Parrothead Cruise 2009 Announced!

Parrothead Cruise 2009 – “Off to See the Lizard”
Presented by the Atlanta Parrot Head Club

Déjà, déjà, déjà vu: The Carnival Legend will be our home at sea for the third time as we set sail on our 11th annual phlocking. We’ll be Off to See the Lizard on Sunday, March 15, 2009. We’ll depart from Tampa, FL and visit Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands; Cozumel, Mexico; Belize City, Belize and Roatan, Honduras. We’ll return on Sunday March 22, 2009. We’ll have a great lineup of Parrothead entertainment and activities and you can always count on a few surprises.

Details about the rates, the ports, the ship and much more can be found on the Parrothead Cruise website:
http://www.parrotheadcruise.com

Update: The Cruise is SOLD OUT

Margaritaville Block Party in New Orleans

From Margaritaville.com: French Quarter Street Party!

Didn’t get an inside ticket but you still want to be a part of it all? Come party outside with us and watch Freddy & the Fishsticks with Special Guests on the big outdoor screen at our Margaritaville block party (French Market side of building). Proceeds will benefit NOAAHH (New Orleans Artists Against Hunger & Homelessness) and BORN (Better Opportunities Right Now).

Thursday, May 1st, 2008 (7pm-10:30pm)
$25 at the gate – “first come-first served”
Standing Room Only
No photography or recording devices

There will not be any food available, but we will be providing margaritas and Landshark beer for purchase.

Freddy & the Fishsticks Tickets On Sale Today

Freddy and the Fishsticks (along with special guests!), will make a rare appearance for a benefit concert at the Margaritaville Cafe’ of New Orleans on Thursday, May 1st. Doors open at 8pm, and the concert starts at 8:30pm. This is a 21+ show, and while there will be no food available, all your favorite boat drinks and frosty beverages will be served.

A very limited number of tickets for this special benefit concert are $200 each and go on sale at 10:00 AM Central. To purchase, visit Blacktie-Louisiana.com. Maximum purchase is 4 tickets per person.

Update: The event is now SOLD OUT

Freddy & The Fishsticks Show in New Orleans

Steve Huntington announced today on Radio Margaritaville during the Margaritaville Cafe Happy Hour live: Jazz Fest Weekend featuring Freddy and the Fishsticks at the Margaritaville Cafe, Decatur Street (French Quarter), New Orleans, LA on Thursday May 1st. Showtime: 9:30pm – tickets will be sold online, with no further info yet. The tickets will sell for $200.00 each with funds going to various charities. Jimmy and a smaller combo have performed under the moniker at various small venue shows in the past.

Party With a Purpose – 2nd Annual Frisco Feeding Frenzy

The Sulphur Springs News Telegram has an article by Terry Mathews: "Party with a purpose: Parrotheads tailgate for charity"

A while back, Jimmy Buffett, the world’s richest beach bum and the man who made "Margaritaville" a destination, asked his loyal fans, called parrotheads, to add a new dimension to their legendary pre-concert tailgate parties. He asked them to "party with a purpose" – to raise money for charities of their choice.

This year at Pizza Hut Park near Dallas, a group of fans from the site BuffettNews.com are sponsoring the Second Annual Frisco Feeding Frenzy and will again raise money for the National Breast Cancer Foundation, their favorite charity for several years.

However, since one of the local parrotheads who attends the Texas gatherings has been touched by cancer, the group has decided to also raise money for the family’s medical expenses.

Becky Nichols, a long-time parrothead, and her husband, Dana, live in Winnsboro. Right before Thanksgiving, Dana was diagnosed with lung cancer and has not been able to work as he undergoes chemotherapy in Dallas. Becky has lost her job, too, but was able to keep her insurance benefits.

Read the entire article

Details on the 2nd Annual Frisco Feeding Frenzy