Songs from the Sofa virtual concert

Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau
Songs from the Sofa concert stays in tune with virtual performance by Sam James

What: The Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau, iHeartMedia and Cat Country 107.1 proudly present Songs from the Sofa hosted by DJ Mike Tyler from Cat County 107.1. The virtual concert will feature live music, interviews and stories behind the songs.

Who: Sam James, a BMI singer-songwriter and star from the hit show, “The Voice,” will be featured. James recently performed his original song, “Shinedown” on NBC’s songwriting show, “Songland” and has written hit songs for such artists as Bebe Rehxa and Dolly Parton.

When: 8 p.m. Thursday, May 21

Where: Island Hopper Songwriter Fest Instagram page

Why: To celebrate music with one of the songwriters who will perform at the seventh annual Island Hopper Songwriter Fest, taking place Sept. 18-27, on Captiva Island, historic downtown Fort Myers and Fort Myers Beach. The festival is still scheduled and will include best practices in compliance with CDC guidelines. For now, Songs from the Sofa should provide an exciting way to experience a quality performance in your own home.

For more information: Please visit


Island Hopper 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 access the media tool kit. Follow the festival hashtag #islandhopperfest as well as the event’s Twitter, Instagram and Facebook feeds.

Francesca Donlan, Miriam Dotson