Music lovers take note: The Keys are always a hot pick in the winter, but if you really want to see things heat up, head down here in the Spring for Key Largo’s Original Music Festival.

This annual music extravaganza, which takes place from Thursday, May 16 through Sunday, May 19, draws hit songwriters from Nashville and beyond, along with an elite group of industry-influencing musicians and performers. Joining them are individual singers and bands, both local and national, who will perform everything from Country, Rock, and Pop to Jazz, and Blues.

Multiple bay front stages, all within walking distance of one another, are set up around MM 104 at some of Key Largo’s favorite waterfront hot spots including Sundowners, Señor Frijoles, Cactus Jack’s, and Breezers Tiki Bar at the Marriott Bay Beach Resort.

Things really crank up on Sunday, May 19 from 2 to10pm with a big Beach BBQ Bash at the world-famous Caribbean Club where you can take in 20 live performances in 90 minutes, continuous multi-artist segments.

If you love great music, this is one helluva event you don’t want to miss! Best of all, admission is free. For more info call 305-394-3736 or go to