2017 CREW Concert & Silent Eco-Auction: Frequently Asked Questions

Our 2017 CREW Concert & Silent Eco-Auction is tomorrow! As we head into final preparations, we may not be able to grab the phone calls and get back to Facebook messages (although we will try really, really hard to do so). Here are some answers to FAQs about tomorrow’s event, and we hope to see you there!

Q: When does the concert start?

Gates open at 5 p.m. and after a brief welcome, Chain Reaction starts their first set at 5:40 p.m.

Q: Where is the concert?

Riverside Park, located at 10451 Old 41 Road in Bonita Springs.

Q: Are dogs allowed?

Dogs are not allowed and will not be admitted. This rule extends to other animals, such as parrots and snakes.

Q: Can I bring a cooler?

Coolers are not permitted. Fitzgerald’s Irish Pub and Jonesez BBQ will be selling food, water and soft drinks; Perfectly Scrumptious will be selling cupcakes; and Rotary Club of Bonita Springs will be selling wine and craft beer from Momentum Brewhouse.

Q: Is there seating at the concert?

Please bring your own chairs or blankets for lawn seating. Those that have purchased tickets for the VIP Cafe will have table seating.

Q: How does the silent auction work?

Starting at 5:15 p.m., the Silent Eco-Auction will open. Interested guests can write their bids on bid sheets, following the set increments for each item. At 8:!5 p.m., the silent auction closes and winners will be written on a large board. At 8:30 p.m., winners can line up to pay and collect their item, voucher or certificate.

Q: What can I bid on at the Silent Eco-Auction?

We have 47 auction lots and they include original works of art, eco-adventures and vacation packages.

Q: How much are tickets?

Tickets at the gate are $20; pre-sale tickets are $15 and can be purchased until noon on Saturday, Feb. 18. Tickets purchased online should be printed and brought with you to the concert. Children 12 and under are free for general admission buy must have a VIP ticket in order to access the VIP area.

Q: What forms of payment are accepted?

You can purchase tickets at the gate using cash, check or credit card. Silent auction items may be paid for using cash, check or credit card. Please bring cash to pay for food and drink purchases at the event.

Q: Is there parking at the event?

Yes. We will have volunteers assisting with parking on site.

Q: What is the VIP Cafe?

The VIP Cafe is a private area for VIP ticket holders with table seating and food. It is not accessible by anyone who is not wearing a VIP wristband. VIP Cafe tickets sold out several weeks ago and are no longer available.


Q: Where do proceeds from the concert go?

CREW Land & Water Trust is a non-profit that provides environmental education for all ages on lands within the 60,000 acre CREW project. All funds raised at the concert support our environmental education programs.



If you have additional questions, please call 239-657-2253. To purchase tickets online through noon on Saturday, visit eventbrite.com.




Concert Countdown: Let’s hear it for the FOOD!

We’re counting down to our biggest fundraiser of the year! Purchase your tickets now for the 2017 CREW Concert & Silent Eco-Auction on Feb. 18  at Riverside Park, located at 10451 Old 41 Road in Bonita Springs, from 5-9 p.m. Tickets are $15 at eventbrite.com or $20 at the gate.

There are many reasons to come to the 2017 CREW Concert & Silent Eco-Auction.

Rockin’ band? Check.

Good cause? Check.

Unique silent auction? Check.

But what would all of that be without something to nibble on while sipping an ice cold beer?

Prepare your taste buds for this year’s culinary line-up.

Jonesez BBQ

Everyone’s favorite barbecue is back, serving up selections from their menu, which includes ribs, pulled pork, chicken and more. Homemade sides listed on their website include collard greens, yellow rice, mac and cheese and cole slaw.

To read more about Jonesez, visit jonesezbbq.com.

Nico’s Kitchen

Nico’s Kitchen will cater the VIP Cafe again this year, with a menu to be determined soon by staff. Last year’s food was a hit with our VIP ticket-holders and a limited number of VIP tickets are still available.

To read more about Nico’s Kitchen, visit nicoskitchen.net.

Fitzgerald’s Irish Pub

Fitzgerald’s Irish Pub returns to serve burgers and more to hungry concert attendees. They’ve been a long-time supporter and vendor at the CREW concerts. Taste their food before or after the concert by visiting their restaurant, located at 9070 Bonita Beach Road in Bonita Springs.

For more information about Fitzgerald’s, visit fitzgeraldspub.com.

Perfectly Scrumptious

You asked, we listened. This year we are adding something sweet to our food line-up. Perfectly Scrumptious will sell their award-winning cupcakes to soothe your sweet tooth. Owner Amanda Buckner was a contestant on Cupcake Wars and has become well-known as a cupcake caterer in the Bonita Springs area.

For more information on Perfectly Scrumptious, visit perfectlyscrumptious.com or taste the cupcakes in person at 3440 Renaissance Blvd. Unit 2 in Bonita Springs.

Beer and Wine from Rotary Club of Bonita Springs

Momentum Brewhouse will be the exclusive beer sold this year at the concert by Rotary Club of Bonita Springs. Last year their beer was so popular it quickly sold out, so get your craft beer early.

If you want a pre-concert taste or would like to see what the local brewery offers, visit Momentum Brewhouse at  9786 Bonita Beach Road SE Suite 1 in Bonita Springs and learn more about Momentum at momentumbrewhouse.com.

Concert Countdown: Thank you, Sponsors!

Our 2017 CREW Concert & Silent Eco-Auction is fast approaching, and we’d like to take a moment to thank our sponsors. Their support means that all of the funds raised at our event go to funding our environmental education programs.

Last year’s concert raised $29,018 and almost $10,000 of that was from the Silent Eco-Auction.

This year’s Silent Eco-Auction is sponsored by Naples Daily News. Over 30 unique items will be available, including swamp buggy rides, a spring wildflower walk, a year of chocolate from Norman Love Confections and a Momentum Brewhouse experience.

The 2017 CREW Concert & Silent Eco-Auction is Saturday, Feb. 18 at 5:p.m. at Riverside Park in Bonita Springs. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Purchase them today at eventbrite.com.

Thank you to our 2017 CREW Concert & Silent Eco-Auction sponsors


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Save the date for the CREW Concert

SAVE the date for the 10th annual CREW Concert & Silent Eco-Auction

February 18, 2017 at 5:30pm

Riverside Park Bonita Springs


“Don’t Stop Believin’ in CREW” is the theme for the 2017 CREW Land and Water Trust Concert & silent Eco-Auction on February 18, 2017. “The Journey song performed by Chain Reaction was a real crowd favorite at last year’s concert,” explains CREW executive director Brenda Brooks. “The title also reflects how critical community support is to our mission of preserving land and water resources in Lee and Collier county.

Chain Reaction will be back at this year’s Saturday evening concert at Riverside Park in Bonita Springs. This year, the talented group will recreate the greatest hits of both Journey and Styx. Brooks noted the February date will give attendees more time during the season to enjoy theirdrums silent eco-auction purchases which typically includes boat cruises, nature hikes, swamp walks and other unique natural experiences.

The concert gets underway at 5:30 p.m. and concludes at 9:00 p.m. Food and adult beverages will be available for purchase. Tickets are $15 in advance at crewtrust.org and $20 at the gate. VIP Cafe tickets at $75 each include dinner, drinks, and private table seating.

All concert proceeds will support CREW’s environmental education programs. So save the date and join us February 18th to make an impact in your local community. Plan ahead and get your tickets now!