Tuesday, July 29, 2008

IslandFest--A HUGE Parrothead Event!!

Okay, so to those who are not Parrotheads, this may sound a little insane. Those who are, are probably totally excited like I am. I've been seeing this sign on the Ioka about IslandFest. Not sure what it is, I checked it out. This is totally cool--basically the entire Coral Reefer Band that tours with Jimmy Buffett is headed to Exeter on Sunday, September 7 for a benefit concert for Friends of the Earth, Sea & Space Center, and a non-profit organization working to develop a museum of earth, sea and space here on the New Hampshire seacoast.
Among the musicians who will be here are Peter Mayer, Michael Utley (even you non Parrotheads know the Volcano song--he's the little guy who plays the keyboard in it), Robert Greenidge on steel drums, Ralph McDonald, and my personal favorite, the lovely Nadira Shakoor--she has the most amazing voice.
I know Buffett is headed to the annual Labor Day weekend show in Massachusetts the day before this Exeter event.. Exeter also houses the Margaritaville Shrimp headquarters. Could Mr. Buffett make a surprise showing??

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