Music is everywhere in Key West—it lingers through the air of a local dive-bar, it croons from the soul of a songwriter performing in Mallory Square. Music is woven into the essence of Key West, adding to its rich background of arts and culture. One of our favorite annual events is the Key West Songwriter Festival, bringing tourists and locals together to celebrate the iconic sounds of the southernmost city. This year marks the 21st year of the festival, running from May 4th-May 8th, 2016. Since the festival’s beginning, BMI has helped sponsor to fruition and is now an annual tourist attraction. The five-day event also has many local businesses sponsors including us, The Marker Resort, and our sister property, the Southernmost Beach Resort!
Many of the performances are free to the public, while some do require tickets. Below we have outlined the events at The Marker & Southernmost Beach Resort!
Thursday May 5th 5:30PM
5:30PM Dean Alexander
6:30PM Bob DiPiero
Saturday May 7th at Noon
Marker Resort Pool Party
12:00PM Ashley Gearing, Kalie Shorr and Mikey Reaves
1:00PM Lexi Tucker, Michael Hardy, and Karleen Watt
2:00PM Schmarx & Savvy
Southernmost Beach Resort—Pineapple Pool hosted by DJ Hish
12:00PM Jason Michael Carroll & Arlis Albritton
1:00PM Erica Sunshine Lee, Jared Mullins, Tommy Cecil, Jody Stevens
2:00PM Ross Lipsey, Brinley Addington, Nicholas Wayne
3:00PM Walker McGuire
Friday May 6, 12PM
Southernmost Beach Resort Beach Bash
12:00PM Hale White, Karen Waldrup & Quinn Loggins
1:00PM Stevie Woodward, Brett Boyett & Cameran Nelson
2:00PM Megan Linville, Dave Fenley & Brain Sutherland
3:00PM Lo Miller, Dave Pittenger & Susan Ruth
Saturday May 7, 4PM
Southernmost Beach Resort Sand Bar Ocean Pavilion
4:00PM Love & Theft
Cost: Tickets, $25, General Admission with Meet & Greet, $50.
Proceeds from the tickets go to the BMI Foundation.
Sunday May 8, 12PM
Southernmost Beach Cafe Mother’s Day Brunch
12:00PM Opal Justice, Jeff Harris & Erica Sunshine Lee
1:00PM Matt Warren, Mike Walker & Lena Stone
2:00PM Justin Ebach, Brian White, Susan Ruth
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