2017-08-10 / Top News

Singer/songwriters invited to enter Island Hopper contest

Southwest Florida’s experienced and aspiring singer/songwriters are invited to enter to win a performance spot at the 2017 Island Hopper Songwriter Fest and recording time at the brand new Six Fingers Studios at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in Fort Myers.

Entry deadline is Saturday, Aug. 12, to submit an original song to http://www.sbdac.com/event/singer-songwriter-competition/. Several finalists will be chosen to perform live at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25, at the SBDAC. The evening’s grand prizewinner will earn a performance spot during the Island Hopper festival in September and 12 hours of recording time at Six Fingers Studios. The People’s Choice winner of the evening will win eight hours in the recording studio.

Island Hopper Songwriter Fest features numerous local and national singer/songwriters performing over 10 days at various intimate venues on Captiva Island (Sept. 22-24), in downtown Fort Myers (Sept. 25-28) and on Fort Myers Beach (Sept. 29-Oct. 1). The festival is produced by the Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel, BMI, Cat Country 107.1-FM and iHeart Media, among others.

For more information, visit www.islandhopper.fortmyers-sanibel.com. ¦

Island Hopper Summer Songwriter Competition

>> What: Local finalists compete for the grand
prize and People’s Choice awards
>> When: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25
>> Where: The Sidney & Berne Davis Art
Center, Fort Myers
>> Cost: $5
>> Info: www.sbdac.com

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