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Key West Songwriters Festival

We’ve Got the Keys produced the Key West Songwriters Festival through its 24th Anniversary in 2019
We’ve got the Keys’ Nadene Grossman Orr has been a part of the Key West Songwriters Festival since 1997. Since its inception in 1994, This annual 5-day festival has become the largest of its kind showcasing more than 175 well known award winning singer songwriters and introducing fans to the rising stars of the industry. With Key West as the host, you know this festival is as unique as its location. Locals and tourists view performances (most with no cover charge) from venues such as landmark bars and intimate restaurants, waterfront resorts and boutique theaters, an historic Cuban Cultural Center, an always sold out sunset catamaran cruise to the Saturday night free street concert on famed Duval Street. Come join the thousands of music lovers, listen to the melodies and hear the stories behind the songs.

What People Are Saying

Jake Owen, Barefoot Blue Jean Night: "His hit singles include “Beachin’,” “Real Life” and the current “American Country Love Song.”
“I love coming down here because, as a fan of music, I’m a fan of all these songwriters,” said Owen shortly before taking the stage. “When you see someone who’s so talented play a song that they wrote or created, it’s like art — it lives forever.”
“Annual Key West Songwriters Festival is a trip few of us would turn down. It’s a chance to party, play and possibly write another smash with some of the best songwriters on the planet.”  - Samantha Stephens, CMT Personality and Songwriter 
Ranked number 1 on Wide Open Country: 7 Songwriters Festivals You Don’t Want to Miss . . . 
“ Arguably the largest festival on the list, Key West Songwriters Festival is a must for die-hard country music fans. The 7.4-square-mile island becomes home for most of Nashville’s hit songwriters in early May each year. Attendees have the chance to see and hear the people behind some of country’s greatest hits, like “Cowboys Like Us” from Bob Dipiero and “I Love the Way You Love Me” from Chuck Cannon. Events range from block parties on the world famous Duval Street to poolside concerts and late-night bands at beach side bars.”  - Amy Byrne,