Margaritaville Island Hotel Also Coming to Pigeon Forge

July 13th, 2013

It was announced last week that a Margaritaville restaurant would be built in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. But that’s apparently not the only Jimmy Buffett property being built.

Pigeonforgetnguide.com has a photo of a banner that is hanging up at The Island development where the restaurant will be built:

As the banner says, the Margaritaville Island Hotel will feature 132 rooms and a rooftop pool, with an opening in Spring 2014.

(hat tip Shane)

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Buffett Performs at Yacht Restoration School Gala

July 9th, 2013

Jimmy Buffett was in Rhode Island over the weekend to raise money for the International Yacht Restoration School:

The International Yacht Restoration School raised $885,000 at its annual summer gala on July 6, sponsored by Jaguar and Fidelity Investments. The event included a performance by Jimmy Buffett and his band.

Earl and Elizabeth McMillen of McMillen Yachts were co-chairpersons of the event.

The International Yacht Restoration School has facilities in Newport and Bristol and offers educational programs in boat building and restoration, marine systems, and composites technology.

Tagged in Charitable Causes, Special Appearances

Buffett Performs Tonight at New Casino Resort in Louisiana

July 2nd, 2013

Jimmy Buffett is performing tonight at his new casino hotel in Bossier City, Louisiana to celebrate the opening of the $197 million project.

Paradise Theater doors open at 4pm CT and the show starts at 5pm CT. You can listen live on Radio Margaritaville.

The Margaritaville casino is all on one level, spread across 30,000 square feet, and features around 1,300 slot machines and 54 table games. 400 rooms occupy the remaining space, along with three restaurants and the Paradise Theater, which seats 900.

It’s the sixth casino in the Shreveport-Bossier area and the first new facility in more than a decade.

Visit margaritavillebossiercity.com for more information on the hotel and casino.

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Margaritaville Coming to Pigeon Forge in 2014

July 1st, 2013

After several months of being on hold, it was announced today that Jimmy Buffett will open a new Margaritaville restaurant in Pigeon Forge, TN:

The restaurant,which has locations all over the world, will feature casual dining, a bar, live entertainment, and a retail store. It will be located in The Island in Pigeon Forge, which recently opened.

It’s set to open on Valentines Day, 2014.

“To say our partners are excited about having Margaritaville on The Island is an understatement. Their commitment to providing guests with a fun experience in a family-friendly environment is a perfect fit for The Island,” said Bob McManus, partner in The Island development.

Pigeon Forge Mayor, David Wear commented, “Margaritaville has locations from Key West to Montego Bay to Waikiki, so it’s a real treat to see Pigeon Forge added to that impressive list. Margaritaville’s decision to open here is a testament to Pigeon Forge’s strength as a tourism destination, and I am delighted to welcome them to town. I look forward to the entertainment, job creation and boost to the economy that Margaritaville represents.”

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