Stolen Jimmy Buffett Signed Guitar

 

My Father’s house was recently burglarized. Among the nearly $20,000 worth of items that were stolen, one of these items cannot be replaced easily. I am reaching out to the Trop Rock Community, especially the Southeast. His Signed Jimmy Buffett Guitar was stolen.

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This is certificate is all that remains. The thief is believed to be in Coastal Alabama or in the Florida Panhandle areas. If you have any information regarding this, please contact us.

 

 

 

Meet Me In The Keys 2014

 

Meet me in the Keys 2014 registration is now open!  Read registration instructions first, then Click here to register.

Here is the preliminary daily schedule for the event. Remember that you must be a member of one of the Castaways clubs in order to register and attend.

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Wednesday, June 4
Goodie bag stuffing
Pre-event outing at Smokin’ Tuna Saloon
Thursday, June 5
Check in/credential pick up
“P-Jammin’ Pajama Party” at Doubletree Ballroom – music by the John Patti Project, with opening act Roger Jokela
Friday, June 6
Pool party all afternoon – music by John Patti, Jimi Pappas and John Frinzi
Fun, relay-type pool games
You can sign up for Kokomo Joe’s Off Duval Bar Crawl, which involves stops at 5 bars where you will receive a free drink at each. A portion of the proceeds from this outing will be donated to Care Camp. For more details and to sign up for that, please go to http://kokomojoeskeywest.com/. It’s a fun night!

Saturday, June 7
Annual Hangover Classic Walk to Hurricane Hole – music by Frankendread, followed by Dennis McCaughey of Tropical Soul
While there, attendees can rent jet skis, paddle boards, kayaks, speed boats and more
Snorkel trips, trips around the reef and other fun available
Food and drink specials
Private, attendees-only concert at the historic San Carlos Theater by Howard Livingston and the Mile Marker 24 Band!

Sunday, June 8
All-day outing to Snipe Point – includes lunch, free beer, wine and rum punch – concert by Howard Livingston’s trio.
The San Carlos and Snipe Point outings are limited seating so register early to assure your spot! Registration is now open.

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2013 Top of the Trops

Beachfront Radio’s Top of the Trops

YOUR TOP 20 TROP ROCK SONGS

1. SIX PACK & A TAN – Howard Livingston
2. BEACH LIFE – Don Middlebrook
3. ROCK THE DOCK – Eric Stone
4. TEQUILA HAPPY – Jake Thomas
5. BACK TO LAID BACK – Mark Mulligan
6. MAGIC IN KEY WEST – Howard Livingston
7. HURRICANE SUNSET, TEQUILA SUNRISE – Sam Rainwater
8. BEER IN THE COOLER – Jerry Diaz
9. TOP DOWN KIND OF DAY – Steve Tolliver
10. TOO MUCH FISHIN’, NOT ENOUGH WISHIN’ – Mark Mulligan11. ODE TO THE SUN – Steve Tolliver
12. AIR SUNSHINE – Jambo Joe Bones
13. HELLO SUMMER – Jim Morris
14. GONE NATIVE – Dani Hoy
15. GONE WITH THE WIND – Southern Drawl Band16. BACKDROP – Rob Mehl
17. OCEAN MIGRATION – The Calypso Nuts
18. CAN YOU NOT HEAR ME NOW – Sam Rainwater
19. SOL SEARCHIN’ – Scott Kirby
20. TREASURES – Brittany Kingery

TOP 5 TROP ROCK ALBUMS

 


1. SIX PACK & A TAN – Howard Livingston and the MM 24 Band
2. KEY WEST CONNECTION – Don Middlebrook
3. ON A BEACH IN MEXICO – Jerry Diaz & Hanna’s Reef
4. BUCCANEERS, BALLADS AND BELLYFLOPS – Jambo Joe Bones
5. SONGS OF LOVE AND THE OCEAN – Dani Hoy

TOP 5 FEMALE VOCALISTS

Songs of Love & the Ocean
1. DANI HOY
2. LYNLEY TOLLS
3. MICHELLE BECKER
4. HEATHER SNEERINGER
5. BRITTANY KINGERY

TOP 5 MALE VOCALISTS

1. HOWARD LIVINGSTON
2. DON MIDDLEBROOK
3. ERIC STONE
4. JERRY DIAZ
5. MARK MULLIGAN

TOP 5 TROP ROCK MUSICIANS

1. MICHAEL “CRAWDADDY” CRAWLEY
2. JIMI PAPPAS
3. DON MIDDLEBROOK
4. JOHN PATTI
5. ERIC STONE

TOP 5 LIVE TROP ROCK PERFORMANCE

1.  THE SOUTHERN DRAWL BAND
MOTM StreetFest 2013
2. HOMEMADE WINE
San Carlos Theater – MOTM 2013
3.  PHINS TO THE WEST ALL STAR BAND
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4.  LATITUDE
John Denver Tribute – 2013
5. TROPICAL SOUL
Hog’s Breath – MOTM 2013

TOP 5 TROP ROCK BANDS

1. HOWARD LIVINGSTON & THE MM 24 BAND
2. THE ERIC STONE BAND
3. THE BOAT DRUNKS
4. JIM MORRIS & THE BIG BAMBOO BAND
5. THE SOUTHERN DRAWL BAND

TOP 5 TROP ROCK EVENTS

1. MEETING OF THE MINDS – Key West, Fl
2. MUSIC ON THE BAY – Tampa, Fl
3. PARDIGRAS – New Orleans, La
4. PHINS TO THE WEST – Laughlin, NV

5. MEET ME IN THE KEYS – Key West, Fl

TOP 5 HOUSE CONCERT VENUES

1. CONCHY JOE’S – Lansdale, Pa
2. THE SANDBOX – Holmes Beach, Fl
3. THE YARD – Tampa, Fl
4. THE BATCAVE – Shiloh, Il
5. AMAZIN’ “GRACES” TROPICAL COURTYARD –
Naples, Fl

TOP 5 TROP ROCK VENUES

1. THE NAV-A-GATOR – Lake Suzy, Fl
2. DOCKSIDE TROPICAL CAFE – Marathon, Fl
3. SMOKIN’ TUNA – Key West, Fl
4. BOONDOCKS – Ramrod Key, Fl
5. TROPICAL ISLE – New Orleans, La
Beachfront’s Original Post HERE
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2013 Trop Rock Music Award Winners

 

Congrats to the Winners and all of the Nominees of the 2013 TRMAs

Radio Station- Mid size: Beachfront Radio

Radio Station- Small Market: Songwriters Island Radio

Radio Show: Amish Beach Party-DJ Jeff Allen

House Concert Venue:Mark & Sharon Leverett /The Yard — Tampa, FL

Live Music Venue:Nav-a-Gator — Lake Suzy, FL

Event: Music on the Bay – Tampa Bay, Fl

Musician: Jimi Pappas

Horizon:John Friday

Duo/Trio:Tropical Soul

Band:Boat Drunks

Female Vocalist:  Michelle Becker of Latitude

Male Vocalist: James “Sunny Jim” White

Album of the Year:– “6 Pack and a Tan”, Howard Livingston & MM24

Song of the Year: “Beer In The Cooler”, Jerry Diaz & Hanna’s Reef

Fan of The Year: Stephen “Koz” Koslowski

The “I CAN” Award: Jerry Diaz

Songwriter of the Year: Jerry Diaz

Entertainer:James “Sunny Jim” White

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Deep In Our Hearts – from Carol Ewald

Hey Beachbums…..As most of you know, we lost our precious DJ Jeff this week.  The Beachfront is cloudy and we are all hurting from his departure.  But we are a family and will hold each other up and the music will help us escape and the sun will shine again.
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Included with this email is a free download of St. Somewhere’s “Deep In My Heart”This was a special song for him (us) and will be for all of us because he IS deep in our hearts.Just click on the link above.

On Wednesday, Oct. 30th – from 12-5 (EST) there will be a “Celebration of Life” at the Smokin’ Tuna for Jeff. If you can not be there physically, you can tune into the Tuna Cam and join the celebration. There will be tributes to him at so many of the events during the week. Someone even said on a post that if Jimmy shows up this year…he will be upstaged by Jeff, LOL..

His passion was Beachfront Radio and the music, but also the Phins To the West DJ Jeff Fund.  This Fund helped relieve so much stress and when you’re dealing with a terminal illness…you need every stress reliever you can find.  But his wishes were that it goes onto help others.  That was Jeff…always thinking of others. So we hope you will donate in his honor on the Taking Care of our Own website..The Phins to the West  event has always been an amazing “Party with a Purpose” just as so many others are and they were the full backers of the Fund.  We hope you go out and support these events all over the country that Party With A Purpose. .

The Beachfront will NEVER be the same without him but the music has to go on. Your outpouring of support and love has not gone unnoticed and his loved ones and family. It has been amazing and so comforting.

As we head into the biggest phlocking, MOTM in Key West, he would want us to celebrate the music there as he was “Keeper Of The Flame”.  For many of us, it will not be the same without him but he lives through every song that is sung and will be missed by so many.

KEEP ON TROCKIN’
Carol Ewald

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Frankendread – McConnells Irish Pub – Free Rum – Sponsored by Caribbean Rum

 

Frankendread will be playing McConnell’s Irish Pub in Key West, FL, Thursday October 31, 8:00p – 12:00a. Oh, did we mention that it will be sponsored by Caribbean Rum with FREE RUM from 8:00-10:00?

Frankendread is an accomplished Caribbean performer, and his energetic performances puts smiles on everyone’s faces.
Known for his past inexhaustible performance schedule of corporate events, weddings, private parties, pool parties, conventions, clubs, bars, tiki huts, backyards, schoolyards, restaurants, cruises, street performances, resorts, subways, and any other conceivable venue, Frankendread’s mission of presenting island music anytime, anywhere, anyplace has served him well.

Since starting a career in island music in 1989 as a touring reggae drummer, lead vocalist, keyboardist and bandleader in Atlanta, Frankendread’s performances have spanned 17 countries and 43 states. During the years 1992, 1993, and 1994 he was named a “Caribbean Vocalist of the Year”.

 

 

McConnell’s Irish Pub & Grill is the most fun you can have outside Ireland. On the beautiful island of Key West, Florida, McConnell’s is the Southernmost Irish Pub in America!! Located on Duval St., it’s in the heart of the island’s festivities year round! Come join us for lunch with the kids, a dinner date, or with your buddies till the sun comes up!! We have a great late night menu that ends at 4A.M, a patio for sun soaking, a fully stocked bar with imported and domestic beer, and of course an Irish atmosphere that’s family friendly; smoke free environment! Bring the crew and raise your Guinness to a good time at McConnell’s!!

 

 

Some Pirates performing at MOTM

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Frankendread 10/29/2013 12:00 PM 2:00 PM Cork & Stogie
Southern Drawl Band 10/29/2013 7:00 PM  12:00 AM Schooner Wharf
Frankendread 10/30/2013 3:00 PM  5:00 PM Cork & Stogie
Jimmy Parrish & The Waves 10/30/2013 8:00 PM  12:00 AM Willie T’s
Southern Drawl Band 10/30/2013 9:00 PM  12:00 AM Margaritaville
Frankendread 10/30/2013 10:00 PM 11:00 PM McConnell’s Irish Bar and Grill
Steve Tolliver with Frankendread 10/31/2013 1:30 PM  2:15 PM Koz’s Green World Gallery
Frankendread 10/31/2013 3:00 PM  5:00 PM Cork & Stogie
Jimmy Parrish & The Waves 10/31/2013 8:00 PM  12:00 AM Willie T’s
Southern Drawl Band 10/31/2013 9:00 PM  12:00 AM Margaritaville
Jerry Diaz 11/1/2013 10:00 AM  12:00 PM Casa Marina Pool Bar
Frankendread 11/1/2013 12:00 PM 2:00 PM Cork & Stogie
Southern Drawl Band 11/1/2013 3:30 PM  5:30 PM Margaritaville Street Fest
Jimmy Parrish & The Waves 11/1/2013 8:00 PM  12:00 AM Willie T’s
Southern Drawl Band 11/1/2013 9:00 PM  12:00 AM Margaritaville
Jerry Diaz 11/2/2013 8:00 AM  10:00 AM Salute Restaurant
Frankendread 11/2/2013 2:00 PM  4:00 PM Cork & Stogie
Jimmy Parrish & The Waves 11/2/2013 8:00 PM  12:00 AM Willie T’s
Southern Drawl Band 11/2/2013 9:00 PM  12:00 AM Margaritaville
Frankendread 11/3/2013 4:00 PM 6:00 PM Cork & Stogie
Jimmy Parrish & The Waves 11/3/2013 8:00 PM  12:00 AM Willie T’s
Southern Drawl Band 11/3/2013 9:00 PM  12:00 AM Margaritaville

 

Frankendread at Cork & Stogie in Key West for MOTM

  

Cork & Stogie closest cigar store to Cuba,
The most intimate porch on Duval

Cork & Stogie

Frankendread 10/29/2013 12:00 PM 2:00 PM
Frankendread 10/30/2013 3:00 PM  5:00 PM
Frankendread 10/31/2013 3:00 PM  5:00 PM
Frankendread 11/1/2013 12:00 PM 2:00 PM
Frankendread 11/2/2013 2:00 PM  4:00 PM
Frankendread 11/3/2013 4:00 PM 6:00 PM

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Peace, Love & Trop On!

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Hog’s Breath Saloon MOTM Schedule

Hog’s Breath Saloon has a LIVE webcam HERE

Tropical Soul Trio 10/28/2013 5:30 PM  9:30 PM
Hugo Duarte & The Full Sail Band 10/28/2013 10:00 PM  2:00 AM
Tropical Soul Trio 10/29/2013 5:30 PM  9:30 PM
Hugo Duarte & The Full Sail Band 10/29/2013 10:00 PM  2:00 AM
Rob Mehl 10/30/2013 1:00 PM  5:00 PM
Tropical Soul Trio 10/30/2013 5:30 PM  8:00 PM
Hugo Duarte & The Full Sail Band 10/30/2013 12:00 AM  2:00 AM
Rob Mehl 10/31/2013 1:00 PM  5:00 PM
Tropical Soul Trio 10/31/2013 5:30 PM  9:30 PM
Hugo Duarte & The Full Sail Band 10/31/2013 10:00 PM  2:00 AM
Steve Tolliver and the Trop Rock Junkies 11/1/2013 9:00 AM  11:00 AM Tampa Bay Parrot Head Club’s Mimosa Morning
Rob Mehl 11/1/2013 1:00 PM  5:00 PM
Tropical Soul Trio 11/1/2013 5:30 PM  9:30 PM
Hugo Duarte & The Full Sail Band 11/1/2013 10:00 PM  2:00 AM
Rob Mehl 11/2/2013 1:00 PM  5:00 PM
Tropical Soul Trio 11/2/2013 5:30 PM  9:30 PM
Hugo Duarte & The Full Sail Band 11/2/2013 10:00 PM  2:00 AM
Rob Mehl 11/3/2013 1:00 PM  5:00 PM
Tropical Soul Trio 11/3/2013 5:30 PM  9:30 PM
Hugo Duarte & The Full Sail Band 11/3/2013 10:00 PM  2:00 AM

 

Peace, Love & Trop On!

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Koz’s Green World Gallery MOTM Schedule

LIVE Webcam available HERE

Susan Schauf 10/29/2013 10:30 AM 11:30 AM
Rob Mehl 10/29/2013 11:30 AM 12:15 PM
Dave McKenny 10/29/2013 12:30 PM 1:15 PM
Mike Mangum 10/29/2013 1:30 PM 2:15 PM
Sam Rainwater 10/29/2013 3:30 PM  4:15 PM
Kid Conch 10/29/2013 4:30 PM 5:15 PM
The Conch Fritters 10/30/2013 10:00 AM  10:45 AM
Charlie Imes 10/30/2013 11:00 AM 11:30 AM
Linda Herbert 10/30/2013 11:45 AM 12:15 PM Book Signing
Gary Philips 10/30/2013 12:30 PM  1:15 PM
Key West Chris 10/30/2013 1:30 PM 2:15 PM
Bill Cockrell 10/30/2013 2:30 PM 3:15 PM
Scotty Bryan 10/30/2013 3:30 PM 4:15 PM
Dan Hower 10/30/2013 4:30 PM 5:15 PM
Steve Hopper 10/31/2013 10:30 AM 11:15 AM
Dani Hoy 10/31/2013 11:30 AM  12:15 PM
John Friday 10/31/2013 12:30 PM 1:15 PM
Steve Tolliver with Frankendread 10/31/2013 1:30 PM  2:15 PM
Loren Davidson 10/31/2013 2:30 PM  3:15 PM
Mark Mulligan 11/1/2013 10:00 AM 10:45 AM
Jimi Papas 11/1/2013 11:00 AM  12:30 PM CD Release Party
Capt. Josh 11/2/2013 10:30 AM 11:15 AM
Rich “Schooner” McGuire 11/2/2013 11:30 AM  12:15 PM CD Release Party
Don Middlebrook 11/2/2013 12:30 PM  1:15 PM Meet and Greet CD Party
Tiki Thom 11/2/2013 1:45 PM 2:30 PM CD Release Party
Brittany Kingery 11/2/2013 2:45 PM 3:30 PM

Thanks to Koz for providing us Great Music.

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