Attendees can rock to music by renowned regional bands and entertainers as well as benefit Habitat for Humanity of Key West and the Lower Florida Keys at the 16th annual Island Grass Music Fest.

The event is set for 1-6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22, at Boondocks Grille & Draft House, mile marker 27.5 on U.S. Highway 1.

The entertainment roster features musicians and bands that play a leading role in the Keys’ flourishing live music scene. Among them are “trop rock” standouts Howard Livingston and the Mile Marker 24 Band and island folk music star Terry Cassidy, joined by Gary Hempsey, the Doerfels, Pat McCune, Bill Blue and the Piper Road Spring Band.

In addition to enjoying nonstop music, festival attendees can purchase food and beverages and bid on a wide range of goods, services and experiential offerings at a silent auction. Vendor booths and raffles are to round out the afternoon’s attractions.

Proceeds support Habitat’s mission of bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope.


Howard Livingston, the featured performer at the concert on Sunday, has been known to play super secret, totally unannounced, concerts at Snipes Key.


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