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From Champaign, Illinois and now celebrating their 21st year as a touring band and still going strong, The Boat Drunks have performed from coast to coast with nearly every member of Jimmy Buffett’s Coral Reefer Band and have opened shows for Jimmy Buffett, The Beach Boys and Little Feat among many others. Other notable shows include playing outside of Wrigley Field in July 2011 prior to a Cubs-White Sox game, performing in 2015 at a Stanley Cup party for Coach Joel Quenneville of the Chicago Blackhawks, playing “Margaritaville” Theme Nights for the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium from 2016-21, for the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field, at the United Center for the Chicago Blackhawks and for many other Margaritaville-sponsored events. Their set includes many fan-favorite Buffett hits, original music from their five studio albums and other covers ranging from Little Feat to Johnny Cash to The Beatles and more. The Boat Drunks perform at many “Parrothead” fundraising festivals across the country and their originals have been heard on Buffett’s Radio Margaritaville, Sirius/XM Channel 24 as well as many other “trop-rock” radio stations and podcasts. The band has been voted the Trop Rock Band of the Year six times (most recently in 2021) by the Trop Rock Music Association ‘s members. Additionally, the members of Trop Rockin’ Magazine voted the band as Band of the Year in 2019 for the second consecutive year. Their latest album, released on October 24, 2019 and titled “Tidal Tracks”, features 22 originals and 6 classic covers recorded live by the band on July 3, 2019 at The City Center in Champaign, IL. The recording is their first live album as a band and features guest appearances by co-founder Jake Tatar, his son Jackson Tatar and Champaign vocalist Dawna Nelson

Their music can be found on CD Baby, Itunes, at www.boatdrunks.com, YouTube and on Facebook.