A tropical rock weekend of island-inspired songs is making its way to the Center of the Universe. Join the Parrot Head Club of Richmond at Ashland Coffee & Tea for the 3rd annual “Phloc Madness” weekend on March 9-10, 2013.
This weekend of trop rock tunes features some of the best names in the “bidness” including John Frinzi, Dave McKenney, Keith Sykes, Sunny Jim White. Combine that with the delicious sandwiches, entrees, brunch items and specialty café drinks such as Jamaican, Mexican and Italian coffee available at Ashland Coffee & Tea, and you’ve got the start to an early summer warm up.
Ashland Coffee & Tea is located along the railroad tracks in the “center of the universe,” Ashland, Virginia, at 100 N. Railroad Avenue, Ashland, Va. 23005.
Phloc Madness Weekend Schedule:
Saturday, Mar. 9
- 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Registration
- 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Lunch at Ashland Coffee & Tea
- 1:00-3:30 – Dave McKenney
- 4:00-6:30 – Keith Sykes
- 6:00-7:30 – Dinner at Ashland Coffee & Tea
- 7:30-9:30 – John Frinzi
- 9:45-12:00 a.m. – Sunny Jim White
Sunday, Mar. 10
- 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. – Hangover Brunch
- 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. – Songwriter in the Round with Dave McKenney, Keith Sykes, John Frinzi and Sunny Jim White.
Trop Rock Performers
Dave McKenney is a performing songwriter from Richmond, Va. A regular at many Richmond area venues, he also travels from Massachusetts to Key West playing his unique tunes. He is a familiar face at many trop rock events such as Stars on the Water, Meeting of the Minds and Phloc Madness.
John Frinzi is a Florida-based singer/songwriter who just so happens to spend a lot of time on the Margaritaville Orlando stage.
Keith Sykes is a singer/songwriter whose songs “The Coast of Marseilles” and “The Last Line” were recorded by none other than Jimmy Buffett for his “Son of a Son of a Sailor” album. Sykes also co-wrote another fairly popular Buffett song called “Volcano.”
Sunny Jim White takes listeners back to the islands of the Caribbean with his original songs about life, love and fun near the sea. Jim is an eight time “Trop Rock Music Award” winner. He can be heard on Sirius XM Satellite’s Radio Margaritaville. Jim’s 1997 show in Grand Cayman was the first to be broadcast live on Radio Margaritaville from outside of the United States.
There are several different ticket plans for guests to enjoy Phloc Madness. Choose one day, both days, Sunday brunch or the entire weekend. Please visit the website for details and prices on plans and performances.
Please contact Ashland Coffee & Tea at 804-798-1702 for reservations. Space is limited so register early.
For out-of-towners, there will be transportation provided between the Sleep Inn and Ashland Coffee & Tea throughout the weekend. The Henry Clay Inn, which is located beside Ashland Coffee and Tea, is offering a 15% discount to Phloc Madness guests.
Parrot Head Club of Richmond
The Parrot Head Club of Richmond is a non-profit corporation with a mindset to “party with a purpose.” A chartered member of the international organization, Parrot Heads in Paradise, Inc., their main mission involves assisting in community and environmental concerns as well as providing social activities for those interested in the music of, and tropical lifestyle portrayed by, Jimmy Buffet.
The supported charity for the Phloc Madness event is Ashland Christian Emergency Services (ACES)
This meeting of the minds and voices of trop rock singers/songwriters is sure to bring an island-like vibe to the Ashland area. Come on out. The weather might be cold but the atmosphere will be all about the latitudes and attitudes of the tropics.