“Rockin’ on the River” fall lineup includes national touring artists The FIXX, Pablo Cruise, Lorrie Morgan, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
FORT MYERS, Fla. (Aug. 4, 2022) – Located adjacent to Luminary Hotel & Co. in downtown Fort Myers, the new riverfront Caloosa Sound Amphitheater has announced Rockin’ on the River, a free concert series that kicks off Tuesday, Sept. 13, with a performance by classic alternative rockers The FIXX. The free concert series runs September through December and includes three other well-known fan favorites: the classic pop rock sounds of Pablo Cruise (Oct. 30); country music legend Lorrie Morgan (Nov. 21); and contemporary swing revivalists Big Bad Voodoo Daddy (Dec. 15). All shows begin at 7 p.m., with doors opening at 6 p.m.
“We’re excited to officially kick off the concert calendar at Caloosa Sound Amphitheater,” said Bob Megazzini, General Manager of Luminary Hotel & Co. “We felt a free concert series was the best way to introduce Fort Myers and its neighbors to this wonderful new live events venue.”
General admission tickets are free, with no additional service charges, but must be claimed in advance at CaloosaSoundAmp.com. A limited number of $35 VIP tickets will be available and will include a reserved seat directly in front of the stage (within the first five rows), one complimentary drink and access to VIP restrooms. There will be $50 Super VIP tickets, as well, which include an exclusive meet-and-greet with the artist.
“The Caloosa Sound Amphitheater is going to provide the soundtrack to the exciting, ongoing transformation of downtown Fort Myers and the River District,” said Joe Collier, President and Founder of Mainsail Lodging & Development. “Luminary Hotel & Co., Caloosa Sound Convention Center, and now the amphitheater are a big part of the transformation, and will continue to make the River District a major regional destination.”
The result of a unique public/private partnership between Luminary Hotel & Co. and the City of Fort Myers, the Caloosa Sound Amphitheater is expected to draw a mix of residents and visitors downtown. “As the new entertainment hub, it will bring guests to stay at the hotel, meeting planners to host unique outdoor events, locals to hang out on the riverfront, and visitors from outside the county who want to discover the new dynamic downtown Fort Myers,” added Collier.
Located at 2101 Edwards Drive, the 4,000-capactiy amphitheater opened this summer along the Caloosahatchee River, adjacent to Luminary Hotel & Co. and the Caloosa Sound Convention Center. Mainsail Lodging & Development has partnered with Tampa-based marketing agency, Mind Stone Marketing Group, LLC, to provide marketing, sales, booking and consultation services for Caloosa Sound Amphitheater.
For more information on Caloosa Sound Amphitheater and Luminary Hotel & Co., visit LuminaryHotel.com.
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About Luminary Hotel & Co.
On Sept. 23, 2020, the waterfront Luminary Hotel & Co. opened its doors, soaring 12 stories above downtown Fort Myers, Florida, as the area’s first hotel in the prestigious Autograph Collection® of Marriott International. More than a hotel, the AAA Four Diamond Luminary is a hub of excitement and discovery – a focal point where locals and travelers tap into the collective energy of a city, and a story, begun by a brilliant cast of audacious local luminaries. The 243-room boutique hotel is home to the signature Silver King Ocean Brasserie and Lobby Bar; Beacon Social Drinkery rooftop lounge; Ella Mae’s Diner; Oxbow Bar & Grill; Dean Street Coffee Roaster & Retail; The Workshop culinary theater; an indoor and outdoor fitness facility; and a spacious pool area on the fourth floor featuring an event deck overlooking the Caloosahatchee River. Luminary offers 10,000 square feet of adaptable indoor and outdoor function space ideal for a variety of events and meetings and is adjacent to the neighboring Caloosa Sound Convention Center. The hotel also offers convenient access to the new Caloosa Sound Amphitheater located on the Caloosahatchee. LuminaryHotel.com
About Mainsail Lodging & Development LLC
Mainsail Lodging & Development is an award-winning, Tampa, Florida-based company specializing in hotel, furnished housing, and resort property management and development, marketing and sales. An established company with a dynamic entrepreneurial spirit, Mainsail prides itself in finding unique lodging opportunities with a purpose and applying its passion and expertise to each project. Founded by President Joe Collier with a combination of daring vision and dogged determination, Mainsail has built an impressive portfolio of top-branded properties throughout the southeastern United States and Caribbean. Each Mainsail property inspires guests with a distinct character and meticulously crafted, sophisticated style, from a private island resort, and urban culinary showplaces, to waterfront marvels, boutique southern hotels, and a historic jazz era icon. Stay Sojo, Mainsail’s newest brand, provides short-term furnished living options across the country, while Mainsail Vacation Rentals manages a collection of private vacation homes in Florida and the Caribbean. To ensure long-term success and profitability, Mainsail relies on the dedication of its high-performing leadership team, a growing group of enterprising investors, and a commitment to giving back, every step of the way. MainsailHotels.com
About Autograph Collection Hotels
Autograph Collection Hotels advocates for the original, championing the individuality of each of its 200+ independent hotels located in the most desirable destinations across more than 30 countries and territories. Each hotel is a product of passion and a personal realization of its individual founder’s vision, making each hotel singular and special: Exactly Like Nothing Else. Hand-selected for their inherent craft and distinct perspectives on design and hospitality, Autograph Collection hotels offer rich immersive moments that leave a lasting imprint. For more information, visit AutographHotels.com, and explore our social media channels on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook to be inspired by immersive moments that are #ExactlyLikeNothingElse. Autograph Collection Hotels is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy, the global travel program from Marriott International. The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, exclusive experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments and unparalleled benefits including free nights and Elite status recognition. To enroll for free or for more information about the program, visit MarriottBonvoy.marriott.com.
About Mind Stone Marketing Group, LLC
Mind Stone Marketing Group, LLC (MindStoneMarketing.com), led by Eric Blankenship and Bill Abercrombie, is a full-service marketing agency providing services focusing on small, medium and start-up businesses. Services include marketing strategy, brand development, advertising and media buying, promotions, public relations, digital marketing, digital media, social media, creative services, business development, event sponsorships, sports marketing and athlete marketing. During his 20+ year career in sports, entertainment, live events, restaurants and hospitality, Blankenship was responsible for the overall brand and marketing strategy that helped elevate some of the industry’s best brands including the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Philadelphia 76ers, Amalie Arena, Wells Fargo Center, Ruth Eckerd Hall, Armature Works and many more. Abercrombie brings over 30 years of industry experience and most recently was the Executive Vice President of Partnership Sales & Activation for the NHL Tampa Bay Lightning, Amalie Arena, Tampa Bay Entertainment Properties and The Identity Tampa Bay. In addition, Abercrombie played a vital role in the Lightning’s partnership with the University of South Florida and its Athletics Department.
Kelly Prieto, APR
Hayworth Public Relations