Fantasy Fest canceled – Key West cancels its largest gathering

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Nadene Grossman-Orr, whose team of We’ve Got the Keys produces Key West’s annual Fantasy Fest, announced at noon Thursday that the annual October celebration is canceled this...

Bars, theaters open for business

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Governor Ron DeSantis announced on June 3 that bars, movie theaters and bowling alleys in most of the state, including the Florida Keys, can reopen on Friday,...
Fourth annual event benefits animal shelter

PUB CRAWL!

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Form a team! Wear costumes! Drink beverages! Help animals! That’s right, on Saturday, Jan. 25, the Key Colony Beach Community Association is hosting the fourth annual Coconut Crawl....
One of music’s biggest stars plays Key West tonight - Lee Brice standing in front of a building - Lee Brice

One of music’s biggest stars plays Key West tonight

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There are artists whose fame and influence transcend their musical genres. And for Lee Brice, who plays the Key West Amphitheater this Thursday evening (Nov. 7), the...
Fantasy Fest Party

Four Candidates Vie for Fantasy Fest King and Queen Titles

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For 29 years, Fantasy Fest has been ruled by royalty, courtesy of AH Monroe (formerly AIDS Help Monroe), a local nonprofit. The annual event is more than...
Battle for the Birds! Parrothead Massacre raises funds for Key West Wildlife Center - A close up of a stuffed animal - Omi Trumbo

Battle for the Birds! Parrothead Massacre raises funds for Key West Wildlife Center

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The band Parrothead Massacre, as the name suggests, prides itself on brutally decimating the Trop Rock genre that pervades Key West. The four-piece punk/metal band shreds and...
‘Dirty Reggae’ at Sunset Pier: Long Beach Dub Allstars and The Aggrolites - A group of people posing for a photo - The Echo

‘Dirty Reggae’ at Sunset Pier: Long Beach Dub Allstars and The Aggrolites

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The Southern California music scene of the ’90s and early ’00s has become an iconic moment in time for ska, punk and reggae. Counterculture genre-bending band Sublime...
Tokin’ tickets: Marathon tweaks ordinance for civil fines for possession - A green plant - Medical cannabis

Tokin’ tickets: Marathon tweaks ordinance for civil fines for possession

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Although law enforcement officers in Monroe County and Keys municipalities have the ability to issue civil fines, or tickets, for citizens in possession of 20 grams or...
General Horseplay goes the extra 127 miles - A cup of coffee on a table - Florida Keys

General Horseplay goes the extra 127 miles

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Chris Shultz and his cohort of professional merry-makers have been opening, and occasionally closing, bars and restaurants in Key West for a decade now. His team has...
Two-day party features swimsuit fashion show and axe throwing - A group of people posing for the camera - Square Grouper Bar and Grill

Trio opens new Square Grouper in Islamorada

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What’s better than two joints? Three. With Square Grouper Bar & Grill and My New Joint 420 Lounge on Cudjoe Key, Owner Lynn Bell opened the popular Square...