Florida: Key West Songwriters Festival May 1-5

If you’re looking for a true original, check out the Key West Songwriters Festival, an annual pilgrimage for country and pop music icons for 18 years. Blues star Gary Clark Jr. headlines the festival’s official kick-off party May 1 at the Sunset Pier at the Ocean Key Resort. He’ll be followed by five days and nights of music with more than 30 free shows planned around the island.