Once again raising funds for the local Fort Myers Beach Youth Soccer League, Popeypalooza will be rocking the doors of Valerie's Lounge, 17264 San Carlos Blvd., in the Indian Creek Shopping Plaza, Sunday, Sept. 1, starting at noon.
Throughout the benefit, look forward to lots of raffles, prizes and 50/50s; live music from such famed local talent as Dave Collaton, Sundance Dave, Smack Daddy and Wallow Sound; and, what's Popeyepalooza without the dynamite barbecued goodness of Mike "Popeye" Dearden, right? Popeye is not only the founder and lead coordinator of the event, but the chef who keeps the crowd licking their fingers and coming back for more.
Event T-shirts will also be available, as well as a cornhole tournament.
Photo by MELISSA SCHNEIDER.
"Let's have a party, Popeye-style!" Popeye cheered. "There's nothing more important for us to support than our youth, so let's let 'em play! See you at the show!"
Any merchants or establishments willing to make contributions to either the raffles or the food table are encouraged to get in touch with Popeye. Feel free to RSVP your attendance on the special event page on Facebook by searching, "POPEYEPALOOZA IV," and stay tuned to the Beach Bulletin for further information.