Schedule

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Time What Where
9:00a - 11:30a Calypso Nuts Gift Bag Stuffing - Entertainment featuring Lynley Tolls and Robbie Meade. Back by popular demand as they make this event one of the most popular events of MOTM! SOLD OUT FOR 2018!!
Casa Marina Front Ballroom
10:00a - 12:00p Charlie Imes & Friends! Charlie will be at Meeting of the Minds and bring a rocking group to start the music for the 2018 version of Meeting of the Minds! More to come on this set....
Casa Marina Beach Stage
12:00p - 2:00p James T Slater Trio! This two time Grammy nominated singer songwriter from Nashville calls Key West his second home. Go check him out online. He has written a long list of hits for some of country musics most famous names. He is going to play the piano for you and introduce you to his tropical sound. His song "Key West Address" is the Key West official theme...don't miss this one! He will appear more than once at MOTM....
Casa Marina Beach Stage
2:00p - 4:00p Jerry Diaz and Friends! Jerry is back at Meeting of the Minds 2018! He is bringing a crowd to the stage to entertain you!
Casa Marina Beach Stage
4:00p - 6:00p The Sunny Jim Band! This is SUNNY JIM'S 20TH YEAR at MOTM! He is working on a plan to make it special. Updates will come as he invites the best from the Trop Rock world to join him on this set! More to come!
Casa Marina Beach Stage
6:30p - 8:00p Steve Hopper and the Wolf Island Band! All the way from Tennessee....ON THE MAIN STAGE to start the evening! We are going to ROCK the Casa Marina this year!
Casa Marina Main Stage
8:00p - 08:30p It's Halloween Night! So we are having a Halloween contest at the Casa Marina sponsored by YOUR host hotel! Get ready with your best costume! We want you on the stage to show us your best for Trick or Treat! Prizes will be awarded! Radiomargaritaville's JD Spradlin and Steve Huntington will be helping our panel of judges select the finest winners!
Casa Marina Main Stage
08:30 - 11:00p BIG BAMBOO BAND with Special Guests are BACK On the MAIN STAGE at the Casa Marina! It's the WELCOME TO KEY WEST PARTY!!! Let's pack the place and have a Parrot Head reunion! Meeting of the Minds 2018 is just getting started!
Casa Marina Main Stage

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Time What Where
9:00a
11:00a
MINI MART PARTY- This party will be right in the middle of the courtyard and over-flowing SOLD-OUT MINI MART. There will be more vendors than ever! South Alabama's Brent Burns is coming to entertain YOU! Casa Marina Mini Mart (Courtyard)
9:00a 9:00p REGISTRATION in the front Casa Marina ballroom

Casa Marina Front Lobby
9:00a
7:00p
Mini-Mart Open- More vendors than ever! Lot's of all things Parrot Head and more! Go through the lobby of the Casa Marina and take a right to the courtyard past the dining area. You need to see all the vendors and fun! Casa Marina Keys Ballroom
9:00a - 5:00p Blood Drive Buses are in front of the Casa Marina
Zonta ABC/Walk Registration in the Casa Marina Courtyard
Casa Marina
11:30a 1:30p The Coral Reefer Band Alumni Set featuring Roger Bartlett! Two solid hours of a great band with special guests. This intimate set will happen on the beach stage where you can get really close to the original Coral Reefer Guitarist Roger Bartlett backed by a great band! IT WILL ROCK. Be there.
Casa Marina Beach Stage
1:00p
2:00p
PHiP Breakout Session - Tarpon Room - Casa Marina
Tarpon Room #245 - Main Casa Building
1:30p
3:00p


3:00p
3:25p
Donny Brewer and the Dock Rockers! You are going to the main stage a bit early....This is the only set in Key West at MOTM 2018 where you will see Donny Brewer and his band. I suggest you bring your beach chairs and plant them in the sand. It is going to be a long day and night of AWESOME MUSIC right on the beach!

Tropical Soul will entertain you at the break from the main stage! You didn't think that 19 year string at Meeting of the Minds would be broken did you? Heather and Dennis are going to ROCK you!


Casa Marina Main Stage



3:30p
5:00p
The Thom Shepherd BAND! This set has been in the works for a long time. We are pleased to bring you Thom and his fabulous band with Coley McCabe, John Doolittle, Trey Newmiller, Emily Randle, James T Slater and David Cacy on the main stage at Meeting of the Minds 2018! Wait 'till you hear this!
Casa Marina Main Stage
5:30p
7:00p
Will Kimbrough and Friends featuring Nashville's Tommy Womack! What do you get with a guy who has recorded with and written 12 songs for Jimmy Buffett, manages a music career from Nashville playing with multiple bands, producing music for many artists, and travels world-wide with the likes of Emmylou Harris and Jimmy Buffett? Add in guitar wizard Tommy Womack which is the other half of the band "Daddy" along with some other "friends" and you will get one set you don't want to miss.
Casa Marina Main Stage
7:30p
9:30p
The Peter Mayer Group! The Coral Reefer band guitarist and his awesome band are back at Meeting of the Minds 2018! This is one of the most popular gigs at the entire event and this year will ROCK YOU for 2 HOURS! This is an exclusive event for MOTM 2018 and you can only see Peter playing at the Casa Marina. Yes...Peter Mayer, Brendan Mayer, Miles, Zeb, and Chris are back!
Casa Marina Main Stage
10:00p 11:30P
Drop Dead Dangerous! Kitty and Melanie have a band ready for Meeting of the Minds 2018 that will part your hair...They are going to close the Thursday main stage with a set you will love. Pace yourself...this one will ROCK!
Casa Marina Main Stage
11:45p
1:30 a
Don Middlebrook with Special Guests! Given we have a noise curfew at 11:30 we will turn it down a little bit but there is no let up in entertainment. Michigan's Don Middlebrook is taking the beach stage with some of his special guests and he promises to show you one of the best sets of music of the day! Grab a chair and enjoy the music a few feet from the beach!
Casa Marina Beach Stage

Friday, November 2, 2018

Time What Where
9:00a
12:00p
REGISTRATION

Mini-Mart Open in Keys Ballroom from 09:00 to 12:00 prior to the Street Festival.

Blood Drive Buses in front of the Casa Marina from 09:00 to 1:00 PM
Casa Marina Front Ballroom
10:00a
12:00p
Jim Hoehn! Start your day with a morning of great Jim Hoehn music and stories...All the way from Wisconsin...Jim is a MOTM classic! Casa Marina Beach Stage
12:00 noon to
5:30p
The Lone Palm Foundation Meeting of the Minds Street Festival on Duval

This party will feature lots of great music and PHun on the street downtown! See you there!

THREE AWESOME BANDS:

12:00 noon - 1:30 PM The Trop Rock Junkies take the stage at MOTM!
2:00 - 3:30 PM The Divers - a one of a kind band featuring Tall Paul with special guests
4:00 - 5:30 PM The Boat Drunks are back at MOTM!

Corner of Duval & Fleming Streets
6:30p
8:00p
REGISTRATION Casa Marina Front Ballroom
7:00p
9:00p
The Trop Rock Music Awards Show Always a popular event the awards show will feature many of your favorite artists and bands! Who will win in 2018?
Casa Marina Main Stage
9:30p
10:30p
Brendan Mayer! Brendan is in the house playing a one hour set just for you! I will tell you the stage will be surrounded by a crowd and by this time most of the visiting Coral Reefer Band and alumni members will be watching with you. This intimate set is not to be missed!
Casa Marina Beach Stage
10:30p
01:00a
THE FRIDAY NIGHT HOOTENANNY!! Grab your chairs for this intimate special set...for these three hours you can rest your feet from the all afternoon Street Festival! John Frinzi backed by Charlie De Cosa and Willie Rast hosts Brendan Mayer, Peter Mayer, Aaron Scherz, Will Kimbrough, Tommy Womack, The original Coral Reefer Alumni Guitarist Roger Bartlett, Marshall Chapman, Coral Reefers Michael Utley, Robert Greenidge, Eric Darken, and Doyle Grisham will be joined by other possible guests to be announced. AND MORE...THREE HOURS OF MUSIC. YOU SHOULD NOT MISS THIS SPECIAL EVENING OF MUSIC! Magic things WILL happen.Casa Marina Beach Stage




Saturday, November 3, 2018

Time What Where
7:00a Event Begins @ 8:00a) "Team ParrotHead" & Zonta Walk/Run - See our web page for details on how to be a part of Team Parrot Head! Salute Restaurant, 1000 Atlantic Blvd.
9:30a - 11:30a
9:00a - 3:00p
REGISTRATION

Mini-Mart Open in Keys Ballroom
Casa Marina Front Ballroom
09:00a
11:00a
Sound checks possible on the main stage.
Casa Marina Main Stage

10:00a - 11:00a


11:00 - 12:00
Parrot Heads in Paradise, Inc. GENERAL MEETING
The Golden Coconut Award To The Club Most Deserving. Sponsored by Margaritaville

The Lone Palm Foundation MOTM Live Auction follows the General Meeting featuring
Jimmy Buffett memorabila and other items.
Casa Marina Front Ballroom



11:00a
12:00p
Aaron Scherz The Nashville based singer-song-writer will give you a solid hour of his original songs from the main stage as we start over 12 hours of awesome music! Get your spot early!
12:00p
01:30p
THE GIRLZ RULE BAND! Heather Vidal, Kristie Bobal, Lynley Tolls, Charlie De Cosa, Paul Bobal, Jimi Pappas, Michael Robertson, and Sunny Jim are coming to the stage for this special set. The girls are gonna' rock you and the band is going to blow you away. Casa Marina Main Stage
01:30p
02:00p
The Young Rebel Goombas! This four piece is going to play the break out in front of the stage! This should rock!
Casa Marina Main Stage
2:00p
3:30p
The BEACHSIDE ALBUM HOUR featuring John Frinzi with the Shrimper Dan Band playing Jimmy Buffett's "Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes" album in it's entirety. Coral Reefer alumni guitarists Roger Bartlett, Keith Sykes, Coral Reefer Doyle Grisham, Coral Reefer Michael Utley, Coral Reefer Robert Greenidge, Coral Reefer Eric Darken, to mention a few...will sit in on this set! There will be surprise guests as well! After the album John will fill in the set with some of his fine original music. Casa Marina Main Stage
3:30p
4:00p
MOTM & PHIP Scholarship Raffle Drawings Including PHIP Presentations and Grand Prize Raffle Winner! IMPORTANT!! YOU MUST PICK UP ALL PRIZES BY 8:00PM, Saturday, NOV, 3, 2018. Casa Marina Main Stage
4:00p
5:30p
Howard Livingston and the Mile Marker 24 Band! Key West local Howard Livingston is back with his large band! This band always has some special entertainment for you....see you there!
Casa Marina Main Stage
5:30p
6:00p
THE SAUCE BOSS!!! Bill Wharton will play for you on the main stage during the stage break! No we aren't cooking gumbo on the main stage but the music will be SMOKING!! There is a new book and album coming from the Sauce Boss...he wants to sign your copy at the gig! See Bill at the merchandise table!
Casa Marina Main Stage
6:00p
7:30p
Marshall Chapman and the Wild Elephants! Marshall is back on the Meeting of the Minds stage. Marshall only plays a few select gigs each year and this is the one YOU need to see! Marshall will be joined by Nashville's Zebadiah Briskovich, Coral Reefer Band Leader Michael Utley, Nashville recording engineer and drummer Casey Wood, Nashville's Tommy Womack, and finally Americana wizard, Jimmy Buffett song-writing, guitar alien Will Kimbrough. People this is something special YOU should not miss!Casa Marina Main Stage
8:00p
9:30p
Mac McAnally with Coral Reefer Percussionist Eric Darken! We are so fortunate to have the one and only Mac McAnally at Meeting of the Minds 2018. The Mississippi native, Jimmy Buffett's right hand man, CMA Musician of the Year-lost count of the number but more than anyone can imagine, producer, song-writer, and all around nice guy Mac could easily be called the headliner this year. YOU need to see Mac on our stage in Key West in 2018. You will not forget it! Casa Marina Main Stage
10:00p
11:30p
Jimmy and the Parrots! It is always a good idea to close the main stage on Saturday night with some energy! Jimmy and the Parrots are one of the best closer bands in the Trop Rock world. They are back to ROCK you on Saturday night! Pace yourselves! We are gonna' crank it up on Saturday night at MOTM 2018! Casa Marina Main Stage




Sunday, November 4, 2018

Time What Where
11:00a - 2:00p The John Patti Project! John is bringing his group to play his fusion of so many genres. You will like this one! Come join us at the beach bar and relax from a long week at MOTM.
Casa Marina Beach Stage