The Lower Keys Underwater Music Festival will take place July 12-13 at Looe Key. This is the 35th annual music festival, and this year there will be a special underwater festival on Saturday, July 13th, aimed at promoting reef protection.

According to festival co-founder Bill Becker:

“It’s a great opportunity for people to not only enjoy the reef, but appreciate it and protect it as well. We are committed to preserving the coral reef and keeping it safe, and this is the way to celebrate it.”

The festival is staged each year by the Keys’ US1 Radio 104.1 FM and aims to provide an underwater soundtrack while divers and snorkelers explore the reef.

This year’s concert will be held between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. and music will be broadcast from speakers suspended below boats moored on Looe Key. During the show, you may also spot the odd mermaid playing a subaquatic musical instrument!

The festival aims to highlight awareness and educate divers an the general public alike about the conservation and protection of the Keys marine environment.

You can find out more information here, or check out a small clip about last year’s festival below.

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