8th Annual San Felipe Songwriters Festival

What the Heck is a Parrot Head?

If you're drawn to the tropical lifestyle portrayed in the songs of Jimmy Buffett... and you love tropical shirts and sipping those fancy colorful drinks with the little umbrellas at a tiki bar under a palapa with your toes in the sand while listening to trop rock music. HA... you're a Parrot Head!

What the Heck is Trop Rock?



Tropical Rock (or Trop Rock) is a genre of popular music that incorporates elements of rock, country, reggae, and really almost all musical genres, to create a laid back, escapist, Margaritaville state of mind.

The music of Jimmy Buffett has inspired many modern singers and songwriters, like Zak Brown and Kenny Chesney, to follow in his wake with their stories and songs of laid back living.

Trop Rock's island vibe often comes from steel pan, percussion and a liberal use of nautical, tropical, escapist lyrics.

We cherish and honor the memory and legacy of Jimmy Buffett... 1946-2023

...the greatest American singer/songwriter/author/fisherman/storyteller of the second half of the 20th century.  And he showed it by just being a regular guy.

To everyone who works, visits, or lives in "Margaritaville," we mourn the loss of a true national treasure. We express our heartfelt condolences to his family and everyone around the world who love him and thanks to him are now living the life that he taught us about in his songs.

Fins up and bubbles up, forever!


by the Sea

at the  Rockodile on the malecon

and Hotel Las Palmas in San Felipe

NOVEMBER 7-11, 2024



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