Key West Concert, Program and Drone Show to Launch Florida Keys' Bicentennial

The Florida Keys are set to begin their bicentennial celebrations on Saturday, March 25th with a special concert, program, and drone show in Key West. To commemorate the 200th anniversary of the founding of Monroe County, the celebration will take place at the Truman Waterfront Park, with gates opening at 5 pm and admission being free.

The event will feature a performance from local musician Nick Norman, followed by a welcome from local leaders. Regional trop-rock all-star Howard Livingston will then take the stage to perform his signature Keys-inspired tunes. Segments of the South Florida PBS documentary "The Florida Keys: 200 Years of Paradise" will also be shown throughout the night. To cap off the evening, a drone “fireworks” display is planned with 250 drones illuminating the sky over the Truman Waterfront Park with imagery highlighting the Keys and their bicentennial.

Monroe County Mayor Craig Cates expressed his excitement for the event and encouraged everyone who loves the Keys to join in on the celebration. He also highlighted how the Florida Keys today are built on the unique and intriguing history of the island chain. “We invite everyone who loves the Keys to join us in commemorating this milestone,” said Cates.

The Florida Keys bicentennial celebration is sure to be a memorable one, with a kick-off concert full of live music, presentations, and a spectacular drone show. All those living in or visiting the Keys are invited to come out to the Truman Waterfront Park and join in on the festivities. The time to celebrate the unique history of the Florida Keys is now!