Jimmy Buffett wrapped up the summer leg of the Workin’ N’ Playin’ Tour on Saturday night at Alpine Valley Music Theater in East Troy, Wisconsin.
View the set lists from each August show below:
Jimmy’s next show is across the pond in Paris on September 26th. He’ll play a second show in Paris and then a few west coast dates in October.
View the remaining tour dates and get your tickets now!
Native Mississippian Jimmy Buffett is one of many notable sons and daughters of the state to sign a letter that appeared in Sunday’s Clarion Ledger calling for the removal of the Confederate emblem from the state flag.
In a letter appearing in a full-page ad in today’s Clarion-Ledger, author John Grisham, actor Morgan Freeman, legendary quarterback Archie Manning, “The Help” author Kathryn Stockett and others are calling for removal of the Confederate emblem from Mississippi’s state flag.
With other states removing their Confederate battle flags, Mississippi remains the last with the Confederate emblem flying over the statehouse.
“It is simply not fair, or honorable, to ask black Mississippians to attend schools, compete in athletic events, work in the public sector, serve in the National Guard, and go about their normal lives with a state flag that glorifies a war fought to keep their ancestors enslaved,” the letter says. “It’s time for Mississippi to fly a flag for all its people.”
Former Netscape CEO Jim Barksdale and Mississippi business leader Jack Reed Sr. signed the letter. So did music legend Jimmy Buffett, former Mississippi Supreme Court Justice Reuben Anderson, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Richard Ford, Grammy-winning producer Glen Ballard, Basketball Hall of Famer Bailey Howell, former Gov. William Winter, baseball legend Boo Ferriss and a host of others.
The letter is the latest in a growing wave, from House Speaker Philip Gunn to Mississippi’s SEC football coaches to the great-great-grandson of Confederate President Jefferson Davis — all saying the Confederate battle flag belongs in a museum.
“The tide is turning with business leadership saying it hurts our ability to recruit corporations and with coaches saying it hurts our ability to recruit athletes,” said state Sen. John Horhn, D-Jackson. “The flag is a turnoff.”
Read more at clarionledger.com.
Congratulations to Art Hesson for winning the latest Jimmy Buffett Caption Contest! The voting was very close, with Art winning by one vote and the second and third place finishers were also only separated by one vote.
Here’s his winning caption:
“Long pants and long sleeves!…….this man is a fake!….security!…get him off the stage!”
Patti Luigs finished second with “HE is the person your parents warned you about” and Barry Hafte was third with “This guy just outran a Raptor.”
Thanks for playing everyone!
The new single from Jimmy Buffett, “Workin’ N’ Playin’, is now available for purchase and download at iTunes.
Get it now!
After almost two months off, Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band will be back on the road tonight in Pittsburgh with a Workin’ N’ Playin’ Tour show at the First Niagara Pavilion.
You’ll be able to watch the concert live on Margaritaville TV and of course listen on Radio Margaritaville.
The August leg of the tour will also see shows in Mansfield MA, Wantagh NY, Camden NJ, and East Troy WI.
There’s still time to get your tickets to see Jimmy this summer or fall!
Soon there will be more than just a Margaritaville restaurant in Orlando. A lot more. A “Margaritavillage,” consisting of a hotel, vacation homes, retail space, water park, and a lot more will be built on 300 acres near Disney’s Animal Kingdom:
A new resort called Margaritavillage, which will include a hotel, more than 1,000 vacation homes and condos, retail and a beach area, will open in Osceola County in 2017, its developers said Wednesday.
The Margaritavillage hotel is expected to have 175 to 300 rooms and would include a lake with a dedicated beach area and a regional water park. A “lagoon-sized” pool is also planned, said Bagley.
The development plans also include a “FinCity” arcade, a St. Somewhere Spa, a planetarium, a Son of a Sailor fishing school, paddle boarding and kayaking.
Additionally, 170,000 square feet of retail space will be built. No brands have been announced, but Bagley said there’s been strong demand for leasing information.
Encore will develop and own food-and-beverage options, which have not been detailed, at the resort. Plans do not include building a Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville restaurant, said Bagley. There’s a Margaritaville restaurant at Universal Orlando CityWalk, near the entrance of the Island of Adventure theme park.
Site preparation is underway, and developers expect to begin vertical construction in the third quarter of 2016. All phases of the project will be under construction at the same time.