Glenda Barnes, center, member of the Eastern Bay Parrothead Club presents a $2,000 check to Kenda Leager, left and Heather Guerieri of Hospice of Queen Anne’s from the funds raised at Music Across the Narrows, a two-day event held on July 7 at the Kent Island Yacht Club and July 8 at the Big Owl Tiki Bar. Music and entertainment was provided by John Frinzi, James “Sunny Jim” White, Jim Morris and everyone who attended and braved the 105 degree temperature!
Proceeds to Benefit Hospice of Queen Anne’s
The Eastern Bay Parrothead Club presents… the first Trop Rock Music Festival on Kent Island!
Two Day event:
Saturday, July 7, 2012: at the Kent Island Yacht Club; 3:00 PM TIL 8:00 PM; exit 41 from RT.50, 117 Yacht Club Drive, Chester, MD 21619
Sunday , July 8, 2012: at the Big Owl Tiki Bar; 2:00 PM TIL 7:00 PM; exit 42 from RT.50/301; 3015 Kent Narrow Way S, Grasonville, MD 21638
Featuring three of the top Trop Rock artists: John Frinzi, James “Sunny Jim” White, and Jim Morris. If you have been to MOTM in Key West, or saw them perform together in Annapolis at the museum, you know you are in for a treat! These three guys will give the audience a performance you will never forget!
2 Day event ticket: $45; (Tickets at the door Saturday, $50)
Saturday: Food included, cash bar with drink specials, raffles and 50/50 drawing.
Sunday: Big Owl Tiki Bar will be offering a Brunch special from 11 until show time, cash bar
To purchase tickets by credit card go to: www.easternbayphc.com and click on “Events and Phlockings” or send a check to: Eastern Bay Parrot Head Club c/o Glenda Barnes at 269 Sigma Drive, Harwood, MD 20776
For those who want more St. Patrick’s Day fun, check out the Parrothead St. Paddy’s Day Party on Saturday, March 27 at the Grasonville V.F.W., featuring local band “Bay of Thieves” to benefit veterans and their families.
Living up to their reputation of partying with a purpose, Parrotheads gather to raise money for charities while having a blast at the same time. The Eastern Bay Parrothead Club is one of more than 200 Parrot Head chapters in the United States – all devoted to the same objective.
At $10 per ticket ($8 for Parrothead members), this event will raise needed dollars for Operation Homefront, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that provides emergency assistance for military troops, the families they leave behind and wounded warriors upon returning home. Created in 2001, the organization raises funds to provide emergency financial assistance, food and other essentials, auto repairs, moving expenses, vision care and even computers so military families can easily communicate with loved ones.
Craving island locales, Parrotheads usually hold fundraisers at dock bars and other water-oriented establishments. This is the first time the Eastern Bay Parrotheads have rented a hall for the venue according to “Bay of Thieves” band member and manager Barry Kruemmel.
The fun begins at 6:00 p.m. with silent and live auctions and giveaways. Food and drink will be available for purchase at the Pavilion. Music starts at 7:00 p.m. with the band playing until 11:00 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door.
Collaboration on the event between the band and the Parrotheads started last August when Eastern Bay Parrothead President and club founder Chuck Mounts approached Barry during a performance at The Big Owl Tiki Bar. “He wanted to know if we could play at some of the Parrothead functions,” says Barry who has since joined the Parrothead club.
At that time, the band’s name was “Endless Current”. All seasoned musicians, Barry provides lead vocals and guitar while James Guthrie on bass guitar and Jay Davies on lead guitar sing backup. Newest member, J.D. Johnson plays drums and congas. “We use congas if there is less room in the venue, or we want a more ‘island’ sound,” says Barry.
After adding J.D., the group decided to change the name to incorporate the Chesapeake Bay and pirate theme complete with original logo and new demo CD. “This will be our first year known as ‘Bay of Thieves’,” says Barry.
While the band’s acoustic tropical sound appeals to the Parrotheads’ many Jimmy Buffett fans, “Bay of Thieves” also plays classic rock, modern rock, oldies, country and original compositions. “Bay of Thieves” continues to learn new songs to add to their repertoire. Barry says it’s important to provide a diverse range of music for the audience.
While Barry says he hopes the Parrothead St. Paddy’s Day Party performance brings publicity for the “Bay of Thieves”, he says the band is not about making money. “Music is something we enjoy and we show that when we play,” he says. “We really have a good time, so hopefully that comes across to the audience.”
For more information about “Bay of Thieves” or hear their music samples, visit www.myspace.com/bayofthieves. To contact “Bay of Thieves” for bookings, call 301-775-1029. For more information about the Eastern Bay Parrothead Club, visit www.easternbayphc.com. For more information about Operation Homefront, visit www.operationhomefront.net.