The monthly Music Walk event returns Novemeber 20 for its fourth month. The downtown Saturday event features live music at over 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 showcase a variety of music, from acoustic soloists to punk rock, piano, steel drums and saxophone. The event is the largest of its kind regionally. Music Walk is an all ages event that starts at 7 p.m. and goes until 2 a.m. at many businesses. 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, Cafe Matisse, French Connection Cafe, Enjewel, Happenings Magazine, Hotel Indigo, Twisted Vine Bistro, 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.
Each month has brought larger crowds and more music, with an estimated 4,000 attendees to the October event. Music Walk 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 unifies businesses in the River District.
Highlights of the Saturday, November 20 Music Walk include:
HOWL Gallery/Tattoo - Featuring local punk/indie bands Hot House, After the Fact, and Shunt Trip!? From 7-10 p.m. Also catch Hot House on WINK-TV Friday Nov 19 8 to 9 p.m. promoting the event with a live acoustic set.
Sprits of Bacchus - Live Reggae music by Aiyb & Friends.
Red Rock Saloon - Featuring live music by the Gladezmen and Big E and the Lazy Texans.
French Connection - Live music by singer/songwriter Darrell House.
Space39 - Featuring Kat Epple world flutes & Nathan Dyke on drums/didjeridoo.
The Cigar Bar - Featuring live music by Clockwork.
Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center - Comedy Night featuring host and headliner Chris Christiansen (aka Crazee CC), Magnum Jackson, Trey Sarver, Joe Mobley, Joe Simmons, Tommy Amado, Edward Deeson (aka Roadblock), and Mariannette Torres. Plus DJ Rage) and a special guest appearance by Memphis on the Radio.
Hideaway Sports Bar - A special charity event with performances by The Drunk Monkeys, Kapo Kings and Chasing Sparrows starting at 5pm
Downtown House of Pizza - Live music by Anthony Wayne
City Tavern - Live music by Headcount, starts at 10pm
Twisted Vine (formerly H2) - Live music by Steve Farst and Patrick Jerome
Street performers highlights include The Dixie Strollers and the North Fort Myers Highschool Drumline.
For more information visit the Music Walk website: www.fortmyersmusicwalk.com