Welcome to the Official Website of the Key Largo Songfest!
Come join us Columbus Day weekend—October 6th to 8th—in downtown Key Largo, for our 6th Annual music festival!
A host of elite songwriters are to liven up three Key Largo stages Friday through Sunday nights, Oct. 6-8, during the annual Downtown Key Largo Songfest.
The Columbus Day weekend festival features an eclectic range of genres, including jazz, blues, rock and roll, country and contemporary pop. As well as the tunes, the event gives music lovers an opportunity to enjoy the stories behind yesterday’s favorites and today’s popular hits.
Among the entertainers are some of today’s leading lyricists. A fifth generation Texan, Leslie Satcher’s career cuts feature artists Kellie Pickler, George Strait, Lee Ann Womack, Reba McEntire and Willie Nelson.
Many of the festival’s songwriters — Houston’s Rod Williams, Shelley Mac of New Zealand and Mississippi native Beth McKee — have written hits for and performed onstage with stars such as Jimmy Buffett, Elton John, Eric Clapton, Sting, Counting Crows and Goo Goo Dolls, among others.
A return of Nashville singer-songwriter Bud Tower, Drew Young and Christian rock duo The Lockwoods, round out the weekend lineup.
Admission is free, and shows run from 7-10 p.m. nightly. Waterfront venues simultaneously featuring live music include Bayside Grille at mile marker 99.5, Pilot House Restaurant & Marina at 13 Seagate Blvd. oceanside and Key Largo Fisheries Backyard Café, 1313 Ocean Bay Drive.
The event is co-sponsored by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, or ASCAP, in partnership with the Key Largo Downtown Association. The association’s mission is to foster a vibrant commercial and cultural district highlighting the island’s eclectic mix of retail shops, restaurants, entertainment and activities while preserving its historic architecture.
About the Key Largo Songfest
Our three-day event is a unique opportunity for music lovers to enjoy songs as sung by their creators as well as “the story behind the song”—how and why they got written.
The event was created by Robert DiGiorgio, owner of DiGiorgio’s Café Largo and the Bayside Grille of Key Largo.
The Festival is sponsored by the Key Largo Downtown Association, and in 2015 takes place at three fabulous waterfront venues in Downtown Key Largo, representing some of the best of what the area has to offer.
Key Largo Downtown Association
The mission of Key Largo Downtown Association Inc. is to foster a vibrant commercial and cultural district with strategic capital improvements, enhanced maintenance and security, effective marketing and promotions, historic preservation, education, and effective administration.
- A clean, safe, well-lit, and inviting appearance, both day and night;
- Appealing storefronts occupied with an eclectic variety of inviting and interesting retail and service businesses;
- Activities that will attract and benefit area residents, businesses and visitors;
- Historic architecture preservation and adaptive reuse that offers visual unity and quality experiences;
- A healthy mix of retail, restaurant, entertainment and service businesses and be known as having a reputation for welcoming and supporting new businesses, and;
- Creative and lively places where people will shop, enjoy, remember and return.