Friends of Lovers Key State Park

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

Songwriters at Sunset at Lovers Key

April 5, 2018
Beach BBQ 5:15pm
Concert 6:15pm – Sunset

Friends of Lovers Key (FOLKS) has joined once again with the Americana Community Music Association (ACMA), to offer the third series of monthly Free Acoustic concerts of all original music.

The final concert of this season will feature local musicians David and Carolyn Stanley, Joe Virga, and Chuck Williams.

Come early for a beach BBQ!  Now 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 are free with paid park entry fee. They 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 date! Next season's Songwriters at Sunset concert series begins December 6, 2018.


David and Carolyn Stanley have been playing various genres of music solo and in several different groups since they were teenagers. As a duo in Fort Myers, their performances feature David’s original music with David on vocals, guitar and harmonica. Carolyn adds vocal harmonies and accompaniment on guitar, banjo, or charango.

Joe Virga was part of the open mic scene in Greenwich Village in the late 70s and early 80s, where he played The Speakeasy and Gerdies. Today Joe continues to write and perform, his award-winning music.

Chuck Williams has been appearing throughout New England and in recent years up and down the east coast with his music. This songwriter’s music is of love gained, love lost, growing up and moving on. He can take you on a journey that makes you think, smile, and at times want to cry.