Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander & Entertainmenten-usTue, 27 Sep 2016 02:35:10 EDTTue, 27 Sep 2016 02:35:10 EDT welcomes inaugural blues and jazz festival first ever blues and jazz festival will be coming to Sanibel Sunday, Nov. 6. The festival, which is put on by the Sanibel Captiva Optimist Club, will feature local and big name bands. "We're expecting to sell this out at 700 people.Wed, 21 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDTFort Myers local plays at Island Hopper Festival country sensation, Sheena Brook, credits her mother for exposing her to music. After seeing her play in the church's choir, Brook decided to join as well. In high school, she joined a hip hop band with her friend.Wed, 21 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDTBIG ARTS Monday Night Film kicks off next month BIG ARTS film program, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, will feature 39 films throughout its season. To celebrate the big anniversary, a special celebration will be held at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Jan.Wed, 21 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDTLocal blues band won People's Choice Award for the 'Road to Memphis IBC Challenge' Marty Stokes Band was presented with the People's Choice Award for the "Road to Memphis International Blues Challenge" on Aug. 7. The competition was held at the Rhythm House in Fort Myers and was sponsored by the Southwest Florida Blues Society.Wed, 24 Aug 2016 00:00:00 EDTSouthwest Florida Symphony fills in summer doldrums the summer doldrums steadfastly upon the area, the Southwest Florida Symphony has just the thing to fill in the down time.Wed, 17 Aug 2016 00:00:00 EDT