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Buffett to Attend NFC Championship Game

posted January 20th, 2010 at 9:24 am

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by Josh Martin

According to Poker News Daily, Jimmy Buffett will be in attendance at Sunday’s NFC Championship game in New Orleans when the Saints host Brett Favre and the Minnesota Vikings:

Among those in attendance will be 2009 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event runner-up Darvin Moon.

Moon will be seated in a luxury box in the Louisiana Superdome, home of the Saints, alongside several top-tier names. Headlining the list is singer Jimmy Buffet. Kenny Chesney will also be seated in the same suite as Moon, according to Saints officials.

Jimmy has a close relationship with the Saints and their coach Sean Payton. In 2006 Jimmy sang the national anthem at one of their games. He is partners with Payton and several others in Last Mango Stables, a horse-racing owners group (Saints quarterback Drew Brees is also a partner). Buffett is also an honorary chair of Payton’s Play It Forward Foundation. And when Payton coached the NFC in the 2007 Pro Bowl, he ran a play designed by Jimmy that resulted in an interception.

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Land Shark Stadium Is No More

posted January 18th, 2010 at 7:48 pm

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by Josh Martin

The naming rights to the Miami Dolphins’ home field have been sold again. The team is expected on Wednesday to announce a five-year deal with Canadian-based Sun Life Financial that will give the stadium its second name change in as many years.

The move was not unexpected. When the deal with Land Shark Lager, a Jimmy Buffett branded beer brewed by Anheuser-Busch, was signed last May, the parties made clear it was a one-year deal that would end at the conclusion of the Orange Bowl.

The deal with Sun Life is reportedly worth $7.5 million per year.

In May, Jimmy performed at a press event announcing the deal. He also played a show outside the stadium before the Monday Night game on September 21st when the Dolphins hosted the Colts.

Tagged in Land Shark Lager, Landshark Stadium, Sports

Martin Introduces Another Buffett Guitar

posted January 17th, 2010 at 12:15 am

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by Josh Martin

C.F. Martin & Co. has introduced another Jimmy Buffett guitar, this one a “beach guitar.” The Martin LX Jimmy Buffett guitar fills a niche that Jimmy says was missing:

Jimmy Buffett has played Martin guitars for decades – and it’s been some party. C.F. Martin & Co. has acknowledged his loyalty twice: in 1998 with the Martin HD-18JB Jimmy Buffett Signature Edition, a classic stage/studio guitar offered in an edition of 424 that sold out immediately, and in 2003 with the Martin 000-JBS Jimmy Buffett Shellback and 000-JBP Jimmy Buffett Pollywog Signature Editions, “off-shore” (as in sailboat-ready) guitars that totaled 168 and 305, respectively.

As Buffett recently pointed out, the one namesake guitar Martin hadn’t yet built for him was a “beach” guitar; a small, sturdy guitar to play at beach with friends and one that would bring that fun, carefree “beach” spirit wherever it went. So under Jimmy’s guidance – Martin Guitar is pleased to introduce the LX Jimmy Buffett.

The Martin LX Jimmy Buffett guitar features the same “go everywhere” design and materials as the popular and fine sounding LXM “Little Martin;” a modified 0 14-fret shape and short 23-inch scale, with an HPL body matched to Sitka spruce top bracing, a modified low oval Stratabond neck, tropical hardwood fingerboard, and Micarta belly bridge.

Delivered in a fitted gig bag, each Martin LX Jimmy Buffett guitar bears an interior label with Jimmy Buffett’s facsimile signature. A left-handed version of the LX Jimmy Buffett is available at no additional charge.

The LX Jimmy Buffett lists for $649 but is available for pre-order at Musicians Friend for $499 with free shipping.

Read more at Music Radar.

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Tickets On Sale Saturday For February Shows

posted January 16th, 2010 at 12:24 am

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by Josh Martin

It’s the big day… tickets go on sale this morning for the first Jimmy Buffett shows of 2010.

Below are your show details with the direct links for purchasing tickets.

Jacksonville, FL
Saturday, February 20th
Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
Prices: $36 – $136
TicketMaster Link

Columbia, SC
Tuesday, February 23rd
Colonial Life Arena
Prices: $38, $78 and $128
TWCTix Link
There will be a lottery for those purchasing tickets at the Arena box office. Get the details here

Orlando, FL
Thursday, February 25th
Amway Arena
Prices: $35 – $135
TicketMaster Link

Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Saturday, February 27th
BankAtlantic Center
Prices: $36 – $136
TicketMaster Link

Tickets often sell out within minutes. Take a look at our advice on the Tickets Buying Tips page to ensure sure you have the best chance at getting the tickets you want.

If you do get shut out, you can try our Fun Ticket Transfer or reseller sites like Stubhub, TicketsNow, or TicketNetwork.

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After Hawaii, on to Tahiti and Bora Bora for Buffett

posted January 15th, 2010 at 7:37 pm

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by Josh Martin

After playing at his restaurant in Hawaii last Friday, Jimmy Buffett traveled to Tahiti and Bora Bora in the French Polynesian islands of the South Pacific.

Jimmy played two benefit shows, one on Thursday and another Saturday, at the legendary sand-floored bar Bloody Mary’s on Bora Bora. The shows raised money to build a playground for a local school.

(This news also answers a question a lot of you had… where was Jimmy at when he filmed the video asking parrotheads to donate to the Haiti relief efforts)

Bloody Mary's

Bloody Mary's. photo: Virtual Tourist

Tagged in Charitable Causes, Special Appearances, Touring

Buffett Honorary Co-Chair of Super Brunch

posted January 15th, 2010 at 10:01 am

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by Josh Martin

A special charity event will be held at the Viceroy Hotel in Miami the day before the Super Bowl, and Jimmy Buffett will be in attendance as an honorary co-chair.

“Super Brunch” is an invitation-only event that will benefit Phillies pitcher Jamie Moyer’s Camp Erin foundation and super chef Mario Batali’s foundation. The benefit includes:

  • Gourmet brunch, cocktails – menu designed by Mario Batali
  • Food demos with Mario and Emeril Lagasse!
  • LIVE entertainment by Bernie Williams
  • Auctions

Lagasse and late-night TV show host Jimmy Fallon are both co-chairs also (see Jimmy’s 2009 appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon here), and Land Shark Lager is a corporate sponsor of the event.

Find out how you can support this charitable event here.

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