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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!

The Yard Tampa 2012 Trop Rock Schedule

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Please check out the new schedule for TheYard Tampa! We have more announcements to come as dates are confirmed! Hope to see you all at The Yard soon! Don’t forget to update your calendars so you don’t miss anyone!

We are starting the year off with a bang! John Friday will be first up on January 21st at 4:00pm!! Chris Sacks will be next on February 25th at 5:00pm!!







1/21 ~ John Friday 4:00 pm
2/25 ~ Chris Sacks 5:00 pm
3/31 ~ Brent Burns 7:00 pm
4/28 ~ Bob Karwin 2:00 pm
5/12 Jimmy Parrish & OWB 7:00 pm
6/30 Sunny Jim 7:00 pm
7/21 Jimi Pappas 7:00 pm
8/4 Dennis McCaughey 7:00 pm
10/13 ~ Hugo Duarte 7:00 pm
10/21 ~ Jim Morris & BBB

The TEDDY BEAR of Trop Rock, John Friday, will be at THE YARD on January 21st!

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The Yard welcomes back JOHN FRIDAY in concert!
January 21, 2012
6:00 Meet & Greet
7:00-10:00 Live Music

Join us for an evening of GREAT music, good friends and a lot of fun! John is an energetic and entertaining artist and you are guaranteed to have a great time at The Yard!

The Yard is located at:
8016 North Meadowview Circle
Tampa, FL

Admission is $15.00 per person cover to the artist.
BYOB, your chair and a dish to share. Bring your friends and share the fun!

RSVP or for questions please send email to:

About THE YARD ~ The Yard is not your ordinary house concert venue! It’s a TERRIFIC House Concert venue that caters to the BEST of the the Trop Rock artists who come to entertain about twice a month. Your hosts, Mark & Sharon Leverett welcome you to join us for great music, fun times and good friends!

JOHN FRIDAY the Tropical Balladeer, is a
singer/songwriter originally from Maryland, now living in
Florida. After a back-breaking (literally) Army career,
John settled in the Sunshine State where he pursues
his musical dreams every night in the locals pubs and
An eclectic set of interests led John through the gamut of
college majors, including biology; education;
engineering; mathematics; business (“I’d always made
fun of business majors, and suddenly I was one!”);
computer science; classics (the most useful part of a
classics degree is that you can say “Do you want fries
with that?” in Latin!); and finally, one that combined many
of John’s interests, History. It took a mere twenty years
to complete his baccalaureate, as little things like raising
children and going to war kept him busy. John’s love of
History is readily evident, as he will discuss historical
events at the drop of a fin-topped hat.
John got his first guitar when he was 13, after attempts
at learning the piano and the clarinet were less than
successful. For years, John was never far from that
guitar. He took it backpacking in the White Mountains of
New Hampshire; while working on a crabber in
Chesapeake Bay; even while skiing in Maine &
Colorado. He still has that guitar, although his collection
has grown somewhat over the years.
When it came time to “get a grown-up job,” John put
away childhood dreams and joined the Army. A series
of injuries led to a medical discharge after thirteen years
of service. Moving back to the Mid-Atlantic region, John
shortly realized that (1) he’d never really grown up and
never would, and (2) his childhood dreams of making
music were still powerful. Eventually, those dreams led
to a southward move. “Dreams…don’t leave childhood
without them.”

Please visit John’s website at: