Thompson Square at The Ranch Dec. 20

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The Ranch Concert Hall & Saloon in Fort Myers has a great schedule of concerts to wrap up 2019 and kick start 2020.
The Sam Galloway Concert Series presents the country artists Thompson Square on Dec. 20, Clay Walker on Feb. 29, Matt Stell on March 6 and Colt Ford and Koe Wetzel on March 13.
With romantically charged #1 hits like “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not” and “If I Didn’t Have You,” multi-platinum international success, and honors as Vocal Duo of the Year from both the ACM and CMA Awards, country duo Thompson Square admit they don’t have much left on their bucket list. So for the husband-and-wife team of Keifer and Shawna Thompson, the next chapter of their career is about something different. “This album is called Masterpiece, and the definition of a masterpiece is an artist’s life’s work,” Keifer explains, hinting at the creative satisfaction behind the duo’s third studio album. “When we’re 80 years old and we look back, we want to be able to say we’re really proud of all the stuff we did.” Working independently for the first time, Masterpiece arrives at a tipping-point moment for the duo – and it finds them taking skillful control of their acclaimed musical bond.
Certain artists just seem to have an innate sense of what it takes to please an audience. Clay Walker is one of those artists. Whether on stage or in the recording studio, Walker never gives less than a hundred percent, and it’s that kind of dedicated work ethic combined with God-given talent that have made him one of the most successful country acts of the past decade. He first topped the Billboard country singles chart in 1993 with “What’s It to You” and followed with his second consecutive No. 1 hit, “Live Until I Die.” Since then he’s placed 31 titles on Billboard’s singles chart including such additional chart toppers as “Dreaming with my Eyes Open,” “If I Could Make Living,” “This Woman and This Man” and “Rumor Has It.”
NightBird, a tribute to Stevie Nicks, will perform Jan. 18. Fortunate Youth is scheduled to play Jan. 22. Tommy DeCarlo (of Boston) and his band DeCarlo will rock The Ranch on Jan. 24.
NightBird – The Ultimate Tribute to Stevie Nicks, featuring, Angela Chang, is based out of Southwest Florida. NightBird, is known for their authenticity as Angela delivers Stevie Nicks’ music from the depths of her soul, captivating the audience, backed by an astounding group of talented musicians that create a moving experience for everyone.
Tommy DeCarlo was simply a fan of the legendary band Boston, like millions of others. Like those millions of fans around the world, Tommy was devastated over the untimely death of Boston frontman Brad Delp. He felt that he needed to do something. He just had to help the band that provided him so much joy over the years. So Tommy offered to help, in 2007 is when his journey begins….with just one thought of doing good. One day Tommy is a Home Depot associate. The next day he becomes the frontman of one of the most iconic bands in music history – Boston. Every show Tommy pays homage to Brad Delp – with that golden voice. Tommy DeCarlo and his band DeCarlo – they are the real deal and they’re ready to rock you with the Boston hits and the best classic rock.
One other show scheduled at The Ranch (not part of the Sam Galloway series) is Pig Floyd on Dec. 21.
The Sam Galloway Concert Series was started in the fall of 2014 to help bring awareness to Community Cooperative (The Soup Kitchen) and the good work they do in the community. The concert series features rock and country artists on a regular basis at the venue. Portions of the profits of each concert go to help
Community Cooperative feed the community. For every pound of food donated, Sam Galloway Ford donates $1 to Community Cooperative. Concert goers are also encouraged to bring canned food items to the concerts at The Ranch.
For tickets & details, visit The Ranch can be reached at 239-985-9839. For most concerts, the doors open at 7 p.m. at The Ranch Concert Hall & Saloon, 2158 Colonial Blvd. in Fort Myers.

NightBird, a Stevie Nicks tribute band, plays Jan. 18 at The Ranch. Photo by Denise Thomas Carter

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