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My music store Island Guitar is giving online multi-age any level guitar, ukulele, piano, violin, & beginning bass & saxophone lessons using Skype & FaceTime

Hi Wayne here. So far so good in the Florida keys as far as no reported cases of the coronavirus. Beautiful wife Jamie and I decided to lock the door of our store to any walk-in business, but are “open for business” as we are taking orders over the phone while customers wait in their car or outside on their bikes. Having us deliver the music gear out to your front door is also a possibility. We take credit and debit card over the phone.

Thanks for staying safe.

hit me up wayne@islandguitar.com

Call me at 305-414-8056

Jimmy Buffett’s surprise concert performance here @ Margaritaville, Key West last night was a great way to start a New Year of great live shows & concerts here in Paradise USA Key West Florida!

It looked like Santa Clause, or even someone bigger (I mean more famous lol) was in town when the word spread on the street yesterday that Jimmy Buffett was in town.

Ask anyone here it’s true that the “Coconut Telegraph” as Key Wester’s call it, or the island’s way of spreading news mouth-to-mouth, is faster than a speeding bullet and evidently faster than even WiFi or the internet!! – as crazed fans and folks made their way to a packed house on Duval Street before anyone even saw a single post on Facebook, Instagram or other social media!

Soon after news of his coming hit the “Coconut Telegraph” the street itself in front of Margaritaville would just about be blocked all together by fans – with police directing traffic, fans, curious tourists, pedestrians, bicyclists, AND scooters. (Thank You Key West Police for helping keep everyone safe so that we can continue to have tons of fun).

CHRISTMAS ROCKS! HOLIDAY MUSIC CONCERT DECEMBER 22ND 2019 @ THE KEY WEST THEATER W/WAYNE SORBELLI, Marshall Morlock, JOE TRIPP, DESTINY MONTGOMERY, JOE DALLAS, LARRY SMITH, CHRISTINE CORDONE-SMITH, SKIPPER KRIPITZ, HOSTED BY BILL HOEBEE

I’ll be playing guitar for this show!!

Pls join me!! This won’t be your average Christmas concert! Get ready for an evening of rocking out to your favorite Christmas classics as well as some unexpected surprise.

The Christmas Rocks! band will be lead by Joe Tripp & Destiny Montgomery and include your favorite local musicians including myself Woken Lion Wayne Sorbelli & Marshall Morlock, Joe Dallas, Skipper Kripitz, Larry Smith, Christine Cordone-Smith & special guests! Hosted by Bill Hoebee. PLEASE SHARE this w/your family & friends who LOVE CHRISTMAS! https://facebook.com/events/534577627276867/?ti=icl

Tickets available atwww.TheKeyWestTheater.com

Join us Sunday December 22nd, 2019.

8pm doors open 7pm

Christmas Rocks! Concert is at The Key West Theater at 512 Eaton Street, Key West, FL 33040

www.islandguitar.com

Key West Blues Festival 2019 encore jam w/Michelle Dravis, Karri Daley, Andy Westcott, Wayne Sorbelli, Randy Morrow, Tim Curtis, Rick Fusco, Francois Gehin, Bill Hoebee, Ericson Holt

Key West Blues Festival 2019 Encore Jam w/Sorbelli,

Key West Blues Festival 2019 Encore Jam

Musicians on stage for the encore jam left to right:

Michelle Dravis, Karri Daley, Andy Westcott, Wayne Sorbelli, (Randy Morrow drums), Tim Marshall Curtis, Rick Fusco, Francois Gehin (Bass), Bill Hoebee, Ericson Holt.

For an encore jam we all played together on Albert King’s Crosscut Saw. It was great!

Blues recording artist & Slide Guitar legend Bill Blue and Wayne Sorbelli dual slide Jam at the 1st Annual Key West Blues Festival 2019

Blues Slide Legend Bill Blue & Wayne Sorbelli at the first annual Key West Blues Festival

It was a SOLD OUT blues show at the Key West Theater!!!! May 25th, 2019. A great way to mark the first of MANY Key West Blues festivals!!! Thank God!!

I’m so happy to share the stage with some of my musical peers Tim Marshall Curtis “Commander Hawk”, Andy Westcott, Rick Fusco, Bobby DeVito, Daryl Brooke, Henry Lysy Jr., Randy Morrow, Francois Gehin, Michelle Dravis, Karri Daley, AND a few of my musical heros like Ericson Holt, one of the greatest living piano playing songwriters IN THE WORLD, and blues legend, slide guitar slinger and songwriter, Bill Blue!!!!

For sure one of the musical highlights in my life so far is to have shared the stage with Ericson Holt and Bill Blue!!!! Another 2 notches on the belt! Another strike off the bucket list.

I want to thank the promoter Joel Barrios for having faith in this blues festival idea.

Karri Daley & Wayne Sorbelli at Key West Blues Festival 2019

Nicky’s 2nd annualpaddle celebration and benefit concert Sunday 9/23/18

Nicky Sorbelli Paddle Celebration and Benefit concert 2018

2nd Annual Nicky’s Paddle Celebration!

Sunday, September 23rd, 2018
Join us for a fun-filled day to remember and honor the memory of 10 year old Nicky Sorbelli who inspired so many to seize the moment and make the best of EVERYDAY.

The day will be filled with 2 Paddle Courses (a short and a long course), kids and adult kayak and stand-up-paddlebaloard (SUP) adventures along with a kayak and SUP  ukulele jam.  LIVE Music & great food and beverages at the scenic Geiger Key Marina, Key West, FL.
5.5 mile course (experienced paddlers)
2.9 mile course (all levels welcome)
Kids Sprint – A FREE race for our youngest paddlers from buoy to buoy)

**PFD’s are required for short and long courses**
**Leases are encouraged**

Need to Rent a SUP/Single Kayak/Double Kayak?
contact……
KW Eco Tours Paddle Hut reservation line
305-294-7245

Lazy Dog Adventures
305-295-9898

Nicky Sorbelli Paddle Celebration and Benefit Concert 9/23/18

1st Annual Nicky Sorbelli Paddle Celebration @ Geiger Key Marina! Sunday, June 11, 2017

Nicky Sorbelli Paddle Celebration @ Geiger Key Marina Key West 2017 Paddle Course

1st Annual Geiger Key Marina Paddle Celebration!

Sunday, June 11, 2017
Join us for a fun-filled day to remember and honor the memory of 10 year old Nicky Sorbelli who inspired so many to seize the moment and make the best of EVERYDAY.

The day will be filled with 2 Paddle Courses, kids and adult sprint races, LIVE Music & great food and beverages at the scenic Geiger Key Marina, Key West, FL.
5.5 mile course (experienced paddlers)
2.9 mile course (all levels welcome)
Kids Sprint – A FREE race for our youngest paddlers from buoy to buoy
Adult ‘Team’ Sprint – How many paddlers can your team pile on a paddleboard and make it to the finish line? (All teams will use SUP no longer than 11.6ft.)

**PFD’s are required for short and long courses**
**Leases are encouraged**

Need to Rent a SUP/Single Kayak/Double Kayak?
contact……
KW Eco Tours Paddle Hut reservation line
305-294-7245
Lazy Dog Adventures
305-295-9898

Jamie Sorbelli races in the SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard) Key West Clasic 2016 


Jamie Sorbelli races around the island city of Key West in the Key West SUP Stand Up Paddleboard Classic 2016. 

This year they also had relay races around the island in which Jamie participated in with two friends Brianna Castillo and Tara McCabe. 

Jamie’s relay team was named TEAM GODZILLA after our son late son Nicky Wayne Sorbelli  (Fly FREE & RIP my son)

The relay racers set off at Higgs Beach (where Jamie’s teammate Briana Castillo did this first leg) and paddled around the westernmost side of the island past Fort Zachary Taylor to Simonton Steet Beach, then from Simonton Street Beach (picked up by teammate Tara McCabe) paddled around the small military island Sigsbee Key onward to Hurricanr Hole (home of LazyDog Paddle Shack) to the third and final leg where Jamie would then paddle from Hurricane Hole (situated between Key West and Stock Island) around the southernmost side of the island all the way back around to where it stared at Higgs Beach.  

Team Godzilla came in Second Place!!! Congrats girls!!!! 


Team Godzilla SUP Paddle Classic Key West 2016  Tara McCabe,  Jamie Sorbelli & Briana Castillo. 

Memorial service to honor Nicky’s life is on Higgs Beach Key West 3/3/16 Thursday March 3rd 2016 at 5pm until sunset?? A party to celebrate his life, his bravery during his epic battle with blood cancer and to thank him for being an inspirational hero to so many. 

  
PLEASE SHARE. Memorial service to honor Nicky’s life will be held on Higgs Beach in Key West 3/3/16 Thursday March 3rd 2016 at 5pm until sunset ?? A party to celebrate his life, his bravery during his epic battle with blood cancer and to thank him for being an inspirational hero to so many!!! Sharing of great memories, laughter, music and dancing are all on the agenda.  

www.Sorbelli.com

Instead of flowers I ask that you donate to his sister Leela Sorbelli because we use all her college savings fund fighting her brother Nicky’s cancer – now we are in the process of building it back up.  Please help us – it took is 15 years to save it and now only have less than three years to build it back up yes she starts college in under four years !!!!! OMG)

LEELA Sorbelli : 2520 Harris Ave Apt#1,Key West, FL 33040

God bless! Many thanks