Many Key West Bars promise Live Music but the fact of the matter is they have one or two house bands that play the same old Caribbean/Jimmy Buffett/ Bob Marley style music and cater to the tourists who will come once and leave forever. The Rum Barrel offers a different take on Key West Live Music. We import quality musicians with original music from all over the world to perform on the outdoor Quarterdeck Stage. Artists like Bo Bice (American Idol Runner-Up) and the legendary Larry Baeder have graced our stage and created lasting musical memories for all our local Conchs and vacationing patrons.
Rum Barrel specializes in providing original musicians that transcend genres, generations, and stereotypes of what a typical “bar band” should be. We cordially invite to visit our Quarterdeck on almost any night of the week to experience incredible vibes and musical culture while sipping on an Original Mojito and sampling some fresh Key West Seafood.
In addition to our nightly musical offerings, the Rum Barrel is also a major partner with the Key West Songwriters Festival. During the spring each year, legendary musicians gather in Key West to perform for an entire week. Every year, Rum Barrel hosts some of the best acts in the Songwriters Festival on our outdoor stage. For more events and nightly performances check out the Key West Live Music Calendar to see who’s up next…
Lance Taylor performs Key West performer Lance Taylor has been writing his signature version of Americana, blues, and folk music for more than 15 years. Between 1998 and 2003, Lance traveled all over the country, recording his own songs in … READ MORE
Who remembers Bo Bice from American Idol? That long-haired crooner who made chicks weak in the knees. Bo! He came second to Carrie Underwood in that fourth AI season, but Bo will always be our number one stunna, er, winner. Here … READ MORE
Love & Theft For the past 16 years, The Key West Songwriters’ Festival has brought hundreds of the top songwriters to Mile 0 for the largest festival of its kind in the world, for five days of free shows at the island’s hot … READ MORE
Tim Charron’s entry into the entertainment field started as a teen in Warwick, R.I., singing, writing and performing in rock bands. His career continued as a pop rock artist in Miami and then to Nashville, Tenn., where he’s now based. … READ MORE
Martin Harley Band Harley also set to perform at The Rum Barrel Bar KEY WEST, Fla. – The Martin Harley Band has been rocking the UK charts with its signature mix of hot-blooded blues, jazz and rock rhythms. Now its … READ MORE