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3/20/15
Welcome everyone to this month’s edition of PHLOCKER NEWS.

 

Registration 

Don’t wait any longer!!! Registration for the “21st Annual Phlocking of the Phaithful – 21 and Legal, Let The CHAOS Begin” is filling up. You don’t want to miss this great party in Put in Bay, Ohio June 11-14, 2015. Just last week we had some Phlocker virgin’s from the Southern Illinois PHC register….Join those friends and more from all over the country as we “Trop Rock” the island! Don’t be left out. You don’t want to hear, “You should have been there!” Make your plans to join us! You can register online right here: http://www.crabislandmambo.com/2015-Phlocking-of-the-Phaithful-Registration-Form.html 

 

Pre-Parties 

For those of us who can’t get enough Phlocking, we have just announced a couple of great ways to kick-off the long weekend party a few days early!!! Who’s ready for a Pre-Phlocking Beach Party??? 

 

Tuesday June 9th 

Dan, Patty and Mr. Ed have joined forces to bring a BEACH PARTY to Dock’s Beach House in Port Clinton, Ohio. Of course there will be music….Jerry Diaz and John Reno will be playing for all of us!!! 

 

Mr. Ed is blocking 40 rooms at the Commodore Perry Inn & Suites, Port Clinton (our “Halfway to Phlocking” hotel on the mainland) at a special “Phlocking” rate of $59.95 for Tuesday, June 9, 2015. For reservations, call 419-732-2645. 

 

Rooms at the Beachfront Hotel (on the beach, by Dock’s) - $118.00 (these rooms MAY be discounted, but price not yet established). 

 

Music starts early in the evening, probably at sunset and continues until around 11 PM, allowing plenty of time to make the drive to Port Clinton after a day at work. Weather permitting, there may even be a bonfire! Make your reservations as soon as possible – this rate won’t last forever and there are only 40 rooms available in our block. 

 

***Please be sure to tell the desk clerk that you want the “PHLOCKING” rate when you make your reservation*** 

 

Wednesday June 10th 

Come out to the Island House cottages for the (soon to be) World Famous Cul-de-Crawl. It will start in the late afternoon. Join us as we go from cottage to cottage greeting friends and enjoying some adult beverages and snacks.  

 

Then come down to The Reel Bar in Put in Bay from 7-10 pm as Jerry Diaz and John Reno will be performing. This will be the perfect “Island Starter” party.  

 

Musical lineup 

The tentative musical lineup (as these things can sometimes change):  

THURSDAY 

3:00 Jerry Diaz 

5:15 John Reno 

7:30 Johnny Rodriguez  

 

FRIDAY 

11:30 Mike Nash 

1:45 Jeff and the Camaro’s 

4:00 Mike Miller 

6:15 Jim Asbell and the Tropiholics 

 

SATURDAY 

11:30 Don Middlebrook 

1:45 Dennis McCaughey 

4:00 Mike Miller and the Perspective (with 4 members of the Boat Drunks) 

6:15 Jimmy and the Parrots 

 

SUNDAY 

11:00 am to 2:00 pm Brent Burns 

 

ALSO.....Corned Beef and Curry will be playing Friday and Saturday nights at The Boardwalk!!! The "Chaos" never ends!!!! 

 

Make your plans to join us!  http://www.crabislandmambo.com/2015-Phlocking-of-the-Phaithful-Registration-Form.html 

 

Sponsorships 

We have sponsorship packages available for anyone trying to get some exposure for their business or anyone that just wants to help make sure this fun event will continue to attract the finest musical talent to the island. We have three different sponsorship levels or we can tailor a plan to fit your situation: Email us for more details or visit the Phlocking web page for more information. http://www.crabislandmambo.com/Crab-Island-Mambo-presents-Phlocking-of-the-Phaithful.html 

 

Phlocking of the Phaithful SPONSORS
Please support our generous sponsors 

Off The Vine Wine Boutique
Off The Vine Wine Boutique offers a selection of products for "all things wine" to please the wine enthusiast! Off The Vine Wine Boutique features classic wine stemware, stylish wine accessories, wine cabinets and everything else you need for your wine tastings and gatherings. 

All registered Phlockers get a 15% discount on any order from now till 6/30/15! Use code: Phlock15
www.OffTheVineWineBoutique.com
1-800-283-6471 

Ashley’s Island House
Ashley's Island House is located one block from downtown Put In Bay's main street. This Historic 1860's Victorian Bed and Breakfast is the largest and oldest on the island.
http://www.ashleysislandhouse.com/
Ashley's Island House
557 Catawba Avenue
PO Box 395
Put In Bay, OH 43456

The Reel Bar
The Reel Bar is located in the historic building formerly known as Tony’s in Put in Bay. They have an exciting food and drink menu featuring great burgers, unique sandwiches, Lake Erie fish, fresh salads, 16 draft beers and fresh squeezed cocktails plus live music most nights.
461 Catawba Avenue
Put-in-Bay, OH 43456
419-285-1318
http://www.reelbar.com/

Del Sol
While you are on the island, visit Del Sol and longtime Phlocking of the Phaithful supporters Mike and Sharon for your Put in Bay, Ohio gift needs. They will have special deals, tote bags and product giveaways for the Phlockers.
185 Toledo Avenue,
Put-in-Bay, Ohio  43456
Phone: 419-285-1111
http://www.delsol.com/stores/put-in-bay 




Musician Profile: 

Don Middlebrook 

Don Middlebrook is a Phlocking veteran. Don has performed for Phlocking of the Phaithful many times over the years and is always a big crowd pleaser.  Don studied music at Michigan State University where he even played Quarterback. He started writing songs at the age of 20 and has been Trop Rockin ever since. 

 

Don has released 13 CD’s. He has been backed over the years by many fine musicians including Fingers Taylor, Bob Seger’s Horn Band and Sunny Jim White. World renown artist Wyland has worked with Don designing his CD cover for his last project, “Songs from Talespin Bay.” Don’s songs will have you up and dancing.   

 

Get registered for Phlocking to hear Don perform Saturday starting at 11:30 am! http://www.crabislandmambo.com/2015-Phlocking-of-the-Phaithful-Registration-Form.html

Island Time Radio 

Be sure to listen each Monday at 10 pm EST to the award winning “Island Time Radio” Trop Rock radio show. DK the DJ and his sidekick Amo bring you the best Trop Rock and Island music. They have been long time supporters of Phlocking of the Phaithful. Tune in each Monday at http://itrshow.com/. Sunshine Cindy and I will be interviewed on Monday April 13th. Be sure to listen to us talk about the plans for the 21st Phlocking!!! 

 

Logo Coming Soon 

Keep an eye out as we will be unveiling our new “21st Annual Phlocking of the Phaithful – 21 and Legal, Let The CHAOS Begin” logo very soon. It’s going to be awesome if I do say so myself!!!  

 

Get registered here: http://www.crabislandmambo.com/2015-Phlocking-of-the-Phaithful-Registration-Form.html 

“Embrace the Chaos!” 

Steve and Sunshine Cindy 

2015 Phlocking of the Phaithful 

Crab Island Mambo 

 

2/16/15
Welcome everyone to this month’s edition of PHLOCKER NEWS.

 

 

Registration

Registration for the “21st Annual Phlocking of the Phaithful – 21 and Legal, Let The CHAOS Begin” is open with folks joining us almost daily. Our registrations are coming in from near and far with 13 states already represented. We are working on some “early bird” surprises for those that will be getting to the island before the official kickoff of Phlocking on Thursday. We should be able to announce it in next month’s Phlocker News!

 

You have been asking for it and here it is…The tentative musical lineup (as these things can sometimes change):

THURSDAY

3:00 Jerry Diaz

5:15 John Reno

7:30 Johnny Rodriguez

 

FRIDAY

11:30 Mike Nash

1:45 Jeff and the Camaro’s

4:00 Mike Miller

6:15 Jim Asbell and the Tropiholics

 

SATURDAY

11:30 Don Middlebrook

1:45 Dennis McCaughey

4:00 Mike Miller and the Perspective (with 4 members of the Boat Drunks)

6:15 Jimmy and the Parrots

 

SUNDAY

11:00 am to 2:00 pm Brent Burns

 

Don’t be left out. You don’t want to hear, “You should have been there!” Make your plans to join us!  http://www.crabislandmambo.com/2015-Phlocking-of-the-Phaithful-Registration-Form.html

 

Sponsorships

We have sponsorship packages available for anyone trying to get some exposure for their business or anyone that just wants to help make sure this fun event will continue to attract the finest musical talent to the island. We have three different sponsorship levels or we can tailor a plan to fit your situation: Email us for more details or visit the Phlocking web page for more information. http://www.crabislandmambo.com/Crab-Island-Mambo-presents-Phlocking-of-the-Phaithful.html

 

Phlocking of the Phaithful SPONSORS
Please support our generous sponsors

Off The Vine Wine Boutique
Off The Vine Wine Boutique offers a selection of products for "all things wine" to please the wine enthusiast! Off The Vine Wine Boutique features classic wine stemware, stylish wine accessories, wine cabinets and everything else you need for your wine tastings and gatherings.

All registered Phlockers get a 15% discount on any order from now till 6/30/15! Use code: Phlock15
www.OffTheVineWineBoutique.com
1-800-283-6471

Ashley’s Island House
Ashley's Island House is located one block from downtown Put In Bay's main street. This Historic 1860's Victorian Bed and Breakfast is the largest and oldest on the island.
http://www.ashleysislandhouse.com/

Ashley's Island House
557 Catawba Avenue
PO Box 395
Put In Bay, OH 43456



Musician Profile:

Jimmy and the Parrots

The "Jimmy" of Jimmy and the Parrots is actually two Jimmy's. Jimmy Maraventano is the lead singer and the main "Jimmy." His son, Jimmy Jr. brings a youthfulness and a backup voice that compliments his Dad's very well. The rest of the band, Hal Selzer and drummer extraordinaire Lance Hyland Stark, round out this great group. In fact one of the highlights of any show they do is their rendition of the old "Safaris" song, Wipe Out. Lance does a drum solo that is out of this world. We have seen them in Key West at MOTM where they turn the lights off and all you can see are Lance's glow in the dark drum sticks moving so fast you don't believe what you are watching. An awesome show!

 

As with all good Trop Rock bands, they are able to cover Jimmy Buffett's songs as well as others but what really gets their fans going is when they perform their own original songs. Their CD "Better than New" has all original songs that were all written by Jimmy Sr. Our favorite original song is called "Volunteer." It a story of a guy with extra beer and he needs some volunteers to help him drink them. As they say at the end of the song...Pick Me, Pick Me! LOL

 

Get registered for Phlocking to hear Jimmy and the Parrots perform Saturday evening! http://www.crabislandmambo.com/2015-Phlocking-of-the-Phaithful-Registration-Form.html

Island Time Radio

Be sure to listen each Monday at 10 pm EST to the award winning “Island Time Radio” Trop Rock radio show. DK the DJ and his sidekick Amo bring you the best Trop Rock and Island music. They have been long time supporters of Phlocking of the Phaithful. Tune in each Monday at http://itrshow.com/. Sunshine Cindy and I will be interviewed on Monday February 23rd. Be sure to listen to us talk about the 21st Phlocking!!!

 

Halfway to the Phlocking

Dan and Patty did another fantastic job with Halfway to the Phlocking. It was a big success as they were able to dodge some of the big winter storms this year. I also understand no one got their tongue stuck to a frozen light pole. Good work Phlockers! There were also two winners of a free registration to the “21st Annual Phlocking of the Phaithful – 21 and Legal, Let The CHAOS Begin”. Congratulations.

 

Crab Island Mambo Mullet Wrapper

The February edition of the Crab Island Mambo Mullet Wrapper Newsletter has been published. You can read it here. http://www.crabislandmambo.com/Mullet-Wrapper-February-2015-edition.html  This month there is a feature on Don Middlebrook’s newest CD, “Songs from Talespin Bay.” Don will be performing at Phlocking on Saturday.

1/17/15

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

 

Registration

Registration for the “21st Annual Phlocking of the Phaithful – 21 and Legal, Let The CHAOS Begin” is open with folks joining us almost daily. Our registrations are coming in from near and far with many states represented including:

Ohio

Pennsylvania

Florida

Texas

New Jersey

Michigan

North Carolina

Connecticut

Tennessee

Don’t be left out. You don’t want to hear, “You should have been there!” Make your plans to join us!  http://www.crabislandmambo.com/2015-Phlocking-of-the-Phaithful-Registration-Form.html

 

Halfway to the Phlocking

“Halfway to the Phlocking” is right around the corner. “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 and possibly the entire band, Johnny Rodriguez and Corned Beef & Curry. They are waiting to hear from Crawdaddy whether he can make it too. Fun starts at 5 PM for Happy Hour at Mr. Ed’s Bar. 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. You need to hurry as there are only a few rooms left. For your GPS, the address is 255 West Lakeshore Drive, Port Clinton, OH 43452.

 

Sponsorships

We have sponsorship packages available for anyone trying to get some exposure for their business or anyone that just wants to help make sure this fun event will continue to attract the finest musical talent to the island. We have three different sponsorship levels or we can tailor a plan to fit your situation: Email us for more details or visit the Phlocking web page for more information. http://www.crabislandmambo.com/Crab-Island-Mambo-presents-Phlocking-of-the-Phaithful.html

 

Phlocking of the Phaithful SPONSORS
Please support our generous sponsors

Off The Vine Wine Boutique
Off The Vine Wine Boutique offers a selection of products for "all things wine" to please the wine enthusiast! Off The Vine Wine Boutique features classic wine stemware, stylish wine accessories, wine cabinets and everything else you need for your wine tastings and gatherings.

All registered Phlockers get a 15% discount on any order from now till 6/30/15! Use code: Phlock15
www.OffTheVineWineBoutique.com
1-800-283-6471

Ashley’s Island House
Ashley's Island House is located one block from downtown Put In Bay's main street. This Historic 1860's Victorian Bed and Breakfast is the largest and oldest on the island.
http://www.ashleysislandhouse.com/

Ashley's Island House
557 Catawba Avenue
PO Box 395
Put In Bay, OH 43456




Musician Profile:

Jerry Diaz

One of the mainstays of Phlocking of the Phaithful is our good friend from Texas, Jerry Diaz. The last few years Jerry has opened Phlocking performing his original Trop Rock songs. With numerous award winning CD’s to his credit, Jerry has plenty of songs to choose from.

 

Jerry and Mary Diaz are the driving force behind the TRMA Trop Rock event of the year, Pardi Gras. Pardi Gras is actually going on in New Orleans right now. Jerry has over 500 Trop Rock fans enjoying music, parades, pub crawls and much more in the French Quarter.

 

You will love Jerry’s show. He has a unique way to capture the audience. Jerry sings about sailing, drinking and good times….all things that everyone who goes to Put in Bay appreciates. Jerry will be playing at Mr. Ed’s on Thursday starting at 3 pm. Be sure to get registered to enjoy Jerry’s show!!!

Island Time Radio

Be sure to listen each Monday at 10 pm EST to the award winning “Island Time Radio” Trop Rock radio show. DK the DJ and his sidekick Amo bring you the best Trop Rock and Island music. They have been long time supporters of Phlocking of the Phaithful. Tune in each Monday at http://itrshow.com/.  

 

Crab Island Mambo Mullet Wrapper

The January edition of the Crab Island Mambo Mullet Wrapper Newsletter has been published. You can read it here. http://www.crabislandmambo.com/Mullet-Wrapper-January-2015-edition.html  Check it out. You just might see yourself in one of the pictures!

 

Put in Bay Lodging

There are many different lodging options available on Put in Bay but you better reserve your room early. The island fills up fast, especially on weekends. Here is a list of the various options you have available. (I copied this from the Miller’s Ferry web site. Miller’s Ferry is the only way to get a vehicle to the island. http://www.millerferry.com/)


Bed and Breakfasts

Hotels and Motels

Guest Homes, Cottages and Condo Rentals

Camping

Get registered and join us on the island this June!!! http://www.crabislandmambo.com/Crab-Island-Mambo-presents-Phlocking-of-the-Phaithful.html

 

Steve and Sunshine Cindy

Crab Island Mambo

Phlocking of the Phaithful 2015

“Embrace the Chaos!”

 

 

12/18/14
Welcome everyone to this month’s “Holiday” edition of PHLOCKER NEWS.

Registration

Registration for the “21st Annual Phlocking of the Phaithful – 21 and Legal, Let The CHAOS Begin” is open with folks joining us almost daily. Don’t forget that a registration to Phlocking also makes a wonderful Christmas gift. Ask Santa to bring you the gift of music in Put in Bay this coming year!!!!  You don’t want to hear, “You should have been there!” Don’t be left out. Make your plans to join us!  http://www.crabislandmambo.com/2015-Phlocking-of-the-Phaithful-Registration-Form.html

 

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.

 

Sponsorships

We have sponsorship packages available for anyone trying to get some exposure for their business or anyone that just wants to help make sure this fun event will continue to attract the finest musical talent to the island. We have three different sponsorship levels or we can tailor a plan to fit your situation: Email us for more details or visit the Phlocking web page for more information. http://www.crabislandmambo.com/Crab-Island-Mambo-presents-Phlocking-of-the-Phaithful.html

 

Currently we are finalizing sponsorship details with Off The Vine Wine Boutique. You will see and hear more soon about Off The Vine Wine Boutique but check out their web site as they have everything for the wine lover. www.OffTheVineWineBoutique.com

 

Musician Profile:

Jim Asbell and the Tropiholics

“Ready, Willing and Asbell.” Trop Rock musicians are a phun group. They are all down to earth folks who happen to have musical talent. There is one band that seems to have as much phun or more than even their fans do. That band is Jim Asbell and the Tropiholics. Jim is an Atlanta based Trop Rock musician who is well known in the ATL. With Todd, Phillip and Duane filling out the Tropiholics band you have the recipe for a “Ready, Willing and Asbell” good time.

 

Jim has released two CD's. The first was "Tropiholics" and the second was "Man Overboard." Both CD's have original songs that are getting a lot of airtime on Trop Rock radio stations like Beachfront Radio and Songwriters Island Radio.

 

For many years during Meeting of the Minds, Jim and the band were  mainstays at The Bull. The Bull is at the corner of Caroline St. and Duval St., right in the heart of all the action. Their shows were always one of the best parties in town with the show going till midnight or longer. This is no church crowd they draw either. It is some of the heartiest partying Parrot Heads around. The record for most alcohol sold at The Bull is from nights Jim and the band have played. That is quite impressive when you consider all the parties that are thrown in Key West during the year! Party with Jim and the band at Mr. Ed’s on Friday evening!

 

Put in Bay History

Put in Bay has been an important spot going all the way back to the early 1800's. Put in Bay and South Bass Island served as a base of operations for Oliver Hazard Perry. It was from the harbor that Perry sailed to defeat the British fleet under Robert H. Barclay during the war of 1812. The American victory in the battle of Lake Erie gave the country and the United States Navy a memorable slogan of, "We have met the enemy and they are ours..." 


Since then Put in Bay has been a summer resort for more than 100 years. In its heyday, around the 1850s to the 1900s, several steamships, some holding up to 1,500 passengers serviced the island on a regular basis. Tourists were treated to a variety of hotels, including at that time the largest resort hotel in America featuring the first coed swimming pool. Today you find students, families and yes, even Parrotheads enjoying the laid back style of island living. It is not easy to get to but it is well worth it. Join us on the island this June!!! http://www.crabislandmambo.com/Crab-Island-Mambo-presents-Phlocking-of-the-Phaithful.html

 

Island Time Radio

Be sure to listen each Monday at 10 pm EST to the award winning “Island Time Radio” Trop Rock radio show. DK the DJ and his sidekick Amo bring you the best Trop Rock and Island music. They have been long time supporters of Phlocking of the Phaithful. Tune in each Monday at http://itrshow.com/.  

 

Crab Island Mambo Mullet Wrapper

The December edition of the Crab Island Mambo Mullet Wrapper Newsletter has been published. You can read it here. http://www.crabislandmambo.com/Mullet-Wrapper-December-2014-edition.html  Check it out. You just might see yourself in one of the pictures!

 

Merry Christmasand Happy New Year!!!!

“Embrace the Chaos!”

Steve and Sunshine Cindy

Crab Island Mambo

Phlocking of the Phaithful 2015

 

 

11/15/14

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! http://www.crabislandmambo.com/2015-Phlocking-of-the-Phaithful-Registration-Form.html

 

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. http://www.crabislandmambo.com/Crab-Island-Mambo-presents-Phlocking-of-the-Phaithful.html

 

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 http://itrshow.com/.  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.”

 

MUSICIAN PROFILE:

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.

AND THE WINNER IS......

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

 



10/1/14

“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

 


2/12/14

“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.

1/30/14

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!!!

11/28/13

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!!!

Tapworks
KC's Sandbar's Tapworks

4/26/13
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!!!


3/8/13
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

1/26/13
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!

11/10/12
"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!

10/5/12
Get ready for a big Concert Announcement on October 15th. You won't want to miss one!!!

6/24/12
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. http://www.troprock.org/

Trop Rockin Rocky Bayou
Trop Rockin Rocky Bayou

6/9/12
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!

4/24/12
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.
 

3/17/12
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!!! info@crabislandmambo.com  The Merchandise page will be updated soon so you can order directly from there.

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



2/18/12
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


1/26/12
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.

 12/29/11
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



11/27/11
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!

10/25/11
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! http://panamacityphc.org/rendezvous2012/

9/19/11
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

9/3/11
SORRY BUT THIS TRIP WAS NOT ABLE TO GET ENOUGH SUPPORT IN THE SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME TO GUARANTEE THE RESERVATIONS.

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: kevin@localknowledgetravel.com  no later than Wednesday, September 7th. 

8/21/11
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!!!!

8/7/11
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.

7/17/11
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.







7/5/11
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. http://www.skipperssmokehouse.com/venue/history.html

 

Put in Bay, OH phun


6/17/11
"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!!!

5/13/11
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: http://bestpartofwakinup.com/folgers-jingle-contest 

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



4/24/11
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.

4/1/11
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: http://bestpartofwakinup.com/folgers-jingle-contest to register and vote.

2/26/11
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) 

2/19/11
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.


Contact us at: info@crabislandmambo.com
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GENE MITCHELL
"A whole lot of Trop-Rockin' going on!"

Gene Mitchell

Gene Mitchell has 12 CDs of Trop-Rock original music.


That's enough music to get you Trop-Rockin' all Spring and Summer!

Order your copies today online at: 
http://SailorBoyRecords.com 

Or you can get Gene's music at:

Download on iTunes
Also at CDBaby.com, Amazon.com or at the Beachfront Radio Music Hut


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


The Boathouse Oyster Bar

Voted the Emerald Coast Best:
Gumbo
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
850-837-3645
http://www.boathouseoysterbar.com/home.htm


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

SPECIALS 
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 

850-424-6743
Landshark1
http://www.landsharkspizzacompany.com/


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
PLUS
Shows across the country from Key West, FL to Put in Bay, Ohio to Nevada

Check out where The “Nuts” are playing next:
http://www.calypsonuts.com/

Purchase the Calypso Nuts CD’s in the Beachfront Radio Trop Rock Music Hut
http://www.beachfrontradio.com/
calypsonuts.cfm


Crust
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)

http://www.destincrustpizza.com/


The American Legion
Supporting our Vets and Active Duty Servicemen and Women

American Legion

Monday Bingo 6-8 pm
 Friday dinners 5:30
Friday night Karaoke
Sunday morning breakfast 8:15 am
Daily burgers and hotdogs for a donation

The American Legion focuses on service to veterans, service members and our community. Please support their mission!

American Legion Post 296
311 Main St.
Destin, FL 32541
850-837-3818

http://www.296destin.com/


 Tracy Bari
Realtor

Traci Bari

Beach Escapes Realty

Looking to Buy or Sell Real Estate on the Emerald Coast?

“LET ME TURN YOUR PARADISE INTO A REALITY!”
Paradise
Call Tracy Bari

Tracy@EmeraldParadiseHomes.com
www.EmeraldParadiseHomes.com

12273 Emerald Coast Pkwy., Ste 107
Miramar Beach, FL 32550
850.830.5523



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