Ring in the New Year with Radio Margaritaville

December 31st, 2007

On New Year’s Eve, check out Radio Margaritaville’s double play of two historic Jimmy Buffett concerts.

At 9:00 P.M. ET, It’s an August 2, 1977 show, recorded in New York City’s Central Park. Then at 11 pm ET, we bring you the re-broadcast of December 31, 1999 – the Millennium Show. Jimmy and the Coral Reefers are at the Universal Amphitheater in Hollywood, California, and they’ve worked up a special entrance and some unique material. Relive the most famous New Year’s performance in recent Jimmy Buffett history, with Radio Margaritaville on the web or on Sirius 31.

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Feb. 15th opening for Panama City Margaritaville

December 26th, 2007

Jimmy Buffett’s newest Margaritaville in Panama City, Florida will open February 15th, 2008 during the Grand Opening of the Pier Park development, according to the National Association of Residential Real Estate Investment Advisors.

WMBB.com has a story, with video, of the construction of Pier Park.

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Pollstar ranks Buffett #17 in Top Tours of ’07

December 26th, 2007

The touring bible Pollstar reports that 2007 was a lackluster year for tours, down 15.6% from 2006. They’ve released their Top 20 Highest Grossing Tours for 2007 and Jimmy Buffett came in #17 with $35.6 million.

The Top 5 were The Police ($131.9m), Kenny Chesney ($71.1m), Justin Timberlake ($70.6m), Celine Dion ($65.3m), and Van Halen ($56.7m).

Jimmy came in at #7 on Stubhub’s previously release list.

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Cayman Margaritaville off of probation

December 25th, 2007

The The Liquor Licensing Board for the Cayman Islands has ruled that the Margaritaville Cafe on Grand Cayman is no longer on probation. The ruling came at the Board’s quarterly meeting on Thursday. In September, the cafe was placed on probation after members of the Elmslie Memorial United Church, located next door to Margaritaville, complained that loud noise and public drunkenness was disrupting church activities.

Elmslie’s John MacMillan said the church was satisfied with the steps the venue’s management had since taken to curtail noise.

“We have taken a number of steps to become better neighbors and we have met a number of times with the church’s board,” explained Margaritaville Manager Arthur Screaton.

This has included telling DJs performing at the venue to keep music to lower levels. The venue now ensures that the large doors on its balcony are closed while DJs are performing. Speakers on the balcony are also turned off when there is entertainment inside, Mr. Screaton explained.

Mrs. Bodden–Smatt said she had recently visited the venue and noted the impressive changes management had made. “I commend you for that,” she said.

Police also confirmed they had had no complaints about the venue since it was placed on probation.

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Happy 61st Birthday to Jimmy

December 25th, 2007

BuffettWorld would like to wish Jimmy a very happy 61st birthday today! Buffett was born December 25th, 1946 to James Delaney and Mary Lorraine “Peets” Buffett in Pascagoula, Mississippi.

Other famous persons who share the same birthday with Jimmy include Sir Isaac Newton (1642), Rickey Henderson (1958), Annie Lennox (1954), Barbara Mandrell (1948), and Humphrey Bogart (1899).

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