Key Wester Garrett Hughes died Feb. 13 at age 21.

Garrett Hughes’ friends and family want to ensure that his tragic death on Feb. 13 — the result of a shooting at a Key West bar — was not in vain.

A scholarship fund has been established in Hughes’ name.

An April 8 benefit concert at the Coffee Butler Amphitheater will raise money for that fund.

“Mike Stack is headlining the show and is a major force behind the organizing of this,” said Amber Acevedo, former principal of Key West High School and a close friend of the Hughes family. “Other local performers and supporters include D-Lew, DJ Sanaris, Homegrown, Southernmost Trell, Sharese and Luff Kid.”

The family-friendly concert and party will feature food, drinks, T-shirt sales and raffle prizes, all to raise money for the GH Memorial Scholarship Fund for local kids.

“The community has been absolutely amazing,” Acevedo said. “We have dozens of sponsors at all levels, as so many people are willing and eager to help and volunteer. This will be a wonderful celebration of Garrett with all the things he loved the most — his family, his friends, and his hometown.”

Hughes died in the early-morning hours of Feb. 13 after being shot outside Conch Town Liquor & Lounge on North Roosevelt Boulevard. Hughes was unarmed and shirtless when he was shot while urinating on the wall of the building after Super Bowl Sunday. Lloyd Preston Brewer, 57, was arrested and is being held in jail without bond and faces multiple felony charges, including murder.Gates for the benefit event open at 6 p.m, on Saturday, April 8. Admission is $20 for people 12 and older. Kids under 12 are free. Visit for tickets and information.