Monday, November 24, 2014

Jimmy and the Parrots to Perform at Pardi-Gras!

Pardi-Gras 2015 
Jan. 15-18, 2015
"Singers, Sinners, and Saints"
Registration is OPEN and filling up fast!
That's right... registration for
Pardi-Gras 2015 is
capped at 500 people!
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Jimmy & the Parrots at Pardi-Gras!
Trop-Rock music's "Entertainer of the Year" is coming back to Pardi-Gras, and we are thrilled to have them back! That's right, our Jersey friends JATP will be returning to perform at The Margaritaville CafĂ© on Saturday night. These guys are the most high-energy band around, and they love to interact with their audience. You won't want to miss Jimmy and the Parrots at Pardi-Gras!  
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Crowning of the King and Queen
A Pardi-Gras tradition for several years, one of the most anticipated events of the weekend is the Crowning of the Pardi-Gras King and Queen. The King and Queen are kept secret until they are announced on Thursday night. They preside over the weekends' festivities, and are on the lead float in the Pardi-Gras Parade on Friday night. The King and Queen for 2014 (pictured here) are Brian Watson and Mo Baumler.  
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Mela-Grass to Perform at Pardi-Gras!

Pardi-Gras 2015 is pleased to welcome the Tennessee duo "Mela-Grass" to our event for the first time! You may have seen Melanie and Mike around the country this year, as they burned the wheels off their truck touring America. They are a high-energy tandem from the Knoxville area, and we know that you will love them. Let's be sure to give them a warm Pardi-Gras welcome! They will perform Thursday night from 9-11pm upstairs at the Tropical Isle, corner of Bourbon and St. Ann streets. 
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Pardi-Gras Pub Crawl 2015!
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It's the most talked about event at Pardi-Gras, and has been going on since the very first rendition. It is the world-famous Pardi-Gras Pub Crawl, and it happens on Friday afternoon, from 4-6pm, come rain or shine, hurricanes, locusts and pestilence notwithstanding! 200 (maybe closer to 300) P-G revelers take to Bourbon Street en masse, and descend upon 6 unsuspecting bars for drinks. There is always live music, costumes, a pub crawl "marshal", a Gator (pictured above) and more outrageous fun than should be allowed. Don't miss this one folks!


Cruise the Caribbean with us in 2015!            
Sail Away Entertainment is cruising the Eastern Caribbean in March, 2015, and we want you to come with us! Join Jerry Diaz and Jimmy Maraventano aboard the Windstar "Wind Surf" sailing yacht. We'll be visiting exotic sailing communities just like Buffett and Chesney have all these years! Click HERE for all the info
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 Don Middlebrook to Perform at Pardi-Gras 2015!
Making a return appearance to Pardi-Gras this year is a terrific Michigan singer /songwriter, Don Middlebrook. Don will be kicking the party off on Saturday morning again this year. He and Mad Marty from Big Burrito Radio have helped us get the party started on Saturday morning for several years now! It's fun, and very interactive, and broadcast on the internet. This award-winning songwriter is touring in support of his latest CD, "Talespin".  

Monte Tolar's Pirate Toast
One of the most popular events within Pardi-Gras every year is the Monte Tolar Pirate Toast at midnight on Friday. It takes place in the courtyard of Jean Lafitte's Blacksmith Shoppe, which is the oldest structure in North America operating as a bar. Revelers are invited to wear your best pirate gear, and help us honor the great pirate Jean Lafitte, and our good friend, the late Monte Tolar, for whom the event is named.

Southern Drawl Band @
Pardi-Gras 2015!
Making their first appearance (as a band) at Pardi-Gras, please welcome Tennessee's favorite sons, The Southern Drawl Band, to Pardi-Gras 2015. SDB will be performing at The Tropical Isle on Friday evening, between the Bourbon Street Pub Crawl, and the Pardi-Gras Parade. They are the perfect "pardi" band for the perfect "pardi" crowd!
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Pardi-Gras Street Party Returns in 2015!        Street Party 6 Great news Pardi-Gras fans! It looks like about a 90% certainty that the world famous Pardi-Gras Street Party on Bourbon Street will return in 2015. We're awaiting the permits to be signed by the City of New Orleans, but in the meantime, the stage has been secured, the PA system is ready to go, and the band (Jerry Diaz & Hanna's Reef) has been booked. We'll keep you up to date on the issue of the permit, but for now, you can assume that everythinig is a "go" on the street party. Yay!
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Boat Drunks Coming to Pardi-Gras 2015!
Boat Drunks
They're coming back! The Boat Drunks that is. They will be playing Friday night, Jan. 16, 2015 at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Cafe, right after the huge Pardi-Gras Bourbon Street Parade. They are touring right now in support of their new album, "Covering Their Tracks". It's always a party when the Boat Drunks are in town!
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Don't forget to book your hotel room now too! Call the Hotel Provincial and book your room today, at the special Pardi-Gras rate of $179 per night. Call the reservations line at 504-581-4995. If you have ANY issues booking, please ask for Margie Kaufman, our group representative
(Sorry, but the host hotel Bourbon Orleans is SOLD OUT of our room block) 

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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Misty Loggin's 2015 Fishing Calendar .......

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My 2015 Fishing/Bikini calendars are on their way!!! Woo hoo! But you have to hurry if you want your limited edition personally-signed copy . Presale ends this Sunday!! Thank you so much for all of the support, friends. It means so very much to me.
And please share this so your friends can get a signed copy.
P.S. Don't forget you get a free download of my one of a kind fishing experience song "Tie One On." #fishing#bassfishing #bikini #countrymusic #nashville#tieoneon

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Steve Tolliver Press Release.............

 Congrats to Steve Tolliver & Sunny Jim..

James "Sunny Jim" White & Steve Tolliver Photo by:Lisa Wessely

Press Release
November 6, 2014
For immediate release
Contact:  Steve Tolliver, 727-729-1549
Key West, FL:
Steve Tolliver Named Songwriter of the Year
Singer/songwriter, Steve Tolliver wins the 2014 Trop Rock Music Association's "Songwriter of the Year" award in a tie with James Sunny Jim White. The Trop Rock Music Association is an international organization that represents the artists, fans, music venues and radio stations that are aligned with the music genre known as Trop Rock.  The awards show is held every year in Key West at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville. The show is held in conjunction with a national convention of Jimmy Buffett fans and Trop Rock music lovers.
According to Wikipedia, Tropical rock (or trop rock) is a genre of popular music that incorporates elements and influences of rock and roll, reggae, country music, caribbean, Calypso music and zydeco, with themes and musical compositions inspired by an island style. The origins of the genre may be related to the musical sound of Jimmy Buffett and his folk singing style. Buffett and his Coral Reefer Band helped create a tropical sub-culture beginning in the early to mid-1980s, along with other artists including Bertie Higgins. Mainstream artists like Jack Johnson, Zac Brown Band, Alan Jackson and Kenny Chesney have songs in the trop rock genre.

Proving it's never too late to pursue your passion, Tolliver started writing his island themed songs 16 years ago at age 50 and retired early from his job as a sales rep. to devote full time to his music.  He drew on his years of boating and cruising, the Florida waters, Bahamas and the Dry Tortugas. Also a pilot, Tolliver's favorite destinations included the Cayman Islands, Bahamas and his favorite flying destination, Key West.  All of this added to his songwriting fodder. He recorded his first CD 5 years ago with 10 songs mostly about Key West and titled it "Songs in the Key of West".  He formed his band the Trop Rock Junkies at that time to promote the CD. Tolliver and his band have become one of the top bands in the genre. They have played concerts for as many as 15,000 people and are a popular choice for the many trop rock music festivals around the country. The band has been nominated three years in a row for the Horizon Award (up and coming artists) by the Trop Rock Music Association as well. They have played from the Midwest to Key West and have a following of trop rock fans around the country, Europe, Australia and Canada.  He has since recorded a total of four CD's and is working on his fifth.  Steve's music is played on many AM, FM and Internet radio stations throughout the country that play trop rock music and can be found on all the usual music sites like I-tunes, CD Baby, Amazon and many others, you can also find it on his web site or

Fruitcake in the Alley Information...


7th Annual Fruitcakes in the Alley Bowling Tournament!

All events will be held at:
AMF Altamonte Lanes
280 Douglas Avenue
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714

Friday, January 23, 2015
4:00 PM   Registration Opens at Bowling Alley
5:00 PM   Welcome Party begins with Trop Rock Junkies
8:00 PM   Live Music Continues with Ronnie Tsunami and the Wave Riders
Late Night  Midnight Bowling Available at a special reduced rate

Saturday, January 24, 2015
9:30 AM   Registration Opens at Bowling Alley
Live Music in the Bowling Alley Concourse, with Bill Cockrell and Rich McGuire
12:00 PM   Pizza Lunch
12:15 PM   Opening Ceremony and Group Photo
12:45 PM   Bowling Warm-Up Session, with deciBel
1:00 PM     Tournament Play, with The Conch Fritters – A Rock and Bowl Experience
4:00 PM     Music in the Bar, with Captain Josh and the FITA Band
4:30 PM     Championship and Fruitcake Playoffs
4:45 PM     Live Raffle Drawings and Silent Auction Pickup
6:00 PM     Barbecue Dinner by Smokin’
7:00 PM     Bowling Awards
8:00 PM     Live Music Continues in the Bowling Alley Concourse, with Jim Morris and the Big Bamboo Band

Sunday, January 25, 2015
8:30 AM   Live Music in the Bar, with Nowhere to Rum
9:30 AM   Brunch in the Alley, with Jimi Pappas

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

PHINS 10th Annual Gumbo Fest 2015...........

                                        PHINS Gumbo Fest 2015
                                                   March 13 - 14, 2015

          Once again its time to dust out your pots and clean the oars for the 10th Annual Gumbo Fest with the Parrot Heads In Natural Settings Inc.
  This Jacksonville event comes right on time to "shake" the cold and warm your "belly". 
 Remember you are phlocking for "Fighting Hunger one Bowl at a Time". Last year during the fest 7,000 samples were served in 90 minutes. This Gumbo Fest is large and loud. They know how to Trock and Phlock so don't miss Phun.
        Register Now  PHINS Gumbo Fest 2015

Phins to the West 2015 ......

                                               Phins to the West 2015
                                              May 14 - 17, 2015

                       PTTW is a event that brings together Parrot Heads from all areas of the country to enjoy a weekend of phun and entertainment in Laughlin, NV. Repeatedly nominated as The Trop Rock Music Alliance's best Trop-Rock event, this year promises to be the best ever!
             This Year's Lineup:
Don Middlebrook...Southern Drawl Band...The Hula Girls
Thom Shepherd...Bob Karwin
Mark Mulligan...CalypsoNuts...The Boat Drunks

             Click here to start your Phins to the West 
            Playcation !!!

Rendezvous 2015 ....


                                    Panama City Parrot Head Club

                                      April 16 - 19, 2015 

         The bands are set--though the times may be a little "flexible"... but you can see--what a lineup we have for the 2015 Rendezvous!

 Thursday, 4/16
6 pm-Jeff and the Camaros

Friday, 4/171 pm-Conch Republic
4:30 pm-John Frinzi
8 pm-Caribbean Chillers

Saturday, 4/18
10 am-Steve Hopper
1 pm-Barefoot Man with Sea 'n B
4:30 pm-Jim Asbell and the Tropaholics
8 pm-The Sauce Boss

Sunday, 4/19
10 am-Sea 'n B
1 pm - LOCAL SHOWCASE, including:
Gene Mitchell
Tony Vegas
Jeff Brewer
Steve Youngblood

              Rendezvous 2015  get Registered Now for your Trocking Spring Fling in Panama City Florida..........

Music On The Bay 2015 .....

                                                    Music on the

Music on the Bay 2015
February 26 - March 1, 2015
Whiskey Joe's Barefoot Beach
7710 W Courtney Campbell Causeway
Tampa, Florida 33608
Registration Fee is $75.00 per person
/ $85.00 after 01/15/2015 Midnight ET.
Includes four days event admission,
*goody bag and shuttle service.

Hotels, food, beverages, and
transportation are not included.

*Registration Deadline to receive a goody bag is 01/15/2015 Midnight ET.

There is an additional service charge of $3.50
($4.00 after 01/15/2015 Midnight ET) for

all online registrations to cover processing fees.

This the online registration page.
For mail in registration please go to the 2015 Registration by Mail page.

***** NO REFUNDS *****
All funds from cancellations will be donated to
Shriner's Hospitals for Children

Online Registration CLOSES
Sunday, February 23, 2015 at Midnight ET

This is an Adult event.
Attendees must be 21 years old.

No Personal liquor or Ice Chests permitted

No Inappropriate Attire permitted.

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Fruit Cakes In The Alley 2015 ....

                                  Fruitcakes in the Alley 2015

   Anything that has been rolling for seven years has got to be a Ball !!! Join this Phun Phlocking of ParrotHeads from all over as they Trock and Roll for Charity..........

Fruitcakes in the Alley Bowling Tournament
Registration is Now Open!

January 23 – 25, 2015
AMF Altamonte Lanes
280 Douglas Avenue
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714

Register now for the incredible Fruitcakes in the Alley bowling tournament, sponsored by the Parrot Heads of Central Florida! This is an event that you do not want to miss, and we expect to sell out early this year. We will be featuring live bands and a DJ, fun bowling tournament, delicious meals, a cool event shirt, and chances to win amazing raffle and auction items. A total of $35,210 was raised last year for the Arthritis Foundation on behalf of Kids with Arthritis. This brings our 6-year total to $147,100! Thank you to all sponsors, donors, and participants who made this incredible result possible!