About Us


The purpose of our organization is to promote the Latitude 34.4 PHC- a Parrot Head club, as a humanitarian group supporting community and environmental issues in the LOU community and in other areas of North Mississippi. 

Our organization will engage in activities which are charitable, high spirited, and promote the general welfare of the entire North Mississippi area. We are dedicated to leaving things just a little better than we found them and having a blast doing it!

We will be active in community projects and concerns as a means of social interaction with like-minded people who enjoy the lifestyle, tropical spirit and music of Jimmy Buffett.

We hope to increase our membership and  benefit our community and environment as we PARTY WITH A PURPOSE!

To that end, let me welcome you to the Latitude 34.4 Parrot Head Club.


Rick Halsted

Founder & President


We engage in activities that are charitable, educational and that promote the general welfare of the community. Latitude 34.4 Parrothead Club is a Not-For-Profit Corporation, whose purpose is to assist in community and environmental concerns and provide a variety of social activities for people who are interested in the music of Jimmy Buffett and the tropical lifestyle he personifies. 


As Parrot Heads, we are fans of Jimmy Buffett, singer, songwriter, author, businessman, and movie producer. Jimmy Buffett performs a unique style of music that comprises aspects of country, reggae, pop, jazz, and folk styles – all with a taste of the Caribbean. Jimmy, himself, calls it Caribbean rock.

Simply put, Parrot Heads are fans of singer–songwriter Jimmy Buffett’s tropically influenced beach/rock/folk music. They know the words to all of his songs and the punch lines to all of his jokes. When Jimmy and the Coral Reefer Band come to town, parking lots are turned into beaches and cars become tiki bars. The yearly concert tour is a rite of summer passage for Parrot Heads that combines the best of Mardi Gras, Carnival, the Fourth of July, and a beach party.

Being a Parrot Head is also much more. For most Parrot Heads, there is a specific state of mind that comes with their condition. Age has nothing to do with it. Through his music and writings, Parrot Heads vicariously experience Jimmy’s lifestyle: the party, the ocean, the sunshine, and a relaxed sense of freedom are a part of it. And that freedom is most appealing; it allows us to express our feelings and creativity in whatever manner we choose and allows us to escape from the rat race to our own little tropical paradise, if only for a little while.