PARROT TALK

Submariner Ben and Gloria at The Green Parro

Ben Recalls The Brown Derby, the Only Real Submariner’s Bar in Key West.

Ben, his wife Gloria smiling broadly across the table, is former US Navy Submarine sailor stationed here in the ‘50s when Key West was the only U.S. Submarine Base in the country, and The Green Parrot, or rather it’s previous incarnation, The Brown Derby, was the only real submariner’s bar in Key West. Speaking with […]

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itawe-correa-at-the-green-parrot-bar

It’s been way too long so we are so very happy to greet our dear friend and brother Itawe Correa, the charismatic lead vocalist from the Grammy-nominated, and Green Parrot favorite Locos por Juana, as he prepares to join Fabi World Music on The Parrot stage as part of this year’s Afro Roots Festival. Itawe […]

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Sir Peter Epitaph; “He Had Fun”

Thinking of Sir Peter this morning of The Conch Republic Independence Celebration: “We celebrate our Independence annually in a public and notorious manner”. “We exist as a ‘State of Mind,’ and aspire only to bring more Warmth, Humor and Respect to a planet we find in sore need of all three.”-Sir Peter Anderson, speaking for […]

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Cortadito at The Afro Roots Festival

The Miami Afro Roots festival, Miami’s longest-running World Music festival again travels down U.S. 1 to Key West for a special three-night celebration of cultural diversity, featuring everything from Latin funk and electric fusion to Cuban and Jamaican rhythms, creating a world-beat soundtrack that only Miami could dream up. Kicking off the three-day schedule is […]

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Veterans Day at The Green Parrot Bar

The top photo was taken in The Brown Derby over 60 years ago and the one below it was taken in The Green Parrot last Veterans Day. If you look behind them as well as over their left shoulders you can see both photos were taken with the front-corner windows of our building with the […]

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national poetry month at The Green Parrot Bar in Key West

National Poetry Month at The Green Parrot:Armor by Ann Reichmann

Thinking once again of National Poetry Month at The Green Parrot and recalling something that happened here during Jack Hackett’s “One for the Road, a Poem-a-Day” that demonstrated to me the magic that can be created by the spoken word in the simple but rich setting of a barroom. Before the band started their 5:30 […]

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For National Poetry Month, Gate A-4 Naomi Shihab Nye

For National Poetry month, for all of us, I’d like to share this poem, Gate A 4 by Naomi Shihab Nye. #gateA-4#greenparrotbar#nationalpoetrymonth#omiami#apoemaday#keywest#keywestliving#thankapoet Gate A-4 Naomi Shihab Nye, 1952 Wandering around the Albuquerque Airport Terminal, after learning my flight had been delayed four hours, I heard an announcement: “If anyone in the vicinity of Gate A-4 […]

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Green Parrot named top dive bar in South by southern living magazine

Green Parrot Named Number One Dive Bar in the South by Southern Living Magazine.

We were flattered and honored when we learned  we were named the number one dive bar in the South by Southern Living magazine. We know that of late, “dive bar” has become a wildly misapplied and overused appellation and, we also know that, for a few reasons some may even feel that the Green Parrot […]

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art kane Harlem 1958 poster on Green Parrot Wall

Art Kane’s “A Great Day in Harlem” or “Harlem 1958” Hangs Next to Parrot Stage

Sunday Jazz Continues at The Green Parrot every ‪Sunday from 1:00 to 4:30 p.m.‬ featuring  Mike Emerson, Hal Howland, Joe Dallas, and Mark Rose. As a sidebar on Green Parrot Sunday Jazz, as well as Green Parrot memorabilia, pictured here is “A Great Day in Harlem”, also known as “Harlem 1958″,  arguably the most famous Jazz photograph ever, the […]

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Andy Westcott’s Electrified Trio

It’s on again this Friday, March 12th sets at 5:30 and 9:00. High-octane barn-burners “Andy Westcott’s Electrified Trio” Andy Westcott on guitar, Henry Lysy on bass, Myles Mancuso on drums. Think Hendrix power-trio covers, hard-driving originals,and deep funk. #maskup#putyourmaskon#andywestcottband #axemangler#powertrio #hendrix#bandofgypsys#jimihendrix#buddymiles#billycox#fillmoreeast #jimfossumphotos #greenparrotbar #localsbar#bestbar#bestlivemusicvenue #livemusickeywest #livemusic #keywest #nocovernominimumnowonder

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