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We had such a wonderful response to last year’s guitar quilt, BVMP Board Member Anna Baird crafted another beautiful musical quilt for BVMP!

Buy a ticket for a chance to win this magnificent hand made quilt! Three guitars created with music themed fabric are surrounded by a piano keyboard and quilted in a musical pattern. Tickets only $5 each or 5 tickets for $20!

Drawing will be held on May 1st, 2020 at 5pm live on Facebook. Like us on Facebook to see the drawing live!


Be sure to include your email and phone number on the payment screen so we can write it on your ticket stubs! If you give us your mailing address we will gladly mail you your tickets!

The Bahama Village Music Program invites the public to help them celebrate their 20th anniversary with a Birthday Bash on Sunday, March 29, 2020 from 12:00pm – 6:00pm at the Coffee Butler Amphitheater. The free, family-friendly event will be a day filled with music jamboree with performances by Key West’s finest musicians and BVMP students, audience jam-alongs, an artisan market, a cash bar, food trucks, a silent auction, a kid’s zone, and of course, birthday cake. Special to the event will be the inaugural presentation of the Key West Music Hall of Fame inductees, which include Coffee Butler, Ellen Sanchez, Fats Navarro, and Buddy Chavez.

The 20-year-old program started in a storage room with three keyboards in 1999 and is now a comprehensive music school with 200 students at their main location and outreach programs. Since then, Bahama Village Music Program has given over 20,000 free music lessons taught by more than a dozen student teachers, professional instructors, and dedicated volunteers to over 2,000 children who could not otherwise afford them.

Join them as they celebrate the sense of pride and community spirit that has resulted from this important program that fosters important mentor relationships between local teenage musicians and their students, offers free summer camps for BVMP students, collaborates with Dance Key West to offer free dance lessons to BVMP students, offers yearly full-tuition scholarships and grants to student teachers to attend the Berklee College of Music’s Aspire: Five-Week Music Performance Intensive, and facilitates full-scale musical theater productions with Keys Kids Junior and House of Pan Steel Pan Band at Horace O’Bryant School— inspiring children island-wide to discover the musician within. For more information and sponsorship opportunities, call Executive Director Katchen Duncan 305.504.7664 or email info@bvmpkw.org. Celebrating 20 years of free music education. It takes a village.

Bahama Village Music Program is seeking artisans and vendors for 20th Birthday Bash at Key West Amphitheater at Truman Waterfront.

Jewelry makers, food-crafters, artisans, and alchemists of all imaginings are invited to show and sell their creations at the Bahama Village Music Program’s event on March 29, from noon to 6 p.m.

The free, family-friendly event celebrates 20 years of free music lessons taught by more than a dozen student teachers, professional instructors, and dedicated volunteers to more than 2,000 children.

For information, email cricket@bvmpkw.org.

Past Events
Artisan Market{ Feb 23, 2020 - Sunday
Volunteer at the Market with BVMP! The BVMP House of Pan Steel Pan Band, Ukulele Orchestra and other BVMP kiddos will perform at the Artisan Market and BVMP will have a booth with information and merchandise for sale. Key West Artisan Market celebrates ‘The Art of the Art’ Edition February...read more >
Wizard of OZ{ Feb 13, 2020 - Feb 15, 2020