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Music Walk to draws large crowds in downtown Fort Myers May 21

May 17, 2011
Lehigh Acres Citizen
The monthly Music Walk event returns May 21st to the downtown Fort Myers River District. The third Saturday event features live music at over a dozen venues, including restaurants, art galleries and bars, plus a gaggle of street performers all over the beautiful downtown streets. Music Walk Venues showcase a variety of music, from blues guitar, electro-rock, and folk, to heavy metal, 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 close at many venues. Free parking available.

Music Walk partners and venues include: HOWL Gallery/Tattoo, Spirits of Bacchus, Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, Space 39, Red Rock Saloon, 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, Syzygy Gallery, Main Street Antiques, WinkNews6, Classic Rock 94.5, Cool Hand Luc's, and AmeriDry.

Each month brings more people to Music Walk, with an estimated 2,500 attendees to the March event. Music Walk is organized by Andy Howl of Howl Gallery/Tattoo with help from volunteers and Happenings Arts Magazine. Music Walk is part of the River District Alliance, a non-profit organization that manages downtown events and unifies business owners in the River District.

Tune into WINK News 6 Friday morning May 20 from 8-9 a.m. for the monthly Music Walk Morning Show feature.

Highlights of the Saturday, May 21st Music Walk include:

HOWL Gallery/Tattoo – Featuring local original music by electro-rock band Love in War at 8 p.m. and original indie-rock by The Monarch at 9 p.m. Watch WINK6 Morning Show between 8 and 9 a.m. on Friday May 20 for a special acoustic performance by Monarch. HOWL will also be featuring its current Rock Concert Poster Art Show during Music Walk.

Red Rock Saloon – Featuring rock music by Ocean Roads. Harold Antoine on steel drum outside.

Morgan House - The Oyster Fantastic Band - Starts at 9 p.m.

Downtown House of Pizza - Live music by Alan Bradford.

United Cafe, Bar and Bistro (formerly Cafe Matisse) - Featuring acoustic rock by Jimmy Melton.

Syzygy Gallery - Featuring acoustic guitar by Terry Lynn.

French Connection - Featuring live rock by Marc Anthony Roman.

Indigo Room - Featuring live music by rockabilly band Memphis56.

Hideaway Sports Bar - Featuring blues guitar by Mike Imbaschiani.

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

City Tavern - Featuring upbeat rock by Head Count.

The Veranda - Enjoy the musical styling's of Gary Goetz at our famous Piano Bar.

Check the website for up to the minute performance info or to download an event map:'>



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