Key West Artist- Singer/Songwriter Tony Roberts DVD/CD Release and Film Premier
In 2010, Key West singer-songwriter Tony Roberts set sail on a soul-searching journey to Barbados, West Indies, and out of this voyage, “Welcome to Today” was born. This collection of original songs intrinsically represents the love and chaos that exist within the beauty of the islands and how surfing, friendship and music can clear a path to hope.
Upon his return home, while recording the full-length album in his quaint Key West studio, Roberts discovered that the film footage he recorded in Barbados was the perfect backdrop to illustrate the soulful soundtrack that is “Welcome to Today.” Weaving together the music and film created a complex emotional tapestry that could not have been achieved separately.The premiere of the hour-long film is set for July 29 and 30 at the Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center at 8pm both nights. The Eco-Discovery Center is located in downtown Key West at 35 East Quay Rd – near the entrance to Fort Zachary. Doors open at 7:30 with light refreshments. Tickets are available online at www.keystix.com
for $22.50 and include a copy of the “Welcome to Today” DVD/CD. An after-party will be held on July 30 at 10pm at Island Dogs at 505 Front Street with a live performance by Roberts and his longtime collaborator, Samantha Waite.
Forty percent of all profits from sales of “Welcome to Today” will go to The American Cancer Society, The Lupus Foundation of America, The Bahama Village Music Program and The Welcome to Today Fund (a fund set up by Roberts to support youth surfing in Barbados). The DVD/CD combo will be available for purchase at Roberts’ live shows, online at www.welcometotodayfilm.org, at retail stores throughout the Florida Keys and at surf shops in the United States and Barbados.
Ultimately, with distribution in the US and worldwide, Roberts hopes to keep this as a continued source of funding for these charities and similar artistic projects in the future.
There are only 60 seats available per night and the tickets are moving fast! Last minute tickets can be purchased by calling 305.619.2275 or by emailing [email protected]
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