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Island Hopper Songwriter Fest to return to Lee County beaches

By Staff | Jul 10, 2018

The fifth annual Island Hopper Songwriter Fest will return to The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel in September with show-stopping performances in tropical beach settings.

It will kick off on Captiva from Sept. 21-23. The festival then moves to downtown Fort Myers on Sept. 24-27, before wrapping up on Fort Myers Beach from Sept. 28-30.

Some of the 2018 singer/songwriters include Earl Bud Lee, of “Friends in Low Places” by Garth Brooks; Dylan Altman, of “Barefoot Blue Jean Night” by Jake Owen; Lee Thomas Miller, of “Whiskey and You” by Chris Stapleton; and Wendell Mobley, of “There Goes My Life” by Kenny Chesney.

The festival was selected as one of the Southeast Tourism Society’s Top 20 Events for 2018. Events considered for the Society’s Top 20 recognition must be at least 3 years old and have attendance of at least 1,000 people, according to the Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau.

Organizers are pleased to announce that Hertz is a presenting sponsor and the official car rental company for the 2018 Island Hopper Songwriter Fest.

A new app will help fans plan their trips, find resort and hotel deals, learn about songwriters and venues, locate in-app maps, customize schedules and more. Look for the launch later this month at islandhopperfest.com.

The new event website features include a countdown widget and an image gallery generated by fans who use #IslandHopperFest. In addition, iHeart Radio is launching Island Hopper Radio, a channel that includes music written by artists featured at the music festival.