June 06, 2017

Everyone invited to enjoy weekly music nights at Babcock Ranch

By: Vicki Parsons - IT

Submitted by Caffrey & Associates 3:52 a.m. ET June 3, 2017

band shell and performers square

Babcock Ranch is inviting everyone to twice a week free live music performances at the band shell at Founder’s Square.(Photo: Picasa)

BABCOCK RANCH — Babcock Ranch, the solar powered town being built by Kitson & Partners in Charlotte County off State Road 31, north of the Lee County Civic Center, is inviting the public to enjoy twice a week free live music performances at the band shell at Founder’s Square, the 13-acre lakefront green in the heart of the new town’s downtown district. Tuesday Night Live every Tuesday from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. and the Saturday Concert Series every Saturday from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. offers a mix of performers and musical styles.

In addition to the band shell, Founder’s Square features a boardwalk on the banks of Lake Babcock, a children’s splash pad, picnic tables, and shady areas for relaxing. Menu and beverage specials will be available at the lakefront Table & Tap restaurant located on the western edge of Founder’s Square. With its indoor and outdoor dining, beer garden, relaxed outdoor conversation areas set around fire pits, a selection of craft beers, a farm to table menu by Chef David Rashty, and friendly service, Table & Tap has quickly become a preferred destination since opening at the end of February. A towering 80-year old oak tree transplanted from the Babcock property provides a backdrop for the restaurant’s beer garden.

Tuesday, June 6, soloist Harry Havery will enliven the evening at Founder’s Square with acoustic renditions of classic hits, rock, and country selections. On Saturday, June 10, the Kindred Spirit duo will present a collection of blue grass and Americana favorites. On Tuesday, June 13 and Saturday, June 17, the Cody Daniels duo will play multi-genre sets featuring tunes from the 1960s to present.

Soloist Steve Farst will showcase his extensive repertoire of multi-genre selections on Tuesday, June 20. The Mystic River Band ,with their unique brand of Texas red dirt country, will take the stage at the Founder’s Square band shell on Saturday, June 24 and Cody Daniels will round out June’s performance schedule on Tuesday, June 27.

Tuesday Night Live and Saturday Concert Series visitors are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs or blankets. Visit for performance updates.

Kitson & Partners also invites visitors to experience Babcock Ranch’s extensive network of hiking trails and numerous lakes. The new town has been designed to provide an immediate connection to nature on a day to day basis.

As visitors turn east off S.R. 31 and approach the Babcock’s signature entry bridge, they are treated to views of a waterscape and the Lake House recreation center. Once across the bridge, the connection continues as visitors make their way down a winding, tree-lined streetscape leading to the downtown district.

The first several miles of what will ultimately be a 50-mile network of nature trails have been completed and are open to all who enjoy an invigorating hiking experience. Hiking gear is available at Curry Creek Outfitters in Woodlea Hall on the western edge of Founder’s Square. Curry Creek Outfitters also provides fishing equipment and kayak, paddle board, and bike sales and rentals.

Woodlea Hall also hosts the Discovery Center, the focal point for obtaining information about all aspects of Babcock Ranch, including how the new town came into being, Kitson & Partners’ commitment to preserving and maintaining the environment, how advanced technologies such as solar power, a full gigabyte of fiber-optic connectivity, autonomous vehicles, and tele-medicine have been incorporated in the community, and Babcock’s diverse residential product offering.

New model home residences by Homes by Town, Stock Development, and Florida Lifestyle Homes are open in Babcock’s Lake Timber neighborhood. Two models by Fox Premier Builders will open later this month.

Babcock’s residential product choices include twin villas by Lennar Corp. base priced at $180,000; single-family homes by Lennar base priced at $220,000; single-family residences by Homes by Towne and Fox Premier Builders base priced in the $300s; single-family homes by Stock Development base priced in the low-$400s; and single-family residences by Florida Lifestyle and Castle Harbour Homes base priced in the $500s. All base pricing includes the home site.

The town’s Craftsman, Farmhouse, Coastal Gulf Vernacular, Spanish, and Colonial/West Indies architectural styles are derived from the styles found in pre-World War II neighborhoods in Fort Myers, Naples, and throughout Southwest Florida. The homes and their front porches are positioned close to the street to encourage the social interaction and personal connections that are part of life at Babcock.

The Discovery Center, the Table & Tap Restaurant, and Curry Creek Outfitters are open seven days a week. To learn more about the solar powered town, visit To learn more about the events, visit