Archive for February, 2012

Buffett Performs in Birmingham AL

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Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band performed at the Birmingham–Jefferson Convention Complex in Birmingham AL last night as part of the “Welcome to Fin Land Tour”. The Set List the show is now available.

There were many changes to the set list from past shows:
Piece Of Work (last played 12-06-2010 in Houston, TX)
Dear Jimmy Buffett (by Matt Hoggatt)
Hey Matt Hoggatt (Jimmy Buffett)
Birmingham (a Randy Newman song)
Sweet Home Alabama (a Lynyrd Skynyrd song, last played 12-28-1998 in Aspen, CO)
Stars Fell On Alabama (last played 11-07-2001 in Birmingham, AL)
Dreamsicle (last played 06-21-2011 in Burgettstown, PA)

The tour continues on Tuesday February 28th with a show at the Leon County Civic Center in Tallahassee, FL.

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MUSIC ON THE BAY – March 2nd – 4th, 2012 in Tampa, FL

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The MUSIC ON THE BAY website online registration is now available. Go to the Music on the Bay website for registration and details:

MUSIC ON THE BAY is to be held March 2nd – 4th, 2012 in Tampa, FL! It is currently sponsored by the Parrot Head Clubs of Tampa Bay, Sarasota Bay, Nature Coast, Charlotte Harbor, The Villages, Naples, and our host Whiskey Joes. Our inaugural year is going to kick off the premier spring break getaway for Parrot Heads. Tickets are $65 and are good for the entire weekend, with at least $5 from each ticket going to benefit the Shriners Hospital for children, and other charities.

Friday – (Michael “Crawdaddy” Crawley also appears)
1:00 Event kick off by JD Spradlin of Radio Margaritaville
1:00 – 3:00 De Lei’ed Parrots
3:00 – 3:30 John Friday – Solo
3:30 – 5:00 Brent Burns
5 :00– 5:30 John Friday – Solo
5:30 – 8:30 Jimmy Parrish and the Ocean Waves
8:30 – 9:00 John Friday – Solo
9:00 – 12:00 Homemade Wine

Saturday – (Michael “Crawdaddy” Crawley also appears)
11:00 Day kick off by JD Spradlin of Radio Margaritaville
11:00 – 11:30 John Patti – Solo
11:30 – 12:30 Sunny Jim Duo w/ John Patti
12:30 – 1:00 Sunny Jim – solo
1:00 – 2:30 Mike Miller
2:30 – 4:30 Jerry Diaz & Hanna’s Reef
4:30 – 5:00 Mike Mangum – Solo
5:00 – 7:00 Jim Asbell & the Tropiholics
7:00 – 7:30 Mike Mangum – Solo
7:30 – 9:30 Ramajay Intercoastal
9:30 – 10:00 Mike Mangum – Solo
10:00 – 12:30 The Boat Drunks

10:00 – 12:00 Day kick off by Bryan Crews
10:00 – 12:00 Breakfast with Capt. Josh and Banjody
12:00 – 12:30 Michael J. Weiss – Solo
12:30 – 2:30 Latitude
2:30 – 3:00 Michael Weiss – Solo
3:00 – 5:00 Jim Morris and the Big Bamboo Band
5:00- 5:30 Michael Weiss – Solo
5:30 – 7:30 Jack Mosley Band

As of 1-30-12
Subject to Change

MUSIC ON THE BAY attendees will receive “goodie bags” at check in and could have the chance to receive a FREE drink or two daily in addition to other great food & drink specials offered by our host Whiskey Joe’s. Learn more about Whiskey Joe’s on their website:

You will need to register for MUSIC ON THE BAY( ) before contacting the preferred hotels. To get the Parrot Head rate you need to have a registration code. The hotels are the Sailport Waterfront Suites and the Best Western Bay Harbor reservation information can be found on the MUSIC ON THE BAY website:

MUSIC ON THE BAY registration is open to the public and we encourage you to invite all of your friends to attend what will be an amazing weekend.
If you any questions or need assistance please contact any of the following Tampa Bay Parrot Head board members:
Skipper Bryan Crews:
First Mate Dorothy Bedlin:
Purser Patti Kochanek:
Yeoman Cindy Kendall:
Navigator Bill Connolly:

We want to see you at MUSIC ON THE BAY so register today!

Interview: Lulu talks about Jimmy

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From the Birmingham News : “Buffett on Buffett: Lucy talks about brother Jimmy, who’s soon to perform in Birmingham

Lucy Buffett answers some questions from about here brother Jimmy

Q: Do you have a favorite Buffett song? If so, why?

A: “Havana Daydreamin’” is one of my favorite old songs. I was living in Key West when that album came out, so I knew all the characters and contexts. He wrote a beautiful tribute to my dad that’s very touching, but it’s not one you will ever hear him perform. I’m particularly fond of the one about “oysters and beer for dinner every day of the year.” That’s the one I can relate to. It was also one of my mother’s favorites. That, and “He Went to Paris.” Ironically, I don’t know the titles of all his songs, but I do know most of the lyrics.

Q: When your brother started his career as a musician, did you ever imagine that he’d reach these heights of success? When did you first realize, “Oh, boy, he’s really famous”?

A: From my point of view as the baby sister who’s seven years younger than he is, I thought he had made it when mama, daddy and I drove over to Hattiesburg to watch him open for Jerry Jeff Walker in some small, coffee-house type venue. He sang and people applauded; I thought right then that he was a star. And the fact that he was also playing on Bourbon Street in New Orleans in his first group meant he had made it. If not to the big time, at least he’d made it out of Mobile, and I knew he would never come back home to live.

Q: Anything else you’d like to say about your brother?

A: Jimmy’s a very practical fellow. He can iron his own clothes, prefers to drive himself around, and is extremely self sufficient. He’s not afraid to laugh at himself, but he’s really smart and has great instincts, especially about business. He’s a very early riser, and most of his emails come to me between 5 and 6 in the morning. No, he’s not out partying all night in Margaritaville — LOL!

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Today is National Margarita Day

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From Celebrate National Margarita Day with us on Wednesday, February 22nd! We’ll be featuring the Raspberry Lemonade Margarita (sent in by Pam from Alpharetta, GA – our National Margarita Day Recipe Contest winner!) food drink specials, giveaways, contests and much more!

National Margarita Day Specials (available at Margaritaville locations in the USA):
Join us on Wednesday, February 22nd for a variety of margarita-themed specials at our U.S. locations! All venues will feature:
– Margarita specials all day long!
– Gift certificates given to those with February 22nd birthdays, and get a bonus if you were born on February 22, 1922! (With valid ID)
– Enter to win a Frozen Concoction Maker!
– 22% off margarita-themed merchandise in our retail store.

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National Margarita Day – Margaritaville with Lyrics and Video

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Jimmy Buffett

Nibblin’ on sponge cake,
watchin’ the sun bake;
All of those tourists covered with oil.
Strummin’ my six string on my front porch swing.
Smell those shrimp–
They’re beginnin’ to boil.

Wasted away again in Margaritaville,
Searchin’ for my lost shaker of salt.
Some people claim that there’s a woman to blame,
But I know it’s nobody’s fault.

Don’t know the reason,
Stayed here all season
With nothing to show but this brand new tattoo.
But it’s a real beauty,
A Mexican cutie, how it got here
I haven’t a clue.

Wasted away again in Margaritaville,
Searchin’ for my lost shaker of salt.
Some people claim that there’s a woman to blame,
Now I think,– hell it could be my fault.

I blew out my flip flop,
Stepped on a pop top;
Cut my heel, had to cruise on back home.
But there’s booze in the blender,
And soon it will render
That frozen concoction that helps me hang on.

Wasted away again in Margaritaville
Searchin’ for my lost shaker of salt.
Some people claim that there’s a woman to blame,
But I know, it’s my own damn fault.
Yes, and some people claim that there’s a woman to blame, And I know it’s my own damn fault

National Margarita Day

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National Margarita Day

Hey tequila lovers — it’s National Margarita Day! There are dozens of people who claim to be the creator of the first margarita drink. One of whom is a bartender named Willie from Mexico City. He says that in 1934 he concocted the drink for his friend, Marguerite Hemery (whom he named the drink after).

Salvador Negrete is another man who claims to be the inventor of margaritas. The day before his brother’s marriage in 1936, Salvador presented the margarita cocktail as a wedding present to Margarita (his sister-in-law). There are various other stories of the drink’s invention, but the true identity of the tequila master remains unknown.

To celebrate National Margarita Day, invite some friends over to make your own margarita bar. Set up a potluck for each person to bring ice, tequila, and different margarita flavors. Don’t forget the limes!

There is no solid proof who “invented” the Margarita. The most accepted of all stories is that the Margarita was invented in October 1941, at Hussong’s Cantina in Ensenada, Mexico, by bartender Don Carlos Orozco. One slow afternoon, Don Carlos was experimenting with mixing new drinks when a prestigious visitor arrived: Margarita Henkel, the daughter of a German ambassador, who lived with her husband Roy Parodi near the city in Rancho Hamilton. Don Carlos offered the drink to Margarita, and named it after her for being the first person to taste it. He concocted a mixture of equal parts tequila, orange liqueur and lime, served over ice in a salt-rimmed glass.
Another common story related the Margarita being invented a few years earlier at the Rancho La Gloria Hotel, halfway between Tijuana and Rosarito, Mexico, by Carlos “Danny” Herrera, for a former Ziegfeld dancer named Marjorie King. This story was related by Herrera and also by bartender Albert Hernandez, who is acknowledged for popularizing the Margarita in San Diego after 1947, at the La Plaza restaurant in La Jolla. Hernandez claimed the owner of La Plaza, Morris Locke, knew Herrera and visited Mexico often.
Another common origin tale begins the cocktail’s history at the legendary Balinese Room in Galveston, Texas where, in 1948, head bartender Santos Cruz created the Margarita for singer Peggy Lee. He supposedly named it after the Spanish version of her name, Margarita, and it’s been a hit ever since.
The third and least likely explanation is that the Margarita is merely a popular American drink, the Daisy, remade with tequila instead of brandy, which became popular during Prohibition as people drifted over the border for alcohol. There is an account from 1936 of Iowa newspaper editor James Graham finding such a cocktail in Tijuana, years before any of the other Margarita “creation myths”. Margarita is Spanish for Daisy.
The Daisy explanation is unlikely because this cocktail is traditionally prepared using seven ingredients, which are: gum syrup, Curaçao liqueur, lemon (not lime), brandy, Jamaican Rum, shaved ice, and seltzer water. The traditional amount of ingredients found in the Margarita are significantly less than those found in a Daisy, not to mention the ingredients themselves are almost completely different. Other than the use of citrus fruit and ice, the Margarita contains a simple and unique blend of flavors that stand alone.

Popular Margarita Recipes from Margaritaville Tequilla:

THE PERFECT MARGARITA (courtesy of Margaritaville)


  • 1 oz Margaritaville® Gold Tequila
  • .5 oz Margaritaville® Silver Tequila
  • .5 oz Triple Sec
  • .5 oz Orange Curacao
  • .5 oz Lime juice
  • 2 Lime Wedges

Directions:Rim margarita glass with salt. Combine ingredients in a shaker filled with ice. Squeeze limes and add to tin. Shake vigorously and pour into a margarita glass.



  • 1.5 oz Margaritaville® Gold Tequila
  • .5 oz Triple Sec
  • 4 oz Margaritaville® Margarita Mix

Directions:Rim margarita glass with salt. Combine ingredients in a shaker. Shake and pour into a margarita glass with ice.



  • 1.5 oz Margaritaville® Gold Tequila
  • .25 oz Cointreau®
  • 4 oz Margaritaville® Margarita Mix
  • .25 oz Float Grand Marnier®

Directions:Rim margarita glass with salt. Combine ingredients in a shaker. Shake and pour into a margarita glass with ice. Add float of Grand Marnier®.



  • 1.5 oz. Margaritaville Calypso Coconut™ Tequila
  • .5 oz. Amaretto
  • 4 oz. Margaritaville® Margarita Mix

Directions:Rim margarita glass with sugar. Combine ingredients in a shaker. Shake and pour into a margarita glass with ice.



  • 1 oz. Margaritaville Calypso Coconut™ Tequila
  • .5 oz. Peach Schnapps
  • .5 oz Melon Liqueur
  • 3.5 oz. Margaritaville® Margarita Mix
  • Splash of pineapple juice

Directions:Combine ingredients in a shaker. Shake and pour into a margarita glass with ice.



  • 1 oz Margaritaville® Gold Tequila
  • .5 oz Triple Sec
  • 4 oz Margaritaville® Mango Margarita Mix

Directions:Combine ingredients in a shaker. Shake and pour into a margarita glass with ice.



  • 1.5 oz. Margaritaville Last Mango™ Tequila
  • .5 oz. Cointreau®
  • 3.5 oz. Margaritaville® Margarita Mix
  • Splash of cranberry juice

Directions:Combine ingredients in a shaker. Shake and pour into a margarita glass with ice.



  • 1 oz Margaritaville® Silver Tequila
  • .5 oz Blue Curacao
  • .5 oz Pineapple Juice
  • 3.5 oz Margaritaville® Margarita Mix

Directions:Rim margarita glass with sugar. Combine ingredients in a shaker. Shake and pour into a margarita glass with ice.



  • 1 oz Margaritaville® Silver Tequila
  • .5 oz Cointreau®
  • .5 oz Cranberry juice
  • 1 oz Margaritaville® Margarita Mix
  • 2 tbs Sugar

Directions:Combine ingredients in a shaker filled with ice. Shake and pour into a margarita glass.

All Drink Recipes are courtesy of Margaritaville

For a full list of our Margaritaville Boat Drinks click here.

Happy Margarita Day – Cheers!

Trop On!


Margarita Origins copied from here.



New Orleans Is Now and Always Has Been a Pirate Town – Make it the NEWEST “Living Like A Pirate City”

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New Orleans Is Now and Always Has Been a Pirate Town

Click Here to be Directed to Living Like A Pirate Facebook Page and Click “LIKE”  to vote for New Orleans to be the NEXT “Living Like A Pirate City”.

 New Orleans has been a Pirate Town for over three nearly 300 years. It is due time it got the official T- shirt to commemorate it. We have been Living Like a Pirate in New Orleans at every opportunity for years.

In the early morning mist and fog, after the revelers and derelicts have abandoned the streets in their rum-soaked state, a walk along the timeworn brick streets and the old cobblestone passageways will awaken in you the sounds and happenings of almost three centuries earlier when this town was the home of scallywags, drunks, merchants, winches and ah yes, pirates.

In the quite of the pre-dawn morning if you walk softly through the narrow streets, the spirits of the past walk with you. In 1772 Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop was just that, the blacksmith shop of the gentleman pirate and patriot Jean Lafitte. Today that small shop is the oldest bar in the United States and it has been the haunt of many a pirate, buccaneer and privateer searching for the adventurous life. In the early hours of the morning, its doors are locked and its windows shuttered but, inside if you listen quietly and look intently you can hear the voices and see the oil lamps with their golden glow hanging over the jugs of rum and pints of ale being hoisted to days long ago and the days to come. Thousands of gallons of rum and ale were consumed and often spilled in these streets through the centuries and in those spirits conjure up the spirits of New Orleans, its residents and visitors.

Keep walking past this landmark to revelry and, if you wander back to St. Ann Street and turn left and then left again on Rue Royale, about a third of the way down that block, to your left is a cobblestone passageway with the appropriate name, Pirate Alley. Follow that lane and you find yourself at the rear of St. Louis Cathedral, the 200 year-old church that is the center of the New Orleans way of life. Pirate Alley and the small park, Jackson Square, that it leads to have been witness to the pirate way of life for at least a fifteen generations and roughly 300 carnivals. In this church, the city has seen weddings, funerals, and a way of life that is like none other in North America.

I suggest that anyone visiting this city take the time in the early morning hours to sit and wait, in silence for the ghosts that haunt this city. The dance of the voodoo princess and the bellowing voices of pirates still ring loudly through these streets as they search, long after death for the treasure they left in the shops and bars and eateries along these historic streets. Drink the rum at Lafitte’s, or in the Old Absinthe House, live the adventure that is New Orleans and hunt the treasure of pirates of yesterday and today then understand that in this city, “the city that care forgot”, the hunt is the real treasure.


Fat Tuesday

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Celebrations include lots of feasting, partying and parading on the big day just before Ash Wednesday – when the Church rules of fasting and sacrifice take effect in preparation for a joyous Easter.

It’s been that way in Christian countries around the world since the Middle Ages. Today most of the world’s celebrations occur during the week of Fat Tuesday, which in 2012 falls on Tuesday, February 21.

Get ready to party!

Party! Fat Tuesday in the USA

It’s been seven long years since the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, and the biggest party town in America will pick itself up for the 2012 Fat Tuesday celebration with even bigger crowds – and more parades – expected this year.

The 2012 New Orleans Mardi Gras parade schedule kicks off on February 4, and continues through to Fat Tuesday on February 21.


Although many Americans often associate Fat Tuesday with New Orleans, it was actually Mobile, Alabama which originated the U.S. celebration while under French rule in 1703.

Today, the original home of Mardi Gras celebrates every year in Mobile with live music, floats, parades, traditional foods and thousands of spectators.

Meanwhile, across the country families and friends also gather to party at home or kick off neighborhood celebrations with colorful decorations, Mardi Gras beads, and lots of traditional New Orleans food specialties including shrimp jambalayaspicy cajun shrimpMardi Gras King’s Cake, and authentic New Orleans pralines.

Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras, and Carnival Celebrations around the world

The biggest and loudest of them, as always, are in Rio de Janeiro and New Orleans …although the German Karneval, or Fasching, festivities in Cologne and Berlin get pretty wild, Carnaval in Nice shows off the wackier side of the trendy Riviera scene, and the Italians in Venice are the worldwide experts on the art of street theater.

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A Message from Howard Livingston

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Hello Friends,

Once again I am blessed to watch the sun make its way above the horizon and light up our little part of the world for another day. This sunrise was not planned and to be honest I would rather be curled up with Cynderella in our bed. But that was not to be this morning. Our two puppies had their own plans for the day, which included getting dad up for their morning outside romp. I don’t want this to sound like I am complaining I am not. This is always a very special time.

I have already made my morning espresso and once again this miracle cup of java has brought me to life. I am sitting on the porch looking out at the ocean and realize how special this day might be. A quick 360 degree scan around me reveals the dogs busy romping around in the living room chasing one another. As always I have to stop and watch them. I just can’t help myself. These puppy moments will pass so very quickly so hours are spent each day watching these little dogs chew on each other. It’s amazing how much energy they have. At some point they will take a break and lay at my feet, but for now they have the zoomies. Gracie has just decided to come out and hang with her dad. On that note I should formally welcome her to our family. Grace Duet Livingston has now made our family unit complete. She and Anderson have become best buddies and supply hours of entertainment for Cyndy and I. I know we are a bit crazy about our dogs and apologize if we dwell on them a bit.







Looking out at the ocean I see a rogue buoy from a lobster trap. I am tempted to go out and get it but instead just sit here and wonder from where it might have come. I am sure it has a story to tell. A pelican just did a graceful landing and is starting its day by catching a fish for breakfast. I love the sound of the morning air. That quiet still freshness is very therapeutic for me. The world is about to come alive and I am witness to this magic. My friend Koz was telling me about a group of folks that go to the beach each morning in Key West to sit and watch the sunrise. After this incredible event, they all take their chairs and go on with their day. I am betting those folks are off to having a pretty darn good day. It is on my bucket list to join them for a sunrise.


I have a short list of things to do today, actually I have very long list but I am going to do only a few of them. Top of the list is to pull our crab traps. Now this involves getting on my boat so it should be no surprise to anyone that this tops my list. Pulling crab traps always reminds me of a Forrest Gump quote. “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” Such is the case with a crab trap. Each one is pulled with anticipation and you never know what awaits you until you open the lid. It may be loaded with crabs or it might be empty. More likely there will be some interesting things in some of them. Last week we had an octopus. What an interesting creature. Anyway, the great thing about stone crab claws is you just take the claw if it’s big enough and toss the crab back into the water. They then grow new ones. Talk about a renewable resource.


Second on the list is to retrieve our equipment trailer at the Sugarloaf KOA. Now this has been on the list for a couple of days. We had a wonderful time at our show there Saturday night and I told our crew not to worry about the trailer, I would take it with me. Well, I am not going to blame anyone but someone after our show presented me with some hot apple pie moonshine. Now I don’t know if you have ever had any of this stuff but it is wonderful. Being a Kentucky boy I appreciate good moonshine and this was as good as it comes. Needless to say the trailer did not make its way home. A big thanks to everyone at the KOA and all the folks who came out and helped us have a wonderful evening. We raised $5,020.00 for Care Camp that evening thanks to a $4000 margarita and 10 Turquoise Hats.  So, you could say the moonshine was a celebration. I was also supposed to pick the trailer up yesterday after the Sugarloaf Fire Department fundraiser but I said “How bout tomorrow.” Well, today might just be the day. Speaking about the fire department fundraiser, thanks to everyone who came out to support these great folks and all that they do to protect us.

A big shout out to all our friends at Venture Out for supporting Care Camp. They put on a fundraiser, which blew me away. Food, beer, great people and music all for the kids. Marty, Rick and I played and they did everything else. They raised $8,000 for the kids. Just amazing!!!  If you’re wondering what Care Camp is all about, take 10 minutes and watch this heartfelt video.  Just $500 sends a child to camp for a week. Thanks from my heart for helping the kids with cancer.

We have a lot of fun stuff coming up and I want to share some of them with you.

Everyone have a wonderful week and until our paths cross again, may the tide always pull you back.


Upcoming shows

Friday, February 24th Boondocks 6:30 Meet and Greet, 7:00 PM Showtime

It’s free and open to the public so come out and party at the largest tiki bar in the Florida Keys (at mile marker 27 on Ramrod Key). Come out and enjoy the fun and we’ll make you a margarita from the old Johnson outboard.

Sunday February 26th Island Grass Music Festival for Habitat for Humanity

This is a wonderful fund-raising event for Habitat For Humanity at the Habitat grounds on Big Pine Key mile marker 30.5. . Terry Cassidy has organized this for a bunch of years and it is incredible. Rick Cleaver and I will perform an acoustic show at 3:00 PM. Music is all day starting at 1:00 PM and ends at 5:00 PM. Come out for good food, good friends and some great music all day long.

Saturday March 3rd  Conch Fest at Bayview Park 11:00 AM until 8:00 PM

This is the second annual event put on by the Rotary Club of Key West as a fundraiser for their scholarship fund. Conch Fest is a celebration of Conch Heritage and features a Conch Chowder cook-offs, lots of great food including Conch Fritters, Conch Salad, pork and all sorts of other wonderful traditional fare. Vendors will be selling arts and crafts of every imaginable kind and music and entertainment all day long. The Conch Fest is held in Bayview Park at Truman Ave and Jose Marti Drive  Key West. We take the stage at 6:30 PM till 8:00 PM.

Mark Your Calendar and get your tickets!

Blood Sweat and Tears!!!  March 24th 11:00 AM-7:00 PM

Yes that is right they are coming to the Keys for a Care Camp fundraiser. My good friend Joe Cleghorn is putting together a show to remember called Keys Stock. A wonderful music festival at Lazy Lakes RV Resort  on Sugarloaf Key with Blood Sweat and Tears, Paul Cotton and Poco, The Bubba System, CW Colt, The Dorfels and yours truly and the Mile Marker 24 Band. It gets even better! Tickets are only $15 in advance, which includes free beer!!! Tickets are limited so get yours early for this wonderful fundraiser.  Special Diamond VIP tickets available for $100, which includes a Meet and Greet with Blood Sweat and Tears and VIP seating. Tickets are available by calling 305-745-1079 or at Boondocks gift shop and at Lazy Lakes RV Resort.

Meet Me In The Keys   June 14th through the 17th

The fifth annual event is jam packed with great musical guests, sun, water and fun. The host hotel is the Double Tree Grand Key West.  Be sure and sign up for this great event with the Coconut Castaways at 

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A Message from Ricky Hana

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My song “Another Day in Paradise” hit #1 on Google Music Hawaii for 4-weeks in a row and to celebrate I’m throwing three concert parties right on the sand on Waikiki Beach and you all are invited!

Fri Feb 24 – 3pm HST,(5pm PST, 8pm EST)

Sat Feb 25 – 3pm HST,(5pm PST, 8pm EST)

Sun Feb 26 – 3pm HST,(5pm PST, 8pm EST)

These are special 30 – 45 minute shows streamed right to your computer via The price for each concert? Whatever you’d like to contribute! My way of thanking everyone for this unreal run I’m having.

Go to RICKY HANA LIVE WAIKIKI to signup and choose your concert date(s). You can also watch on this FaceBook Page.

As a 2010 & 2011 Hawaii Music Awards winner, I’ll be playing a bunch of my award-winning songs on my ukulele, slack key guitar and my da kine mango wood 6-string. Rumor has it I might also have a special guest or two!

These are my last webcasts until summer so don’t miss them. You can buy “Another Day in Paradise” (highest quality mp3) for only $0.49 atGoogle Music !


The new **FREE** Ricky Hana iPhone & Android app here:



And in case you missed it, the hit thriller “Deadly Honeymoon” airs again Sat March 17 (St. Patricks Day) at 5pm & 9pm PST on the Lifetime Movie Network. My same song “Another Day in Paradise” is featured in the opening beach wedding scene.