The weather may be chilly (on some days, at least), but LuLu’s Homeport Marina keeps it tropical all year long. This vibe has inspired many of the nation’s best Trop Rock groups to make pilgrimages to the Alabama Gulf Coast to perform on the LuLu Buffet’s stage. Coconut Radio should be a crowd pleaser with their original music.

Coconut Radio is comprised of guitarist Steve Reeths and accomplished violinist Sue Kittredge. This duo came together in 1992 and began crafting their original Trop Rock sound. Since then, they have been playing “dumps and palaces” nationwide.

The band’s most recent effort “Gone Bamboo” is a testament to the relaxed, organic attitude that keeps pushing them forward. This album contains catchy tunes such as the album’s title track and “T.E.Q.U.I.L.A.” Overall, the band tends to capture the mellow nature of the tropics with songs such as “The Hammock” and “Make a Change.”

Band: Coconut Radio
Date: Jan. 3-4 at 4 p.m. daily
Venue: LuLu’s Homeport Marina, 200 E. 25th Ave. in Gulf Shores
Tickets: Free