Kristian Bush of Sugarland to perform at annual Island Hopper Songwriter Fest

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Kristian Bush, half of the multi-platinum selling country duo Sugarland, will perform Sept. 22 with the Gulf Coast Symphony as part of the sixth annual Island Hopper Songwriter Fest.
Bush, a Grammy-winning singer-songwriter, and the symphony, celebrating its 25th anniversary, will perform on stage at Florida Repertory Theatre in downtown Fort Myers.
“We’re excited to showcase our community’s outstanding Gulf Coast Symphony with the star power and talent of Kristian Bush,” said Tamara Pigott, executive director of the Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau. “This addition to this year’s Island Hopper lineup can only be described as a once-in-a-lifetime performance, not to be missed.”
Kristian Bush was part of the first and second festivals in 2014 and 2015.
The release of ticket prices and other festival details will be available on the new version of the Island Hopper mobile app.
Island Hopper Songwriter Fest, Sept. 20 – 29, takes place over 10 days and offers a range of free performances. The event kicks off on Captiva Island Sept. 20 – 22, moves to downtown Fort Myers Sept. 22 – 26 and ends at Fort Myers Beach Sept. 27 – 29.
So far, 34 acts have been confirmed for the 2019 festival including Sam Williams, the 21-year-old grandson of legendary Hank Williams, and Sawyer Fredericks, the season 8 winner of NBC’s “The Voice,” who will both perform on Captiva.
Find out more fest details online at


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