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Details on New Margaritaville Casino in Biloxi

posted February 16th, 2011 at 9:59 am

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by Josh Martin

It was announced a month ago that Jimmy Buffett planned to build a new Margaritavlle Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi. On Tuesday the City Council approved the plans. Here are more details that have been revealed:

The $48 million first phase will create about 700 jobs. The 20,000 square feet of casino will have 750 slot machines and 18 table games. The restaurant and bar will seat 290 indoors and on the outdoor dining deck overlooking the Back Bay, plus 60 more on a second level. The 17,000-square-foot events center will have seating for about 780.

The developers hope to break ground in April and open in early 2012.

Read the full article here.

Tagged in Business Empire, Casinos

2011 Jazz Fest Poster Features Buffett

posted February 15th, 2011 at 8:36 pm

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by Josh Martin

The official 2011 New Orleans Jazz Fest poster, dubbed “Busking Out: Becoming Jimmy Buffett,” features a young Jimmy painted by Garland Robinette:

An accomplished romantic realist, Robinette offers a look back at Mississippi-born Buffett playing for passers-by on a French Quarter street corner circa 1967, bygone blond hair bobbing to the rhythm of his acoustic guitar. Busking is slang for performing in the street for tips.

The artist captures Buffett’s sunny persona perfectly in with what seems to be a beam of celestial light piercing the steamy south Louisiana sky. Robinette’s somber handling of the balconied Creole townhouse in the background is a nice contrast with the cascade of buoyant colors in Buffett’s Hawaiian shirt and the scarlet parrot fluttering in the distance..

You can get your own copy of the poster at art4now.com

Buffett will perform at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival on May 7th.

Tagged in Special Appearances, Tour Dates

Buffett Caption Contest Winner: Blairsdad!

posted February 9th, 2011 at 12:17 pm

by Josh Martin

Congrats to Blairsdad for winning our latest Jimmy Buffett Caption Contest!

Here was his caption:

Fins to the Left…Slings to the Right…

The five finalists each received a fairly equal share of the votes. The bottom three were only separated by two votes.

Thanks to all of you who submitted captions and voted.

Would you like to sponsor a caption contest in the future? Supply a prize for a contest and get lots of good publicity for your product! Contact Josh if you’re interested.

Tagged in Caption Contest

Arlo and Janis Poke Fun at Buffett’s Fall

posted February 7th, 2011 at 8:44 pm

by Josh Martin

Jimmy Johnson’s ‘Arlo and Janis’ comic strip poked fun at Jimmy’s fall today:

(Click to enlarge)

(hat tip Steve for passing this along)

Tagged in Miscellaneous

Vote for Your Favorite Caption

posted February 7th, 2011 at 10:42 am

by Josh Martin

Last week we showed you the below picture and asked you to submit your own caption.

We got over 200 submissions and have picked a few of our favorites. Vote for your favorite:

Tagged in Caption Contest

Tickets on Sale This Morning for Houston Show

posted February 5th, 2011 at 1:40 am

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by Josh Martin

Tickets go on sale this morning at 10 am CT for Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band’s show on Thursday, May 5th at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion outside of Houston, Texas.

Purchase at TicketMaster. Tickets often sell out quickly, so be prepared. Read our ticket buying tips here.

You can also find premium seats at TicketNetwork or TicketsNow.

Tagged in Tickets


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