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‘Rock on the Dock’ Songwriters Fest held at Low Key Tiki

June 22, 2018
By ED FRANKS ( , Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Low Key Tiki held its annual "Rock on the Dock" Songwriters Fest last Saturday.

"I'm very excited with the turnout", said Erin Smith, owner of the Low Key Tiki. "This is our 7th annual 'Rock on the Dock' Songwriters Fest and cars have filled the parking lot and are parked along Stringfellow Road.

"The original thought behind this was to let people hear some original music from the talent we have here on the island. We have something like 13 musicians today and each musician plays for about 15 to 20 minutes," Smith continued.

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Trop-rock musician Rudy Cox of Cape Coral performs at the 7th annual “Rock on the Dock” Songwriters Fest at the Low Key Tiki on Pine Island.

The event is hosted by local favorites Gary and Kerri and features local musicians playing their original songs.

Rudy Cox is a singer/songwriter based in Cape Coral.

"It's a wonderful opportunity for all of us to play our own original material," Cox said. "I'm all about audience participation and this venue allows for that. I enjoy it more, and I'm sure all of us enjoy it more when we can try out our own songs on an audience."

Cox's music is a mixture of "trop-rock," country and classic rock and roll. Cox's hit "Last Call" immediately topped the charts at #1 and has remained in the top 10 on A1A Trop 40 Radio for over a year. "Last Call" is quickly becoming the closing song for many bars, deejays and cover bands.

This year's lineup consisted of Gary and Kerri, Native Kid, Pat McCune, Cox, John Reno, Pappa Tommy, Irish John, Beverly Pendley, Eric Ryan and several more.

"My husband and I took over Low Key Tiki three years ago," Smith said. "This is our 7th annual Rock on the Dock and each year it gets better. We have quite a few repeats, entertainers that have been here in previous years. This is just a great time, a fun get together, and a day when we get to enjoy the original talent we have hers."



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