2018 CREW Concert Countdown: Know before you Go

We’re counting down to the 2018 CREW Concert & Silent Eco-Auction on Saturday, April 24 at 5 p.m. at Riverside Park in Bonita Springs. Today is our last pre-concert post – we hope to see you there!

Ready to dance? Eat? Drink? Buy all the Silent Eco-Auction items?

Before you go to our concert on Saturday, we have just a few things we think you should know. Check them out- and we look forward to seeing you at the 2018 CREW Concert & Silent Eco-Auction!

1- Tickets

The easiest and cheapest way to get your tickets to the CREW Concert is online through eventbrite. If you buy your tickets in advance, they are $15; if you wait and buy them at the gate, they are $20. That’s five dollars you could save for a cupcake (more on those tasty little treats later)! Here is a little secret – the tickets will be available for purchase online until 4 p.m. on Saturday, so if you decide last-minute to come, you still have time to save money and buy your tickets online!

2- What to bring (and what to leave at home)

Things you can bring: children (ages 12 and under get in free), cash and credit cards (for food/drink sales) and folding chairs.

Things you can’t bring: coolers and dogs.

Service animals are always welcome within reason – we’d hate to disappoint you and turn away your service brontosaurus due to lack of available space.

3- Where is the concert, and when does it start?

The 2018 CREW Concert & Silent Eco-Auction will be held at Riverside Park, located at 10451 Old 41 Road in Bonita Springs.


5 p.m. Gates Open

5:30 p.m. Silent Auction Opens

5:30 p.m. Welcome

5:40 p.m. High Voltage Band performs

8:15 p.m. Silent Auction Closes

8:30-9:15 p.m. Pick-up and Pay for Silent Auction Items

9:00 p.m. Concert Ends

4 – Food and Beverages

The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs returns this year and will serve wine and craft beer from Momentum Brewhouse. Our food vendors include Red Roc Cravings, Radical Rations and Cherie’s Sweet Treats. Please bring cash for all food and drink, as we are unsure which vendors will accept credit cards.

5 – CREW Gear Sales

Our 2018 CREW Concert Commemorative T-Shirts will be available for sale as soon as the gates open at 5 p.m. There are a very limited amount of shirts available, and once they’re gone, they’re gone! Shirts are $20.

We’ll also have CREW Trust water bottles, pins, hiking sticks, field guides and medallions for sale at our CREW Gear Sales table. All purchases can be paid for with cash or credit card.

6- Silent Eco-Auction

To preview all 36 items, click here.

How does the silent auction work? Walk through and check out the items and experiences offered. Write your name, phone number and amount you are bidding on the bid sheet. Check back often to see if you have been outbid, and bid as often as you would like! If you want to make sure you get an item, you can purchase it for the Buy It Now price. The auction closes promptly at 8: 15 p.m. Winners will be listed on the large sign near the entrance to the Silent Auction, and items won can be paid for and picked up from 8:30-9:15 p.m.

7- Parking

Volunteers will be directing guests to available parking spaces. A limited amount of handicap parking spaces will be available. Please watch for parking volunteers wearing bright green shirts. Parking for this event is free.

8- 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.

9- Proceeds

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.

2018 CREW Concert Countdown: Sponsor Spotlight

We’re counting down to our biggest night of the year – the 2018 CREW Concert & Silent Eco-Auction on Saturday, Feb. 24 from 5-9 p.m. at Riverside Park in Bonita Springs.

A large part of what makes our biggest fundraiser of the year so successful is our sponsors. Many of them sponsor the concert each year and we can’t thank them enough.

The presenting sponsor for the 2018 CREW Concert & Silent Eco- Auction is Kim Ruiz, owner of EcoPlanz, Inc.

This is the fifth year Kim has supported the CREW Trust through a concert sponsorship and becoming a major sponsor has always been her goal. “I started out in 2013 with a small donation,” Kim explained. “Now EcoPlanz is established well-enough for me to increase my sponsorship this year.”

Kim recently joined the CREW Trust Board of Trustees, extending her connection to the CREW Trust. “From the time I learned about the CREW Trust, I knew I wanted to support the efforts to educate people and encourage people to enjoy the splendors of the trail systems,” she said. “I spend time on the CREW Trails to rejuvenate my spirit. Since this area gives me so much joy, I like to give back and spread the word to ‘Connect with CREW.'”

The 2018 CREW Concert & Silent Eco-Auction is Saturday, Feb. 24, 5-9 p.m. at Riverside Park in Bonita Springs. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the gate; children 12 and under are free. To purchase tickets in advance, visit eventbrite.com.



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2018 CREW Trust Concert Countdown: Meet the Band!

We’re counting down to our biggest night of the year – the 2018 CREW Concert & Silent Eco-Auction on Saturday, Feb. 24 from 5-9 p.m. at Riverside Park in Bonita Springs.


The High Voltage Band is the featured performer at this year’s concert


Are you ready to move and grove with CREW?

We are so excited for this year’s featured performers, High Voltage Band. They’ve played for a wide range of audiences, including the  NFL Players Association, Panasonic, the Boston Red Sox, the D’Brickashaw Ferguson Foundation and Hope for Haiti. They promise to “Electrify” our event!

Planning an event like this takes a lot of time for our staff and volunteers, and many a dance break has been taken over the last few months while playing High Voltage Band’s youtube channel.

2018 CREW Concert & Silent Eco-Auction

Saturday, February 24, 2018

5-9 p.m.

Riverside Park, 10451 Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs

Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 at the gate; children 12 and under free.

Purchase tickets at eventbrite.com.

Read more about the concert here or preview our silent eco-auction!


2018 CREW Concert: Commemorative T-Shirts on sale NOW

Update: Miss the pre-sale? You can still submit an order and pay for your shirt! We will reserve your shirt in your requested size and you can pick it up at the concert. Available while supplies last.

This year will be the first year for CREW Concert T-shirts!

We noticed last year that there was a demand for our leftover concert volunteer shirts – thank you to everyone who eagerly purchased them!

And while we do appreciate that extra support, we felt a little bit sad that we didn’t have a fun concert shirt in a non-safety-color availalbe for our concert-goers to purchase.

We’re kicking off a series of commemorative concert t-shirts, and for 2018, our t-shirt mascot is a rockin’ bear!

T-shirts are available in unisex size small, medium, large, XL and 2XL. They will be for sale at the concert for $20 in very limited quantities.

Due to the likelihood that the shirts will sell out, we are offering a pre-sale opportunity through February 2, 2018. Please use one of the forms below and email your order to Anne (anne@crewtrus.mystagingwebsite.com). Pre-ordered shirts will be picked up at the concert or you can email Anne to make other arrangements.

CREW Concert 2018 T-shirt pre-order form

CREW Concert 2018 T-shirt pre-order form fillable pdf

Save the Date! 2018 CREW Concert & Silent Eco-Auction is February 24th


This coming February, the CREW Trust is hosting their 11th annual Concert & Silent Eco-Auction! Join us on Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 5-9 p.m. at Riverside Park, located at 10451 Old 41 Road in Bonita Springs.

Don’t miss out on a chance to have a great time while making a difference in our community!

Tickets are $15 in advance, and $20 at the gate. Guests should bring lawn chairs and blankets to relax and enjoy the concert; dogs and outside food and drink will not be permitted.

This year’s performance will be provided by The High Voltage Band. They will be playing a mix of Motown music and today’s hit songs.

The High Voltage Band has performed for The NFL Players Association, Panasonic, the Boston Red Sox, Toyota, Allstate, and many others!

Last year’s annual concert and auction raised over $30,000. This went to numerous amounts of environmental education programs including field trips for thirds graders, classes for FGCU students and the Nature’s Peace programs, among many others.

The Silent Eco-Auction items this year will include a swamp hike, swamp buggy tour, selection of gourmet cheeses and fine wines from Rosy Tomorrows Heritage Farm in North Fort Myers, private birthday party hike with gourmet cupcakes at the CREW Marsh Trails, artwork from local artists and antique botany books.

We hope you’ll join us and CONNECT with CREW! See you there!

To purchase tickets, click HERE.

Guest post by Ava Van Buskirk, CREW Trust volunteer intern

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