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PierSide reveals drink specials, welcomes music fans for 2022 Island Hopper Sept. 23-25

posted on September 12, 2022

PierSide Grill and Famous Blowfish Bar again has been selected by Fort Myers – Islands, Beaches & Neighborhoods to host performing artists and music fans attending the 2022 Island Hopper Songwriter Fest on Fort Myers Beach on Sept. 23-25.

The restaurant has announced drink specials for festivalgoers to enjoy throughout the weekend, which include $6.50 Corona and Corona Premiers, $5 Kona Big Waves and $7 Deep Eddy Vodka cocktails.

Island Hopper Songwriter Fest, a free 10-day music festival – except for a few ticketed events – runs from Sept. 16-25. It kicks off on Captiva Island, Sept. 16-18, then moves to historic downtown Fort Myers, Sept. 19-22, and wraps up on Fort Myers Beach, Sept. 23-25. 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. This year, more than 80 singer-songwriters from around the country will perform more than 100 shows.

Singer-songwriters performing at PierSide Grill include:

Friday, Sept. 23

  • 7 p.m.: Robinson Treacher, Sam Grow, Bryan Ruby
  • 8:15 p.m.: Dave Pahanish, Eli Mosley
  • 9:30 p.m.: Hugh Mitchell, Rich Lafleur


Saturday, Sept. 24

  • 2:30 p.m.: Alana Springsteen, Gracia
  • 4 p.m.: Kristen Merlin, Brad Hutsell
  • 6 p.m.: Kayley Bishop, Rich Lafleur
  • 7:15 p.m.: Joe Denim, Hunter Smith
  • 8:30 p.m.: Paul McDonald, Lala Deaton


Sunday, Sept. 25

  • 1:15 p.m.: Gracia, Sam Grow, Andrew McGinn
  • 3 p.m.: Joey McGee, Rich Lafleur


Island Hopper Songwriter Fest is produced by Fort Myers – Islands, Beaches & Neighborhoods, iHeartMedia and BMI, the largest music rights organization in the U.S. For more information, visit