On Sunday, March 13, pro surfer-turned musician Donavon Frankenreiter returns for another big sunset concert at historic Fort East Martello, 3501 S. Roosevelt Blvd, kicking off with local favorite Miguel Perez.
“We are thrilled to host Donavon again,” says Key West Concerts co-producer Evan Haskell. “He gave us a great show last year with a strong turnout, but with Tropical Storm Erika bearing down, there were a lot of people that didn’t get to see him.”
Though Frankenreiter’s previous Key West concert was rained on, devoted fans arrived in slickers and rain-boots to enjoy his concert, which are known for his “feel-good” music and relaxed atmosphere that ramps up at times for upbeat dancing in front of the stage.
“Donavan’s music has a wide appeal,” says Haskell. “You’ll be hard pressed to find someone that doesn’t like his vibe.”
Frankenreiter will perform from nearly ten years of solo hit recordings including his May 2015 release “The Heart”. Opener Miguel Perez is a Key West raised songwriter with an overlapping style and a broad local following.
Hosted by Key West Art & Historical Society and Key West Concerts, the show is part of The Society’s “Music at Martello Series”, a program established to promote the arts and bring live music to the Keys and foster the Fort as a community venue with more music in the coming months. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets for the “backyard casual” setup that will include, food, beer, and wine from some of “Key West’s best,” says Haskell.
The concert is sponsored in part by We Cycle, WonderDog Productions, Nine One Five and Eden House. Portions of the evening’s proceeds will help fund KWAHS initiatives. A cash bar and Key West select food vendors will be available on the concert’s parade grounds.
Discounted tickets can be purchased in advance for $30 at www.KeyWestConcerts.com or at the door for $35. Doors open at 4:45pm, Miguel Perez takes the stage at 5:45pm, followed by Frankenreiter at 7:00pm. Key West Art & Historical Society members can call 305.295.6616 x 106 for special member-priced tickets and to join KWAHS to receive member benefits. Children under 12 are free. Parking will be available for $5, bike parking is free. For more information, contact Adele Williams at 305.295.6616 x 106. Your Museums. Your Community. It Takes an Island.