FISH of SANCAP Announces Music Festival In December

provided to The Santiva Chronicle

FISH OF SANCAP, the islands only wrap-around social service agency provider, is excited to announce the Sound+Waves Music Festival, held in conjunction with the 2023 10K/5K race, scheduled for Sat., Dec. 2, 2023.

“Our community has endured a lot since Ian, and FISH has been here every step of the way offering recovery assistance to survivors. We’re excited to plan this festival as a way to demonstrate our commitment to our community,” “says Maria Espinoza, Executive Director.

The music festival, combined with the 10K/5K race, will honor the resiliency of the islands. Hosted by community partner ‘Tween Waters, the festival will begin at 5pm on Sat., Dec. 2. The concert will be performed on the beach followed by fireworks, and food and beverage will be offered for purchase. Featured artists include Jessica Jones of the Jessica Jones Project; Joe Marcinek of George Porter Jr.; Will Montgomery of Arrested Development; Marcus White of Marcus King Band; Shane Platten of Melody Trucks Band; Will Neal of Fantasia Barrino; Rick Bennedetto of KC and the Sunshine Bank and Chris Sgammato of Displace. These artists will come together to offer a variety of acoustic performances for this unique event, featuring songs from their respective bands, familiar favorites and festive tunes.

“We hope our community will join us to have fun, dance, and acknowledge the many different achievements and milestones we’ve accomplished in the past year,” continues Espinoza.

The Sound+Waves Music Festival is a fundraiser for the organization to support their mission ‘to enrich the lives of all people in Sanibel and Captiva Islands by neighbors helping neighbors with social services, education and assistance’. The event is ticketed with advance ticket sales only; no on-site tickets will be available. Tickets are on sale now at

Other FISH activities planned for Dec. 2 include the FISH 10K/5K beginning at 7:30am at the Sanibel Community House and a family fun day and youth reindeer run hosted at the Sanibel Recreation Center from 10:00am-2:00pm.

Support for the FISH festival day is critical as FISH continues to serve the residents and workforce of the islands. Sponsorship opportunities are available at various levels and can be found on the organization’s website, For information on 10K/5K Race and Music Festival sponsorships, please contact Diane Cortese at or Leah Winkler at

For additional information on FISH long term recovery services and other programs, please contact Maria Espinoza, Executive Director at 239-472-4775 or visit their website at

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