It’s a HUGE weekend at The Rum Barrel! Check out our stellar line-up!
Jimmy and the Parrots – November 2, 2012, at 7 p.m.
|Jimmy and the Parrots|
From the West Indies and Jamaica to cities all over the U.S., Jimmy and the Parrots have been playing live music to delighted crowds for over 10 years. On November 2, 2012, from 7 p.m., they’ll perform on the Rum Barrel Quarterdeck.
One of the most requested Jimmy Buffett cover bands in the country, Jimmy and the Parrots perform all the great Buffett songs as well as new and classic rock ‘n roll and outstanding original songs written by lead singer/guitarist Jimmy Maraventano. Their cover songs include favorites by the Beach Boys, Zac Brown Band, Toby Keith, Jerry Jeff Walker, Harry Belafonte, and Bob Marley, among many others.
The band has performed at the annual Meeting of the Minds Parrot Head conventions in Key West, Florida, at top venues across the island. Internationally, the band has traveled to Ocho Rios, Jamaica, Basseterre, St. Kitts, West Indies, Cap Cana, Dominican Republic, and the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas. They’ve been part of two Yea Mon cruises on board and in Nassau, Bahamas.
The title track from their debut CD, “Yea Mon,” was included in a beach music compilation CD entitled, “Thongs in the Key of Life, Vol. II.” In October 2004, they released their CD of all-original tunes, “Better Than New,” to rave reviews. In March 2006, they released “Island Jam,” a 3-CD set, which has already sold over 40,000 copies nationwide. That was followed up with another 3-CD set, “Sun Jams, and most recently, the band released another CD of original tunes, “Back to the Bayou.”
November 3, 2012
Calypso Nuts – Noon
Audiences from Key West to Put-In Bay and throughout the Caribbean have been delighted by the duo with the island twist. “Sure it’s steel drums,” says Robbie Meade, “but we look at them a little differently. We take the drums where we want them to go instead of allowing the drums to force our musical hand.”
Sponsored by Corona Extra, Corona Light, and Kokomo Island Traders, The CalypsoNuts are more than just a steel drum act. No shows identical are identical. The nightly menu consists of Pop and Rock, Reggae and Soca, Acoustic and Electric; all different, but all the perfect ingredients to a great bowl of musical gumbo.
At 11 years, The CalypsoNuts are the longest running act at “The Meeting of the Minds”, the week-long National Parrot Head Convention. The CalypsoNuts CDs “Six More Weeks” and “No Lifeguard on Duty” and rare live shows receive regular air play on Radio Margaritaville and several other internet and satellite radio stations.
Tall Paul – 1 p.m.
Taul Paul brings his mix of island music, blues, country, rock, and folk to The Quarterdeck at 1 p.m.
Kristie Bobal – 3 p.m.
Kristie Bobal has been surrounded by Music all her life. From church choir to marching band, college bars to concert stage, this natural progression has led to Kristie’s first solo CD.
Drawing from her love of Country music as well as an extensive Rock background, this CD travels from the rollicking Country of “If you Don’t Know” to the all out Rock assault of “Green Light”. With the help of several friends, many of whom are top session players in her home of Nashville, Tenn., “Blissful Magic Moment” is destined to find a frequent place on your playlist! Keep an ear out for appearances by Will Kimbrough, Andy Wood, Tall Paul, Tim Carter, Milan Miller & Brent Truitt all the while being mesmerized by Kristie’s wonderful vocals.
Captain Nick – 6:30 p.m.
Capt Nick is a Trop Rock entertainer from Flagler Beach, Fla. His show consists of classic Buffett tunes along with covers of Jerry Jeff Walker, Kenny Chesney, Willie Nelson, Eagles and Guy Clark. He also performs original songs from his albums “Wakin up under the Pier” and his latest release “Call Of The Sea”, regularly performing for Parrothead clubs, restaurants, beach parties and house concerts from Orlando, Jacksonville, Cocoa and Key West to Puerto Vallarta and Martinique.
His soulful country sound and guitar skills make him a Parrothead Favorite wherever he performs. Often sitting in with other artists as a lead guitarist, he is a tireless and emotional performer, engaging his audience with heartfelt songs and ballads, intermixed with fun upbeat tunes for all ages. Along with his wife Dana on percussion, they provide quality Trop Rock entertainment.
Offshore World Power Boat Championship – November 7-14, 2012
The Rum Barrel team will be at the Outer Mole for the Offshore World Power Boat Championship Race all day on Nov. 7, 9 and 11 with a fully-stocked satellite bar of beer, wine and liquor. The field of an estimated 60 powerful boats will turn back toward open water before reaching Mallory Square and waterfront hotels. Key West is recognized by the offshore racing community as one of the top venues in the world. Not only does it provide exceptional viewing opportunities, where boats scream by spectators within a stone’s throw, the subtropical island’s position at the convergence of the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico can make for extremely challenging sea conditions.