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Fort Myers Music Walk returns September 18

September 18, 2010
Lehigh Acres Citizen

The new monthly Music Walk event returns September 18 for its second month. The third Satruday event features live music at more than 18 venues, including restaurants, galleries and bars, plus a variety of street performers all over the newly renovated downtown Fort Myers River District.

Music Walk Venues and performers showcase a variety of music, from original acoustic soloists to punk rock, piano, steel drums and saxophone. The event is the largest of its kind regionally and has helped to prove that the Fort Myers River District is the new center of arts and culture in Southwest Florida. Music Walk is an all ages event that starts at 7 p.m. and goes until 2 a.m. at many venues. Free parking available.

Music Walk partners and venues include: HOWL Gallery/Tattoo, Red Rock Saloon, Spirits of Bacchus, Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, Space 39, daas Gallery, Cafe Matisse, French Connection Cafe, Enjewel, Happenings Magazine, Hotel Indigo, Twisted Vine Bistro (formerly H2), Indigo Room, Harborside Event Center, Coloring The World, City Tavern, Downtown House of Pizza, World Famous Cigar Bar, Hideaway Sports Bar, Morgan House, The Veranda Restaurant, Market America Realty, and Edward Jones Financial.

The Fort Myers Music Walk debut in August was a smash success, bringing out an estimated 3,000 attendees. The event is organized by Andy Howl of Howl Gallery/Tattoo with the help of Roger DiCiccio of Red Rock Saloon, Suzy Lewis of Spirits of Bacchus, and Jamie Kuser of Happenings Magazine. Music Walk exists under the umbrella of the River District Alliance, a non-profit organization that manages downtown events and brings together business owners in the River District.

Highlights of the Saturday, September 18 Music Walk include:

Sprits of Bacchus - Indie/Alternative Music by The Drunk Monkeys

HOWL Gallery/Tattoo - Local punk rock bands on the back patio. (TBA).

Red Rock Saloon - Featuring live music by Hot Chick and the Guy

The Veranda - Gary Goetz performs at the world famous Piano Bar.

Space39 - Live music by One Night Siren

The Cigar Bar - Mark Rachel Acoustic Solo from 7-10 p.m. Anthony Wayne from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center - A Girl and her Guitars featuring Susie Hulcher.

Hideaway Sports Bar - Jazz, Blues and Rock by Laura Megard.

Downtown House of Pizza - Live music by Anthony Wayne

City Tavern - Live music by Headcount, starts at 10 p.m.

Twisted Vine (formerly H2) - Live music by Patrick Jerome

daas Gallery - Acoustic Guitarist TBA

Hotel Indigo - Father Al and the Jazz Congregation on the rooftop lounge

Street performers include Abram's Shield (rock duo), saxophone by Dr. Jazz, acoutic guitar by Keith Cute, electric guitar by Mike Wiliiamson, trumpet by Don Smather, plus steel drums and much much more!



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