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Dr. John

Dr. John
May 5, 2014

A legend brings his unique blend of voodoo mysticism, funk, rhythm & blues, psychedelic rock and Creole roots to the island.

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Sandbar Session Review: Taj Mahal
March 27, 2014


Composer, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Taj Mahal is one of the most prominent and influential figures in late 20th century blues and roots music. Though his career began more than four decades ago with American blues, he has broadened his artistic scope over the years to include music representing virtually every corner of the world – west Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe, the Hawaiian islands and so much more. What ties it all together is his insatiable interest in musical discovery. Over the years, his passion and curiosity have led him around the world, and the resulting global perspective is reflected in his music today. Taj has been nominated for nine GRAMMY® Awards.


Sandbar Session Review: America
May 18th, 2013


On May 18th, 2013, the legendary band AMERICA performed at Little Palm Island as part of the wildly popular Sandbar Sessions. An intimate group of 100 guests enjoyed an unforgettable evening in paradise. With 80 degree temperatures, an ocean breeze and great songs like “Ventura Highway” and “Sister Golden Hair” drifting over the crowd - the night was amazing.

PAST EVENT: Rickie Lee Jones

Sandbar Session Review: Rickie Lee Jones
November 7th, 2012.

Rickie Lee Jones has made a career of fearlessly experimenting with her sound and her persona. Her unforgettable 1979 debut landed her two Rolling Stone covers in two years, and elements of her image were absorbed into the culture, from the Chuck E. Cheese pizza chain to the interest in jazz and signature costume (fingerless gloves, spandex, hat) from so many female pop singers who followed.

Never content with one style or identity, though, she went on to create such masterworks as Pirates and The Magazine, and to delve into such daring projects as the pioneering electronic accompaniment of 1997’s Ghostyhead and her impressionistic representations of the words of Jesus Christ on The Sermon on Exposition Boulevard in 2007. Now she brings this exploratory bravery to The Devil You Know—to the desolation of the New Orleans lament “St. James Infirmary” and the solace of Tim Hardin’s “Reason to Believe".


Sandbar Session Review: Keb Mo
March 21, 2012

Keb Mo is a master at blending blues, jazz, r&b and soul through melody and rhythm. Keb Mo captured the lucky island gathering with his musical spirit and virtuosity. Many die hard fans of the Sandbar Sessions returned for this event on March 21, 2012. May new guests enjoyed the show as well and vowed to return for the next session in this amazing setting. What a magical night in the tropics!

PAST EVENT: Aaron Neville

Sandbar Session Review: Aaron Neville 
October 19th, 2011


If you were lucky enough to be amongst the intimate crowd of 100 guests to attend the Aaron Neville Sandbar Session on October 19th, then we don’t need to tell you what a spectacular evening ensued. Aaron Neville serenaded the shores of Little Palm Island with his enchanting vocal melodies, inviting nostalgic and romantic memories with his classic hits. New, soulful tunes stunned the crowd as Aaron sang angelically in front of a sparkling ocean background. Make sure you don’t miss our next Sandbar Session. You never know which of your favorite artists will vie to play at this one of a kind venue. Check in regularly for new acts here.

PAST EVENT: Indigo Girls

Sandbar Session Review: Indigo Girls
Monday, February 21, 2011


Oh what a night! For more than two decades, Indigo Girls Amy Ray and Emily Saliers have presented some of their best music in front of cheering crowds. Sometimes in the cramped confines of a small club, sometimes in a vast arena packed with thousands - but for 100 lucky guests, the sand at Little Palm Island proved to be the experience of a lifetime!

The Grammy-winning singer-songwriters celebrated their long-standing passion for live performances - featuring songs from their upcoming release, Staring Down the Brilliant Dream on IG Recordings/Vanguard Records. Available on June 29th, the two-disc CD features 31 songs, each hand-selected by the duo to capture the most memorable moments of their 2006-2009 shows.