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Buffett to Play Another Political Fundraiser

posted October 31st, 2012 at 10:58 pm

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by Josh Martin

This Sunday, Jimmy Buffett will once again lend his musical talents to raise money for a politician.

Buffett will perform at a private home in Palm City for Democratic congressional candidate Patrick Murphy, who is running against Republican incumbent Allen West.

The intimate concert will be at a private home in Palm City. Only 200 tickets at $100 each will be sold along with VIP tickets for $2,500, which include a preconcert reception and photo with Jimmy Buffett. Tickets sales support The Friends of Patrick Murphy.

Buffett, a long time conservationist, supports Murphy’s view on environmental issues.

“Mr. Buffett offered to do the concert,” said Erin Moffett, a spokeswoman for Murphy’s campaign.

When: Doors open at 3 p.m. Nov. 4

Where: Palm City ticket purchasers will get exact address and details

Cost: General tickets $100 or VIP tickets at $2,500

Tickets: Limit 4 per person. Available at https://secure.actblue.com/page/jimmybuffettevent

This will mark the third known political event for Buffett this year. He played a fundraiser for President Obama in mid-October and performed at a campaign swing kickoff for Florida Senator Bill Nelson.

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Meet Author John H. Cunningham at Meeting of the Minds

posted October 31st, 2012 at 9:16 am

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by Josh Martin

In early November, the Parrotheads will touch down on Key West for the 21st annual Meeting of the Minds (MOTM) 2012 festivities, and island-themed authors John H. Cunningham, Andy Forsyth and Michael Haskins will host a signing and reading from their recent releases at the Smokin’ Tuna Saloon on Friday, November 2.

Cunningham, creator of the Buck Reilly Adventure Series, will read from his recently released novel GREEN TO GO, where Buck’s hunt for missing treasure pits him against a crazed mercenary, Peruvian rebels, rogue Cuban Secret Police and a beautiful woman torn between turning him over to the authorities or succumbing to his easy charm. For more information, visit www.jhcunningham.com.

Readers will enjoy Forsyth’s Trop Rock Songs Stories and Tales, a non-fiction read detailing the stories as told by trop rock singer/songwriters about their songs. For more information, visit www.troprocksongs.com.

Fans of the Mick Murphy Key West mysteries will get to hear Michael Haskins read from Stairway to the Bottom, a fast-paced read in which Mick faces off against a hit man. For more information, visit www.michaelhaskins.net.

Tagged in Books, Parrotheads

Lounging at the Lagoon Tour Wraps Up in Las Vegas

posted October 28th, 2012 at 9:58 am

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by Josh Martin

Jimmy Buffett wrapped up the 2012 Lounging at the Lagoon Tour on Saturday night with his second show at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

You can view the set list from the Vegas show here. Also, see the set list from any of the 2012 shows here.

There are currently no other tour dates scheduled.

Tour dates for the next year are typically announced in January or February, and sometimes as last as March. Jimmy has said that he’ll return to Australia in March and/or April.

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Buffett Lounges in Seattle

posted October 24th, 2012 at 11:05 pm

by Josh Martin

On Tuesday night, Jimmy Buffett brought the Lounging at the Lagoon Tour to the Key Arena in Seattle, Washington. It was Buffett’s first Seattle area show since 2003.

View the set list from the show here.

Check out a couple reviews from the show:

Buffett (in T-shirt, shorts and bare feet) and his 11-piece Coral Reefer Band filled a sprawling stage decorated to look like a beach-side bar. Behind the stage, a massive screen suitable for a drive-in theater displayed colorful video of Caribbean locales, as well as clips of swimming “mermaids” from a Florida tourist attraction that has been in business since the 1940s.

The stage was also flanked by two fake evergreen trees, among several references to the Seattle area. The best nod to the Northwest came during a boisterous version of Buffett’s signature “Margaritaville,” in which he substituted “Nibblin’ on crabcakes” for a famous line about spongecake. And Buffett reminded the crowd that the melancholy “Come Monday” (his first major hit in the mid-’70s) had caught on early in Seattle.

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Live in Las Vegas Tonight

posted October 20th, 2012 at 3:23 am

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by Josh Martin

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band take the Lounging at the Lagoon Tour to Las Vegas tonight for the first of two shows at the MGM Grand.

You can listen to the show live on Radio Margaritaville on the web or Sirius XM beginning at 8 pm PT / 11 pm ET.

Buffett’s fall leg also includes shows in Seattle (Tues), Boise (Thurs), and back in Vegas again on Saturday.

You can still find tickets to these shows at TicketNetwork!

Tagged in Touring

Buffett Raises Money for Charity in San Francisco

posted October 19th, 2012 at 10:15 pm

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by Josh Martin

Jimmy Buffett performed at The Fillmore in San Francisco on Thursday night, raising money for Singing for Change.

You can view the set list here.

The Mercury News has a review of the show: “Jimmy Buffett delivers fun Fillmore show”

It was certainly the top ticket of the season for Parrothead Nation, aka, the group of devoted fans who like nothing better than to dress up in wild garb, toss back a few margaritas and go see Buffett in concert. It’s a sizable contingent, enough to fill up all the arenas and amphitheaters, from coast to coast, where the 65-year-old troubadour usually performs.

Yet, he wasn’t playing a 20,000-capacity place like Mountain View’s Shoreline Amphitheatre (Buffett’s usual stamping ground in the Bay Area) this time around. He was performing before roughly 1,000 fans, who were lucky enough to score tickets to the sold-out show.

These fans certainly knew that it was a rare opportunity and thus acted like they’d just been handed winning lottery tickets. They showered Buffett with raucous applause and cheers throughout his two-hour-plus show.

Although he was performing in an intimate setting, Buffett didn’t cheat the crowd. Instead, the singer-songwriter-guitarist and his 10-piece Coral Reefer Band delivered their regular arena-sized production — and it was thrilling to witness that kind of firepower in such relatively cozy confines.

Tagged in Charitable Causes, Special Appearances, Touring


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