The 25th Annual Key West Songwriters Festival (KWSWF) has announced its initial artist lineup for this year’s event on May 5-9, 2021. The impressive list of headliners includes Grammy Award-winning, chart-topping acts such as Lori McKenna, Brandy Clark, Lee Brice, Robert Randolph, Chuck Cannon, Bob DiPiero, Dean Dillon, Steve Cropper, Liz Rose, Jeffrey Steele, Luke Laird, Shy Carter and many more. Hosted by Storme Warren, the internationally known festival will feature over one hundred songwriters performing thirty shows on twelve different stages. Additional artists will be announced at a later date.
Festival goers have come to know that KWSWF traditionally boasts over 200 distinctive songwriters across 38 stages at an array of Key West, Florida’s most popular beaches, boats, bars, resorts and historic theatres. In an effort to prepare for social distancing and sanitation protocols, this year’s festival has been condensed with reduced capacities and transitioned to mostly outdoor performances. Festival organizers are focused on bringing back the music and putting the songwriters in intimate venues to create a special experience unique to previous years.
The full initial line-up includes Lee Brice, Brandy Clark, Lori McKenna, Robert Randolph, Chuck Cannon, Bob DiPiero, Dean Dillon, Steve Cropper, Liz Rose, Jeffrey Steele, Bobby Pinson, Scotty Emerick, Adam Craig, Clint Daniels, Luke Laird, Ben Burgess, Shane Minor, Erik Dylan, Ronnie Bowman, Trent Tomlinson, Shy Carter, Barry Dean, Tyler Reeve, Ashland Craft, Rob Snyder, Channing Wilson, Lewis Brice, Emily Shackelton, Anthony Smith, Katie Pruitt, and Rebecca Lynn Howard.
While most of the KWSWF shows will be free to enter, there will be a number of performances that will require advance ticket purchase (with an option for VIP packages).