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2016


The MAPA bus is now full of MAPA partiers.

But we still have a caravan of cars going in! The caravan will be led by Treasurer Rick and Social Director Sherry so come on out and join us. Contact Rick for all the details. The more the merrier!

 


 

Jimmy Buffett & the Coral Reefers at Alpine Valley

Announced for the Labor Day weekend show, Saturday, September 3! If you are interested in pavilion seats in the PHIP section, contact MAPA ticket coordinator Sue Dundon or Regional Coordinator, Rick Perkins IMMEDIATELY!!

 


 

Nominations are due for Officer Elections.

You can nominate yourself or someone you know who could make a great contribution to our club with their leadership and organizational skills. Several officers have indicated they would like to step down to enable others to bring some new life and ideas to our club. All nominations are welcome. Election rules, position details and dates will be provided in the next few email updates.

 


 

July 8th 2016

Friday Night Fish Fry with Don Middlebrook and Rush Clement

Don is bringing the "tropics" to Wisconsin! Don't miss it!

Don Middlebrook (2015 TRMA Songwriter/Album of the year) has teamed up with rush clement and their coming to Wisconsin for one weekend.This is a "rain or shine" event (we have big tents!)

Doors open (backyard) at 5:30 with dinner served throughout the evening. "All you can eat" fried and baked fish, homemade potato pancakes, french fries and all the fixings. BEER will also be included for those 21 and over with soda/water for all. Please b.y.o. Booze or wine if that's your beverage of choice. Don and Rush will perform from 7:00 - 10:00+pm. This event is limited to the first 75 people who secure their spot via payment. $25 per person covers food, drink and music. Please bring your own lawn/folding chair.

The party is located at: (Brad and Miriah's house)
3141 S. 145th street
New Berlin WI, 53151
To secure your spot via Pay Pal below
For alternate payment methods, E-Mail Brad Eichman or call 262-210-8444.

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Saturday, June 16 - Kenny Chesney at Miller Park

If you have tickets for this concert, join us for a great MAPA pre-show tailgate!! We have 20 participants already signed up! We'll arrange a car caravan into the lots to get a great tailgate space and we'll provide the Frozen Concoction maker, grills, tables, condiments, utensils, etc. If you are interested, contact Social Director Sherry.

 


 

Wednesday, April 20 - April Social - New day, new place to try!!

6:00 pm till Last Man Standing
BlackFinn Ameripub, Brookfield Square Mall
95 N Moorland Rd

 


 

Saturday, May 7 - Making Strides Against Breast Cancer at Veteran's Park, Milwaukee Lakefront

9:00 a.m. Group will meet at the big pink balloons in tent village (near walk start)
10:00 a.m. Walk starts
11:00 a.m. Post Walk party at O'Lydia's Irish Pub

A message from Carole, our Charity Director: Please walk with us to end this terrible curse. We have all been touched by this horrible disease in one way or another so please put your feet and your money to the test and join us on May 7 on our beautiful lakefront and take a walk. But in the meantime - join the team or make a donation, we have a hefty goal but I know that the Parrotheads can achieve it. WE CAN BEAT THIS!!!

Click here to visit my PERSONAL page

Click here to visit our TEAM's page

MAPA's Post-walk gathering will be back at O'Lydia's Irish Pub, 338 S 1st St, Milwaukee. Please join us for drinks and food after the walk. You do not have to walk to join the party! If you still have partying in mind after that, head over the Milwaukee Sail Loft as they are celebrating their 5 year anniversary!

 


 

MAPA Socials are the 3rd Thirsty Thursday of each month, excluding busy summer months.

Thu, Jan 21 - MAPA Monthly Social, Milwaukee Sail Loft, 649 E. Erie St, Third Ward. 6:00 pm until the last Parrothead is standing.

Thu, Feb 18 - MAPA Monthly Social, TBD (Officers are checking out some new, fun venues).

Sat, Feb 20 - MAPA Volunteer Group, 9am to Noon, at Feeding America SE Wisconsin, with post-event luncheon.

Sat, Mar 12 - MAPA in the Bluemound Ave St. Patty's Parade. Float building at Grinker's in the morning then participation in the parade route, followed by a little bar hopping. (gotta go with our strengths!!)

Sat, Apr 16 - MAPA Chili Cook-off and Annual Membership Renewal party, Dopp's Bar, West Allis.

Thu, Apr 21 - Monthly Social, TBD.

Sat, May 7 - Making Strides against Breast Cancer, Veteran's Post-walk lunch at O'Lydia's.

May 19 - Monthly Social, Jimmy's Island Grill.

Jun 18 - Kenny Chesney at Miller Park, MAPA Hosts a tailgate.

TBD End of Jul - Don Middlebrook, Brad's backyard and Doc's on the Fox.

Sat, Dec 2 - MAPA Annual Holiday Luau and Toys for Tots event.

Milwaukee Local Events of Interest

Sat, Jun 18 - Kenny Chesney at Miller Park, 4pm, featuring Little Big Town, Miranda Lambert, Old Dominion. If you have tickets, join us for a Parrothead worthy Tailgate.

Great Lakes Region Events

Sun, Jan 24 - Michiana PHC - Fundraiser for Elise Paterek, Island Bar, Sterling Heights, MI. 1pm to 8pm. Featuring Caribbean Blue & Friends.

Sat, Feb 6 - Loyal Order of Caribbean Soul (Madison PHC) - I shot 6 Holes in My Freezer, 4pm to ?? Poolside fun and games. Comfort Inn & Suites, Newville 608-884-2118. Music by Peter Kish. To benefit the Humane Society of Southern WI. MAPA will be in attendance, please join us!

Sat, Feb 27 - Quad Cities - PHC Havana Daydreamin', Waterfront Convention Ctr, Bettendorf, IA. 1:30pm to 12:00am. Featuring Jimmy and the Parrots, Tall Paul & Crawdaddy, and John Frinzi. Proceeds benefit Big Brothers and Big Sisters. www.qcph.com

Sat, Feb 27 - Parrots of the Caribbean (Jimmy Buffett Tribute Band) at Rialto Square Theatre, Joliet, IL. 5:00pm - 11:00pm. Visit the Parrots of the Caribbean Website: www.potcband.com or Facebook: www.facebook.com/POTCBand

Sat, Mar 18-19 - St. Minnesomeplace PHC - This Hotel Room Party, Sheraton Minneapolis West. Featuring Compass Rose Band, Jambo Joe Bones, Jim Hoehn, Mary Cutrufello and More.

Sat, Apr 30 - Dubuque Phlockers - One Particular Harbor. 6pm to 12am. Grand River Center, 500 Bell St. www.grandrivercenter.com. Johnny Russler and the Beach Bum Band. Benefiting Dubuque Community YMCA/YWCA Victim Services Shelter.

Jul 14-17 - Chicago PHC hosts Summer Chi.ill Music event and fundraiser. Pheasant Run Resort, St. Charles, IL. Featuring: Flip Flop Dave & Catfish, Johnny Russler &the Beach Bum Band, Charlie Imes, Brendan Mayer, The Detentions, Thom Shepherd, Coley McCabe, Brittany Kingery, Rob Hill, "Djembabe" Melanie Howe, The Boat Drunks. Proceeds benefit the Cornerstone Services for people with disabilities.

National Events

Jan 29-31 - Pirates of the Potomac - Midwinter Meltdown - Manassas, VA

Mar 3-6 - Music on the Bay, Tampa, FL

Apr 22-24 - Parrothead Rendezvous, Panama City Beach, FL

May - Phins to the West, Laughlin, NV

June - Laid Back Attack, Seattle, WA

Nov 2-7 - Meeting of the Minds, Key West, FL

2015


Greetings phellow MAPAheads


Sat, Dec 5

Winter Luau and Toys for Tots Christmas Party!

Toys for Tots logo

Date: Saturday, December 5, 2015
Location: Center Court Sports Complex Banquet Hall - 815 Northview Rd, Waukesha, WI

Host Hotel: Wildwood Lodge, Tel: 262-506-2000 N14 W24121 Tower Place, Waukesha, WI 53188
Special Parrothead room rates: $99 Std Double or King, $114 Suite
FREE Shuttle service to banquet hall and Breakfast included!

Doors and Cash Bar open at 5pm, Dinner buffet 6:00-7:30pm, Music starts at 6:00pm. Tickets are now available below. Space limited to the first 200! Only $30 per person or gather your friends and reserve a table (8) for only $200 and Save $5 per person! Book Now! Prices go up to $35 per person and $240 per table after November 14th.

Please bring an unwrapped, NEW children's toy so a needy child in our area will have a better Christmas! Members of our local Fox Company Marines will be represented at this event, so let's also show our appreciation for all that these fine men and women do for our great country!

Featuring: Your Favorite Assortment of Trop-Rock Tunes spun by own our club DJ!

Presenting: Award winning Jimmy Buffett Tribute Band

The Boat Drunks
The Boat Drunks Logo

Party with a Purpose with us!

Questions? Contact: MAPA Social Director, Sherry Perkins

October 18th, 2015

Crocktober!
Dopp's Bar & Grill - 1753 S. 68th St. - West Allis, WI
3-8PM

Please bring a crock of your favorite food item to pass. MAPA will supply plates, bowls and plastic ware. We will eat at half-time. Watch a Packer game on the big screen!

NO FEE! Donations of non-perishable food items will be collected at the door for Feeding America. Each donation gets you a raffle ticket for a prize given every quarter.

Find out about upcoming officer elections, MAPA Holiday Luau and Toy Raiser.

Matt Wahl is coming to town!

You don't want to miss out on the Sunny Side of Life!

Sun, 7/26/15

Milwaukee Sail Loft
649 E Erie St
Milwaukee, WI
3pm

Mon, 7/27/15

Milwaukee Parks Lunch Series
Red Arrow Park
920 N Water St
Milwaukee, WI
11am

Mon, 8/3/15

Coppers Bar and Grill
Country Spring Hotel
7pm


JIMMY BUFFETT at Alpine Valley

August 22nd

MAPA will once again have a bus going. We will leave Goerkes Corners PARK & Ride at 11:30 am. Bus leaves Alpine 1 hour after Jimmy's last song. There will be grills for you to cook your own item. We ask that you also bring a dish to pass, your chairs and your own beverages.

Cost: $30.00/person for MAPA Members (remember it's never too late to join) and $40.00 /person for non-members.

For more information please contact Prez Jeff Meyer at blameitontherum@yahoo.com

CARAVAN is in the making for that day. Keep a look out for it.

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ALSO, watch for more information upcoming on:

Until we meet again.../)/)/) FINS UP!... Your MAPA Officers


June 11, 2015

Pirates, Puppies and Parakeets... A Family Event
South Park in Pewaukee
1:30 PM
A pet supply raiser for the Wisconsin Humane Society. There will be food, fun, frolics, fur and fins. The Humane Society will have some pets for us visit. Bring nieces, nephews, children and grandchildren.


2014

Saturday, Nov 15

Thanksgiving Dinner
6:30 pm at the Milwaukee Sail Loft
Enjoy a tasty Thanksgiving dinner with our Milwaukee Harbor Yacht Club friends. Contact Sherry for more information.

Thursday, Nov 20

SOCIAL!
6:00pm at Jimmy's
Come enjoy the tasty cocktails and tropical decor.

Sunday, Nov 30

Basket Case Day
2:00 pm at Kokopelli's at 6001 W Madison (near 60th and National)
We will build silent auction baskets for the Holiday Luau. Bring a dish to pass and stay to enjoy the Packer game.


Saturday, Dec 6

Winter Luau and Toys for Tots Christmas Party!
Presented by Milwaukee Area Parrotheads!
Location: Center Court Sports Complex (Banquet Hall) 815 Northview Rd, Waukesha, WI

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Host Hotel: Wildwood Lodge, Tel: 262-506-2000
N14 W24121 Tower Place, Waukesha, WI 53188
Special Parrothead room rates: $84 Std Double or King, $114 Suite
Shuttle service to banquet hall and Full Breakfast included!

Doors and Cash Bar open at 5pm, Dinner buffet 6:00-7:30pm, Music starts at 6:00pm.

Tickets are now available through Paypal. Space limited to the first 200!

Number of tickets
Please enter attendee names

Only $30 per person or gather your friends and reserve a table (8) for only $200 and Save $5 per person!

Book before 11/5! Prices go up to $35 per person and $240 per table after November 14th.

Prepaid Ticket includes party and dinner buffet. Cash Bar available all evening.

Please bring an unwrapped, NEW children's toy so a needy child in our area will have a better Christmas! Members of our local Fox Company Marines will be represented at this event, so let's also show our appreciation for all that these fine men and women do for our great country!

Featuring:
Acoustic tunes by Milwaukee's favorite Trop-Rock Singer/Songwriter
Jim Hoehn

Presenting:
Award winning Jimmy Buffett Tribute Band
The Boat Drunks

Party with a Purpose with us!
Questions? Contact: MAPA Social Director, Sherry Perkins. Call 262-347-1002 or Email.


National Events:

Feb 13 - 20, 2015

Midwest Region Parrotheads Belize or Bust!
Ambergris Caye, Belize. 7 nights at Banana Beach Resort, round trip air, continental breakfast daily, $592 per person/double. 50% deposit due by June 2, 2014. Contact: Kaleh at 877-446-2735 or by email


Other great Trop-Rock music and events to enjoy in southeast Wisconsin area:

Fri, Aug 28, 7:30pm

Brent Burns in concert
Beaver Dam Community Theatre hosts Brent Burns in concert. $15 per person. 219 N. Spring St. www.bdact.org


Sat, Aug 30

Brent Burns in concert
Chicago PHC hosts Brent Burns. Email for more details.


Summer is winding up, Buffett has come and gone at Alpine and the kids are heading back to school, but that doesn't mean we're done partying yet! We've got a couple of great musicians booked to put some icing on the cake, or salt on the margarita, if you prefer.

If you are looking for something this week, Brent Burns is appearing at several locations in our area...

Wed, Aug 27, 5:30pm – 8:00pm
Christy's Landing, 2952 Waubesa Ave, Madison, WI

Thurs, Aug 28
Beaver Dam, WI - Beaver Dam Area Community Theatre
219 North Spring Street, Beaver Dam, WI - http://bdact.org

Sat, Aug 30, 5pm – 8pm
Boundaries Bar & Grill - Beloit, WI

PHINS UP! Be safe and happy Labor Day weekend!


Fri, Sept 5, 7-10pm

MAPA and the Milwaukee Sail Loft host Don Middlebrook
No cover charge. Rain or Shine! Don is a MAPA annual favorite and hails from Saugatuck, MI. He's an award winning singer-songwriter and his newest CD, "The Key West Connection" was voted best by the listeners of Beach Front Radio. Don puts on a fun, interactive show. Find more about him at www.donmiddlebrook.net.


Sat, Sept 6, 6:30pm

Don Middlebrook
Don Middlebrook makes an encore appearance at Doc's on the Fox in Waterford. Contact Sherry Perkins for table reservations. $12.50 per person or $100 for your own reserved table of 8.


Sun, Sept 7, 10am

Brewer Tailgate
Brewer Tailgate! And, if you haven't gotten enough of Don Middlebrook this weekend, he and his lovely lady, Laurie, will be joining us to cheer our NL leaders, the Milwaukee Brewers! 1:10pm game time. We'll meet at 10am and caravan into the ballpark for the second best tailgate party (Alpine is first, of course). MAPA will supply grills, tables, games, tents, plates, utensils, condiments. Bring your own meat, beverage and snack or dish to pass. Rick Perkins will arrange for the tickets with his "guy", contact Rick by August 8 to reserve your ticket.


Fri, Sept 12, 7 to 10pm

MAPA hosts Kelly McGuire and Mark Mulligan for a backyard house concert!
Thanks to Brad Eichman for offering his spacious backyard in New Berlin. Only $15 per person, BYOB and chairs. This is a great treat. We are lucky to get Kelly and Mark all the way here from their nests in Red Fish Island, TX and Belize. You can reserve your spot below. Please come!


Sat, Sep 13

Al's Run/Walk
MAPA participates in Al's Run/Walk to benefit Children's Hospital. More info to join our team will follow soon.


April

Sat, Apr 5th, 5pm - ?

MAPA Renewal Party & Chili Cook-Off

Where:
Dopp's Bar
1753 s. 68th, West Allis

When:
Saturday, April 5th
- the room opens 5pm
- chili judging begins 6pm

Cost:
Only $5 to taste and judge all the chilis!

Other Stuff:
We will have some great prizes for the top three winners!

Dopp's is providing:
Cheese, crackers, onions and sampling cups for us.

MAPA is providing:
Utensils, napkins and such.

All you need to bring:
Your chili, a serving spoon and of course your appetite. Please note that we do not supply Rolaids. We'll have Tiki Tim there to spin some Buffett tunes and Island Karoake.

Membership Renewals for 2014:
ONLY... $15 per Single, $25 per Couple, $40 per Family.
Enjoy all the benefits of being a sanctioned PHIP member.


March

Sat, Mar 8th, 9am to Noon

MAPA volunteers at Feeding America Eastern WI
Last year we had a terrific turnout and our members asked to do this again, so... join us at 16th & Fond du Lac. They'll put us to work sorting or labeling donated food items to help feed local families. We're working on post-volunteer lunch/party arrangements. Details to follow.

Sat, Mar 15th, 3pm - ?

MAPA in the St. Patty's Bluemound Road Parade!
We're building a float, we'll have beads and music. Get on your green and walk with us! Details to follow.


February

Sat, Feb 1, 3pm

Havana Daydreamin' - hosted by the Quad Cities Parrothead Club, Davenport, IA.
We have extra space available at the MAPA table! $25pp. contact perkette77@yahoo.com for tickets and hotel. This is an easy 3 hour drive and is always a great time (at least what we can remember after all the rum). Ramajay Inter-Coastal, Jim Hoehn and the Boat Drunks headline.

Sat, Feb 15, 4pm - 12am

I Shot 6 Holes in My Freezer annual party hosted by our Madison friends, Loyal Order of Caribbean Soul.
BYOB and snacks! DJ Tunes, pool party. $50 rooms ($20 extra to bring your dog!) Comfort Inn & Suites, 11102 Goede Rd., Edgerton, WI - 608-884-2118 Ask for Patrick or Jennifer

Sat, Feb 22, 6pm - 12am

Island Beach Bash, hosted by Northern IL PHC, Rockford, IL
Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Tony Amber opening for Mr. Myers Band and Pirates Over 40. Hotel and other info: www.islandbeachbash.com

Feb 27 - Mar 2, 2014

Music on the Bay, Tampa, FL
Go to www.musiconthebay.org for all the details and the line up of all the best TropRockers from all over the nation!


January

Sat, Jan 25, 9pm

Live Music at Jimmy's Iguana Bar
"RedFish is classic rock, tropical and country mixed in a blender and served with an umbrella".

Fri, Jan 31, 6pm

Milwaukee Harbor Yacht Club invites MAPA members to join them for a pizza and social party at Marty's Pizza
16630 W. Bluemound. RSVP by Jan 27 to this email


2013

December

Sat, Dec 7

MAPA hosts Toys for Tots Christmas Luau, featuring the award winning Boat Drunks
Located at Milwaukee West Radisson across from Mayfair Mall. Great hotel rates, dinner included, tickets available NOW! This is our biggest event for the year. Invite your friends and join our best Party with a Purpose!

Toys for Tots logo Jimmy's Logo Radisson Logo

Date: Saturday, December 7, 2013
Event: Annual MAPA Holiday Luau and Toys for Tots Party
Location: The Radisson Hotel Milwaukee West, home of Jimmy's Island Grille and Iguana Bar with Live Music on Friday night!! 2302 N. Mayfair Road, Wauwatosa. Back to Buffett Basics with the Boat Drunks Band. National and local favorite, Jim Hoehn!

Special Parrothead room rates only $79
Toll Free: 1-800-967-9033 or 414-257-3400
Visit the Radisson Hotel website to make your reservation.

Doors and Cash Bar 5pm
Dinner buffet 6:00-7:30pm
Music starts 6:00pm

Please bring an unwrapped, NEW children's toy so a needy child in our area will have a better Christmas! Members of our local Fox Company Marines will be represented at this event, so let's also show our appreciation for all that these fine men and women do for our great country!

Featuring: Acoustic tunes by Milwaukee's favorite Trop-Rock Singer/Songwriter

Jim Hoehn
Jim Hoehn Image

Presenting: Award winning Jimmy Buffett Tribute Band

The Boat Drunks
The Boat Drunks Logo

Tickets are now available through Paypal. Only $30 per person or gather your friends and reserve a table for only $200! That includes 8 tickets, so you save $5 per person. Prices go up to $35 per person and $240 per table after November 24th. Prepaid ticket includes party and dinner (Margaritaville grilled chicken wraps, Caribbean veggies, chips and potato salad). Tickets available at the door do not include food Buffet. Cash Bar available all evening.

Questions? Contact: MAPA Social Director, Sherry Perkins



October

Wed-Sun, Oct 30-Nov 4

Annual Meeting of the Minds in Key West
Registration is open. Check out their web page for info on bands, registration, hotels and events.


September

Sat, Sep 14th

MAPA participates in Briggs and Al's Walk-Run for Children's Hospital
Charity Director Terri has set up our Team Page for online collections and we are planning a post-walk party with a Riverboat Pub Crawl!


August

Sat, Aug 3

Jimmy Buffett Night at the Timber Rattlers Game
Join the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers for their 2nd annual 'Buffett Buffet'! Enjoy a Buffett-ized pre-game meal. An exclusive island themed Timber Rattlers t-shirt is also included with the 'Buffett Buffet' ticket package. Post game Buffett concert with South of Disorder Band and Fireworks. Contact Social Director Sherry if you are interested in group tickets.

Mon, Aug 5, 7-10pm

Matt Wahl at Coppers Pub
Another MAPA favorite watering hole, Coppers Pub in Country Springs Hotel will be hosting Matt Wahl on his tour from MN to MI. No Cover Charge. 100 Bottled Beers and great food.

Mon & Tues - Aug 5 & 6

Tropics at the Fair hosted by our member Tiki Tim
Our Member Tiki Tim hosts Tropics at the Fair, both nights at Wisconsin State Fair. Get something on a stick, a cold brew and Check him out!

Sun, Aug 18th

MAPA Tailgate party and Milwaukee Brewers vs. Cincinnati Reds
The Brewers are in a little slump and they need our support! You've spoken and voted on attending on this date. Pres. Rick will be ordering our Group tickets so make sure you are on his list by emailing him. Tailgate and caravan details to be announced when we know the total attendees.

Thu-Sun, Aug 22-24th

Buffett Bash 2013 Hosted by Two Seasons Bowl in Elkhorn WI
Headliners include the talented John Patti and Jimi Pappas, Cedar Island Band and the acclaimed Boat Drunks. Tickets and party details are available here.

Sat, Aug 24th

The event you've all been waiting for...
JIMMY BUFFETT and the Coral Reefers at Alpine Valley Music Theatre.
MAPA will sponsor a bus and a car caravan. As usual, MAPA provides the grills, tables, setups, etc. You bring your tickets, booze, meat and a dish to pass. If you wish to ride the bus, contact Jeff Meyer. If you want to be included in the car caravan, contact Greg Thomson to reserve your spot.


July

Fri, July 19, 8:30pm

Party With A Purpose at Cheeseburger in Paradise in Middleton to benefit Alzheimer's Association with Pirates Over 40
Our neighbors in Madison are hosting a Party With A Purpose at Cheeseburger in Paradise in Middleton to benefit Alzheimer's Association with Pirates Over 40! The party starts at 8:30pm with Pirates over 40 starting at 9PM! Tickets are $10 (and include an entry for a painted Adirondack chair) and are available at Cheeseburger in Paradise in Middleton or from an LOCS Member, call (608) 561-7972 or email an LOCS Member for more information or to locate someone with tickets! Raffle items for charity, free appetizers and drink specials are available! Rooms are available at Courtyard by Marriott Madison West (608-203-0100) for $84, ask for the "Loyal Order of the Caribbean Soul/Alzheimer" Block

Fri, July 19, 7-10pm

Matt Wahl at the Milwaukee Sail Loft
Milwaukee Sail Loft continues to support our Trop-rock musicians and is bringing back another of our favorites, Matt Wahl. No cover charge. Get there early to try the Sail Loft's award winning Fish Fry!

Fri, Jul 12
Don Middlebrook at Milwaukee Sail Loft, 7-10pm, NO COVER!!

Don returns from his Key West tour, has a new album, and his songs have made it into movies!! Come enjoy Sail Loft's beautiful deck on the river and a Fish Fry. Bonus, If you can't make it Friday or want an encore, Don appears at the Waterfront in Burlington on Saturday, Jun 13. $12.50 per person or $100 for table of 8. Must reserve and pay for Saturday in advance. Contact Sherry if you are interested.


June

Fri, Jun 21
Brent Burns returns to Milwaukee!

Brent is a trop-rock favorite singer/ songwriter from Gulf Shores, AL. His humorous lyrics get everyone involved. Location TBD, more info later.


May

Sat, May 4
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer on Milwaukee Lakefront.

Walk starts at 10am at Veteran's Park. Meet the MAPA group near the Veteran's Memorial, next to the Rockwell Tent. Post-Walk party at Milwaukee Sail Loft, 649 E Erie, Mke. We are registered as a team, you can begin promoting and collecting your donations here.


April

Sat, Apr 6
MAPA Renewal Party and Chili Cook off - WE NEED YOU!

Dopps Bar, 1753 S 68th, West Allis. Room opens 5pm, chili judging begins 6pm. Only $5 to taste and judge all the chili's!! We have some great prizes for the top three winners . DJ Tiki Tim will spin all Buffett Tunes. Membership renewals for 2013 - $15 per Single, $25 per Couple, $40 per Family. Get all the benefits of being a sanctioned PHIP member!!

Sat, Apr 20
MAPA Volunteers at Feeding America

16th & Fond Du Lac. 8am - Noon, followed by lunch and beverages at the historic Pabst Brewery Best Place, 901 W. Juneau Avenue, Milwaukee. Sign up by emailing us.


2012

September

Sat, Sep 15 - (time TBA)

Al's run-walk - Downtown Milwaukee. Charity Director Terri has set up our website for donations and here is a note from her: "I do not want to think about September yet either.....yikes! However, I have registered us for the walk again this year. Here is our Site".


 

August

Fri, Aug 3 - 7-10pm
Brent Burns - Hosted by MAPA at Nettesheim Park, Hwy SS, Pewaukee

This is another BYOB and lawn chair event and is again only $15 per person. Covered pavilion, Rain or Shine!

If you've not had the privilege of seeing Brent in person, he is one of the top Trop Rock entertainers in the country. In fact we can prove that - he has been awarded the Trop Rock Music Association's Entertainer of the Year (2008 and 2011), Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Songwriter of the year (2010) and has received the WAVE Award for his charitable efforts (2008). What a treat it is to have him here in our back yard!

Mon, Aug 6 - 7-10pm
Matt Wahl at Coppers Pub inside Country Springs Hotel, another annual favorite! No Cover Charge

Sat, Aug 25
Jimmy Buffett at Alpine Valley

The tickets are here! Membership Director Jean C, if she hasn't already, will be contacting everyone who bought tickets through MAPA and making arrangements to get them distributed. As usual, MAPA will be sponsoring two different groups going into the concert this year:

The MAPA bus - Treasurer Jeff M will be leading the bus group this year (and trust me, "leading" is a very casual term here... lol) the bus leaves from Goerke's Corners (Hwy 18 and Barker Rd in Waukesha. $25 per person. Contact Jeff M for details and to see if there is any space left.

Greg Thomson and Don Holm have volunteered to take charge or the car caravan this year. If you plan to join the caravan, send an e-mail to them so they'll know to watch for you and can get you details about where and when to meet!


 

July

Fri, Jul 13 - 7-10pm
MAPA (and friends) host Don Middlebrook house concert

"It is an Americana and Parrothead journey that takes you from Saugatuck, MI to Key West and many ports in between". Have you heard the legend of how Don stole Jimmy Buffett's TV Guide?

Brad's house is centrally located in New Berlin for the convenience of all MAPA members. This is only $15pp and is a bring-your-own beverages and lawn chairs event. Invite your friends; this is also open to the public. Brad has a terrific back yard, perfect for an event like this! Please RSVP for address details. Rain or Shine!!

 

Fri, Jul 20 - 7-10pm
Matt Wahl (Duluth) at Jimmy's Island Grill and Iguana Bar. No Cover Charge. Make a reservation for your table in the dining area and enjoy Matt's Sunny Side of Life.


 

June

Wednesday, June 6th, (time and place TBA)

Jim Hoehn (Milwaukee) is bringing Bob Karwin (San Diego), a great songwriter and extremely funny storyteller, to Milwaukee to share the stage together. Right now he is looking at scheduling him. We will announce the venue once it is finalized. Make sure to mark this date because you won't want to miss it!

 

Thursday, June 21st, 6pm - ?

Thirsty Third Thursday - Social and Food Drive

Jimmy's Island Grill & Iguana Bar

Please bring a non-perishable food item(s) for the Hunger Task Force to donate.

There will be a drawing for MAPA heads who bring in a food item for something, what, I haven't figured that out yet, so let's just call it a special surprise.

/)/)/) See you there and Phins UP MAPA heads! /)/)/)


 

May

Thursday, May 17th, (time TBA)

Don't forget to stop out at our monthly social at the fabulous Jimmy's Island Grill and Iguana Bar tonight. Great food and drinks, island atmosphere and friendly service have made this MAPA's new home!

While you are at it, make sure to add the rest of our socials to your calendar - we meet here on the third Thursday of each month unless another major event causes us to move the date.


 

Saturday, May 5th - 9:00 am
Making Strides Walk on the Milwaukee Lakefront

This event has been a long-time favorite for MAPA and we've always had a great time. We'll be meeting starting at 9:00 am on the small hill on the north side of the Discovery World Museum. We'll be there with the MAPA banner once again to make it easy to find us! The walk starts at 10:00.

Social Director Terry Grinker has us all set up on the ACS website, so join the team and start your collections! Visit our page, join and see our team's progress.

Our Post-Walk party will be at O'Lydia's Pub, 1st and Florida. If the weather's great, they have a wonderful deck, otherwise we can enjoy our festivities and their atrium bar. And for those hard-core partiers, some of us will be attending the Brew City Bruisers Ladies Roller Derby Final Championship match at the U.S. Cell Arena that evening. 6pm.

 

Thursday, May 3rd
Jimmy Buffet added to the Jazz Fest lineup

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Jimmy Buffett will replace Pearl Jam singer and guitarist Eddie Vedder in the May 3 lineup at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Vedder canceled when he postponed his 15-city U.S. solo tour because of nerve damage in his right arm stemming from a back injury earlier this year. Buffett is a Jazz Fest veteran who has built an empire based largely on such Caribbean-flavored rock hits as "Margaritaville." He first performed at Jazz fest in 1989. This time, Buffett will leave his rock band behind and sing and play acoustic guitar with Mac McAnally, a Mississippi native named the Country Music Association's Musician of the Year for the past four years in a row.


 

April

Friday - Saturday, April 13th - 14th
Party in Parrot-Dise & Flipperstock

Our friends in Chicago are hosting their annual party. It will be at the Doubletree Suites in Downers Grove and Mr. Myers, South of Disorder and Pirates Over 40 are scheduled to appear. Go to their site for all the details on this one.

On that same weekend, if you are inclined to travel a little farther, the final Flipperstock is scheduled in St. Louis. This one has a lot of great performers: PHINS, Jerry Diaz and Hann's Reef, Jimmy Parrish Trio, Hugo Duarte, Jimi Pappas, Jim Hoehn, Jack Mosley, Jim Lanier, Thom Shepard, Wynn Varble and 12 Volt Band. Go to their site and get registered if you'd like to go!

 

Saturday, Apr 7th -
MAPA presents our first annual Chili Cook-off!

Join us at our annual renewal party featuring Island Karaoke by Tiki Tim and Caribbean KathiAnne. Plus have some fun with our first ever chili cook-off competition.

Our annual renewal meeting will be held at Kokopelli's Pub & Grill, 6001 W. Madison St, West Allis. (Just south of National on 60th).

Annual MAPA Membership dues are $15 per person or $25 per couple. Becoming a member has benefits! Enjoy updates on local, regional and national Trop-Rock events, get updates on Mr. Jimmy Buffett's activities. Become eligible to purchase PHIP tickets to Buffett concerts and help your community as we "Party with a Purpose"!

Information and rules for chili cook-off:
A maximum of 20 pots of chili will be entered. To enter your chili in the competition, please send an RSVP. First come, first served. Must enter by Wed, Apr 4 to participate. Each pot of chili will have a number assigned and judges will not know who the cook is. Chili makers bring their own serving ladle, condiments (cheese, crackers, onion) and crock-pot. MAPA will supply the cups, spoons, napkins, breads. All members and friends are encouraged to "judge". Each "judge" pays $5 and receives a wrist band and can taste all chilis. A score sheet will be provided and total scores will be tallied at the end of the tasting. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes will be awarded.

Annual Renewal Party Schedule:
6pm - Cocktails/happy hour in bar (cash bar). Membership Dues renewal. Open
Chili setup (all entrants should bring their chili already warmed up)
7pm - Judging begins, Membership dues & renewal open
8pm - Tiki Tim Karoake begins
8:30 - Judging ends, scores are tabulated. Remaining chili available for consumption
8:45 ish - Tiki Tim announces winners, prizes awarded
9pm to Midnight - Enjoy and sing along with Tiki Tim's Island Tunes

UPDATE: Reviews!
April 7th we held our renewal party and first ever chili cook-off. Tiki Tim and Caribbean Kathianne did an amazing job at keeping us entertained and we even had a few members get up and try their hand at karaoke. Who knew we had such terrific singers in our group? By the way you can still renew your dues at any of our events with cash, check or credit card or online at the MAPA website. Don't miss out on all the fun in 2012! In the cook-off we had 11 entries and every one was really good! Congratulations to our top three winners, each receiving a special MAPA prize - great job all!
3rd place - Tim and Kathianne H.
2nd place - Ed and Diana H.
1st place - Mark S.


March

Friday - Saturday, March 23rd - 24th
St. Minnesomeplace PHC hosts their annual "This Hotel Room Party". With Jambo Joe Bones, Matt Wahl, Jim Hoehn, Dave Herzog, Bo Ridley and headliners: Cruize Control.

 

Thursday, March 15th, 6:00 pm - ?
MAPA social, Jimmy's Island Grill and Iguana Bar

This is our monthly "social" event and we always have a great time there. Jimmy's is a terrific venue for MAPA and the management and staff has been wonderful! We'll get together, have some food and beverages and enjoy each other's company. This will also be a food drive to benefit the Milwaukee Food Pantry, so bring along non-perishable food items if you like. And don't forget - we still have a bag of Margaritaville coffee for you if you haven't already gotten yours - YUM!

 

Saturday, March 10th
The talented Caribbean Eclipse makes their first appearance at Jimmy's Island Grill and Iguana Bar.

 

Thursday, March 8th, 8:00 pm
Jim Hoehn opens for Roger Clyne, Shank Hall

Of course we all know and love Jim. If you don't, go and see him once and you'll be hooked too! Check him out. Here's an excerpt from the Shank Hall website about Roger Clyne:

"A third generation Arizonan, songwriter Roger Clyne regularly bares his soul in rock 'n' roll originals that are often tinted with Southwest influences: a verse in Spanish here or a line about a desert landscape there. However, ¡Americano! takes Clyne's experiences a step further and combines his popular lyrical style with an energetic rage of an album, reaffirming years of blood, sweat and tours."


February

Saturday, February 25th
MAPA's own Tiki Tim brings his terrific show to the stage. Great music and lots of fun at Jimmy's Island Grill and Iguana Bar.

 

Saturday, February 25th
The Northern Illinois PHC hosts their annual Beach Bash at Giovanni's in Rockford. Featuring music by Tony Anthony, Johnny Russler and the Beach Bum Band, and Pirates over 40. Proceeds benefit the Special Olympics. www.niphc.com


January

We've had two socials thus far in 2012 at Jimmy's, with Jim Hoehn playing at one of them on January 20th. We were also treated to a couple of Matt Wahl shows on January 27th and 28th. A huge thank you to the management and staff at Jimmy's for bringing them in!


2011

December

Dec 3rd, 2011 - Annual MAPA Holiday Party and Toys for Tots
(in cooperation with the Fox Company Marines).

Live music, drink specials, and more!

Entertainment once again by the award winning "Boat Drunks Band" along with other special guests. Bring an unwrapped, new toy for a child in need. Price includes complete buffet dinner provided by MAPA, all music, silent auctions, raffles and fun. This year there will be plenty of seating, plenty of room to dance and party! Full cash bar available. Further details will be provided to all members soon. Invite your friends and family to make this the best event of the year while we Party with a Purpose!


November

Nov 3rd - 6th, 2011 - 20th Annual MOTM - Key West, FL


October

Oct 2011 - Annual Crawdaddy's Dinner Party


July

Jul 8th, 2011 - Don Middlebrook at Bunker's


June

Jun 2011 - Something very special in the works!

Jun 25th, 2011 - Jimmy Buffett at Alpine Valley


May

May 7, 2011
Annual Making Strides for Breast Cancer Walk
Walk the Lake front with MAPA in this Annual Event. Please Donate, Meet us at Discovery World @ 9:15am. Then stay for lunch with us after the walk. The walk departs from the grounds of Discovery World. MAPA members will meet on the small hill just north of Discovery World, at the driveway to the Milwaukee Art Museum (right behind the MAM Sign). Look for our Banner. Please plan to arrive between 9:00 - 9:30 am to turn in your pledge collections and take the annual group photo.
Walk starts at 10am.
Discovery World is located off of Lincoln Memorial Drive on Milwaukee's Lakefront between the Milwaukee Art Museum and Summerfest Grounds. The street address is: 500 North Harbor Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53202


April

April 2nd, 2011
Mapa Annual Renewal Party and
Hunger Task Force Food Drive

Attention all past, present and future MAPA Parrotheads!
Please join us on Saturday, Apr 2 for MAPA's 2011 Annual renewal party and Hunger Task Force Food Drive. Bring a non-perishable food item of your choice for this worthy and necessary cause to help someone in our community.
Happy Hour starts at 6pm - Full Cash Bar with plenty of specials and selections.
Location: Horny Goat Hideaway, 2011 S. 1st Street at Becher.
Voted Best New Restaurant in 2010! We will be partying on Horny Goat's great new deck right on the river.

Buffet Dinner: 7pm (dinner optional, $15 for dinner wrist band), includes: Assorted Salads, Classic Bruschetta, Garlic Bread and assorted Fresh Pizzas. Please RSVP for dinner by Wed., March 30 so they can plan for enough food. (Simply email Social Director Sherry or accept on our Milwaukee Parrotheads page on Facebook). No RSVP required if you just want to come out and have some fun!
We are pleased to have professional DJ TikiTim and Caribbean Kathianne spin Island tunes including: Jimmy Buffett, Caribbean and your favorite Trop-Rock artists!
Karaoke anyone? Games, Trivia, Raffles and great prizes. Invite your fun friends to join.

Annual MAPA membership dues for 2011: $15 per person or $25 per couple, $30 per family. We sincerely appreciate your continued support while we Party with a Purpose! If you have any questions or need directions or other information, contact Social Director Sherry.


A great thanks to all who attended and volunteered at our 3rd annual "Parrothead Sundaze" at Matty Gras Festival.

News reports indicate that the city's biggest weekend festivals had low attendance due to the over abundance of rain, but our feathers were high and dry and we were having a great time safely under the huge tent at Matty Gras. We competed with Irish Fest, Zoo Ala Carte and several other major Parrothead events around the country and region last weekend.

Here are some of the highlights...
17 of our members showed up to help park cars, greet guests and hand out postcards about our club and our big Sunday event. At least 30 of our members showed up Sunday with 19 as volunteers to help set up, work the booth, sell silent auctions and raffles tickets, promote our club and finally to help tear down at the end. Great Job and Thanks to all!

While all of this was going on we were treated to some great music all day! Opening shortly after noon, Caribbean Eclipse rocked the tent with their tropical and reggae renditions of all our favorites. True professionals with awesome steel drum sounds! This band is local, Contact them if you would like to be added to their mailing list for upcoming events.

Next up, Pirates Over 40 once again gave us a great show with some of the best Buffett covers in the Midwest. They have performed two of our three years at Matty Gras and are better each time we see them. They even treated us to their version of Margaritaville - polka-style! This band hails from Rockford, IL.

Closing us out with a trop-rockin' variety of tunes that had everyone dancing, for the second year, Johnny Russler and the Beach Bum Band. These guys, from the South Chicago, area have so much energy and talent. They really got the crowd going with their infectious style. Thoroughly enjoyable as always!

The biggest news is that we raised just under $2,600 for our charity, Children's Hospital! On behalf of all of the MAPA officers thank you to everyone who helped make this a success. Any event of this type takes a tremendous amount of work and we would like you to know that your efforts are greatly appreciated! A big thank you goes out to all those who donated items and gift baskets. There were even members who were unable to attend but took time to send such nice packages, which is what makes this such a great group of people!

Also, many thanks to Matty and Jenny, owners of Matty's Bar & Grille, for hosting us, paying for the bands, the sound equipment, the advertising, etc. Their generosity gives us a chance to create a successful charitable event. Open year round, check out their events and drink specials and drop in for some delicious Cajun eats! Their proceeds from the overall weekend will benefit the Kidney Foundation.


2010

May

A Huge success once again! THANK YOU ALL! We had a beautiful day for MAPA's annual participation in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk on Milwaukee's lakefront. One of our big charity events each year and one that is near and dear to the hearts of many members.

Let's do it again this year... MAPA Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk on Milwaukee's Lakefront. This is one of most generously supported events by MAPA members for over 10 years. Walk with us on the Milwaukee Lakefront! All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society for this most worthy cause.
Meet at Discovery World at 9:15 am (look for the MAPA banner).