The Fort Myers Music Walk returns September 17 for the 13th month in a row.
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.
Each month brings more people to Music Walk, with an estimated 4,000 attendees to the one-year anniversary 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 a River District Alliance event. The River District Alliance is a non-profit organization that manages events and unifies business owners in the Fort Myers River District.
Highlights of this Saturday's Music Walk include:
HOWL Gallery/Tattoo Featuring popular local ska band After the Fact, plus The High Chiefs from Naples and special guest Victims of Circumstance from Tampa. On display inside the gallery is art work by world famous rock concert poster artist Derek Hess.
Spirits of Bacchus - Featuring live music by Cadence Wednesday
French Connection - Featuring blues by Bill Metts
Franklin Shops - Featuring "Student Night on the River," North Fort Myers High School Center for the Arts Orchestra, directed by John McDonald, and also featuring Anna Jordan.
Red Rock Saloon - Featuring Stolen Fruit on stage and Harold Antoine on steel drums outside.
Downtown House of Pizza - Featuring music by Adam McCardell.
Hotel Indigo - Featuring Tribal Love in the lounge and a saxophonist in Vino de Notte restaurant.
Sidney Berne Davis Art Center - Featuring Riddum Runway reggae concert and fashion show.
City Tavern - Featuring The Drunk Monkeys. Starts at 9:30 p.m.
Hideaway Sports Bar - Featuring blues guitar by Mike Imbasciani.
Indigo Room - Featuring live music by rockabilly band Memphis56.
Syzygy Gallery - Featuring music by Terry Lynn
Twisted Vine - Live music by Patrick Jerome.
The Veranda - Enjoy the musical stylings of Gary Goetz at their famous Piano Bar.
- and much more.
Check the website for up-to-the-minute performance info or to download an event map: www.fortmyersmusicwalk.com.