Buffetts Host Screening of New Bill Murray Film

posted September 1st, 2015 at 11:17 pm

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by Josh

Jimmy Buffett and his wife Jane hosted a special sneak screening of the new Bill Murray film “Rock the Kasbah” in the Hamptons over the weekend. Many celebrities were in attendance, including Bill Clinton, Paul McCartney, and Bruce Springsteen.

Open Road Films’s new comedy “Rock the Kasbah,” starring Bill Murray, Kate Hudson and Bruce Willis, debuted at the United Artist Theater in East Hampton, N.Y. on Friday night for a special sneak preview. The screening — presented by the Peggy Siegel Company and hosted by famed singer Jimmy Buffett and his wife Jane — was a crowd pleaser. Guests raved about Murray’s funny yet heartfelt performance as a washed up rock manager.

But it was the post-screening after party at the Blue Parrot Bar & Grill that drew the most buzz. A star-studded guest list that included Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, John Mellencamp, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and President Bill Clinton joined the film’s cast to celebrate the pic and enjoy a casual nightcap. All eyes were on Clinton. The 42nd president of the United States received the most attention and selfie requests from the partygoers. Even the musicians and actors seemed to be starstruck.

“It’s very exciting that the President is here,” Murray told Variety at the party. “It’s an honor to meet him and get to talk to him.”

Read more here.


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Summer Tour Leg Wraps Up in Wisconsin

posted August 23rd, 2015 at 10:26 pm

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by Josh

Jimmy Buffett wrapped up the summer leg of the Workin’ N’ Playin’ Tour on Saturday night at Alpine Valley Music Theater in East Troy, Wisconsin.

View the set lists from each August show below:

Jimmy’s next show is across the pond in Paris on September 26th. He’ll play a second show in Paris and then a few west coast dates in October.

View the remaining tour dates and get your tickets now!


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Buffett Joins Chorus to Remove Confederate Emblem from Mississippi Flag

posted August 16th, 2015 at 10:33 pm

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by Josh

Native Mississippian Jimmy Buffett is one of many notable sons and daughters of the state to sign a letter that appeared in Sunday’s Clarion Ledger calling for the removal of the Confederate emblem from the state flag.

In a letter appearing in a full-page ad in today’s Clarion-Ledger, author John Grisham, actor Morgan Freeman, legendary quarterback Archie Manning, “The Help” author Kathryn Stockett and others are calling for removal of the Confederate emblem from Mississippi’s state flag.

With other states removing their Confederate battle flags, Mississippi remains the last with the Confederate emblem flying over the statehouse.

“It is simply not fair, or honorable, to ask black Mississippians to attend schools, compete in athletic events, work in the public sector, serve in the National Guard, and go about their normal lives with a state flag that glorifies a war fought to keep their ancestors enslaved,” the letter says. “It’s time for Mississippi to fly a flag for all its people.”

Former Netscape CEO Jim Barksdale and Mississippi business leader Jack Reed Sr. signed the letter. So did music legend Jimmy Buffett, former Mississippi Supreme Court Justice Reuben Anderson, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Richard Ford, Grammy-winning producer Glen Ballard, Basketball Hall of Famer Bailey Howell, former Gov. William Winter, baseball legend Boo Ferriss and a host of others.

The letter is the latest in a growing wave, from House Speaker Philip Gunn to Mississippi’s SEC football coaches to the great-great-grandson of Confederate President Jefferson Davis — all saying the Confederate battle flag belongs in a museum.

“The tide is turning with business leadership saying it hurts our ability to recruit corporations and with coaches saying it hurts our ability to recruit athletes,” said state Sen. John Horhn, D-Jackson. “The flag is a turnoff.”

Read more at clarionledger.com.


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Caption Contest Winner: Art Hesson

posted August 16th, 2015 at 9:18 pm

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by Josh

Congratulations to Art Hesson for winning the latest Jimmy Buffett Caption Contest! The voting was very close, with Art winning by one vote and the second and third place finishers were also only separated by one vote.

Here’s his winning caption:

“Long pants and long sleeves!…….this man is a fake!….security!…get him off the stage!”

Patti Luigs finished second with “HE is the person your parents warned you about” and Barry Hafte was third with “This guy just outran a Raptor.”

Thanks for playing everyone!


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Get the “Workin’ N’ Playin'” Single at iTunes

posted August 15th, 2015 at 9:37 pm

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by Josh

The new single from Jimmy Buffett, “Workin’ N’ Playin’, is now available for purchase and download at iTunes.

Get it now!




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Workin’ N’ Playin’ Tour Resumes Tonight

posted August 13th, 2015 at 3:27 am

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After almost two months off, Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band will be back on the road tonight in Pittsburgh with a Workin’ N’ Playin’ Tour show at the First Niagara Pavilion.

You’ll be able to watch the concert live on Margaritaville TV and of course listen on Radio Margaritaville.

The August leg of the tour will also see shows in Mansfield MA, Wantagh NY, Camden NJ, and East Troy WI.

There’s still time to get your tickets to see Jimmy this summer or fall!


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