SWFL May 2019 Events

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Wed – 1st

Killer Queen:
The Premier Tribute to Queen
Barbara B Mann Performing Arts Hall, 13350 FSW Pkwy, Fort Myers
7:30 p.m. 239-481-4849

Fri – 3rd

Masterworks Season Finale
May 3 – 7
Artis—Naples,
5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples
Featuring mezzo-soprano Susan Graham, 8 p.m.  239-597-1900

Art Walk
Downtown Fort Myers
Visit the many exciting galleries, exhibitions, and performances. Free to the public with many venues featuring additional attractions and specials. Rain or shine. 6 -10 p.m.
fortmyersriverdistrictalliance.com

Punta Gorda Hibiscus Festival
May 3 – 5
City Market Place, Punta Gorda
Friday from 6 -10 p.m., concert of fabulous music.  Saturday the event opens at 9 a.m. with live music until 4 p.m. Sunday opens at 10 a.m. with music, food and plants galore until 2 p.m. $1 admission.
www.thehibiscusfestival.com.

Hank Williams Jr. 
Hertz Arena
11000 Everblades Pkwy, Estero
8 p.m. 239-948-7825

Friday Night Concert Series – Electric Lipstick
Miromar Outlets,
10801 Corkscrew Rd., Estero
6 to 9 p.m. in the Restaurant Piazza. 239-948-3766


Sat – 4th

Seacrest Art In the Park  
Cambier Park, Naples
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. 717-304-2547

SWF Florida Symphony
Beethoven vs Coldplay
Barbara B Mann Performing Arts Hall, 13350 FSW Pkwy, Fort Myers
7:30 p.m. 239-481-4849


Sun – 5th

24th Annual Taste of the Beach
The 24th Annual Taste of the Beach will be held on Old San Carlos Blvd. just down the street from Times Square. Food will be served until it runs out or at 4 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and children over 12. Children under 12 are free. Food tickets will be $1 each, with a $5 average food serving price. Live music. 239-454-7500

Spin Zone
The Center Bar,
The Promenade at Bonita Bay,
26811 S. Bay Drive, Bonita Springs,
3 – 6 p.m., www.thecenterbar.com

Air Force Band Quintet Concert 
Cambier Park, Naples
Gateway Brass is a brass quintet which proudly showcases military professionalism at DoD ceremonies and entertaining public concerts throughout the Gulf Coast region on behalf of the United States Air Force. 2 p.m. www.music.af.mil

Car Cruise-In
Miromar Outlets,
10801 Corkscrew Rd., Estero
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. near WINK Playland, 239-948-3766

Cinco De Mayo Celebration
Miromar Outlets,
10801 Corkscrew Rd., Estero
In the Restaurant Piazza
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Miromar Outlets and La Bamba Real Mexican Food Restaurant & Tequila Bar all day long for an exciting fiesta with live entertainment, food and drink specials. Starting at 3 p.m. join us for a margarita crawl, a chance to win a cruise for two to Cozumel and more! 239-948-3766


Thu – 9th

Land, Sea and Air Exhibit
May 9 – 31
Cape Coral Art League
516 Cultural Park Blvd., Cape Coral
Opening Gallery Show Awards and Reception will be held on Thursday, May 9, 5 to 7 p.m. 239-431-1008
www.capecoralartleague.org

Chayanne
Hertz Arena
11000 Everblades Pkwy, Estero
Latin pop artist and actor, Chayanne, is bringing his Desde El Alma Tour 2019 Parte 2. 8 p.m. 239-948-7825

Joey Fiato
The Center Bar,
The Promenade at Bonita Bay,
26811 S. Bay Drive, Bonita Springs,
7 – 10 p.m., www.thecenterbar.com

Fri – 10th

Blues, Brews & BBQ 
Tin City, Naples
May 10 – 11
4 to 9 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Saturday. Live music by The Dazzling DelRays on Friday. Saturday bands include Gator Nate, Mike Imbasciani & His Bluez Rockerz and the Ben Allen Band
www.naplesbluesbbq.com

Mystery Walk
Downtown Fort Myers
Join the Mystery every second Friday of the month in the River District from 6-8 pm.  Registration begins at First and Hendry Streets in front of Iberia Bank. Free to play.
fortmyersriverdistrictalliance.com

Sat – 11th

7th Annual Key Lime Festival
Fishermen’s Village
1200 W. Retta Espl., Punta Gorda
Key lime specialties, music, vendors and family fun from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Music from Ragay Lapsey, John Patti and Sunny Jim White. 941-575-3007

Russell Dickerson & Uncle Kracker
Hammond Stadium
14100 6 Mile Cypress Pkwy, Ft Myers
Staring Russell Dickerson and Uncle Kracker in concert following the Miracle’s home game against the Tampa Tarpons. Tickets start at $18 www.miraclebaseball.com and at the Hammond Stadium box office.

Fort Myers Bike Night
Downtown Fort Myers
6-10 pm. Free to the public with many venues featuring specials. fortmyersriverdistrictalliance.com

Mother/Daughter/Granddaughter Look-alike Contest
Miromar Outlets,
10801 Corkscrew Rd., Estero
Near Bloomingdale’s The Outlet Store. Mothers, daughters and granddaughters compete for prizes in this annual family event. 11 a.m. 239-948-3766

Dylan Scott
The Ranch Concert Hall & Saloon
2158 Colonial Blvd, Fort Myers
239-985-9839

Fri – 17th

Friday Night Concert Series
The Bill Colletti Music Group
Miromar Outlets,
10801 Corkscrew Rd., Estero
6 to 9 p.m. in the Restaurant Piazza. 239-948-3766

Colt Ford
The Ranch Concert Hall & Saloon
2158 Colonial Blvd, Fort Myers
239-985-9839
Music Walk 
Downtown Fort Myers
Free to the public with many venues featuring additional attractions and specials. 6-10 p.m. www.fortmyersriverdistrictalliance.com

Art Walks the Runway
Fashion Show
May 17 & 18
Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center
2301 First St., Fort Myers
www.sbdac.com  239-333-1933

Sat – 18th

Community Day
Artis—Naples
5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples
On Saturday, May 18, the community is invited to explore the Artis—Naples cultural campus with free family-friendly activities from noon to 4 p.m. Activities include live music, hands-on art experiences and access to the Hayes Hall Galleries. 239-597-1900

Chad Prather’s Star Spangled Banter Comedy Tour    
Barbara B Mann Performing Arts Hall, 13350 FSW Pkwy, Fort Myers
8 p.m. 239-481-4849

The Nature Park Safari Soiree
Shell Factory & Nature Park
2787 N. Tamiami Trail, N. Fort Myers
This great event benefits The Nature Park Environmental Education Foundation, a 501(c)(3), which helps fund field trips to the Nature Park for Lee County School students and helps the animals that call the park home.  Cocktails from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. followed by dinner and entertainment. Entertainment by Shake Rattle and Soul, Live and silent auction. RSVP at 239- 246-6364

Tracy Lawrence
The Ranch Concert Hall & Saloon
2158 Colonial Blvd, Fort Myers
239-985-9839


Fri – 24th

Lynda Carter
“This Life: My Music, My Story”
Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee
506 S 1st St, Immokalee
239-658-1313
www.moreinparadise.com
Food and Brew Festival
Burroughs Home & Gardens,
Downtown Fort Myers
Enjoy unlimited beer, live music, and food along the river from noon – 8.   This event will feature local SWFL breweries and the best restaurants in SWFL serving up tastes of their finest offerings.
www.uncommonfriends.org

Sat -25th


20th Annual Southwest Florida SoapFest Charity Weekend
May 25-27
Various locations on Marco Island
SoapFest Takes Its Final Curtain Call 20th Annual Charity Weekend Wraps Up Two Decades Fundraising for Children’s Charities.
www.theateronmarco.com/soapfestor by calling 239-394-0080.

Heart of Chrome Tour
Bert’s Black Widow Harley Davidson
2224 El Jobean Rd, Port Charlotte
Mr. Speed brings their 2019 “Heart of Chrome” Tour to “Rock and Roll All Nite.” Experience an identical tribute to the make-up, costumes and antics of a classic KISS-style show.
5 p.m. 941-883-8000

Fri – 31st

Friday Night Concert Series
Silver Sneakers
Miromar Outlets,
10801 Corkscrew Rd., Estero
Enjoy the sounds of Silver Sneakers, playing the good oldies with a modern twist. 6 to 9 p.m. in the Restaurant Piazza. 239-948-3766

Naples Philharmonic Free Chamber Concert
Naples Botanical Garden
4820 Bayshore Drive, Naples
1 p.m. artisnaples.org

Sizzle Restaurant Week
May 30 – June 12
Over 50 restaurants
throughout Southwest Florida
www.sizzleswfl.com

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