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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!
 
Spring is here – the weather is warming up, the flowers are blooming and that can only mean one thing: Summer and our 16th season is right around the corner!
 
We are kicking off our 2015 season in Bow, WA at the Skagit Valley Casino on Saturday, April 25th! They are located at 5984 N. Darrk Lane. We are so excited to be back to see our friends there at The Skagit and even more excited that our Northwest Parrothead fans get to start our season with us. Doors open at 7:30 pm and showtime is at 8:00 pm. You must be 21 or over to attend – tickets are $22 each and we have been told they are going fast. For more information, please call them at 877-275-2448 or visit their website at www.theskagit.com.
 
On Mother's Day, which is Sunday, May 10th, we will be doing an acoustic show at The 29 Palms Inn, located at 73950 Inn Avenue, Twentynine Palms, CA for their Mother's Day Brunch festivities. This will feature Garratt Wilkin, Ellen Range and Bob Furgo for an acoustic trio by the pool. Showtime is 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. For more information, please contact the 29 Palms Inn at 760-367-3505.
 
On Saturday, May 16th, we travel to Salinas, CA for the Salinas Valley Fair, located at 625 Division Street in Salinas. Showtime is 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm on the Steinbeck stage. Fair admission varies, but at $8.00 for adults, it is an inexpensive way to enjoy a day at the fair with the family and then bring them over to the stage later on in the evening to enjoy some great fun and music with us! For more information, you can call the Salinas Valley Fair at 831-385-3243 or visit their website at www.salinasvalleyfair.com
 
Saturday, May 23rd, we will be performing an acoustic show at Swabbies on the River located at 5871 Garden Highway in Sacramento, CA! We are excited about going back to Swabbies this year and will make a few appearances there leading up to the big show at the end of the summer!
 
Friday, May 29th, we will be going back to a special place for us - The GE Concert Series in Minden, NV! The gazebo is located in the park at 1603 Esmeralda Drive in Minden. This show is free to the public. We have always had so much fun there in the beautiful gazebo/stage and love the friends and fans that come out to enjoy the show and catch up with us! Showtime is 6:30 pm and is free to the public. For more information, please visit their website at www.townofminden.com.
 
We have some exciting places coming up this year and we are still adding events to the calendar! Please make sure you check the calendar often – we may be coming to a venue near you! Stay tuned!!!!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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In Memoriam ...


Jay Spell
1945 - 2010

Holly D. Elder
1969 - 2011


 

...Garratt


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Upcoming Events


Skagit Valley Casino
Bow, WA (site link)
Saturday, April 25, 2015
Acoustic Mother's Day Brunch
Twentynine Palms, CA
Sunday, May 10, 2015
Salinas Valley Fair
King City, CA (site link)
Saturday, May 16, 2015
Acoustic Show at Swabbies –
Sacramento, CA (site link)
Saturday, May 23, 2015

This schedule is updated as soon as information becomes available ... BUT ..
ALL dates and times are subject to change without advance notice. Please contact the venue for any last minutes updates!!

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