Island Hopper showcases songwriters at downtown Fort Myers venues

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The 2019 Island Hopper Songwriter Fest returns to The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel, Sept. 20 through Sept. 29.
This showcase, now in its sixth year, is a great way to see singer-songwriters perform in intimate settings on Captiva Island, Fort Myers Beach and historic downtown Fort Myers.
This award-winning festival includes more than 100 live performances (most of them are free) and more than 80 songwriters.
The sixth annual music fest continues to give fans the opportunity to meet the talented artists who write songs for country and rock superstars.
Attendees listened to their favorite songs at live music venues on Captiva Island Sept. 20 – 22 at several island venues.
In downtown Fort Myers, performances took place at The Barrel Room, Twisted Vine Bistro, City Tavern, Pinchers, Social House and Florida Repertory Theatre Sept. 22 – 25.
Songwriters who performed in downtown Fort Myers included Angie Keilhauer, Ayla Lynn, Badger & Rose, Bill Metts, Billy McKnight, Caleb Neff, Danny Myrick, Frank Myers, Gabrielle Macafee, Gianna Minichiello, Gone West, Judy Blank, Julianne Ankley, Kim Mayfield, Kristian Bush, Kyle Anne, Lala Deaton, Mark Mulch, Megan Linville, Ray Cerbone, Robert Bidney, Roy Schneider, Ryan Hurd and Sarah Peacock.
The festival moves to Fort Myers Beach Sept. 27 – 29 with artists playing at various venues.
Island Hopper is presented by Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau, iHeartMedia, Cat Country 107.1 and BMI, the largest music rights organization in the U.S.
Festival featured sponsors include Happenings Magazine, Victory Layne Chevrolet, Pinchers, Landshark, Bon & Viv Spiked Seltzer, BOSE, DiamondHead Resort, Blue Chair Bay Premium Rum and Zoom Tan.
For more information, visit Follow the festival with #islandhopperfest on Twitter and other social channels.
Editor’s Note: Artists’ schedules are subject to change during the festival.

Sarah Peacock at The Barrel Room
Frank Myers and Sarah Peacock at The Barrel Room
Kyle Anne at City Tavern
Judy Blank at City Tavern
Badger and Rose at Twisted Vine Bistro
Billy McKnight and Randy English at Social House
Billy McKnight at Social House
Randy English at Social House
Caleb Neff and Gianna Minnichiello at City Tavern
Gianna Minnichiello at City Tavern
Danny Myrick and Megan Linville at The Barrel Room.
Danny Myrick at The Barrel Room.
Megan Linville at The Barrel Room.

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