Songwriter, guitarist Dan Bern returns to Islamorada

Songwriter, guitarist Dan Bern returns to Islamorada

Dan Bern, a prolific songwriter and outstanding performer, with a dozen albums, will appear at the ICE Amphitheater in Islamorada Founders Park, MM 87.  The event will be held on Monday, Nov. 4, starting at 6 p.m.

“Dan Bern is witty, irreverent and monumentally insightful,” said David Feder, president of ICE.  “At last year’s concert, everyone commented on just what an amazing talent he was, and that’s why we brought him back again.” Since releasing his first album in 1997, Bern has built a strong underground following based on prodigious touring and output of songs in all forms.

Bern has appeared everywhere from coffee shops to Carnegie Hall.  Since 2007, Bern has focused much of his talent and sharp wit on writing songs for movies and other projects. He composed over a dozen songs for the Jake Kasdan/Judd Apatow spoof-biopic “Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story” and also composed songs that are included in the Judd Apatow film “Get Him to the Greek.”

A true Renaissance man, Dan Bern comes with an eclectic blend of talents and accomplishments. In addition to countless songs, he has written several books of short stories, plus a full-length novel—“Quitting Science.” He was an award winning sports columnist and a tennis pro who taught tennis to the late Wilt Chamberlain.

ICE is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing quality entertainment and cultural events to Upper Keys residents. Proceeds from ICE events provide music, dance, and arts enhancement grants to local students and for school programs.  To date ICE has awarded more than $260,000 in grants and scholarships.

Suggested donation for the Bern concert is $10 for everyone 18 and older, $5 for students, and free for those 12 and under. For more information, go to the ICE website:  keysice.com.

 

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