Singer/Songwriter/Painter Kristen McNamara ( KMAC ), is the newest up and coming buzz in South Florida, from her live art and singing mixed performances and paint & sip classes to her musical stories, you're in for a breath of fresh air with a timeless twist. From her music to her art, you're in for an unforgettably eclectic experience, to say the least. You may recognize her from a few of your favorite television shows, but this rare and personalized act unlike any other around the world, gives you the opportunity to see behind the scenes. If you have a chance, go see a show or take an art class. Taking a closer look through the eyes of not just an artist, but a true lover of Key West. Off stage, without being under the lights of showbiz, an intimate yet fun setting everyone is sure to enjoy. After discovering Key West through the BMI Songwriter's Festival in 2010, Kristen fell in love with the people, and heartbeat of the 2 x 4 mile stretch of land 90 miles from Cuba.
Determined to combine her love of music, art and tropical island life, she decided to claim the island as home when she is off the road from performing. Residing in a little conch cottage with her dog "Truffles" downtown near the corner of Duval and Caroline where she wrote her popular tune "Duval Street". She fits right in with the locals walking and riding her bike to her gigs. Kristen often writes and records from the island, landing a song she wrote earlier this year in the heart of Key West, on the television show "KillJoys" this summer on SYFY under the name " Roenin ". Making her stamp as a modern Renaissance woman, she performs locally, mostly at The Smoking Tuna Saloon, and has art displayed at places like Ocean Key, Sunset Pier, Island Dogs, Rum Bar, The Angelina Guest House, The Caribbean House, and more. Each piece of artwork has a song written by Kristen, to go along with it's story.
Kristen continues to believe in the old artistic free spirit of Key West, and combines her creativity of music and art as her contribution to keeping the true authenticity of Key West alive and thriving, while educating the need of care for our community, oceans, sea life and reef. A 2 1/2 hour journey filled with music themed for the class, with a 15 minute intermission that includes a live acoustic performance by Roenin herself! No formal art schedule is available, due to her calendar and events from recording, performances and travel for 2018. Classes and shows are announced on our website and Facebook page as they are scheduled. For paint & sip classes, we operate on a first come first serve RSVP required basis, so keep an eye out for the next class. If you're lucky enough to catch a class, be sure to book your spot at wwwkeywestpaintandsip.com. You won't want to miss this, before the ship sails!