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Southwest Florida Concerts, early May 2018 edition

Posted by Ethan Maas on Monday, April 30th, 2018 at 4:27pm.

South Floridians:

  We're in the full swing of event season.  Check out some standout musical choices around Lee County/Southwest Florida for you to kick off the month of May with. If you see an event I missed, tell us in the comments!  Be sure to tune in soon for late-May picks as well.  (While you're in the area, you could also join us for an open house if you're looking to make a move!) 


George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic  George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic- May 3, Bonita Springs

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic have had a longevity that is quite impressive: they've been a fixture of the American music scene since the 1960's. P-Funk's style relied on a hodgepodge of science fiction, humor, and psychedelic culture to cultivate their unique take on the funk genre.  More of a musical collective than a conventional 'band', Parliament Funkadelic has featured a revolving cast of all-star musicians from around the world, including Bootsy Collins and the late Bernie Worrell. The current incarnation of Parliament Funkadelic heads to Florida fresh off of playing several April tour dates including headlining the annual Major Rager to kick off the Masters in Augusta, GA.  Furthermore,  Mr. Clinton recently announced his retirement from touring, making this show more of a must-see than it already was.  

The concert will take place at the Southwest Florida Event Center. Click here for more information and tickets.
Genres Explored: Funk, Pop, Soul, Psychedelick Rock


Little Big Town hails from Homewood, Alabama Little Big Town- May 5, Estero

Like the above mentioned P-Funk, Little Big Town has also worked hard to get where they are.  They've had same lineup since they formed in 1998 and have been touring steadily since at least 2006.  Hailing from Homewood, AL (about fifteen minutes away from where I sit penning this blog), this group of friends found success with their second album "The Road To Here" and have released five more studio records since then. Strong vocal chops that many times rely on four-part harmonies set these guys & gals apart from the crowd. They'll be bringing their own personal brand of a good time to Germain Arena in Estero on Saturday, May 5.  Tickets range from $25-$60 and can be found here along with additional information. 
Genres explored: Country, Vocal, Folk


Steve Earl and The Dukes come to Bonita Springs on May 16.  Steve Earle & The Dukes- May 16, Bonita Springs

Sure to be a treat for fans of rock and country alike, Steve Earle is bringing a new record and live show to Southwest Florida with support from his longtime band The Dukes.  In deliberate homage to outlaw country rockers like Waylon Jennings, Earle's new record "So You Wanna Be An Outlaw" gives audiences a whirlwind tour of the genre.  The live show promises to showcase the musical talents of this beloved act.  Steve Earle & The Dukes bring their tour to the Southwest Florida Event Center on Wednesday, May 16.  Tickets range from $35-$75 and are available on SWFL Event Center's website, simply follow the link here.
Genres explored:  "Outlaw" Country, Rock, Folk

Honorable Mentions:

 Vicki Lawrence & Mama:  May 4 in Bonita Springs. Genres explored:  Vocal, Comedy, Performance Art.
Nelly: May 11 in Fort Myers. Genres explored: Rap, Hip-Hop, R&B.
Marc Cohn:
May 11 in Bonita Springs. Genres explored: Acoustic, Folk, Pop, Soul.  

Local Flavors:

Faded Roots: May 3 at City Tavern in Fort MyersGenres explored: Reggae, Roots Rock
Neon Summer: May 4 at Fathom's in Cape Coral. Genres explored: Country, Vocal
Matt Walden: May 5 at RipTide Brewing in Naples. Genres explored: Singer/Songwriter, Vocal

Thanks for visiting our blog and keep on the lookout for more events, guides, and resources in the coming weeks.  Also, for general knowledge about Southwest & Southeast Florida real estate, tips on buying & selling, or to inquire about a property you see on here, please feel free to reach out to me or anyone else on the Dreamscape Realty Group team. We've got you covered and customer service is our highest priority. Hope to see you soon! If you have any questions, concerns, or comments regarding our site or Florida real estate in general, don't hesistate to contact us. Feel free to also check out our Featured Listings if you're in need of Southwest Florida real estate!

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