Concerts

Tue Dec 13, 7PM

Amanda Palmer, Jason Webley & Jherek Bischoff at The Studios

Provocative, irreverent, controversial and wildly creative, Amanda Palmer is a fearless singer, songwriter, playwright, blogger and an audaciously expressive pianist who simultaneously embraces – and explodes – traditional frameworks of music, theater and art.

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Wed - Sun, May 10-14

Key West Songwriters Festival

Celebrating its 21st year, the Songwriters Festival is no longer a secret. The largest event of its kind in the world, it’s both a tourist attraction and favorite of island locals, with five days and nights of big stars in intimate settings, introducing audiences to the faces, voices and stories behind the songs.

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Wed Apr 5, 7PM

Catie Curtis in Concert

With 14 albums under her belt and over 20 years as a perennially popular headliner Catie Curtis has performed everywhere from Carnegie Hall to the White House. Her friend Mary Chapin Carpenter writes: “Have you ever been to a show where you feel an invisible wall between you and the performer? Catie Curtis pulls the walls down.”

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Fri Mar 31, 8PM

Antilles Music Ensemble

Seven or eight musicians strong, the Antilles Music Ensemble charts a course through early 20th century Caribbean dance music, with an eye toward the islands, an ear for French Creole rhythms and a scholar’s appreciation for the earliest forms of Jazz. We challenge you to stay in your seats for this one!

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Sat Mar 18, 8PM

Karla Bonoff in Concert

A staple of the 60s and 70s folk circuit, Karla Bonoff has had lyrics have picked up by Bonnie Raitt and Linda Ronstadt, recorded with Peter Frampton and Don Henley and toured with James Taylor, John Prine and Jackson Browne. The music she and others from the Troubadour scene made has left a permanent imprint.

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Fri Mar 10, 8PM

Ben Pegg and Kyla Piscopink

Local talents Kyla Piscopink and Ben Pegg join forces for a night of original music and choreography. The innovative founder of Dance Key West, Kyla tells stories through a combination of structured movement and improvisation. Ben Pegg’s smooth vocals recall the late Jeff Buckley and his virtuosic guitar playing is rightly compared to Michael Hedges and Stanley Jordan.

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Sat Feb 25, 8PM

Larry Smith: The Woodstock Sessions

Larry Smith releases two new albums with one great concert. The instrumental originals on The Woodstock Sessions were recorded in upstate NY this past summer. Dreamsmith is a collection of original songs examining life in today’s America, co-composed with Adrienne Zolondick, and featuring Geoffrey Lowe and Skipper Kripitz.

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Sat Feb 18, 8PM

Susan Werner in Concert

A giant on the singer-songwriter scene, Werner is wry and passionate in her famous live shows. This season, she returns with a new album and a Broadway-bound musical under her belt. A ‘jill’ of all trades, Werner explores classic Cuban music for a special Key West show, alongside old favorites and plenty of surprises.

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Tue Feb 14, 7PM

My Funny Valentine: Anderson Trio

Blue Note regulars, The Anderson Trio return for a special Valentine’s Day concert. Hailed as “virtuosos on clarinet and saxophone” by the New York Times, twin brothers Peter and Will Anderson are known for unique renditions of jazz standards and innovative original music. VIP package: table for two with chocolate and a bottle of champagne!

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Sat Feb 4, 8PM

Tom Rush in Concert

Tom Rush’s shows are filled with the rib-aching laughter of terrific story telling, the sweet melancholy of ballads and the passion of gritty blues. Although he’s known for his live performances, Rush’s albums are also legendary; The Circle Game, according to Rolling Stone, ushered in the singer/songwriter era.

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