Pickler, Jerrod Niemann, Love & Theft, Blackjack Billy, LOCASH,
Lucas Hoge and More Set to Perform at Island Time Music and Fishing Fest
Nashville Heads to Mexico to Benefit the Children of the Little Yellow Schoolhouse
MUJERES, Q.R., Mexico (October 5, 2015) – 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
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.
About The Little Yellow Schoolhouse
The Little Yellow School House in Isla Mujeres began with one room,
six students and a really big dream. Thanks to generous donors, and
years of support from the Island Time Music and Fishing Festival, the
school now has six classrooms, full-time teachers and over 50 students.
The school has achieved a 70% success rate of returning local special
needs children to traditional school environments. The school seeks
funding to provide enrollment for the 15 students on the island of Isla
Mujeres who currently cannot attend the school due to a lack of funds.