Music on the Bay is right around the corner and we can’t wait to get our toes in the sand, dance to the best Trop Rock music and party with the best Parrot Heads in town! Registration ends at 8pm EST on Sunday, February 26th. Click here to get registered! Get registered, then get packing. […]
What is Trop Rock Music?
Trop Rock music captures the essence of the laid back lifestyle through songs with a tropical vibe. Mixing influences from Jazz, Country, Reggae, Rock, Island sounds and of course, the man with out a definitive genre, Jimmy Buffett. Although, we'd say Jimmy Buffett is the origin of popular Trop Rock music, it's a genre name most mainstream radio and music listeners haven't heard.
With hundreds of solo musicians and full bands fitting into Trop Rock genre, the Trop Rock Music Association was formed in 2005 to bring these artists and their fans together with formal recognition of the Trop Rock genre and a platform to recognize the efforts of these talented musicians and artist.
Trop Rock artists no longer fall into a nameless genre. Here, at Trop Rockin' Magazine, we're excited to help Trop Rock Music flourish through sharing fun articles about Trop Rock News & Events, Trop Rock Artists and Trop Rock Songs & new Albums.
Panama City Parrot Head Club is set to host the 12th annual Parrot Head Rendezvous, a summer music festival for Parrot Heads and Trop Rock music fans on April 21st-23rd. The theme is “Growing Older But Not Up” and it’s hosted directly on Panama City Beach, one of the world’s most beautiful beaches for three […]
If you missed the first annual Lone Star Luau weekend in Marble Falls, Texas recently, you missed a great weekend of terrific music. Hosted by Thom Shepherd and Coley McCabe, this was an event limited to about 250 registrants. Large numbers of attendees from San Antonio and Austin were there, since Marble Falls is close […]
What a fabulous time 575 of us had in New Orleans recently at Pardi Gras. The food was wonderful, the weather was perfect for mid-January, but the music… that’s what made the weekend! Jerry and Mary Diaz, along with much help from their daughters, Danielle and Casey, bring a bevy of Trop Rock musicians together […]
Rick Lamb of The Phin Addicts (formerly Cruize Control) tells us about how he came to write his best-known song, “Red Sky at Night,” while he was in the Navy. He also relates how he came to love Buffett music and what Trop Rock means to him now. If you were at the annual Parrot […]
Our Trop Rock Rum Songs Playlist is all about that sweet intoxicating liquor which occasionally is the subject matter of a Trop Rock song. Songs that more than mention rum, these celebrate how rum is intertwined in our lives (if you’re a rum drinker that is). It heals, it hurts and it can make last […]
Jimi Pappas is an eclectic Artist/Musician bringing a vast variety of style to his music. Performing for Disney for over 10 yrs, Drummer (nick named Pappapotamus) for Jim Morris and The Big Bamboo Band, guitar and vocals for Tom Becker’s John Denver Tribute show, his own creation “Beatlebeats”, front man of the duo “The JP’s” […]
Dan Sullivan is part of the duo The Dententions. He and Chris Hillier (both are school teachers!) made a name for themselves with this song “Coast” when it began playing on Radio Margaritaville a couple of years ago. Thousands of fans have now discovered The Dententions and they recently received the “Best Duo / Trio” […]
Okay, most of my Trop Rock friends know that I love Thom Shepherd (and his precious wife Coley) and have been a big fan since our interview back in 2011. I love asking non-Trop Rock music-loving fans if they know the song “Redneck Yacht Club” and telling them that I know the composer of that […]
Donny Brewer is from the great state of Texas and has worked as a musician for most his life. He was always part of someone else’s band, typically in the country music genre. Then a few years ago Donny decided to follow his heart into the Trop Rock music genre and we are sure glad […]