One of Southwest Florida’s hidden gems is the Island Hopper Songwriter Festival. The 10-day event honors songwriters and crooners with impressive talent, featuring low-key music with a country vibe.

The Island Hopper Songwriter Fest is spread out over four different locations and it’s not like other music festivals that last longer than a few days.  It’s comfortable, affordable, and rejuvenating. Explore this beautiful slice of paradise while discovering tons of new music. A vacation doesn’t get much better than this.

Island Hopper Songwriter Fest Music Lineup

The annual Island Hopper Songwriter Fest is also the biggest festival in Southwest Florida that’s dedicated to all things songwriters. The best part? The event is mostly free, save for a few performances that require tickets.

Island Hopper began in 2014 and it continues to grow each year. With venues downtown near Fort Myers vacation rentals, Fort Myers Beach, Captiva Island vacation rentals, and Cape Coral, the annual Island Hopper Festival gives everyone a chance to catch a variety of musical acts.

The festival, typically held in late September, also helps boost the local economy. Each year local shops and restaurants see an uptick in business during the event, and it gives Southwest Florida visitors a chance to see what this part of the Sunshine State is all about.

The festival is produced by the Lee County Tourist Development Council, iHeartMedia, and BMI. It’s meant to bring people together through music while shining a spotlight on area bars and restaurants. Attendees will be able to enjoy 60-plus artists, most of which are free and in small, intimate venues across downtown Fort Myers, Captiva Island, Cape Coral, and Fort Myers Beach.

Island Hopper Songwriter Fest Music Lineup

Past featured artists include Chris Janson, Kristian Bush (half of the popular country duo Sugarland), Gone West, Jerrod Niemann, Rodney Atkins, and Ryan Hurd. Check back every year to learn about the exciting music lineup!

Royal Shell Vacation Rental Homes – Fort Myers Beach, Fort Myers and Captiva Island

Royal Shell Vacation Rental Homes – Captiva Island, Fort Myers Beach, Cape Coral, and Fort Myers

Royal Shell has a variety of rental homes available on Captiva Island, Fort Myers Beach and in Fort Myers. They come in all shapes, sizes and colors. Whether you’re coming with a lot of friends and family or you’re looking for a romantic getaway or a low-key retreat with close friends and family, Royal Shell can accommodate any type of vacation. Our Vacation Planning Advisors offer optimal customer service, can help you plan your vacation and can answer any questions you have about Island Hopper Songwriter Fest.

For more information, you can also download the official Island Hopper mobile app for iOS and Android devices. You can use it to purchase tickets for select performances, look up artist information, updates and alerts, and performance times and venues.