Live in Las Vegas Tonight

posted October 20th, 2012 at 3:23 am

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by Josh

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!


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Buffett Raises Money for Charity in San Francisco

posted October 19th, 2012 at 10:15 pm

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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



Listen to Charity Show from San Francisco Tonight

posted October 18th, 2012 at 2:49 am

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by Josh

Radio Margaritaville will broadcast Jimmy Buffett’s charity show tonight in San Francisco.

Buffett will take the stage at The Fillmore at 8 pm PT / 11 pm ET. Listen live on the web or on Sirius XM.

The show will benefit Jimmy’s charity Singing for Change, which offers competitive grants to progressive, community-based, nonprofit organizations that address the root causes of social and environmental problems.


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Buffett Performs at Bill Nelson Campaign Event

posted October 13th, 2012 at 8:15 pm

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by Josh

Jimmy Buffett was in Orlando on Friday night to help Democratic incumbent senator Bill Nelson kick off a statewide campaign tour.

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson kicked off a cross-state tour Friday with singer Jimmy Buffett at his side, starting an itinerary that will take him to at least 19 stops in the last weeks of a hard-fought campaign against Republican U.S. Rep. Connie Mack.

About 100 supporters swayed and snapped cell phone photos of Buffett as he sang acoustical versions of “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” and “Margaritaville” in a hangar at the Orlando-Sanford International Airport. Nelson and his wife, Grace, danced alongside him.

“Go support Bill Nelson and the Democrats because guess what? Florida matters,” said Buffett, who was dressed in shorts, flip flops and sunglasses.

Nelson said the tour underscored his commitment to visit as many places in Florida as he can, even Republican bastions like the retirement community, The Villages, northwest of Orlando


AP photo John Raoux


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Bill Nelson Enlisting Buffett in Senate Campaign

posted October 11th, 2012 at 10:29 pm

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by Josh

Jimmy Buffett will help US Senator Bill Nelson kick off a statewide campaign tour on Friday:

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson will kick off a statewide campaign tour Friday with a brief show in Sanford featuring an acoustic performance by Jimmy Buffett.

The Buffett stop will be at 3:45 at Avion Jet Center at Orlando-Sanford International Airport, 2841 Flightline Ave. Sanford.

The Nelson campaign will be providing details on the other stops on the tour later.

The event will be the kickoff of a two-week, 19-stop tour that will include senior centers, college campuses and local small businesses in towns, cities and communities from the Panhandle to South Florida.

Nelson faces Republican challenger U.S. Rep. Connie Mack IV.

Buffett will also play a fundraiser for President Barack Obama at 5 pm.


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Zac Brown Band and Buffett Snag ACA Nomination

posted October 11th, 2012 at 8:48 am

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Nominations were announced Wednesday morning for the American Country Awards and Jimmy Buffett and the Zac Brown Band earned a nod for “Knee Deep.”

Single of the Year: Vocal Collaboration

  • Kix Brooks featuring Joe Walsh, “New To This Town”
  • Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw, “Feel Like A Rock Star”
  • Brad Paisley featuring Carrie Underwood, “Remind Me”
  • Rascal Flatts featuring Natasha Bedingfield, “Easy”
  • Zac Brown Band featuring Jimmy Buffett, “Knee Deep”

The third annual American Country Awards will air live from Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas Monday, Dec. 10 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. Luke Bryan leads the American Country Awards nominees with seven nominations; Lady Antebellum and Zac Brown Band each earned six nods; and Eric Church and Taylor Swift garnered five nominations.

Starting today, fans can vote once each day for their favorite American Country Awards nominees at www.theacas.com. Voting is open until Monday, Nov. 12 for all categories, except for Artist of the Year, which closes on Friday, Dec. 7. The nominees for each award category have been determined by four media measurement companies: BigChampagne (record sales and media consumption); Great American Country (video airplay); Mediabase (radio airplay); Pollstar (touring data); and Nashville Songwriters Association International.


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