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Music Walk celebrates first anniversary Saturday, Aug. 20

August 19, 2011
Lehigh Acres Citizen

The monthly Music Walk returns August 20 to the downtown Fort Myers River District for what is being called its "1 Year Anniversary."

The first 400 attendants of the "1 Year Anniversary" on August 20 will be able to get a free music walk guitar pick manufactured by Clayton Guitar Picks. Guitar picks will be evenly distributed among the venues. Additionally, a limited edition "1 Year Anniversary" button will also be available at the venues. Blue Music Walk balloons will decorate the historic downtown streets. Visit the Music Walk website for a list of venues.

The third Saturday event features live music at more than a dozen venues, including restaurants, galleries, and bars, plus street performers all over the downtown streets. Music Walk venues showcase a variety of music, from punk, rockabilly, indie, reggae, and folk, to piano, steel drums, and more. 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 close at many venues. Free parking available.

Highlights of this Saturdays Music Walk include:

HOWL Gallery/Tattoo Featuring original bands Jose Garzon, Justin Bryant, Sailing With Ghosts, and Marionetta on the HOWL back patio.

Inside HOWL will be free numerology readings by Semi-Circle Numerology. Numerology card sets, with art designed by tattoo artist and gallery co-owner Andy Howl, will be available for pre-order.

Spirits of Bacchus - Featuring live music by Diane Russell Band. Special 1 Year Anniversary Music Walk drink Three Olives Shooters for $3.

French Connection - Featuring blues guitarist Mike Imbasciani. Ask for the Special 1 Year Anniversary drink special.

Red Rock Saloon - Featuring Stolen Fruit on stage and steel drums outside.

Downtown House of Pizza - Featuring music by Frankie Colt. Special 1 Year Anniversary 18-ounce draft all night.

City Tavern - Featuring The Drunk Monkeys. Starts at 9:30 p.m.

Sidney Berne Davis Art Center Strange Arrangement performs. 7 p.m.

Syzygy Gallery - Featuring music by Terry Lynn

Cigar Bar - Featuring Jeff Whidby outside from 6-10 p.m. Pillow Tramp performs from 10 p.m.-2 a.m. inside.

Twisted Vine - Live music by Patrick Jerome.

The Veranda - Enjoy the musical "stylings" of Gary Goetz at its famous Piano Bar.

Music Walk partners and venues include: HOWL Gallery/Tattoo, Spirits of Bacchus, Space 39, Red Rock Saloon, United Cafe, 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.

Future Music Walk dates for this year:

August 20th (1 Year Anniversary).

September 17.

October 22 (Fourth Saturday)

November 19.

December 17.



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