1. Wonderful Christmastime
2. Jingle Bell Rock
3. All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth
4. Drivin’ the Pig (Manejando el Cerdo)
5. The Twelve Days of Christmas (Parrothead Version)
6. What I Didn’t Get for Christmas
7. Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree
8. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
9. Santa Stole Thanksgiving
10. Mele Kalikimaka
11. Winter Wonderland
12. Baby, It’s Cold Outside
13. White Christmas
Jimmy Buffett will perform at a gala for Chris Evert’s charity in November:
Singer/songwriter and best-selling author Jimmy Buffett will perform at Chris Evert’s annual Gala on Saturday, November 19, as part of the 27th annual Chris Evert/Raymond James Pro-Celebrity weekend.
The three-day event (Nov. 18-20) serves as a fundraiser for Chris Evert Charities, with proceeds going to combat drug abuse and child neglect in Florida.
Evert has hosted the event since retiring from the professional game in 1989, and her charity weekends have raised more than $22.5 million to meet needs in the South Florida community.
The elegant evening Gala will be held at the Boca Resort & Club and includes a cocktail hour, silent and live auctions and an exquisite dinner that precedes an inspiring message by Evert, the 18-time Grand Slam champion, followed by an acoustic performance by legendary singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett. Buffett will be accompanied by eight-time Country Music Association (CMA) Musician of the Year Mac McAnally.
“We are honored and thrilled that Jimmy chose to perform at our event in the middle of his very busy tour schedule,” said Evert. “This is a great opportunity to see one of the world’s most talented performers in an intimate setting. It will be fun to be a Parrothead that evening!”
Tickets are $750 per person and can be secured online at chrisevert.org. The cocktail hour begins at 6:00 pm.
Buffett boiled down his message about the state constitutional amendments 1 and 2 in a bilingual pitch: “No on one. Yes on two. No para uno. Si para dos.”
Amendment 1 has come under increasing criticism because it’s little understood and could trick residents into believing it expands solar-power choices, though it basically enshrines the status quo in the Florida constitution.
Amendment 1 would preserve a right for residents to own or lease solar devices, while prohibiting customers who don’t have solar from subsidizing those who do have them.
Just last week, The Miami Herald reported how Sal Nuzzo of the conservative James Madison Institute praised Amendment 1 as “an incredibly savvy maneuver” because it “would completely negate anything they (pro-solar groups) would try to do either legislatively or constitutionally down the road.” After he was caught, Nuzzo claimed he “misspoke.”
Former Vice president Al Gore recently spoke out against Amendment 1 because it would roll back what’s known as “net-metering,” a state rule requiring utilities to pay customers who produce solar energy.
Utilities backing the measure now have donated at least $17 million of the $22.1 million raised by Consumers for Smart Solar, according to POLITICO Florida analysis of campaign finance reports. Miami Herald columnist Carl Hiaasen said their involvement is a red flag for how anti-consumer the amendment is.
“Let the scum shine,” Hiaasen wrote.
In his video message, Buffett was more understated.
“It’s obvious what’s going on there,” Buffett says. “We’ve been enjoying the sun for most of our lives living in Florida. Now it’s time to use it right, and use it for everybody’s benefit.”
Buffett livened up when it came to Amendment 2, which allows people with debilitating medical conditions access to medical marijuana.
“Amendment 2. Medical marijuana — Duh!” Buffett chuckles.
Opponents of medical marijuana say it’s a backdoor way to outright legalization. Supporters say the amendment is intentionally designed to limit itself to those deemed severely sick by a licensed Florida physician.
Buffett said he used cannabis medically after he had a stage accident in Australia.
“I can tell you from first-hand experience that medical-marijuana is a great cure,” Buffett says.
Buffett also supported a medical marijuana initiative that failed in 2014.
Jimmy Buffett played one of the final shows at the Irvine Meadows amphitheater on Saturday night.
Such a time was definitely this weekend when Jimmy Buffett and his Coral Reefer Band played their 33rd and final show at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre.
Buffett and his band have headlined the Orange County venue more often – by far – than anywhere else in Southern California, and the chance to celebrate the singer’s beach-inspired bachanalia brought out a capacity crowd of 16,000. Buffett’s fans, known as Parrotheads, were suitably attired in aloha shirts and other tropical finery.
Near the start of his set, Buffett acknowledged the amphitheater’s impending closure and warned, “We ain’t going quietly.” Throughout the show, which hit staples of his catalog such as “Pencil Thin Mustache,” “Fins,” “Cheeseburger in Paradise” and, of course, “Margaritaville,” old photos and videos of fans partying in the Irvine Meadows parking lot were shown on the high-definition screen behind the band.