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Frank Everhart Jr. is the has been the in house magician at the Schooner Wharf Bar for 16 years. Frank inherited his magical abilities from his father, Frank Everhart Sr. Frank the elder pioneered the concept of the "Magic Bar" a the famous Ivanhoe Restaurant and Lounge in Chicago in the 40's. He was the magician on "The Bozo Show" on WGN Chicago for 10 years. Frank is here performing his unique up close and personal magic 5 nights a week, so come let him amaze you with his talent Wednesday through Sunday starting at 9:00 pm.

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Fridays-Sundays, Noon-5:00 p.m.

Stalwart Key West troubadour Michael McCloud kicks off afternoons with humorous repartée and original songs that exemplify life at this tropical latitude. Michael is backed by seasoned instrumentalists Captain Carl on guitar, and Professor Pete at the piano.

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Tuesday, September 8th, from noon-5

GARY HEMPSEYGary Hempsey hails from South Philadelphia but spent his formative years doing Grateful Dead covers in San Francisco and Vegas. He's here performing classic acoustic rock with a twist on Tuesday, September 8th, from noon-5. Hempsey is also an accomplished songwriter -- he produced the song “Charter Boat Chum Wars”, used in a segment of “Fishing in the Keys.” Come out and see why every show is a unique experience!

Click here to go to Gary Hempsey's Website

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A Not-to-be-Missed Performance
At Schooner Wharf Bar!
On Friday, September 4th and Saturday, September 5th from 7 pm - midnight

The DoerfelsOn Friday, September 4th and Saturday, September 5th from 7 pm - midnight, the popular Doerfels are back, and they're no ordinary family band. These five brothers are seasoned performers and have been playing together for over 15 years. Although their roots are in bluegrass, they’ve branched out into other music genres: Contemporary and classic rock, country, alternative, and pop all performed in a unique style that's all their own (sometimes with the help of sisters Nina and Naomi Newton and younger members of both families). The night will be full of a variety of talent!

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George Victory, ex-guitarist for Peter Tosh and the Fatback Band, on guitar and lead vocals is teaming up with the soulful sound of Marty Stonely on saxophone, flute and harmony for a night of soul, reggae and funk at Schooner Wharf this Sunday, June 21st from 7-11 p.m.

Well-known local musicians George Victory and Marty Stonely have gotten together to bring you some of the best world beats from Africa and the Caribbean.

George, on steel pan and guitar, is originally from Trinidad and has opened for Paul Simon and The Commodores; had 2 gold albums, played for the King of Morocco and at the Copa Cabana, and more. Joining him is Marty Stonely – a Keys mainstay musician -- on flute, sax and vocals.

Make sure to bring your dancing shoes for their great Reggae and island sounds. It’s a guarantee you won’t be able to stay in your seats for this rhythmic musical vibration!

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Raven Cooper is a favorite local musician – a talented guitar player and singer with a wide range of vocal styles. Her diverse singing ability rivals an earthy Janis Joplin, orchestral Julie Andrews and bluesy Billie Holiday. Playing an eclectic mix of jazz, country, blues, and more, Raven has something for everyone in the place. Her interaction with the audience is always a spontaneous experience and amusing fun! Join us for some truly unique entertainment on Monday, June 29 th from noon till 5:00 p.m. and Tuesday, June 30 th from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m.. For more information, please contact Schooner Wharf at (305) 292-3302 or visit Schoonerwharf.com.

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Featuring Paul Cotton from POCO

PAUL COTTON BANDJoin Legendary singer/guitarist Paul Cotton and his cast of local legends Joel Nelson, Din Allen, Russ Scavelli, and G Man Shanle as they pump out Cotton's long list of hits composed throughout his 50 year career while leading guitar and vocals with Illinois Speed Press and Poco. With these hits Paul has earned multiple Platinum and Gold Albums along with 3 Hall of Fame inductions!

The Paul Cotton Band will play their last set before Paul heads off his beloved island to tour until October -- truly a "Don't Miss" show.

Two must-see performances with Paul Cotton playing at his home port -- SCHOONER WHARF BAR!

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The talent of Cool Breeze ventures from Motown to current rock favorites to Detroit funk to rhythmic island music. Band members have shared the stage with KC & the Sunshine Band, Clarence Clemons, and Darius Rucker of Hootie and the Blowfish.

One of the premier entertainment bands in the Southeastern US, this Cool Breeze coming through will surely make you move, so don’t forget your boogie shoes!

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Solo acoustic guitarist Tim Hollohan is bringing his wide range of music to Schooner Wharf. From the ‘60s to modern tunes, from rock to country, to great sing-along songs, he has something for everyone, and is quickly becoming a much-loved fixture here.

Originally from South Carolina, he got his roots playing mandolin in an upbeat gospel bluegrass band and his later band played the southeast for five years. Although his style has changed, his love for performing is still evident.

Come out and hear Tim’s happy, upbeat, toe-tapping songs that make everyone want to raise a glass and dance!

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The Hippie Band plays the music of a movement. Gary Hempsey, along with Pete Jarvis, Russ Scavelli, Tom Conga, and Greg Shandly are all well-known local musicians who have their roots in the old Woodstock type of music.

They jam to it all -- Grateful Dead, The Beatles, Crosby, Stills and Nash -- when these guys get together they free flow and let it all just happen, unscripted.

Catch their psychedelic light show, videos and a great vibe. Whenever they get together the excitement shows, so don't miss the Hippie Band.

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Appearing at Schooner Wharf Bar

Dean’s guitar styles range from Delta, Chicago and Texas blues to jazz, folk, country, rhythm & blues, and pop. Dean has toured worldwide and recorded two albums with internationally renowned Big Jack Johnson & the Oilers.

Bassist David Foti, who also was an Oiler, is the solid, ever present core of the rhythm section since the band’s inception. Completing the trio is R&B/soul drummer Chip Dixon.

Christopher Dean always treats the crowd to Blues & Soul at their best!

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George Victory, a well-known local musician originally hailing from Trinidad, brings you some of the best world beats from Africa and the Caribbean.

George’s guitar and vocals will have everybody up and on the dance floor by playing everything from Reggae, Funk, and Soca, to Classic Soul.

Make sure to bring your dancing shoes. It's a guarantee you won't be able to stay in your seat to enjoy the grooves of this one of a kind sound.

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The Greens
August 31st, from 7-11 p.m.
September 7th, from 7-11 p.m.

The GreensThe Greens are back at Schooner Wharf on Monday night, August 31st, from 7-11 p.m. and September 7th, from 7-11 p.m. The Greens offer up swinging folk, rock and blues to blue grass with splashes of original contemporary tunes. The group features lead vocalist Leah Orlikowski on guitar, Guy Tittes on fiddle, Stephen LaPierre on stand-up bass and Rob Cook on percussion.

Orlikowski’s finely manicured melodies, are backed up by some of Key West’s best percussive and string players as The Greens make each song their own. Come on down and check out this new addition to the Key West music scene!

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The Bahama Boyz, Keith Ricks & Chris Case
Wednesday, September 2nd and Tuesday September, 8th

On Wednesday, September 2nd and September, 8th, The Bahamas Boyz, Keith Ricks & Chris Case, bring their jammin’ authentic sound of the islands, as well as Motown, funk, rock & blues to the Schooner Wharf stage from 7-11 p.m. Guaranteed to get you movin’ and groovin’ with a case of happy feet!

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Sparky Jones and Marty Stonley

Sparky Jones and Marty Stonley will light up the Schooner Wharf stage Monday, July 7th from noon till 5:00 p.m. It's your chance to hear Sparky do his Delbert Mc Clinton tribute which consists of great up tempo jump blues! Sparky is equally known for his reggae performances as well. Backed by Stonley’s soulful sax, playful flute and harmony it’s a performance you don’t want to miss!

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Eric Stone

Eric Stone’s music is a string of island adventures that every salty sailor hopes to have and are all stories lived by this talented sailing, surfing, songwriter. His music is a comfortable mix of rock, pop and country but since all that he writes is water related he likes to describe his art as Nautical Americana.

Stone has logged many musical miles singing in over 35 states and nine countries. During summers, he tours the states in a big red bus and looks forward to winters at his new home in the US Virgin Islands. He zips around the VI waters performing at Latitude 18, Foxy’s, Corsairs, Myett’s, Sidney’s Peace and Love and other boater-loving bars.

Thursday, September 3rd from 7-11 pm.

Songwriter and performer Eric Stone teams up with Myles Mancuso for an evening of blues, classic rock, reggae and beach music. Eric's appealing vocals and original lyrics with Myles' electrifying guitar is nothing short of amazing. This is a great showcase not to be missed! You can catch this entertaining duo at Schooner Wharf Thursday, September 3rd from 7-11 pm.

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The Chris Toler Band

The Chris Toler Band heats it up on Friday, July 17 th, from 7 p.m. ‘til midnight. Along with local favorites Marty Stonely on sax, Yvan Agbo on guitar, and Mike Sweeney on drums, they bring a wide range of music to Schooner Wharf.

From the ‘60s to modern tunes, from rock to country, their upbeat, toe-tapping songs will appeal to music fans in their 20s to 60s!

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The Pat De Leon Band

The Pat De Leon Band will rock the Schooner Wharf stage Saturday, July 18th from 7pm till midnight. Pat’s an infamous Miami singer and guitarist often compared to Keith Richards. He was the featured house band leader at “Tobacco Road” for decades, and the featured entertainer at Woody’s Bar on Miami Beach. He’s played in Havana and New York and his work is featured in the Bronx Museum. Catch his high energy show here with drummer Mike Sweeney, bassist Joe Pepper, and sax player Marty Stonely. They’ll cover songs from the legendary Rolling Stones, Motown, New Orleans, and Soul.

Come see this bad boy of Rock ‘n’ Roll…. Pat’s a true original Miami creation with a very personal vocal style. Don’t miss ‘em !

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Captain Josh Duo
Monday, September 7th from noon till 5 pm and Thursday, September 10th from 7-11 pm.

Captain JoshThe Captain Josh Duo are bringing their rock, beach, country, and original music to the Schooner Wharf stage on Monday, September 7th from noon till 5 pm and Thursday, September 10th from 7-11 pm. This energetic and entertaining show is filled with lots of music trivia and fun sing-alongs to keep you engaged. Capt Josh is also a licensed boat captain who amuses and entertains with his colorful lyrics and salty tales from the sea. Join the fun dockside at Schooner Wharf!

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Appearing at Schooner Wharf Bar

Schooner Wharf welcomes back “Cool Duo”, featuring the throaty vocals of Samson Ramos, lead singer of Cool Breeze, and well-known local guitarist extraordinaire Carl Peachey.

Both mainstays in the Keys’ music scene, they form a not-to-be-missed, talented guitar combo. Their wide range of funk, blues, reggae, soft rock, country, and jazz makes for a super cool night!

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Making a Much-Awaited Return Appearance at Schooner Wharf Bar!

HOMEMADE WINEThe popular Knoxville Tennessee band, Homemade Wine, is back on the Schooner Wharf stage. This hard diving trio has delivered their funk, grit and spit style of performing all over the country. Their dynamic style provides an Alt-Country sound that merges both the past and present Blues-infected Americana sound into a rousing modern day performance fueled by infectious guitar and bass licks and a swaggering impssible to describe without using words like "mojo", "chops", cluster-pluck", and "twang-bangors".

These outstanding musical road warriors provide a multi-instrument, fresh, unique un cookie cutter performance that will leave you clamoring for more. Don't miss out--come on down and check them out!


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George Victory and the Observant Lion Band

Appearing at Schooner Wharf, George Victory and the Observant Lion Band, putting on a show featuring a variety of Caribbean-inspired world beats from 7 pm till midnight. This four-piece band is fronted by 2-time gold album artist and internationally known guitarist and vocalist George Victory. Hailing from Trinidad, George has opened for The Commodores and Paul Simeon, played for the King of Morocco, at the Copa Cabana, and more Band members are African percussionist "Massai" who is known for telling stories on his hand drums and Yvan Agbo from Paris and Senegal, with his very unusual "African style" guitar. Rounding out the band is harmony singer and multi reed player Marty Stonely, playing world beat styles on his flutes and saxophones. They are an engaging, hard driving and fun band. Come feel the magic at this last little piece of Old Key West.


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Tom Taylor
Wednesday, September 1st from 7-11 p.m.  and Wednesday, September 9th from 7-11 p.m.

Tom Taylor will entertain us with Classic and Generation X Rock on Wednesday, September 1st from 7-11 p.m. at Schooner Wharf. As a kid in Wilmington, DE, he was playing guitar at 13 and listening to the Beatles, Bowie, and Steely Dan. These influences on his style eventually led him to gigs at the Jersey Shore, NY and Philly, where he and Currie Clayton were voted "Best Acoustic Duo".

From new covers to favorite oldies from the '60s, Tom is known for his vocal style and his rhythmic drive. So he's lining up an engaging night of music.

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For more information, please call Schooner Wharf Bar at (305) 292-3302 or visit Schoonerwharf.com or Facebook.

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