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Buffett to Play Intimate Show in San Diego

posted September 25th, 2016 at 5:01 pm

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by Josh Martin

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band have just announced that they’ll play a show in San Diego on October 18th at Humphrey’s Concerts By The Bay, his first appearance at the venue since 1984.

Humphreys has a capacity of just 1,450. Securing Buffett to performs there is a coup for the venue, which opened in 1982 and this year has featured concerts by Bob Dylan, Ringo Starr and the Tom Petty-led band Mudcrutch.

“Buffett’s agent called us in December and asked us to hold a date in October. They didn’t tell us who it was for, which is not that unusual for a big act,” said John Wojas, the vice president for AEG Live San Diego, which exclusively books Humphreys.

“Two weeks later they told us the hold was for Buffett, and we were thrilled. Then they said we couldn’t announce it until after KAABOO, which is fine, because this will sell out in an instant. The fastest sell-outs we’ve had at Humphreys are Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Steely Dan, Whitney Houston and Robert Plant & Alison Krauss. This could beat those.”

Tickets for the show at Humphreys go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster.com, and by phone at (800) 745-3000. Tickets are priced at $159 each, plus service charges, with a four-ticket per customer limit. No tickets will be sold at Humphreys or at Ticketmaster outlets.

Also note this about tickets:

To prevent ticket-scalping, only paperless tickets will be sold. Upon arriving at the venue, attendees must have a valid ID and the credit card they used to purchase their tickets. Ushers at the entrance will scan each credit card, print out a receipt, ensure the name on the ID matches the name on the credit card, then escort attendees to their seats.

“This is the first time we’ve ever used paperless tickets,” said Humphreys Concerts Vice President Bobbi Brieske. “It’s to make sure tickets stay in the hands of the fans who bought them.”



Tagged in Tickets, Tour Dates



Margaritaville Mall of America Location to Open Tuesday

posted September 16th, 2016 at 1:17 pm

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by Josh Martin

Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville restaurant will open in the largest mall in the United States on Tuesday (Sept 20th).

Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville restaurant will open a location at Mall of American, Bloomington, Minn., on Sept. 20. The 315-seat restaurant and bar will be Margaritaville’s first in the state of Minnesota.

Taking a cue from Jimmy Buffett’s storied past, the restaurant’s design brings together a combination of tropical elements to create Margaritaville’s version of a Key West beach bar in the middle of the nation’s largest mall. The nearly 10,000-sq.-ft. venue features shades of green and blue, reminiscent of a Caribbean island, complemented by wood accents and country music inspired décor.

According to an article last fall, the restaurant “will be on the east wing’s third floor, near Crayola’s new attraction and store and the relocated Rainforest Cafe.”

The location is still hiring for positions. View job openings.


Tagged in Business Empire, Margaritaville Cafes



St Louis Cardinals to Host Margaritaville Night

posted September 7th, 2016 at 1:20 pm

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by Josh Martin

St. Louis Cardinals fans can waste away at Busch Stadium this weekend as the baseball club celebrates Margaritaville night at the ballpark.

St. Louis may be land-locked, but we’ll all be transported to Margaritaville on Friday, September 9th when the Cardinals take on the Brewers! Parrotheads, beach lovers, and baseball fans can enjoy Jimmy Buffett tunes at a FINtastic pre-game concert by The Boat Drunks. With the purchase of a special Theme Ticket, you will receive a Margaritaville-inspired Cardinals T-shirt. Change your latitude and float on down to Busch Stadium for Margaritaville Night. After all, it’s 5 o’clock somewhere!

A portion of each ticket sold will be donated to Jimmy Buffett’s charity, Singing for Change.

Get more info and buy tickets




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