Friends of Lovers Key State Park

Together, we protect, preserve and support Lovers Key State Park

Songwriters at Sunset at Lovers Key

Thursdays, December – April

Friends of Lovers Key (FOLKS) joins with the Americana Community Music Association (ACMA), to offer monthly Free Acoustic concerts of all original music.

A beach BBQ precedes the concert!  Serving hamburgers, hotdogs, beer, wine and soda by donation.  All proceeds go directly to the future Environmental Education Center at Lovers Key State Park.

The ACMA is a Fort Myers based organization that promotes local artists who write and sing their own original songs. Come hear great original music as these artists share their original music, and the stories behind the songs, in the intimate style of Nashville's acclaimed Bluebird Cafe. The show will finish with a fabulous Lovers Key Sunset.

The concerts take place in the large gazebo located on the beach at Lovers Key State Park. Seating is available in the gazebo for the first 80 people. Bring a beach chair for additional seating. Please arrive early enough to walk or take the tram to the Gazebo on the beach.

FEES: Free Concert with park entry.
Park entry fees are $8 for vehicles (2-8 people), $4 for single person in vehicle $2 for pedestrian/bicyclist.

Save the dates!
2018/2019 Songwriters at Sunset Beach BBQ and Concert Schedule:
Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018
Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019
Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019
Thursday, March 7, 2019
Thursday, April 4, 2019


Songwriters at Sunset wraps up a successful season!

In April, the FOLKS (co-sponsored with the Americana Community Music Association), wrapped up our third successful season. From the start this event has been well attended. The audience has grown from 200 listeners to 400-600 listeners per show!

We successfully added a Beach BBQ before the show. With the April show, the BBQ and concert attendance grew to over 600, and the BBQ was a smashing success. All proceeds from the event go directly to the future Discovery and Welcome Center.

The not-for-profit Americana Community Music Association (ACMA) provided the musicians. They are all local singer-songwriters, mostly baby boomers who write and perform their own songs. These artists have been writing songs for most of their lives.

Great music, a superb location, magnificent sunsets, delicious BBQ, Beer and Wine on the beach – this perfect combination is why the Songwriters at Sunset Beach BBQ and Concert series at Lovers Key is so special!

Mark your calendars for next years’ concerts! All concerts are held on the first Thursday of the month. We look forward to seeing you there!