April 6th & 7th 2024

Alliance For The Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers, Florida

  • Hillbilly Ryezin
  • Rock Republic
  • Way Out South
  • A'finnity Band
  • Dirty Work
  • Chas Collins
  • David Rojas Jr
  • Matrasa Lynn
Schedule

02 Schedule

  • Day 01

    April 6, 2024

  • Day 02

    April 7, 2024

  • Hairdaze

  • Rock Candy

  • Rock Republic

  • Dirty Work

  • David Rojas Jr

  • Unforgiven

  • Hillbilly Ryezin

  • Way Out South

  • A'finnity Band

  • Chas Collins

  • Matrasa Lynn

  • Pearl Jam

  • Killswitch Engage

  • The Struts

  • Refused

  • Parkway Drive

  • Guns N Roses

  • Beartooth

  • Scars on Broadway

  • Architects

  • Tom Morrelo

  • Kiss

  • Pearl Jam

  • Guns N Roses

  • Avatar

  • Bad Wolves

Tickets

03 Tickets

General Admission

$ 13

  • Ticket for one day
  • Covered Seating
  • Free Food
  • Front of Stage
  • Free Swag

VIP

$ 70

  • Ticket for one day
  • Covered Seating
  • Free Food
  • Front of Stage
  • Free Swag
Sponsors

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The Charity

06 The Charity

Our community was devastated by Hurricane IAN. Much more of our history disappeared. It is more important than ever that we saved some history.

Since becoming incorporated in 2017, Restore Fort Myers Beach Arches, Inc, has raised over $90,000. With this funding we raised awareness, We recovered the stones from 40 years of over growth, had the original stone 3D imaged by archaeologist at USF IDEX, and created a complete engineering package with the assistance of LCM Engineering, PLLC. We have placed our 1st etched brick orders. We are feverishly fundraising trying to raise $90K+ needed to finish construction, get the stones cut, pay for the signs, for the Commemorative Arch.

‚Äč On February 1st, 2021 during a town hall meeting of the Fort Myers Beach Town Council, the council vote unanimously to support a single Arch in Bowditch Park. A tribute Arch using historic materials.

On December 3rd 2020 during the Planning Meeting of the Fort Myers Beach Town Council, Councilmen Jim Atterholt led the council towards a motion to "Move Forward In Restoring The Fort Myers Beach Arches". Since that meeting Jim Atterholt identified two locations for the Arches on Lee County property in Fort Myer Beach. Lee County Chose Bowditch Point Regional Park. The county is being led by Deputy County Manager Dave Harner in developing location, drawings and scaling to be approved by our group doing the funding. WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Local community organizations (like the FMB Jaycees) and citizens tried to save the Arches in November of 1979 when they found out the Arches were scheduled for December demolition by FDOT. The swing bridge had outlived its lifespan. Lee Commissioner Roland Roberts, a beach resident, had reached an agreement with Government contractors to save the arches and move them to the county park. The bridge contractor had agreed to spare them, and have his sub move them. But the word didn't get to the sub soon enough. The sub, unaware of what had been agreed upon, knocked them down with a wrecking ball and bull dozer shortly before word got to him.

I don't think anyone in the community thought they were actually going to be destroyed. When it happened, people in tears were picking up the pieces to take home in remembrance. We want them to add these pieces to a new Arch. They will be given the opportunity to set these stones.

We have raised the funds to enable us to get 3D imaging data from USF IDEX. The 3D imaging data will help us engineer the new recreated Arches it will give us dimensional data on all the historic Arch pieces and over Arches size. These 1924 Tom Phillips built pieces of the Arches will be incorporated into a new Arch.

These pieces are being donated by the Grandson (Robert Williams) of the man (Frank Hemelgarn) paid to remove the remains in 1979. He understood the significance and kept them all these 40+ years. He used to play on the remains as a kid. Frank is the man who place the stones next to the pier post Hurricane Donna and was integral in naming Time Square.

Our group over 3100 strong is committed to saving quickly disappearing Fort Myers Beach history. We want to bring back something old to Fort Myers Beach, we lost so much history in Hurricane IAN. We need something that meant something to the citizens of this once small quaint fishing village. It is rumored Tom Phillips built the first two bridges to Fort Myers Beach on his own nickel. He dug the first canal behind Crescent St. He sold lots to people to build small cottages on. He invented the modern washing machine. He built the 1st Casino on FMB (Now the Shuckers building) He was among the first developers of the Beach. This story is ours and here.

Tom Phillips has just one monument left to show for all the history he created. That is the 1924 Stone Monument on the west end Main St. We repaired and rejuvenated that Tom Phillips Stone Monument. Our volunteers repaired huge cracks in the structure. Our volunteers repaired, beautified, installed a donated sign and gave it a facelift. Post IAN it needs help again.

Restore Fort Myers Beach Arches and the community of Fort Myers Beach, San Carlos Island, Bonita, Estero, and Iona are all working toward bringing back this iconic Arch structure. It is people like you that make the difference. We will put Arches back on the landscape of Fort Myers Beach.

Restore Fort Myers Beach Arches, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit created to get support and funding (with help from the local Government) behind the restoration for the historic iconic Fort Myers Beach Arches (1924-1979). Help us accomplish our goal! "A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE 1-800-HELP-FLA OR ONLINE AT www.FloridaConsumerHelp.com, REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE." REGISTRATION #: CH52540 EIN 82 - 2099463

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