Bring Music Back After Hurricane Ian

Hi, my name is Stephen Clark.

I’m a former TV journalist, now a singer/songwriter living on Fort Myers Beach.

This past September Hurricane Ian made an unexpected turn (forecasters called it wrong). The island of Fort Myers Beach took a nearly direct hit. 20 feet of water covered the entire island, 155+ MPH winds and monster waves battered everything.

Not a single home or business was left undamaged.

Particularly hard hit were the restaurants, bars and tiki huts that attracted hundreds of thousands of tourists a year.

My fellow musicians, who made their livings playing those venues, were suddenly out of work…many are also homeless because of the storm.

My mission is simple. With your help I will pay those musicians to play again on Fort Myers Beach. Even if I have to create the venue…like a pop-up concert or three!

In the first two weeks of this campaign I hit and raised my goal twice…and I have signed up 30 musicians.

I have placed those musicians at the only 3 restaurants that have managed to open to any small degree.  I am talking to others about adding more locations…and I am finding more musicians every day.

With this fundraiser the musicians win, the struggling businesses win, my storm-weary neighbors win. And all those tourists who love the Fort Myers Beach vibe win…because even as the builders begin to rebuild, we have already restored the music.

Your generous donation is providing the “Soundtrack to our Comeback”!!!

Thank you


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Stephen Clark
Fort Myers Beach, FL

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