What a night!!!!! Congratulations to ALL of this year's winners, thanks to our host, Jim Hoehn, and all of our award presenters, musical guests, sponsors, volunteers....and most of all, YOU -- the mighty members of the Margarita M.A.F.I.A. Family -- for casting your vote, and shaping the future of Trop Rock.
There were some VERY close results in this year's voting -- one category winner was decided by ONE VOTE! Several others were within 20 votes, so each vote is very important.
If you weren't there in person for the show on November 5th, (or just want to relive the fun), the results are posted on our website and photos/videos are coming soon!
This month, we recognize the passing of two Trop Rock Troubadours:
Though much could be said about their lives and their music, we thought it best to ask you to visit their websites, because we believe that their music says it better than our words ever could.
You have left us with wonderful memories. Your music continues to inspire us. Smooth Sailing....
"I Can" Award
The Trop Rock Music Awards is re-naming the Wave Award (artist community service award).
It will be now be called the "I Can" Award in honor of Troy Allan's incomparable spirit, and in dedication to all of our MAFIA Family members who may battling issues in their own lives, but continue to be a beacon of hope to those around them.
His song, "I Can", continues to be a source of encouragement and inspiration. To view his video, click here.
First Ever M.A.F.I.A. Family Reunion in Paris, France
Our German M.A.F.I.A. family members recently attended a Jimmy Buffett Concert in Paris, and sent us their reunion photo. Trop Rock music has fans worldwide! Have you sent us your Family Reunion photos? Check out the latest Reunion Photos.
It's Renewal Time!
The holiday season is here, and as another year comes to an end, it means it's also renewal season!
If you have not yet renewed your membership for 2011, your M.A.F.I.A. membership will expire on December 31st.
We hope you'll stay "on board" with us as we continue our mission to establish Trop Rock as a musical genre, and keep the music going (and growing) for future generations.
All membership renewals include a Margarita M.A.F.I.A. T-shirt, monthly e-newsletters, special updates, and your opportunity to cast your vote in the 2011 Trop Rock Music Awards.
Our 2011 T-shirts are now available on our website in BOTH ladies and mens styles!
As we head into our 6th year, the Margarita M.A.F.I.A. continues to grow, and we continue to make Trop Rock a larger part of the musical landscape (or should we say soundscape?) But we can't do it without your support!
Ho Ho Ho
What better gift for your friends and family, than 12 months of Trop Rock?!? A membership to the Margarita M.A.F.I.A. is a gift that keeps giving all year long -- monthly newsletters, contests, special updates -- it's the perfect gift for the Trop Rock fans on your holiday shopping list! Click on the links above for credit card or check processing and the perfect gift will be on its way! (if this is a gift, please be sure to mention in the comment field any special message that you would like to include!)
Wishing you the Merriest of Christmases, and the Jolliest of Holidays!
--The Margarita M.A.F.I.A. Family
2010 Trop Rock Music Awards
Presented by the Margarita M.A.F.I.A
Hosted by PHiP
Friday, November 5th
Casa Marina Resort
Key West, FL
Recognizing Trop Rock's Singers, Songwriters, DJ's and Events, as voted by their peers....and their fans!
Catch "The Wave"!
Congratulations to this year's Winners:
Amish Beach Party - DJ Jeff Allen
Live Music Venue
Nav-a-Gator - Lake Suzy, FL
House Concert Venue
Mark & Sharon Leverett/ The Yard/ - Tampa, FL
Event of the Year
Stars Fell on Alabama - Gulf Shores, AL
James "Sunny Jim" White (lead guitar/steel pan)
Jimmy Parrish & the Ocean Waves Band
Howard Livingston & Mile Marker 24
James "Sunny Jim" White
Michelle Becker of Latitude
Songwriter Brent Burns
Fan of the Year
Dale & Peach Hench
Brent Burns "I've Got a Beach in My Backyard"
Song Brent Burns "I've Got a Beach in My Backyard"
Howard Livingston & Mile Marker 24
Wave Award / "I can Award" (Artist Community Service)
SPECIAL THANKS TO:
Host: Jim Hoehn
Special Musical Guests:
Sunny Jim Band
SPECIAL APPEARANCES BY
Doyle Grisham -- Jimmy Buffett's Coral Reefer Band
JD Spradlin -- Radio Margaritaville
R Scott Bryan -- Multi-instrumentalist / Producer
Tina Gullickson -- Jimmy Buffett's Coral Reefer Band
Tom Corcoran -- Author/Photographer/Songwriter
Thanks to all of our Sponsors and Volunteers for making this event possible.
Support Trop Rock Music -- attend one of these great upcoming events!
If you'll be attending any upcoming events, be sure to don your MAFIA WEAR for the Pappazzi at the "Family Reunion"!
Let everyone know about your Family Reunion Photo time/place by listing it in our newsletter, AND by making it a scheduled event at your phlocking. Add it to your lanyard schedule so NO ONE WILL MISS THE PHOTO!
Note: Due to space limitations, we can only list events that feature MULTIPLE Trop Rock Artists, but there are great events taking place every week across the country! December 31, Cocoa Beach, FL, Trop Stock New Year's Eve *Family Reunion Coordinator Needed SEND US YOUR MAFIA REUNION PHOTOS!
Photo: Saturday, April 17 at 7pm on the beach by the stage
If you will be attending an upcoming event and would like to help us gather "The Family" together for a "Family Photo", email us the time and location. We'll add it to our Event Calendar and post your photos on our website! Email us:firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks to Matt Wahl for his GREAT artist interviews over the past year. Matt has decided to focus on his music, so we are looking for a new host for our interview segment. Hopefully, we will have more great interviews posted on our website soon!
If you've got friends in states where we don't have any "Family", get 'em involved!
This is your chance, to prove that Trop Rock has the numbers to become its own style of music!
Turn up the Volume -- Join our email campaign!
Send an email to the folks on this list requesting that Trop Rock be added to their list of musical genres. Tell them what you LIKE about their website, and how they can improve on what they're doing by adding Trop Rock!