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Have you heard about SBDAC’s 2018 festivals? This year, the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center brings downtown Fort Myers two great outdoor events, Taps & Tunes Craft Beer & Music Festival and Smoke on the Water Barbecue Competition and Music Festival. Learn more about the music, food, and fun featured at two of Southwest Florida’s favorite festivals!

Taps & Tunes Craft Beer & Music Festival

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Jukebox the Ghost

What event on the downtown Fort Myers River Basin combines craft brews, great tunes, and delicious food vendors? If you guessed Taps & Tunes Craft Beer & Music Festival, then you definitely know how to have a good time! This year’s event includes an incredible musical line up. See performances by Jukebox the Ghost, Of Good Nature, and Problem Kids! Best of all, enjoy these great bands while sampling your selection of over 80 craft beers.

On January 13th from 2pm – 8pm, spend a breezy day on the River Basin! Bring a blanket and stay for a while to watch the band line up and eat some delicious treats. Plus, Taps & Tunes features food trucks where attendees can purchase delicious snacks. Retail vendors are open for business, too! In fact, the signup form to vend at Taps & Tunes has just been opened up, so if you’re vendor, click here to register to be a part of one of SWFL’s best 2018 festivals.

Smoke on the Water Barbecue Competition & Music Festival

If you love good barbecue and live music, don’t miss Smoke on the Water Barbecue Competition & Music Festival on April 27th & 28th! This two-day event is a Florida BBQ Association sanctioned competition, and brings some of the best barbecue cooks to downtown to face off. As guests walk the River Basin, they can purchase from barbecue vendors from all over the south! Plus, both days feature back-to-back musical acts from some of the best acts in country and southern rock, like the Electric Mud, Sheena Brook, and Eli Mosley.

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Sheena Brook

The fun begins on Friday, April 27th from 6pm – 10pm, and continues on Saturday, April 28th from 11am – 10pm. Guests will love sampling barbecue will shopping with retail vendors selling clothing, art, crafts, and more. Smoke on the Water is also family friendly! The Kid Zone features a bounce house and so many fun games. There’s no better way experience downtown Fort Myers!

Two Exciting 2018 Festivals

You have to admit, Taps & Tunes Craft Beer & Music Festival and Smoke on the Water Barbecue & Music Festival are going to be some of the best 2018 festivals! Each year, these outdoor events bring thousands to the Fort Myers River Basin, and you can see why. There’s so much great live music, craft beer, fresh food, and fun to experience at both events! So be sure to take part in this year’s 2018 festival season.

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