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1975 Acoustic/First Coral Reefer Band Tour

1975 brought some big changes to Jimmy’s live shows. Beginning March 5, Jimmy brought a full version of the Coral Reefer Band on the road for the first time. The year began with more Acoustic shows featuring Roger Bartlett in Buffett strongholds like Philadelphia and Atlanta. Once the band started in March, Jimmy was able to bring his music to some bigger venues along with the normal stops. Jimmy also increased his festival appearances, appearing at a July 4th show at the “A Day in the Sun” event at Parade Stadium in Minneapolis, and the Wild West Music fest in Austin, Texas, were Jimmy was second on the bill to Waylon Jennings. Radio was once again used to increase Jimmy’s popularity as a KSAN broadcast from the Boarding House in San Francisco, CA occurred on September 10. Perhaps the most unique show of the year was a rare outdoor show in November at the USF Soccer Field in St. Petersburg, FL that saw Jimmy and the Reefers play through temperatures in the 40’s. Check out all of the dates we’ve uncovered from 1975 below!

1975 Coral Reefer Band:
Jimmy Buffett – Vocals, Guitar
Roger Bartlett – Guitar, Background Vocals
Harry Dailey – Bass, Background Vocals



Greg ‘Fingers’ Taylor – Harmonica, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Phillip Fajardo – Drums

Date Location Venue ADDITIONAL INFO
01.02.75 Bryn Mawr, PA The Main Point View Set List
01.03.75 Bryn Mawr, PA The Main Point None
01.04.75 Bryn Mawr, PA The Main Point None
01.05.75 Bryn Mawr, PA The Main Point None
01.06.75 Bryn Mawr, PA The Main Point None
01.07.75 Austin, TX Castle Creek None
01.12.75 Dallas, TX Abbey Jimmy Joins Larry Raspberry and band including “Fingers” Taylor
01.13.75 Dallas, TX Mother Blues None
01.14.75 Dallas, TX Mother Blues None
01.15.75 Dallas, TX Mother Blues None
01.22.75 Atlanta, GA Southeast Music Hall None
01.23.75 Atlanta, GA Southeast Music Hall None
01.24.75 Atlanta, GA Southeast Music Hall None
01.25.75 Atlanta, GA Southeast Music Hall None
02.01.75 Boone, NC Hayes Auditorium None
02.14.75 Knoxville, TN University of TN Alumni Gym None
02.20.75 Pasadena, TX Gilley’s Nightclub None
02.28.75 Athens, GA Memorial Ballroom 2 Shows
03.05.75 Key West, FL Logun’s Lobster House First Coral Reefer Band Show
03.13.75 Dallas, TX Mother Blues None
03.15.75 Little Rock, AR Robinson Auditorium None
03.16.75 Jackson, MS City Auditorium None
03.25.75 Kingsport, TN ETSU None
04.04.75 Charleston, SC The Citadel None
04.12.75 Austin, TX City Coliseum None
04.19.75 Baton Rouge, LA State Fairgrounds None
04.20.75 New Orleans, LA Municipal Auditorium w/Jerry Jeff Walker
04.24.75 Pasadena, TX Gilley’s None
04.26.75 Peoria, IL Robertson Memorial Fieldhouse None
04.27.75 Louisville, KY Memorial Auditorium None
04.29.75 Nashville, TN Exit/In None
05.01.75 Florence, AL Norton Auditorium Earth Day ’75
05.07.75 Atlanta, GA Southeast Music Hall None
05.08.75 Atlanta, GA Southeast Music Hall None
05.09.75 Atlanta, GA Southeast Music Hall None
05.10.75 Atlanta, GA Southeast Music Hall None
05.14.75 Tucson, AZ Community Center Arena Opened for Lynyrd Skynyrd
05.15.75 San Francisco, CA The Boarding House None
05.16.75 San Francisco, CA The Boarding House None
05.17.75 San Francisco, CA The Boarding House None
05.18.75 San Francisco, CA The Boarding House None
05.20.75 Los Angeles, CA The Troubadour None
05.21.75 Los Angeles, CA The Troubadour None
05.22.75 Los Angeles, CA The Troubadour None
05.23.75 Los Angeles, CA The Troubadour None
05.24.75 Los Angeles, CA The Troubadour None
05.25.75 Los Angeles, CA The Troubadour None
06.05.75 Bryn Mawr, PA The Main Point None
06.06.75 Bryn Mawr, PA The Main Point None
06.07.75 Bryn Mawr, PA The Main Point None
06.08.75 Bryn Mawr, PA The Main Point None
06.14.75 Saratoga, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center Opened for New Riders of the Purple Sage
06.16.75 New York, NY Bottom Line Club Opened for Roger McGuinn
06.17.75 New York, NY Bottom Line Club Opened for Roger McGuinn
06.19.75 Washington, D.C. The Cellar Door None
06.20.75 Washington, D.C. The Cellar Door None
06.21.75 Washington, D.C. The Cellar Door None
06.22.75 Washington, D.C. The Cellar Door None
07.03.75 Milwaukee, WI Summerfest None
07.04.75 Minneapolis, MN Parade Stadium A Day in the Sun
07.10.75 Cleveland, OH Smiling Dog Saloon w/Beau Brummels
07.11.75 Cleveland, OH Smiling Dog Saloon w/Beau Brummels
07.12.75 Cleveland, OH Smiling Dog Saloon w/Beau Brummels
07.13.75 Cleveland, OH Smiling Dog Saloon w/Beau Brummels
07.14.75 Key West, FL Nuestra Senora de Atocha Treasure Bars None
07.24.75 Pasadena, TX Gilley’s None
07.26.75 Jackson, MS July Jam None
08.01.75 Miami, FL Gusman Philharmonic None
08.02.75 Atlanta, GA Georgia Tech Coliseum Opened for Joan Baez
08.03.75 Columbia, SC Carolina Coliseum Opened for The Eagles
08.23.75 Portland, OR The Euphoria Restaurant None
08.24.75 Seattle, WA Seattle Opera House None
08.29.75 Dallas, TX Electric Ballroom None
08.30.75 Corpus Christi, TX Ritz Music Hall Opened for Grinderswitch
08.31.75 Austin, TX X-S Ranch Wild West Music Fest
09.03.75 San Diego, CA The Backdoor View Set List
09.04.75 San Diego, CA The Backdoor 2 Shows
09.09.75 San Francisco, CA The Boarding House None
09.10.75 San Francisco, CA The Boarding House View Set List
09.11.75 San Francisco, CA The Boarding House None
09.12.75 San Francisco, CA The Boarding House None
09.13.75 Los Angeles, CA The Roxy None
09.14.75 Los Angeles, CA The Roxy None
09.20.75 Villanova, PA Villanova Fieldhouse Opened for Earl Scruggs
09.25.75 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Opera At the National Arts Centre None
10.06.75 Nashville, TN Exit/In None
10.08.75 Atlanta, GA Symphony Hall None
10.11.75 Columbia, SC USC Homecoming-Intramural Field A None
10.16.75 Jacksonville, AL Peter Matthews Coliseum Opened for Linda Ronstadt
10.26.75 Richmond, VA The Mosque with Ry Cooder
11.01.75 Williamsburg, VA William & Mary Hall Opened for Frank Zappa
11.02.75 College Park, MD Cole Field House Opened for Frank Zappa
11.11.75 Johnson City, TN Memorial Gymnasium w/Jerry Jeff Walker
11.13.75 Huntsville, AL Von Braun Center w/Jerry Jeff Walker
11.14.75 St. Petersburg, FL USF Soccer Field None
12.05.75 New Orleans, LA McAlister Auditorium View Set List
12.06.75 Lafayette, LA Municipal Auditorium None
12.08.75 Washington, D.C. Constitution Hall View Set List
12.12.75 Odessa, TX Fox Mill Theatre Club None
12.13.75 Dallas, TX Tarrant County Convention Center w/Jerry Jeff Walker