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,…Read More
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.…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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, FloridaRead More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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.Read More
Where: San Felipe Mexico When: November 9-10, 2018 www.sanfelipesongwritersfestival.com email@example.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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
TRMA Trop Rock Music Awards
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 was held Friday, November 2nd in Key West, Florida.
Congratulations to the 11th Annual TRMA Trop Rock Music Awards winners. We had a fabulous ballot of nominees and the TRMA wishes to thank all of you for what you do for the Trop Rock world.
11th Annual TRMA Winners
1. Male Vocalist
- Donny Brewer www.donnybrewer.com
2. Female Vocalist
- Heather Vidal troprock.org/members/heathervidal/
- The Detentions www.thedetentions.com
This award recongnizes bands with 4 or more members and primarily perform in this configuration.
- Donny Brewer & The Dock Rockers www.donnybrewer.com
5. Entertainer of the Year
This award recognizes the best LIVE performance by an independent Trop Rock solo, duo, trio or band.
- Donny Brewer www.donnybrewer.com
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.
- "Seahabilitation" - Cory Young www.coryyoungmusic.com
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".
- "Back to the Sun" - Donny Brewer & Reggie Starrett https://donnybrewer.com
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.
- Cory Young www.coryyoungmusic.com
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.
- Melanie Howe - Percussion
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.
- Thom Shepherd
11. Radio Station
- RadioTropRock www.radiotroprock.com
12. Radio Program - Live
- "Trop Rockin' The USA" - Eric & Gina Babin
13. Radio Program - Prerecorded
- "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.
- T-Bone Tom's - Kemah, TX
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
16. House Concert Venue - Large
- The Habitat - Settlemyer
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
18. Event of the Year - Large
- Music on the Bay - Tampa, FL
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.
- Fred Wunder