THE
WEEKEND

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 RESALE TO THE RESCUE and AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY.  Come out, have fun and help two great 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  Surf Inc. Band and another act to be determined.   Watch out for that "First Night Monster" and don't say we didn't warn you.  Saturday night is the big blowout featuring Air Margaritaville and The Bermuda Triangle.  Saturday is also when we hold our big auctions and raffles.

Air Margaritaville is the quintesssential Jimmy Buffett tribute band and have been entertaining parrot heads around the midwest for many years.  They are an eight-piece band that captures all that is special about the Trop Rock experience.  Their music includes originals as well as all the Songs You Know By Heart and some you may not.  Opening for Air Margaritaville on Saturday will be The Bermuda Triangle, a three piece band from the Northern Michigan region.  Our Friday night headliners  will take you back to the California coast and the world of surfboards, woodies, and California Girls.  Surf Inc. Band have been making a big name for themselves around the Northern Indiana area and are looking forward to showing you their own brand of rock-and roll, blues and good times.  We are close to announcing the Friday night openers and we can promise you will not be disappointed.  Of course our Hallway Party and Room Crawl would not be complete without the music of Jeff  and Greg Grossenbacher, otherwise known as Two Dudes in Flip Flops.  They have become the soundtrack to the madness at the room crawl on Saturday afternoon.  This year continues our focus on bringing our music schedule to a whole new level. 

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

The weekend is filled with music, activities, raffles and auctions.  From fun and games in the Hospitality Suite to the pool to a hallway party to a room crawl to dancing the night away in the main venue, you will have plenty of things to keep you busy.  There are many food options within an easy drive of the hotel and also many restaurants that offer delivery right to the hotel.  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. 

HOSPITALITY ROOM

Don't feel like venturing out of the hotel in the afternoon, then join us in the Hospitality Room for an optional Saturday morning pancake breakfast and Saturday afternoon games and 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 pool or enjoy the fitness center.  Chill while listening to a little "island music".  Clothing optional (no not really, but we can pretend can't we?)  

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