Many of the Keys best and best loved musicians will let it rip at the 5th Annual Key West Musician’s Festival, which takes the stage Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 19 and 20, at the Smokin’ Tuna Saloon, 2 p.m. till 9 p.m. each day.
Singing Iguana Productions are presenters of the free annual music fest and the event is the year’s biggest fundraiser for the local charity, Sister Season Fund, which assists locals in the entertainment and hospitality industries with rent and utilities when they are out of work through no fault of their own. “Last year’s festival raised $5,237 after all expenses,” said a grateful SSF President Emeritus Ginger King.
On the program for the 5th annual festival are Larry Baeder, Bill Blue, Caribe of Key West, Michael McCloud & Friends, Johnathan Romero, Chris Rehm, Mary Spears, Alan Hotland, Dani Hoy, Bubba Low Notes, Lone Star of David, Clint Bullard and Al Subarsky, Allen Holland, Carl Peachy, Chris Rehm, Dani Hoy, Jack Chiniski, Tony Roberts, Ray West, Jeep Caillouet, Popeye Cunard, Debbie Cunard, Shastina Chiles, Myles Mancuso, Patrick and the Swayzeez, Jersey Slim, Uncle Bob Heffington, The Bahama Village Social Club (Craig Jolley, Jean-Paul, Fenton and Tyler Smith), Liz O’Connor, Ericson Holt, Rolando Rojas, Frankendread, Gabriel Wright, Dora Gholson and Greg Gerace. Tom Luna and Will Thompson will emcee.
“We have an awesome lineup including musicians, singers and songwriters performing just for locals,” said co-founder and festival producer Ken Floyd. Of course, visitors are welcome too. Singing Iguana Productions’ commemorative T-shorts and CDs will be available as well.
Smokin’ Tuna Saloon is located at 4 Charles St. in Old Town, off Lower Duval. For aditional information please contact King at (305) 849-0991 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit go www.keywestmusiciansfestival.com.