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Matanzas on the Bay announces drink specials, music schedule for Island Hopper Songwriter Fest Sept. 24-26

Matanzas on the Bay is among seven sites on Fort Myers Beach hosting the final weekend of the 2021 Island Hopper Songwriter Fest, a multi-day music festival that features more than 60 singer-songwriters from around the country.

Music lovers can enjoy drink specials at Matanzas on the Bay throughout the weekend, with buckets of Landshark for $15, buckets of Corona Premier for $18, Bud Light Seltzer for $5 and Deep Eddy Vodka drinks for $5.50.

The following musicians will be performing at Matanzas on the Bay for Island Hopper:

Friday, Sept. 24

  • 7 p.m.: Rich Lafleur, Brad Hutsell
  • 8:15 p.m.: Heidi Raye, Julianne Ankley

Saturday, Sept. 25

  • 2:30 p.m.: Katie Lyon, Eric Durrance
  • 4 p.m.: Nick Wayne, Hannah Ellis
  • 6 p.m.: Liz Moriondo, J. Robert
  • 7:15 p.m.: Angie K, Heidi Raye

Sunday, Sept. 26

  • 1:30 p.m.: Kristen Kelly, Julianne Ankley
  • 3 p.m.: Jay Allen, Kylie Morgan


Island Hopper Songwriter Fest runs from Sept. 17-26. It kicks off on Captiva Island, Sept. 17-19, then moves to historic downtown Fort Myers, Sept. 20-23, and wraps up on Fort Myers Beach, Sept. 24-26. The event is the largest songwriter festival in Southwest Florida and offers a unique experience to interact with songwriters at pool parties and beachside venues.

Island Hopper Songwriter Fest is produced by the Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau, iHeartMedia, Cat Country 107.1 and BMI, the largest music rights organization in the U.S. Schedule is subject to change, with latest performance information available on the Island Hopper mobile app. For more information, please visit IslandHopperFest.com and follow the festival hashtag #IslandHopperFest on social media.

About Matanzas on the Bay

Matanzas on the Bay and Petey’s Upper Deck are best known for waterfront views, fresh seafood and old Florida ambience and is located at 416 Crescent St. on Fort Myers Beach on Estero Bay. The restaurant serves lunch and dinner daily, as well as caters to special occasions and private parties. As part of its commitment to use as many locally sourced products as possible, Matanzas on the Bay offers seafood from Blue Star Seafood Company, produce from Pair-A-Dice Produce and draft beer from Fort Myers Brewery. Its upstairs sports bar, Petey’s Upper Deck, is popularly known for its Dave’s Dockside Pizza, named the best pizza on Fort Myers Beach. The restaurant is located adjacent to the Matanzas Bayside Inn waterfront accommodations, just steps away from the Fort Myers Beach entertainment district. Free car parking and boat dockage is available. To book your party or for more information, call 239-463-3838 or visit www.MatanzasontheBay.com.

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