The island paradise of Isla Mujeres will welcome an informal delegation of Nashville musicians, singers, and songwriters — along with fans, fun lovers, and fishermen — for The Island Time Music and Fishing Fest, February 15-20, 2016. This year’s performance lineup includes both promising and pedigreed artists and an appealing mixture of styles, genres, and repertoires.
A partial list of those songwriters and entertainers scheduled to appear includes (in no particular order) Kellie Pickler, Jerrod Niemann, Blackjack Billy, Love & Theft, LOCASH, Lucas Hoge, Kyle Jacobs, American Young, Nick Norman, Natalie Stovall, Lewis Brice, Joal Rush, Hailey Steele, Rob Hatch, and Ryan Rickman.
“These artists, musicians, and songwriters are donating their time for this cause”, notes Skip Bishop of Studio 1Bee Entertainment, one of many “Isla-Holics” who live in Nashville and visit the island several times a year. “And unless they’re family members, music fans will never have access to performers of this caliber like they will have this week.”
The event’s six day schedule features a series of intimate, live performances in local venues (including a luxurious private residence) along with a fishing tournament that coincides with the winter migration of sailfish to the local waters.
“There’s not another gathering like this anywhere else in the Caribbean,” observes Chris Shannon of island-based Mundaca Real Estate. The Canadian businessman, who has made his home in Isla Mujeres for over a decade and spearheads fundraising for the school, says “The music, the people, the spirit of the locals and the natural beauty of this place–it all comes together for one incredible week. The money we raise keeps the Little Yellow Schoolhouse going and growing.”
Proceeds from event tickets, the fishing tournament, an online memorabilia auction, and sales of commemorative merchandise will fund the operations of the Little Yellow Schoolhouse, which provides services to the special needs children of Isla Mujeres at no charge.
Bundled tickets for the event range from $199 to $249 per person and additional pricing for select events is also available. Complete information on the Island Time Music and Fishing Festival, along with a link to purchase tickets, can be found at IslandTimeMusicFest.com.