The Coffee Butler Amphitheater Brings Live Music Excitement to the Keys

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16 Dec 2021
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Named after local legend, Lofton “Coffee” Butler, the Coffee Butler Amphitheater is a waterfront music venue that adds to the island’s live music scene and attracts big-name artists to play for the keys. The venue celebrates both a legendary Key West community member as well as brings live music to the forefront of the island! Make a visit to the Coffee Butler Amphitheater during your stay in a Key West vacation rental!

A crowd at the Coffee Butler Amphitheater

"Coffee" Butler's Legacy

Lofton “Coffee” Butler was born in Key West in 1928 and has been a staple of the community ever since. Throughout his life, he pursued his passion for music, taking inspiration from his favorite musicians, Louis Armstrong and Frank Sinatra. During his time serving in the US Army during the Korean War, Coffee was known to perform for the troops. He remained grounded in Key West throughout his life while encountering famous musicians he played with, including the Beatles. He has played at a number of notable Key West venues including the Little Room Jazz Club, The Brown Derby (now named the Green Parrot), and even performed in renowned NYC venues including the Apollo Theater. The amphitheater's dedication to Coffee Butler is in recognition of his musical talents, integrity, ideals, and impact on the Key West community. 

The Key West Live Music Venue

The new venue is located at the Truman Waterfront Park offering panoramic views and a prime destination for sunset viewing. Music enthusiasts can choose between a grassy general admission area and reserved seats for an intimate live music experience. Visitors can bring lawn chairs and blankets to create their own private oasis and really get comfortable during their live music experience. Or, you can grab food and drinks from the amphitheater's cash-only food vendors and a full-service bar.

Upcoming Shows at the Coffee Butler Amphitheater

Rok Island Fest 2022

January 14th - 17th, 2022

RokIsland Fest brings rock music to the island of Key West, Florida! With headliners including Cheap Trick, Bret Michaels, and Jackyl, this four-day festival invites music fans to experience the best of live music in paradise! Gather your blankets and lawn chairs and hit the lawn for this rock show unlike any other!

Backroads Blues Fest 2022

February 5th, 2022

On Saturday, February 5th, 2022, the Coffee Butler Amphitheater will be hosting the Backroads Blues Fest! With headliners including the Kenny Wayne Shepard Band, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, Charlie Musselwhite, and Ally Venable, this evening is a highlight of blues musicians in Key West, Florida. Grab a ticket with your family and friends for an evening of live music in the best outdoor venue to be found in the Florida Keys!

The Price is Right Live

March 26th, 2022

Fans of the famous television show will enjoy this live rendition of a classic game show. The interactive stage show invites eligible audience members the chance to join in on the fun and win prizes including vacations or a car! Spend the night with the family at this interactive show that is unlike any other.

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