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Phlock to the Falls

Phlock to the Falls Where: Niagara Falls, CA Date: September 16-18, 2018 Organizers: Parrot Head on the St. Clair http://parrotheadsonthestclair.com/phlock-to-the-falls/

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Stars Fell on Alabama

Stars Fell on Alabama Where: Orange Beach, AL Date: March 14-17, 2019 Organizers: Mobile & Biloxi PHC starsfellonalabama.org  

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Event: Parrothead Phrenzy (Tallahassee, FL)

Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 6 PM – 11:30 PM https://www.facebook.com/events/205805633383968/ www.tallahasseeparrotheadclub.com The 14th 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…

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Phins to the West

Phins to the West Where: Mesquite, NV Date: June 6-9, 2019 Organizers: Doug Murray phinstothewest.com

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San Felipe Songwriters Festival

Where: San Felipe Mexico When: November 9-10, 2018 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…

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Laid Back Attack

Laid Back Attack Where: Hotel RL in Olympia , WA Date: July 12-15, 2018 Organizers: Rob Hill (PH of Puget Sound) www.laidbackattack.com About Laid Back Attack . . . Laid Back Attack (LBA) is the annual summer charity musical festival staged by the Parrot Heads of Puget Sound. Held in July of each year, LBA…

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Island Fever Showcase

Island Fever Showcase Where: Clear Lake, IA Date: August 31 – September 2, 2018 Organizers: Isle of Iowa PHC< Bart Mason https://www.islandfevershowcase.com/ Island Fever Showcase is an event you must not miss! For the first time ever, Trop Rock music will grace America’s most iconic & sacred musical stage – the Surf Ballroom. Join us…

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Trop Rock River Phlock

Trop Rock River Phlock Where: Tulsa, OK Date: September 13-16, 2018 Organizers: Tulsa Parrot Head Club, Cathy Boley https://www.facebook.com/events/1586330444785713/   Party with a Purpose all weekend long. Three stages of music. Saturday pool party and grill out, Silent Auction. Swag welcome bag, Artist meet and greet. On air Parrot Head Radio Interviews. Sunday brunch for…

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Riddles In the Sand

Riddles In the Sand Where: Galveston Bay, TX Date: July 26-29, 2018 Organizers: Galveston Bay PHC www.gbphc-riddlesinthesand.com/    

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Pirates and Poets Songwriters Invitational

Pirates and Poets Songwriters Invitational Where: Port Aransas, TX Date: February 2019 Organizers: Jon Burns http://www.piratesandpoets.net/porta.html  

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Beach Bash

Beach Bash Where: St. Augustine, FL Date: June 2019 Organizers: A1A Parrot Head Club a1aparrotheads.org

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Gulf Coast Days

Gulf Coast Days Where: French Quarter New Orleans Date: August 23-26, 2018 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…

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Parrothead Rendezvous

Parrothead Rendezvous Where: Panama City, FL Date: April 25-28, 2019 Organizers: Panama City PHC / Jeff Brewer https://rendezvous2019.myevent.com/ Beachoholic@yahoo.com             850 693-0500 2019 Rendezvous will be bigger and better than ever! More music, more fun, more sun! April 25th – 28th, 2019. We will be at Sharky’s again, and look…

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Meeting of the Minds

Meeting of the Minds Where: Key West, FL Date: October 31-Nov 4, 2018 Organizers: Parrotheads in Paradise Inc. https://www.phip.com/meeting   27th Annual Meeting of the Minds 2018 “We Are the People Our Parents Warned Us About!” 2019 Meeting of the Minds Dates October 30 – November 3, 2019 in Key West, Florida

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Lone Star Luau

Lone Star Luau Where: Marble Falls, TX Date: February 1-3, 2019 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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Pardi Gras

Pardi Gras Where: French Quarter New Orleans Date: January 17-20, 2019 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,…

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Meet Me in the Keys

Meet me in the Keys Where: Key West Date: June 2019 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…

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Music on the Bay

Music on the Bay Where: Whiskey Joe’s Barefoot Beach Bar, Tampa, Florida Date: Feb 28 – March 3, 2019 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.…

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Summer Solstice

Summer Solstice Where: Branson, MO Date: June 2019 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. There is a fantastic line up scheduled for 4 days of fun on the lake. Rock Lane is nearly…

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Summer Chi.ll

Summer Chi.ll Where: Chicago, IL Date: August 2-5, 2018 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…

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TRMA Trop Rock Music Awards

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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.

2018 Award Details

The 11th Annual TRMA awards will be held Friday, November 2nd in Key West, Florida. There will be a total of nineteen awards in 2018. If you want to participate in the awards voting, sponsor our awards show, or volunteer, please click below. The nomination round runs July 2 through August 15th and the final ballot voting will be September 1 - 30. If you are NOT a member of the TRMA, you can still join by September 30th and vote in the 2018 awards. You will receive an email confirmation with a link to the ballot.

2018

11th Annual TRMA Final Ballot Preview

This is the final ballot preview.  Members have been emailed a link to the ballet to vote. The nominees listed are the independent trop rock artists who received the most votes in the previous nomination round. (See trop rock definition below). Individuals can still join the organization during this time and WILL get to vote. Only one vote allowed per TRMA member. The final ballot voting will be September 1 - 30th, 2018. The 11th Annual TRMA awards will be held Friday, November 2nd in Key West, Florida.

Definition of Trop Rock Music: Tropical Rock (or Trop Rock) is a genre of popular music that incorporates elements of Rock and Roll, Country, Caribbean, Reggae or other musical genres to create a laid-back or “escapist” state of mind. Trop Rock may create its tropical or “island vibe” either with tropical or island-like instrumentation and production, or with beach, tropical or escapist lyrical themes, or both.

1. Male Vocalist

2. Female Vocalist

3. Duo/Trio

4. Band
This award recongnizes 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 2017. Compilation CD's do not qualify.

7. Song
This category is open to ALL Trop Rock artists who released an original Trop Rock song in 2017. 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".

8. 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.

9. 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.

  • John Beck - Pans
  • JD Edge - Fiddle
  • Melanie Howe - Percussion
  • Mark Mireles - Pans
  • John Patti - Pans
  • Emily Randle - Fiddle

10. 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.

11. Radio Station

12. Radio Program - Live

  • "Big Burrito Radio Show" - Marty Kuklinski & Dan Mueller
  • "Trop Rockin' The USA" - Eric & Gina Babin
  • Weekdays with Wilson - Lyle Wilson
  • "The Weekly Trop 40" - Harry Teaford and Mayor Gonzo Mays

13. Radio Program - Prerecorded

  • "Artist Appreciation w/Millie Marie Taylor" - Millie Marie Taylor
  • "House Concert Spotlight w/Diana Christ" - Diana Christ
  • "New Music Mixer" - Eric "Misa Nevermind" Przybylski
  • "Trop Rock Takeover" - David Redman

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

  • Hurricane Charley's - Punta Gorda, FL
  • Nav-A-Gator Bar & Grille - Arcadia, FL
  • Smokin' Tuna Saloon - Key West, FL
  • T-Bone Tom's - Kemah, TX
  • Whiskey Joe's - Tampa, FL

15. 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.

  • Diablo Creek - Christ
  • Isla Bella - Guerrero
  • MarGEERitaville - Geer
  • Port of Indecision - Mueller

16. House Concert Venue - Large

  • Casa Tortooga - Disston
  • The Habitat - Settlemyer
  • The Yard - Leverett

17. 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 2017 event, and an award will be given for each category.

  • Laid Back Attack - Olympia, WA
  • Lone Star Luau - Marble Falls, TX
  • Phins to the West - Mesquite, NV
  • Summer Solstice - Branson, MO

18. Event of the Year - Large

  • Music on the Bay - Tampa, FL
  • Pardi Gras - New Orleans, LA

19. 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.

  • Bill & Trina Geer
  • Fred & Sara Guerrero
  • Norm & Cheryl Kayser
  • Tom Klinker & Nancy Martin
  • Fred Wunder
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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.