Key West Songwriters Festival

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Country and Region United StatesFlorida
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Key West, Florida, USA
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Festival Description

The Better Angels Key West Songwriters Festival will make paradise even sweeter during the event’s annual installment in its island namesake. Each year the festival benefits a worthy charity by drawing attendees to enjoy more than 100 top-tier songwriters performing most-loved hits. Anchor-sponsor BMI will continue its widespread support of the fest, leading Key West’s annual transformation into a music mecca. The days between will showcase songwriters on Beaches, Boats and in many of Key West’s famous venues including the festival favorite Theatre Shows.

Festival Dates May 1 - 5, 2013
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Performers 2013:
  • Jeffrey Steele, Robert Earl Keen, Gary Clark Jr., Steve Cropper, The World Famous Headliners, Paul Overstreet, Liz Rose, Bob DiPiero, Bobby Pinson, Lori McKenna, Al Anderson, Keith Stegall, Stephony Smith, Even Stevens, Shawn Camp, Thompson Square, Pat McLaughlin, Doug Johnson, Chuck Cannon, James Slater, Joey + Rory, Steve Bogard, Dylan Altman, Tommy Lee James, Dean Alexander, Kelly Archer, Bri Bagwell, Phil Barton, Blue Mother Tupelo, Bush Hawg, Thomas Cain, Gary Chapman, Jace Everett, David Fanning, Gimm+Icky, Rob Hatch, Sara Haze, Rebecca Lynn Howard, Paul Jenkins, Colin Lake, Toby Lightman, Danny Myrick, Native Run, The Pernikoff Brothers, Suzi Ragsdale, Kylie Sackley, Emily Shackleton, The Shuggah Pies, The Sovinesteins, Tate Stevens, Guthrie Trapp, Bruce Wallace, Billy Yates, Shane Stevens, Joanna Smith, Hillary Lindsey, Morgan Evans, Misty Loggins, Michael Rhodes, Gary Hannan, Jon McElroy, Devious Angels, Lindsay Ell, Bryson Jennings, Anthony Smith, Blake Chaffin, Chad Warrix, Bridgette Tatum, Maggie Chapman, Adam Craig, Marshall Altman, Brinn Black, Ryan Beaver, Brent Burns, Little Feather, Clare Dunn, Jeff Harris, Matthew McGinn, Greg Morrow, Chris Rehm, John Frinzi, Coley McCabe, Shannon Labrie, John Wiggins, Kingston, Arlis Albritton, Shane Hines, Sammy Arriaga, Ryan Hurd, Jalan Crossland, Rusty Lemmon, Brian Davis, Rachel Loy, Megan Linville, Kimberly June, Phoenix Mendoza, Blackjack Billy, Sydney Hutchko, John & Jacob, Phillip Coleman, Nik & Sam, Brian White, Melissa Fuller, Stevie Walker, Dillon Dixon, George Johnson, Matt Hoggatt, Erik Dylan, Emily Hearn, Claire Wyndham, Aaron Eshuis, Summerlin Road, Cary Barlowe, Drew Baldridge, Sherrie Austin, Django Walker, Reed Alleman, Chris Yarber, Mallorie Haley, Jesse Rice, Kolby Gray, Elisha Hoffman, Jon Roniger, Alex Masters, Cliff Cody, Phillip Lammonds, Jesse Lee, Marc Scibilia, Jake Mitchell, Will Rambeaux, Victoria Banks, Marjory Lee, Brandon Ray, Jon Stone, Joey Hyde, Tyler Reeve, Tommy Cecil, Thom Shepherd, The Redwine Effect, Sarah Darling, Liz Moriondo, Carolina Story, Ann Marie, Lance Miller, Caitlyn Smith, Granville Automatic, Hailey Steele, Elise Davis, Taylor Watson, Colby Dee, Kat Higgins, Jaren Boyer


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  • Key West Songwriters Festival Brought Music and More, by Brian Tipton (CMT, May 8, 2008)
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  • In order of appearance
    • Jamey Johnson, San Carlos
    • Paul OverStreet
    • Raul Malo
    • Robert Earl Keen
    • Scotty Emerick and Paul Overstreet
    • Southernmost Pool Party
  • Available online at Keys Tix


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