A pair of FGCU students are trying to change the vision of nightlife in Southwest Florida.
FineLine Promotions was started in 2016 by FGCU seniors Kyle Blank and Adam O’Toole, started with the goal of adding to the events and nightlife options for students.
“When I first came to FGCU there was only one true college night for the students, we wanted to offer something new and different,” Blank said.
The duo is currently promoting a show including rapper Yung Joc to be hosted on Dec. 9 at Rhythm House. Part of the reasoning, they said, was to ensure that graduating seniors had a celebration to end their semester, particularly after the uncertainty surrounding the end of the term with Hurricane Irma back in September.
“We wanted to make sure the seniors went out with a bang,” Blank said.
The company the pair created has put on other shows in the past, including a recent one by Afroman, but say they want this one to be their biggest show yet. But more than shows, FineLine has also used their events for good: last year they ran canned food drives through their events which gave 600 pounds of food to the FGCU Food Pantry, a food pantry designed to help students dealing with food insecurity.
But above all, its about brining a taste of larger city life to Fort Myers and to FGCU.
“Coming from a Miami mindset, Fort Myers was lacking events for the college student population and that is where we stepped in to create something appealing and exciting for everyone,” O’Toole said.
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