Friends of Lovers Key State Park

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

Songwriters at Sunset at Lovers Key

February 1, 2018
Beach BBQ 3:30pm
Concert 4:30pm – 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.

This month's concert will feature local musicians Ray Cerbone, Kip Lawrence, and Houseboat Jim.

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.

Future Songwriters at Sunset concert dates are scheduled for March 1, and April 5, 2018.


Ray Cerbone plays mostly finger style guitar. With his original songs, Ray’s music crosses several genres from storyteller ballads to folk, and country based fun songs to blues. Ray is also the lead singer for the nationally touring band, The Apocalypse Blues Revue.

Kip Lawrence is a songwriter living in Matlacha and formerly performed with the national touring act, The Yard Dogs. In 10 years of performing their original "Florida Swamp" music, the band released 11 CDs. In his solo performances, Kip always delivers a moving, as wells as entertaining show.

Houseboat Jim started picking and singing back in the early 60's in Greenwich Village. Jim married and worked, then got back to his music about ten years ago in Las Vegas. He has been performing in the Ft. Myers area for the last five years.