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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Virtual Phins to the West (but were afraid to ask)


16th Annual Phins To The West Event Goes Virtual!


Phins to the West will host its annual event online this year with the event tag line “We’re Not Cancelled, We’re Quarantined.”

EVERYONE is invited to enjoy this live musical event, as well as participate in the annual costume and door decorating contests.

Phins to the West will return in June next year to the beautiful Casablanca Resort in Mesquite, Nevada where the event takes place by the oversized pool during the day and the concerts are hosted each night in the Vegas-style showroom.

Until then… Let’s meet up on Facebook for this year’s LIVE Phins to the West Music Event!


Everything you need to know about the 2020 Event

When is the Virtual Event?

The virtual event will take place over two days and feature live Trop Rock music for 3+ hours each day.

Friday, June 5th starting at 6pm CST
Saturday, June 6th starting at 2pm CST

Who is Performing?

The same musicians that were scheduled to perform at the physical event will be performing on the Virtual Phins to the West!  You’ll see and hear live music by Trop Rock artists performing from their homes.

Performance Schedule (artists and times are subject to change):

Friday, June 5th beginning at 6pm CST

  • John Friday
  • Jimmy & The Parrots
  • Bob Karwin
  • Stars on the Water

Saturday, June 6th beginning at 2pm CST

  • The Detentions
  • Reggie Starrett & Jack Mosley
  • Tommy Rocker & John Friday
  • The Bulawayos (Corey Young & Ty Thurman)

How Do You Attend the Event?

The virtual event will stream live on the Phins to the West Facebook Page. Simply click the link below during the designated event dates/times to see the live broadcast.

Phins to the West Facebook Page:

How Can You Easily Remember to Watch the Event?

  1. “LIKE” the Phins to the West Facebook Page so you *might* see a notification from Facebook when the event starts. Go Ahead, “LIKE” the Phins to the West Facebook Page here: 
  2. Add yourself to the Event Invites on Facebook. By adding yourself, it will appear on your Facebook Calendar of Events and you’re more likely to receive a reminder. Plus, the actual times will be adjusted to show in your time zone. Simply add yourself by clicking on the “√ Going” button in these invitations: 
  3. Join the Phins to the West mailing list to get an email reminder:

How Do You Participate in the Door / Window / Sidewalk Chalk Drawing Contest?

If you haven’t attended Phins to the West before, you may not know about the infamous Hotel Door Decorating Contest. Attendees go all out decorating their doors according to the theme. It’s so fun to walk down the hotel hallways and see all the decorations!

Phins to the West just couldn’t let this year go by without it. So, it’s virtual too!

The contest theme is “Thank You to Our First Responders,” to honor those who have been helping their community during the pandemic.

Not only will you have fun participating, when you decorate your front door / window / sidewalk of your home, you’ll brighten the day of these hardworking First Responders by reminding them how much you and the world appreciate them!

Feel free to add your Parrot Head / Tropical Flare to your design! Show your Trop Rock style AND Thank First Responders!

To Enter: Email a picture of your decorations to [email protected] by June 1st

The winner will be announced during the Live Virtual Event!

How Do You Participate in the Costume Contests?

The annual Phins to the West costume contests are hilarious and there’s no reason to let it slide by this year.  There are always two contests and that tradition continues.

The Costume Contest Themes Are:

  • Animal House / Toga
  • Mardi Gras

Get decked out in your costumes! Strike a Pose and snap some photos!

Email your costume photos to [email protected] by June 1st!

The winners will be announced during the Live Virtual Event!


Who is the Charity Beneficiary of the Virtual Event?

The official charity beneficiary is Keep Memory Alive, an Alzheimer’s research and family support organization.

Keep Memory Alive depends on donations to support and further Alzheimer’s research. In 2019, Phins to the West attendees raised $25,000!

Although Phins to the West is not able to offer the normal fundraisers this year, such as the silent auction and raffles, we hope you’ll support the fundraising efforts before/during/after the virtual event to benefit Keep Memory Alive.

Phins to the West is a 501(c)(3) organization (ID #204050324) and your generous donations are tax deductible.

Once all the donations are received and tallied, Phins to the West will announce how much money was raised as well as present the donation to Keep Memory Alive.

To Donate via Paypal, go to and scroll to the bottom of the page for the Paypal Donate button.

Or mail your check to:
Phins to the West
607 Daffodil Drive
Kernersville, NC 272884

See you there (virtually)!

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  1. Lee Anna says:

    Thank you so much for pulling all of this information together and putting it in one easy place to access. Too bad we all can’t get together as usual, but how awesome that some fun and great music can still take place. Thanks, Tammy!

  2. Matt & Bob Anderson says:

    Tammy, As always Thank You for a Complete outline of an Event!

    • Tammy Camp says:

      You’re welcome! Wish we could all be together instead, but we’ll do it next year.

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