Jimmy Buffett recently recorded a video at his home in Florida, expressing his support for two amendments on the ballot next Tuesday in the state of Florida.
Amendment 1 is known as the Florida Water and Land Conservation Initiative, and Amendment 2 is the Florida Right to Medical Marijuana Initiative.
Buffett describes his support for both initiatives in the video below. With amendment 2, Buffett talks about how using medical marijuana helped him recover from his injuries after the stage fall in Australia.
On Wednesday night in Tallahassee, Jimmy Buffett performed for 1,500 in an effort to rally voters for congressional candidate Gwen Graham.
Gwen Graham’s closing statement to the voters of the 2nd Congressional District begins with Jimmy Buffett. The quintessential Floridian, as one Parrothead described him, entertained about 1,500 people Wednesday at a get-out-the vote rally held in a Tallahassee nightclub.
“Politics and music, my two favorite things,” whooped Marty Monroe, a Tallahassee resident, before Buffett took the stage. “Jimmy Buffett’s commitment to the environment is my kind of politics.”
Gwen Graham and incumbent Congressman Steve Southerland, R-Panama City, are engaged in a tight race. That both parties think they can win the seat is evident by a reported flood of $7-million in outside money inundating voters with broadcast commercials, mailings and knocks on the door.
Read more about the event here.
Jimmy Buffett wrapped up his annual fall tour leg over the weekend in Las Vegas. The October portion of the This One’s For You Tour also took Jimmy through Santa Barbara, Portland, and Berkeley.
See the set list from each show:
Check out all of the set lists from this year’s tour and past tours in the Shows & Set Lists Archive.
In 2013, Jimmy made a December swing through the Midwest, plus Hawaii, but there’s been no indication so far of a repeat this year.
More details are now available on Jimmy Buffett’s get-out-the-vote rally for congressional candidate Gwen Graham.
Florida’s beach bum poet laureate Jimmy Buffett will croon some of his sun-burned classics during a Get Out the Vote rally starting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at The Moon, 1105 E. Lafayette St.
It’s a political gig, so Republican ParrotHeads will have to put aside their partisanship beliefs if they want to hear “Margaritaville.” Buffett, who is good friends with former Florida Gov. and Sen. Bob Graham, is stumping for Graham’s daughter, Gwen Graham, in her race for congress. Gov. Graham will be on hand for the show.
The free tickets to the Buffett bash are available on a first-come, first-serve basis at Graham’s Tallahassee offices at 1584 Metropolitan Blvd., Suite 102 and at 2130 N. Lake Bradford Road. For more information, call 407-721-1300.
Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville restaurant chain is coming to Texas next year.
Opening in March 2015, the first Margaritaville in the Lone Star state will set up shop in San Antonio’s Rivercenter Mall on the River Walk.
The location is already looking for a Restaurant Manager, General Manager, Assistant General Manager, Merchandise Store Manager, and Assistant Kitchen Manager. View the jobs here.
(hat tip Ken)
Jimmy Buffett plans to hold a get-out-the-vote rally for Democratic candidate for Congress Gwen Graham on Wednesday, October 29th. Graham is the daughter of former Florida governor Bob Graham, whom Buffett started the Save the Manatees organization with in 1981.
Buffett is set to perform “a short acoustic set with his friend Mac McAnally” and tout Graham’s candidacy, according to a press release. More details are forthcoming about the time, location and ticket availability.
From the free media exposure to voter mobilization to fundraising, Buffett’s appearance for Graham is the type of star-power help most candidates dream about. Polling indicates the race between her and Southerland is tight in Congressional District 2, which stretches from the Tallahassee area to Panama City.
Nearly every election you can find Buffett hosting or playing at a fundraiser for Florida democratic candidates. Browse previous stories on Buffett and politics.