Local musicians are coming together to support a local nonprofit’s holiday toy drive by presenting A Very Rowdy Christmas (A Totally Non-Rowdy Event) concert on Saturday, Dec. 17 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Fort Myers Brewing Company.
A production by The Music Hub, the free, family-friendly Christmas spectacular will feature multiple live music acts including Irish pub sing and showband The Rowdy Bards, along with special guests Sheena Brook and Chris Bepko. The show will also spotlight lively performances by students of the Naples School of Irish Dance as well as a special solo sung by concert emcee and 96.9 WINK-FM on-air personality Maggie Potts.
The Christmas spirit will come alive with a big, old-fashioned Christmas carol sing-along and free photo opportunities with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Fort Myers Brewing will also be pouring an array of specialty holiday brews and several local food trucks will be serving up food onsite.
Attendees are encouraged to come in their most festive attire and to bring donations of new, unwrapped toys to benefit the Lewis P. Tabarrini Children’s Music Outreach Foundation’s annual toy drive, bringing holiday cheer to children in need across the region. Additionally, all contributions to the musicians’ tip jar that evening will go directly to the Foundation, which provides musical instrument group lessons through the School of Rock Fort Myers to local children who are unable to afford lessons. In 2021-22, the organization provided over 300 hours of music education to deserving kids who otherwise wouldn’t have the resources to be exposed to music at all.
“Our Christmas concert will be packed with great entertainment and holiday spirit – it’ll be just as much fun for the adults as it is for the kids,” said Slim Gillian, chief visionary of The Music Hub. “Our nonprofit beneficiary for the show has a special place in our hearts, and we’re excited to shine the spotlight on their work. As artists and musicians, we all had people in our lives to help foster our love of music, and the Foundation is doing the same for dozens of children who otherwise wouldn’t have access.”
A Very Rowdy Christmas is presented by Dorcey Law Firm. Additional event sponsors include Worthington Realty, FrontLine Cyber Solutions, MudBugs Cajun Kitchen, Builders Glass of Bonita, York Services, The Treasure Chest, Adam’s Glass Services & Repairs, Lacy McClary Studio & Gallery, Gibson Pro Service and Cadence Music.
The holiday festivities will be held at Fort Myers Brewing Company, 12811 Commerce Lakes Drive, Suite 28, in Fort Myers. For more information and latest event updates, visit TheMusicHubUS.com.
About The Music Hub
The Music Hub exists to develop, support and empower independent bands, artists and musicians by equipping them with the essentials needed to succeed in a competitive market. The Hub’s goal is to raise up the next generation of working musicians and to embrace those who are already making their mark. The company provides a range of services including artist management and development, tour booking, show production, consulting and more. To learn more, visit TheMusicHubUS.com.