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"Embrace the Chaos!"

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Welcome everyone to this month’s edition of PHLOCKER NEWS.


Registration and Sponsorships

Registration for the “21st Annual Phlocking of the Phaithful – 21 and Legal, Let The CHAOS Begin” is on-going. We have had a great start to the registration. Please make your plans to join us in Put in Bay!


We are now accepting Sponsors for anyone wanting to get some additional exposure for your business or to just help us stage this fine event. We have three different sponsorship levels: Email us for more details or visit the Phlocking web page where you can pay by credit card.


Bronze Sponsorship Package - $125

For that you will receive:

·          1 admission to the event ($75 value)

·          You or your company name promoted on Crab Island Mambo web site through 7/1/15

·          You or your company name promoted on the monthly Mullet Wrapper newsletter


Silver Sponsorship Package - $250

For that you will receive:

·          2 admissions to the event ($150 value)

·          You or your company name promoted on Crab Island Mambo web site through 7/1/15

·          You or your company name promoted on the monthly Mullet Wrapper newsletter

·          Your company name mentioned on all social media advertising

·          If you supply a jpg logo we will use it on all web site and hard copy advertising


Gold Sponsorship Package - $500

For that you will receive:

·          4 admissions to the event ($300 value)

·          You or your company name promoted on Crab Island Mambo web site through 7/1/15

·          You or your company name promoted on the monthly Mullet Wrapper newsletter

·          Your company name mentioned on all social media advertising

·          If you supply a jpg logo we will use it on all web site and hard copy advertising

·          Special recognition from stage during announcements


*For those who wish to remain Anonymous, your Donations are also gladly accepted*


Halfway to the Phlocking

Dan and Patty have been staying busy. “Halfway to the Phlocking” is coming up in February. “Halfway” will be February 6 -8, 2015. Dan and Patty are setting up a big tropical party to warm up the cold North Coast winter. The line-up is KD Moore, coming out of retirement for Halfway, J. Hanson of Boudreaux’s Back Porch, Crawdaddy, Johnny Rodriguez and Corned Beef & Curry. Fun starts at 5 PM for Happy Hour at Mr. Ed’s Bar. They will also have the full Boudreaux’s Back Porch Band. This party will be held at the Commodore Perry Inn and Suites in Port Clinton, Ohio. You can make your reservations by calling: 1-866-385-3101 or 419-732-2645. Please let them know you are a Phlocker. For your GPS, the address is 255 West Lakeshore Drive, Port Clinton, OH 43452.


Island Time Radio

Sunshine Cindy and I congratulate DK and Amo for their Trop Rock Music Award for the Best Trop Rock Radio Show. This is a long overdue honor for this ground breaking show that has promoted Trop Rock music for many years! You can listen each Monday at 10 pm EST at  Way to go DK and Amo!!!!! (Listen to Sunshine Cindy and I on Monday December 1st on Island Time Radio!)


Songwriters Island Radio Station

A BIG THANK YOU to Jay Seeger for recommending  to Sam Densler of Songwriters Island Radio that they broadcast from Phlocking. We are now in the planning stages to have Songwriters Island Radio broadcast live on their radio station several of the musical acts we will present at Phlocking. How cool is that!!!! Oh yeah…Congrats to Sam for winning the TRMA for Radio Station of the Year and Sam and Gina for being honored as “Trop Rock Fans of the Year.”



Mike Nash

This month we are profiling Mike Nash. Mike is the founder and lead singer for Southern Drawl Band. Mike will be performing solo for us on Friday morning at Mr. Ed’s. Mike and the Southern Drawl Band burst onto the Trop Rock scene just a few short years ago. They have taken the Trop Rock world by storm. In Key West for “Meeting of the Minds” they play Margaritaville each evening. Mike was a feature performer at Pardi Gras in 2014 and the entire band will be performing at Pardi Gras in 2015.


Mike has been a lifelong fan of Jimmy Buffett’s music from his days on the Florida coast. Add to that his love of the mountains and you have a sound that combines country rock and Trop Rock to have a show that has his fans up and dancing to his music.


Southern Drawl Band has three CD’s of original music; “Another Day in Paradise,” “Against the Grain” and “Just Passin Through.” Mike wrote most of the songs on the CD’s. All three CD’s are classics with songs that are destined for national air play. Join us at Mr. Ed’s on Friday June 12th for Mike’s performance. You won’t want to miss this one!!!!


Phlocking Raffle Winner

Thank you to everyone who bought tickets for our special Phlocking raffle. We appreciate each and every one of you for your generosity. The winning ticket was pulled in Key West during our Crab Island Mambo Welcome to the Island Party by our San Antonio, TX friends Fred and Sara.


Congratulations to Capt. John Gardner from Destin, FL. Enjoy the prize package captain!!!

Be watching as we are planning another raffle!!!!


“Embrace the Chaos!”

Steve and Sunshine Cindy



“21st Annual Phlocking of the Phaithful....21 and Legal, Let The Chaos Begin!"

Crab Island Mambo is proud to announce we are taking over Phlocking of the Phaithful in Put in Bay, Ohio. This is one of the premier Trop Rock events in the country. It is four days of music, dancing, drinking and fun on this island in the middle of Lake Erie. CLICK HERE for the details as we hope you will join us for this fantastic party!

Phlocking of the Phaithful



“Embrace the Chaos!” Trop Rock Music Series at The Cantina

Join Crab Island Cantina and Crab Island Mambo as we team up to bring some of the best Trop Rock musicians to the Emerald Coast and Harborwalk Village in Destin.

Logo                              The Cantina

Each third Friday from March through October, The Cantina will showcase some of the best Trop Rock acts in the country. Everyone is welcome to escape to the tropics with us for these FREE shows. Put on your best flip flops and Hawaiian shirts for a fun evening of music with friends.

To help you “Embrace the Chaos!” Crab Island Mambo is designing “Mambo Member” cards. These cards will be FREE and will entitle you to receive 15% off your food and drinks at The Cantina during the shows. The “Mambo Member” cards will be available in a few weeks.

The “Embrace the Chaos!” Trop Rock Music Series at The Cantina kicks off on Friday March 21, 2014 with the Trop Rock Junkies from the Tampa, FL area. This high energy band of 6 talented musicians will have you up and dancing in no time. With a mix of original songs, tropical songs and some Jimmy Buffett thrown in, the music will transport you to a place where the sun always shines and the drinks have umbrella’s in them!

Trop Rock Junkies

The Trop Rock Junkies will play from 5-9 pm at The Cantina. Last year they were nominated for 4 Trop Rock Music awards. The band is in high demand around the country and we are lucky to have them playing in Destin.

Let’s kickoff our “Embrace the Chaos!” Trop Rock Music Series at The Cantina with a big bang! Invite your friends, invite your neighbors and bring the crew as everyone will love the music!

Crab Island Cantina is located in Destin at Harborwalk Village at the foot of the Destin bridge. You can even come by boat if you want.

Look for updates as we book acts for the balance of the music series.


Parrotheads and fans of Trop Rock music are some of the most generous people in the world. “Angels in Tropical Shirts,” “Party with a Purpose,” raffles, donations…..Hundreds and thousands of dollars are donated to charity each year. There are several companies that cater to Parrotheads who donate portions of their sales to various charities.

Here at Crab Island Mambo, we take a different tact when it comes to helping our fellow American’s. We do business with American Companies that employees Americans. We buy our tee shirts from a company that makes the shirts in California. They also only use cotton grown in the US employing farmers to grow the cotton and truck drivers to move the cotton.

Made in America

Our koozies are made in the US. We then employee American’s to work on the graphics, do the artwork and finally to print the tee shirts and koozies. We sell jewelry that is made by hand here in the US. We will be adding hats and some other items in the near future. All of them will be Made in America.

Why do we do this? Because we feel it is important to keep American manufacturing alive and well. We want to see American’s employed. Crab Island Mambo wants to keep our hard earned dollars in the US. When we employ the American worker he will in turn spend money that will employ more Americans. It is our belief that most people want to work and it is more beneficial to our economy to put people to work.

Sunshine Cindy

Crab Island Mambo does what it can to help the American worker. We are a very small company but we believe we can make a difference. Please help us by considering to purchased some of our shirts and koozies. And to entice you to “Embrace the Chaos!” we have a SPECIAL OFFER! If you spend $30 or more on an order, you will receive free shipping to anywhere in the US including Alaska and Hawaii. (We might even hand deliver the order to Hawaii!!! LOL)

We hope you take us up on our special offer but with anything you buy, look at the label of origin. Many times American Made items are readily available at a competitive cost. We live in the greatest country in the world. Crab Island Mambo will do it’s small part to keep it alive and working by selling Made in America items!!!


Christmas Party time!!! Join Crab Island Mambo at KC's Sandbar's Tapworks bar on Saturday December 21st from 3-7 pm. Jan Patton will be playing all your favorite Trop Rock songs. It will be fun as we also welcome winter to the Emerald Coast. You can't get to spring until you get into winter so let's party! There will be some surprises. Everyone is on their own for food and drinks. Everyone invited so bring your friends!!!

KC's Sandbar's Tapworks

Here we go again.........So, here’s the latest update for the 3rd Annual Welcome to Key West Party – brought to you by Crab Island Mambo!!!

On Wednesday, October 30 from 11-3:30, plan to be at Dante’s for our 3rd year of fun and great music! We’ll have playing for you: Ryan Sheley and Andy Westcott of Homemade Wine, Dave McKenney, Dennis McCaughey of Tropical Soul, Copper Sky (Heather and Dave) and Jerry Diaz! Brad Brewer is going to be doin’ his thang with Dave and I’m sure he’ll get up with a few of our other folks to play too!

Yeah, this is gonna be a great day in Key West (like THAT’s ever a real problem!!)
Stay tuned – you know there will be more to come. Time to get ready to: EMBRACE THE CHAOS!!!

Hot off the press...Crab Island Mambo and Crab Island Cantina are teaming up to bring Trop Rocker Paul Roush to the Destin Harbor. Paul will be performing his Trop Rock songs at Crab Island Cantina on Sunday March, 17th from 1-5 pm. Sunday Brunch specials and this is also St. Patty's Day which always has the harbor hopping. Join us for this afternoon of music, fun, food and drinks!

Paul Roush
Paul Roush

Crab Island Mambo is proud to announce some new secondary sponsors for our "3rd Annual Trop Rockin Rocky Bayou Backyard Party presented by KC's SandBar & Grill." We want to thank our friend Julie Comley for stepping up to help. And we are pleased to announce Tropical Isle, Funky Pirate and Tropical Isle Bayou Club have joined us in helping put on the the party of spring on the Emerald Coast. Be sure to stop by their French Quarter locations in NOLA the next time you are there. Click HERE for all the details and to get registered for the party!

"3rd Annual Trop Rockin Rocky Bayou Backyard Party presented by KC's SandBar & Grill" registration is officially open. This will be the party of spring on the Emerald Coast. Click HERE for all the details!

Get ready for a big Concert Announcement on October 15th. You won't want to miss one!!!

The "Trop Rock Music Association" awards ballots were recently sent out to members of the TRMA to cast their nominations for this year's Trop Rock music awards. The awards show will be held at the Casa Marina on Saturday afternoon during MOTM in Key West. We here at Crab Island Mambo would like for you to consider us for Event of the Year for "Trop Rockin Rocky Bayou." If you would like to become a member of TRMA you can get all the information here.

Trop Rockin Rocky Bayou
Trop Rockin Rocky Bayou

Crab Island Mambo now has tank tops! Like all our merchandise these shirts are Made in America! They come in all sizes. Lime Green and Slate are the colors! Get yours today. Head to our merchandise page to order yours or send us an email and we will have them waiting for you the next time we see you!

Tank Top

We are also glad to announce Jerry Diaz has been added to the music lineup for the 2nd Annual Welcome to the Island Party sponsored by Crab Island Mambo at Dante's in Key West on October 31, 2012. Be there to kick off MOTM!

Crab Island Mambo is pleased to announce two new parties and two new event sponsorships we will be a part of.
May 27, 2012 we present "The Teddy Bear of Trop Rock" John Friday at KC's Sandbar and Grill in Fort Walton Beach, FL. Music is 4 - 8 PM.
August 9 - 12, 2012 Six String Music "Songwriters Invitational" in New Orleans, LA. CIM is a "Trop Rock" sponsor. Join Us!
August 25, 2012 CIM presents, "Trop Rock Chaos on the Island!" Music by Eric Stone and Jim Asbell and the Tropiholics. Details soon!
October 31, 2012 - 2nd Annual Welcome to the Island party brought to you by Crab Island Mambo. Starts at 11:00 am at Dante's as we welcome Parrotheads to Key West, Florida for MOTM.

Crab Island Mambo has new T-Shirts!!! We have sizes up to 3XL in two different colors. All shirts are Made in America!!! Contact us for information on how you can get yours today!!!  The Merchandise page will be updated soon so you can order directly from there.

Lime Green T-Shirt Mama Mambo and her T-Shirt

Crab Island Mambo now has Bottle Koozies. They are here just in time for the start of warm weather. We have them in black and red colors for only $7.00 each. You can order them on our merchandise page or email us and we will have them the next time we see you.

bottle Koozie

Crab Island Mambo is pleased to announce the one and only Jimi Pappas will be here on the Emerald Coast playing for us on Thursday March 15th. He will be at Anglers Beachside Bar on Okaloosa Island on the Sun Deck. The music will start about 5:30 pm. Jimi is from Orlando and has been performing for over 30 years. In addition to his solo act he is the drummer for Jim Morris and the Big Bamboo Band. The "Pappa-potamus" as Jim Morris calls him was voted to have the number one Trop Rock CD (Hello Mr. Sunshine) and number one Trop Rock single (Watermelons) in 2011 by Beachfront Radio fans. Join us at Anglers March 15th and let's give Jimi a big Emerald Coast welcome. No fee to enter, no cover charge and no worries! The party is open to the public so bring your friends and let them "Embrace the Chaos!"

Jimi Pappas

Crab Island Mambo is also proud to announce we are a PLATINUM sponsor of Trop Rock Music Associations "Trop Rock Music Awards" at MOTM in Key West for 2012. Formally the "Margarita Mafia" the awards are now a staple of MOTM each year. We are glad to be a part in bringing this great event to Key West.

Join Anglers Beachside Grill and Crab Island Mambo as we present Trop Rock recording artist Mike Broward on Saturday February 11, 2012. Mike has been performing for many years starting out in San Diego with the band “Stars on the Water.” He is currently performing solo based out of Nashville, TN. Mike has 3 CD’s of original music and is a fixture each year in Key West for Meeting of the Minds. Join us as we welcome Mike to the Emerald Coast. The show will start at 4:00 pm. No cover, no fee, no worries except for having a good time.   "Embrace the Chaos!"

Mike Broward

17th on your calendar! Crab Island Mambo will have a holiday get-together at Calhoun's Pub and Grub in Destin starting at 2:00 pm. (Calhoun's is at the corner of Hwy. 98 and Main Street in front of the cinema.) Get your favorite Tropical Christmas attire on and join us as we celebrate the holiday season. Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the season while you share some good times with good friends. Come thirsty and hungry (hint, hint...) as we will have some special surprises. It has been almost one year since we started this journey promoting Trop Rock music and our lifestyle here on the Emerald Coast. Help us celebrate as we "Embrace the Chaos!"

Cindy and Steve
Come out and celebrate with us on Dec. 17th!

Crab Island Mambo is proud to announce we are a GOLD SPONSOR of the 2012 "Caribbean Souls outta Control" Panama City Parrotheads Rendezvous! This years event will be held April 20th, 21st and 22nd. Registration is open for this great event that is held on Panama City Beach. A great music line up this year includes The Boat Drunks, Brent Burns, Capt. Josh, Jimmy Parrish & the Ocean Waves band, Jerry Diaz and Hanna's Reef, The Barefoot Man from the Cayman Islands, The Gene Mitchell Trio, John Reno, John Patti and the Caribbean Cowboys. Be sure to get registered early and join us for all the phun!

Crab Island Mambo now has AMERICAN MADE koozies for sale. Get one or a hundred the next time you see us! They are only $5 each. Or you can send us an email at the address at the bottom of this page. We don't have a shopping cart yet as we don't have anything else to peddle but we will in the future!

Koozies Koozie
Koozie Koozie


Jerry Diaz has announced a Barefoot Cruise aboard a motorized sailboat March 17-22. You must act quickly if you wish to join in this great cruise. Below is information from Jerry.

"A unique opportunity to sail the Caribbean islands you've been hearing Jimmy Buffett sing and write about for years - Jost Van Dyke, Anguilla, Tortola, and more. Hangout at barefoot beach bars such as Foxyʼs, the Soggy Dollar, and Sunshineʼs. Feast on a cheeseburger in paradise as you people watch at the famous Le Select in St. Barts. All while enjoying live performances throughout the week from our own Barefoot Islands Cruise Band featuring Scott Nickerson, founding member of the first official Jimmy Buffet tribute band A1A, and Jerry Diaz, Mark Mireles, and Bobby Summers of the popular trop rock band Hannaʼs Reef.".  


"This exclusive full ship charter of the 312 passenger motor-sailing ship Wind Surf of Windstar Cruise Lines will have us island hopping the best of the Caribbean in luxury. The intimate size of this beautiful five-masted ship will allow us to visit the smaller, out-of-the-way islands not accessible to large cruise ships. We will be anchored off islands with our launches landing passengers at small docks or directly onto beaches. Our custom itinerary will allow us to stay at these anchorages most evenings so we can fully experience the legendary local night life and establishments. Clear blue waters, white sand beaches, and bountiful boat drinks - the ultimate attitude adjustment!"

We have a rare window of opportunity to secure the ship for this unique luxury small ship charter. We need to determine within one week if there are enough fans out there with serious interest in sailing with us. If you are definitely interested please email:  no later than Wednesday, September 7th. 

A big "Thank You" to Island Diane and the Island Time Social Club for their donation/support towards the Back Yard Party with Jerry Diaz and Hanna's Reef. It is greatly appreciated!!!!

Calhoun's Pub and Grub in Destin has announced that any parrothead who comes in next Friday (August 12th) after the meeting at Fud's will receive their first drink, well or beer, for FREE. Stop by Calhoun's. listen to Phil and The Trashy White Band and get your first drink free. Norma and Phil are good friends of Crab Island Mambo and supporters of ECPHC. Come on out after Fuds and have a good time.

Crab Island Mambo is now posting some video's on YouTube. I have posted two from Phlocking of the Phaithful in Put in Bay, OH from last June. The first video is Latitude playing on the deck at Mr. Ed's. The second video is Corned Beef and Curry playing an afternoon show at the Boardwalk. Keep checking back from time to time as I will post video's from events that we attend.

This coming Sunday, July 10th, Eric Stone and his band will be performing at the legendary Skippers Smokehouse in Tampa, FL. The show starts at 5:00 pm. I encourage all our friends in the Tampa area to go check out Eric. This is a great gig playing at this outstanding venue.


Put in Bay, OH phun

"The Best Part of Wakin' Up Is Folgers In Your Cup" contest winners was announced. Our Trop Rock friends John Patti and John Reno did not win but just getting to final five out of thousands of contestants was a great accomplishment. There performance was shown live on the big screen in Times Square as they helped promote Trop Rock music! Way to go guys!!! You are winners in our book!!!

Congratulations to fellow Parrotheads and Trop Rock musicians John Patti and John Reno as they are now one of five finalist in "The Best Part of Wakin' Up Is Folgers In Your Cup" contest. Out of thousands of contestants they are now down to the final five. The guys will be going to New York where they hope to win the entire contest and bring new publicity to Trop Music. The winner will be announced on June 16th. Good Luck guys!!!! For more information go to: 

Also....The Panama City Parrothead Club has announced they raised $15104.77 for the Children's Home Society during their recent "Coast is Clear" Rendezvous. They thank all the "Angels in Tropical Shirts" for their support. Way to go PCPHC!!!

PCPHC Check donation

The Emerald Coast Parrothead Club "Beach Clean-up" schedule for 2011 is now official. Mark your calendars for the upcoming clean ups.
May 21
June 18
August 20
September 17
We meet on Okaloosa Island at Beachwalk #2. It starts at 9:30. The clean up takes about 30 minutes then we have an old fashion Parrothead beach party. Bring your snack's, beach chairs, sunscreen, drinks (no glass on the beach), musical instruments and anything else you can think of to have a phun time. Also bring your friends and share the Parrothead attitude with them.

Help out fellow Parrotheads and Trop Rock musicians John Patti and John Reno as they try to win "The Best Part of Wakin' Up Is Folgers In Your Cup" contest. They were selected to be one of ten finalist out of thousands of entry's to create and perform their jingle. The guys did a great job and now they need our help to win this contest. You can vote once every day till April 25, 2011. Let's help them win this thing! Go to: to register and vote.

Come on out to a Crab Island Mambo First Saturday of Spring Beach Bash. The party will be Saturday March 26th on Okaloosa Island at the same spot we have the beach clean ups. Consider this a preview for the upcoming beach clean ups that start in May.  

Bring your sunscreen, coolers, beach chairs, umbrellas, snacks, guitars&#x2026anything to have a fun time on the beach as we get into an Emerald Coastal State of Mind! Pass the word, the more the merrier! 


Saturday March 26, 2011 

Starts at 11:00 am till ??? 

Okaloosa Island Beachwalk #2 (next to The Breakers) 

It has been announced that all Parrotheads, locals and visitors, who have their club badge will get drink specials at Fudpuckers two locations in Destin and on Okaloosa Island. Half off Landshark and one dollar off all other drinks. Offer good for limited time although it was first announced as being good for the entire year. Check it out if you are in the area.

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"Christmas in Paradise"

Tropical Christmas

 Get "Christmas in Paradise" FREE when you order any two of Gene Mitchell's CD's!

Gene is a Trop Rock star with over a dozen CD's of original music.

Check out his music on his web site.

Order your copies today online for this special deal at: 

Or you can get Gene's music at:

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The Boathouse Oyster Bar
Destin's Best Kept Secret
Since 1986

The Boathouse Oyster Bar

Voted the Emerald Coast Best:
Raw Oysters
Baked Oysters
Best place to have a beer

Live Music 7 days a week
Full menu and full bar

288-B Harbor Blvd. (Hwy. 98)
Destin, FL

Landshark Pizz
Home of the Shark Pizza 
Serving Pizza, Wings, Subs, & Cold Beer 
Open Daily at 11 am 
(Located next to Old Time Pottery, Destin, FL)

7" Personal Pizza $5.99 daily
Taco Tues with $2.50 Corona's
Wednesday $.59 wings all day

Daily Happy Hour
Mon – Fri 3-6 pm
$1.75 drafts and $2.00 domestics 


Calypso Nuts

The Calypso Nuts
“Entertainment Without a Net”

Trop Rock, Reggae, Pop and Island Music

Lynley and Robbie

Regular shows all season at:
Juana’s Pagoda in Navarre, FL.,
Crab Island Cantina in Destin, FL
Shows across the country from Key West, FL to Put in Bay, Ohio to Nevada

Check out where The “Nuts” are playing next:

Purchase the Calypso Nuts CD’s in the Beachfront Radio Trop Rock Music Hut

Authentic Brick Oven
“New York” Style Pizza
Calzones, Subs, Soup/Salad

Daily Happy Hour 4-7 pm 
2 for 1 Domestic Beer 
Daily Cocktail Specials 

Carryout Special

2 for 1 Two Topping Pizza Carryout special for the month of December

 Entree Special
2 for 1 Pasta Entree's from 4-9 pm Mon-Thurs

 Call 850-460-2990 for delivery
104 Harbor Blvd (On Hwy 98 next to AJ’s parking lot)

Destin, FL


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