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About Joel Dunn

Joel lives in Emerald Isle, and likes boating, fishing, and enjoying the beach life!

Jimmy Buffett’s very first SiriusXM Artist Confidential

Music December 19, 2016 Author: Kirsten Winquist

Hello! Kirsten Winquist here from Radio Margaritaville. I am so excited to share Jimmy Buffett’s very first SiriusXM Artist Confidential on Radio Margaritaville TODAY at 5pm Eastern and Pacific! (you can see the full re-play schedule below)

A little behind the scenes on this session…our SiriusXM performance theater is lovingly called “the fishbowl” by staffers. It’s called this because it’s a 20’ x 20’ space enclosed entirely by glass and yes, we managed to fit Jimmy, the entire Coral Reefer Band PLUS instruments and ME into that small space. Now, despite the glass and the tight fit, Continue reading Jimmy Buffett’s very first SiriusXM Artist Confidential

Urban Meyer on the Coconut Podcast

December 19, 2016
Author: Heikki Larsen

The Real Football Network is escaping to the Margaritaville state of mind for the Coconut Podcast called Margaritaville Football. As Jimmy Buffett’s tour traveled across the country this year, production coordinator Heikki Larsen sat down with football personalities to talk sports, music, living the Margaritaville lifestyle and more. Heikki’s guest this week is Ohio State Buckeyes football coach Urban Meyer. Read more about Heikki’s backstage interview with Coach Meyer here:

If you’ve ever seen Coach Urban Meyer on the sidelines, you’ve seen intensity. Having met him on a few occasions now, I can say that intensity is an energy that follows him throughout his day. It’s why I was a little nervous backstage this past summer in Cincinnati. On his one day off of the year, Coach Meyer was coming to the Jimmy Buffett concert and had agreed to do an interview for Margaritaville Football.
Continue reading Urban Meyer on the Coconut Podcast

Parrothead Club takes First Place in EI Christmas Parade!

Back to our winning ways again this year, the EI Parrotheads take first place with our Recycling Float. Winnings will go to Family Promise Program, serving homeless families of Carteret County. Our float was made of recycled materials (cardboard, carpet rolls, umbrellas, cans and bottles, plastic bags etc. Costumes were also recycled materials with everything from old tablecloths, trashbags, garbage, old snack and candy bags to name just a few. Parrot Heads Party (Recycle) with a Purpose!

EIPHC Recycling Float, 2016!
EIPHC Recycling Float, 2016!


Parrothead Captains do well in Swansboro Flotilla!

Emerald Isle Parrotheads Captain Jason Holland and Captain Joel Dunn each took home a prize this year in the annual Swansboro Christmas Flotilla. This event is held each year on the Friday after Thanksgiving. This year the weather was warm and pleasant, so thousands of people flocked to Swansboro for the event, lining the waterfront and the White Oak River bridge.

Captain Jason and crew took 3rd place in the large boat category (22 feet and over), with a Christmas Smiley Face with Christmas trees and tons of white lights on his 24′ pontoon, and Captain Joel and crew took 2nd (to the usual winner, the Swan) in the small boat category (21 feet and under) on the Defined Benefit, a 21′ center console, with the Christmas by the Sea (sea creatures around a Christmas tree).

Captain Jason's boat
Captain Jason’s boat – nice job for his first entry!


Captain Joel's Defined Benefit decked out for the Flotilla
Captain Joel’s Defined Benefit decked out for the Flotilla


We can’t wait until next year! Y’all make plans to come to EI and Swansboro to see the Flotilla on the Friday after Thanksgiving next year!