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Acoustics are horrendous!

I discovered this place when I saw a cool band (Atlanta Rhythm Section) coming to town on... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Loopy96
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Fort Myers, Florida
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Disappointed! Performance is SECOND to selling food & drinks! Decide if they are a restaurant/bar or performance center

Too many distractions by the servers constantly serving food interfering with performance... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Stay220120
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A WORLD-CLASS LIVE PERFORMANCE VENUE Located in beautiful Bonita Springs, Florida, the SWFL Event Center is a state-of-the art, world-class event facility serving Lee, Collier, and the surrounding counties. This facility offers many unique...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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11515 Bonita Beach Rd SE, Suite 101, Bonita Springs, FL 34135-6223
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I discovered this place when I saw a cool band (Atlanta Rhythm Section) coming to town on ticketmaster. Overall I enjoyed the show but the acoustics in this place are shockingly sub par for a so called “world class” venue. I would not suggest going...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just saw the Atlantic Rhythm Section. The volume was so loud you could not hear the music or vocals. The venue was not built for a band more for a kids play. Seating is flat, acoustics are like being in a drum. Very disappointed for...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Too many distractions by the servers constantly serving food interfering with performance. Expensive food-$3 water! $15 minimum food purchase on top of ticket cost! There is never a time when you can relax and enjoy the performers. Constantly trying to focus on what I came...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 30, 2018 via mobile

We attended the Robert Cray concert. We arrived at 6:30 and were told a server would be by shortly. 30 minutes later a server arrived for a drink and food order. One cocktail arrived in 20 minutes. It took 45 minutes for a bottle of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 11, 2018

We waited for our food for over an hour and when we asked to speak to the manager she came by and asked what our problem was. We stated how long we had been waiting while those who came in later than us had received...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

Arrived at 6PM for a show slated to start at 7:30. We had a table sit down #91 to the left of the stage. Trent was our waiter, he was attentive and brought our orders way before everyone else was even seated. We had coconut...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Bob S
Reviewed May 19, 2018

Great venue for concerts. Not a bad seat in the house. The menu is limited so if you are picky, eat before you come. We both had excellant meals. Our server was in the weeds most of the night, but I think he was new....More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank FMBGal
Reviewed May 7, 2018

My dad & I went to the SWFL Event Center to see George Clinton. I am in a wheelchair so I called to get my tickets. I spoke with Kim & she was so kind and helpful accommodating my special needs. The band was running...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank dmwaters3
Reviewed April 22, 2018

We have gone several times to see tribute bands or celebrities for dinner and entertainment. The prices are very reasonable, especially if you sign up for e-mail special offers. The food is buffet style and surprisingly good and plentiful for the price!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank JMfromIndianLand
Reviewed April 1, 2018

A friend and I saw Gino Vannelli here on 2/22/18. I had never heard of this place before but found it to be a great place for a show. It is very plain on the outside but a great venue on the inside. All the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Kathie S
February 14, 2018|
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Response from KrissyAnnie | Reviewed this property |
Yes but don’t shine your “flashlight” up in the air like a lighter!
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VWC18
October 9, 2017|
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Response from KrissyAnnie | Reviewed this property |
If you can’t view the seating layout online call the office. Kim is super nice and helpful. P1 is closest to the stage P5 the farthest away and is not all wheelchair accessible.
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VWC18
October 9, 2017|
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Response from KrissyAnnie | Reviewed this property |
The menu has changed and all food is ordered at the table unless you are seated in an area that does not have wait staff. I would ask when being seated about service at your table. Even though they should tell you.
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