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Buffett to Play Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado

posted April 15th, 2016 at 5:54 pm

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by Josh Martin

Jimmy Buffett will finally hit one of the coolest venues in the United States: the Red Rocks Amphitheater in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains west of Denver.

Denver, CO
Thursday, October 13th, 2016
Red Rocks Amphitheater

Tickets go on sale Friday, April 22nd at 10am.

“The 75th Anniversary season of Red Rocks Amphitheatre just got better with the return of music legend, Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band. This is sure to be one of the highlights of the year as we welcome Parrotheads to Colorado’s own concert paradise.” – Tad Bowman, Red Rocks Amphitheatre Venue Director for Denver Arts & Venues.

See all of Jimmy’s 2016 Tour Dates.

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Jimmy Releases Statement on North Carolina Shows

posted April 11th, 2016 at 9:46 am

by Josh Martin

Recently North Carolina passed into law a “religious freedom” bill that essentially legalizes discrimination against the LGBT community. Several corporations, sports leagues, and entertainers have criticized the legislation. Paypal canceled plans to expand its campus in Charlotte and Bruce Springsteen canceled a show in the state because of the law.

Jimmy Buffett has two shows scheduled in North Carolina later this month. He released a statement this morning criticizing the “stupid law” but saying that the shows will go on:

As a traveling musician for 40 years, I played many shows years ago, in many states where you could go to prison for 20 years for smoking a joint. It was a stupid law based on stupid assumptions. Time has fortunately reversed a lot of that way of thinking. But now another stupid law, based on stupid assumptions, has sprung up like kudzu in North Carolina, where we are scheduled to play shows next week in Raleigh and Charlotte.

North Carolina was there for me as a performer in the early days and I have always felt a loyalty to fans there that goes deep. Rightly so, a lot of people are reacting to the stupid law. I happen to believe that the majority of our fans in North Carolina feel the way I do about that law. I am lucky enough to have found a job in the business of fun. These shows were booked and sold out long before the governor signed that stupid law. I am not going to let stupidity or bigotry trump fun for my loyal fans this year. We will be playing in Raleigh and Charlotte next week.

That said, as for the future of shows in North Carolina, it would definitely depend on whether that stupid law is repealed. That is up to the good people of North Carolina and there are many, and I am confident that they will see that the right thing will be done. As Forrest said, “Stupid is as stupid does.”

Fins Up,
Jimmy Buffett

Tagged in Personal/Family, Politics

Buffett Plays Private Show at The Masters

posted April 7th, 2016 at 10:44 pm

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by Josh Martin

The Masters golf tournament started Thursday in Augusta, Georgia and Jimmy Buffett played at a private show on Thursday night.

photo @WyndhamGolfGuy

Watch more videos in @WyndhamGolfGuy’s Twitter timeline.

Tagged in Special Appearances, Sports

Buffett Schedules Las Vegas Tour Date

posted April 6th, 2016 at 1:39 pm

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by Josh Martin

Jimmy Buffett has added a Las Vegas tour date in October to his 2016 I Don’t Know Tour:

Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, October 15th, 2016
MGM Grand

Tickets for the general public go on sale Monday, April 18 at 10am through Ticketmaster.

American Express Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Friday, April 8 at 10am through Thursday April, 14 at 10pm through Ticketmaster.

See the full slate of tour dates that have been announced.

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Mississippi State Senate Passes Buffett Beach Bill

posted April 3rd, 2016 at 9:33 pm

by Josh Martin

The Mississippi State House has already passed a bill to name the Pascagoula beach after Jimmy Buffett, and now the State Senate has followed suit:

Now, a bill moving through the state legislature combines George’s love of Buffett and the beach. The measure would rename the three-mile stretch of sand in Pascagoula “Buffett Beach”.

City leaders say the move would put Pascagoula on the tourism map.

“I want them to Google “Buffett Beach” and for Pascagoula to pop up on the map, and for us to be on Google Earth and everybody say, ‘Oh man, we need to go check that out.’ That would be really exciting for us,” said Steinberger.

Many agree renaming the beach just blocks from Buffett’s childhood home would be a fitting tribute to a native son who never forgot his roots.

“I think it’d be awesome. I think it would be great for the town,” said Laurie Lambard of Pascagoula.

If the bill becomes law, the city hopes to hold the dedication ceremony on May 6, 2017. May 6 is “Jimmy Buffett Day” in Pascagoula, and also his parents’ wedding anniversary.

Tagged in Personal/Family


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