Fifth Annual Island Hopper Songwriter Fest

September 21, 2018

All Day

Event Website

Image of the logo for the 2018 Island Hopper Songwriter Fest on the beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel.The Island Hopper Fest Is Back For Its Fifth Year!

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

Some of the 2018 Island Hopper singer/songwriters include Earl Bud Lee (“Friends in Low Places” by Garth Brooks), Dylan Altman (“Barefoot Blue Jean Night” by Jake Owen), Lee Thomas Miller (“Whiskey and You” by Chris Stapleton), Wendell Mobley (“There Goes My Life” by Kenny Chesney) and many more.

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.

Island Hopper app: The new app helps 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

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.

Click here for other information on live music on Fort Myers Beach!

This event runs from September 21, 2018 to September 30, 2018.

Upcoming Dates:
  • September 21, 2018 | All Day
  • September 22, 2018 | All Day
  • September 23, 2018 | All Day
  • September 24, 2018 | All Day
  • September 25, 2018 | All Day
  • September 26, 2018 | All Day
  • September 27, 2018 | All Day
  • September 28, 2018 | All Day
  • September 29, 2018 | All Day
  • September 30, 2018 | All Day