Friends of Lovers Key State Park

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

Songwriters at Sunset at Lovers Key

Thursday, December 13

Friends of Lovers Key (FOLKS) joins with the Americana Community Music Association (ACMA), to offer monthly Free Acoustic concerts of all original music. The December concert features Houseboat Jim, Bill Steel, and Keith Parker.

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


Houseboat Jim  started picking and singing back in the late 50's in Greenwich Village. Jim got married, worked, and got back to the music 16 years ago in Las Vegas.  He lives on a houseboat and has been playing around the Fort Myers are for the last 16 years.

Bill Steel retired from the automotive industry in 2008 and has been wintering in Fort Myers ever since. He is passionate about sailing and music and has found a perfect place to enjoy both of these interests. It was his introduction to the ACMA that encouraged him to perform in front of an audience and eventually write his own songs. Bill draws from his travels through Central America, as well as everyday life experiences as the source for his songwriting and tries to bring out the humor from them.
Keith Parker started playing guitar at age 13. He enjoys many different genres which has also influenced his original compositions. Keith has been both a band leader and a sideman and enjoys backing others on guitar and vocals when the opportunity presents itself. Keith also has a passion for writing, co-writing, arranging, recording and performing original music.