The Better Angels Music Key West Songwriters Festival will make paradise even sweeter during the event’s 15th annual installment Wednesday, April 28 - Sunday, May 2, 2010. Benefiting the Muzak Heart & Soul Foundation, the festival will feature more than 100 top-tier songwriters performing most-loved hits. Anchor-sponsor BMI will continue its widespread support of the fest, leading Key West’s annual transformation into a music mecca.
Full band concerts will bookend the 2010 festival, as Universal South recording artist Randy Houser kicks things off with a free concert at the Ocean Key Pier on Wednesday, April 28, 6-8 p.m. The Raul Malo Band performs at the Ocean Key Pier Saturday, May 1; tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door, and go on sale February 2 at keystix.com.
Performances will feature an award-winning collection of the world’s top songwriters, including Raul Malo Band, Randy Houser Band, Robert Earl Keen, Kim Carnes, Jamey Johnson, Patrice Pike, Joey + Rory, Tom Douglas, Wendell Mobley, Hugh Prestwood, Paul Overstreet, Shawn Mullins, Steve McEwan, Dallas Davidson, Bobby Pinson, Bob DiPiero, Chuck Cannon, Chuck Jones, Marty Dodson, Liz Rose, Luke Laird, Natalie Hemby, Adam Hood, Sunny Sweeney, Courtney Jaye, Rebecca Lynn Howard, Bridgette Tatum, Bonnie Bishop, Alissa Moreno, Dan Adams, Jennifer Adan, Arlis Albritton, Clayton Anderson, Kelly Archer, Sherrié Austin, Chris Blair, Will Bowen, Bayley Brown, Jay Brunswick, Johnny Bulford, Brent Burns, David Adam Byrnes, Brent Cobb, Cliff Cody, Jeff Cohen, Ben Cooper, Ross Copperman, Mary Danna, Sarah Davidson, Ward Davis, Steve Dean, Kevin Denny, Alex Dooley, Andrew Dorff, Steve Dorff, Jaida Dreyer, George Ducas, Brett Eldredge, Tyler Farr, Florida-Georgia Line, Amanda Flynn, Greg Friia, Johnny Gates, Connie Harrington, Sunny Helms, Elisha Hoffman, Damien Horne, Tim James, Sarah Johns, Ken Johnson, Mark Jones, Brandon Kinney, Brian Kolb, Jesse Lee, Marjory Lee, David Lee, Megan Linville, Jon Mabe, Mark McGuinn, Neil Medley, Heather Morgan, Kip Moore, Sammie Moore, Kacey Musgraves, Danny Myrick, Jerrod Niemann, Jaclyn North, Robert Ocetree, Steven Lee Olsen, Tebey Ottoh, Dave Pahanish, Billy Panda, Andrea Pearson, Melissa Peirce, Jeremy Popoff, Will Rambeaux, Ashley Ray, Molly Reed, Tawnya Reynolds, Matthew Rogers, The Roys, Kylie Sackley, Jason Saenz, Pete Sallis, Chas Sandford, Jenn Schott, Emily Shackelton, Joel Shewmake, James Slater, Suite Caroline, Daniel Tashian, Michael Tolcher, Bobby Tomberlin, Brianna Tyson, Jason White, Driver Williams, Eric Wilson, Blake Wise, Charlie Worsham, Stephen Wrabel, and Andi Zack.
Specific lineups, venue and additional ticket information will be announced soon.
For a complete list of sponsoring hotels, local businesses and participating songwriters, please visit keywestsongwritersfestival.com.
About the Key West Songwriters Festival
Celebrating its 15th year, The Key West Songwriters Festival is the largest festival of its kind in the world. The event has grown into both a tourist attraction and favorite of island locals. The festival revolves around five days and nights of more than 20 free shows, staged at an array of the island’s most popular drinking holes and hot spots, where live music bliss introduces crowds to the faces, voices and stories behind the songs. Diverse lineups featuring more than 100 top songwriters deliver rare, “Key West-only” moments: Informal adaptations of Nashville’s signature in-the-round acoustic showcases dominate much of the schedule, while an event-capping street concert adds an enticing Mardis Gras fillip to the mix.