Friends of Lovers Key State Park

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

Songwriters at Sunset at Lovers Key

Thursday, January 3

Friends of Lovers Key (FOLKS) joins with the Americana Community Music Association (ACMA), to offer monthly Free Acoustic concerts of all original music. The January concert features Bill Veach, Alan Bradford, and Chakullah.

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!
2019 Songwriters at Sunset Beach BBQ and Concert Schedule:
Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019
Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019
Thursday, March 7, 2019
Thursday, April 4, 2019


Bill Veach was a drummer in a rock band in college, but guitars are easier to move and make for better neighbors, so he spent $100 of his precious college beer money on a flame red acoustic guitar. Moving was a part of his life for years, and his love of travel is expressed in many of his songs. His songs are often autobiographical, about his experiences, travel, love, loss and some characters he has met on his journey. Bill plays around Southwest Florida, both solo and as part of the Pearl Street Band.

Alan Bradford is a unique guitarist and an old soul singer/songwriter, a musician who can deliver hours of covers, as well as original songs. He is an all around entertainer who can “read the crowd” and cater his music to their desires. Alan started playing music while growing up in New Jersey and had the opportunity to open for many touring professionals. Two became great influences on his music – Harry Chapin and James Taylor.
Chakulla expresses his music with an organic groove of worldly rhythm’s, unique guitar chords, catchy and memorable melodies. He sings out with an acoustic guitar using a loop pedal – enabling leads, harmonica, marimba, congas, percussion, and vocal percussion lines to manifest on the spot and live. He is best described as a Folk/World/Jazz/Americana artist, and has invested 4 decades in writing and playing music. Chakulla has shared his music at concert venues seating 60,000 people, in clubs, at house concerts, festivals, TV and radio appearances, and singing out in the streets.