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Top 10 Reasons to Register for Meeting of the Minds Parrot Head Convention


Peter Mayer and the Coral Reefers put on a great show at MOTM.

Top 10 Reasons to Register for MOTM

1. Mini Mart: You can’t find these vendors in one place any other time, ever. Most are not in Key West at all, so this is the only place to find so many vendors with cool stuff completely geared towards Parrot Heads.

2. The Casa Marina Resort: Nowhere else on the island can you simultaneously lie in a hammock, listen to live Trop Rock Music, enjoy water lapping on the beach, work on your tan and look up at the perfect palm tree view. Need to cool off after the beach? Jump in one of the huge swimming pools (nope, you don’t have to be a hotel guest). Oh, and the sunset is pretty spectacular from the Casa Marina pier.


Sunset view from the beach at the Casa Marina.

3. Shuttle Vans: That’s right, no need for a car or cab, just flash that MOTM badge and you’ve got a ride anywhere up and down Simonton St. between the Casa and the Wharf. But you and I both know, they’ll drop you off at Hog’s if they’re not too busy.

4. The Sauce Boss: Only place you’re going to see the legendary Sauce Boss on the island. Oh, and he’s cooking you a cup of gumbo.

5. Jimmy Buffett Memorabilia: Cool Buffett mementos could be yours, just holler out the winning bid during the live auction. Instant gratification!

6. Trop Rock Music Awards: The Trop Rock Music Awards are back at the Casa Marina and part of the official convention. A variety of live music from Trop Rock artists and award presentations specifically recognizing the hard work these musicians put into their original songs. Not to mention their life of traveling across the nation to entertain many Parrot Head Clubs.


Trop Rock Music Association Awards. Tom & Michelle Becker also known as ‘Latitude”

7. Raffles Galore: No other place in the world can you find so many amazing baskets filled with Parrot Head treasures. And all the dollars go to charity! You know you want one.

8. Let the Music Come to You: The best part of hanging at the Casa all day is the musicians come to you, instead of you chasing them around the island. Sit back and relax (by the poolside bar?), here comes the Trop Rock.

Jerry Diaz's Late Night Jam at the Casa. Jerry Diaz, Howard Livingston and Sunny Jim on pans.

Jerry Diaz’s Late Night Jam at the Casa. Jerry Diaz, Howard Livingston and Sunny Jim on pans.

9. Coral Reefers: Only if you’re registered are you going to see Peter Mayer & Brendan Mayer, Club Trini / Coral Reefers, and John Frinzi with the Coral Reefers playing the best Buffett album ever, A1A, from beginning to end.


Peter Mayer and the Coral Reefers at the Casa Marina during Meeting of the Minds.

10. Mac McAnally: Do I really need to say anything else? Ok, just in case you’re not familiar: Mac is a 7 time CMA Musician of the Year sweeping this award now since 2008. You know him as Jimmy Buffett’s Guitarist and as Mac likes to joke that he’s the “generic stand-in” for songs that require a duet with Jimmy in concert (example: “It’s 5 o’Clock Somewhere”).

Amazing guitarist, gifted songwriter (you know he wrote “Down the Road,” a number 1 hit he sings as a duet with Kenny Chesney), exceptional vocalist and as humble as they come. Mac is the real deal. Even if you don’t partake in any of the other awesome benefits on this list, you can think of your registration as a Mac McAnnaly concert ticket…. it’s totally worth it.

Mr. Mac McAnally puts on an incredible show during the Meeting of the Minds Parrot Head Convention.

Mr. Mac McAnally puts on an incredible show during the Meeting of the Minds Parrot Head Convention.

Registration closes on Sept. 15th. Register for Meeting of the Minds at: Parrot Heads in Paradise (PHIP) website

I’ll see you at the Casa!

What are some of your top reasons? Tell us in the comments below!

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Kari Hamilton

Monday 14th of September 2015

We have been Buffett fans forever!!! Have been to over 12 concerts, several at Alpine Valley and some in Chicago area. Everyone has been awesome! Would love to see him in Key West or Paris sometime. Fins Up

Tammy Camp

Monday 14th of September 2015

Attending his Paris show is on my bucket list too!

Debra Zimmerman

Sunday 13th of September 2015

I've been a Parrothead since the seventies. I've seen Jimmy 4 times throughout the years and have always loved his music. Hope to attend another one of his concerts soon and I will have to go to Buffett Beach for a visit. Party on Parrotheads!!!!!

Tammy Camp

Monday 14th of September 2015

Hope you make it to a concert soon! So much fun!

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