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Montana Courting Buffett for Next Year

posted June 11th, 2009 at 9:05 pm

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by Josh Martin

A non-profit group in Montana is trying to bring Jimmy Buffett to Red Lodge near Yellowstone for a benefit concert next year:

A non-profit group for kid’s health is looking to bring Mr. Margaritaville himself to the Yellowstone Valley for a benefit concert.

Youth Dynamic has a major promoter that is working with Jimmy Buffett’s booking agent to secure a contract for a July 2010 concert in Red Lodge. They have raised $500,000 dollars for a down payment.

Organizers said they should know by the end of July if the concert will happen and tickets will go on sale shortly thereafter. Buffett has not performed in Montana since the ’70’s.

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The concert would be held at a private ranch outside of Red Lodge. Youth Dynamics hopes to raise $1-million from the Buffett concert to support uninsured children with mental illness. Organizers say they do have a plan B in order should the Buffett contract not come through.


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Bonnaroo Music Festival Confirms Buffett for Saturday

posted June 10th, 2009 at 10:35 pm

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by Josh Martin

The Bonnaroo Music Festival’s website has confirmed what we reported Tuesday: Jimmy Buffett will join Ilo and the Coral Reefer All Stars on stage at the festival this Saturday at Noon on the Which Stage.

Purchase tickets here.

The festival takes place in Manchester, Tennessee, which is about 60 miles southeast of Nashville and northwest of Chattanooga.


Tagged in Special Appearances, Tickets, Tour Dates



Buffett in Nashville Recording Studio Today

posted June 10th, 2009 at 9:20 pm

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by Josh Martin

Jimmy Buffett is in Nashville recording music according to singer/songwriter Tommy Womack’s Facebook:

Tommy Womack: I just spent an hour in a recording studio watching Jimmy Buffet record my song. God is good.

This gives more credence to Nadirah Shakoor’s tweet that Jimmy will be at the Bonnaroo Music Festival on Saturday since this puts him within 70 miles of the venue.

There was no mention of what song was recorded.

(hat tip to a1aara for passing this along)


Tagged in Albums, Miscellaneous



Stephen Colbert’s Not in Margaritaville

posted June 9th, 2009 at 6:47 pm

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by Josh Martin

Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert is airing his show “The Colbert Report” from Iraq this week. Before the trip he did not disclose where he would be going except that it would be somewhere in the Persian Gulf.

The intro for Monday’s episode had Colbert being whisked away without him knowing where he was going. He had a checklist with places written on it and one of the locations was Margaritaville. When he arrived at a hotel, he went up to the front desk and asked where the bar was and the lady said that there was no alcohol allowed there. So Stephen then crossed off Margaritaville from his list.

You can watch the full episode here.


Tagged in Pop Culture References, Videos



Buffett Playing Bonnaroo Music Festival

posted June 9th, 2009 at 1:18 pm

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by Josh Martin

Coral Reefer Nadirah Shakoor posted via Twitter that she’ll be performing with Ilo and the Coral Reefer All-Stars at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival this Saturday and that Jimmy Buffett and Mac McAnally will also be there:

Sat. [June] 13th I’m doing Bonnaroo with Jimmy Buffett and Mac McAnally! I am honored and excited! Showtime is 12:30 pm.

The Bonnaroo festival is in Manchester, TN (60 miles southeast of Nashville). Purchase tickets.

Read about how Buffett discovered Ilo here.

Are you on Twitter? Follow us at twitter.com/BuffettWorld.


Tagged in Special Appearances, Tickets, Tour Dates



First Margaritaville in Canada Coming to Edmonton

posted June 9th, 2009 at 8:20 am

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by Josh Martin

According to the Edmonton Sun, the first Margaritaville restaurant in Canada will open next year in Edmonton:

Look for a Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Cafe to open in west-end Edmonton next year, full of boats and planes and the Key West atmosphere so celebrated in Jimmy’s tunes. It’s a happening chain stateside.

Jimmy Buffett has several Margaritaville locations in the US as well as locations in the Caribbean and Mexico.


Tagged in Business Empire, Margaritaville Cafes



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