A Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville restaurant will open soon at Destiny USA in Syracuse, New York, and they are looking to fill 200 positions including managers, servers, bartenders, and even stiltwalkers.
The jobs fair will be held January 4th-6th from 9am-4pm at Destiny USA mall (3rd floor near Wonderworks).
We are seeking the following professionals to be part of our island lifestyle:
On April 11th, longtime Buffett friend and collaborator Jesse Winchester died after battling cancer
Jimmy wrapped up the Songs From St. Somewhere Tour with shows in Tampa, West Palm Beach, Raleigh, and Charlotte
The Margaritaville chain of restaurants was sold to the Brazil-based International Meal Co.
On May 2nd, Jimmy visited the New Orleans Jazzfest where he walked around anonymously in a ball cap and sunglasses and enjoyed some of Prejean’s Restaurant’s pheasant, quail and Andouille sausage gumbo
On May 3rd, Jimmy joined Allen Toussaint on stage at Jazz Fest for a couple of songs
Jimmy launched Margaritaville.TV in late May to coincide with the start of the This One’s For You Tour
The May 24th concert in Virginia Beach kicked off the This One’s For You Tour and also was the first show to air live on Margaritaville.TV
Jimmy performed at Chastain Park Amphitheater in Atlanta, a venue he hadn’t played at in 27 years
Shows in Houston and Austin, TX rounded out the first leg of the new tour
The This One’s For You Tour made stops in Frisco, Fort Worth, Cleveland, Indianapolis, and Chicago
Margaritaville Pigeon Forge opened its doors on June 16th
Jimmy was “way too excited the Heat are losing” when he was shown on television during an NBA Finals game in Miami
On June 17th, Jimmy appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon as they taped a week of shows in Orlando
It was reported that Jimmy and his wife Jane dropped a few million on a home in Beverly Hills, CA
Jimmy’s June 19th performance at the Coyote Drive-In in Fort Worth was simulcast to drive-ins around the country
The Orlando Business Journal noticed that Jimmy’s Margaritaville Enterprises had filed a trademark application for the term “Coral Reefer” to be used to sell goods and services related to electronic cigarettes
Jimmy made tour stops in Bethel NY, Mansfield MA, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, and Detroit
Buffett plays shows in Bristow VA, Camden NJ, Wantagh NY, East Troy WI, and Hershey PA
Jimmy played a free show in Hermosa Beach as part of the Discovery Channel’s Shark Week FinFest
As the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge spread around the world in the summer, Jimmy was challenged by his daughter Savannah and several others
On September 15th the Margaritaville Casino in Biloxi closed its doors after only two years of operation
Jimmy made his annual trek to Paris where he played two shows at La Cigale
Jimmy made a west coast swing in October, played shows in Santa Barbara, Las Vegas, Portland, and Berkeley CA
On October 8th, Jimmy was in San Francisco at Vanity Fair’s New Establishment Summit where he asked the Spotify CEO for a raise
A week before the midterm elections, Jimmy played a get-out-the-vote rally for Florida congressional candidate Gwen Graham. She would go on to win the election, unseating incumbent Steve Southerland
From his home in Florida, Jimmy recorded a video expressing his support for two Florida ballot initiatives: the Florida Water and Land Conservation Initiative, and the Florida Right to Medical Marijuana Initiative. The Water and Land initiative passed, but medical marijuana was voted down on election day
Mac McAnally set a record with his seventh consecutive CMA Musician of the Year Award
Jimmy was mentioned at the daily White House press briefing on December 3rd
It was announced that a Margaritaville restaurant will be added to the Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Escape in 2015
Jimmy sat in with Anders Osborne at Tipitina’s in New Orleans December 6th
After leaving New Orleans, Jimmy dropped in on his hometown of Pascagoula, MS where he dined at a local eatery
On December 25th, Jimmy celebrated his 68th birthday
Thus concludes our wrap of Jimmy Buffett news for 2014. What was your favorite Buffett story or memory from the year?
As always, thanks to you our loyal visitors for stopping by BuffettWorld again this year.
A couple of ticket broker websites are listing three Florida shows for April 2015. Both AceTickets and VividSeats show the following dates:
West Palm Beach, FL
Thursday, April 9th, 2015
Thursday, April 16th, 2015
Saturday, April 18th, 2015
MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
These shows are not confirmed, but usually when shows appear on ticket broker sites they do end up being correct. This past year, the first April shows weren’t officially announced until January 24th and went on sale January 31st.
The Pascagoula native was in New Orleans over the weekend, and rented a car with longtime friend Franz Hanning and drove from the Big Easy down highway 90 and into Jackson County and had lunch at Scranton’s in Pascagoula. Hanning is also a Pascaoula native and is the brother-in-law of Scranton’s co-owner Jack Pickett.
“I got a call about 10 Sunday night that they might be coming,” Richard Chenoweth, also a Scranton’s co-owner, said. “They were supposed to be there at 11, and I didn’t tell anyone but my daughter Amy (the manager of Scranton’s) and I didn’t tell her until right around 11. They walked in about 10 minutes later.”
“He’s a great guy, really laid back,” Chenoweth added. “We just talked about the Saints, and fishing and food and family. I think everyone really enjoyed it. It was real casual. They just wanted to stop in their hometown and have a bite to eat.”
Chenoweth said the group dined on Bang-Bang Shrimp and chicken gumbo among other fare, and Buffett had a turkey burger.
“We had a pretty good lunch crowd that early, and no one really realized it was him,” Chenoweth concluded. “It turned out real well.”
Anders Osborne typically invites special guests to join him for his annual Holiday Spectacular concerts at Tipitina’s. On Saturday (Dec. 6), the second night of this year’s Spectacular, those guests included a surprise sit-in by Jimmy Buffett.
photo by Erika Goldring
During the sold-out show’s first set, Buffett joined Osborne, Dave and Tommy Malone, and Osborne’s all-star band for the New Orleans standard “Iko Iko.” Buffett took a seat onstage alongside the others to strum an acoustic guitar and sing.
He’d spent the first part of the evening watching the show from his perch atop an equipment case at the side of the stage. He was non-committal when photographer Erika Goldring asked him if he planned to get up onstage. “He said, ‘Aw, I don’t know. I just came here to watch.’ He thought they were going to be singing Christmas songs.”