Buffett to Headline Fundraiser for President Obama

September 26th, 2012

Jimmy Buffett is lending his voice once again to the Barack Obama campaign. He’ll headline a fundraiser at a Florida home on October 12th, according to the Orlando Sentinel.

Next up at the Lake Mary home of celeb-lawyer and Democratic fundraiser John Morgan: Jimmy Buffett, live and in concert, to raise money for the re-election campaign of President Barack Obama.

Morgan is inviting people to a private, 5 p.m. fundraising party at his Lake Mary mansion on Oct. 12 featuring “A Musical Evening with Jimmy Buffett.”

Price of tickets starts at $500 just for the concert; $1,000 for VIP seating; and $5,000 for a meet-and-greet opportunity with the Florida Keys balladeer, Cheeseburger in Paradise rocker and long-time Democratic supporter.

“Remember, it’s five o’clock somewhere. Come get your margaritas, cheeseburgers and paradise at Morganritaville!!” Morgan states in an invitation cover letter.

Proceeds will be split up between the Obama For America committee, the Democratic National Committee, and state Democratic committees in Florida, Ohio and several other “swing states.”

In 2008, Buffett played to 20,000 people at a campaign rally in Tampa for Obama. In 2009, Buffett was spotted at the White House while in town for his annual northern Virginia show.

Obama also delved into political fundraising in 2010, playing at a private event for Florida gubernatorial candidate Alex Sink.

Tagged in Politics, Special Appearances

Buffett Performs in Brisbane, Announces Spring Return to Australia

September 21st, 2012

Jimmy Buffett and Mac McAnally played an intimate show in Brisbane last night, marking the first of two shows in Australia.

Buffett announced during the show that he’ll be back with his full band in March – April.

The Courier Mail has a review of the show:

AFTER an absence of close to quarter of a century, American songwriter Jimmy Buffett finally made it back on to a Brisbane stage last night.

Crawled on, actually, getting the first of many laughs about his near-death experience falling from a stage in Sydney last year.

But the 65-year-old is in fine shape all that sea air does him no harm and even better spirits, taking this 1000-strong audience on two-hour ride of songs and jokes that goes down as easily as the subject of his most famous song. In fact, Margaritaville now sports a new verse about that experience.

This intimate outdoors gig under balmy Brisbane skies sold out in minutes, and while many of his Australian fans have travelled around the world to see him play, there’s no doubt that his absence from this part of the world heightened the sense of occasion for his brightly-attired fans.

Read the full review here.

Tagged in International, Show Reviews, Tour Dates

Tickets on Sale Today and Tomorrow for Boise and Seattle Shows

September 14th, 2012

Announced a couple weeks ago, tickets will go on sale today (Boise) and tomorrow (Seattle) for Jimmy Buffett’s shows in Boise and Seattle.

Read our Ticket Buying Tips here.

Seattle, WA
Tue, October 23, 2012
Key Arena
On Sale 9/15 @ 10am: TicketMaster | TicketNetwork

Boise, ID
Thu, October 25, 2012
Taco Bell Arena
On Sale 9/14 @ 10am: IdahoTickets | TicketNetwork

(On sale times are local time)

Good luck!

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Mac McAnally Nominated for CMA Musician of the Year

September 5th, 2012

Nominations were announced this morning for the 46th annual CMA Awards and Coral Reefer Band member Mac McAnally is once again nominated for Musician of the Year.

Mac has won the award four years in a row! Can he make it five?

His competition in the category include Sam Bush (Mandolin), Paul Franklin (Steel Guitar), Dann Huff (Guitar), and Brent Mason (Guitar).

The 46th Annual CMA Awards will be hosted for the fifth time by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood and broadcast live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Thursday, Nov. 1 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network.

Tagged in Awards, Coral Reefers

Buffett Adds Seattle and Boise Shows

September 4th, 2012

Jimmy Buffett has added two more shows to his October Lounging at the Lagoon Tour, both in the northwest.

Seattle, WA
Tue, October 23, 2012
Key Arena

Boise, ID
Thu, October 25, 2012
Taco Bell Arena

Tickets for the Seattle show go on sale Saturday, September 15th and tickets for Boise go on sale Friday, September 14th.

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