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Beaches, boats, bars & tropical drinks with those little umbrellas. That is what you think of while watching and listening to "Garratt Wilkin & the Parrotheads" performing "A Celebration of Jimmy Buffett's Music".

Garratt Wilkin & The Parrotheads have headlined fairs and festivals throughout Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Idaho, Arizona, Utah, Nashville (Tennessee) and as far away as Anchorage (Alaska), Maui (Hawaii), as well as the Eastern seaboard and as close as his home town of Placerville, CA. Their popularity is expanding throughout North America.

Garratt and his band have been billed as the #1 Jimmy Buffett tribute band in the nation. Garratt says, "Traveling with 'The Parrotheads' is a great way to meet Jimmy Buffett fans and to make new 'Parrothead' friends. We get such a kick performing for fans that become just as much a part of the show as we are."

Since their initial transformation from Garratt Wilkin & The Whiskey Ducks to Garratt Wilkin & The Parrotheads, exclusively performing Jimmy Buffett music, the Parrotheads have performed as a six-piece "core" band and up to as large as a 13 piece band including Steel Drums, Horn Section, Harmonica and Pedal Steel Guitar. Garratt was quoted as saying, "Performing with the big band gives us the closest representation of the Coral Reefers and creates the look, feel and sound of being at a Jimmy Buffett concert."


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Hey Parrotheads!
What a great summer! As we reflect on our 15th Season and look forward to our 16th, we want to take a moment to thank all of you for your continued support. We have traveled to some great places and venues this year and have been able to revisit some we haven't seen in a long time. All of us raise our glasses to you to say Thank You and we look forward to seeing you next season! Saturday, December 6, 2014 - Be The Change Winter Music Festival, Loomis, CA
We have some exciting things coming up!
Saturday, December 6, 2014, Garratt Wilkin, Rick Turnage and Ellen Range will be appearing at the 4th Annual Be The Change Winter Music Festival at the Blue Goose Event Center located at 3550 Taylor Road in Loomis, CA. We are honored to be a part of this fundraiser again to benefit homeless families and injured and orphaned animals in Placer County. The music lineup includes members from Pablo Cruise, Tesla, Y&T and others! Proceeds benefit The Gathering Inn and The Gold Country Wildlife Rescue. Tickets are $30 in advance and $40 at the door. Dinner packages are available. For tickets and other information, please visit their website at
Wednesday, December 31, 2014, we will be rocking downtown Sacramento in the courtyard of the Embassy Suites for New Year's Eve with special guests Bob Malone on keyboards from John Fogerty and our dear friend, Steve Price from Pablo Cruise on drums! Showtime is 9:00 pm and is free to the public. Come on out, enjoy the fireworks show near the I Street Bridge and ring in 2015 with us! Room packages may be available - please call 916-326-5000 for more information on availability!
Thank you again for a memorable 15th season! From our family to yours, we wish you all a very safe and Happy Holiday season!
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Jay Spell
1945 - 2010

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1969 - 2011



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Upcoming Events

Be the Change Winter Music Festival
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Saturday, December 6, 2014
New Year's Eve at Embassy Suites
Sacramento, CA
Wednesday, December 31, 2014


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