Buffett to Perform in Tulsa for Margaritaville Opening

posted August 25th, 2016 at 11:51 am

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by Josh

Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Casino and restaurant opened its doors on Thursday in Tulsa, and officials said that Jimmy will play at the new theater in late January:

Jimmy Buffett is tentatively set to play the new showroom at Margaritaville on Jan. 28, Creek Nation officials announced Thursday during the grand opening for the casino.

The resort will feature a 2,500-seat concert venue.

The new 50,000-square-foot Margaritaville casino is the first part of the resort to open. A 483-room hotel hotel will open inl December; the theater and the outdoor area next to the river will be ready in 2017.


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Buffett’s New Christmas Album Coming in October

posted August 23rd, 2016 at 4:07 pm

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A few more details have been revealed for Jimmy Buffett’s upcoming Christmas album, including a release date and the cover art.

The album, entitled “‘Tis The Season,” will be released on October 28th. You can pre-order now thru Mailboat Records for $9.99.

More details will be revealed soon.

Jimmy’s first holiday album, Christmas Island, was released in 1996.




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Margaritaville is Coming to Atlanta’s Centennial Park

posted August 19th, 2016 at 7:54 am

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The Atlanta Business Chronicle is reporting that Jimmy Buffett is planning to bring his Margaritaville restaurant to Atlanta’s Olympic Centennial Park.

Its development executives have been working closely with the owners of SkyView Atlanta, which wanted to add another attraction…



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Late Summer Tour Leg Swings Through Bangor

posted August 19th, 2016 at 7:46 am

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Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band played a show in Bangor, Maine for the first time on Thursday night.

The Bangor Daily News has a review of the show:

Buffett, who turns 70 this year, played a two-hour-plus set crammed with hits, fan favorites and a few deep cuts from his 27 albums. From radio standards such as “Margaritaville” and “Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes” to stripped down acoustic versions of songs such as “Delaney Talks to Statues” and the jaunty “Pencil Thin Mustache,” Buffett is the consummate showman.

Though this was the first time Buffett and his 11-piece Coral Reefer Band have played in Bangor, the singer is no stranger to the state — he’s visited many times on his own, and he has had boats built at Hinckley in Southwest Harbor. From the stage, Buffett remarked that he finally got to play a show in Bangor, and that the seafaring culture in Maine fits right in with his beach-friendly music.

“We finally made it!” said Buffett, early on in his set. “I’ve built boats here, I’ve had fun here, and now finally get to come play here in ‘Bangah.’”

More than 15,000 people crowded into the Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion, with big lines at the gates, at the T-shirt stand and at the frozen margarita booth — a new addition to the venue for 2016, and likely much appreciated by Parrotheads.

Read the full review and see photos from the show at BangorDailyNews.com.

Jimmy makes his annual trek to Mansfield, MA on Saturday and then plays shows next week in Pittsburgh, Wantagh NY, Camden NJ. Buffett will also play shows in September in Omaha, East Troy WI, and Paris.

There’s still time to get tickets to see Jimmy this year. Find tickets now.


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Jimmy Drops by Wyndham Championship

posted August 16th, 2016 at 11:23 am

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Jimmy Buffett jetted into Greensboro, NC on Monday and played one song at the temporary Margaritaville bar that was set up at the Wyndham Championship golf tournament:

The crowd gathered a little before 4 p.m. in the hot, open-air Margaritaville bar set up in front of Sedgefield Country Club’s stately Tudor clubhouse for the Wyndham Championship.

A few hundred people listened and sang along with “20 Ride,” a Zac Brown tribute band from Charlotte. But they were waiting for more. Word was out: Jimmy Buffett would visit this temporary bar based on his chain of 24 permanent Margaritavilles in the U.S., Mexico and Carribean.

“He just popped in,” Wyndham tournament director Mark Brazil said. “He and the (executives) from Wyndham have gotten to be good friends. … He wanted to come out and see this Margaritaville because he’s seen the Wyndham beach on TV, and he wanted to get a look at what we’re doing. He was pretty blown away by it all.”

It was a whirlwind trip, a pit-stop in the middle of a longer trip, and Buffett was in Greensboro for less than two hours.

At last Buffett came out of the clubhouse and into the heat, ambling toward the stage. It was 5 o’clock. Of course. Because it’s always 5 o’clock somewhere.

Buffett was dressed for business: light blue shorts, a pink polo shirt, and battered blue Converse Chuck Taylor sneakers with no laces. His curly gray hair poked out from beneath a white Navy Sailing baseball cap, his eyes hidden behind gold-framed aviator sunglasses with dark brown lenses.

Read the full article.

(hat tip Tim)


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Tulsa Margaritaville Set to Open in Two Weeks

posted August 15th, 2016 at 9:54 am

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Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville restaurant at River Spirit in Tulsa will open in two weeks:

The restaurant, part of the casino’s 1.2 million-square-foot expansion, is scheduled to open Aug. 25.

Construction workers and kitchen staff are busy putting the finishing touches on the long-awaited restaurant, a collaboration between the Muscogee (Creek) Nation and the Jimmy Buffett hotel and resort empire.

Along with a casino and convention center space, the restaurant represents the first phase of the new tower. The 27-story hotel is set to open in December and a 2,500-seat-plus theater is set in January. A Ruth’s Chris Steak House is also set to open.

Read more at Tulsa World.

The restaurant is also hiring right now. Check their website for more info.


Tagged in Business Empire, Margaritaville Cafes



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