Margaritaville Casino in Biloxi May Need Partners To Be Built

posted November 20th, 2009 at 2:58 pm

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First announced in 2007, the Margaritaville Casino project in Biloxi has been on hold for over a year and now Harrah’s Entertainment is saying they may need partners to complete the construction:

Harrah’s Entertainment may need financial partners if it wants to build the Margaritaville Casino in Biloxi with the size and scope originally intended, says a company official.

R. Scott Barber, Harrah’s mid-South regional president, tells The Sun Herald that while Harrah’s is exploring a number of opportunities, there was nothing new to report.

Barber was in Biloxi for Friday’s meeting of the Mississippi Gaming Commission.

Original plans called for a $700 million resort with 798 rooms, a full-service spa, a pool/deck area with cabanas, bar and tropical landscaping, all on 46 acres of land south of U. S. Highway 90.


Tagged in Business Empire, Casinos



Summerzcool moves North to Canada

posted November 19th, 2009 at 10:55 pm

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by Josh

The show moved North tonight as Jimmy and the band continued the Winter Session of the Summerzcool Tour with a show in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

The set list featured a few surprises tonight. The first surprise was the debut of the new song that Jimmy co-wrote with Will Kimbrough entitled “Wings.” Immediately following that Jimmy played “Jamaica Mistaica” for the first time since September 20, 2008 in Paris, France.

View the entire set list here.

Did you attend the show? Share your thoughts on our Discussion Board or post your photos in our Photo Gallery.

The 2009 Summerzcool Tour continues Saturday with a show in Uncasville, CT. There’s still plenty of time to get your tickets now!


Tagged in Concerts, Radio Margaritaville, Tour Dates, Touring



Buffett to Pair Up with Zac Brown Band for CMT Crossroads

posted November 19th, 2009 at 4:17 pm

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by Josh

According to Country Music Tattle Tale, Jimmy Buffett will team up with the Zac Brown Band for an episode of CMT Crossroads, a series that pairs country artists with musicians from other genres. Past episodes have featured Jason Aldean and Bryan Adams, Brad Paisley and John Mayer, Martina McBride and Pat Benatar, and Taylor Swift and Def Leopard.

The taping will reportedly be invitation-only in Nashville next month, with the episode airing in March.

The Zac Brown Band is one of the hottest new acts in country music, winning the 2009 ACM Award for Top New Vocal Duo or Group. They’ve had two number one singles: “Chicken Fried” and “Toes”.

Update – CMT has now confirmed this: “Jimmy Buffett, Zac Brown Band Booked for Next CMT Crossroads”

Watch the video for “Toes” below:


Tagged in Related Artists, Special Appearances, TV Appearances



Buffett on Today Show This Monday

posted November 19th, 2009 at 12:16 pm

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Jimmy Buffett will appear on NBC’s Today Show this Monday (Nov. 23rd) to promote his new album “Buffet Hotel” that drops on December 8th.

Buffett’s last appearance on Today was May 13th, 2008 when he was making the rounds promoting his book “Swine Not?”


Tagged in Albums, TV Appearances



Tour Heads North of the Border Tonight

posted November 19th, 2009 at 12:49 am

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Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band will take their Summerzcool Tour north of the border tonight for a show at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto.

Buffett will take the stage shortly after 8 pm ET and you can listen live on Radio Margaritaville on the web or Sirius 31 / XM 55.

You can follow along with the set list and chat with other parrotheads during the show on our discussion board, and also follow us on Twitter for tweets during the show.

After tonight’s show, only two tour dates remain: Saturday at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT and Tuesday at Madison Square Garden in New York City.


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Summerzcool Back On In Virginia

posted November 17th, 2009 at 10:42 pm

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The show was back on the road tonight as Jimmy and the band began the Winter Session of the Summerzcool Tour with a show in Charlottesville, Virginia.

The set list was the same as the summer shows. Jake Shimabukuro and Ilo Ferreira guested once again throughout the show, Jake joining Robert Greenidge for a beautiful version of “While My Guitar Gently Weeps.”

View the entire set list here.

Did you attend the show? Share your thoughts on our Discussion Board or post your photos in our Photo Gallery.

Also check out a review of the concert from the Richmond Times Dispatch: “Jimmy Buffett predictable, familiar and fun”

The 2009 Summerzcool Tour continues Thursday with a show in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. There’s still plenty of time to get your tickets now!


Tagged in Concerts, Coral Reefers, Radio Margaritaville, Tour Dates, Touring



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