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Island Hopper Songwriter Fest

September 27 at 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


The Island Hopper Songwriter Fest

presented by

The Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel

The fifth annual Island Hopper Songwriter Fest returns to The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel, Sept. 21-30, with show-stopping performances. On Thursday, September 27th, experience an evening of female singer songwriters performing live at SBDAC!

Island Hopper Songwriter Fest at SBDAC
Thursday, September 27th | 7pm
Tickets: $5



Amie Miriello

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Amie has lent her vocal ability to such A list acts as Katy Perry, Jessica Simpson and Courtney Love. Even when she is not writing her own material and performing her own growing catalogue, Miriello lends her voice and craft to other artists. She recently was featured on a top ten dance floor smash in the U.K., and her unique sound is now in demand by DJ’s across the globe.

Bridgette Tatum

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It’s hard to deny the pure talent and passion for her craft that is clearly the driving force behind many of artist Bridgette Tatum’s high profile career milestones. In 2009, this native of Florence, South Carolina, co-wrote the Most Played Song on Country radio stations across the United States. A tremendous achievement for any songwriter, the song, “She’s Country” (recorded and released by Platinum-selling country superstar Jason Aldean), held the #1 position on the chart for two consecutive weeks, reached two million plays, and out sold every genres ringtones, all of which are rare accomplishments, as well. In 2010, Tatum’s song, “Loud” was selected as the Official Theme Song for ACC Football’s 2010 Season. This fast-paced anthem celebrates the excitement and energy of ACC Football, captured in a raucous music video that was seen in all ACC Markets, resulting in exposure for Bridgette totaling over 27 million households.

Heidi Newfield

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Music fans know Heidi for fronting Trick Pony, which rode songs including “Pour Me,” “On A Night Like This” and “It’s A Heartache” to awards, acclaim and packed houses nationwide. She’s also recognized for a remarkable evolution as a solo artist, writing and recording the poignant “Johnny & June” from a deeply personal place. More than a radio hit and impetus for a fist full of Academy of Country Music nominations, the song brought Newfield’s multi-faceted creativity into the sharper relief it deserved. Through clear-eyed experience and musical passion in full flame, she continues to entertain, deepen the relationship with her core fans and win over new audiences. Now in a deeply creative place in her solo career, Newfield is developing the sound for a new project due later in 2018.

Megan Linville

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When Megan is not writing songs with some of Nashville’s most prolific hit songwriters, she is either performing at one of the city’s landmark venues, hop-scotching across the country on acoustical gigs or traveling with her band and delivering spirited performances while showcasing her strong vocals. Megan’s songs are being played on radio stations around the world and she has been featured in several publications including In 2007, her Freshman album was recorded at the famed Cash Cabin Studio under the production of Grammy winning John Carter Cash. This initial CD was comprised of songs all co-written by Megan. She has also performed main-stage with well-known country artists Jason Aldean, Phil Vassar, Heidi Newfield, The Byrds and many others.

Sheena Brook

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Sheena Brook was born and raised in Southwest Florida. Her path through music has helped her become the artist she is today. As a live performer she has created her own sound playing all types of genres, looping and creating on the fly. Sheena has played festivals with artists like Kristian Bush, Helen Darling, and Josh Turner. Sheena has written with hit writers such as JT Harding, Andy Albert and many more. Her latest achievement is appearing on NBC’s Season 12 of The Voice and gaining a spot on Team Adam. She continues to play live, write music and work hard to chase her dreams and live a positive life.



September 27
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center
2301 First St.
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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Ticket Policy

All sales are final. There are no refunds or exchanges on tickets except for cancelled events that are not rescheduled. SBDAC does not offer refunds on purchased ticket. In rare circumstances when a performance may be cancelled (due to extreme weather, artist absence, or other unavoidable situations) we offer refunds or replacement tickets for another performance.

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