| Fort Myers News-Press
Many events have been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Southwest Florida, including New Year’s Eve fireworks, Broadway musicals and the ever-popular Edison Festival of Light Grand Parade.
Here’s a list of major cancellations, postponed events and closed venues in Fort Myers, Naples, Estero and the rest of Southwest Florida. We’ll update as more are announced.
- Chris Stapleton, July 16 at Hertz Arena in Estero. Postponed until Nov. 11, 2021. Tickets for the July show will be honored, or ticket holders can request a refund. facebook.com/HertzArena
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- Tedeschi Trucks Band, Aug. 17 at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in south Fort Myers. Postponed until Aug. 20, 2021. bbmannpah.com
- Alabama, Aug. 22 at Hertz Arena in Estero. The country band has postponed its concert until June 11, 2021. hertzarena.com
- Craig Morgan, Aug,. 29 at The Ranch Concert Hall & Saloon in Fort Myers. Postponed until April 10, 2021. facebook.com/theranchfortmyers
- Island Hopper Songwriter Fest, Sept. 18-27 in Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach and Captiva Island. Postponed until Sept. 17-26, 2021. The festival’s Songs from the Sofa virtual concert series continues monthly on Instagram Live. island-hopper.fortmyers-sanibel.com
- Slaughter and L.A. Guns, Sept. 26 at The Ranch Concert Hall & Saloon in Fort Myers. The rock concert has been postponed until March 6, 2021. theranchfortmyers.com
- Collie Buddz, Oct. 1 at The Ranch Concert Hall & Saloon in Fort Myers. Postponed until March 18, 2021. theranchfortmyers.com
- Toby Keith, Oct. 2 at Hertz Arena. Postponed until April 30, 2021. This is the second time the show has been postponed. It was originally scheduled for May 1. hertzarena.com
- Roar Offshore Fort Myers Beach Powerboat Races, Oct. 8-10 on Fort Myers Beach. Postponed until Oct. 7-9, 2021. roaroffshore.com
- Comedian Jo Koy, Oct. 8 at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in south Fort Myers. Postponed to June 25, 2021. bbmannpah.com/update
- Casting Crowns, Oct. 29 at Hertz Arena. Postponed to March 25, 2021. hertzarena.com
- American Sand Sculpting Championship, Nov. 22-Dec. 1 on Fort Myers Beach. Canceled, although organizers say they might do a virtual event at some point, instead. Read more: facebook.com/AmericanSandSculpting
- Fort Myers Seafood & Music Festival, Jan. 8-10 in downtown Fort Myers. Canceled. seafoodfestivals.com
- Cape Coral Arts & Music Festival, Jan. 9-10 in downtown Cape Coral. Canceled. The festival instead will hold a virtual market Jan. 4-31. capecoralfestival.com
“Lifespan of a Fact,” Jan. 13-30 at Players Circle Theater, North Fort Myers. The Broadway comedy has been postponed until Oct. 27-Nov. 14. playerscircletheater.com
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