EVERGLADES CITY — One of the first events in this momentous year when Collier County has its 100th Anniversary (1923-2023) is the Music Festival on Jan. 14 in Everglades City, where it all started and the first county seat.
A plethora of popular local musicians will be donating their time and talents at the historic Rod & Gun Club to help raise funds for the restoration of the Bank of Everglades Building, completed in 1927 as part of Barron Collier’s entrepreneurial empire.
Among the well-known performers you can enjoy will be J. Robert, Raiford Stark, and Gator Nate plus some newcomers to the cause like Captn Jac, Sarah McCullough, and Charlie Pace.
In keeping with the theme, the auctions will feature historic photos and original paintings as well as guided tours and delicious edibles. There will also be arts & crafts vendors and authors signing their books for sale.
Tickets are only $50 for a reserved seat and $20 for general admission. All the proceeds benefit the non-profit Everglades Society for Historic Preservation. Make your reservations at www.Save-BOE.org/events.