3 To Do: Music to your ears
Monday: J.Robert Florida Songwriter Showcase continues
The J.Robert Florida Songwriter Showcase is on stage every Monday, from 7 until 10 p.m., now through Aug. 28 at The Marco Players Theater, Marco Town Center Mall, 1089 N. Collier Blvd., Marco Island.
Advance tickets are $30 each for reserved seating and $35 at the door. Buy individual tickets or a package at TheMarcoPlayers.com or call the box office at 239-642-7270.
Each show includes a performance, intermission, Q & A with the musician, and jam session. During the shows, the musicians will share personal stories about Florida heritage that inspired their songwriting and their musical talents.
Performers are Bob Williams (June 19), Mitch Peters (June 27), Rita Youngman (July 3), Roy Schneider (July 10), Nate Martin (July 17), Ray Cerbone (July 24), Captn Jac (July 31), Pete Gallagher and Pat Barmore (Aug. 7), Andy Wahlberg (Aug. 14), “Sawgrass” Cindy Hackney (Aug. 21) and Joerey Ortiz (Aug. 28).
Wednesday: June After 5
Experience Sale e Pepe at Marco Island Beach Ocean Resort from 5 until 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 21. Hors d'oevres, cash bar, networking and complimentary valet parking.
Tuesday: Cuban tenor at Center for the Arts
The Marco Island Center for the Arts introduces Cuban born tenor Anibal Cruz and his sons to Marco Island audiences. “This remarkable singer with perfect pitch and an easy smile” will perform salsa flavored songs, Latin favorites and selections from the classic American songbook.
The eldest son, Anibal Cruz III, is a classically trained pianist who studies at the famous Berklee College of Music in Boston, Mass.
Anibal III has his own band rooted in classical music and Afro-Cuban jazz, and is the leader of the Latin Jazz band Clave and Blues.
Alex Cruz is the younger brother but no less talented member of the family and is a well-known drummer that has performed internationally.
The song leader of this musical clan is Anibal Cruz who was trained as a physician and worked for 14 years as a gynecologist in Cuba.
The concer begins at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 20, at the center. Tickets are $25. To reserve your seat, call 239-394-4221 or visit the website at marcoislandart.org/musicalinterludes.