About Laid Back Attack . . .
Laid Back Attack (LBA) is the annual summer charity musical festival staged by the Parrot Heads of Puget Sound. Held in July of each year, LBA has become the largest gathering of Parrot Heads in the Northwest and is PHoPS’ biggest charity fund raising effort of the year and features some of the finest Trop-Rock artists and bands from around the country.
Trop-Rock is a genre of popular music that incorporates elements and influences of rock and roll, reggae, country, Caribbean, calypso and zydeco with themes and musical compositions inspired by an island lifestyle. Although Trop-Rock is usually associated with southern Florida and the Gulf Coast of the United States, its roots come from artists such as Harry Belafonte and Jerry Jeff Walker. However, the origins of the genre are most often credited to the musical sound of Jimmy Buffett. Mainstream artists like Jack Johnson, the Zac Brown Band, Alan Jackson and Kenny Chesney have songs in the Trop-Rock genre.
Laid Back Attack has, over its years, raised more than $100,000 and is considered a national destination event for Parrot Heads and artists alike and draws attendees from all over the country. LBA was nominated for the Trop-Rock Music Association’s 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 Event of the Year Award.
The cost of staging Laid Back Attack is covered through the sale of business and individual sponsorships as well as the fees charged to attend the event itself. In addition, a Live and Silent Auction, as well as a 50/50 raffle, are held each year as part of Laid Back Attack to add to the events overall proceeds. Every cent raised beyond the expenses of staging the event is donated to the USO Northwest.
In order to become a sponsor or for additional questions, please contact Rob Hill or Jed Johnson via the LBA Contact webpage.
A brief history of Laid Back Attack . . . LBA History
About the Parrot Heads of Puget Sound . . .
The Parrot Heads of Puget Sound are proud to present our Annual Laid Back Attack and we need your support!
Parrot Heads of Puget Sound (PHoPS) is a 501(c)3 charitable organization with as many as 200 members in the Puget Sound area. Parrot Heads are fans of singer, songwriter, author Jimmy Buffett … those who love his music and the tropical, carefree lifestyle he personifies. With the approval of Jimmy Buffett, clubs and organizations were allowed to be formed calling themselves Parrot Head Clubs, these groups must strive to be charitable by nature.
The purpose of PHoPS is to promote friendships and organize social activities for people with similar interests, including the enjoyment of the tropical spirit of Jimmy Buffett’s music. The organization provides its members with opportunities to participate in a variety of volunteer efforts in the local, regional, and national community for social, charitable, and environmental causes. In the process of making new friends and having fun, the members work toward leaving something positive behind in our communities.
As of today, there are more than 230 Parrot Head clubs under the guidance of Parrot Heads in Paradise (PHIP), a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation, who’s purpose is to promote the international network of Parrot Head Clubs as a humanitarian group sharing information and social activities for mutual benefit. The motto of these Parrot Head clubs is “Party with a Purpose”.
Over the years, our “Phlock” has supported USO Northwest, Emmit’s Magic Animal Rescue, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Foundation, the Pediatric Infant Care Center, Children’s Orthopedic Hospital, the 3-Day Walk for Breast Cancer Awareness, Treehouse, S.A.F.E. (Save A Forgotten Equine), Wellsprings Family Services, The Humane Society, Tall Elks Therapy Program for Children, America Scores- Seattle, Northwest Harvest, Toys For Tots, the Teddy Bear Patrol, the Seafair Pirates’ Holiday Treasure Chest, and numerous other local organizations that help the community and are funded on private donations. We also support national/international disaster relief efforts such as Habitat for Humanity, the American Red Cross, and the Paradise Charitable Foundation.