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The Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association 28th Annual Key West Songwriters Festival

by Soraya Alcalá
The Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association 28th Annual Key West Songwriters Festival Presented By Bmi Announces Ticketed Shows For May 1-5


The Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association Key West Songwriters Festival presented by BMI announced details behind 16 ticketed shows during the five-day event, set to take place on May 1st through May 5th. In its 28th year, the festival will host performers such as Cole Swindell, Robert Earl Keen, Jeffrey Steele, Lori McKenna, Thompson Square, Robert Randolph, Fancy Hagood, Ryan Hurd, Tommy Sims, Chase Matthew, Kameron Marlowe, Rebecca Lynn Howard, Bridgette Tatum, and more.

Tickets on sale Friday, March 29th at 12 pm via keywestsongwritersfestival.com.

Wednesday, May 1

Key West Theater, 8 PM
Bridgette Tatum, Bobby Pinson, Chuck Cannon, Tommy Sims, Jeffrey Steele

Thursday, May 2

Key West Theater, 4 PM
Taylor Phillips, Chase Matthew, Thomas Edwards, Kree Harrison, Rebecca Lynn Howard, Elisha Hoffman, Lori McKenna, Luke Laird

Fury Sunset Sail, 6 PM
Thompson Square

Key West Amphitheater, 7 PM
Cole Swindell, Restless Road, Mackenzie Carpenter

Key West Theater, 8 PM
Chuck Cannon, Dylan Altman with Guthrie Trapp, Robert Randolph Band

Friday, May 3

Back Stage Listening Room at Key West Theater, 3 PM
Coffee, Concert, & Conversation with Jeffrey Steele

Key West Theater, 4 PM
Ryan Hurd, Alana Springsteen, Kameron Marlowe, Marti Fredericksen, David Ray Stevens, Liz Rose, Cassidy Daniels

Friday, May 3

San Carlos Institute, 8 PM
Lee Thomas Miller, Wendell Mobley, Robert Earl Keen

Key West Theater, 8 PM
James Slater, Danny Myrick, Paul Jenkins, Clint Daniels, Ronnie Bowman, Trent Tomlinson

La Te Da, 8 PM
Jessica Wachs, Harper Grace, Sonia Leigh, Sheena Brook, Fancy Hagood, Kree Harrison

Saturday, May 4

Key West Theater, 10 AM
Bloody Mary Bash featuring Robert Earl Keen & Friends

Fury Sunset Sail, 6 PM
Barrett Barber, Carlyle Griffin

Key West Theater, 8 PM
Fancy Hagood, Patrick Murphy, Renee Blair, David Fanning, Rob Ragosta, Laci Kay Booth, Doug Johnson, Tim Nichols, Jackson Nance, Dax

San Carlos Institute, 7 PM
Garrett Bradford, Scott Sean White, Morgan Lee Powers, Russell Sutton, Paul Jenkins, Jack Ingram, Liz Rose, Aaron Barker

Sunday, May 5

Williams Hall, 12:30 PM
Rebecca Lynn Howard, Elisha Hoffman, Tommy Sims

Key West Theater, 8:00 PM
All Star Encore featuring Earl Bud Lee, Taylor Phillips, Alana Springsteen, Danny Myrick, and more to be announced

The Key West Songwriters Festival is an internationally recognized festival and the largest of its kind. Bringing together industry veterans and newcomers alike, the event gives festival goers insight into the stories and inspiration behind the music industry’s biggest hits.

La Te Da and Williams Hall join the festival as new venues for this year’s ticketed shows.


“The historic La Te Da Hotel, once the home and factory of a local cigar manufacturer, is now an all-in-one entertainment complex. Between its accommodations, restaurant, multiple bars, and colorful outside patio, the venue is practically a magnet for late-night revelers” (Conde Nast Traveler).

Williams Hall reopened in 2020 after a three-year restoration and modernization. For more than 100 years, the iconic church has been an important part of the spiritual and architectural landscape of Key West. Through a variety of services, classes, lectures and meetings, Williams Hall provides learning opportunities for young teens, social activities for the 50+ community, and cultural programs for all ages.     

In addition to ticketed events, attendees can enjoy over 50 free shows throughout the island in bars, restaurants, resort beaches, and Rams Head Southernmost, the official festival headquarters.


“We’re excited to offer different experiences, from small intimate performances in an old church to a high energy concert at a picturesque island amphitheater, all aimed at creating unforgettable moments for festival goers”, said Kyle Muehlhauser, co-owner of the Key West Songwriters Festival and Rams Head Presents. 


Landmark free events at the festival include the kickoff party featuring Dylan Marlowe, Heartwreckers, and Kristen McNamara at Sunset Pier on Wednesday, May 1st and the Duval Street show featuring Dallas Davidson and special guests on Saturday, May 4th. Additional free events and full festival schedule to be announced in the coming weeks along with the release of the official mobile app available for both Android and iOS users.

For up to date festival information visit keywestsongwritersfestival.com

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