Once again Gary Roberts and family opened up the winery for an annual Trop Rock event giving a stage to the Mango Brothers Band (Merritt Island, FL.), The Cabana Dogs (Sarasota, FL.), Donny Brewer (Texas) and Highway 1 Band (Melbourne, FL.) for all to enjoy a tropical afternoon. There is so much to do at the winery with over six life size games, wine tasting tours, dancing … [Read more...] about Good Times at the Annual ‘Music on the Vine’ Trop Rock Festival
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.
Donny Brewer Sweeps the Awards The 2017 Trop Rock Music Association (TRMA) Awards were dominated by the very talented singer/songwriter Donny Brewer. Six awards. Count them: Male Vocalist, Entertainer, Songwriter, Album, Song of the Year (with Reggie Starrett) and the I Can award. Donny graciously accepted his first award trying hard to hold back his emotions while … [Read more...] about Trop Rock Music Association Award Show Highlights
Original Pit Stop Party, Key Largo Hosted by Pirates on the Water (Parrot Heads Of The Upper Keys) had it’s 11th Annual songwriters showcase and bar-b-que fundraiser. Capt. Josh welcomed everyone and did a great job as the emcee on stage with artists like Mack Meadows, Conch Fritters, Steve Hopper, Sam Rainwater, Donny Brewer, Ronnie Tsunami and so many more. Some artists … [Read more...] about Songwriter Showcases Spotlight Talent During Meeting of the Minds
This year during Meeting of the Minds, I was determined to hear some new artists. I love all our “tried and true” Trop Rock musicians, and count them all as friends, but my quest was to pedal around Old Town Key West on my bicycle to hear as many new musicians as possible. Many times that meant visiting smaller venues, but the upside to that was that I was often on the front … [Read more...] about Searching for New Trop Rock Music in Key West
It began as an idea at a house concert in late October 2017. Fred and Sara Guerrero were hosting a Donny Brewer Winnebago Tapes CD release party at their house concert venue known as Isla Bella. There were several of those in attendance that had driven their RVs to the concert and had plans to head to Meeting Of The Minds the following day. As we all discussed our travel plans … [Read more...] about The Adventure of 11 Days and 1600 Miles: Karavan to the Keys 2
The Trop Rockin' Magazine "Tuesday on the Island" party is always my favorite event in Key West (of course)! Not just because we are in Key West or the fact that we're at an awesome venue like The Sunset Pier. Not even because we always have fantastic Trop Rock music, although this year was over the top with The Tsunami Wave Riders and then Donny Brewer! Awesome, … [Read more...] about Trop Rockin’ Magazine’s 5th Annual Key West Party is a Blast!
The Parrot Heads of Port Aransas were in full swing putting finishing touches on their annual fundraising event, "Wings Over Port A." Registration was going well, the various committees were gathering donations for the silent auction and the theme was coming together nicely. Then August 25 and 26 happened and the little Texas coastal fishing, beach and tourist town was hit … [Read more...] about Trop Rock Hurricane Harvey Fundraiser for Gulf Coast Parrot Heads
The schedule will be back soon! We've been notified of a bunch of new gigs to be added and are working to get it all up to date. Go ahead and bookmark this page on your smart phone so you can easily use it while you are in Key West! If you want the download version, sign up for our newsletter (on our sidebar) and we will email it to you in before … [Read more...] about MOTM / Trop Rock Music Schedule