Saturday, December 20, 2014

Jimmy Buffett sings Merry Christmas .....

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Friday, December 19, 2014

Jimmy and the Parrots News and Updates - Freehold, NJ, This Weekend!

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Thanks to all of you who joined Jimmy and Jimmy last Friday night at the Brass Rail in Phillipsburg, NJ   It was great to see so many friends from near and far (you know who you are!) in one great place and to enjoy a  fun night and the awesome musical entertainment as only the Jimmy and Jimmy duo can provide!  

            Photo of Jimmy Jr.& Joellyn courtesy of Ross L.  

This weekend, the band is heading to a new venue, iPlay America in
Freehold, NJ, for a holiday show you won't want to miss.  All the details are below; we look forward to seeing a lot of you in Freehold on Saturday!  

December 15, 2014

                               Top:  WFMZ's Eve Tannery joins the band for a photo op
              Bottom:  Lance, Jaciel Cordoba, Hal, Matt Broderick, Eve, Jimmy, and Jimmy 

Jimmy, Jimmy, Hal and Lance had a great time this week on WFMZ's Music Monday segment with Eve Tannery.  They performed two songs during the News at Sunrise, chatting with Eve before each tune and also got to play out over the closing credits.  We love our annual visit to the studio; thanks again to Eve, Jaciel, Matt, and the rest of the awesome crew at WFMZ for the warm welcome and for having us!  If you missed the performance or just want to relive it, you can watch it here.  


Saturday, December 20, 2014
9:00 p.m. - midnight

110 Schanck Road
Freehold, NJ  07728

The band is excited to make their debut appearance at Game Time Bar and Grill inside iPlay America.  Game Time boasts an impressive menu of not-so-typical bar food, craft beers, and cocktails that change with the seasons.  Take a break from holiday preparations and join us!  No cover charge; reservations accepted by calling the number above or via Open Table.  


Friday, December 26, 2014
8:00 - 10:15 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.)

101 Founders Way
Bethlehem, PA  

This has become a holiday tradition for both the band and many of our friends in the Lehigh Valley.  Join us for a Parrot Holiday Party in one of the coolest venues around!  Standing room only tickets are available here; you can also purchase standing room only tickets at the door on 12/26.  Come dance off some of those cookie calories with us!

Saturday, January 24, 2015
Reading, PA 

Saturday, February 7, 2015
Plainview, NY 


January 15-18, 2015
(JATP performs on Saturday, January 17)
New Orleans, LA 

February 19-21, 2015
Carlyle, IL 

February 26 - March 1, 2014
(JATP performs on Saturday, February 28)
Tampa Bay, FL



You're up to date with what's happening in our corner of the world.  Please check out our website for a full and complete schedule of upcoming shows and events.  Thanks for your continued support of the boys in the band,

Mary Beth

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A Shore Christmas Message

Merry Christmas from Don "da Pyrate" 

"T'was the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse."

The familiarity and reassuring message of that poem by Clement Clark Moore has warmed the hearts of children and adults for many, many generations. Legend has it that Moore wrote the poem, originally titled "A Visit From St. Nicholas", in 1822, to read to his own family that Christmas Eve. He had no intention of publishing it, but Harriet Butler, a family friend, enjoyed it so much she submitted it to "The Sentinel", a newspaper in Troy, NY. The paper published it on December 23rd, 1823, and in today's vernacular, it went viral. Of course, in those days, viral took a few years, but soon it was known everywhere as the consummate Christmas poem. Over 180 years later, and now commonly known as "The Night Before Christmas", Moore's poem is the most-published, most-read, most-memorized, and most-collected book in all of Christmas literature.

Looking beyond the warm and sweet message of the tale itself, I find something deeper in this poem and it's history.

I like to think that the very way it became as big a part of the worldwide Christian Christmas experience, spreads an important message about the meaning of Christmas itself.

Clement Moore didn't think his little poem was worth paying much attention to, and originally didn't intend to publish it. It was just for his family. But then, the friendship, and good intentions of an acquaintance intervened, and this poet from Upstate NY, became one of the most published poets, of one of the most well known poems ever written.

To me, that is an embodiment of the spirit of this magical season. When people extend a helping hand to their fellow man, amazing things can happen.

I think each of us can learn something important from the back story of "The Night Before Christmas". It's a lesson that's useful not just during the Christmas Season, but all year, every year.

Take a moment when you hear this message, and again every time you can, to look around you. I'm sure you'll see someone or something, that could use your helping hand. When you do that, there's no telling what unforeseen great things can happen. Even if nothing as monumental as "The Night Before Christmas" happens, it will make the world a better place to live, every day of every year.

This is Don Winfield, with The Shore Radio. From my family, and the Shore Radio family, we wish you all a very Merry Christmas, and an extraordinary New Year.

Don Winfield, December 2014

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Time for a "Christmas Vacation" with Brent Burns..

     No Christmas is complete without Brent Burns "Christmas Vacation" playing as you Trokk around the tree basking in laughter.... Get on "The Santa Boat" as he takes you on a belly shakin' and cheeks a glowing trip South...Trokkin' humor and a Snowbird song to share with everyone you know - Even your office co-workers...Bring on the yule tide cheer and have yourself grinning from ear to ear.. 
   Don't have it ? Here is where you can grab it !

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Rhythm & Rain Trio Trokkin' in New Orleans....

Jerry Diaz: It's Official! The Street Party Returns!

Pardi-Gras 2015 

Jan. 15-18, 2015

"Singers, Sinners, and Saints"


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Pardi-Gras 2015 is

capped at 500 people!


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Don't forget that we cap registration at 500 folks for Pardi-Gras. Registration is filling up fast, and we don't want you to be left out. Scroll down a little to find out how to register...
John Reno Returns for 17th Year!
From Fairhope, Alabama, and making his 17th consecutive Pardi-Gras appearance, Pardi-Gras is excited to have our friend John Reno perform at our event this year! An extremely talented performer, John can go wherever the crowd wants to go, including great Buffett and Trop-Rock covers, Jim Croce tribute covers, and best of all, some of the best original music you've ever heard. He's toured the country extensively for years, and you've seen him at Pardi-Gras as part of a duo, a trio, and in our favorite configuration, a solo artist this year. You've probably heard that John has performed at Pardi-Gras more than any other's true!
Margaritaville Foods Tasting Party!
Kick off the weekend early, with an outstanding sampling opportunity! Margaritaville Foods provides the food, and The Orleans Grapevine provides the laid back setting for this perfect afternoon. Margaritaville Foods is the division of the company that produces and markets the take home goodies that you find in your local grocery store. They will have several items here for sampling, and it is delicious! We'll also have live music in the courtyard, and in case you were wondering, the bar at the Grapevine WILL be open too! (The tasting party is Thursday, Jan. 15, from 1-3pm, at the Grapevine Restaurant)
Gene Mitchell to Perform at Pardi-Gras! 
Pardi-Gras is pleased to welcome a good friend, and terrific entertainer, Gene Mitchell back to our event. Based out of Panama City Beach, Florida for the past 25 years, this world traveler has a dozen great CDs recorded, and available for purchase. Gene performs 6 nights a week in PCB, but occasionally takes off for special events such as ours. Gene has appeared on national TV, performing at the halftime show at the Capital One Bowl in Orlando, and his music has been played on network TV shows. You can hear his music "live" at Pardi-Gras, from Gene himself!
Pardi-Gras Parade on Bourbon Street!
Get ready, because the Pardi-Gras Parade in the French Quarter is back, and better than ever! World-famous Blaine Kern Studios supplies the floats, and we'll supply the fun! Everyone on Bourbon Street lines up to see us parade from Tropical Isle to Margaritaville Cafe. You can walk, OR if you really want a special night, purchase one of the very limited spots that we will offer for sale on one of the floats! It's the experience of a lifetime, and a definite "bucket-list" opportunity! 
Jimmy and 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 Café 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!
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.  
PLEASE NOTE: A very LIMITED number of spots on a Pardi-Gras float will go on sale within the next few days. We'll make a special announcement when they do, so stay TUNED!
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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 form 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 perfrom 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!
Master Gator & Snake
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 inter-active, 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.
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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 beperfroming 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! Our world famous Pardi-Gras Street Party on Bourbon Street will return in 2015! We've got the permits from the City of New Orleans in hand, the stage has been secured, the PA system is ready to go, and the band (Jerry Diaz & Hanna's Reef) has been booked. So get ready to party on Bourbon Street on Saturday, Jan. 17. It's likely to be on local and national TV. Ayeeeeee!  
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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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