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The Twisted Strings Music Festival was launched in 2017 after five, long years of planning and brainstorming. WGCU Public Media wanted to offer something new and vibrant to the southwest Florida region (and beyond) that would also serve as its annual, signature fundraising event. Friends and supporters regularly clamored for a community event that would welcome diversity (in race, region, socioeconomic status and music interests), that would introduce attendees to new and different music genres and that would honor the longstanding history and importance of classical music.

And Twisted Strings was born! The annual, outdoor festival brings together classically trained musicians who fuse their years of musical training on stringed (and other) instruments with the sounds of jazz, blues, soul, rock, hip hop and world music.

Twisted Strings is different than any other concert or festival offered in southwest Florida.

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“My guests and I thoroughly enjoyed the event. A perfectly tuned evening!”

Kathleen Azzariti, Twisted Strings 2018 attendee

"We’re already planning to come up with “twisted” ideas to help celebrate this truly wonderful event."

Susan B. Herbel, Twisted Strings 2017 attendee

“The folks at our table had a great time. The bands were great. Already penciled in the date for next year.”

Mindi Simon, Twisted Strings 2018 attendee
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