Key West Songwriter’s Festival

Why the Key West Songwriter’s Festival should be back on your travel bucket list

Start spreading the news! More than 200 artists head to Key West in May for the 22nd Annual Key West Songwriters Festival.  It’s one festival you’ll want to add to your travel bucket list and here’s why:

The Festival

Now entering its 22nd year, the Key West Songwriters Festival is the largest festival of its kind in the world. More than 200 Singer Songwriters will perform more than 50 shows over five days and nights in paradise.  The majority of the shows are free and there are some ticketed events held at indoor and outdoor venues across the island.  It’s the chance for crowds to meet the faces, voices and stories behind the songs.

The Songwriters

Photo Credit: Key West Songwriters Festival

Cam, Michael Ray, William Michael Morgan, Shawn Camp, Jeffrey Steele and Liz Rose are just a few artists performing at the festival. Stay up-to-date and find out who is performing where and when by visiting Key West Songwriters Event Schedule online.

Dates to Remember: On April 10th the Main Stage Lineup will be announced so stay tuned for updates and announcements online at Key West Songwriters Festival website.

The Key West Songwriters Festival is your chance to get up close and personal with the artists. This is storytelling at it’s best.

The Venues

Beaches, Bars, Pools, Historic Theaters and Boats and the FREE concert Saturday, hosted by Storme Warren, at the 200 block of Duval Street! Each of the venues chosen brings something unique and special to the festival so explore paradise and enjoy the scene while getting inspired by the songwriters and their lyrics.  Southernmost Beach Resort and Southernmost Beach Cafe are thrilled to be part of Songwriters!

Free Concerts

The majority of the concerts are free but heads up, you definitely want to get there early to get a good seat. Even the pool can be a bit crowded so head to your location early.

Five days, 200 Singer Songwriters performing 50+ shows in paradise – that says it all.

#SOMOLIFE Songwriters Events: Beach, Pool and Pavilion Photo credit: Nick Doll Photography


SOUTHERNMOST BEACH RESORT BEACH BASH – (508 South Street) Thursday, May 11th (Free Show, No Ticket Required)

12:00pm – Mitch Rossell, Leslie Powell, Jimmy Stanley, Emily Shackelton 1:00pm – Krista Angelucci, Karleen Watt, Ray Fulcher, Andy Velo 2:00pm – Matt Chase, Colby Dee, Jay Knowles, Rob WIlliford 3:00pm – Benjy Davis, Rob Snyder, Tiffany Goss, Ashley Martin



12:00pm – Hailey Steele, Ben Wells, Ryan Beaver, Maddie Larkin 1:00pm – Nick Norman, Joal Rush, Nick Donley, Emily Landis 2:00pm – Mikey Reaves, Adam James, Nick Wayne, Jordan Minton 3:00pm – Phil Barton, Kim Paige, Bruce Wallace

Photo Credit:

Michael Ray with Special Guests benefiting BMI Foundation

Saturday, May 13th, 4pm – 6pm (Ticketed Event $$)

Southernmost Beach Resort – Sand Bar Ocean Pavilion

General Admission $25

Meet & Greet $50 – includes show admission plus Meet and Greet following the show. Doors open 3pm To purchase tickets, click here


SOUTHERNMOST BEACH CAFE Sunday, May 14th Songwriters & Mother’s Day Brunch

Mother’s Day Brunch 10am – 2pm

View the Mother’s Day Brunch Menu

Songwriters at Southernmost Beach Cafe (Free Show, No Ticket Required) 12:00pm – Eric Dodd, Filmore, Nick Donley 1:00pm – Mignon Grabois, Emily Landis, Kristen Kelly, Simon Gugala 2:00pm – Brian White, Arlis Albritton


Key West Songwriters Festival May 10 – 14, 2017

Enjoy the artists, performers and the setting as the 2017 Key West Songwriters take the stage in paradise! Share your festival photos with us and remember to use the hashtag #somolife.





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