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Island Hopper Songwriter Fest to return to Lee County beaches

July 10, 2018
Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander

The fifth annual Island Hopper Songwriter Fest will return to The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel in September with show-stopping performances in tropical beach settings.

It will kick off on Captiva from Sept. 21-23. The festival then moves to downtown Fort Myers on Sept. 24-27, before wrapping up on Fort Myers Beach from Sept. 28-30.

Some of the 2018 singer/songwriters include Earl Bud Lee, of "Friends in Low Places" by Garth Brooks; Dylan Altman, of "Barefoot Blue Jean Night" by Jake Owen; Lee Thomas Miller, of "Whiskey and You" by Chris Stapleton; and Wendell Mobley, of "There Goes My Life" by Kenny Chesney.

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The festival was selected as one of the Southeast Tourism Society's Top 20 Events for 2018. Events considered for the Society's Top 20 recognition must be at least 3 years old and have attendance of at least 1,000 people, according to the Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau.

Organizers are pleased to announce that Hertz is a presenting sponsor and the official car rental company for the 2018 Island Hopper Songwriter Fest.

A new app will help fans plan their trips, find resort and hotel deals, learn about songwriters and venues, locate in-app maps, customize schedules and more. Look for the launch later this month at islandhopperfest.com.

The new event website features include a countdown widget and an image gallery generated by fans who use #IslandHopperFest. In addition, iHeart Radio is launching Island Hopper Radio, a channel that includes music written by artists featured at the music festival.

 
 

 

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