PPHC 23rd Anniversary Celebration

PPHC 19th Anniversary Party (2017)
PPHC 19th Anniversary Party (2017)

Can you believe PPHC has been around 22 years on January 21st? This calls for a special celebration so we are having an oyster roast and cookout.

Mark your calendars and make plans to join us on Saturday, January 25th beginning at 5:30pm at 1804 Saluda River Drive, West Columbia (my house).  The Club will provide the oysters, hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken, all paper products and condiments.  We are asking that you bring a side dish or dessert to share, a bag chair and your favorite beverage.

Brent Lundy will be entertaining us from 7pm-10pm.  This is an outdoor event so dress appropriately.  We’ll have the chimenea and other heat sources to help keep us warm.

In order to ensure we have adequate supplies of all food items please respond to this email and let us know if you are an oyster, hamburger/hot dog/chicken or ALL fan. 

Wow!  This is going to be a fun evening with lots of good food, music and great phriends.  We hope to see you then.

PPHC 1st Anniversary Party 1998
PPHC 1st Anniversary Party 1998

Jimmy Buffett Returning to the Carolinas in April 2020

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band will return to the Carolinas in April 2020. Buffett will play two indoor South Carolina concerts (Columbia and Charleston) and two outdoor North Carolina concerts (Charlotte and Raleigh) on his Slack Tide 2020 Tour. Tickets are onsale now.

Thursday, April 16
North Charleston Coliseum
North Charleston, SC

Saturday, April 18
Coastal Credit Union Music Park
Raleigh, NC

Thursday, April 23
Colonial Life Arena
Columbia, SC

Saturday, April 25
PNC Music Pavilion
Charlotte, NC

Jimmy Buffett – 2019 Son of a Son of a Sailor Tour

Jjimmy Buffett - 2019 Son of a Son of a Sailor Tour

April 23, 2019 – The Wharf Amphitheater – Orange Beach, AL

April 25, 2019 – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre – Alpharetta, GA

April 27, 2019 – Bridgestone Arena – Nashville TN

May 5, 2019 – New Orleans Jazz Festival – New Orleans, LA

June 1, 2019 – Cynthia Woods Pavilion – Woodlands, TX (Houston)

June 4, 2019 – Bok Center – Tulsa OK

June 6, 2019 – Verizon Arena North – Little Rock AR

June 8, 2019 – Dos Equis Pavilion – Dallas, TX

July 10, 2019 – MTELUS – Montreal, QC

July 13, 2019 – Budweiser Stage – Toronto, ON

July 16, 2019 – DTE Energy Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI

July 18, 2019 – Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati OH

July 20, 2019 – Alpine Valley – East Troy, WI

August 3, 2019 – Veterans United Home Loans – Virginia Beach VA

August 06, 2019 – PNC Bank Arts Center – Homdel, NJ

August 08, 2019 – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater – Wantagh, NY

August 10, 2019 – Xfinity Center – Mansfield, MA

September 21, 2019 – The Olympia – Dublin, Ireland
Tickets go on sale Monday, December 10th.

September 23, 2019 – The London Palladium – London, England
Tickets go on sale Monday, December 10th.

September 26th & 28th, 2019 – La Cigale – Paris France
Tickets go on sale Friday December 15th at www.gdp.fr

October 12, 2019 – Honda Center – Anaheim, CA

October 16, 2019 – Santa Barbara Bowl – Santa Barbara, CA
Tickets go on sale April 6th via AXS

October 19, 2019 – MGM Grand Garden Arena – Las Vegas, NV

Take it Coral Reefers, here we roll!

Jimmy Buffett Launches Cannabis Brand ‘Coral Reefer’ – Weed News

Surterra Wellness (Surterra), one of the nation’s fastest growing health and wellness companies, will officially kick-off the national launch of the Coral Reefer™ cannabis brand, a range of wellness-focused cannabis products and lifestyle merchandise, in Florida on April 19. The highly anticipated Coral Reefer brand will initially be exclusively distributed through the more than 20 Surterra Wellness Centers located in most major cities throughout Florida, and will roll-out in other states, including California and Nevada, by mid-summer 2019.

“It never dawned on me that Coral Reefer would be anything other than a cool name for a tropical band born out of the Key West lifestyle in the mid-70s,” singer, songwriter and best-selling author, Jimmy Buffett said. “But life is supposed to be about having fun and staying healthy enough to enjoy it.  I think Coral Reefer will help a lot of folks do that.”

Surterra Wellness developed Coral Reefer in collaboration with Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer team based on a landmark global licensing deal.  The new Coral Reefer cannabis brand aims to enhance peoples’ lives while representing the carefree, relaxed roots of Key West. The launch of Coral Reefer represents a new approach of bringing cannabis and lifestyle products to consumers through an exclusive collaboration with an established, iconic, global brand.

“Launching Coral Reefer marks another exciting and transformative milestone for Surterra Wellness in a period of rapid growth,” said Surterra Chairman and CEO William “Beau” Wrigley, Jr. “The Coral Reefer brand reflects our intention to give consumers access to high-quality wellness and cannabis-based products through best-in-class partnerships with people and organizations that reflect our standards and values.  Jimmy and his team share our commitment to quality and the belief that individuals can find personal wellness through the relief enhancing benefits and healing properties of cannabis.”

At launch, Coral Reefer will offer a selection of cannabis-based product formulas available in both disposable and reusable battery vaporizer formats and branded merchandise, including hats and t-shirts.  The uniquely designed vape pen called the TideRider™ embodies the spirit of the brand with a sleek surfboard design, variable temperature controls and advanced ceramic coil technology for a clean and consistent vaping experience.  All branded products feature the new signature Coral Reefer logo, a distinctive tropical design and Key West-inspired colors.

Later this year, the Coral Reefer brand plans to extend its product line to include edibles, topicals, pre-rolls, and CBD only formulas, inspired by tropical summer days. The expanded product selection will provide alternative ways to access the beneficial effects of cannabis, offering even more ways to unwind, relax and de-stress.

Our intention is to create cannabis products that provide natural alternatives for consumers to achieve personal wellness,” said Beau Wrigley. “This is a pivotal time in the industry, where perceptions of cannabis continue to evolve.  Coral Reefer provides a new platform to expand the conversation around cannabis use and change the misconceptions of this truly beneficial plant that can improve the health of millions of Americans.”

Coral Reefer vaporizer formulas have four different CBD-to-THC ratios that range from mild to high intensity (Low Tide, Mid Tide, High Tide and Tsunami) and were developed to provide tailored benefits for adults seeking pain relief, mood management, or total body relaxation.

Coral Reefer Vaporizer Formulations

  • Seas the Day is a CBD-dominant blend that offers a gentle calming effect to help you breathe in, breathe out, and move on from the tension of your day.
  • Cabana Daydreamin’ is a fresh evening breeze that delivers a balanced blend of CBD and THC for full body relaxation.
  • Stories We Could Tell is a relaxing THC-rich blend to help you manage pain without drowsiness so you can be present with friends and family.
  • Surfin’ in a Hurricane is a THC only formula that can help manage acute pain and bring sunshine to your stormy day.

Vaporizer Devices

  • Disposable: The disposable vaporizer pens offer a slim profile and subtle wood grain design – a stylish and discreet way to catch the right wave whenever the moment is right.
  • TideRider Reusable Battery: The TideRider is a uniquely designed rechargeable vaporizer pen that features easy-to-use variable temperature control, preheat function, ceramic coil technology, and a sleek surfboard style.  Available in three colors, the TideRider is compatible with the full line of Coral Reefer vaporizer pods.

For more information on Coral Reefer products, please visit www.CoralReefer.com. Follow Coral Reefer on Instagram and Twitter at @CoralReefer and “Like” us on Facebook at @CoralReeferBrand.

About Surterra Wellness
Surterra Wellness (Surterra) is one of the nation’s fastest growing health and wellness companies.  With vertical operations in Florida, Texas and Nevada, and a pending acquisition in Massachusetts, Surterra brings a broad portfolio of high-quality brands to meet the needs of individuals who choose the natural medical relief and wellness enhancing benefits of cannabis products. Surterra offers a wide variety of medical, health and wellness products in multiple delivery options, including vaporizer pens, tinctures, oral sprays, topical creams, time released transdermal patches, and softgels.  The company’s brand portfolio includes:  Surterra Wellness, Florida’s Finest, The Apothecary Shoppe, and now Coral Reefer brands.  Founded in 2014, Surterra serves thousands of consumers each year.  For more information, please visit www.surterra.com.

About Coral Reefer, LLC 
Coral Reefer, LLC, a global licensing company significantly owned by Jimmy Buffett, is the owner of the Coral Reefer™ brand. Through a global licensing deal with Surterra Wellness, the Coral Reefer™ cannabis brand will offer a variety of effects-based cannabis products, lifestyle merchandise and wellness-focused products to enhance peoples’ lives while representing the carefree, relaxed roots of Key West.  Coral Reefer cannabis products are designed to provide the benefits adults seek – from pain relief to mood management to total body relaxation. Coral Reefer offers carefully crafted cannabis vaporizer formulas in different CBD-to-THC ratios that use natural terpenes to optimize the cannabis’ beneficial effects.  Coral Reefer is available exclusively through Surterra Wellness Center locations in Florida, with nationwide distribution over time.

Michelle Motchos, 45, Long Time PPHC Member

The PPHC mourns the lose of long-time member Michelle Motchos. We will cherish our photographs and memories of her forever. Sail on Michelle.

From Michelle’s husband Steve Nanny:

“This is Michelle’s husband Steve & I just wanted to let all of her friends know that she passed away yesterday April 11, 2019. I know that she really appreciated all of her wonderful friends and family. There is no official memorial service planned, but feel free to organize any group therapy sessions you would like no matter where you may be. If anyone wishes to, Michelle would have appreciated donations to www.pawmettolifeline.org or your local no kill shelter in her name.

Thank you all for your love, concern, and friendship with Michelle.”

Michelle Motchos’ obituary.

Mac McAnally wins 10th CMA Award for Musician of the Year | al.com

Mac McAnally wins 10th CMA Award for Musician of the Year
Updated Nov 14; Posted Nov 14
By Mary Colurso | mcolurso@al.com mcolurso@al.com

Mac McAnally probably needs to buy a new trophy case. Tonight at the 52nd Annual CMA Awards, he scored his 10th win as Musician of the Year.

McAnally — a guitarist, songwriter, singer and producer — has a lock on this category, winning the CMA in 2008-2015 and 2017. He’s clearly a favorite among voters in the Country Music Association, but as McAnally will be the first to tell you, he never takes a CMA victory for granted.

“I continually demand a recount for every one I get,” McAnally told AL.com in 2016, after his eighth win. “And I feel compelled to call myself out, every time I make a mistake during a studio recording session. I’ll stop and say, ‘Let’s do one more for the Musician of the Year.’”

McAnally’s award was announced before the televised ceremony, which started at 7 p.m. CT at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.

The musician, 61, probably is best known as a member of Jimmy Buffett’s Coral Reefer Band, but McAnally also has a solo career as a singer-songwriter. His songs are in demand among many artists in the country world, and have been recorded by Buffett, Kenny Chesney, Sawyer Brown, Ronnie Dunn, the Alabama band and more.

Most recently, one of McAnally’s songs, “It’s My Job,” was featured in “Escape to Margaritaville,” a Buffett-themed musical that spent four months on Broadway.

McAnally’s primary residence is Nashville, and he spends a great deal of time on the road. However, he also has strong ties to Alabama. McAnally was born in Red Bay and has a home and recording studio in Sheffield.

“The road has grown, from about a third of my time to close to half,” McAnally told AL.com in 2016. “I have three daughters who all live in Nashville, and my time has been skewed there. That way, I get to spend time with my kids. Muscle Shoals is a little more about work for me, and I believe the work benefits. If I have control of a project, I try to go to Muscle Shoals. And it’s not just me — the music likes to be there, too.”

Three other acts with Alabama ties — Little Big Town, Sam Hunt and Florida Georgia Line — were nominated for CMA Awards this year. All were defeated in their categories.

Escape To Margaritaville Closes On Broadway

Escape to Margaritaville Closes on Broadway July 1
JUL 01, 2018

The Jimmy Buffett musical arrived at the Marquis Theatre in February.
Escape to Margaritaville, featuring the songs of Jimmy Buffett, says farewell to paradise July 1 as the company takes their final bows at the Marquis Theatre. Following the 3 PM performance, the musical will have played 29 previews and 124 regular performances.

Alison Luff and Paul Alexander Nolan Matthew Murphy
A national tour will launch in October 2019 in Providence, Rhode Island.

Featuring a book by Greg Garcia and Mike O’Malley, Escape to Margaritaville uses Buffett’s familiar catalog to tell the story of a relaxed island paradise and its inhabitants—including a carefree bartender and a visiting, career-minded scientist who challenges his worldview.

The production, directed by Christopher Ashley and choreographed by Kelly Devine, premiered at La Jolla Playhouse before subsequently playing Houston, New Orleans, and Chicago.

Shortly after closing on Broadway, the cast will travel to Washington,. D.C., to perform on PBS’ A Capitol Fourth July 4.

Leading the cast is Paul Alexander Nolan as island bartender-singer Tully. He reprises his role from the pre-Broadway tour alongside fellow principal cast members Alison Luff as Rachel, Lisa Howard as Tammy, Eric Petersen as Brick, Rema Webb as Marley, Don Sparks as J.D., and Andre Ward as Jamal.

Rounding out the company are Matt Allen, Tessa Alves, Sara Andreas, Tiffany Adeline Cole, Marjorie Failoni, Samantha Farrow, Steven Good, Angela Grovey, Albert Guerzon, Keely Hutton, Justin Keats, Mike Millan, Justin Mortelliti, Ryann Redmond, Jennifer Rias, Julius Anthony Rubio, Nick Sanchez, Ian Michael Stuart, and Brett Thiele.

Escape to Margaritaville features sets by Walt Spangler, costumes by Paul Tazewell, lighting design by Howell Binkley, sound design by Brian Ronan, and orchestrations by Michael Utley.

PHiP Scholarship Is Open For Application

Hello Club Leaders:

It’s that time of year again for the PHiP Scholarship Essay Contest. Please pass this information along to your club members. You can cut and paste this email and include it in your email you send out to your members. This is the only way that your members will know of this great opportunity and we need you as leaders to make sure that this information gets out to each and every one of them. This is a wonderful opportunity for your members and their families. Please forward this email to you club at least once a month for the next three months in your clubs communications. This is a great opportunity that we want all eligible students to take advantage of. Thanks in advance for helping to get the word out and good luck to all the applicants.

We are proud to announce that the PHiP Scholarship Essay Contest for 2018 is NOW OPEN!!!!!!

Summary of the PHiP Scholarship:

The PHiP Scholarship is for current Parrot Head Club Members of an officially Chartered Chapter or their children or wards of Parrot Head Club Members, for post secondary education.

This program was established in 2008. Three scholarships will be awarded in 2018. The funds may be used for tuition, books or living expenses, at an accredited four-year university or college of the student’s choice. The award will be paid to the winners’ school account, when a student account is established.

PHiP awards 3 awards in the amounts of:

First Place: $5,000
Second Place: $3,000
Third Place: $2,000

Eligibility: Parrot Head Club Members and members children (Sorry nieces, nephews or other extended family members beyond those mentioned are not considered eligible)

The Scholarship instructions and application can be found on the PHiP Website at: http://www.phip.com/club-scholarship

It is VERY important the applicant follow ALL of the rules and instructions. Only typed, electronic submissions will be accepted. Incomplete applications will not be considered eligible.

Make no references to your identity, your local parrot head club or your location in your essay entry OR your question and statement responses.

All applications must be signed at the appropriate place. We accept electronic signatures.

To Apply: Complete the Parrot Head Scholarship Application found on the PHiP website at www.phip.com. Please email your completed application and essay to:

David Cohen
PHiP Secretary

DEADLINE FOR APPLICANTS is MARCH 31st, 2018, for enrollment for fall term (summer terms not applicable). Students may apply yearly; the awards will be given annually, based on a new application process.

Good Luck to all applicants!

David Cohen,
Secretary – Parrot Heads in Paradise, Inc.
2012-2018 Scholarship Chair