Buffett Playing a Second Paris Show

May 30th, 2013

Jimmy Buffett has added a second date in Paris, two days before the previously announced show (La Cigale 9/28).

Buffett will perform at Le Trabendo on September 26th.

Tickets available here.

See all of Buffett’s tour dates here.


Tagged in International, Tour Dates

Democrats Trying to Lure Lulu for Congress

May 29th, 2013

Democrats in Alabama are hoping to lure Jimmy Buffett’s sister Lucy (Lulu) in to running for Congress in coastal Alabama.

Citing a Democratic party source, the Mobile Press-Register reported that Gulf Shores, Ala. restaurant owner Lucy “LuLu” Buffett is being mentioned as possible Democrat to run in the heavily-Republican district.

The Buffetts are from Mobile. Lucy Buffett is well-known in the area for her eponymous beach restaurant, LuLu’s. She was a 2012 delegate to the Democratic National Convention in North Carolina.

Asked by The Daily Caller on Monday through Twitter if she’s planning to run, Buffett responded: “Haha. Not today. But the thought makes me smile!”

Alabama’s first congressional district seat is about to open up with Republican Rep. Jo Bonner announcing last week he is resigning this summer to take a new job with the University of Alabama system

Read the full story here.

Tagged in Personal/Family, Politics

Radio Margaritaville to Stream Boston Strong Concert Live

May 29th, 2013

In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, a line up of truly spectacular artists are coming together to raise money for the victims, and Radio Margaritaville is broadcasting it LIVE!

The Boston Strong Benefit Concert featuring Jimmy Buffett, James Taylor, Aerosmith & more THIS Thursday, May 30 at 7pm EST on SiriusXM’s Radio Margaritaville.

To donate go to: www.onefundboston.org, call 1-855-617-FUND, or text BOSTON to 80108 to give $10.

Tagged in Charitable Causes, Radio Margaritaville, Special Appearances

Margaritaville Coming to Destin, Florida

May 28th, 2013

news_mvilledestinAnother Margaritaville is coming to Florida’s Emerald Coast. Jimmy Buffett will open the eatery at Destin’s Harborwalk this fall.

It’s been one of the hottest rumors on Destin Harbor for months and now it’s official. Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville is coming to Harborwalk Village.

Laura Hussey “The sign says it all: Margaritaville. It’s a song, it’s a restaurant, it’s a way of life, and soon it will be right here in Destin.”

One particular harbor will now be home to the iconic Buffett-themed business, where Brown-Eyed Girls and Sons Of Sailors spend another Saturday night, Gazing At Stars On The Water.

Cody Perilloux/Louisiana “It’s a really good atmosphere, kids love it, they always have some type of live music going on, it’s a really enjoyable place”

The old Lucky Snapper building is getting large-scale renovations. People who work on the harbor say Margaritaville will be a big draw.

Laura Hussey “These doors are scheduled to open, welcoming customers to the world of Margaritaville, this fall.”

Tagged in Business Empire, Margaritaville Cafes

Margaritaville Atlantic City Opens Friday

May 22nd, 2013

acw-cs-margaritaville-IMG_9670Jimmy Buffett’s latest Margaritaville opens in Atlantic City on Friday, just in time for Memorial Day weekend.

The $35 million project, inspired by the lyrics and lifestyle of Buffett’s ode to beach bums, will include a Margaritaville restaurant, Five o’Clock Somewhere bar, themed gaming area, two retail stores and a coffee shop, all on the property’s land side of the Boardwalk. On the other side of the Boardwalk, the LandShark Bar & Grill will be situated on 200 feet of beach frontage at the site of the old Steeplechase Pier. It will be the only year-round, full-service bar and restaurant on the beach.

Over on the casino side, visitors won’t be able to miss the 14,000-square-foot Margaritaville restaurant. The eatery, with room for nearly 450 diners, will feature a giant blender at the entrance as well as a stage for nightly entertainment, a tiki bar and a seasonal exterior deck. The tropical décor will also include “sand on the ground, floors painted to look like water and replicas of seagulls flying around,” Tamara Baldanza, director of new business for Margaritaville, says.

In a nod to Atlantic City history, she adds, “surfing artifacts also will be sprinkled throughout the restaurant. Whenever we come into a community or a city, we like to incorporate the local culture.” Just around the corner from the restaurant will be the Margaritaville-themed gaming area offering 160 slot machines. The Five o’Clock Somewhere bar will be adjacent to the brand’s themed table games and will feature “flair bartenders” such as those in the Tom Cruise movie “Cocktail,” he says. “It’s a beautiful center bar on the casino floor,” he adds. “It’s going to be a really fun place.” Which is what Margaritaville is all about. “We’re excited about being part of the Atlantic City community,” Baldanza says. “We are honored to be moving into the neighborhood.”

Tagged in Business Empire, Margaritaville Cafes