Buffett Performs at Naval Aviation Museum

April 29th, 2011

On Thursday night, Jimmy Buffett, along with Mac McAnally and Robert Greenidge, played a benefit show for the National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, Florida:

“I kind of do this for a living, so I’ve seen a lot of crowds,” the singer/songwriter said, voice echoing through the National Naval Aviation Museum on Thursday night. “But I’ve got airplanes in attack mode aimed at me.”

Buffett grinned as his fans, gathered around the small stage, hooted their appreciation. He marveled at the jets once more.

“This is pretty cool.”

A typical understatement by the understated king of trop rock. But Thursday’s sold-out show was nothing short of paradise for Buffett’s loyal Parrot Heads.

Fans from all over the U.S. shelled out $500 each for the intimate, hour-long concert which raised about $250,000 for the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation.

Tagged in Aviation, Charitable Causes

Radio Margaritaville Changing Channels on Satellite Radio

April 28th, 2011

Sirius/XM is changing its channel lineup, and that includes a change for Jimmy Buffett’s Radio Margaritaville:

Beginning May 4th, listeners can find Radio Margaritaville on both Sirius and XM at its new home, Channel 24! Radio Margaritaville can also be heard online at RadioMargaritaville.com as always!

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Buffett Earns CMT Music Award Nomination with Zac Brown Band

April 27th, 2011

CMT announced their nominees for the 2011 CMT Music Awards on Wednesday and Jimmy Buffett earned a nomination in the CMT Performance of the Year category for his CMT Crossroads episode with the Zac Brown Band.

The CMT Performance of the Year category is for a musical performance on a television show, series or variety special on CMT.

Here are the nominees in the category:

  • Martina McBride and Train – “A Broken Wing” from CMT Crossroads: Train and Martina McBride
  • Reba McEntire – “If I Were a Boy” from Unplugged: Reba
  • Darius Rucker and Adele – “Need You Now” from 2010 CMT Artists of the Year
  • Keith Urban and John Mayer – “Sweet Thing” from CMT Crossroads: John Mayer and Keith Urban
  • Zac Brown Band and Jimmy Buffett – “Margaritaville” from CMT Crossroads: Jimmy Buffett and Zac Brown Band

The awards are entirely fan-voted, and voting is now open at CMT.com through June 7. So go vote for Jimmy!

See the full list of nominees here.

The show will take place in Nashville on June 8.

Tagged in Awards, Television

Atlantic City Show Rumored for August

April 26th, 2011

Atlantic City Weekly has an article discussing rumors of Jimmy Buffett returning to the town this August:

After playing back-to-back summer dates in Atlantic City in 2008 and 2009 — his first Boardwalk gigs ever — Jimmy Buffett sat out the summer of ’10, much to the disappointment of his loyal local legion of fans, who call themselves Parrotheads.

Now comes several unconfirmed reports that Buffett’s 2011 Fin Land tour will stop in Atlantic City in August, although no dates have been mentioned. Buffett’s Web site doesn’t include Atlantic City on the list of announced concerts, although his annual visit to the Camden waterfront is scheduled for June 23.

However, Buffett has nothing scheduled between Chicago on July 23 and Jones Beach in New York on Aug. 19. In the past, the Buffett camp announces a block of shows and then fills in additional dates later. Since he’s booked pretty solidly from the Jones Beach gig through the last week in August, an Atlantic City show — if it’s going to happen — would probably be something during the first three weeks of the month.

Read the full article here.

Tagged in Tour Dates

Landshark Bar & Grill to Open in Three Weeks

April 25th, 2011

The newest Margaritaville venture is on track to open in three weeks. The Landshark Bar & Grill and the adjoining Skywheel are nearing completion and will serve as the anchor to the new Oceanfront Boardwalk development in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Crews were busy last week building the other part of the attraction, Jimmy Buffett’s LandShark Bar & Grill. They have about three weeks to finish so the restaurant and ride can meet the scheduled May 19 opening.

“We are on track,” Trout said.

The work hasn’t been without its challenges. The wheel and restaurant are being built on about a half acre, which doesn’t leave much room for cranes and other heavy equipment, Trout said. They’ve had to schedule lighter work late at night so that could be done and another set of workers arrive first thing the next day.

Inspired by the great “beach joints” that once dotted the Atlantic coast, LandShark Bar & Grill will be the perfect blend of ocean breezes, boardwalk action, spectacular views, great food, generous drinks, your favorite beach tunes and good old fashion fun. The LandShark Surfshack will offer an array of merchandise themed around the popular beer brand, LandShark Lager, as well as a selection of Sky Wheel souvenirs. LandShark’s laid back atmosphere, casual dining, bar and entertainment will soon be a favorite with both tourists and the Grand Strand’s local residents.

“We love Myrtle Beach and are thrilled to bring our new concept LandShark Bar and Grill to this exciting project,” said Tamara Baldanza, Director of Marketing for Margaritaville Hospitality Group. “The beach location will be the perfect spot to take a ride on the new SkyWheel, grab a bite to eat, listen to some music and hang out for a while.”

Tagged in Business Empire, Land Shark Lager