Fans of Queen, Adam Lambert and Kristen “KMAC” McNamara poured into Key West’s Coffee Butler Amphitheater on April 28 to hear songs by all three.

Adam Lambert, who is currently touring with Queen on lead vocals that were formerly the role of Freddie Mercury, performed a solo show in Key West that included five or so Queen songs.

Lambert, who is also enjoying a meteoric rise in his solo career with two Top 100 albums, also treated the crowd to his own songs and a few universally loved covers. 

Lambert took the stage following a great set by Kristen McNamara.

After discovering Key West through the Key West Songwriters Festival in 2010, McNamara fell in love with the people and heartbeat of the island and made it her home. She wrote a popular song called “Duval Street” and fits in with the locals as she walks her dog Truffles and rides her bike to gigs. Listen to the Keys Weekly’s podcast interview with Adam Lambert at

Musical superstar Adam Lambert brought his showmanship and skills to the stage at the Coffee Butler Amphitheater on April 28. Key West’s own Kristen McNamara proudly opened for Lambert. LARRY BLACKBURN/Keys Weekly

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Mandy Miles drops stuff, breaks things and falls down more than any adult should. An award-winning writer, reporter and columnist, she's been stringing words together in Key West since 1998. "Local news is crucial," she says. "It informs and connects a community. It prompts conversation. It gets people involved, holds people accountable. The Keys Weekly takes its responsibility seriously. Our owners are raising families in Key West & Marathon. Our writers live in the communities we cover - Key West, Marathon & the Upper Keys. We respect our readers. We question our leaders. We believe in the Florida Keys community. And we like to have a good time." Mandy's married to a saintly — and handy — fishing captain, and can't imagine living anywhere else.