COAST Is Clear Music & Arts Festival

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Join us for the third annual COAST Is Clear Music & Arts Festival this December 5-7 in Bahama Village, Key West.

We started this festival two years ago to celebrate the official ending of a particularly difficult hurricane season down here just months after Irma tore through the Lower Keys. Then, the main goal was, and still is now, to get the community together at a time of year when things really start to change on the island. Beyond surviving the sweltering summer heat, storm season and the tumbleweeds of the slow fall months we want to acknowledge and appreciate the arrival of the first cold fronts and the opening of high season.

This year we’ll welcome back Rayland Baxter — now with his full band — as well as one of indie-folk’s biggest current acts, SUSTO, who will be playing solo as well as collaboratively with other bands. We’ll also be graced by Tim Reynolds, the lead guitarist virtuoso for Dave Matthews Band, when he passes through for his annual stop at Green Parrot.

We’re also excited to have Voodoo Visionary at green Parrot as well as fellow southerners and spacefolk rockers Electric Blue Yonder out of Montgomery Alabama who will play a few shows throughout the neighborhood.

Songwriters Chris Kasper and local boy Sam Carlson (& Co) will also take over various stages during the weekend. And there’s more to come, so stay tuned…

Events for the weekend will take place at a variety of venues throughout Bahama Village with the main show happening December 6 at The Key West Lighthouse. That Friday will feature music all afternoon and evening as well as an arts market — so you can get your musical fill and catch up on holiday shopping in one stop.

The schedule and line-up is evolving, so please stay tuned on social media including Instagram and our Facebook event page.

Tickets are on sale right here, so grab them while you can…

We look forward to seeing everyone there!

We started the festival two years ago to celebrate the official ending of a particularly difficult hurricane season down here — just months after Irma tore through the Lower Keys.

Then, the main goal was — and still is now — to get the community together at a time of year when things really start to change on the island. Beyond surviving the sweltering summer heat, storm season and the tumbleweeds of the slow fall months, we want to acknowledge and appreciate the arrival of the first cold fronts and the opening of high season.

In addition to celebrating, the festival also serves as a hurricane relief fundraiser with donation opportunities at events throughout the weekend.This year’s funds will be directed to Key West Cares who has been at the forefront of the Bahamas relief effort since Hurricane Dorian devastated the islands in September.

The Bahama Village district of Key West is a culturally diverse neighborhood on the edge of Old Town.

Originally settled by Bahamian immigrants in the 1800s, the neighborhood has become a popular hub for the arts, dining, and shopping over the past two decades.

The neighborhood is still largely residential, so please be considerate as you move about.

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