Kristian Bush of Sugarland to perform at Island Hopper Songwriter Fest! First-ever concert set for Sept. 22 with Gulf Coast Symphony at Florida Repertory Theatre

July 2, 2019

Kristian Bush, half of the multi-platinum selling country duo Sugarland, will perform Sept. 22 with the Gulf Coast Symphony as part of the sixth annual Island Hopper Songwriter Fest.

Bush, a Grammy-winning singer-songwriter, and the symphony, celebrating its 25th anniversary, will perform on stage at Florida Repertory Theatre in downtown Fort Myers.

“We’re excited to showcase our community’s outstanding Gulf Coast Symphony with the star power and talent of Kristian Bush,” said Tamara Pigott, executive director of the Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau. “This addition to this year’s Island Hopper lineup can only be described as a once-in-a-lifetime performance, not to be missed.”

New app: The release of ticket prices for this show, along with other festival details, will be available June 15 on the new version of the Island Hopper mobile app.

About Island Hopper: Island Hopper Songwriter Fest, Sept. 20-29, takes place over 10 days and offers a range of free performances. The event kicks off on Captiva Island Sept. 20-22, moves to downtown Fort Myers Sept. 22-26 and ends at Fort Myers Beach Sept. 27-29.

Notable new acts: Sam Williams, the 21-year-old grandson of legendary Hank Williams, and Sawyer Fredericks, the season 8 winner of NBC’s “The Voice,” will both perform on Captiva.


Island Hopper Songwriter Fest is produced by the Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau, iHeartMedia, Cat Country 107.1 and BMI, the largest music rights organization in the U.S. Visit or click here to access the media tool kit. Follow the festival hashtag #islandhopperfest as well as the event’s Twitter, Instagram and Facebook feeds.  

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