About Island Hopper Fest

Join Us in Southwest Florida

Island Hopper Songwriter Fest is a 10-day music festival in Southwest Florida featuring performances by the greatest BMI singer-songwriters from Nashville and nationwide. The festival is broken up into four locations with the first weekend kicking off on Captiva Island, then moving to Cape Coral and downtown Fort Myers during the week, and ends with a weekend on Fort Myers Beach. Majority of the shows are free with the exception of some ticketed experiences like our headliner show at the Pink Shell Beach Resort, along with other specialty shows. Stay up-to-date on festival news by downloading our official festival app or following us on social media.  

Our islands, beaches and neighborhoods feel like home to many of our festival songwriters and attendees. Check out our song, "Feels Like Home to Me", written and performed by Brian Sutherland and Clint Daniels. We hope to see you in September 2024!

USA Today Best Music Festival 2024

USA Today 10BEST Readers' Choice Awards

We have the best fans in the world! Celebrating its 10th anniversary this September, Island Hopper Songwriter Fest was ranked the fourth-best music fest in the USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards.

Read the full USA TODAY 10Best Readers' Choice Award list here.