SCCF, in partnership with Todd and Leanne Marcum and Captiva Cruises, is excited to announce the initial cruise of the season that will kick off on Sunday, November 7th with country music artist Elizabeth Cook.

Elizabeth Cook is a Nashville-based singer songwriter from Wildwood, Florida. As a critically acclaimed live act and recording artist, the New York Times lauds her as “a sharp and surprising country singer.” A veteran SiriusXM Outlaw Country Radio DJ, she has hosted her own show, Apron Strings, nationwide for the last 10 years. She is also a favorite of David Letterman, a regular performer on the Grand Ole Opry, and a frequent guest star on Adult Swim’s long-running hit cartoon series “Squidbillies” on Cartoon Network. In the words of the Drivin’ and Cryin’s legendary Kevin Kinney, “Elizabeth is so far ahead and under the radar you better have a supercharger for that fastback if you’re going to catch up! Enjoy the ride…”

The cruise begins at McCarthy’s Marina on Captiva Island where guests will be treated to an individually boxed appetizer selection and an initial complimentary cocktail, all included in the $100 ticket price. Guests will be able to purchase additional drinks from the bar throughout their time onboard. Net proceeds benefit all of SCCF and Sanibel Sea School’s water quality research and education efforts, raised while sailing on the actual waters we are working to preserve!

Music will ring out across the water as we take in the sights and enjoy the abundant wildlife of Pine Island Sound. After cruising and relaxing for approximately two hours, the Lady Chadwick will put us in a prime sunset viewing area to catch the elusive “green flash” as the performing artist “plays” the sun below the horizon. This is a truly magical experience that you will want to enjoy over and over.

While we are still working on artist selection for our January 16th cruise, we are thrilled to announce the December 12th cruise featuring The 502s, as well as the February 13th cruise featuring Twisted Pine.

Please visit https://pineislandsounds.eventbrite.com for tickets and more information. For any questions, please email jsiwicke@sccf.org.