About Us

About Us (We’re a Piece of Work!)

Where is our One Particular Harbor? It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere at HB Jones (551 S York Rd, Elmhurst, IL) where Landfall is every third Wednesday at 7:30. We start with a brief meeting to take care of club business, we highlight upcoming events, welcome new members and then the main emphasis is being social with some Boat Drinks and a Cheeseburger in Paradise. Attendance is not required, but it is fun!

We have A Lot to Drink About as a locally organized Parrot Head Club, recognized and supported by Jimmy Buffett and his interests in Key West, New Orleans, and Margaritaville’s everywhere! We’re a non-profit organization whose purpose is to assist in community outreach programs and to provide for its members a means of social interaction for people interested in Jimmy Buffett's music, tropical spirit, and those needing Changes in Latitude and Attitude. This is in keeping with the goals of all Parrot Head clubs on the Far Side of the World, by providing volunteer support for local and environmental concerns, as well as hosting assorted social activities for people with similar tastes and interests. We are not associated with HK Management, MCA records, or Margaritaville Records.

First, some Barometer Soup....Our official name is the CHICAGO PARROT HEAD CLUB. Back in the early spring of '93 some Fruitcakes from the Chicago area heard about the National Parrot Head Clubs that were blowing up around the country like a Volcano and realized that Sweet Home Chicago could use one too. It was originally called the Midwest Caribbean Association, and then added Chicago Parrothead Club. With more clubs sprouting up, we were no longer the only Midwest club so we dropped MCA! Inquiries and plans were made, volunteers were drafted, and by the time summer rolled around the club had a License to Chill with Fins Up! To date, we are almost 200 members strong, with more nibbling at our bait (including you!). Another Trip Around the Sun and here we are over 20 years later, Growing Older But Not Up!

What are The Stories We Could Tell? According to the Coconut Telegraph, this could be anything from a trip to the zoo to decorate a Christmas tree; Scavenger hunts; the Train Pub Crawl; our Great Highway Clean-Ups; the Alzheimer’s Memory Walk; CONCERTS! Pouring beer at Misericordia; Baking Day at Misericordia; Candy Days; House Concerts (where we bring in local or national Trop Rock performers for some Six String Music up close); Beach Bikers motorcycle run; clothing and food drives; collect pop tops for Ronald McDonald House; toiletries for a women’s shelter or Veterans; and much, much more! Some of our best Peanut Butter Conspiracy’s have come from our members, so if you have any, let us know.

Our largest Party at the End of the World event is Chicago Summer Chi.ILL. A weekend Holiday in late July/early August with live music, auctions, and raffles where you’ll Wonder Why you Ever Go Home! With A Little Love and Luck we raise money to benefit Cornerstone Inc. Every year you can find us Conky Tonkin’ a Tailgreat Party before the Buffett concert, attracting members from clubs all over the country. Wherever the Big Top goes, whether the burbs or In The City, we go!

We also support other clubs’ events – which leads to a Pascagoula Run ROAD TRIP to get our own Gypsies in the Palace! Including the Back to the Island convention Meeting of the Minds in Key West in November! A large number of our club members are Off to See the Lizard each year for this event with 3000 of our closest Parrothead phriends (sometimes Jimmy even shows up!!!)
Don’t say Someday I will, join us since the Tiki Bar is Open! The Wino and I Know that you get a new group of fellow Parrot Heads to socialize with, a club t-shirt, you will definitely be a Jolly Mon, and have access to all kinds of great social and charitable events. You'll also have an official pipeline to the latest news about Jimmy and fellow Parrot Heads, access our monthly newsletter, and help us keep people wondering if We are the People our Parents Warned us About. Sign up today, and hope to see you Manana! But Come Monday, Only Time Will Tell!

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