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ISLAND HOPPER Singer Songwriter Festival Fort Myers Beach 2016 At Nervous Nellies : September 30th- October 2nd.


7PM - 8PM Athena Dawn, Sheena Brooke
8:15PM - 9:15PM Crys Matthews, Matt Backer
9:30PM - 10:30PM Frank Myers, Shane Minor, Jeff Cohen

8:15PM - 9:15PM Crys Matthews, Matt Backer

Matt Backer

9:30PM - 10:30PM Frank Myers, Shane Minor, Jeff Cohen

SATURDAY 10.01.16

2:15PM - 3:15PM Shane Minor, Kylie Sackley
3:30PM - 4:30PM Jeff Cohen, Danny Myrick
7:15PM - 8:15PM Tim McGeary, Karla Davis
8:30PM - 9:30PM Trailer Choir

3:30PM - 4:30PM Jeff Cohen, Danny Myrick

Matt Backer

7:15PM - 8:15PM Tim McGeary, Karla Davis

8:30PM - 9:30PM Trailer Choir

Sunday 10.2.16

1:00PM - 2:00PM TerryLynn Melody, Erica Sunshine Lee
2:15PM - 3:15PM Trailer Choir

2:15PM - 3:15PM Trailer Choir


Athena Dawn is a local soul-pop artist, originally from Seattle, Washington. Having recently won the Fort Myers Rhythm of the Island songwriting contest, with her song, "A Girl Like Me," she is now making a splash in the SW Florida music scene. With an extensive vocal range, and a taste for imagery, she writes distinctive melodies with passion you can hear. Athena grew up traveling throughout foreign countries, but returned to the USA to pursue a career in music and hone her songwriting craft. Highly influenced by her life abroad, her songs tell of the lessons she’s learned along the way. She is currently working as a session vocalist while recording her first EP, due to be released later this year.


DC’s Crys Matthews blends Americana, folk, jazz, blues, bluegrass and funk into a bold, complex performance steeped in traditional melodies and punctuated by honest, original lyrics. Having been compared to everyone from Toshi Reagon to Tracy Chapman to Ruthie Foster, Matthews’ eclectic infusion of genres has won her honorable mentions at the 2013 and 2014 Mid-Atlantic Song Contest and extensive radio play from Woman of Substance radio to WTJU-Charlottesville and WMRA-Harrisonburg to KBOO-Portland


Myrick, from South, Pascagoula, recorded his first family gospel album at age 7. In 1992 Danny sang lead vocals and wrote for Western Flyer, which produced the Top 40 Myrick-penned hits "Western Flyer" and "Cherokee Highway" along with Top 20 hit "What Will You Do with M.E." After the band broke up Danny focused on songwriting and sang numerous demos for Bob Dipiero, Craig Wiseman, Dave Berg and Bobby Braddock. In addition he provided background vocals for Montgomery Gentry, Keith Anderson and Blake Shelton. Danny’s hit singles include "International Harvester" (Craig Morgan) "Loud" (Big and Rich), "She's Country" (Jason Aldean) and "How Far Do You Want To Go" (Gloriana). Recently he contributed four songs that were on Joe Cocker’s latest album and co-wrote Tim McGraw’s “Truck Yeah..


Georgia native prolific songwriter, Erica Sunshine Lee was recently nominated for Australian People’s Choice Award for ‘Vocal Of The Year’ (You Saved Me) and just released her 7th original album ELIXIR. This world travelling Breedlove Artist also has 14 of her songs recorded by other artists such as Preston Summerville, The Viper Creek Band, Kirstie Lovelady, Thomas Fountain, Mark Bray and the Late Great Outlaw Wayne Mills. Tirelessly touring the globe performing around 300 shows per year throughout the US, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand, this 2014 ‘Georgia Country Female Artist of the Year’ has opened for Randy Houser, Brett Eldredge, David Nail, David Allan Coe, & Jack Ingram. “Chunky Dunk” and “Georgia For This” are crowd favorites that scored Top 80 on the US Music Row Country Charts, along with 3 top 10 singles in Europe.


Jeff’s first break arrived when his Pancho’s Lament song “Truth About Romeo” became the theme for the WB Network show “Jack and Jill”. His songs have also been featured on “Army Wives”, “The Simpson’s”, “Saturday Night Live”, in addition to films like “Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants”. As a songwriter, Jeff wrote the top 5 hit “Crazy For This Girl” (Evan and Jaron) and the top 15 country hit “Holy Water” (Big and Rich) which shot to # 1 on the CMT and GAC video charts. Recently he wrote “Postcard from Paris” which was released by The Band Perry and went to #5 on the Billboard Country charts. Other artists who have recorded his songs include Sugarland, The Band Perry, Josh Groban, Macy Gray, Ilse DeLange, Sara Evans, Matthew Morrison of Glee.


Karla Davis is a soulful singer/songwriter from Monroe, North Carolina. Driven by the church, it was the choir that invoked her musical spirit. Music found Karla just as quickly as her fingers found their home on the fret board of her first guitar just over six years ago. Karla took a leap of faith in the fall of 2009 when she decided to move to Nashville, TN. In January 2010 Karla was named the national winner of the Colgate Country Showdown and was given the title Best New Act in Country Music. After starting her own independent record label and recording her first two albums, Karla found herself on Season 2 of NBC's "The Voice" in 2012 where she made it to the top 16 on Team Adam. Following her success on The Voice, Karla began working with industry veterans Gordon Kennedy and Jeff Balding with whom she released her single "I Can't Sleep Tonight" in February of 2015. Karla is currently writing and in the studio working on her upcoming EP with Mapletop Entertainment set to be released in the spring/summer of 2016. Follow @karladavismusic to get the latest updates!


Based in Nashville, Tennessee – the Aussie born singer/songwriter has written hit singles for Faith Hill (“Sunshine & Summertime”), Leann Rimes (“Nothin’ Bout Love Makes Sense”),Alan Jackson (“Its Just That Way”) & Troy Assar-Daley (“The Sunshine Club”). The far north Queensland native has also had songs recorded by hitmakers Thompson Square, John Rich, Lee Brice, Jodee Messina & American Young to name a few. Sackley penned season 4 “The Voice” winner, Danielle Bradbery’s current single (“Young in America”) which is climbing the us country charts at record speed


Matt Backer is the guitarist with 80's super group ABC and has appeared on stage, television, and toured the world with a multitude of artists. His 2013 album Idle Hands featured duets with Martin Fry and Julian Lennon and received airplay on commercial and BBC stations including Radio 2. He and Julian Lennon won Top 40 New Group/Duo of the Year from New Music Weekly in 2013. Matt was chosen Favourite International Artist of 2014 by the Independent Music Network and Top 40 Breakthrough Artist of 2014 by New Music Weekly. Matt released Get Backer in 2014 and received stellar reviews from Blues in Britain, Blues Matters, and many more publications. The single “Histrionic Narcissist Blues” is enjoying worldwide airplay, including spins on BBC2. In 2015, Matt was nominated by the New Music Awards as Best AC Breakthrough Artist, AC Crossover Artist and AC Male Artist (along with Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran and John Legend).


On the road that led him to hit songwriting, Shane traveled most of California and Oklahoma singing in local dives. Not making enough money to support himself he took a job with the LAPD as a police officer. It was during that time when he met award winning producer Dann Huff. Dann asked Shane come to Nashville where he was signed by Mercury Records. "Slave to the Habit”, Shane’s first single went top 10 on the country billboard charts and also opened for Shania Twain. After his journey with Mercury Records, Shane decided to pursue his love, writing songs. Shane has written for many artists including Rascal Flatts, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Kenny Chesney, Justin Moore, Chris Young, Tyler Farr, Trace Adkins and many more.


Sheena Brook is the breath of fresh air. She has the perfect mix of professionalism and playfulness, and is bursting onto the Florida music scene rapidly, challenging everything that is thought to be conventional about southern rock. Together with her writing partner, Scott Krehling “Ain’t Gonna Mess Around” reveals many sides of her artistic ability. Born and raised in Ft. Myers Florida, Sheena has been singing and writing music since early childhood. She has experimented in several different Genres including Country, Rock and Pop-Soul. Serving up some great storytelling with the raw emotional lyrics that give us just a glimpse at the road she has walked. Sheena is currently working with singer/song writer, and 4-Time Grammy nominated Universal Recording Artist “Sully Erna”, and have produced more than 20 fresh, new and exciting songs.


TerryLynn Melody began performing as a child in musical theater and recitals, in her hometown of New Bern, NC. Her mother, a Performing Arts graduate and professional singer was her role model and teacher. Guided by a need to find her voice an an artist, she began exploring songwriting as a means to tell her story. The resulting songs are an ever growing catalog of original material. She recently produced her first CD "Counting Daydreams" featuring Country Music Hall of Fame artist Charlie McCoy on 2 of the 12 original tracks spanning country, folk, pop and blues. She is grateful for the audiences who have let her share her stories and songs with them. They have played an integral part in her finding her voice.


If music is a springboard for emotion, then Tim McGeary knows all too well how to mine it to the max. McGeary’s dedication to his music has never faltered, and now, even after a couple of decades of plying his craft, that passion is as intense as ever. Given that dedication, it’s no surprise to find that McGeary’s songs have been tapped for such hit television shows as “Smallville,” “One Tree Hill” and “Glory Days,” as well as the made-for- HBO film “Girl Got Moe.” McGeary’s songs are not only a perfect soundtrack for the Hollywood hit-makers, but for those everyday individuals who can relate to those intimate feelings and connect them with their own.


Trailer Choir is an American country music duo composed of vocalists Marc Fortney and Vinny Hickerson, known by their respective stage names Butter and Big Vinny (A.K.A. Bigg Vinny and Bigg Vinny the Mack). The group began as a trio with Crystal Hoyt and was signed to Show Dog Nashville, a label owned by Toby Keith, in 2007. After recording the song "Off the Hillbilly Hook" for the soundtrack to Keith's film Beer for My Horses, Trailer Choir charted the singles "What Would You Say", "Rockin' the Beer Gut" and "Rollin' Through the Sunshine" on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts.

Fort Myers Beach Pirate Festival
October 7th - 9th

Join jolly pirates, wenches, corsairs and beauties as they make camp and prepare for battle on the edge of the Historic Seaport of Old San Carlos. The swashbuckling fun doesn’t stop for a moment during the Columbus Day weekend celebration.

Friday, Oct. 7
4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Location: Times Square

21+ Pub Quest • Costumes

Drink Specials • Awards & Prizes

Saturday- Sunday, Oct. 8 & 9
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Old San Carlos Blvd

Family Friendly Fun • Pirate Bazaar

Live Ship Battles • Live Music & Performances • Food & Drinks

Children’s Activities