Video from Margaritaville Groundbreaking in Louisiana

February 29th, 2012

Checkout this video report from today’s groundbreaking in Bossier City, LA.

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Buffett Attends Groundbreaking for Casino in Louisiana

February 29th, 2012

Jimmy Buffett was in Bossier City, Louisiana this morning to attend the groundbreaking ceremony for his Margaritaville Resort Casino.

Developers of the Margaritaville Resort Casino officially broke ground on their $197 million project today during a special ceremony that included an appearance from Jimmy Buffett.

Mayor Lorenz “Lo” Walker, city councilmen, Bossier police jurors, representatives of the Greater Bossier Economic Development Foundation and the Louisiana Gaming Control Board, as well as other area officials were in attendance.

Construction will begin immediately on the $197 million casino and hotel, which is targeted to open in June 2013. Margaritaville Resort Casino is projected to provide more than 1,200 jobs and more than $12 million in local tax revenue to support jobs for first-responders and educators.

The casino would feature a 30,000-square-foot, single-level gaming floor, the famous “It’s 5’OClock Somewhere” bar, an 18-story hotel with 396 rooms, a 900-seat entertainment venue, spa and fitness center, outdoor pool deck and dining area, and four dining options, including the trademark Margaritaville Restaurant.

View more photos of the groundbreaking here.

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Buffett in Tallahassee Tonight

February 28th, 2012

The 2012 Welcome to Fin Land Tour rolls into the Florida panhandle tonight with a show at the Leon County Civic Center in Tallahassee.

You can listen to the show live on Radio Margaritaville on Sirius XM or at margaritaville.com. Jimmy will take the stage a little after 8:00 pm ET.

After Tallahassee, Jimmy heads to Little Rock on Thursday and Louisville on Saturday. See the tour schedule and get your tickets here.

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Tickets for Kansas City Show on Sale This Morning

February 27th, 2012

Tickets for Jimmy Buffett’s show at the Sprint Center in Kansas City go on sale this morning at 10 am CST.

Kansas City, MO
Saturday, April 21st
Tickets on sale via AXS | TicketNetwork

Tickets are not being sold through TicketMaster for this show, only online at AXS.com. You can also purchase at the Sprint Center Box Office and charge-by-phone at 888-929-7849. For guests purchasing tickets at Sprint Center Box Office on the first day, numbers are distributed 30 minutes prior to the on sale time, followed by a drawing to determine your place in line to purchase tickets. Therefore, there is no advantage to showing up more than 60 minutes before tickets go on sale.

Price levels are $46, $86, and $126 (plus fees and taxes).

Good luck!

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Jimmy Mixes It Up in Birmingham

February 26th, 2012

It was his first show in Birmingham since 2001, and Jimmy Buffett made it a special one.

“Stars Fell on Alabama” and “Sweet Home Alabama” were just a couple of the special tunes Jimmy played. He sent the crowd home with a solo acoustic rendition of “Dreamsicle.”

View the full set list here.

The tour moves to Tallahassee on Tuesday and then Little Rock on Thursday. Get your tickets now!

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