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Local band to open for Jimmy in Tampa

posted October 30th, 2007 at 10:09 pm

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by Josh

Tampa Bay favorite De Lei’d Parrots will open for Jimmy Buffett at the Ford Amphitheater for this week’s two shows on November 1st and 3rd according to Tampa Bay Newspapers.

De Lei’d Parrots are Connie Church, steel drum, percussion and vocals; Paul Anthony, guitar and vocals; Tim Miller, keyboards and vocals; Greg Seitz, bass guitar and vocals; and Huey Carter, drums and vocals.

The band will be performing on Stage B at the Ford Amphitheatre on Nov. 1 and 3.

Read the entire article here.


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Phoenix Margaritaville set for November opening

posted October 30th, 2007 at 9:09 pm

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Jimmy Buffett’s latest Margaritaville Cafe will open in November at the Westgate City Center in Glendale, Arizona (a Phoenix suburb), according to the Phoenix Business Journal.

Besides serving up some famous Margaritas, frozen concoctions, boat drinks and cold beer, Margaritaville offers its signature Cheeseburger in Paradise, fresh island style seafood and regional favorites.

The restaurant is designed like an actual marina and features a concert stage, patio and balcony seating, an indoor and outdoor bar, and a retail store.

Read the entire article here.

Learn more about Buffett’s business ventures here.


Tagged in Business Empire, In The News, Margaritaville Cafes



Buffett plays second show from Las Vegas

posted October 28th, 2007 at 9:42 am

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by Josh

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band played the second of two shows from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday night.

Notable songs from the set list included “God
s Own Drunk,” a cover of Bob Dylan’s “Rainy Day Women,” and a great final encore of “We Are The People Our Parents Warned Us About.”

View the entire set list along with Bamafan’s show review here.

Did you attend the show? Post your experience and comments on our Discussion Board. Got pictures? Upload them to our Photo Gallery.

The tour continues Thursday, November 1st in Tampa, Florida.


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New Book: The Unofficial JB Concert Guide

posted October 26th, 2007 at 9:44 am

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by Josh

Elizabeth & John Encarnacion have written a new book entitled “The Jimmy Buffett Concert Handbook. The Unofficial Guide.”

Here’s your passport to Margaritaville! Over the years, Jimmy Buffett’s yearly concert tours have evolved into beach-themed extravaganzas. But as any true Buffett fan knows, to fully experience the fun you have to plunge into the pre-concert tailgate. This annual ritual can intimidate a newbie—and even die-hard “Parrotheads” need inspiration to make their parties stand out. That’s where this comprehensive handbook to all the great goings-on comes in.

It’s got essential Parrothead information, from details about Buffett’s music to background on the band to stories behind some of his famous songs. You’ll learn how to dress for the show, how to decorate your car, the A-Z of tailgating tools, recipes for Buffet gourmet classics such as a Cheeseburger in Paradise and the perfect margarita, and much more!

The book is due out June 3rd, 2008. Pre-Order now through Amazon!

Tip of the hat to Tom for passing this along.


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Bama Breeze Tour rolls into Las Vegas

posted October 21st, 2007 at 9:51 am

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by Josh

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band continued the 2007 Bama Breeze tour on Saturday night with the first of two shows from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Notable songs from the set list included “We Are The People Our Parents Warnes Us About,” and a great performance of “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” by ukulele master Jake Shimabukuro and percussionist Robert Greenidge.

View the entire set list along with Bamafan’s show review here.

Did you attend the show? Post your experience and comments on our Discussion Board. Got pictures? Upload them to our Photo Gallery.

The tour continues Saturday night, October 27th, with the second of two shows from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.


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Buffett plays the historic Fillmore in San Francisco

posted October 18th, 2007 at 9:52 am

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by Josh

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band continued the 2007 Bama Breeze tour on Thursday night with a show from the historic Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco, California.

Highlights from the show included the rarely played “God’s Own Drunk,” and the first ever Buffett performance of Bob Dylan’s “Rainy Day Women.”

View the entire set list along with Bamafan’s show notes here.

Did you attend the show? Post your experience and comments on our Discussion Board. Got pictures? Upload them to our Photo Gallery.

The tour continues Saturday night with the first of two shows from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.


Tagged in Concerts, Touring



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