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Sunset concert series to support water quality

By Staff | Dec 9, 2019

PHOTO PROVIDED Uproot Hootenanny

In partnership with Captiva Cruises, the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation will present “Pine Island Sounds” – a sunset concert series aboard the Lady Chadwick to support water quality.

“We know that one of the best ways to get people to care about our water is to get them out on it,” SCCF Facilities and Events Manager Jeff Siwicke said. “Our concert series features unique national touring acts of varying genres in a very intimate setting.”

With three concerts planned for the season, Pine Island Sounds is nearly sold out for its inaugural voyage on Dec. 15 at 4 p.m. from McCarthy’s Marina on Captiva. The first concert will feature Uproot Hootenanny, a four-piece South Florida band that performs bluegrass classics to Irish-folksy tunes.

Siwicke is known for booking amazing bands. His taste is so good, in fact, that the performer he had booked for the second Pine Island Sounds cruise on Jan. 26 had to reschedule for March 1.

“I had booked Amythyst Kiah for the January cruise, but she was nominated for a Grammy so she has a pretty excusable conflict that night,” he said. “Luckily, she’s able to do the March cruise so we’ll still get to hear her deeply moving, powerful vocals.”

Tickets are $60 and include light snacks and one complimentary beverage. In addition, attendees will receive a “First Drink’s on Us” voucher, made possible by an anonymous and appreciated donor.

For more information or tickets, visit www.sccf.org.