FORT MYERS Fla.- The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center is hosting the exciting All-Star Jam on February 25, 2012. The concert will take place on the street outside the Davis, 2301 First Street, in the River District, downtown Fort Myers.
Artists scheduled to appear include: Jeff “Skunk” Baxter, formerly of the Doobie Brothers and Steely Dan; Barry Goudreau and Fran Sheehan formerly of Boston; Kenny Aronoff of the Smashing Pumpkins; James Montgomery; Rick Derringer of the McCoys ("Hang on Sloopy"), Johnny Winter And..., and The Edgar Winter Group; Mousey Thompson of the James Brown Experience; Leroy Romans from the Wailers; Steve Luongo, and David Hull.
Recently added to the All Star line-up are Robin Zander, lead singer of Cheap Trick, and Doug Bell from the Bellview Cadillacs.
During the concert, maverick artist Victor-Hugo Vaca, Jr. will create a work of art that reflects the music, the audience, and the venue. Vaca has performed live with internationally recognized talent and big name acts. He painted live onstage for the "Haiti Memorial Concert" benefit for earthquake victims, with Tito Puente, Jr. and a host of Haitian and Caribbean names. He begins each of his shows with a blank canvas and imbues the work with the vibe of the audience and turns the musical notes into colors that take a unique form on his canvas. Viewers are captivated by the ever-changing picture which becomes his latest "Contemporary Abstract Expressionist" fine-art piece. He paints the Diary of the World on Canvas fusing the journalistic style of Hunter S. Thompson and the cryptic art of Salvador Dali. The finished piece memorializes the event.
Pre-show begins at 4:00 p.m., and the main concert begins at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $40 in advance, or $50 at the door; member prices are $36, $45 at the door; standing tickets are $20 or $25 at the door. Purchase tickets on our website, www.sbdac.com, or call 239-333-1933.