Florida Keys singer/songwriter John Bartus will perform at the State Capitol in Tallahassee for Florida Keys Day on April 18. This event takes place each year as representatives from local Keys governments and organizations converge in Tallahassee to make state legislators and officials aware of our special circumstances and problems in the islands. Conceived by Leadership Monroe County, and hosted by our State Representative Holly Raschein, this annual event is a tremendous opportunity to lobby on behalf of Monroe County.
The event is a Seafood Happy Hour on the Capitol grounds at 5:00 p.m. on April 18. It's a a “Keys Style” party with shrimp, conch fritters, key lime pie, stone crab chowder, and fried fish, live music from Marathon Council Member and former Mayor John Bartus, and an inside look to Tallahassee politics. "Florida Keys Day is a great way to let state officials know that we exist, and we have real issues," Bartus says. "Affordable housing, environmental concerns, outrageous insurance costs, and help with funding for state-mandated wastewater utilities are all concerns we face every day. If it takes Keys seafood and Keys music to help our cause, I'm all for it!"
Bartus will perform songs from his Keys Disease and Live From the Florida Keys CDs, as well as songs from his upcoming CD, Time & Tide.
For more info: 305-731-1177. www.johnbartus.com