MidWinter Meltdown
January 24 - 26, 2014

Kick off 2014 with 3 days of great music and tropical fun including the world famous Sunday morning "Drunkwriter's Brunch".

MidWinter Meltdown is a 3 day tropical themed party and music fest
that draws people from around the country and benefits local charities.

Musical Acts include:*

Calypso Nuts
Dave McKenney
Girlz Rule
Ramajay Intercoastal
Roddie Romero & the Hub City All-Stars
Sauce Boss
Tall Paul & Kristie Duet
Tropical Soul


All prices include food.

Friday: appetizers, dinner, late night appetizers
Saturday: lunch, appetizers, dinner, late night appetizers
Sunday: brunch

All events will be held at our host hotel -
the Best Western Battlefield. Be sure to ask for the special "Parrot Head" rate of $84 per night.

MidWinter Mini Mart

We have some additional space downstairs this year and will be setting up a separate vendors area at the Meltdown for the first time. Interested vendors may contact us at for information on participating in the MiniMart.

PHC Attendance Contest

The Parrot Head Club (outside of Parrotheads of the Old Dominion) bringing the most attendees to MidWinter Meltdown 12 will be recognized from the stage, be presented with a special prize, and have bragging rights for the next year! So, start getting after your folks now so your club can be in this year's winner's circle!!

Complimentary Weekend Raffles

We will presenting two lucky winners each with a great prize before the Meltdown even happens. One winner will receive a complementary weekend stay at the Best Western, and the other will attend MidWinter for free! Tickets are $5 each, with price breaks for multiple ticket purchases and will be entered into drawings for both prizes. All guests who have paid registrations are eligible to purchase raffle tickets.

Purchase tickets here

Open Mic Competition

On Saturday afternoon, January 25th, we will open up the stage to a limited number of performances by interested individuals or groups to play in front of the Meltdown crowd. But it's not just all fun and games! (well, as it turns out, it is all fun and games, but with an additional purpose). We will be building a charitable element into this Meltdown party piece, as well as allowing the audience a chance to vote on their favorite performance. In addition to accolades from the crowd, the winner will receive a cash prize!

If you are interested in taking part in the open mic competition, you can write us at Depending on the level of interest, we cannot guarantee that everyone who applies will be able to perform - so reserve early and often!

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(subject to change)

Friday | Saturday | Sunday

Dave McKenney
Dinner is served
Ramajay Intercoastal
Sauce Boss
Open Mic Competition (if sufficient contestants)
Paul and Kristie Duet
Girlz Rule
Tropical Soul
Dinner is served
The Calypso Nuts
Roddie Romero and the Hub City All-Stars
Breakfast is served
12th Annual Drunkwriter's Brunch



All Weekend (Fri/Sat/Sun)

$150 per person

Saturday and Sunday Only

$120 per person

Friday Only

$60 per person

Saturday Only

$110 per person

Sunday Only

$20 per person


Best Western Battlefield Inn
10820 Balls Ford Road
Manassas, Virginia 20110
Be sure to ask for the special "Parrot Head" rate of $84 per night.

Candlewood Suites

11220 Balls Ford Rd
Manassas, Virginia 20109

Be sure to ask for the weekend special rate of $79.99 per night.

Holiday Inn
Manassas - Battlefield

10424 Balls Ford Road
Manassas, Virginia 20109

Courtyard Manassas- Battlefield Park
10701 Battleview Parkway, Manassas, VA 20109
(703) 335-1300
(800) 321-2211 (toll-free)

Red Roof Inn
10610 Automotive Drive, Manassas, VA 20109
(703) 335-9333

Super 8 Motel
7249 New Market Court, Manassas, VA 20109
(703) 369-1700


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Please mail all correspondence to:

MidWinter Meltdown
14908 Greenhill Crossing Drive
Haymarket, Virginia 20169

or email to

Special thanks to the following PHIP Clubs for supporting our event:

Atlanta Parrot Head ClubChesapeake Parrot Head ClubCoastal Jersey Parrot Head Club
Delaware Seashore Parrot Head ClubEastern Bay Parrot Head ClubHanover Area Parrot Head Society
Key West Parrot Head ClubMetro Parrot Head ClubOBX Pirates Parrot Head Club
Ocean City Parrot Head ClubParrot Head Club of ConnecticutParrot Head Club of Richmond
Parrot Head Club of TidewaterParrot Heads in Amish ParadiseParrot Heads of North Carolina
Parrotheads of the Old DominionVirtual Parrot Head ClubWashington Area Parrot Head Club

We also have people from the following 12 states attending:


Hosted by:

Best Western
Battlefield Inn
10820 Balls Ford Road
Manassas, Virginia 20110

Net proceeds to benefit:

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Serve, Inc.

SERVE, Inc.'s Vision

No person, in our community, will have to be homeless,
no child will have to go to bed hungry and
no family will lose their dignity
or let their dreams die because of poverty.

The Parrotheads of the Old Dominion work hard to bring you the best entertainment we can for MidWinter Meltdown. However, there are some circumstances we cannot anticipate which include, but are not limited to, performer illness, weather delays, and cancellations. We will make every effort to ensure that these do not occur, but some events are simply beyond our control. Since MidWinter Meltdown is a charitable event, it is our strict policy to not issue refunds to attendees because of changes in the event or event programming.