The monthly Music Walk returns July 16 to the downtown Fort Myers River District. The third Saturday event features live music at more than a dozen venues, including restaurants, galleries and bars, plus a gaggle of street performers all over the beautiful downtown streets.
Music Walk Venues showcase a variety of music, from ska, rockabilly, indie, reggae and folk, to piano, steel drums and sax. 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 10 p.m. or later at many venues. Free parking available.
Music Walk partners and venues include: HOWL Gallery/Tattoo, Spirits of Bacchus, 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 3,000 viitors at the June event. Music Walk is organized by Andy Howl of Howl Gallery/Tattoo with help from Dee Hohimer, Suzy Lewis and Jamie Kuser of Happenings Magazine. Music Walk is part of the River District Alliance, a non-profit organization that manages events and unifies business owners in the River District.
Highlights of the Saturday, June 18 Music Walk include:
HOWL Gallery/Tattoo – Featuring the original blues by the Mathis Turley Project. See the Mathis Turley Project perform on the WINKTV Morning show this Friday morning before Music Walk.
French Connection - Featuring Robb 'n the Cradle Band.
Indigo Room - Featuring live music by rockabilly band Memphis56.
City Tavern - Featuring The New Vinyls. The New Vinyls are firmly planted in Classic Brit
rock, but play a variety of musical styles, going back to early cro-magnon stick and rock beatings.
Spirits of Bacchus - Featuring live music by High Tide.
Downtown House of Pizza - Featuring Bill Metts outside.
Cigar Bar - Featuring Jeff Whidby outside from 6-10 p.m. Pillow Tramp performs from 10-2 p.m. inside.
Twisted Vine - Live music by Patrick Jerome.
The Veranda - Enjoy the musical styling's of Gary Goetz at our famous Piano Bar.