Sacramento Show Added to Fall Tour

March 22nd, 2016

Sacramento, California has a brand new arena opening downtown this fall and Jimmy Buffett will be one of the first acts to perform there when he stops by in October.

Sacramento, CA
Thursday, October 20th, 2016
Golden 1 Center

Pre-sale tickets for American Express Card Members can be purchased at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 25 through Ticketmaster. Tickets for the general public go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 1 through Ticketmaster.

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Buffett Attends MLB Game in Cuba

March 22nd, 2016

The Tampa Bay Rays played the Cuban national baseball team in Havana on Tuesday and Jimmy Buffett was in attendance.

Singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett, who performed at MLB’s reception on Monday night, also took in the sights from the field.

“This is history and it’s important,” said Buffett, who attended the game between the Orioles and Cuba in Havana in 1999. “This is a cultural shift more than anything. It could not come at a better time. This is all happening right now, and the only thing that was planned was the baseball game.”

Jimmy also appeared on Sportscenter:

Junto al legendario Jimmy Buffett en Cuba

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Buffett in Cuba

March 21st, 2016

President Obama isn’t the only VIP in Cuba right now. Jimmy Buffett is also in the country and told CNN’s Jim Acosta that he wants to play a concert there.

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Is “Margaritaville” The Most Valuable Song Ever?

March 17th, 2016

Forbes has an article on the business empire that Jimmy Buffett has built around his song “Margaritaville.”

Last year, the Margaritaville brand generated more than $1 billion in sales across all categories, and only a small fraction of that money comes from sales, streams, or plays of the song. The sheer number of products that now bear the now-famous song title is amazing, and the money keeps pouring in. With revenues like that, it’s entirely possible that “Margaritaville” has made more money than any other track in history.

Margaritaville’s success doesn’t come from the fact that the song was a hit back in the day, but rather from the feeling that the music and the lyrics convey. It has become a lifestyle, and one that an entire generation wants to be a part of. The song—and now the brand—are all about escapism, and a relaxed atmosphere. It’s very casual, and everybody is welcome. These qualities lend themselves naturally to a hotel, so it’s a bit surprising that the idea has only gained traction recently. The company just opened a new location last fall in Hollywood, Florida, and everything about the place exudes Margaritaville, from the location (on the beach, of course), to the flip flops and t-shirt-wearing crowd to the decor.

Read the full article here.

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Will Arnett Talks “Margaritaville”

March 11th, 2016

TV star Will Arnett has a new show on Netflix and in an interview with Entertainment Weekly he talks about getting Buffett’s permission to use “Margaritaville”:

Arnett talks about how Malkmus scored scenes of the leading man riding around Venice beach on his bike, writing an “unbeatable’ theme song, and also covering the Jimmy Buffett tropical hit “Margaritaville.”

“I got to ask Jimmy if [using his song] was cool, which of course he said yeah because he’s rad,” Arnett recounted. “And then I got to play it on my iPhone for Jimmy — Steve’s cover — and I was like stuck in this absurd reality.”

Luckily, getting in touch with Jimmy Buffett was actually very easy for Arnett, who admits to actually have been living in the legendary singer’s house at the time.

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