Music fest Oct. 25 to benefit Harry Chapin Food Bank

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Coconut Falls Tiki Bar & Grill will be hosting the Harry Chapin Relief Music Fest 2020 on Sunday, Oct. 25.
Local musicians, organizations, businesses and volunteers have joined together for a live concert and fundraising event to benefit the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida, Inc.
The event will be held (rain or shine) from noon to 8 p.m. at Coconut Falls Tiki Bar & Grill, 17200 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers.
The full day of music will include performances by Soul System, Pitbull of Blues Josh Rowand, Rockin Horse, The Collaboration Band, Lonza Bartlett, Verceal Whittaker, David Johnson and Electric Lipstick.
Non-perishable food donations will be accepted that day.
The mission of the Harry Chapin Food Bank is “to lead our community in the fight to end hunger.”
Besides music, the day will include raffles, silent auctions, 50/50 drawings and direct donations. “100% of your donations go to this local program,” says Willie Miller, one of the event organizers.
“The Harry Chapin Relief Music Fest event is about reaching out to people in our communities to help raise money for needy and out of work families in our community. It was also created to show strength and unity in our community as we try to rebuild our lives from the effect of the pandemic,” says Miller.
“I am not rich and I don’t have a lot of money. So I decided to use my musical skills and influence by bringing people together to share a magical night of live music performed by some of Southwest Florida’s own premier musicians as we help to feed struggling people and families in Southwest Florida. I want to take this opportunity to show the world that we are Southwest Florida Strong,” he adds.
Any questions should be presented to the event coordinator/treasurer Crystal E. Gross by telephone at 239-464-1346, or e-mailed to, as well as your requests for information on how to make your donations directly to Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida, Inc.

The Collaboration Band

Miller is also planning two other benefit concerts in memory of two deceased musicians (AJ Mullins and Al Holland).
Sunday, Nov 15 is the Build A House Fund Benefit Concert for AJ Mullins at Coconut Falls Tiki Bar and Grill.
A celebration of life for former lead vocalist of The Platters Al Holland will be held Saturday, Nov. 21 at Hurricane Charley’s in Punta Gorda. Proceeds will benefit Cheryl Holland and Autism Awareness.

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