Pierside-Grill-Logo-BFLeft[1]The third annual Island Hopper Songwriter Fest now has 60 confirmed songwriters, bringing more talent, more free performances and more venues to music fans along the Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel in Southwest Florida. PierSide Grill and Famous Blowfish Bar on Fort Myers Beach will serve as a venue for a series of live performances from nationally acclaimed singer-songwriters as part of the festival, to be held Sept. 30 through Oct. 2 on Fort Myers Beach. Live performances at PierSide Grill and Famous Blowfish Bar are free and open to the public.

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Performances will begin Friday, Sept. 30, with shows by TerryLynn Melody and Taylor Loren at 7 p.m., Bobby Tomberlin and Bill LaBounty at 8:15 p.m. and Athena Dawn and Megan Linville at 9:30 p.m. On Saturday, Oct. 1, performances will begin at 2:15 p.m. with Neon Summer, followed by Cassidy Diana and Emily Bronzini at 3:30, Megan Linville and Cory Young at 4:45 p.m., Sheena Brook and Skye Claire at 6 p.m., Jeff Cohen and Phil Barton at 7:15 p.m. and Paul McDonald and Matt Backer at 8:30 p.m. The 2015 Island Hopper Songwriter Fest will conclude on Sunday, Oct. 2, with performances by Skye Claire and Cassidy Diana at 1 p.m., Dave Gibson and Tim McGeary at 2:15 p.m. and Phil Barton and Karla Davis at 3:30 p.m.

Island Hopper Songwriter Fest is presented by Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau, iHeartMedia, Cat Country 107.1 and BMI, the largest music rights organization in the U.S. For more information visit www.islandhopperfest.com. Follow the festival hashtag #islandhopper on Twitter and other social channels. Photos available upon request.

Located on Fort Myers Beach directly next to the public pier in Times Square, PierSide Grill and Famous Blowfish Bar is a family-friendly restaurant featuring award-winning food, drinks and sunsets. Open seven days a week from 11 a.m. – 11 p.m., PierSide Grill and Famous Blowfish Bar serves lunch and dinner daily, and happy hour from 3 – 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. For more information, visit www.PierSideGrill.com.