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Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort ‘Soft Opening’ Tuesday

posted September 21st, 2015 at 11:10 pm

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by Josh Martin

The Sun Sentinel reports that Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort will have a “soft opening” on Tuesday with an official opening on October 1st.


(photo Taimy Alvarez/Sun Sentinel)

The new 349-room Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort will have a “soft opening” Tuesday, welcoming a 150-person corporate group and its first leisure customers, General Manager Cate Farmer said Monday.

More people will begin arriving Oct. 1, the resort’s official opening day, Farmer said. Before then, walk-in reservations may be accepted if rooms are available.

The announcement, a long-held secret, came during a media tour of the $175 million resort, which includes 178 king rooms, 155 queen rooms and 14 suites, along with the Jimmy Buffett Presidential Suite and the Coral Reefer Suite, which will occupy the penthouse level.

Rates for Oct. 1 start at $206.10 for a king room with a view of the Intracoastal Waterway, purchased in advance, according to the resort’s website. A king room with an ocean view goes for $224.10. Regular rates begin at $259 a night.

A $15 daily resort fee also applies, covering free Wi-Fi, use of the fitness center, two beach chairs and umbrella, bottled water, in-room coffee and local phone calls.

Read more at the Sun Sentinel.


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Bridge Named for Buffett in Pascagoula

posted September 19th, 2015 at 10:13 pm

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by Josh Martin

Jimmy Buffett was in Pascagoula, Mississippi on Saturday as the city renamed a bridge after the native son.

Buffett played a concert for the first time on the sands of Pascagoula after the city dedicated the bridge over Baptiste Bayou in his honor.

“I was thinking earlier about how I’ve never actually played here,” he said. “I figure today is a great day to start.”

Buffett played his celebratory concert along with seven-time CMA Musician of the Year Mac McAnally.

His fans erupted as their homegrown star began the concert with the chords to his song “The Pascagoula Run,” which he originally released in 1989.

“I always return to Pascagoula in song and in thought,” he said. “Most of my songs were inspired by my younger years along the Gulf Coast.”

Before the concert, Mayor Jim Blevins presented Buffett with a key to the city and officially renamed the little bridge the Jimmy Buffett Bridge.

“We know that bridge will lead Jimmy around the world,” he said. “But it will also lead him back home.”

Blevins said Buffett used to go crabbing in Baptiste Bayou when he was a child and is more than welcome to go crabbing there again.

“What Jimmy doesn’t know is I’ve got some chicken meat in my car ready to go after the concert,” the mayor said. “The invite is always extended.”

The state legislature also proclaimed May 6 as Jimmy Buffett Day in honor of Buffett’s parents’ wedding anniversary.

Councilman Freddy Jackson said signs will be erected at Pascagoula’s three entrances touting it as Buffett’s birthplace.

“As people go through Pascagoula, they will know it’s capable of producing great people like Jimmy,” he said. “It’s time people know Pascagoula was the birthplace of a worldwide superstar.”

Read more at The Sun Herald.


Tagged in Personal/Family, Special Appearances



Ticket Info for Buffett’s New Years Eve Show in NYC

posted September 16th, 2015 at 10:00 pm

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by Josh Martin

It was announced back in June that Jimmy Buffett would play a New Years Eve show in New York City. We now have ticket information for the show:

Tickets will go on sale September 25 at 10 AM and can be purchased via Ticketmaster. Tickets will also be available at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center beginning September 26 at noon. American Express card members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning September 21 at 10 AM through September 24 at 10 PM on Ticketmaster.com.

View the remaining 2015 tour dates here.


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A Rundown of Buffett’s ‘Singing for Change’ Charity

posted September 13th, 2015 at 2:27 pm

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by Josh Martin

news_sfclogoYou’ve probably seen it on your ticket stub for Jimmy Buffett shows… price includes “$1 for SFC.” But you probably don’t know what Jimmy’s charitable foundation Singing For Change actually does.

InsidePhilanthropy.com has a rundown of Singing For Change and the charities that it supports.

The main beneficiaries? Environmental projects, humanitarian and disaster relief, and youth and human services.

Read the full rundown for more details on Singing for Change.




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Pascagoula to Name Bridge after Buffett

posted September 12th, 2015 at 7:22 pm

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by Josh Martin

The city of Pascagoula will rename a bridge after native son Jimmy Buffett on September 19th.

Buffett is expected to be in attendance on Saturday, Sept. 19 for the dedication of Jimmy Buffett Bridge, which spans the Baptiste Bayou.

The day will transform into one of celebration and song, as Buffett is expected to bring his guitar with him and perform a brief acoustic set to commemorate the occasion while accompanied by Coral Reefer guitarist and seven time Country Music Association Musician of the Year Mac McAnally on the beach at the corner of 11th Street and Beach Boulevard.

City officials will present Buffett with a key to the City, and the City and State Legislature will proclaim May 6th Jimmy Buffett Day at the local and state levels in honor of his parents’ wedding anniversary. Jimmy Buffett signage will also be placed at Pascagoula’s three entrances advertising it as his birthplace.

The singer-songwriter, author, actor, and entrepreneur was born Christmas Day, 1946 in the old Jackson County Hospital in Pascagoula. He moved to Mobile with his parents when he was a child.

Read more at GulfLive.com.


Tagged in Personal/Family, Special Appearances



Buffett and Toby Keith Teaming up For Duet Again

posted September 10th, 2015 at 10:52 pm

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by Josh Martin

Jimmy Buffett’s last studio album, Songs From St. Somewhere (2013), included the Toby Keith duet “Too Drunk to Karaoke”. Around the same time that the pair recorded that song, they also recorded “Sailboat For Sale” for a later Keith album, and the time has now come.

Toby Keith will release his next studio album entitled 35 MPH Town on October 9th, and “Sailboat For Sale” with Buffett is listed as the 8th track on the record.

Don’t forget to get tickets to one of Buffett’s fall shows!

(hat tip HavanaMatt)


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