Grace Pettis has grown up with lyrics and music all around her.

The daughter of a poetry scholar mother and a father who has written hit songs for Garth Brooks, and sister of two musician/songwriters, Pettis will perform Monday, March 19, at 7:30 p.m. at Heartbreakers Beer Garden, 81001 Overseas Hwy., Islamorada.

The Dallas Morning News calls Pettis – originally from Lookout Mountain, Alabama, and now based in Austin, Texas – a “gifted young songwriter with a compelling voice; one of the most talented young singer-songwriters in America.”

The country/folk/Americana performer has won numerous songwriting awards, including the Kerrville New Folk Contest and NPR’s Mountain Stage NewSong Contest.

Her concert is presented by ICE, a non-profit organization dedicated to presenting quality entertainment and supporting cultural events in the Upper Keys. Proceeds from its events provide music, dance, and arts scholarships to local students, grants to in-school programs, and infrastructure to various local not-for-profit events and organizations.

Tickets are $25 at the door or $20 online at More information is at

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