Buffett to Headline Fundraiser for President Obama

posted September 26th, 2012 at 4:52 pm

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by Josh

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

  • Rburgess

    I love Jimmy’s music. I don’t like Jimmy’s politics….

  • Rl Mitchell

    + music; – politics

  • Latda

    Good Job Jimmy :)

  • Soxwillwinitall

    I have no problem with an artist who wants to raise money for a disgraceful cause, as long as they don’t force it on people. I’ve seen Jimmy about fifty times, and I’ve never heard him “Campaign” for someone during a normal show. I don’t care who you support… if you try to push your politics on people who just come to hear your music, I’ll never support you again! I’ve heard others do this in concert, but Jimmy seems to respect that divide very well!

  • JJ

    Parrotheads for Romney

  • http://www.facebook.com/steve.eberhard.1 Steve Eberhard

    Went to the show in Tampa in 2008, awesome, love it that Jimmy has his head screwed on straight and is proud to support his causes.  Is Romney going to support the environmental causes Jimmy champions?  Hardly…

    • Jimmyday53

      Saw Jimmy several times even in key west at margaritaville so disappointing ….do you think it is alzhiemers?

  • mmmmmm

    I love his music, thought his drink of choice were margaritas not koolaid. How disappointing.

  • Tim

    I really thought Buffett had it together, apparently not.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JHWBFCCORRFUWBTWLOADPPXBG4 Harry

    Entertainers have the right to fund raise for whomever they choose and I have the right to spend my money as I please

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JHWBFCCORRFUWBTWLOADPPXBG4 Harry

    Apparently Jimmy , like Clint Eastwood , doesn’t need your money anymore.

    Why else would he essentially give a large chunk of his fans the finger?

    I say give him back the finger 

    Boycott Jimmy Buffet

    Boycott Land Shark Beer and the rest of his alcohol line

    Boycott Margaritaville Restaraunts

    Boycott Margaritaville Radio

    I’m sure the list goes on , sure looks like Jimmy is a 1 percenter

    • Kcfinsup

      Okay, we’ll boycott Jimmy BuffeT…..

      Who the hell is Jimmy BuffeT?

  • Duke

    It’s a private fundraiser and he isn’t forcing his views on anyone. He has every right to support anyone he wants, including President Obama. Republicans love to condemn celebrities that openly support Democrats but they have no problem with Clint Eastwood or Dennis Miller or Arnold Schwarzenegger supporting Republicans. Typical Republican thinking (which isn’t thinking at all !) 

    • Pitchnut

      I think you are right on I love Jimmy and his politics.

  • Jimmyday53

    so sad want to see someone in concert with no politics

  • Garrisondl4

    Wishing the greatest turnout for our democratic party. Best regards Donna Garrison an Obama supporter. Jimmy Buffet how great is that! Also a fan

  • Cajunsmom

    Holly Crap…..an Obama fundraiser???? No more Margaritavilles for me and my family!!!!

  • Nospam

    If Jimmy like the O, he must be OK! He changed my mind.

  • Caribbean Soul

    Parrotheads for Romney is right, I love every aspect of Buffett except his political endorsements. Sad to see, but I still love the Island Hopping Star

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3TH5DGXTN4ZW5OGPE7AGQ3TXBY j

    I am done with him and his hollywood liberal crap!

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