We are getting ready for Island Hopper Songwriter Fest, Sept. 22-Oct. 1, and have some great ways for industry partners to participate.
Include your deal today and get free business exposure. Your business – and deal – will be featured on islandhopperfest.com, visitfortmyers.com and the official Island Hopper app.
- Submit resorts, hotels and vacation rental deals here
- Got a discount deal that falls into the Dine, Play, Shop or Sip categories? Add your deal here
Last year, the Island Hopper website received over 106,000 views and the mobile app had more than 2,530 users and accounted for approximately 170,000 screen views. This is a great opportunity during late summer/early fall to help increase revenue.
About Island Hopper
New this year – Island Hopper welcomes the Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village and Tarpon Point Marina to the lineup.
The four locations and dates for the 10-day, award-winning festival include:
- Captiva Island, Sept. 22-24
- Cape Coral, Sept. 25-26
- Downtown Fort Myers, Sept. 27-28
- Fort Myers Beach, Sept. 29-Oct. 1
Multiple Academy of Country Music Award winner Chris Janson will perform at the Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina pool party on Fort Myers Beach, Sunday, Oct. 1. Janson made his mark as a songwriter, penning Tim McGraw’s 2012 hit “Truck Yeah.” In 2015, his album “Buy Me a Boat” had hits with “Power of Positive Drinkin’,” “Holdin’ Her,” and the title track.
A master collaborator, Janson recently brought Dolly Parton and Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash together for his new single “21 Forever.” The song appears on the new “The Outlaw Side of Me.”
While most shows are free, this year’s Island Hopper will offer more ways to enjoy unique, ticketed live performances, including:
- Sunset cruises
- Chef’s dinner and wine pairing
- Music on the Mound at Mound House on Fort Myers Beach
- Voluntourism experience - Beach cleanup at Bowditch Point Park
For the full lineup and ticket information, visit islandhopperfest.com or download the Island Hopper app.
Island Hopper Songwriter Fest is presented by BMI, iHeart Radio’s Cat Country 107.1 FM and Fort Myers – Islands, Beaches and Neighborhoods.
Save the dates: Co-op Advertising Program rollout
The VCB's co-op program serves as an opportunity for Lee County businesses, such as attractions, tours, hoteliers, restaurants and others, to increase awareness while driving an incredibly qualified audience through a variety of the VCB's marketing and sales placements.
The Lee County Cooperative Advertising Program rollout for 2023-24 includes a few key dates:
Aug. 3: Official Co-op rollout 2-4:30 p.m., Admin East Building, Room 118, 2201 Second St., Fort Myers.
Aug. 17: Co-op program opens for industry orders.
This rollout meeting is a great opportunity for accommodation and attraction partners to learn about a variety of marketing opportunities that leverage great exposure at an exceptional value. We will have more registration information soon and look forward to seeing you there.
There will be no July Tourist Development Council meeting. The next TDC meeting will be at 9 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 10.
Enjoy the Fourth of July and thank you for all you do!