Lone Star Luau Where: Marble Falls, TX Date: February 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
Friday, November 1st, 3 – 5pm, The Key West Theater $20 General Admission Seating Limited to 50 Cash Bar with Cocktail Service CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS! Join us for an intimate two-hour “listening room” show at The Key West Theater Friday, November 1st during Meeting of the Minds. In an effort to highlight up…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
Where: San Felipe Mexico When: November 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 sea, good…Read More
Friday, November 1st, 12 – 2pm, The Key West Theater $20 General Admission Seating Limited to 50 Cash Bar with Cocktail Service CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS! Join us for an intimate two-hour “listening room” show at The Key West Theater Friday, November 1st during Meeting of the Minds. Paul Overstreet is a Grammy Award…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…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.
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.
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