Listen to Live Music in Key West

After a day of exploring the beaches, historic sites, museums, and waters off Key West, settle in for a night of live entertainment. The sounds of live music on the island pour out of endless bars around and along the world-famous Duval Street. Stay in the city’s historic district with Rent Key West Vacations, and you will be minutes away from the top live music venues!  Here are just a few of the many spots offering a variety of live music performances:

Sloppy Joe’s 

Sloppy Joe’s has been a Key West tradition since the 1930s and was once a favorite watering hole of author Ernest Hemingway. They are known for hosting the best party in town with daily live music, generous drinks, great food and a spacious dance floor. 

Schooner Wharf Bar and Galley

Schooner Wharf prides itself on being the “Last Little Piece of Old Key West,” located at the Historic Seaport. Chill out in the open-air bar with a refreshing frozen drink, mojito, margarita, cocktail, or craft beer while listening to live entertainment.

La Te Da

La Te Da has evolved into one of the most sophisticated venues in the Keys while meticulously maintaining a true old-world Key West style.  They offer free live entertainment nightly in their beautiful Lobby Piano Bar and ticketed cabaret performances upstairs.  You can also enjoy gourmet dining at their poolside restaurant.  

Smokin’ Tuna

Smokin’ Tuna offers an impressive lineup of live music on Key West, with three musicians taking the stage daily. The open-air hangout features two bars and a courtyard stage perfect for live music. 

Green Parrot 

Green Parrot is the oldest bar in Key West, serving locals and tourists for over 100 years! Live music is hosted here daily by talented musicians from all over the country. The open-air bar encourages you to kick back, relax with a drink in hand, and meet new friends at this historic saloon.

Sunset Pier at Ocean Key House

This is one of the most picturesque places to enjoy live music and a great meal overlooking the Key West Channel. Snag a pastel bench on the dock for unobstructed views of the sunset, while their crooners sing everything from Motown to trop rock

Little Room Jazz Club

​Real Jazz happens at this posh intimate listening room with live performances by top artists five nights a week.  They offer a refreshing array of craft signature cocktails, wine and beer along with artisanal “Little bites” inspired by traditional American soul food. 

Hog’s Breath Saloon

Hog’s Breath Saloon is located in the heart of Old Town Key West, providing a popular watering hole for over 25 years! They feature daily live entertainment in an open-air setting where you can sip on tropical drinks and enjoy oysters from the raw bar.

Key West Vacation Rentals on Duval Street

Endless bars and restaurants offer live music in Key West every day; the hardest decision is deciding where to go first! Stay close to the action with Rent Key West, with our collection of over 60 Key West vacation rentals. Choose one of our properties in the Historic District and walk to the restaurants and bars playing live music nearby. To customize your Key West vacation with us, please call our reservation specialists at 1-800-833-7368.

Where to Celebrate the 4th in Key West

Celebrate America’s Independence on Key West

The 4th of July is almost upon us! If you’re visiting Key West and aren’t sure where to go or what to do, here are some local tips on the best places to celebrate:

Higgs Beach

The fireworks are lit and launched from the White Street Pier, so Higgs Beach is just about as close as you can get to them without a boat! Bring a blanket, spread out, and enjoy the show!

VNA Hospice Picnic

Celebrate the 4th of July in Key West at the annual Hospice and Visiting Nurses Association Picnic at the luxurious Casa Marina Resort. The picnic starts at 5:00pm and includes entertainment, a picnic buffet, cold drinks, live music and a silent auction. You will be able to see the entire fireworks display from the resort.

The Key Lime Pie Festival

Key West is known for its delicious homemade key lime pie and various other treats made with this indigenous fruit. Treat your taste buds this July 4th during the Key Lime Pie Festival. It takes place on July 4th and includes the crowning of Miss Key Lime Pie and Lil’ Miss Key Lime Pie, a pie eating contest and a competition to see who makes the best key lime pie!

Fireworks With Fury Water Adventures

You don’t need a lawn chair or a blanket to enjoy the fireworks in Key West if you hop aboard Fury Water Adventure’s catamaran and see the show from the Atlantic Ocean. Fury’s 4th of July adventure includes a relaxing sail with food, soft drinks and all the beer and wine you can drink. It’s a really popular event so if you’re interested, book early.

Smather’s Beach

Another great spot for the fireworks is Smather’s Beach. This beach is located about 8 blocks from Higgs Beach and offers a different, all-encompassing view of the fireworks. Bring a blanket, your own picnic basket and relax while the sun goes down and get ready for a great show.