Alex Lopez, Steepwater Band at Center for the Performing Arts in Bonita Springs

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The music never stops at the Center for Performing Arts in Bonita Springs. A variety of musical events, comedy, theatre and films are scheduled through the summer and into the fall.
Alex Lopez Xpress will perform Friday, Aug. 2 at 8 p.m. at Hinman Auditorium.
Critics have called Alex Lopez “a powerful instrumentalist, a first-class songwriter capable of revitalizing the blues for a new generation.” In 2017, Alex released his third album “Slowdown” which was hailed by Europe’s Blues Magazine as one of the best blues albums of the year. With his band the Xpress, Alex is renowned for his high-energy and audience engaging shows.
The Alex Lopez Xpress brings their brand of rocking blues to Bonita performing songs from their three albums. Alex’s critically acclaimed album “Slowdown” was called one of 2017’s best and reviews hail him as a first class songwriter and guitarist capable of revitalizing the blues genre for the next generation. Performing with his exceptionally talented band “The Xpress” this is sure to be a show you don’t want to miss. Tickets for Alex Lopez Xpress start at $20.
On select Thursdays throughout the 2019-2020 season, the centers will host OMB! (Open Mic Bonita!) Songwriters, poets, slam poets, performance artists, playwrights, authors and short story writers, stand-up comedians…they want you! If writing words is your art, they want to give you five minutes of stage time to share with our audience and there are prizes. The event is free for performers. The next OMB will be Thursday, Aug. 15 at 7 p.m. at Moe Auditorium.
The Centers for the Arts of Bonita Springs presents its regular “Musical Moments” series. Musical Moments presents Back to the Future on Sunday, Sept. 1 at 3 p.m. in Moe Auditorium. This program highlights outstanding student performers throughout the Southwest Florida region, including competition winners. Delicious complimentary tastings are served during intermission. Join us for an extraordinary afternoon. Tickets are $25.
The Steepwater Band is scheduled to perform Friday, Sept. 6 at 8 p.m. in Hinman Auditorium
Formed in Chicago back in 1998, The Steepwater Band’s signature sound is a nod to early British blues, combined with a modern, raw and gutsy musical approach. Although the band got their start as devotees of delta blues, they have since been expanding on their influences, absorbing everything from Psychedelia to Americana, from jazz to ‘50s rock n’ roll. They have toured and shared the stage with acts such as Gov’t Mule, Buddy Guy, Wilco and many more.
Their latest album Shake Your Faith has a wide range of sounds from straight ahead rock n roll to a psychedelic samba, and lyrical direction that extends from love to murder. This album is the true meaning of just that. An album – a collective piece of music that’s meant to be heard front to back. Saylors adds “The way the whole record flows, it’s like one long song… takes you on a little journey.” Tickets for Steepwater Band start at $20.
To purchase tickets and for more event information, call 239-495-8989 or visit online at www.artcenterbonita.org. The Center for Performing Arts is located at 10150 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita.

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