This weekend event is the joint effort of two local Parrot Head clubs, Blossomland Pirates Parrot Head Club and the Parrot Heads in Michiana. Every year each club selects a charity that they wish to help, and the proceeds from the weekend are split between the charities. This year's charities are Hello Gorgeous and Blue Star Mothers of SW Michigan. Come out, have fun and help two great local charities.
TAKE OVER A HOTEL FOR TWO DAYS
OF PHUN, MUSIC AND PHUNDRAISING
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT PARTY
This year’s entertainment runs the gamut of the influences found in Jimmy Buffett’s career. From his early days as a country artist through the time he spent travelling the world, in particular Key West, the Caribbean and South America his music is a gumbo of all different types of styles picked up during his travels. Friday night is the "Welcome to the Island" party featuring Mike Archer and Tropixplosion. Watch out for that "First Night Monster" and don't say we didn't warn you. Saturday night is the big blowout featuring Johnny Russler and the Beach Bum Band along with Erica Sunshine Lee. Saturday is also when we hold our big auctions and raffles.
Johnny Russler and the Beach Bum Band headline the party Saturday night and reflect the better known side of Buffett’s music. Johnny and his group have performed at Barefoot before and always bring a good time. Opening for the Beach Bums on Saturday will be Erica Sunshine Lee. Erica represents the country side of Buffett’s music and has really come on strong in the Trop Rock world. She is energetic, funny and will start Saturday with a bang. Our Friday night headliners will showcase the music that influenced Jimmy Buffett in his travels around the world. The Tropixplosion come from the Chicago area and are a mix of Caribbean, Reggae, Soca, Brazilian, originals and good old Rock and Roll. If they don’t get you out on the dance floor or doing the Bar Stool Boogie we will be sending a doctor around to check your pulse. Opening for the Tropixplosion will be Mike Archer. Mike’s music runs from country to pop to Buffett to Little Mermaid. Mike is a crowd pleaser who will share his own tunes, covers and maybe also some of the songs he sings when performing on various cruises. And of course our Hallway Party and Room Crawl would not be complete without the music of Two Dudes in Flip Flops. They have become the soundtrack to the madness on Saturday afternoon. This year kicks up our music schedule to a whole new level.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
The weekend is filled with music, activities, raffles and auctions. From a pool party to a hallway party to a room crawl to dancing the night away at a swinging nightclub, you will have plenty of things to keep you busy. Wander downtown St. Joseph or stay and enjoy the hotel and pool. Take our shuttle bus or walk to the venue 1 1/2 blocks away. Here is a schedule of the weekend's activities.
ROOM CRAWL AND HALLWAY PARTY
This has become a favorite event of our attendees. Enter your room in the room crawl contest. Decorate your room, come up with a special drink to let people sample and win prizes if you are chosen as the best. Everyone travels from room to room, all while listening to great live music from Two Dudes in Flip Flops set up in the hallway. Haul your ironing boards and chairs out in the hallway to "phlock" with your phellow Parrot Heads on our very own Duval Street.
Don't feel like venturing out of the hotel in the afternoon, then join us by the pool and hot tub for Saturday afternoon relaxation. We'll have some tunes going so just kick back and watch the snow outside as you stay nice and warm inside. Soak in the tub while sipping an adult beverage and listening to a little "island music". Clothing optional (no not really, but we can pretend can't we?)