PierSide Grill and Famous Blowfish Bar welcomes music fans to 2018 Island Hopper Songwriter Fest on Sept. 28-30

PierSide Grill and Famous Blowfish Bar again has been selected to host performing artists and music fans attending the 2018 Island Hopper Songwriter Fest on Fort Myers Beach.

Island Hopper is multi-city, multi-day music festival that attracts thousands of music lovers in town to see more than 75 singer-songwriters from across the country. The event started Sept. 21-23 on Captiva Island. It then moved Sept. 24-27 to historic downtown Fort Myers before closing Sept. 28-30 on Fort Myers Beach.

Sheena Brook, a recording artist from Fort Myers Beach and Season 12 contestant on NBC’s ‘The Voice,’ highlights PierSide’s Island Hopper schedule, in addition to a number of singer-songwriter performances, including:

Karleen Watt

Friday, Sept. 28

  • 7-8 p.m.: Karleen Watt, Cassidy Daniels
  • 8:15-9:15 p.m.: Heidi Newfield, Steve Dean
  • 9:30-10:30 p.m.: Will Bowen, The Bass Brothers

Sheena Brook

Saturday, Sept. 29

  • 2:30-3:30 p.m.: Steve Dean, Megan Linville
  • 4-5 p.m.: Reverie Lane, Skye Claire
  • 6-7 p.m.: Shelby Lee Lowe, Johnny Bulford
  • 7:15-8:15 p.m.: Bridgette Tatum, Marc Fortney
  • 8:30-9:30 p.m.: Kylie Morgan, Sheena Brook
Bob DiPiero

Sunday, Sept. 30

  • 1:30-2:30 p.m.: Bob DiPiero, Kylie Morgan
  • 3-4 p.m.: Lee Thomas Miller, Bridgette Tatum


Island Hopper Songwriter Fest is produced by the Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau, iHeartMedia, Cat Country 107.1 and BMI, the largest music rights organization in the U.S. For more information, please visit IslandHopperFest.com and follow the festival hashtag #IslandHopperFest on social media.

About PierSide Grill and Famous Blowfish Bar

Located on Fort Myers Beach directly next to the public pier in Times Square, PierSide Grill and Famous Blowfish Bar is a family-friendly restaurant featuring award-winning food, drinks and sunsets.

Open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., PierSide Grill and Famous Blowfish Bar serves lunch and dinner daily, and happy hour from 3 to 6 p.m. daily. For more information, please visit PierSideGrill.com.