Caloosa Sound Amphitheater in Fort Myers announces free concerts

The new Caloosa Sound Amphitheater in Fort Myers just announced big shows for its first-ever concert series.

And they are all free.

The Rockin’ the River concert series kicks off September 13 with classic rockers The FIXX, whose ’80s hits include “Saved By Zero,” “Secret Separation” and “One Thing Leads To Another.”

They will be followed by the pop/rock group Pablo Cruise (Oct. 30); country music star Lorrie Morgan (November 21); and swing revivalists Big Bad Voodoo Daddy (December 15).

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These will be the first major concerts at the new amphitheater, which opened in April across from the Luminary Hotel & Co. in downtown Fort Myers.

“We are thrilled to officially launch the concert schedule at Caloosa Sound Amphitheater,” Bob Megazzini, general manager of Luminary Hotel, said in a press release Thursday. “We thought a series of free concerts was the best way to introduce Fort Myers and its neighbors to this wonderful new live event venue.”

The amphitheater is owned by the city of Fort Myers, but the hotel manages it and books its events. Centennial Park Hall features a 107-foot-wide stage and seats approximately 4,000 people.

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All shows start at 7 p.m. and doors open at 6 p.m.

Tickets are free, but must be claimed in advance online. A limited number of VIP tickets and “super VIP” tickets will be sold at $35 and $50 respectively. VIP tickets include a reserved seat directly in front of the stage (in the first five rows), a drink and access to the VIP toilets. Super VIP tickets include all of that and a meet and greet with the musical artist.

For tickets and more information, visit


Connect with this reporter: Charles Runnells is an arts and entertainment reporter for The News-Press and the Naples Daily News. Email him at [email protected] or connect on Facebook (, Twitter (@charlesrunnells) and Instagram (@crunnells1).

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