Last Saturday Jimmy Buffett surprised Wounded Warriors and the Metro Parrothead Club by playing a few tunes at a local fundraiser.
As you know, Parrot Heads have many distinct characteristics, including the ability to phlock to the front of, well, anything. METRO was center-stage and ready for the great music of Nancy Atlas and her band, The Nancy Atlas Project, and then the opening act walked out on stage. Jimmy Buffett appeared to entertain the Warriors and we all shared the fun!
Jimmy rocked the Square with opening song, “Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes” but then paused when he spotted a few children selling chances to win tickets to his show at Jones Beach. He purchased, and donated, ‘5 for $20’.
Margaritaville and HSN announce the launch of Margaritaville-branded merchandise, including a mix of Margaritaville’s best-selling products and exclusive items created specifically for HSN shoppers. The launch coincides with HSN’s month-long 38th Birthday celebration and features a series of “5 O’clock Somewhere” shows each Friday, starting at 5pm ET! The first 5 O’Clock Somewhere show will also feature Radio Margaritaville’s very own Kirsten!
Shop the collection online here and be sure to tune in online to watch the first 5 O’clock Somewhere show today at 5pm ET!
Paradise will soon arrive at HSN, Inc. through an expansive new partnership with Margaritaville Enterprises that will bring an impressive range of Margaritaville-inspired culinary, home, electronics, beauty and apparel products to HSN and HSNi’s Cornerstone division brands, Frontgate and TravelSmith. The largest partnership of the year for HSNi, this new collaboration represents a dynamic new distribution platform for the fast-growing Margaritaville brand, which is influenced by the laid-back, island way of life where “it’s always 5 o’clock somewhere.”
“We’re thrilled to launch this new partnership with HSNi and provide millions of new consumers the opportunity to experience the Margaritaville way of life, wherever their current latitude,” said John Cohlan, CEO, Margaritaville Enterprises. “From our island-inspired home décor and entertaining products to our frozen concoction makers and apparel, each item in the collection embodies escapism, relaxation, paradise and the Margaritaville state of mind.”
The Margaritaville-HSNi partnership officially launches today with an assortment of 142 home products appearing on the Frontgate website. This will be supported with a Frontgate catalog mailing to 10 million U.S. homes. In mid-May, HSNi’s TravelSmith brand, will offer its customers a curated mix of apparel, swimwear and accessories for both men and women on the TravelSmith website and within its catalog, just in time for the summer travel season.
In an interview with the Macomb Daily ahead of his Detroit show on Thursday, Jimmy Buffett talks about how the internet has changed the way fans get their music and how he himself might get new music to fans.
“Will we do another album? I don’t know the answer to that,” Buffett, 68, says by phone. “We’re just trying to find the system where the next batch of new music goes. It’s certainly not like it was when I started out, or for most of my career, for that matter.”
Yet Buffett acknowledges he’s still a fan of the traditional album, and he’s confident his fans feel the same way.
“For me, an album is just about adding something; if you like this, you can add it to the collection,” he explains. “I’m not out there trying to win hits or chase Grammys or (stuff) like that. I’m just trying to stay in the game at our level.”
Buffett sees the potential for using the digital world to his advantage, too — such as live or filmed streams of him and the band in the studio working on new music, and possibly investing the Parrotheads in the process.
“We can have ’em in there watching us make it, and they can say what songs they want — that’s the kind of thing I’m looking at,” he says. He also hopes that seeing an album being made will make fans more apt to actually buy it when it comes out.
Jimmy Buffett will perform on New Years Eve in New York City for the first time this year:
Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band will ring in the New Year at Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Dec. 31, 2015. The show will mark Buffett’s first ever New Year’s Eve show in New York City. Tickets are scheduled to go on sale in September.
During the Brooklyn show, the world-renowned Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest on ABC will broadcast a special Jimmy Buffett performance live from Barclays Center.
Not only can fans of the Pascagoula native be able to watch him on ABC-TV, the show will be streamed live on both www.margaritaville.tv and RadioMargaritaville as well.
Jimmy Buffett has a cameo in the new Jurassic World movie:
You might not recognize him at first, but according to the film’s production designer, Buffett was double-fisting liquor and mugging for the camera as the sky fell down around him. “It’s just a little tiny bit when the Pteranodons start to attack and you see him running, and he’s holding a couple of margaritas,” Edward Verreaux told Yahoo Movies earlier this week. “He’s trying to gingerly keep the margaritas safe.”
There’s no photographic evidence of Buffett in the movie yet, but we did discover a shot of him deep within the Jurassic World website, where you can see him having a typically joyful time during a marketing photo shoot.
So, how did the 68-year-old rock legend get so involved with the movie?
Buffett has been friends with Jurassic World producer Frank Marshall for over 30 years, and they frequently work together. Buffett acted in and provided music for the 2011 Marshall-produced family film Hoot, and he had a cameo in the Marshall-directed 1995 movie Congo. The two also partnered on a Facebook game back in 2013, appropriately titled Margaritaville.