A three-night country music festival will come to Key West in October. CONTRIBUTED

The inaugural Legends of Music Row Music Festival will take place Oct. 13-15, 2022. The

three-night musical extravaganza, presented by Dean Dillon, will feature country music superstars and world class singer/songwriters and recording artists, along with up-and-coming hitmakers. Attendees will have their days free to explore Key West, then enjoy over 15 artists performing at the Coffee Butler Amphitheater.

Headliners include Jamey Johnson, Saturday night’s closer, one of only a few people in the history of country music to win two Song of the Year Awards from both the CMA and ACMs. After a successful songwriting career of penned hits for Trace Adkins, George Strait and others, Johnson skyrocketed his solo career with songs like “The Dollar,” “High Cost of Living” and “In Color.” 

Country superstar Ronnie Dunn, winner of over 28 ACM Awards, 19 CMA Awards, and two Grammy Awards, and more than 30 million albums sold as half of the most-awarded duo in history, Brooks & Dunn, will headline on Friday. Georgia native Billy Currington, known for his show-stopping live performances, will finish out Thursday evening with his string of No. 1 hits.

“This is an experience of a lifetime,” says Dean Dillon. “We can’t wait to bring this extraordinary lineup to Key West.” 

Dillon has had an unprecedented songwriting career with numerous hits by artists like Kenny Chesney, Chris Stapleton, Toby Keith, Vince Gill, Brooks & Dunn, and more. Strait has recorded 86 of his songs, and recently inducted Dillon into the Country Music Hall of Fame. It is only fitting that the “King of Country” will also make a special guest appearance at the event.

Other artists on the lineup include a who’s who of hit songwriters and recording artists, including Craig Morgan, Blackberry Smoke, Scotty Emerick, Lainey Wilson, Brice Long, Jim “Moose” Brown, Josh Martin, Randall King, Casey Beathard, Marla Cannon-Goodman, Buddy Cannon, and more to be announced.

Sirius XM’s on-air personality Storme Warren will host charity auctions at intermission each evening, with exclusive items benefitting the Nikki Mitchell Foundation for pancreatic cancer, and Adaptive Sports Center, a therapeutic recreation program for those with disabilities.

Ticket options include nightly or full event passes. A VIP package is also available to those wanting to attend Dean Dillon’s exclusive Late-Night Guitar Pull, and other special festivities. Tickets may be purchased at

Legends of Music Row is sponsored by Phillips & Jordan, Niles Sales & Service, Herzog, Reads Jewelers, Gulf Southern Construction Co., Reel Impact Marina, Rocklin Guitars, Nanoush and Kolache Kitchen.