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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!
It was amazing to party with about 1800 - 2000 people at the Jimmy Buffett Fin Fest Pre-Party and then ride the shuttles to the Jimmy Buffett concert. There are so many people to thank - but most of all, we want to thank, from the bottom of our hearts, Steve Mammet from the Embassy Suites, Steve Hammond from Visit Sacramento, Jeff Savage and his staff from The River Cats/Raley Field, Mumbo Gumbo, Steve Price from Pablo Cruise, the Parrothead Pirates of the California Delta, Latitude38 for believing in us and our commitment to upholding the Buffett tradition right here in Sacramento and all of their help and diligence in putting this event together, Bob Keller from 96.9 The Eagle for keeping us all together and Emceeing our event and all the Parrotheads who came out yesterday and tailgated with us before the concert. It's a pretty impressive thing to look out into the crowd at Golden 1 and see the blue wristbands of all the people who were at Fin Fest. After the concert, it was awesome to ride the shuttle back to Raley Field and see all of the RVs and cars lined up ready to continue the party - we saw people fire their grills back up and open their Tiki Bars! It was like a Buffett Burning Man and we were so happy to be a part of it! We need Jimmy to come back to Sacramento, so we can definitely do it again!!!!!
Saturday, December 31st, join us at The Embassy Suites for our 7th Annual Rockin' New Year's Eve! This free concert is located in the courtyard at Embassy Suites Riverfront Promenade at 100 Capitol Mall in Sacramento! Come on out and dance the night away from 9:00 pm to 12:00 am and then enjoy the fireworks shows at 9:00 and Midnight to ring in the New Year over the Tower Bridge! This show is always a lot of fun every year - don't miss the closing of our 17th season!
We are currently taking bookings for our 18th season and it looks like we are going back to some fan favorites and going on some new adventures! Check the Events page frequently to stay up to date on our calendar - we may be coming to a venue near you!!!!
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Jay Spell
1945 - 2010

Holly D. Elder
1969 - 2011

Pat "Dusty" Slabaugh
1948 - 2016



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Upcoming Events

6th Annual Rockin' New Year's Eve
Sacramento, CA – Saturday
December 31, 2016


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