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Multiple artists to perform on Captiva for Island Hopper Songwriter Fest

August 1, 2018
Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander

The fifth annual Island Hopper Songwriter Fest returns to Lee County on Sept. 21-30, with over a dozen artists scheduled to perform at a handful of venues on-island.

Produced by the Lee County Tourist Development Council, BMI, iHeartMedia and Cat Country 107.1, the festival will kick off on Captiva from Sept. 21-23. The event will then relocate to downtown Fort Myers from Sept. 24-27, before wrapping up on Fort Myers Beach on Sept. 28-30.

The list of artists set to perform on-island include:

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- Aaron Barker

- James Badger and Sarah Rose, of Badger & Rose

- Brian Sutherland

- Big Al Anderson

- Caleb Neff, of Rosaline

- Chas Sandford

- Chris Barron, of Spin Doctors

- David "Dave" Pahanish

- Dylan Altman

- Earl Bud Lee

- Even Stevens

- Frank J. Myers

- Gary Hannan

- Heidi Newfield

- Hugh Mitchell

- Kim Paige

- Julianne Ankley

- Marie Nofsinger

- Melanie Sandford

- Phil O'Donnell

- Emily Kinney and Paul McDonald, of The Sweetheart Deal

- Wynn Varble

This year's performances will take place at the Cantina Captiva, Crow's Nest Beach Bar & Grille, Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille, Keylime Bistro, Mucky Duck, RC Otter's Island Eats, South Seas Island Resort and 'Tween Waters Island Resort & Spa.

The full festival schedule with the dates and times will be released later in August. Most of the performances are free, however, a few special experiences require the purchase of a ticket.

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