Dawn Marie was born and raised in Buffalo, New York, where from a young age, she watched her Sicilian-American grandmother and great aunts perform together at family gatherings. They sang songs from their parents' homeland and The Great American Songbook in perfect harmony. A shy child, Dawn Marie sang most often by herself until finally in high school she began performing in musicals and plays. In 1992 she was accepted into the American Musical & Dramatic Academy of NYC. She went on to spend a decade in NY juggling a successful modeling, acting and singing career. Dawn Marie later relocated to sunny South Florida where she continues to work as a model, tv host, and vocalist. In 2006, she won the title of Ms. Florida and went on to be crowned Ms. United States. 

Dawn Marie's vast repertoire includes the Great American Songbook, easy listening, blues, Broadway showtunes, and pop opera. She also sings in spanish, portuguese and italian.

Dawn Marie's voice has been described as soulful and angelic. She always give an honest, connected performance straight from her heart and life experiences to the listener. Music lovers can look forward to the up-close and personal, intimate and easy going atmosphere that Dawn Marie creates in any of the many venues she can be found this season: Pelican Cafe, Carmine's La Trattoria, Mar-a-Lago, Trump International, The Colony Hotel, and many of the finest country clubs in South Florida. On Christmas of 2016, Dawn Marie performed the national anthem for the President Elect's Christmas Eve Gala at Mar-a-lago which aired on WPBF News Channel 25. 

When Dawn Marie isn't singing, she is using her voice to help keep kids safe. She speaks regularly at schools throughout Palm Beach County on bullying prevention and personal safety. In 2012 she was honored by the Palm Beach County School district for her work with kids. View her appearances on WPTV and Good Morning South Florida on CBS speaking out on bullying in our schools. She is a dedicated volunteer for the Child Rescue Coaliton which tracks and prosecutes child sexual predators and is also a proud spokesperson for Defense Coach University which teaches personal safety on college campuses. 

New music by Dawn Marie now available on iTunes,


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Mondays 6:30-9:30pm 
Pelican Cafe *Please note we switch to

Tuesday nights for the summer beginning May 29th

Tuesdays & Wednesdays 7pm-10
The Colony, Palm Beach

Fridays 7pm-10
Carmine's La Trattoria​

For Members Only Clubs: Mar-a-lago, Trump International, St. Andrews, Boca West, Mizner and private party availability, view FULL SCHEDULE

*If you are a booking agent, and/or fellow entertainer, I kindly ask that you do not submit me for dates or use my images, video, or anything contained in this website without my express permission. Should a club or any venue wish to hire me, they may do so directly via email: 
dawn@shinemodelandtalent.com or by contacting me directly at 561.779.4492
Thank you in advance for your cooperation.


Dawn Marie performed the national anthem for President Donald Trump at his Christmas Eve Gala