike, and Bill are all songwriters. The band plays a mix of originals and songs from other artists that inspire them. You will enjoy listening to them as much as they will be enjoying performing for you.
In the late sixties, Bob Williams, a young guitar player from Long Island, NY, began writing his own music. Pulling elements from Folk-Rock and Country-Rock, Bob created a sound all of his own. Always eager to share amusing stories behind the lyrics, Bob’s songs are personal, irreverent, funny, and sad, and most importantly, true to his heart. With encouragement from family and friends, he produced and released his first CD, No Apologies”, in 2015. In 2018 he released his second Album, “Ain’t Sorry Yet”, and has a third in progress.
Mike McMillan started playing guitar at age 13. He enjoys many different genres which have influenced his original compositions. He calls himself a student of the Blues.
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 beer money on a flame red acoustic guitar. Moving was a part of his life, 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. Bill released his first CD in 2019, and is working on his next one.
Clark Johnson, from New York, picked up bass in 7th grade and played in Blues bands all through college. As an adult he played mostly Rock/Folk. Since moving to Florida, Clark has played in bluegrass and country bands.
FOLKS (Friends of Lovers Key, Inc.) is a 501c(3) non-profit Citizen Support Organization established to protect, preserve and support Lovers Key State Park.
Come hear great original music and the stories behind the songs in an intimate Songwriters Showcase. The show will finish with a fabulous Lovers Key Sunset.
Come Early to enjoy the Food Truck vendors and give yourself time to take the tram or walk to the beach!
For more information, visit our website at www.friendsofloverskey.org
Future concert dates include:
Thursday, April 2, 2020 5:45pm
FEES: Free with paid park entry fee.
Park entry fees are $8 for vehicles (2-8 people), $4 for single person in vehicle, $2 for pedestrian/bicyclist.
Lovers Key State Park
8700 Estero Blvd.
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931