Tour Hits Nissan Pavilion

August 31st, 2008

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band took their 2008 Year Of Still Here Tour to the Nissan Pavilion in Bristow, Virginia on Saturday for the first of two shows. The set list, which is available here, had some rare gems, including Manana, Gypsies in the Palace, Jolly Mon Sing, and Reggabilly Hill.

View the set list here. Did you attend the show? Post your comments on our Discussion Board.

The tour continues with the second show from Nissan Pavilion on Monday.

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duPont Registry to Award Weeklong Stay at Former Buffett House

August 29th, 2008

The duPont Registry is awarding a 6 night/7 day stay at Jimmy Buffett’s former home in Key West:

duPont Registry will award a 6-night/7-day stay at a historic home in Key West, where famed musician Jimmy Buffett lived for 20 years, to a member of LuxuryRealEstate.com at the 13th Annual Luxury Real Estate Fall Conference in Philadelphia.

This prize, valued at more than $10,000, will be awarded at the Luxury Real Estate Sponsors Reception on the evening of Monday, October 13, 2008 at the Fall Conference. The conference is scheduled for October 11-14, 2008 at The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia and organizers expect more than 300 luxury professionals to attend.

“For the serious fan of recording star Jimmy Buffett, this is a dream come true,” said Eric V. Kennedy, editor-in-chief of duPont Registry. “It’s a place that captures the hidden essence of the real Key West that inspired a lifetime of musical favorites. Every step has been taken to ensure that items that were a part of Jimmy’s life here have been preserved. The result is a living museum that allows a privileged few who stay here a chance to experience the same lifestyle as the living legend who has captured the hearts and minds of so many.”

The property is located on a Key West canal with quick access to the sea. It includes a dock that can accommodate most boats. In addition, guests can enjoy a swimming pool, grill and screened patio, plus sleeping arrangements with a master bedroom with king-size bed, guest room with queen bed and a bunk room that sleeps four.

“This is the chance for a once-in-a-lifetime stay in a home that played a major part in the life of an American music icon,” Kennedy said. “Once you’ve stayed here and absorbed the history, those songs you’ve always cherished will relax you even more and sound just that much sweeter!”

Learn more here.

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New Little Feat album features Buffett

August 26th, 2008

The latest album from Little Feat entitled “Join The Band” hits stores today. The album contains several guests, including Buffett lending his vocals on “Champion of the World” and “Time Loves A Hero”. Other guests on the album include Dave Matthews, Bob Seger, Brad Paisley, Vince Gill, Brooks and Dunn, and Emmylou Harris.

Get your copy of Join The Band now!

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Mohegan Sun Margaritaville to open September 29th

August 21st, 2008

Jimmy Buffett’s latest Margaritaville cafe is scheduled to open next month at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut. Business Wire reports:

The saying, “The third time’s the charm,” couldn’t ring more true when it comes to Mohegan Sun’s third major expansion, Project Horizon. On August 29th, one of the largest gaming facilities in the world will get a little bigger as it opens the first portion of its $925 million expansion, the 64,000 square-foot Casino of the Wind, which will offer a 42-table poker room, more than 650 slot machines, 28 table games, Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, and Chief’s Deli – a quick-service restaurant.

“We are very excited to reveal Casino of the Wind to the world,” said Mitchell Etess, President and CEO of Mohegan Sun. “The Rockwell Group, who have been our architects since the beginning in 1996, have outdone themselves. This may be their best work yet.”

The new facility, which broke ground in June 2007, makes its much-anticipated debut on Friday, August 29th at 10:00am immediately following a Tribal blessing and ribbon cutting ceremony. Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville is slated to open in September 29th.

Read the entire article here, and learn more about Buffett’s business empire here.

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Win 6 Tickets to Nissan Pavilion Show

August 15th, 2008

Washington DC radio station Big 100.3 is giving away six tickets to the September 1st Buffett show at Nissan Pavilion in Bristow, Virginia.

This weekend we’re giving you a chance to win a Miller Six Pack of tickets to see Jimmy Buffett LIVE in concert at Nissan Pavilion on September, 1st!

One grand prize winner will also receive gear from Miller Lite, the Ultimate Light Beer.

It’s the ultimate party!

Check that… It’s the ultimate party for you and FIVE of your friends!

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Enter at your leisure anytime this weekend and then stick around for all of the Buffett songs we’ll be featuring all weekend long.

The party starts at 5:00 on Friday with Struber. Fins up!

Click here to register to win for free!

(hat tip to hpchuckyc for passing this along!)

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