KEY WEST, Fla. — Fans of Americana and “Red Dirt” music can enjoy performances by the genres’ leading acts in a subtropical setting Tuesday through Saturday, Jan. 28 through Feb. 1, at Key West’s third annual Mile 0 Fest.
The festival, whose name refers to the island city’s location at the beginning of U.S. Highway 1 at mile marker 0, is to feature performances by more than 80 artists and groups. Concert locations range from renowned island bars to a landmark Key West amphitheater.
Featured acts embrace the Red Dirt and Americana musical styles that blend elements of rock, country and American roots traditions. Attendees can anticipate performances by genre standouts including Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Robert Earl Keen, Whiskey Myers, Wade Bowen, the Randy Rogers Band, Reckless Kelly, Jack Ingram, American Aquarium and many more.
Events are to begin Tuesday, Jan. 28, with a free 6-10 p.m. kick-off party and public concert in the 200 block of Key West’s Duval Street. Among the Duval concert’s acts are Charley Crockett, the Steel Woods and Shinyribs.
Four days of mainstage shows follow — each starring multiple performers — at the Coffee Butler Key West Amphitheater at Truman Waterfront Park on E. Quay Road. The state-of-the-art waterfront amphitheater features both VIP reserved seating and general-admission grassy space for spectators.
As well as enjoying the Americana and Red Dirt rhythms, audiences at Truman Waterfront Park can purchase offerings from local food trucks, mobile bars and chalet tents to round out the festival experience.
Complementing the main stage shows are acoustic sessions and intimate performances at 12 other island locations.
Festival admission options include multiday and single-day passes.
Festival information and ticketing: mile0fest.com
Key West visitor information: fla-keys.com/keywest or 1-800-LAST-KEY