The Red Elvises


Almost as memorable as the taste and smell of succulent seafood at the festival is the sound of the bands that rock the Marathon Community Park amphitheater from morning to night on both days of the festival. Bring a chair and your dancing shoes as you prepare to take in the local lineup.


John Bartus & Adrienne Z

Saturday @ 11 a.m.

This pair of singer/songwriters brings quite a variety of classic rock as well as John and Adrienne’s original songs from their CDs. Expect anything from quiet acoustic numbers to all-out rockers!

The Lady A Blues Band

Saturday @ 1 p.m.

Lady A, with her strong, earthy blues vocal style and harmonica playing, has carved a place all over Florida in the ’80s and ’90s. Now, the band has returned to the beloved Florida Keys ready for action.

I-Land Vibe

Saturday @ 3 p.m.

There are many bands in South Florida that claim to be reggae bands because of the popularity of the Jamaican music form, but the members of I-Land Vibe prefer to think of the group as a Caribbean band since reggae is not the only music form in the islands.

The Marshall Morlock Band

Saturday @ 5 p.m.

One of Key West’s most talented young performers, Marshall Morlock performs with his three-piece band, playing many past music hits and favorites. They will get you dancing and moving with their high-energy music and performance.

The Red Elvises

Saturday @ 7 p.m. to close

In 1995, Igor Yuzov dreamed that Elvis Presley came to him and told him to start playing rock ’n’ roll. Igor and his Russian friends became the Red Elvises. Evolving over the years, their music has been labeled “Siberian surf rock,” with humorous lyrics and grooves that force their audiences to dance. Over the past 20 years, the Red Elvises have toured all over the world and produced 12 studio albums.


Brian Roberts

Sunday @ 11 a.m.

Brian performs more than 300 gigs each year from Key West to Key Largo. He continues to write original songs, such as “Semi-Tropical Reasons,” “Barefoot Balladeer” and “All Of This Way.” His music embodies a unique island-rock genre and is a perfect blend of acoustic music and the island lifestyle.

Rolando Rojas & Caribe

Sunday @ 1 p.m.

Yes, we’ve got your salsa, merengue and hot movin’ music here! A must-see, Rolando Rojas and Caribe are local legends within the hispanic music scene. Baila!

AJ & Southern Stampede

Sunday @ 3 p.m. to close

Southern Stampede features a passionate group of musicians dedicated to bringing back rock, funk and blues while featuring original music and covers to fit any venue. Led by AJ Gaytan, the four-piece band based in Homestead cranks out Texas blues and soulful tunes – it’s a feeling, not a style.