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Parrot Head Rendezvous Returns Even Better After Hurricane

When Hurricane Michael slammed part of the Emerald Coast of northwest Florida on October 10, 2018, it was doubtful the annual Parrot Head Rendezvous would surface from the rubble just months later. The president of the Panama City Parrot Head Club, Jeff Brewer (of Jeff and the Camaros), praised how well the club members rallied …

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Story Behind the Song: Steve Hopper, “Star of the Tiki Bar”

Steve Hopper started his tropical music career as many do, performing Jimmy Buffett songs. Now, with two CDs full of original songs, Steve is a well known Trop Rock artist performing solo as well as with his band at events and festivals. Last year, we were honored to have Steve perform at the annual Trop …

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The Detentions Release Fourth CD & It’s Special

When you release a new CD, it makes perfect sense to have more than one release event. Dan Sullivan and Chris Hillier, the duo who are The Detentions, wisely chose to have three separate events in which they showcased the new album, Yes It Is. I sat down to talk with them after their last …

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Music on the Bay 2019 Blends Fun & Fundraising for Shriners

The first days of March were full of fun and fundraising at the annual Music on the Bay festival in Tampa, FL. Trop Rock music fans, Parrot Heads and beach-loving locals attended the 5 day festival where over 25 musical acts entertained on the secluded beach at Whisky Joe’s. The setup is ideal with 2 …

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10 Songs From Women in Trop Rock Music (Playlist)

In honor of Women’s History Month, we want to showcase some of Trop Rock’s most notable women. Female artists in the genre are certainly a minority, but there’s no doubt these women are strong, determined and exceptionally talented. We are grateful these women are strengthening the Trop Rock music scene. Enjoy our song picks from …

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Music Monday: Aaron Haugland, “Down in the Keys”

Aaron Haugland is a Fort Lauderdale, FL based Country beach influenced, Easy Listening singer/songwriter. Aaron’s music is laid back and relaxed. His music influences range from Dierks Bentley, Jimmy Buffett, Eric Church, Kenny Chesney, The Eagles and many more. Aaron will be releasing a 9 song album titled Tiki Bar Wishes & Turquoise Dreams March 30th, 2019. Find …

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Story Behind the Song: Joe Downing, “Sail to the Moon”

Joe Downing is a singer/songwriter living and working in Nashville. While taking a break from the music biz, Joe wrote 9-10 Trop Rock style songs but didn’t really know what to do with them. His songwriting buddy, JD Edge, connected Joe with Mike Nash of the Southern Drawl Band. Mike spent an hour on the …

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