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Matanzas on the Bay to host musicians, music fans for Island Hopper Songwriter Fest Sept. 27-29

Drink, food specials on deck for festival weekend

Matanzas on the Bay is among eight sites on Fort Myers Beach hosting the final weekend of the 2019 Island Hopper Songwriter Fest, a multi-day music festival that features more than 80 singer-songwriters from around the country.

Music lovers can enjoy drink and food specials at Matanzas on the Bay throughout the weekend, with all Blue Chair Bay specialty drinks on special for $7 and buckets of Landshark for $15. With the purchase of a Blue Chair Bay drink, guests can also enjoy half-price appetizers, choosing among Matanzas on the Bay’s popular dishes including beef satay skewers, coconut shrimp, bacon-wrapped scallops and more.

Matanzas on the Bay has announced the following performance schedule for Island Hopper:

Friday, Sept. 27

  • 7 p.m.: Johnny Bulford, Heidi Raye
  • 8:15 p.m.: Hunter Smith, Ayla Lynn


Saturday, Sept. 28

  • 2:30 p.m.: Ashley Ray, Megan Linville
  • 4 p.m.: LaLa Deaton, Lena Stone
  • 6 p.m.: Rachele Lynae, Jordan Minton
  • 7:30 p.m.: Ava Suppelsa, Carly Tefft


Sunday, Sept. 29

  • 1:30 p.m.: Jared Mullins, Keefe Klug
  • 3 p.m.: Gabrielle Macafee, Cassidy Daniels


Island Hopper is a multi-city music festival that attracts thousands of music lovers to Southwest Florida. The event starts Sept. 20-22 on Captiva Island, then moves Sept. 23-26 to historic downtown Fort Myers before closing Sept. 27-29 on Fort Myers Beach.

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. 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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