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Trop Rock River Phlock

Trop Rock River Phlock Where: Tulsa, OK Date: September Organizers: Tulsa Parrot Head Club, Cathy Boley https://www.facebook.com/events/1586330444785713/  

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Pardi Gras

Pardi Gras Where: French Quarter New Orleans Date: January Organizers: Jerry Diaz www.pardi-gras.com About Pardi Gras . . . Pardi-Gras is an annual event presented by Sail Away Promotions and Entertainment. The event takes place in various locations around the French Quarter, in New Orleans, LA. The event showcases live “Trop-Rock” musical entertainment, as well…

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San Felipe Songwriters Festival

Where: San Felipe Mexico When: November www.sanfelipesongwritersfestival.com melodie@sanfelipesongwritersfestival.com Formerly known as “Meeting of the Mindless” Get up close and hang out with the artists.  We’ll be hanging out at Juanito’s Cantina on El Dorado Beach, where you can meet the talented songwriters, listen up close and escape to a life inspired by the sea, good…

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Phins to the West

Phins to the West Where: Mesquite, NV Date: June Organizers: Doug Murray phinstothewest.com

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Music on the Bay

Music on the Bay Where: Whiskey Joe’s Barefoot Beach Bar, Tampa, Florida Date: March Organizers: Tampa Bay PHC musiconthebay.org   This is a one of a kind Trop-Rock festival! The event will start Thursday and the music will keep playing until the last note ending just after sunset on Sunday. 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 Trop…

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Summer Chi.ll

Summer Chi.ll Where: Chicago, IL Date: August Organizers: Chicago PHC https://www.summerchi-ill.com/  NON-STOP MUSIC & Entertainment OVER 4 AWESOME DAYS The Chicago Parrot Head Club and Cornerstone Services Inc are proud to present Summer CHI.ILL, a Trop-Rock festival that will start Thursday evening and continues until the last song ending on Sunday afternoon. There will be…

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Gulf Coast Days

Gulf Coast Days Where: French Quarter New Orleans Date: August Organizers: Jerry Diaz http://jerrydiaz.com/specialevents/gulfcoastdays.html Join us for the 2nd Annual “Gulf Coast Days” weekend in the French Quarter of New Orleans! Presented by Sail Away Entertainment + Pirates & Poets, Gulf Coast Days promises to be a fun weekend full of music and friends. Most…

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Stars Fell on Alabama

Stars Fell on Alabama Where: Orange Beach, AL Date: March Organizers: Mobile & Biloxi PHC starsfellonalabama.org  

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Lone Star Luau

Lone Star Luau Conroe, Texas Margaritaville Lake Resort Feb 4-7, 2021 Organizers: Thom Shepherd http://www.lonestarluau.com Lone Star Luau is bringing some great singer-songwriters, bands, and music to throw a great trop rock party. “Our goal is to blow people away each year,” Shepherd said. “And we also want them to have some great memories.  

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Parrothead Rendezvous

Parrothead Rendezvous Where: Panama City, FL Date: April Organizers: Panama City PHC / Jeff Brewer https://rendezvous2019.myevent.com/ Beachoholic@yahoo.com             850 693-0500 Parrothead Rendezvous is one of the largest Parrot Head events, and we have donated more than $300,000 to Bay County charity over the last 13 years. Held on the world’s…

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Meeting of the Minds

Meeting of the Minds Where: Key West, FL Date: October Organizers: Parrotheads in Paradise Inc. https://www.phip.com/meeting   2019 Meeting of the Minds Dates October 30 – November 3, 2019 in Key West, Florida

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Meet Me in the Keys

Meet me in the Keys Where: Key West Date: June Organizers: Southernmost Coconut Castaways www.southernmostcoconutcastaways.com/mmitk The Southernmost Coconut Castaways is the OFFICIAL fan/friend club of Howard Livingston and the Mile Marker 24 Band. We invite you to “Become another Castaway,” as Howard sings, by joining us and attending the next Meet Me in The Keys…

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Phlock to the Falls

Phlock to the Falls Where: Niagara Falls, CA Date: September Organizers: Parrot Head on the St. Clair http://parrotheadsonthestclair.com/phlock-to-the-falls/

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Island Fever Showcase

Island Fever Showcase Where: Clear Lake, IA Date: September, 2020 Organizers: Isle of Iowa PHC< Bart Mason https://www.islandfevershowcase.com/

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Summer Solstice

Summer Solstice Where: Branson, MO Date: June Organizers: Rick Lamb http://www.phin-addicts.com/   Come join us at Summer Solstice Trop Rock Fest (SSTRF) on beautiful Table Rock Lake in Branson, MO at the Rock Lane Resort.

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Parrothead Phrenzy (Tallahassee, FL)

When: August https://www.facebook.com/events/205805633383968/ www.tallahasseeparrotheadclub.com The 15th Annual Parrothead Phrenzy is a concert benefit for Alzheimer’s Project, Inc. Dance to Florida’s Premier Jimmy Buffett Tribute Band, Jason Webb and the Caribbean Chillers, enjoy the Buffett Buffet, win at the Wino and I Know Wine Toss and find great deals at the Seaside Silent Auction. There are…

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Pirates and Poets Songwriters Invitational

Pirates and Poets Songwriters Invitational Where: Port Aransas, TX Date: February Organizers: Jon Burns http://www.piratesandpoets.net/porta.html  

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Beach Bash

Beach Bash Where: St. Augustine, FL Date: June Organizers: A1A Parrot Head Club a1aparrotheads.org

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TRMA Trop Rock Music Awards

Coley backstage

Why the awards are important...

The Annual TRMA Trop Rock Awards provide an opportunity for our Association and it's members to recognize the outstanding artists, songwriters, fans, radio stations, venues and others who make this genre so great.

2019 Award Details

The 12th Annual TRMA Trop Rock Music Awards show will be held Friday, November 1st at the Key West Theater.

The 2019 nomination round of voting is complete and the final round runs September 1-30, 2019. Current members of the TRMA vote in all categories and choose the winners.



12th Annual TRMA Winners

1. Male Vocalist

2. Female Vocalist

3. Duo/Trio

4. Band
This award recognizes bands with 4 or more members and primarily perform in this configuration.

5. Entertainer of the Year
This award recognizes the best LIVE performance by an independent Trop Rock solo, duo, trio or band.

6. Album
Nominees in this category are TRMA Academy members and have released an independent CD of new original Trop Rock music in 2018. Compilation CD's do not qualify.

7. Single

8. Song
This category is open to ALL Trop Rock artists who released an original Trop Rock song in 2018. They do NOT have to be Academy members, and the song does not have to be part of a qualifying album. The song qualifies if it was only released as a "single".

9. Horizon Award
This award recognizes a Trop Rock solo, duo, trio, or band who shows the most promise for contributing to the Trop Rock genre through performance, songwriting and recording of their original music.
Previous winners are not eligible.

10. Musician
This award recognizes outstanding musicianship, and is intended to recognize band members, not individual artists or band leaders, but the other musicians in the band or musicians who play with various artists.

11. Songwriter The final ballot for Songwriter of the Year will be voted on by the TRMA Academy members and Board of Directors.The nominees on the final ballot based on the nomination round voting are: Donny Brewer, Jack Mosley, Jesse Rice, Thom Shepherd, and Cory Young.

12. Album Artwork & Design

13. Video

14. Radio Station

15. Radio Program - Live

16. Radio Program - Prerecorded

17. Live Music Venue
This award recognizes the owners of a for-profit live music venue that features Trop Rock artists.

18. House Concert Venue - Small
This award recognizes the host/hostess of a non-profit concert-style shows featuring Trop Rock artists. It is broken into small & large venues.

19. House Concert Venue - Large  TIE!!!

20. Event of the Year - Small
This award recognizes events/festivals who feature multiple Trop Rock artists. Meeting of the Minds is not considered in this category because it is a National Convention. It is divided into small and large based on registered attendees at the 2018 event, and an award will be given for each category.

21. Event of the Year - Large

22. Fan of the Year
This award recognizes a Trop Rock "fan" for their support and promotion of Trop Rock music. It is meant for an individual and not a group. Previous winners are NOT eligible.

23. Music Business Professional


All Paths Lead to Trop Rock!

Check Out These Opportunities to Listen to Trop Rock

Radio Stations

The best place to hear a variety of Trop Rock music is to check out many of the wonderful radio stations that play the music and support our genre's artists. Click here to check them out!


Music Venues

There are many live music venues across the US that support live Trop Rock music. From house concert venues to bars and restaurants, check out our list of venues that support our artists by clicking here!

Annual Festivals Events

Want to check out many Trop Rock artists in one location? We have you covered. Throughout the year there are numerous Trop Rock music festivals at fabulous locations across the country and abroad. Click here to check some of them out. Don't wait long, they sell out fast!

Corporate Sponsors

The TRMA could not provide the support to the Trop Rock genre without the financial assistance from our membership and sponsors. We have a variety of sponsorship opportunities available. If you have a unique sponsorship need please reach out and discuss what we can do to help you tap into the Trop Rock lifestyle. Click here to learn more.