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Island Hopper Songwriter Festival performers

Let the music touch the shores.

Island Hopper Songwriter Fest

From the flow of the waves to the sounds of the music, Island Hopper Songwriter Fest returns for its ninth year to Southwest Florida on Sept. 22–Oct. 1, 2023. For 10 days, enjoy live music in intimate venues and outdoor spaces across Captiva Island, Cape Coral, downtown Fort Myers, and Fort Myers Beach.

Island Hopper Songwriter Festival performers

Island Hopper Fest invites award-winning BMI singer-songwriters and emerging artists to share their music and the stories behind the songs. Enjoy live music as you gather around a tropical pool, relax on a beachfront patio, board a boat for a sunset cruise, and spend an evening surrounded by world-class art. Most shows are free with the exception of a few special ticketed events.

Follow the music to your favorite venues throughout the Fort Myers area:

  • Captiva Island, Sept. 22–24
  • Cape Coral, Sept. 25–26
  • Downtown Fort Myers, Sept. 27–28
  • Fort Myers Beach, Sept. 29–Oct. 1
Chris Janson

Ten days of music culminates on October 1 when multi platinum singer-songwriter Chris Janson headlines at the Pink Shell Pool Party with special guest, Kristian Bush of Sugarland. Get ready for the ultimate beachfront bash with show-stopping music and tropical cocktails at this hugely anticipated closing event.

Island Hopper Songwriter Festival IHSF Downtown

Click here for the full lineup or download the official Island Hopper Fest app for the latest information. Book your stay for Island Hopper Songwriter Fest with exclusive deals on places to stay!