May 5, 2015 — Sloppy Joe’s Celebrates 78 Years at the Corner of Duval and Greene
Sloppy Joe s Bar is a historic Key West landmark that has been in its current location since May 5, 1937.
Sloppy Joe s has been owned by the Snelgrove and Mayer families since September, 1978.
The building the main bar resides in was built in 1917, and its adjacent building that houses its kitchen and Joe s Tap Room was built it 1892. The two buildings together will be over 220 years old.
May 8, 2015 – Songwriters Event 5:00pm-9:30pm
5:00pm Wendell Mobley and Brooke Eden
6:00pm Sara Haze, Heather Morgan and Maren Morris
7:00pm Jesse Rice and Rhette Akins
8:00pm Loving Mary
More information: http://www.keywestsongwritersfestival.com/event-5.8.15-SloppyJoes.html
July 23-26, 2015 — Sloppy Joe’s 35th Annual Hemingway Look-Alike Contest
Key West Poker Run – Peterson’s Harley Davidson September 17-19, 2015
September 17-19, 2015 — BOBBY FRISS BAND
On stage at 10:00pm
September 19, 2015 Sloppy Joe’s Biker Bash on Greene
Details to come
October 25, 2015 — Mitch Woods “Blues Cruise
On stage 11:00am-3:00pm
October 29, 2015 — Sloppy Joe’s 32nd Annual Toga Party “An Original Fantasy Fest Event”
8:00pm – close Toga! Toga! Toga! Sloppy Joe’s Annual Toga Party with Sloppy Joe’s Gift Card giveaways throughout the night! No registration, simply get your Toga ON and join us for the Toga Party all night long! You’ll have a chance to parade on stage and win Sloppy Joe’s Gift Cards during band breaks, audience will help decide best Togas. Band breaks approximately 8:00pm, 9:30pm, 11:00pm, and 12:30pm
No tickets sold.
December 31, 2015 NEW YEARS EVE — Sloppy Joe’s 23rd Annual Dropping of the Conch Shell
Sloppy Joe’s will host its 23rd Annual Dropping of the Conch Shell. Any thing goes New Year’s Eve in Key West on Duval Street. You’ll find people all decked out for the midnight celebration, and folks still in their bathing suits and flip flops when the Conch Shell drops from the roof of Sloppy Joe’s Bar.
The idea and implementation of the New Year’s Eve Dropping of the Conch Shell is that of local artist Tobias McGregor. In 1993, McGregor approach Sloppy Joe’s management about the New Year’s Eve plan. “Before the dropping of the Conch Shell, everyone would just wonder around Duval Street, celebrating the New Year when their watches read midnight. The crowd was just not in sync,” said McGregor.
The initial Conch Shell was rigged on a frame, the shell was lowered manually, and timed by watch, or by looking across the street into a window and watching the countdown in Times Square on someone’s TV. McGregor said, “the Queen Conch has come a long way since the early years, and the crowd at the corner of Duval and Greene expects more each year.”
Outside the crowd starts to gather on the street around 10:00pm as Sloppy Joe’s rooftop host entertains the crowd and everyone dances, catches beads and waits for the countdown clock to begin. As midnight strikes and the Conch Shell is lowered confetti, streamers and lights will fill the sky.
Inside LIVE music on stage New Year’s Eve: Noon-4:45pm; 5:30pm-9:30pm; and 10pm-2:00am. Balloon drop and party favors at midnight.
No reservations taken. No tickets sold. Door charge
February 11-13, 2016 — Sloppy Joe’s 12th Annual Put-In-Bay Music Festival
Details and music schedule to come. Featuring Pat Dailey, Mike Mad Dog Adams, Bob Gatewood, Ray Fogg and Pete & Wayne.