Island Hopper Brings Songwriters to Beach


The 4th annual Island Hopper Songwriter Fest wrapped up its 10-day run Sunday. Beginning on Captiva Island September 22 – 24, then moving to Downtown Fort Myers September 25-28 before coming to eight venues on Fort Myers Beach September 29 – October 1, the festival brought a total of 82 songwriters to Southwest Florida.

Phillip White and Tim James play for a crowd at Yucatan Beach Stand during the Island Hopper Songwriter Fest.

Responsible for dozens of hits, they shared some of the stories behind the hits and a bit about their own musical journeys with audiences in intimate island settings. The 5th annual Island Hopper Songwriter Fest is planned for late September 2018.

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Bill LaBounty and Bobby Tomberlin took the stage at Matanzas on the Bay. Photos by Sarah List.