Kyle Carter, producer of Key Western Fest, told the crowd on closing night of the four-day festival, “You are small but mighty, and we love you for being here.”
This year’s festival, featuring an all-female lineup, drew a smaller crowd than last year, but still packed the Key West Amphitheater with cowboy hats, jeans and plenty of rhinestones on stage.
Lorrie Morgan’s jeans and denim jacket glinted with the stones, as did her microphone and Jo Dee Messina’s sparkling top.
Wynonna Judd wowed the crowd with longtime favorites, and Messina closed the festival with her hits that included “Heads Carolina, Tails California,” “I’m Alright,” and “Stand Beside Me.”
Throughout Key Western Fest, the amphitheater featured dozens of vendor booths selling everything from cowboy hats to “Inappropriate Trucker Hats,” and everything in between.
The country music celebration was preceded in the prior three weeks with RokIsland Fest and Mile 0 Fest, also produced by Carter’s company.