The Better Angels Music Key West Songwriters Festival has announced the addition of several entertainers for its 2012 edition, scheduled for May 2-6. The festival offers a multitude of free entertainment, including over 30 in-the-round sets from top songwriters. Tickets for a handful of theater shows are on sale now. More info here.
Joining the lineup are Robert Earl Keen, Patrice Pike, Billy Burnette, Matraca Berg, Blue Mother Tupelo, Hillary Lindsay, Paul Overstreet, Joey + Rory, LoCash Cowboys, Jeff Hanna (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band); 2012 ACM Songwriter of the Year nominees Rhett Akins, Dallas Davidson and Luke Laird; as well as singer/songwriters Kyle Park, Jon Randall, Josh Thompson, Lori McKenna, Even Stevens, Liz Rose, Cary Barlowe, Bob DiPiero, Bobby Pinson, Marti Fredericksen, Steve Bogard, James Slater, Dennis Morgan, Chuck Cannon, Chris Gantry, Billy Yates, Doug Johnson, Suzi Ragsdale, Kylie Sackley, Danny Myrick, Bridgette Tatum, Will Rambeaux, Jon Mabe and many others.
Previously announced performers include The World Famous Headliners (Al Anderson, Pat McLaughlin, and Shawn Camp) and the Jeffrey Steele Band.
Presented by BMI, the event benefits Operation Homefront and boasts five nights of music around Key West. Additional sponsors include SunTrust Bandk, Comcast, Beam Global Wine and Spirits, The Recording Academy / Nashville Chapter, and Hearts Bluff Music.