‘American Idol’ Taylor Hicks headlines SWFL concert

Photo: Nancy Nutile-McMenemy

Photo: Nancy Nutile-McMenemy

American Idol” winner Taylor Hicks will play a poolside concert next month for a Southwest Florida fundraiser.

Hicks, who won season 5 of the TV competition, performs May 5 at Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort in Lee County as part of a weekend’s worth of activities for the fundraising event Champions 4 Children SWFL.

Tickets for the concert are $35 ($100 for VIP) and available now.

The weekend’s activities will also feature scenic day cruises, a Texas hold ‘em poker tournament, and a Kentucky Derby party and live auction.

The charity weekend benefits Blessings in a Backpack of Lee County, which feeds more than 3,200 children at schools and programs across Lee and Collier counties.