PHiP’s Annual Meeting of the Minds 2024

Tuesday, October 22nd – Sunday, October 27th, 2024

I Have Found Me A Home

MOTM is the annual PHiP convention held annually during the end of October and beginning of November. While previously hosted in New Orleans and Key West, the new home of MOTM is Gulf Shores, Alabama and is always subject to change. It is open to any member of a PHiP sanctioned Parrot Head Club covering several days and nights of friendship, fun, food and great music, with a few optional meetings and seminars thrown in the mix.

Registration is OPEN!

MOTM 2024 Artists

Aaron Scherz

Aaron Scherz

Aaron always knew he was going to do something "different". But he couldn't have imagined that "different" would involve tropical islands, sail boats, catamarans, Parrotheads, Meeting Of The Minds, Coral Reefers, and a multi-platinum Songwriting career!
Thom Shepherd

Thom Shepherd

Thom is the reigning People’s Choice Awards Singer Songwriter of the Year. Originally from St. Louis, MO, he is the writer of two number one country hits, “Riding with Private Malone” and “Redneck Yacht Club,” three Texas Music number ones, has had over 100 songs recorded by other artists, two songs on Grammy nominated albums, and multiple top ten hits nationwide and in Texas.
Sunny Jim

Sunny Jim

A live performance by James “Sunny Jim” White calls up sea breezes, palm trees. sandy beaches and good tropical vibes.
Heather Vidal

Heather Vidal

Heather Vidal has evolved into a singer/songwriter who has spent the past 25 years performing with an acoustic duo called Copper Sky. At the same time she has been a collaborator with several musicians in the TropRock genre including Dennis McCaughey, who opened doors to the Parrot Head community fundraisers and house concerts which are held all over the country.
Coley McCabe

Coley McCabe

Coley is the TRMA Female Vocalist of the Year. Her song “Grow Young With You” was featured in the Natalie Portman / Ashley Judd film, “Where The Heart Is,” and she co-wrote the top 5 Platinum-selling SheDaisy hit “Lucky 4 U.” She hails from West Virginia and has had songs recorded by artists ranging from Bill Anderson to Loretta Lynn. She also starred in the film “Alabama Love Story.”
Jim Mayer

Jim Mayer

Coral Reefer Band Bassist Jim Mayer added to the roster of performers at the 30th Annual Meeting of the Minds, brought to you by Margaritaville Island Reserve.
Wheeland Brothers

Wheeland Brothers

The Wheeland Brothers combine fun, catchy melody and lyrics with the cool attitude and positive energy of reggae, as well as the down-to-earth, organic honesty of acoustic rock, ukulele lullabies, and flip flop hip hop. Sunshine music inspired by waves, hangin’ with friends, and dreaming of distant shores.
Christopher Dale
Bob Karwin

Bob Karwin

Bob learned to perform on the stages of Boston's college bars in the early nineties. Armed with just a guitar and microphone he built a following on high energy one man shows.
Mike Nash

Mike Nash

No matter where the road leads, I'll always have sand in my boots...
Eric Darken

Eric Darken

For over 30 years Eric Darken has worked as a studio and touring percussionist for some of the biggest bands and artists in the world. His artistry, innovation and creative approach to rhythm and sounds is something artists and producers from around the world have called upon him to share.
Jim Hoehn

Jim Hoehn

Jim Hoehn is a career journalist/author/songwriter who has carved out a surprisingly successful niche as a performing songwriter since first stumbling out of the press box with a guitar.
Erica Sunshine Lee

Erica Sunshine Lee

Country Music Singer/Songwriter and Nashville Recording Artist Erica Sunshine Lee has earned the reputation of "Hardest Working Woman in Country Music” due to her uncompromising work ethic, established during her up-bringing in northeast Georgia.
Jonas Lorence Band

Jonas Lorence Band

The Jonas Lorence Band is a party band that specializes in their own blend of Texas Trop Rock with a bluesy edge BUT also covers a lot of fun classic rock hits and beach bar favorites from Kenny Chesney to Jim Morris.
Brent Burns

Brent Burns

This son of the desert has become the poet laureate of the beach.
Nadirah Shakoor

Nadirah Shakoor

The lovely, multi-talented Grammy nominee, singer, dancer and recording artist Nadirah Shakoor will be appearing as part of Coley McCabe's "Girls Just Wanna Have Rum" on the www.MyWorldMeds.com Stage.
Yachtley Crew

Yachtley Crew

Yachtley Crew, the seven-piece band who burst onto the California club scene in 2017, selling out countless local venues before exploding into a nationally recognized touring act have just released their debut six-song EP, Seas the Day via Jimmy Buffett’s Mailboat Records.
Matt Hoggatt

Matt Hoggatt

Matt Hoggatt is a police detective, singer/songwriter and radio personality from the Mississippi Gulf Coast
Jerry Diaz

Jerry Diaz

Your tropical getaway is waiting. And Jerry Diaz is your tour guide.
Robert Greenidge
Peter Mayer

Peter Mayer

Peter Mayer is a guitarist, vocalist, songwriter, touring musician and recording artist in Nashville, Tennessee. With his unique writing style, distinctive voice and virtuoso musicianship, Mayer creates compelling and soulful music for an electrifying live performance.
Jimmy & The Parrots

Jimmy & The Parrots

Grab your beach chair, your suntan oil, and your favorite drink, and get ready for a trip to the islands!
Mac McAnally

Mac McAnally

He’s as accomplished as a musician could ever strive to be. He’s an inductee of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, having penned number one hits for Alabama, Sawyer Brown, Shenandoah and Kenny Chesney. He’s been a central member of Jimmy Buffett’s Coral Reefer Band for decades.
John Frinzi

John Frinzi

A gifted singer and songwriter, John Frinzi has built an audience through craft and originality.
The Boat Drunks
Darby Ledbetter
Donny Brewer

Donny Brewer

Donny Brewer is a Central Texas born and bred multi-instrumentalist with over 30 years experience entertaining crowds in all genres in all parts of the world. Though he has been writing and recording Trop Rock all his life, he was not discovered until 2012 after releasing his first of five beach and escapism themed albums, Live Like Jimmy Buffett.
Reggie Starrett
Doyle Grisham

Doyle Grisham

The MOTM Team is pleased to announce that Coral Reefer Doyle Grisham will be joining us for the epic celebration at the 30th Annual Meeting of the Minds, brought to you by Margaritaville Island Reserve Resorts.
Kelly McGuire

Kelly McGuire

Kelly made a living at music for 15 years before starting to write songs. Now 5 CDs later with songwriting awards, an Album of the Year award from the Texas Music Awards as well as nominations for Entertainer of the Year & Producer of the Year- he is living a dream!

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The Venues

GULF SHORES

This resort community is known for its bright white beaches and soothing warm water. MOTM 2024 will be held across three amazing venues: The Hangout, LuLu’s, and the Flora-Bama! Each has it’s own charm and character every guest will enjoy!

Check out our list of preferred hotels for your lodging needs:

MOTM News & Updates

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Gulf Shores Attractions

Gulf Shores, located on Alabama’s Gulf Coast and pristine beaches has a zoon, trails and a pier, plus a golf course and a zip line over the dunes. To the west, sea turtles and migratory birds thrive among the coastal habitats of Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge.

There is so much to explore in beautiful Gulf Shores! Check out our guide to get you going!

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MOTM Annual Bag Stuffing

Volunteer for the annual MOTM bag stuffing and kick off the event with a group of fun loving peeps! More info here about how fun it is and why you want to do this!

MOTM is out for Blood!

As we ready for a historic turnout at MOTM23, let’s make sure we Parrot Heads continue our historical awesomeness at the annual LifeSouth Drive. Take home a tee-shirt, a gift card, and/or the good feeling of knowing you’ve literally given of yourself to help a stranger who needs you.

Appointment sign ups coming soon!

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