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Rich Schooner McGuire 2013 Schedule

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Rich Schooner McGuire 2013 Schedule

Aug. 14 (4-8 pm) — Daquiri Deck, St. Armands Circle, Sarasota, FL

Aug. 20 (4-8 pm) – Daquiri Deck, St. Armands Circle, Sarasota, FL

Aug. 23 (TBD) — Hoosier Bar, 748 S. Tamiami Trail, Osprey, FL (with Watching Wendy*)

Aug. 24 (1-4 pm) – Spanish Pointe Restaurant Pub, 135 Bayview Drive, Osprey, FL

Stop by and see Schooner at the Daquiri Deck on St. Armands Circle -- great drinks, great view!

Stop by and see Schooner at the Daquiri Deck on St. Armands Circle — great drinks, great view!

Aug. 25 (1-5 pm) – Cha Cha Coconuts, St. Armand’s Circle, Lido Beach, Sarasota, FL

Aug. 30 (TBD) — The Factory, 6916 14th St. West, Bradenton, FL (with Watching Wendy*)

Sept. 1 (2-5 pm) – Sun-N-Fun, 7125 Fruitville Road, Sarasota, FL

Sept. 6 (7-9 pm) — River Wilderness Golf & Country Club, Private Event

Sept 15 (1-5) – Cha Cha Coconuts, St. Armand’s Circle, Lido Beach, Sarasota, FL

Sept. 20 (TBD) – The Factory, 6916 14th St. West, Bradenton, FL (with Watching Wendy*)

Sept. 28 (TBD) — Cortez Clam Factory, 10104 Cortez Road West, Bradenton, FL (with Watching Wendy*)

Oct. 4 (9 pm – 1 am) — Peggy’s Corral, 4511 US 41, Palmetto, FL (with Watching Wendy*)

Oct. 11 (7-9 pm) — River Wilderness Golf & Country Club, Private Event

Oct. 12 (TBD) — Hunsader’s Pumpkin Festival, Hunsader Farms, 5500 County Road 675, Bradenton, FL (with Watching Wendy*)

Oct. 26 (TBD) – Hunsader’s Pumpkin Festival, Hunsader Farms, 5500 County Road 675, Bradenton, FL (with Watching Wendy*)

Oct. 27 (noon-?) —  Meeting of the Minds Pit Stop Fort Myers, Gatorz, 3440 Marinatown Lane, North Fort Myers, FL

Oct. 31 (TBD) —  Meeting of the Minds Songwriter’s Showcase at Durty Harry’s, 202 Duval Street, Key West, FL

Nov. 1 (7-11 pm) — Meeting of the Minds, Mike Mangum & Friends at The Rum Barrel, 528 Front Street, Key West, FL

Nov. 8 (7-9 pm) — River Wilderness Golf & Country Club, Private Event

Dec. 31 (TBD) – Cortez Clam Factory, 10104 Cortez Road West, Bradenton, FL (with Watching Wendy*)

* Schooner is also a drummer/back-up singer for a rock band called Watching Wendy. This is not a trop rock event (but it’s a good time!)

Meeting of the Minds November 2, 2012 Entertainment

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Friday, November 2nd, 2012. Key West, Florida. Meeting of the Minds!

Here is your schedule for the day as promised!

Here is the link to the Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday schedules which are now up on the web:

Mike Broward starts the day off on the beach stage behind the Casa. Enjoy the morning as you lounge in a chair or even in the pool and listen to his music.
Mike is a solo entertainer and a recent transplant to the Nashville, Tennessee area. He works in a nation-wide niche of music that caters to the Trop-Rock crowd. He does club dates and many fundraisers, concerts and songwriter shows.
Mike has been associated with ASCAP since 1991, as a writer and publisher. Mike also works as a freelance writer for Premier Guitar magazine doing product reviews and profiles. Mike’s music is heard around the world on different Trop-Rock desk-top radio stations, and was recently used on MTV. He will make your morning a great one as the sun comes up over the stage on the beach. Check him out!
Now it’s on to Duval Street! We will have the street blocked off for our party right in front of the original Margaritaville! The crowd will be there and you will be feeling the excitement bouncing off the buildings around you. The palm trees will be swaying in the breeze and the drinks will be flowing cold in your hand.

The first band up is Michael Armstrong and the Key West Band.

Michael Armstrong, lead singer for the Key West Band since 1996 has released his recently released his first independent project, “This Ain’t The Tropics, but It’s Gonna Do”, featuring members of the Key West Band and guest appearances by John Patti, Doyle Grisham and Mac McAnally. The music will feature Trop-Rock with a bit more country flavor and should appeal to all Parrot Heads and music fans.

Key West is the band to have for a high-energy night of Caribbean influenced music. Voted the number one party band by the Roanoke Times and Best Local Band of 1997, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 & 2006 by the Roanoker Magazine, Key West has opened for many national acts including The Tams, The Drifters, The Coasters, The Kingsmen, Jan and Dean, The Box Tops and Cravin’ Melon.”

Special guest and Coral Reefer Band member Doyle Grisham will be on the stage at the Duval Street party so be sure you acknowledge him!
You are going to love The Key West Band as they take the stage on Duval Street!
Jim Morris!
Headlining the MOTM Streetfest this year will be Jim Morris and the Big Bamboo Band!

Jim Morris is an articulate singer songwriter with a devotion to storytelling. Whether it is a thoughtful ballad about doomed love or an anthem to a night of drunken revelry, the listener can always count on well-crafted songs with carefully drawn characters, clever lyrics, and satirical charm.
Although Jim’s musical style is admittedly reminiscent of Jimmy Buffett and Jerry Jeff Walker, he has a knack for defying categorization. He mixes a whimsical island sound with a splash of Texas to produce a sound that is uniquely Gulf and Western.
Jim grew up in Georgia and has a heritage rich in music. His grandfather led a dance band, and everyone in the family either played an instrument or sang. At age 10 Jim taught himself to play the guitar by listening to Hank Williams records. After college (BA in English and graduate studies in English and Human Resources Management) while pursuing a career in human resources management, he continued to write songs and dream of the day when he could do it full-time. “After I graduated, I wanted to be a drifter and a writer; instead, I settled for corporate executive and closet entertainer.”
During his 15-year corporate career, his job allowed him to live in several interesting locales, such as Montana, New Orleans, and St. Simons Island, all of which would figure prominently in his writing. Following a business trip during which he renewed his love affair with the southwest coast of Florida, Jim took the leap he had been contemplating for some time and left the corporate world for good.

So fast-forward to November, 2012. You and over 3,000 of your closest friends will see a show on Duval Street that you can only experience at Meeting of the Minds. It’s that feeling when the parrot heads completely take over the street for an afternoon throw-down! Jim and his awesome band will be there will his legion of fans and it is a sight you will remember for a long time to come!

That will wrap the show downtown. I want you to hurry back to the Casa Marina for something brand new this year. Radiomargaritaville DJ JD Spradlin will be on the beach stage at 7:00 to play two and a half hours of the best classic and contemporary beach music! We are calling this the Friday Night Beach Party!

Have you ever wished you could go to Myrtle Beach and shag with the crowd there? Maybe you are a regular in the clubs on the South Carolina coast! Are you a fan of the West Coast sounds of the Beach Boys and Dick Dale? Remember the Ventures? Surf music? Frat parties?
Well you will be able to dance to your hearts delight on this Friday night! If you have never been to a beach music party this will be your chance. The beach will be lit and the music will be loud! All we need is You!

I will make some additional announcements about this event in the coming weeks so be sure to plan to pack your dancing shoes when heading down the road this year to Key West!
After the Beach Party winds up at 9:30 there will be a special Friday Night Jam with Jerry Diaz.

Jerry is hosting an invitation-only event of Meeting of the Minds musicians that you will really enjoy! The plan is to have a jam session which will combine some of your favorite artists trading licks and you just know that spontaneous sparks will fly! In fact you never know who might show up to play! That is always the cool thing about jam sessions. Don’t be the person who hears the story of how great this event was the next morning! Be there! We will see you there! This is a great way to end a day in Key West. Right on the water behind the Casa Marina…
Remember to go register. This will be a party you can’t miss!

Also be sure to register and book your room at the Casa Marina now! The room availability is shrinking fast and we want to see YOU there.

When calling the Casa 888-303-5717 or 305-296-3535 to book your room we’d like to remind you to be sure and use the discount code “ZZPAR4” to get the Parrot Head Rate!

Booking online you will not need the booking code.\1028/index.jhtml?WT.

Before I go I need to add a couple of important things.
First I want to recognize the efforts of two PHiP Board Members. First the lady, Charlene Schultheis! She is our Director of Finance and a lady who really helps keep the wheels on the whole event.
Also I want to mention a guy most of you know. Director of Membership Bob Heffelfinger. He is the go-to-guy for all things Parrothead and PHiP.
Be sure to thank them for all the work they do behind the scenes all year to make the Parrothead Club life a great one! You ROCK!

Oh yeah! A nice thing for ALL of you to know! Tell ALL your friends and neighbors to tune into Radiomargaritaville at 6:00 PM EDT on Saturday night. Our friend Kirsten will be on the air and she will give you a little rap and a song or so about YOUR headline act for MOTM 2012 on Saturday night. So don’t miss it! Gather some friends, put the party on, and crank your Sirius XM radio UP!

I’ll see you Saturday at 6:00 PM EDT for the next MOTM schedule update! And I should say you might want to make your reservations now ahead of the rush…

Until Next time, I’ll see you, down the road.
Andrew Talbert
PHiP Director of Conventions
Meeting of the Minds 2012
“Another Trip Around the Sun”

Featured Artist of the Week – Howard Livingston & the Mile Marker 24 Band

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Howard is a native of the mountains of eastern Kentucky. His mother spawned his love for music by introducing him to the guitar at age five. While the love of music never did leave him, his career pushed him in a different direction. While building his business, he traveled to the Florida Keys, where he developed a severe case of “Keys Fever” He never wanted to leave. The more he visited, the more music, and the keys called out to him. Finally, he surrendered. The islands called both he and his guitar. He teamed upo with this group of talented musicians and Mile Marker 24 was born and the island music goes on and on.

Howard Livingston and the Mile Marker 24 band are the real deal and an all original tropical island band capable of supporting both small and large events. The band has recorded five studio CDs filled with over fifty all originals that always please the crowd. The band is also flexible and fully functional from an intimate two-piece to a ten-piece including a horn section. Howard is also available as a solo performer. The music of Mile Marker 24 offers universal appeal with an easy going lilt and sway that celebrates the human spirit while being underscored by steel drums, guitars, marimba and subtle strings.

Mile Marker 24 has been on the fast track, growing in popularity from the most popular band in the Florida Keys to clearly a favorite nationwide.

Livingston’s self-released fifth album, Tunes in a Tropical Key, provides the latest example of this carefree caress. Like his four earlier efforts, Livin’ On Key West Time (2005), Meet Me In The Keys (2006), Blame It On The Margaritas (2007), and I’m Living on an Island (2008) much of the new album is based on Livingston’s life – the life he loves in the Florida Keys. Songs that share his love for the Florida Keys (It’s A Pretty Good Life), to the humorous (Get Your Own Cousin & Tropical Nightmare). This album joins Livingston’s other albums as a soundtrack to a lifestyle – the lifestyle of flip flops and tank tops!

Livingston and company have become known as a Portable Party Machine supporting corporate events, weddings, and tropical parties. With the 1952 Johnson outboard motor – turned margarita maker – that became well known when making margaritas with Al Roker (Today Show), Dave Price (CBS Early Show), Sam Champion (Good Morning America), and Samantha Brown (The Travel Channel), Livingston performs many events in the Florida Keys, fairs and tropical parties in the Southeast US, and tours the Midwest and Eastern USA. He has shared the stage with the likes of Mac McAnally, Little River Band, Cowboy Troy, America, Jerry Jeff Walker, Hank Williams, Tim McGraw, Big and Rich, and Keith Urban. Livingston has also been a headliner act at Meeting of the Minds (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011), Jimmy Buffett’s annual international fan club convention.

All Information copied from Howard’s Website

A Letter from Brent Burns

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Thanks to all who attended Brent’s shows at the Lemon Bay Playhouse in Englewood, FL (another SELL OUT!), the Club Agave event and Maryvale Reunion in Phoenix and the inaugural Music on the Bay sponsored by the Tampa Bay Parrothead Club! Music on the Bay raised over $10,000 for the Shriners Children’s Hospitals!   Thanks to Vince MacQueen and everyone who worked to bring Brent to the New England Parrothead Convention. AND I can’t forget our local friends at the Orange Beach Festival of Art! Please support these groups that do so much to support Brent, independent music AND their communities! Click here to check out Club Agave in Phoenix, AZ and click here for a list of ALL the Parrothead Clubs! You won’t be sorry!  
Friday, March 16 – Gulf Shores, AL – Stars Fell on Alabama. SOLD OUT! Make a note of that for next year!
Saturday, March 31, 6PM – Tampa, FL. House concert at “The Yard.” for all the details!
April 20-22 – Panama City (FL) Parrothead Rendezvous. A GREAT event! Right on the beach! 3 day registration is SOLD OUT! Info on day passes coming soon. Click here for all the details!
May 19, Noon – Niceville, FL – Trop Rockin’ Rocky Bayou. Join Brent andJerry Diaz and Hanna’s Reef as they make nice in Niceville. Click here for details!
November 1-4 – Key West, FL. “Another Trip Around The Sun”! Yes, registration is OPEN for MOTM 2012! Details here!
Brent will be playing at the BMI Key West Songwriters Festival, Friday, May 4, 1PM at the Smokin’ Tuna Saloon. Brent will be joining Hall of Fame songwriter, Bobby Weinstein and Nashville legend, Roger Sovine in this performance. We’re working on a couple of other things, so stay tuned! Brent’s trip to the Czech Republic is slowly taking shape. He will be playing at a festival near Prague on June 30. We are NOT going to put together a group tour. Flights are just TOO outrageous, but if you’re interested in going, click here for details as they stand at this minute!
Brent has a few things in the works – new CD, blog, tentative dates, website redesign. Keep an eye on the website, and his facebook page! Brent still has several open weekends this summer! If you’re interested in having the 2011 Trop Rock Music AssociationEntertainer of the year play for your event, drop us an email,!
Keep livin’ the life!