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Fort Myers Music Walk returns this Saturday

By Staff | Jul 13, 2011

The monthly Music Walk returns on July 16 to the downtown Fort Myers River District. The third Saturday event features live music at over a dozen venues, including restaurants, galleries and bars, plus a gaggle of street performers all over the beautiful downtown streets.

Music Walk venues showcase a variety of music, from ska, rockabilly, indie, reggae and folk, to piano, steel drums and sax. The event is the largest of its kind regionally. Music Walk is an all ages event that starts at 7 p.m. and goes until 10 p.m. or later at many venues. Free parking available.

Music Walk partners and venues include: HOWL Gallery/Tattoo, Spirits of Bacchus, 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, WINK News 6, Classic Rock 94.5, Cool Hand Luc’s, and AmeriDry.

Each month brings more people to Music Walk, with an estimated 3,000 attendees at the June event. Music Walk is organized by Andy Howl of Howl Gallery/Tattoo with help from Dee Hohimer, Suzy Lewis and Jamie Kuser of Happenings Magazine. Music Walk is part of the River District Alliance, a non-profit organization that manages events and unifies business owners in the River District.

Tune into WINK News 6 this Friday morning, July 15 from 8 to 9 a.m. for the monthly Music Walk Morning Show feature.

Check the website www.fortmyersmusicwalk.com for up-to-the-minute performance information or to download an event map.