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Music Walk rocks downtown Fort Myers this Saturday

May 18, 2011
Special to the ISLANDER

The monthly Music Walk event returns this Saturday, May 21 to the downtown Fort Myers River District.

The third Saturday event features live music at over a dozen venues, including restaurants, art galleries and bars, plus a gaggle of street performers all over the beautiful downtown streets. Music Walk Venues showcase a variety of music, from blues guitar, electro-rock, and folk, to heavy metal, piano, steel drums and saxophone.

Music Walk is an all ages event that starts at 7 p.m. and goes until close at many venues. Free parking available.

Music Walk partners and venues include: HOWL Gallery/Tattoo, Spirits of Bacchus, Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, Space 39, Red Rock Saloon, Cafe Matisse, French Connection Cafe, Enjewel, Happenings Magazine, Hotel Indigo, Twisted Vine Bistro, Indigo Room, Harborside Event Center, Coloring The World, City Tavern, Downtown House of Pizza, World Famous Cigar Bar, Hideaway Sports Bar, Morgan House, The Veranda Restaurant, Market America Realty, Syzygy Gallery, Main Street Antiques, WinkNews6, Classic Rock 94.5, Cool Hand Luc's and AmeriDry.

Each month brings more people to Music Walk, with an estimated 2,500 attendees to the March event. Music Walk is organized by Andy Howl of Howl Gallery/Tattoo with help from volunteers and Happenings Arts Magazine. Music Walk is part of the River District Alliance, a non-profit organization that manages downtown events and unifies business owners in the River District.

Tune into WINK News 6 on Friday, May 20 from 8 to 9 a.m. for the monthly Music Walk Morning Show feature.

Also, check the website for up-to-the-minute performance info or to download an event map:



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