Ladies and Gentlemen! It’s Your 27th Annual Meeting of the Minds 2018 “We Are the People Our Parents Warned Us About!” ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE announcement! Yes this is a long article...be sure to read the fine print and note the drawing deadlines in bold at the bottom of the email! There are only days left to enter!! Tell your Parrot Head friends and everyone to get the word out this week!
This schedule has been many months in the making and now it is time to raise the curtain on the Meeting of the Minds entertainment line-up for this year! I think you are going to enjoy some of the new additions to the Meeting of the Minds entertainment! There are tons of special bands you have never seen in this configuration before and so many of your favorite artists coming to Key West to play for you. There will be lots of Coral Reefer band members past and present at MOTM 2018. All we need is YOU!
THE BANDS!!! The ARTISTS!!! THE EVENTS!!!
BANDS! BANDS! BANDS! This is the year you have more bands, more special gatherings of many of your favorite Trop Rock artists from all over the country…this is a special one of a kind event that YOU SHOULD NOT MISS! GO LOOK AT THE TROP ROCK BAND LIST ONLINE!!
WELCOME TO KEY WEST!! Come on over to the Casa Marina for over 12 hours of music! The Big Bamboo Band with special guests are going to ROCK the big stage at the Casa Marina on Wednesday night right after Steve Hopper and the Wolf Island Band crank it up! ! It will be Halloween and YES WE ARE HAVING A HALLOWEEN COSTUME CONTEST sponsored by the Casa Marina! This is your chance to get on stage to show off your creativity and maybe win a prize! More details to come on the contest but you can now see the 2018 schedule online as you read this:
Coral Reefers! Many of the Coral Reefer Band will be on hand for Meeting of the Minds.
Go look at the line-up of NON STOP BANDS on THURSDAY starting early on the MAIN STAGE.
The Peter Mayer Group is playing a special 2 HOUR exclusive set at the Casa Marina. This one is going to be an all request show! YOU will select the songs to be played. More details to follow!
Coral Reefer, CMA Musician of the Year, and song-writer Mac McAnally is BACK at MOTM. He has always supported our event and I want everyone of you to give him a thunderous applause for coming down to Key West this year. Coral Reefer Eric Darken will be manning the percussion as Mac gives us some awesome keyboard and guitar during his set.
Is Coral Reefer Doyle Grisham coming to MOTM? YES! Is the worlds greatest steel drummer Coral Reefer Robert Greenidge coming this year? YES! Is the Coral Reefer band musical director Michael Utley coming to MOTM? YES! These Coral Reefers are playing all over the MOTM stages including a special event on Friday night that will last three hours! This gig will have John Frinzi leading a stage-full of rotating musicians and special guests backed by Aaron Scherz, Willie Rast, and Charlie De Cosa. The Alumni Coral Reefer Band guitarists Keith Sykes and Roger Bartlett will be there! This is the Friday night Hootenanny!!
Brendan Mayer is playing a solo set on Friday night! Check out the schedule!
Is the stellar singer-song-writer sometimes Coral Reefer Will Kimbrough back at MOTM 2018? YES! Is he joined by friends such as Tommy Womack from Nashville? YES! Did they just release a killer album of music as the band “Daddy”? YES!
Is actress, book author, song-writer, awesome story-teller, Coral Reefer alumni, one-of-a kind awesome Marshall Chapman back at MOTM 2018? YES! Marshall plays a very limited schedule but she will come to Key West for our event…you should see her! Marshall will be fronting a band called Marshall Chapman and the Wild Elephants including Coral Reefer Michael Utley and Nashville’s Casey Wood as well as Zebadiah Briskovich this year! Nashville’s Tommy Womack will be on guitar as well with the one and only sometimes Coral Reefer Band member Will Kimbrough!
Is Coral Reefer Alumni with tons of music releases Keith Sykes back at MOTM 2018? YES! Is the original Coral Reefer guitarist Roger Bartlett back at MOTM 2018? YES! Roger and Keith will be playing with a FULL band…
Is the Beachside Album Hour back to feature an entire Jimmy Buffett album with some original players back? YES! This year John Frinzi with the Shrimper Dan Band with as some special support from Coral Reefer Band members will be playing “Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes.” from beginning to end. As always there will be some special introductions and stories from the stage before the album is played live. This is always a very cool experience that only happens at Meeting of the Minds.
Does the Lone Palm Street Festival on Duval Street feature THREE of your favorite TROP ROCK BANDS this year? YES!
Are the Trop Rock Music Awards back at the Casa Marina? YES! Are many of your favorite artists and bands back at the Casa Marina during Meeting of the Minds? YES!
Is there going to be wall to wall Trop Rock music? YES! There are a few new to Meeting of the Minds artists and some of your old favorites but one thing is clear…there will plenty of GREAT music for you to enjoy in sunny Key West!
A DEAL? FIVE AWESOME DAYS OF MUSIC, A GIFT BAG AND A FREE CUSTOM EVENT SHIRT?
Where can you find 5 days of music, a gift bag, a t shirt, a free shuttle around the island, and all in a tropical destination for $90.00? REALLY? ALL THIS? ONLY at MEETING OF THE MINDS IN KEY WEST!! There is no better bargain in live music today.
Is the record-busting South Florida Keys Parrot Head Blood Drive back? YES! Is the sold-out in no time Gift Bag Stuffing Party back? YES! Is the Key West Zonta Walk-Run happening? YES! Is the Parrot Head Toy Drive on? YES! IS there a PHiP Charity Raffle? YES! Is there a PHiP Scholarship Raffle? Yes! Is there a Lone Palm Foundation Live Auction with awesome autographed Jimmy Buffett memorabilia? YES! Are there other things I am not even mentioning yet? YES!! Am I going to tell you more about the entertainment over the coming weeks? YES!
A GREAT DRAWING FOR EARLY REGISTRATION!! GREAT ODDS OF WINNING!! ONLY DAYS LEFT TO ENTER!!! REGISTER FOR MOTM 2018 NOW TO WIN...
IF you registered and paid by midnight on March 31, 2018 YOU will be put in a drawing to WIN 2 tickets to see JIMMY BUFFETT AND THE CORAL REEFER BAND in a city of your choice in the USA or Canada during the 2018 tour courtesy of MARGARITAVILLE FOODS!! All you have to do is register to be entered into the drawing! NOTE THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE THE JIMMY BUFFETT DATES WITH THE EAGLES. If you are the lucky winner YOU will win a pair of concert tickets and access to a pre-show VIP party for any 2018 regularly scheduled Jimmy Buffett tour date within the U.S. or Canada. The concert date must be selected at least 8 weeks prior to the show or as soon as possible if the concert is announced with less than 8 weeks notice. The winner will be drawn on April 2, 2018. I can tell you your odds of winning are very good…much better than any lottery you will play!
Here is the link to register for the 27th ANNUAL MEETING OF THE MINDS 2018:
The Casa Marina has a few rooms left due to cancellations but these will not last long! Let’s fill them now Parrot Heads! We need this support for the event...we have to fill them all!! You are getting one of the best deals of the year on the island for this on-site convention hotel! REMEMBER YOU MUST BE REGISTERED FOR MOTM TO BOOK A ROOM OR STAY AT THE CASA MARINA!
WANT A ROOM AT THE CASA MARINA FOR MEETING OF THE MINDS 2018? The Drawing to Win a Free Stay in a Two Bedroom Suite ENDSMarch 31! THERE ARE ONLY A FEW DAYS LEFT TO BOOK A ROOM AND GET IN THE DRAWING!
Want to stay at the CASA MARINA RESORT during Meeting of the Minds? Well the link is up for you to book your room NOW! THERE ARE ONLY A FEW ROOMS LEFT....DO NOT DELAY!!
You should book your room at the Casa Marina!! Why? Because if you book your room by March 31, 2018 and MOTM registration has been paid you will be put in a drawing to win a FOUR NIGHT STAY DURING MOTM 2018 IN A TWO BEDROOM OCEAN VIEW SUITE FREE!! Only the people who are on the Casa Marina reservations list and registered for MOTM 2018 by April 1 will be eligible for the drawing. This is the sixth year in a row this prize has been offered. Ask some of the previous winners how cool this is to have this awesome suite right on the water in Key West during Meeting of the Minds for FREE!
Here is how to book a reservation for MOTM #27 at the Casa Marina, A Waldorf Astoria Resort:
Booking code: ZZPAR1
The 2018 MOTM dates are on the PHiP web site for use in booking your rooms right now!
Don’t get left out if you have not registered! Registration closes on September 15th, 2018 or when we reach 3,500!!
Are you going to MOTM for the first time? Do you have questions? Do you want to share a room or a ride? Well there is a new place for you to talk to the entire Parrot Head nation about MOTM. It is the brand new online MOTM forum. Go join and check it out! This is a place for everyone to help each other, ask questions, and make the whole MOTM experience even better. Here is the link:
You can stop reading here and go look online for the entertainment line-up! Tell your PHriends! THE SCHEDULE IS ONLINE WITH MANY OF YOUR FAVORITE ARTISTS AND BANDS!! See YOU in Key West!!
Until next time, I’ll see you, down the road…
Parrot Heads in Paradise, Inc.
PHiP Director of Conventions
Meeting of the Minds
Key West, Florida "We are the People Our Parents Warned Us About"