Flora-Bama Lounge Film Screening Hosted by Jensen

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Celebrate Nashville singer-songwriters and music festival magnate, Joe Gilchrist, longtime owner of the world-famous Flora-Bama Lounge and the Frank Brown International Songwriters’ Festival. Sanibel-Captiva audiences will be treated to a night of music, film, history, and the true story behind “The Godfather of the Country Singer-Songwriter Movement” on Thursday, Sept. 19 at South Seas Plantation, 5400 Plantation Rd., Captiva.

Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Lynn Rabren and Dive Bar Country’s Live from Nashville music series invites audiences to enjoy a VIP screening of the unreleased film Stories In Rhyme, live performances in the round by talented artists from Nashville, and a Q&A with Joe Gilchrist and singer-songwriters in his group of guests.

Stories in Rhyme, due to be released in 2020, features the story behind the evolution of the award-winning Frank Brown International Songwriters’ Festival, an annual event at the world-famous Flora-Bama Lounge on the west end of Florida’s Panhandle. The film, featuring Gilchrist himself, tracks the humble beginnings of his establishment that began as a haven for those seeking a little beer and liquor as it evolved into the home of a world-class musical event.

Hosted by Dave Jensen of Jensen Resorts True Captiva, join the island community at South Seas Plantation’s Sea Pearl Ballroom for a VIP screening event of the entire 80-minute film featuring a Q&A with Joe and the singers and songwriters in attendance. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the film will start at 7 p.m. Tickets are free but an on-site contribution to Captain’s for Clean Waters is appreciated. A full bar will be available.

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