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First Annual Mini Music Fest In Key West

by Soraya Alcalá
The Mini Music Fest promises an eclectic lineup of live music performances, featuring more than a dozen Nashville acts along with some local favorites.

Key West, FL

 Brightwild and Rams Head Presents have partnered to present a new Mini Music Fest in Key West, set to take place July 24-27, 2024. This unique festival aims to enhance and expand the annual Lobster Mini Season weekend into an unforgettable four-day celebration of music, local cuisine, and appreciation for the rich fishing and wildlife heritage of Key West.

Robert Spottswood Jr., a key founder of the event, emphasized the festival’s mission: “This year, we aim to transform Florida’s Mini Lobster Season into a weekend-long celebration that showcases the immense value of our environment and, specifically, our lobster resources. We have planned an exciting itinerary filled with amazing music, food, and the camaraderie of like-minded individuals. This event is not just about the catch and the party; but also about fostering a network of advocates committed to sustainable practices and conservation efforts that benefit both our environment and local economy.”

The Mini Music Fest promises an eclectic lineup of live music performances, featuring more than a dozen Nashville acts along with some local favorites. Attendees can look forward to four days and nights of songwriter rounds taking place around Key West, culminating in a headliner festival act at the legendary Key West Theater to close out the week. Venues include Tavern N Town restaurant, Beachside Resort and Residences, Brightwild Adventures Sandbar Excursion, Brightwild HQ Offices, KAMP: The Penthouse on Duval, Rams Head Southernmost Restaurant, and the Key West Theater.

“We are thrilled to partner with Brightwild on this new concept that we hope to grow each year, and to kick off our inaugural Mini Music Fest with an outstanding line-up of artists, including our headliners, Key West Songwriters Festival alums Jerrod Niemann and Abby Anderson, and Wyatt Durrette, famous for penning Zac Brown Band hit songs “Chicken Fried” and “Toes” said Kyle Muehlhauser, Rams Head Presents owner.

In addition to the vibrant musical acts, the festival will showcase the best of Key West’s culinary scene. Local restaurants and food vendors will offer an enticing selection of fresh seafood, traditional dishes, and refreshing drinks, creating a true taste of Key West for festival-goers.

Mini Music Fest tickets are now on sale. For those who desire the full, unedited Mini Music Fest experience, an All Access Pass selection grants entry to all festival events, including exclusive VIP events and performances. Some events are free and open to the public, and individual tickets are available for a special performance at the Key West Theater on Saturday, July 27th at 8:00PM starring headliner Abby Anderson with other Nashville hit songwriters.

Tickets and information are available at minimusicfestkeywest.com. Updates available on social media, including Instagram: @MiniMusicFestKW.


Country music hitmaker Jerrod Niemann is set to appear as a headline performer at the inaugural Mini Music Fest in Key West, which is occurring in concert with the annual Lobster Mini Season in late July. (Contributed photo) 

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