Concerts

Wed - Sun, May 9 - 13

Key West Songwriters Festival

Details at keywestsongwritersfestival.com

The largest festival of its kind in the world celebrates its 22nd year as both a tourist attraction and favorite of island locals. The festival revolves around 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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Sat May 19, 8PM

Papaloko & Marikeba Kouyate, 20 years of AfroRoots

Grammy nominated Jose Elias (Cortadito, Spam All-Stars) celebrates 20 years of his incredible, eclectic AfroRoots Music Festival with a regional tour making its Southernmost stop at The Studios with Papaloko and Morikeba Kouyate.

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Fri Mar 30, 8PM

Ellen Cherry, Portraits in Song

The soulful and charismatic “song and story alchemist” – a 2014 Studios Artist in Residence – returns to Key West for a performance that unveils a series of portraits of powerful women in history.

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Thu Feb 8, 7PM

Seth Glier in Concert

Last season, Seth Glier blew us all away with a special private performance showcasing his incredible vocal and emotional range. This year, he returns to the Studios of Key West to play for everyone. The Grammy-nominated musician and songwriter “echoes Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel” (USA Today). Don’t miss this one.

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Mon Feb 5, 7PM

Jeffrey Chappell & Karen Kevra in Concert

2017’s intimate piano concert by Jeffrey Chappell was a master class in classical virtuosity and dazzling improvisation. This year Chappell is joined by Grammy-nominated flutist Karen Kevra for a recital program using their upcoming recording of standard French repertoire as a jumping off point.

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Sat Feb 3, 8PM

Anderson Brothers Jazz Trio

Called “virtuosos on clarinet and saxophone” (New York Times), twins Peter and Will Anderson play “anything that swings,” with a style that’s fresh, creative, and in the moment. The Blue Note regulars have played with established greats from Wynton Marsalis to the Village Vanguard Orchestra.

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Tue Jan 30, 7PM

Tom Rush in Concert

Sponsored by Fury Water Adventures

Blue Heaven Songwriters Series

With wry humor and a guitar style that’s all his own, Tom Rush is a legend and a lure to audiences around the world. His shows are filled with the rib-aching laughter of terrific storytelling, the sweet melancholy of ballads, and the passion of gritty blues.

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