The 5th Avenue South Business Improvement District (BID) will host a Ben Allen Band concert in Sugden Plaza on October 11th from 6:30-9:30pm.

The Ben Allen Band is a widely known country band in south Florida. Their group consists of lead vocals, backing vocals, acoustic guitar, two electric guitar players, bass and drums. The band stays busy averaging 135 shows per year playing mainly in Collier and Lee county, though they have played shows in Tampa and Orlando and are beginning to perform at corporate events in across the country.

“We mostly perform covers of classic and top selling country songs that are upbeat and entertaining. Crowds love to sing the words to songs they know and songs that make them happy,” says Ben Allen. Allen says the band doesn’t follow a set list, but rather they play to the mood of the crowd, and they’re excited to play on 5th Avenue South for the first time.

Bruce Barone Jr. contracted the Ben Allen Band to play in Sugden Plaza for the October 11th Evening on 5th because “they have such a large following in southwest Florida and they are the perfect act to bring all ages down to 5th   Avenue to enjoy the show. Even though the concert is a few months out, we have managed to garner a ton of interest in this event and we can’t wait to see the turnout,” says Executive Director of the BID.

The Ben Allen Band has even had the experience to play alongside artists from national acts like Lady Antebellum, Zac Brown, and Dierks Bentley. “We were humbled to play with professional country artists from Nashville including Charles Kelly, 8 time Grammy winner with Lady Antebellum and Wyatt Durrette, who has written nearly 15 number one songs for Zac Brown. It was an experience we’ll never forget,” Allen adds.

The Ben Allen band played their first show together on the 4th of July in 2014. Since their first performance, they have grown to become one of the largest and best-known bands in the area with a very large following. Ben Allen is originally from outside of Nashville and moved to southwest Florida in 2009 having never played the guitar. He got started at an open mic night and fell in love with the thrill of performing. He met the other members of the band through the local music scene, and now the five-member band performs almost every Friday and Saturday year-round in southwest Florida.

About 5th Avenue South Business Improvement District

The 5th Avenue South Business Improvement District (BID) was established in 2010 to promote 5th Avenue South through avenue enhancement, marketing, events and business and property services. Its mission is to brand, promote and create awareness of the 5th Avenue South Business Improvement District to residents and visitors as the destination of choice to live, work, shop, dine and play. Managed by a board of directors representative of district boundaries, the BID represents the interests of both property owners and businesses in growing and sustaining a healthy, vibrant 5th Avenue South district. The BID is located at 649 5th Avenue S and can be reached at (239) 692-8436.

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About Ben Allen Band

The biggest and best known country act in southern Florida, Ben Allen Band will keep the party going with energetic country dance songs while mixing in just the right amount of heart felt country truth. Knowing how to play the right song for the right crowd at any given point of the event means Ben Allen and the boys will be the highlight of any wedding, clubhouse event or party in America!


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