5th Annual Island Hopper Songwriter Fest

March 1, 2018 Daily Update

The fifth annual Island Hopper Songwriter Fest returns Sept. 21-30, 2018, to fill The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel with music and fun at a number of tropical venues.

The festival will take place over 10 days on Southwest Florida’s most beautiful barrier islands. It’s also a chance for fans to hear popular songs they’ve heard on country radio performed by the actual songwriters.

“Island Hopper brings people closer to the music, giving visitors the chance to see and meet top songwriters in some of our destination’s most spectacular island settings,” said Tamara Pigott, executive director of the Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau.

The festival kicks off on Captiva Island, Sept. 21-23, then moves to historic downtown Fort Myers on Sept. 24-27, and wraps up on Fort Myers Beach, Sept. 28-30. The exciting lineup of festival headliners and songwriters will be announced later this year.

Big winner: The Island Hopper Songwriter Fest was selected as one of the Southeast Tourism Society’s Top 20 Events for 2018. Events considered for the Society’s Top 20 recognition must be at least three years old and have attendance of at least 1,000 people.

Hertz Sponsorship: Organizers are pleased to announce Hertz as a presenting sponsor and the official car rental company for the 2018 Island Hopper Songwriter Fest.

Island Hopper app: The new app is designed to help Island Hopper fans plan their trips, find resort and hotel deals, learn about songwriters and venues, locate in-app maps, customize schedules and more. Look for the app to be rolled out later this month at islandhopperfest.com.

Countdown widget: Are you counting down the days to this year’s festival? The new event website features include a countdown widget and an image gallery generated by fans who use #IslandHopperFest.

Island Hopper Radio: iHeart Radio is launching Island Hopper Radio, a channel that includes music written by artists featured at the music festival.

For more information visit www.islandhopperfest.com. Follow the festival hashtag #islandhopper on Twitter and other social channels.