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1976 PINK CRUSTACEAN TOUR

With a year under his belt playing with the Coral Reefer Band, Jimmy’s career was beginning to get bigger. Jimmy began the year still as an opening act and occasional headliner, opening for acts like the Pure Prairie League and Jimmy’s good friend Jerry Jeff Walker. Jimmy continued working the same territories in the southeast, California and the Northeast. Festivals appearances included the Sebring ’76 festival with acts like Joe Cocker, Long Beach State University’s Banjo, Fiddle, and Guitar Festival, the world’s largest Kegger in Missoula, Montana with Jerry Jeff Walker and Heart, a special show in New Orleans on the 4th of July with the Charlie Daniels Band, Emmylou Harris, and John Sebastian, and a show in Baton Rouge, LA in October at the Day and Night in the Country Festival. No radio broadcasts this year but Jimmy got a big boost by making one of his first tv appearances on Austin City Limits, recorded in July. Perhaps the most interesting show of the year was on July 9th as Jimmy was the headline act for a 1-day cruise out of St. Petersburg, Florida aboard ‘The Tom Sawyer.’ Check out our classic story about this show here! By the fall, ‘Margaritaville’ was out and moving up the charts and Jimmy and the Reefers began headlining shows with the David Bromberg Opening. Check out all the dates we’ve uncovered for 1976 below!

1976 Coral Reefer Band:
Jimmy Buffett – Vocals, Guitar
Roger Bartlett – Guitar, Background Vocals
Harry Dailey – Bass, Background Vocals



Greg “Fingers” Taylor – Harmonica, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Michael Gardner – Drums

Date Location Venue ADDITIONAL INFO
02.01.76 Miami, FL Jai-Alai Fronton None
02.17.76 Boston, MA Paul’s Mall None
02.18.76 Boston, MA Paul’s Mall None
02.19.76 New York, NY The Bottom Line Opened for Pure Prairie League
02.20.76 New York, NY The Bottom Line Opened for Pure Prairie League
02.21.76 New York, NY The Bottom Line Opened for Pure Prairie League
03.18.76 Sebring, FL Sebring ‘76 Festival None
03.19.76 Charlotte, NC Charlotte Coliseum None
03.24.76 Austin, TX Armadillo World Headquarters None
03.25.76 Austin, TX Armadillo World Headquarters None
04.07.76 Oxford, MS Tad Smith Coliseum Opened for Jerry Jeff Walker
04.08.76 Jacksonville, AL JSU None
04.14.76 Macon, GA Macon Coliseum None
04.15.76 Gainesville, FL Florida Gym Opened for Spring Frolics
04.17.76 Miami, FL Gusman Hall None
04.23.76 Phoenix, AZ Celebrity Theatre None
04.24.76 Berkeley, CA Berkeley Community Theatre None
04.25.76 Long Beach, CA Banjo, Fiddle, and Guitar Festival None
04.30.76 San Diego, CA SDSU Backdoor None
05.01.76 Sacramento, CA Hughes Stadium None
05.06.76 Los Angeles, CA The Roxy Theatre None
05.10.76 San Jose, CA Brewery None
05.11.76 San Jose, CA Brewery None
05.12.76 San Jose, CA Brewery None
05.14.76 Berkeley, CA Berkeley Community Theatre None
05.20.76 Eugene, OR Lane County Fairgrounds Opened for Jerry Jeff Walker
05.23.76 Bellingham, WA Mt. Baker Theatre With Jerry Jeff Walker
05.25.76 Missoula, MT K-O Rodeo Grounds World’s Largest Kegger
07.02.76 Miami, FL JAI-ALAI Fronton Opened for Loggins and Messina
07.03.76 Orlando, FL Orange County Rodeo Opened for Loggins and Messina
07.04.76 New Orleans, LA SuperDome None
07.06.76 Jackson, MS Jackson Municipal Auditorium None
07.09.76 St. Petersburg, FL The Tom Sawyer Story behind this show
07.14.76 Atlanta, GA Great Southeast Music Hall None
07.15.76 Atlanta, GA Great Southeast Music Hall None
07.16.76 Charlotte, NC Carowinds Palladium None
07.18.76 Washington, D.C. Carter-Barron Amphitheatre View Set List
07.23.76 Oklahoma City, OK City Park Amphitheatre None
07.24.76 Ft. Bend, CO Ft. Bend Fairgrounds None
07.26.76 Austin, TX KLRU Television Studio View Set List
07.27.76 Austin, TX Armadillo World Headquarters None
07.28.76 Austin, TX Armadillo World Headquarters None
09.03.76 Atlanta, GA The Omni None
09.05.76 Nashville, TN Hermitage Landing None
09.06.76 Lexington, KY Masterson Station Park None
09.11.76 Greensboro, NC Triad Arena Richie Furay Opened
09.18.76 Louisville, KY Bellarmine College None
09.21.76 Urbana, IL Great Hall-Krannert Center None
10.01.76 Jackson, MS Jackson Municipal Auditorium None
10.02.76 Baton Rouge, LA Baton Rouge Fairgrounds Day and Night in the Country
10.08.76 Tampa, FL JAI-ALAI Fronton None
10.09.76 Pensacola, FL UWF Fieldhouse None
10.16.76 Chapel Hill, NC Memorial Hall None
10.21.76 Huntsville, AL Von Braun Center None
10.23.76 Washington, D.C. Lisner Auditorium View Set List
10.25.76 New York, NY The Bottom Line Mike Finnegan Opened
10.26.76 New York, NY The Bottom Line Mike Finnegan Opened
12.01.76 Santa Cruz, CA Civic Auditorium David Bromberg Band Opened
12.04.76 San Diego, CA SDSU Peterson Gym David Bromberg Band Opened
12.05.76 Berkeley, CA Berkeley Community Theatre David Bromberg Band Opened
12.08.76 Eugene, OR Lane County Fairgrounds David Bromberg Band Opened
12.09.76 Bellingham, WA Mt. Baker Theatre David Bromberg Band Opened
12.10.76 Portland, OR PNT David Bromberg Band Opened
12.11.76 Seattle, WA Paramount Northwest David Bromberg Band Opened
12.12.76 Vancouver, WA Queen Elizabeth Theatre David Bromberg Band Opened
12.13.76 Edmonton, ALB, CAN Jubilee Auditorium David Bromberg Band Opened
12.16.76 Reno, NV Hofbrau House David Bromberg Band Opened
12.17.76 Reno, NV Hofbrau House David Bromberg Band Opened
12.19.76 Phoenix, AZ Celebrity Theatre David Bromberg Band Opened