Friday, January 20, 2017

Parrothead Night at Bahama Breeze

Happy New Year!   January is the anniversary month of our club, so we are planning an outing with one of our favorite trop rock musicians!  Join us next Saturday night, Jan. 28th at 6pm at the Bahama Breeze (by Wolfchase) to listen to the sounds of Steve Hopper.   The manager is very excited for us to attend and she will be reserving us a table inside near where Steve is playing.  I need to get a headcount to her by Weds. Jan 25th so let me know as soon as possible if you can make it.  Also it is dues month!  Bring your dues with you and ideas about what you would like to see the club accomplish this year.  It will be concert season before you know it!  See you then! 

Karen Scott

If you are not going to make the party and want to mail in your dues, it is $20 per person, $30 per couple.  You can mail to Cyndi at

270 Fawn Lake Dr
Millington TN 38053

Please include your name and contact information with your dues.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

This Saturday, July 30, we will be hosting Mike Broward for
our annual pool party. "Meet Me In Memphis" will kick off at 5pm (pool
open), bbq dinner and Margaritaville foods at 6, Mike Broward plays from 7
to 10.  $20 covers meal and music.  50/50 to raise funds for Ronald McDonald
House, door prizes and give aways from Margaritaville will be included!

If the heat is still on, we will move the music inside, so never fear, we
have back up plans!  Hope to see you there!!

Contact Karen for directions to the party:
901-233-7245 or

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Chance to win cruise from PHiP

Parrot Heads in Paradise have been awarding qualified parrot heads and their children a total of $10,000 in scholarships every year for the last 10 years. Fundraising has been just keeping pace with our pay-outs each year and we want to add some additional funds to ensure future years’ have adequate funding.  To make sure that we can continue to award these gifts well into the future we have come up with a great way to help that cause. Windjammer cruises has donated a cruise for two to raffle off this year.  We will be selling tickets via PayPal or check starting today.  

We will draw for the cruise Saturday, November 5th from the stage at Meeting of the Minds for the seven night cruise on this beautiful boat.  Winners do not need to be present at MOTM to win the cruise!  Tickets are five for $20 or five dollars for one. I will send you via email with a list of your numbers so you have them for your records.  I will be tracking the name and numbers of every ticket coming in and they will all be in Key West for the drawing.  

You can pay via PayPal - to or send your check to David Cohen, 6986 Samantha Court Wheatfield, NY 14304 (checks payable to Parrot Heads in Paradise).  Checks will only be accepted up until MOTM registration closes on September 15th. If you are mailing a check please send your email address if you want your numbers emailed to you.  When you get to MOTM you may purchase additional tickets right up until 2:30 pm on Saturday.  Thank you in advance for your support of the wonderful cause.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Hello Phlock!  Hope you are doing well.  We had a great April meeting, thanks to everyone who came out and helped us plan events for the summer!

We have decided to suspend our monthly meetings at Mortimers through the summer and will pick up again in the fall.  So many upcoming activities will keep us busy! 

May events:

May 5th, Cinco De Mayo:  Steve Hopper and his band will be at the Bahama Breeze party. 
May 6th, Blues City Winery, Keith Sykes will be performing, $15 per person, bring your chairs and food, no outside alcohol allowed.
May 15th, Brian Fields, Trop Rock Performer, Backyard concert at the Scott house, 5 to 7 pm.  Suggested donation $5 to $10 per person. 

Planning for a Backyard pool party event with trop rock entertainment in July. 

Also, very exciting, the Tennessee Titans are scheduling their first ever Parrot Head Day!  See the information below.  We will collect money from each person interested and will send in our order as a club. Let me know if you are interested! 

Upcoming Charity Events:

We are planning upcoming charity events in the near future.  Will keep everyone updated as we  get more details.  Thanks to everyone for your support and all you do to make our “restarted” club a success!  Let us know if you have suggestions for future events.


Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Hey Parrotheads!  Hope your April is off to a good start!  Monthly meeting is next Thursday, April 21st, 6 pm, Mortimers on Perkins (just off Sam Cooper).  We are working on some fun events for May including a house concert and an outing to a local winery to hear live music.  More information to come!  See you next week!  

Karen Scott

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Great to see so many at the Keith Sykes release party and Beale Street Brass Note celebration!  Thanks to Cyndi and Mike for setting up a group dinner before the show.  We had a great time!

This Thursday is our regular club meeting/dinner at Mortimers Restaurant, Perkins across from Lowes just off the Sam Cooper Perkins exit.  Meeting starts at 6 pm.

House Concert Alert!  New Trop Rock music from Brian Fields.  He will be at Harry T’s in Pickwick on Monday, March 21st and we will have him here in Memphis on May 15th.  More to come later.

We are working on booking a performer for our summer house concert.  If you have any suggestions, please let us know.

Thanks to Mike Coury who is now our club VP!  He will be leading the meeting on Thursday as I will be out of town.  Ya’ll come!

Karen Scott

Friday, March 4, 2016

Keith Sykes Release Party!

Keith Sykes single release party, Friday night, March 11th, The Warehouse, 36 E. GE Patterson Ave.  7 pm doors open, 8 pm watch Keith get his Beale Street Brass Note!  Join us for this fun event!  Keith Sykes celebrates the release of his new single "Come As You Are Beach Bar" on March 11 at The Warehouse!

Don't miss this one - Keith will also be honored that night with his official Beale Street Brass Note ceremony!

Doors: 7 PM
Beale Street Brass Note Ceremony: 8 PM + music to follow


Somewhere in Texas, there’s a little beach town where Keith Sykes finds himself once a year, in the wintertime. He holes up for a month, with the salty air and his guitar, unloading his mind of all the half-written lyrical lines and lonely guitar licks a year can bring.

“I’ve always had a natural tie to a certain kind of music anyway, even before I was a Coral Reefer,” Sykes says. “Because of my love of the islands, the little beach towns, and the people I meet when I’m in that environment.”

His new single, “Come As You Are Beach Bar,” is the story of some of those people. It came to life out of a snippet of guitar, Sykes says. “That’s what I had first, just a little guitar thing that I liked.”

Next thing he knew, he was waxing on the tale of Captain Bobby and a dive bar whose characters he paints so vividly you can almost feel yourself sitting next to them at the bar, salt spray and stale beer hanging in the air.

There’s a different feel to this song – Sykes is playful in his phrasing, almost spoken word – an indication that after more than 40 years in the business, Keith Sykes isn’t slowing down or taking it easy. He’s looking for new sounds, new ideas and new challenges. He’s risen to this one with splendid result.

The single will be out on iTunes and Amazon March 11 via KSM Entertainment. Keith Sykes celebrates the release of his new single "Come As You Are Beach Bar" on March 11 at The Warehouse!