Join Alliance for the Arts and The Resolvers for the next 2016 Bruce T. Gora Sunset Concert on Sunday, March 20 at 5 PM. Guests are encouraged to picnic on the lawn with coolers, blankets, and lawn chairs as they soak up live alternative reggae music. Bring your own beverages and food and join your neighbors to enjoy a sunset on the lawn. Let us host your Sunday evening! Now in its 6th year, the concert series honors the memory and many community contributions of musician, photographer, architect and longtime Alliance board member and supporter Bruce Gora.
Emerging from the vibrant beach town of Deerfield Beach, The Resolvers have quickly become the Premier Alt. Reggae Act of the South Florida Music Scene. They capture the essence of the Classic Reggae Sound: natural acoustic percussion, deep bass grooves, worldly drum rhythms, tasty vintage keyboards, bluesy guitar licks and multi-part vocal harmonies…then blend it with modern songwriting craftsmanship to create their own familiar-yet-purely-original take on World Music.
Each of the individuals in the Resolvers contributes to a greater sum. Brother and sister Ojay & Sahara Smith are the vocal engines of the band with Reggae Music flowing through their veins. They are the siblings Jamaican Singer/Songwriter – Ernie Smith. Dean Fishback – seen as a mentor of the band, is a veteran keyboards master in the reggae scene and is highly sought-after by reggae stars touring the area, including Inner Circle, Sugar Minot, and Mikey Dread. Ron Eisner (Guitars) is a prolific songwriter of Israeli up-bringing who runs the behind-the-scenes operation. Steave Nieratka puts his mad-scientist persona into his Bass lines to create sophisticated outer-galactic grooves. Nate Largent is a modern-day shaman with a drumming range as wide as the cultural pallet of our world. The bonding elements that hold it all together comprise of a passion for “back-to-the-basics” approach to the creation of great music, an urge to spread an honest and positive message, and a belief that every single person on earth should be free to pursue his/her dreams.
Gates open at 4PM and the concerts begin at 5PM. General admission tickets are $20. Pre-sale tickets are $15 for Alliance Members, and are available at the Alliance for the Arts, located on the corner of Colonial and McGregor in Fort Myers. Call (239) 939-2787 or online at www.ArtInLee.org. Proceeds from the concert series will benefit Alliance education and outreach programs. The 2016 Bruce T. Gora Sunset Concerts are sponsored in part by LCEC and Bon Soiree.
The Alliance for the Arts proudly supports artists and arts organizations in our area as the state designated Local Arts Agency for Lee County. The Alliance campus and galleries are open to the public from 9:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday and from 9:00am to 1:00pm on Saturdays, located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers.