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Surf & Song Festival this Saturday to benefit the Southwest Florida Autism Initiative

By Staff | Jan 11, 2011

John Waite

Beasley Broadcasting and Clear Channel radio stations are joining together to promote the Third Annual Surf & Song Festival 2011, scheduled for this Saturday, Jan. 15, benefiting the Southwest Florida Autism Initiative through The Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida.

This all-day musical festival offers great entertainment for a wide range of music fans – rock, pop, country, blues, reggae, blue-grass, jazz and more – while raising funds for The Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida’s autism initiative. Autism, once a diagnosis that very few had ever heard of, has become an increasingly common hurdle families are facing with their children.

The Surf & Song Festival kicks-off at 11 a.m. with more than 65 bands and musicians performing throughout the day on satellite stages in downtown Ft. Myers.

The main event, at Centennial Park headlined by country star Craig Morgan, begins at 3 p.m. John Waite of Bad English, The Baby’s and solo will also be performing Saturday night.

In addition to Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. and Clear Channel Radio, sponsors include: Fort Myers River District, Lee Memorial Health System Foundation, The Edison Restaurant, The Club at Barefoot Beach, Creative Minds Records, Zep Construction, Lazy Flamingo II, Nita’s Sweet Bean Café, Ocean Roads, Logic Momentum Inc., Island Inn, The Cigar Bar, GEICO, Budweiser, Real Tree Beverage and the Redneck Yacht Club.

Craig Morgan

Tickets for the main stage event are $20 and can be purchased online at www.surfandsongfestival.com or at the gate the day of the event.

For more information, contact Duane Higgins at 239-343-6078.