Events in SWFL January 2020

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There are so many things happening around SWFL in January 2020!

THU – 2

Songwriters at Sunset
Lovers Key State Park, 8700 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach
Concert will feature J. Roberts and Brent Moyer. 3:45 p.m. www.friendsofloverskey.org
www.americanacma.org




FRI – 3

Friday Night Concert Series-The Bill Colletti Band
Miromar Outlets
10801 Corkscrew Rd, Estero
The best of jazz, Latin, pop, disco, funk and Motown, 6 to 9 p.m. in the Restaurant Piazza. 239-948-3766

Old 41 Band
The Center Bar,
The Promenade at Bonita Bay, 26811 S. Bay Drive, Bonita Springs, 8 – 11 p.m.,
www.thecenterbar.com


Art Walk
Downtown Fort Myers
6 -10 p.m. www.fortmyersriverdistrictalliance.com

Punta Gorda Snowbird Arts and Crafts Show
Jan 3 – 5
The Market Place,
115 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. www.mypromotions.com

Archangels exhibit
Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center
2301 First Street, Fort Myers
Visual artist Frank Henriquez
6 p.m. 239-333-1933

Ragay Lapsey – 1 p.m.
Rockin Horse – 8 p.m.
Coconut Falls Tiki Bar & Grill
17200 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers, 239-990-9901

Heat Stroke
Jan 3 – 31
Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center
2301 First Street, Fort Myers
Heat Stroke by Ehren Fritz Gerhard. 239-333-1933

Neapolitan Opry – Cluster Pluckin
Norris Center Theater
755 8th Avenue South
Capt. Joe and the Bottom Feeders, Bill Metts, Richard Perron, Bill Bussing, Andy Wahlberg, Frank Corso, and Friends! 7 p.m. 239-213-3049

Fort Myers Seafood
& Music Festival
January 3-5
The River District in downtown Fort Myers,
Friday 4 -10 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m.-10 p.m. and
Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. General admission is free. www.seafoodfestivals.com




SAT – 4

Neapolapalooza
The Norris Community Center
755 8th Ave S., Naples
Hosted by The Woodwork.
7 p.m. 239-213-3049

The East Palm Mercado
Every Saturday & Sunday
Neenie’s House, 481 Marsh Ave., Fort Myers, Sellers inside & outside, booth space available $10. Rain or shine, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 224-678-4901


Annual Big Swamp Smoke Off
Collier Fairgrounds
751 39th Ave NE, Naples
Ben Allen Band, Admission is free! Gates at 10 a.m. www.bigswampsmokeoff.com

Saturday Music Series
Koreshan State Park – Art Hall
3800 Corkscrew Road, Estero
This week features the Jarretts. 2:30 p.m. 239-992-0311


Brandon Robertson Quintet
Center for Performing Arts,
10150 Bonita Beach Rd SE, Bonita Springs, 7:30 p.m.
239-495-8989

GreenMarket
Every Saturday
Lee County Alliance for the Arts.
10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers, Enjoy live entertainment and activities 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. 239-939-2787

23rd Estero Fine Art Show
Jan 4 – 5
JetBlue Park at Fenway South, Fort Myers, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. www.hotworks.org


SUN – 5


Estero Concert Series
Koreshan State Park’s Historic Art Hall, 3800 Corkscrew Road, Estero
3 p.m. 239-596-8404

Dia de Los Reyes Festival
Bell Tower Shops
13499 S Cleveland Ave, Fort Myers
1 – 5 p.m. 239-489-1221



TUE – 7

Plein Air exhibit
The Plein Air Exhibit and Quickdraw features local scenes painted outdoors, or en plein air. The Plein Air Exhibit and Quickdraw Competition artwork will be on display January 7-30 in the Visual Arts Center’s Main Gallery, located at 210 Maud St in Punta Gorda (Across from Fishermen’s Village) Gallery & gift shop hours: Mon Fri, 9am-4pm & Sat, 10am-2pm. For more info visit visualartcenter.org or call 941-639-8810.

Visiting Artist Reception
Harbour View Gallery,
5789 Cape Harbour Drive,
Suite 104, Cape Coral
Reception for Norman Cannon and Tom Higgins 6 – 8 p.m.
www.Harbourviewgallery.com



Carpenters Remembered
We’ve Only Just Begun
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
13350 FSW Pkwy, Fort Myers
7:30 p.m. 239-481-4849



WED – 8

Chris MacDonald’s Memories of Elvis
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
13350 FSW Pkwy, Fort Myers
7:30 p.m. 239-481-4849

Art & Soul Community Night
Shangri-La Springs, Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs
6 – 9 p.m. 239-949-0749




THU – 9



Weekend Comedy
Jan. 9 – Feb. 22
Off Broadway Palm Theatre
1380 Colonial Boulevard, Fort Myers
239-278-4422


COCO Art Gallery reception
Coconut Point Mall, 8074 Mediterranean Drive, Estero
5 – 7 p.m. 239-949-3073


FRI – 10

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

ArtSmack 2
Neenie’s House,
481 Marsh Ave., Fort Myers
Artist showcase featuring Rose Jung, 7 p.m. 224-678-4901
www.neenieshouse.com


Barefoot In The Park
Jan. 10 – 29
Florida Repertory Theatre
Historic Arcade Theatre
2268 Bar Street, Fort Myers
239-332-4488


2020 Florida Winter National Wood Art Expo & Competition
Jan. 10 – 11
Charlotte Harbor Event & Conference Center
75 Taylor St, Punta Gorda
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 716-628-7042


Reveries of A Tropical Heart
Jan. 10 – Feb. 2
Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd. Fort Myers
Opening reception Jan 10 5-7 p.m. See it first, see it free. Gallery walk and talk Jan. 11 at 10 a.m. Free to attend.
239-939-2787



SAT – 11

ACMA Concert
South County Regional Library
21100 Three Oaks Parkway, Estero, Glen Sabatka, David Stanley, Christine Scholtus, 2 p.m. 239-479-4636



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

35th Annual Cape Coral Arts and Music Festival
Jan 11 – 12
On Cape Coral Parkway
Produced by the Rotary Club of Cape Coral, this is a celebration of national and local fine art, fine craft and music. www.capecoralfestival.com

Southwest Florida Symphony:
MW2 The Romantix
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, 13350 FSW Pkwy,
Fort Myers 7:30 p.m.
239-481-4849

Saturday Music Series
Koreshan State Park – Art Hall
3800 Corkscrew Road, Estero
This week features Silvia & Pete. 2:30 p.m. 239-992-0311

SWFL Food Fest & Auto Show
8655 Piper Rd, Punta Gorda
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
www.joinfproxy.com

Bonita Springs
National Art Festival
Jan.11 – 12
Riverside Park, 10451 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
www.artcenterbonita.org


Naples Artcrafters
Art & Craft Show
Cambier Park, Naples
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
www.naplesartcrafters.com

National Anthem Auditions
Miromar Outlets
10801 Corkscrew Rd, Estero
Compete to sing the Anthem at a 2020 Minnesota Twins Spring Training game on Feb. 26. Registration will take place prior to start time. 1 to 3 p.m. near Bloomingdale’s The Outlet Store 239-948-3766


SUN – 12

Gulf Coast Big Band
Cambier Park
755 8th Ave S, Naples
2 p.m. 239-877-6090



8th Annual Woofstock
Mercato
9132 Strada Pl, Naples
Live music by The Woodwork, craft beer provided by RipTide Brewing Company, raffles, other rescue organizations and a local vendor market. Admission is $10 in advance or $15 at the door and children under 12 are free! 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. 239-254-1080



MON – 13

The Punta Gorda Quickdraw competition
Downtown Punta Gorda.
Competition is from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Tickets to the luncheon with artists are $10 at www.visualartcenter.org. The Quickdraw will be on display Jan. 7-30. 941-639-8810
www.visualartcenter.org


Naples Big Band
Riverside Park
10451 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs
7 – 9 p.m. www.naplesbigband.com



TUE – 14

Songwriters on the Plaza
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., Fort Myers
ACMA’s Robert Bidney, Annie Wenz and Bill Veach. 6 p.m. 239-479-4636

Ave Maria Arts & Crafts Festival
Jan. 14 – 16
Ave Maria, Annunciation Circle
Free, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 239-352-3903


Florida Rep Theatre Event
South County Regional Library
21100 Three Oaks Parkway, Estero, Meet artistic director Greg Longenhagen from the Florida Rep Theatre. A Q&A session with the actors will follow the presentation. Registration required. 2 p.m. 239-479-4636

Hamilton
Jan 14 – 26
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
13350 FSW Pkwy, Fort Myers
239-481-4849



WED – 15



All that Jazz
Artis—Naples
5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples
The Naples Philharmonic Jazz Orchestra is joined by saxophonist Jerry Weldon for a night of sizzling jazz in Daniels Pavilion. 6 & 8:30 p.m. 239-597-1111

Naples Players present Making God Laugh
Jan. 15 through Feb. 9
Blackburn Hall, 701 5th Ave. S., Naples
239-263-7990


THU – 16


Art and Poetry
Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center
2301 First Street, Fort Myers
Take part in the monthly Art and Poetry Networking Event from Gulf Coast Leisure! Experience the best talent SWFL has to offer. 8 p.m. 239-333-1933


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

The Mountaintop
Jan. 16- 18, 23-25 at 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 19 and 26 at 2 p.m.
Lee County Alliance for the Arts.
10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers
239-939-2787

Girls of Motown
The Stage, 9144 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs, 7:30 p.m. 239-405-8566

Experiments: Digital Media Workshop
January 16-February 13
ArtLab in the west side of the Library building, FGCU, This exhibition is free and open to the public Monday-Friday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 239-590-7199 or fgcu.edu/artgalleries

Beethoven’s Triple Concerto
Jan. 16 & 17
Artis—Naples
5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples
8 p.m. 239-597-1111

Bike Night
Shell Factory & Nature Park
16554 N Cleveland Ave., North Fort Myers, 5 p.m. 239-995-2141


FRI – 17


Music Walk
Downtown Fort Myers
6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
www.fortmyersmusicwalk.com



Death of A Streetcar Named Virginia Woolf: A Parody
Jan. 17 – Feb. 8
Laboratory Theater of Florida, 1634 Woodford Ave., Fort Myers
239-218-0481

Gulfshore Opera:
Passionate Puccini
First United Methodist Church, Punta Gorda, 7 p.m.
239-529-3925


Sanibel Community
House Art Festival
Jan. 17 & 18
2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel
239-293-9448


SAT – 18

We Are Rocking and Rolling
South County Regional Library
21100 Three Oaks Parkway, Estero, Music by Tommy Barr. Bring a folding chair or blanket. During inclement weather, outdoor concerts will be moved inside. 2 p.m. 239-479-4636



5th Annual Bacon Jam
Centennial Park, Fort Myers
11 am to 6 pm. www.96krock.com

Punta Gorda
Sullivan Street Craft Festival
Jan 18 – 19
Sullivan Street from the Retta Esplanade to Virginia Avenue, Punta Gorda
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 941-639-3720

Wing Fest
Riverside Park
10451 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs
1 – 6 p.m. 239-947-1000

Celebration in the Sky
Seminole Casino Hotel
506 S 1st St, Immokalee
Largest land-based fireworks show in SW Florida. Admission is free. Guests are encouraged to bring their chairs. 9 p.m. 239-658-1313

NightBird – The Ultimate Tribute to Stevie Nicks
The Ranch Concert Hall & Saloon, 2158 Colonial Blvd, Fort Myers 239-985-9839

Righteous Brothers
Artis—Naples
5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples
8 p.m. 239-597-1111

Naples Art District Studio and Gallery Tours
50 professional artists, who will be showcasing their recent works of art and demonstrating their medium. 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. www.NaplesArtDistrict.com

Manny T
The Center Bar,
The Promenade at Bonita Bay, 26811 S. Bay Drive, Bonita Springs, 8 – 11 p.m.,
www.thecenterbar.com

Open Casting Call for
Nana’s Naughty Knickers
January 18- 19
Cultural Park Theater, 528 Cultural Park Blvd., in Cape Coral, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
239-772-5862

Ford’s Factory Annual Art Show – Exhibit Opening
Edison and Ford Winter Estates
2350 McGregor Blvd, Ft. Myers
6 p.m. Members free; non-members included with admission 239-334-7419

Saturday Music Series
Koreshan State Park – Art Hall
3800 Corkscrew Road, Estero
This week features Scott Ritter. 2:30 p.m. 239-992-0311


Art Fest Naples
Jan. 18 & 19
Fleischmann Park,
1600 Fleischmann Blvd., Naples
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
www.artfestnaples.com


SUN – 19


Howie Mandel
Seminole Casino Hotel
506 S 1st St, Immokalee
8 p.m., 800-514-ETIX

Bluegrass Indoor Concert
Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers
6 – 9 p.m. 239-939-2787

Kremer Plays
Chopin and Franck
Jan. 19 & 21
Artis—Naples
5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples
3 p.m. 239-597-1111


MON – 20


Free Play Reading of
“Day of Absence”
Florida Repertory Theatre
2268 Bay St, Fort Myers
In celebration of MLK Day, Florida Rep will host a free play reading of “A Day Of Absence” by Douglas Turner Ward in the Historic Arcade Theatre at 6 p.m. 239- 332-4488


TUE – 21

Florida Repertory Theatre Event
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
Meet Artistic Director Greg Longenhagen from the Florida Rep Theatre. Find out more about what’s to come in Season 22. Registration is required. 2 p.m. 239-479-4636


WED – 22


Tanya Tucker
Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee, 506 S 1st St,
8 p.m., 800-514-ETIX.


THU – 23

Song-Chasers in the Americana Roots Music Tradition
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., Fort Myers
6:30 p.m.
National touring artists Suzanne and Jim have brought Americana Roots Music to appreciative audiences for 25 years. Award-winning vocals with five-string banjo, guitars, flute, autoharp, courtship dulcimer, a smattering of spoons and homespun humor are all woven together. Registration is required. 239-479-4636



Steven Scheschareg, baritone Nisita Concert Series
U. Tobe Recital Hall, Music Building, FGCU, 10501 FGCU Blvd. S., Fort Myers
Tickets are $10 for the general public and $7 for students and are available at fgcu.edu/concerts. 7:30 p.m.
239-745-4268



FRI – 24


Lovers Key Boat Show, Market and Seafood Fest
Jan 24 – 26
Lovers Key State Park,
8700 Estero Blvd.
Fort Myers Beach
loverskeynauticalmarket.com


Trio Gaspard
Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center
2301 First Street, Fort Myers
Founded in 2010, Trio Gaspard is one of the most sought-after piano trios of its generation, praised for their unique and fresh approach to the score. Cocktails, 7 p.m. Concert, 8 p.m. 239-333-1933
239-333-1933


Englewood Seafood & Music Festival
January 24-26
Pioneer Park, Englewood
Friday evening 4 -10 p.m. and continues Saturday 11a.m.-10 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Admission is free! www.seafoodfestivals.com

17th Annual Caloosahatchee Celtic Festival
Jan 24 – 25
Centennial Park,
2000 W First St., Fort Myers
Continuous music! Family friendly! Authentic Celtic food and drink, merchandise & jewelry for sale. www.celticheritageproductions.com


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



SAT – 25

CCAL 10th Annual Art Sale
Jan. 25 & 26
Cape Coral Art League
516 Cultural Park, Cape Coral
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. both days
www.capecoralartleague.com



Appalachian Road Show
Center for Performing Arts,
10150 Bonita Beach Rd SE, Bonita Springs
7:30 p.m. 239-495-8989


Festival of Beers
Hammond Stadium, 14400 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy. Fort Myers
2 – 6 p.m. 239-768-4210

ClamJam of Southwest Florida Seafood & Music Festival
Jan 25 – 26
German-American Social Club,
2101 Pine Island Rd., Cape Coral
Two full days of Arts & Craft Vendors, Fresh Local Pine Island and Southwest Florida Seafood and other Great Foods, Live Music and Contests for all ages, family event offers Kids Games and Rides.
www.clamjamswfl.com

Saturday Music Series
Koreshan State Park – Art Hall
3800 Corkscrew Road, Estero
This week features Peaceful Easy Feeling Band. 2:30 p.m. 239-992-0311


The Art Festival at Mercato
Jan. 25 & 26
9123 Strada Place, Naples
239-293-9448



SUN – 26

SWFL Big Band
Miromar Outlets
10801 Corkscrew Rd, Estero
3 to 5 p.m. near the Restaurant Piazza
Enjoy listening to music from the Big Band era performed by Southwest Florida Big Band. 239-948-3766



The Marshall Tucker Band
Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee, 506 S 1st St, 8 p.m., 800-514-ETIX.

Gumbo Fest
Shell Factory & Nature Park
16554 N Cleveland Ave.,
North Fort Myers
11 a.m. – 6 p.m. 239-995-2141




MON – 27


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



TUE – 28

Miami City Ballet
Artis—Naples
5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples
8 p.m. 239-597-1111

A Star Is Born: The Concert
Artis—Naples
5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples
6 p.m. & 8:30 p.m.






THU – 30

Mural Rendering Exhibit and Silent Auction event
Visual Arts Center
210 Maud St in Punta Gorda
6 p.m. Tickets $20 at visualartcenter.org. the (Across from Fishermen’s Village) For more info visit visualartcenter.org or call 941-639-8810



Presence: Ran Adler opening reception
Wasmer Art Gallery, Arts Complex, FGCU
This event is free and open to the public. 5 p.m. 239-590-7199
fgcu.edu/artgalleries

Stars of the Sixties with Herman’s Hermits & More
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
13350 FSW Pkwy, Fort Myers
7:30 p.m. 239-481-4849



FRI – 31

Rhythm on the River with Steve Farst
Edison and Ford Winter Estates
2350 McGregor Blvd, Ft. Myers
Edison Ford members $25; non-members $35; at the door price: $40. 6 p.m.
239-334-7419


David Mayfield Parade
Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center
2301 First Street, Fort Myers
Doors, 7 p.m. & Concert, 8 p.m.
239-333-1933

Ghost Walk Play
Koreshan State Park
3800 Corkscrew Road, Estero
Shows at 6:45 p.m., 7 p.m., 7:15 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 7:45 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Jan. 31, Feb. 1, 7 and 8. Tickets $25 each with a limit of 30 tickets per performance. www.friendsofkoreshan.org


100 Years of Comedy
The Norris Center
755 8th Avenue South, Naples
Humorist Lenny Dave traces the roots and branches of American Comedy. 1 p.m. 239-213 -3049


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

Styx – 2020 World Tour
Suncoast Credit Union Arena at FSW 13351 FSW Pkwy, Fort Myers
8 p.m. 239-481-4849


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