Alliance for Arts kicks off bluegrass series with free concert
As a small way of giving back to our community during these trying times, the Alliance for the Arts is proud to offer a free Outdoor Bluegrass concert on Sunday, Nov. 6, at 10091 McGregor Blvd. in Fort Myers. The concert will be held on our Green Market Stage. Gates open at 2 p.m. with Southwind playing at 3 p.m. and Bluegrass Central taking the stage at 4 p.m. Chairs and coolers are permitted.
‘Things have not been easy for anyone in the area since Hurricane Ian,’ says Bill Taylor, Producing Artistic Director. ‘This is our way of offering everyone a free and fun way to relax for a few hours.’ Reserve your free tickets by going to ArtInLee.org.
The series continues on Dec. 4 in 2022, with performances on Jan. 8, Feb. 5, March 5 in 2023. Tickets for the rest of the season are $15 for members, $16 for non-members and are available online at ArtInLee.org or by calling 239-939-2787.
Pre-sale seating is limited to 132 and is first come, first serve. In the case of bad weather, the show will be moved indoors to the Foulds Theatre. Additional tickets may be available at the door, weather permitting. More information, including a list of performers, can be found at artinlee.org/bluegrass.
Here we are in October 2022, post hurricane Ian. The Alliance for the Arts campus buildings and grounds made it through the big storm, and the AMS is still operating. In fact, we have Palmgrass shows lined up this season starting in November.
Though you probably won’t notice any difference, there have been some changes in our operation. We have handed over the responsibility for the Palmgrass bluegrass shows to the Alliance for the Arts. AMS volunteers will assist the Alliance with all the operations including day of show duties. So you’ll see many of the same people, the same show format and many of the same bands as in the past. The goal remains the same: to present good local live bluegrass and roots music. All revenue from the shows will go to the Alliance. The AMS is establishing an endowment at the Alliance to help fund the live bluegrass shows. We hope this will ensure the future of bluegrass music in Fort Myers for many years. If there is an audience for the music, the shows will continue. We’re looking forward to this new partnership and another year of the music we love. Palmgrass.org will continue to post details on show dates, band lineup, where to get tickets and other information. Stay tuned.
Currently we are working with the Lee County Alliance for the Arts (www.artinlee.org) to promote bluegrass events at their facility in Fort Myers.
You can learn more about the Alliance for the Arts by going to our Alliance for the Arts page or by CLICKING HERE
To preserve, promote and encourage the performance of bluegrass music and American roots acoustic music in Southwest Florida.
The Acoustic Music Society of Southwest Florida is a 501c3 non-profit community supported music organization doing business as Palmgrass. We host bluegrass music events primarily in Lee and Collier counties in southwest Florida. Other forms of acoustic music we include in some of our events include Celtic, old-time, roots, old country and acoustic blues.