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Music treats for Parrot Heads

EmeraldFest Concert Series Kicks Off June 15
The 2017 EmeraldFest Concert Series kicks off on Thursday, June 15 at 6:30 pm at the Western Ocean Regional Access!
Free outdoor concerts will be held each Thursday evening throughout the summer!  Bring your blanket or chair, and come on out and enjoy some great music with us!
Free concerts are also offered in Swansboro each Sunday evening throughout the summer.  Check out the EmeraldFest and SwanFest lineups at .



Parrot Heads in Paradise Scholarship Essay Contest


It’s that time of year again for the PHiP Scholarship Essay Contest,  and we want to let members  know of this great opportunity.
We are proud to announce that the PHiP Scholarship Essay Contest for 2017 is NOW OPEN!!!!!!

Summary of the PHiP Scholarship:

The PHiP Scholarship is for current Parrot Head Club Members of an officially Chartered Chapter or their children or wards of Parrot Head Club Members, for post secondary education.

This program was established in 2008. Three scholarships will be awarded in 2017. The funds may be used for tuition, books or living expenses, at an accredited four-year university or college of the student’s choice. The award will be paid to the winners’ school account, when a student account is established.

PHiP awards 3 awards in the amounts of:

First Place: $5,000
Second Place: $3,000
Third Place: $2,000

Eligibility: Parrot Head Club Members and members children (Sorry nieces, nephews or other extended family members beyond those mentioned are not considered eligible)

The Scholarship instructions and application can be found on the PHiP Website at:

It is VERY important the applicant follow ALL of the rules and instructions. Only typed, electronic submissions will be accepted. Incomplete applications will not be considered eligible.

Make no references to your identity, your local parrot head club or your location in your essay entry OR your question and statement responses.

All applications must be signed at the appropriate place. We accept electronic signatures.

To Apply: Complete the Parrot Head Scholarship Application found on the PHiP website at Please email your completed application and essay to:

David Cohen
PHiP Secretary


Low Country Parrot Head Event and EI Parrot Heads are invited

We got a personal invitation from the Low Country Parrot Heads to join them in their  13th Annual Mardi Crawl on Shem Creek, February 25th, 2017.  It’s the weekend prior to Fat Tuesday! Funds raised benefit the Alzheimer’s Association and Pet Helpers.  Note from them is below.  The Club is in the Charleston area.  The date is Feb. 25th and if you click on the link, you can find out more.
The format will be very similar to last year with a  pre-party on Friday night(6-9pm) at RB’s right next to Red’s Icehouse.  We had so much fun at it last year and want to do it again this year.  We feel that this part is purely the Parrothead Spirit of the Crawl. We plan to have live music, fun and lots of surprises.
Our host hotel will be Quality Inn (same as last year) and we will run a shuttle back and forth prior and after the Crawl.
Saturday is the main event with one addition – we have added a restaurant down the Creek,The Wreck. We will provide land and water transportations to them throughout the Crawl as well as the other points on the creek.  The views from The Wreck are absolutely wonderful. So the participating restaurants will be Red’s; RB’s; The Shelter; Shem Creek Bar and Grill; Vickery’s and The Wreck!  The Crawl is from 1-6PM with an after-party at Red’s after that.  Many of our participating restaurants will have live music during the day.
Changes to let you know on the Creek from last year.  The office building on the corner of Coleman and Mill St is closer to completion and we will be able to use their parking facility.  The Parking lot between the new office building and Red’s Icehouse will be paved by the time we have the Crawl.  The docks the Vickery’s side of the creek are finished with a stairway to Coleman Blvd on the Vickery’s side only. That means that the water taxis will be able to take you to that side of the creek this year.  The dock is now part of the Town of Mount Pleasant Parks and is a beautiful walkway.
Online Preregistration is at and still only $25.  If you register prior to February 11th – you will receive a wonderful commemorative T-shirt.  After that point and walk up registration ($30) will be amazing SWAG.
I would really appreciate having you pass this information on to your club members and I look forward to having you celebrating the Crawl with us.
Please let me know if you have any questions,
Kris Moore
Lowcountry Parrothead Club

Upcoming Parrot Head fun!

June 22nd, Wednesday at the Emerald Club 5-8 PM there will be a promotional with Sam Adams. They will be there handing out all kinds of freebies and will have 4 different Sam Adams beers  and free food, and a cornhole tournament starting at 6. Cool prizes!.

June 25th Saturday – Salty Air Market Fundraiser for Hospice – Hats off to Hospice.

Our own Jack Synan, proprietor of Black Dog Provisions is catering.  This will be a day of music and entertainment in Cedar Point to benefit the Crystal Coast Hospice House.  There will be live music, a beer and wine tent, raffles, games and hat contests.  Jack is in need of some volunteers that would like to spend some time starting at 10:00 AM on Saturday to help him plate and serve the food he is providing for the event and to collect money.  Two hour shifts. Contact Jack at (919)697-3794 if you can help him with this worthy event!  And don’t forget to stop by for some BQ and fun.

First Friday PHlocking – July 1st 7 PM
– WEAR YOUR PATRIOTIC BEST and let the fireworks begin! Start your weekend holiday fun at the Parrot Head’s “ALMOST 4TH OF JULY” phlocking! The festivities begin at 7 p.m.,  at the Emerald Club where you can participate in the “Patriot games,” dance your happy feet off, or just relax and enjoy the phlock! Good food and great tunes will be provided. You are welcomed to bring and share a holiday appetizer! Not a member yet? No worries, you can “join up” on the premises. Bring $10.00 and see one of our recruits! Don’t miss this!

August 7th Sunday save the date for the Annual Island/Sand Bar Party.  We will have sign up sheets as we need some folks to coordinate the event, people with boats who can ferry people without boats, purchasing food, cooking burgers and hotdogs etc.  Save the date and sign up at the July PHlocking!

First Friday PHlocking – June 3rd 7 PM at the Emerald Club

Now that all y’all have recovered from the Beach Bicycle Poker Run, it is time to get the creative juices flowing again!  This Friday’s PHlocking will be getting us ready for summer at the Fair.  Yep, we will be having a Parrot Head PHair,  just like the county or state fairs!  There will be booths where you can try your luck at winning prizes.  We are looking for Parrot Heads to dress the part by picking  a favorite  PHair activity be that a Bearded Lady, pig run, tractor pull, dwarf bowling, biggest cabbage, livestock judging, sheep……??? , rodeo fun….well you get the idea.  Hope to see you there…at the PHair!

Emerald Isle Hands Across the Sand

Please join the community as we stand for clean oceans and renewable energy. (see attached flyer)   We will gather at the ocean by the Emerald Isle Pier at 11:50.  We encourage you to ride your bike or walk but if you drive, the parking fee is $15 and refundable if you are there less than 30 minutes.  At noon, we will join hands for 15 minutes. A wonderful opportunity to show your support, bring your kids and grandkids and get them involved early in helping to nurture and protect our Earth.

This event is worldwide and is growing every year.  Hands Across the Sand / Land, founded in 2010, grew into an international movement after the BP oil disaster in April of that year. People came together to join hands, forming symbolic barriers against spilled oil and to stand against the impacts of other forms of extreme energy.

  • This isn’t about politics – it’s about protection of our oceans and marine life, our coastal environment, our coastal economies our mountains, valleys and meadows.
  • The Hands Across the Sand/Land events are aimed at steering America’s energy policy away from its dependence on fossil fuels and towards clean energy.  We are drawing an imaginary line in the sand and on our lands, which make for a powerful image to say NO to dirty fuels and YES to clean energy.