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JULY 9, 2024
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Tickets on sale now for 4
Island Hopper Songwriter Fest performances

Lineup includes ACMA Showcase, Jeffrey Steele & Gulf Coast Symphony,
Music Row @ Margaritaville Beach Resort, and Scotty McCreery at Pink Shell Pool Party

LEE COUNTY, Fla. (U.S.A.) – Island Hopper Songwriter Fest, recently named one of the Top 5 music fests by USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards, celebrates its 10-year anniversary with 10 days of outstanding performances, Sept. 20-29.

Make plans now to get your tickets to four of Island Hopper Songwriter Fest’s must-see performances.

Here’s a quick look at the lineup:

Sept. 25: ACMA showcase at Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in downtown Fort Myers includes performances by BMI singer/songwriters Bill Metts, Robert Bidney, Karen Cohen, Bruce Gallant ad Roy Schneider. ACMA is the Association of Classical Musicians and Artists.

Sept. 26: Five-time Grammy nominee and BMI singer/songwriter Jeffrey Steele will join the Gulf Coast Symphony in a live performance at the Florida Repertory Theatre in downtown Fort Myers.

Sept. 27: Music Row @ Margaritaville still has VIP tickets available. The show takes place at Margaritaville Beach Resort on Fort Myers Beach and includes performances by BMI singer/songwriters Kristian Bush, Kassi Ashton and Shane Proffitt.

Sept. 29: Scotty McCreery will wrap up Island Hopper with a pool party performance at Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina on Fort Myers Beach. The BMI singer/songwriter is known for his hit songs, “You Time,” “Damn Strait,” “Rise and Fall,” “Cab in a Solo” and many more.  

Island Hopper gives fans the opportunity to see singer-songwriters perform in smaller venues with a tropical setting as the backdrop. Be sure to catch a live Island Hopper performance at these four locations around the Fort Myers area:

  • Captiva Island, Sept. 20-22
  • Cape Coral, Sept. 23-24
  • Downtown Fort Myers, Sept. 25-26
  • Fort Myers Beach, Sept. 27-29

Enter to win stay at DiamondHead Beach Resort
Download the Island Hopper app to enter to win a three-night stay at the DiamondHead Beach Resort on Fort Myers Beach, tickets to Scotty McCreery on Sept. 29, and a gift bag.

For the full lineup, lodging deals and ticket information, visit

Island Hopper Songwriter Fest is presented by BMI, iHeart Radio’s Cat Country 107.1, Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association and Fort Myers – Islands, Beaches and Neighborhoods. Visit Follow the festival hashtag #islandhopperfest as well as Instagram and Facebook


Fort Myers  Islands, Beaches and Neighborhoods include: Sanibel Island, Captiva Island, Fort Myers Beach, Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, Estero, Cape Coral, Pine Island, Boca Grande & Outer islands, North Fort Myers and Lehigh Acres. For more information, go to

Images available

Click to download Scotty McCreery photo

Click to download Jeffrey Steele photo

Click to download Kristian Bush photo

Click to download Kassi Ashton

Click to download Shane Proffitt

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