Another Palmgrass season of live music is in the record books and it was a good one! We had paid attendance of 656 for 6 shows – an average of 109 per show. Many regulars come out each month, but we always see new faces at each show too. We appreciate every one of you! Our 12 on-stage acts ran from solo finger-picking guitar, to mandolin and guitar duo, to 4 and 5 piece traditional bands with some old classic country and even gypsy grass in the mix – and our audiences loved it ALL! Such good folks come to our shows and respond so appreciatively that every band plays a little better just for us.
All of this would not be possible without our board of directors, volunteers, and the support and help of the Alliance for the Arts. We are already discussing dates for next season, but we have lost some board members and volunteers over the last 2 years and we are short-handed. We are going to have to take a hard look at our operation in the coming months. We need more volunteers to fill key positions in the organization in order to continue to produce these shows. If you would like to help, please contact one of the board members or contact us through the website. With your help we can all enjoy another season of live bluegrass music.
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.