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Buffett Headlines Jake Owen Charity Event

November 2nd, 2019


Jimmy Buffett and Mac McAnally were in Vero Beach, Florida on Saturday night to perform at the 9th annual Homemade Concert to benefit the Jake Owen Foundation.

TCpalm.com has some photos from the show:

photos by Leah Voss / TCpalm.com. View more photos from the event here.


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Buffett to Headline Jake Owen Charity Show

August 30th, 2019


Jimmy Buffett is set to headline a charity dinner for the Jake Owen Foundation in November:

Jake Owen’s annual charity event returns to his hometown of Vero Beach, Florida, November 1 – 2 … but this year he’s got a special, Margarita-pouring surprise in store.

Benefiting the Jake Owen Foundation for the 9th time, this year’s event will feature a star-studded acoustic concert headlined by none other than the legendary Jimmy Buffett. The two-day blowout is being called The Jake Owen Homemade Weekend and also includes a charity golf tournament and a silent auction, with the concert set for November 2 at the city’s Corporate Air Inc. Hangar.

Read more here and get tickets to the event here.


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Buffett Entertains Troops on USS Kearsarge

August 7th, 2019


When Jimmy Buffett was in the Virginia Beach area last week he visited the USS Kearsarge and performed for the troops:

Sailors and Marines with the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), including its embarked units who returned from a seven-month deployment July 18, were treated to a rare shipboard performance by the legendary music artist Jimmy Buffett August 2.

Buffett, who is in the area for a concert in Virginia Beach, learned the ship had recently returned from a deployment and performed for the crew to show his appreciation for their sacrifice and service.

“Welcome home,” said Buffett. “Both Kearsarge and I were born in Pascagoula, Mississippi, so I feel a kindred spirit to your wonderful ship.”

Buffett thanked the crew for providing humanitarian assistance and disaster relief to the people of Puerto Rico following the devastation of Hurricane Maria.

“We decided to come play for you to thank you all for what you do for us,” said Buffett. “The least we could do is come take you away to Margaritaville.”

“We are grateful and humbled to have hosted Jimmy Buffett onboard Kearsarge today. He is a longtime friend of the Navy and came specifically to welcome the crew home from our seven-month deployment,” said Capt. Jason Rimmer, Kearsarge’s commanding officer. “It was absolutely terrific to show him the ship and hear his iconic songs in our hangar bay.”

During the performance Buffett sang classics such as “Margaritaville,” “Cheeseburger in Paradise” and “Son of a Son of a Sailor.”

“I’m always thankful to anyone who takes time to show their appreciation for our service and sacrifice,” said Legalman 1st Class Keiana Zinnah, a Kearsarge ARG Sailor. “This time I had the added bonus of watching the incredible Jimmy Buffett perform.”

While onboard, Buffett took a tour of the ship, met with Sailors and their families and took a few pictures with adoring fans or “Parrotheads” of all ranks and ages. The visit was a truly memorable experience for the Kearsarge ARG team who greatly appreciate Buffett for volunteering his time to deliver the sweet sounds of his signature tropical rock to their ears and help the crew celebrate good times at home again with family and friends.

Read the full story here.


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More From Buffett’s Naval Academy Performance

March 30th, 2018


The U.S. Naval Institute’s website has more photos and info from Jimmy Buffett’s appearance at the Academy where he was awarded the Navy’s top civilian award:

The musician — known for Gulf Coast casual songs of beachside utopia with hits like “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere,” “Cheeseburger in Paradise,” and “Changes Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes” — was presented with the Superior Public Service Award by Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer for supporting the Navy and Marine Corps before Wednesday’s annual Naval Academy Spring Concert.

“So, you know, we do a lot of work in the Navy, but tonight it’s not about work,” Spencer told the Brigade of Midshipmen when introducing Buffett.

Video of the show posted to Buffett’s Facebook page, and photos on the U.S. Naval Academy Facebook page, show Spencer on stage, slipping out of his suit jacket, loosening his tie, and stripping off his button-up shirt to reveal a blue Hawaiian shirt underneath, with darker blue block lettering on the back spelling “NAVY”.

Then, donning red parrot-head headgear, Spencer presented Buffett with the award.

“He has been a member of the Navy family going back to 1980 when he played here at the Academy when your superintendent was dating his wife,” Spencer said, referring to Vice Adm. Ted Carter, the superintendent of the Naval Academy.

The citation recognizes Buffett as an “Unwavering supporter of the men, women, and families of the Navy and Marine Corps. His dedicated service to our sailors, Marines, wounded warriors, and civilians ensured that they were provided highly visible support and gratitude that greatly enhanced morale and welfare across the Department.”

On a personal note, Spencer told the brigade how much Buffett’s music has meant to him through the years.

“I saw Jimmy Buffett in 1972 when he opened for a fellow by the name Ronald Clyde Crosby also known as Jerry Jeff Walker,” Spencer said. “His songs and albums carried me through my time in college and the Marine Corps.”

Read the full article here.


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Buffett Performs at Naval Academy, Honored with Navy Award

March 28th, 2018


Jimmy Buffett was in Annapolis on Wednesday rehearsing for the upcoming 2018 tour at the Naval Academy.

While there, Vice Admiral Ted Carter, superintendent of the Naval Academy, presented Jimmy with the Navy’s Superior Public Service Award for his support of the men and women of the Navy over the years, including concerts, personal appearances, and support that “directly impacted the quality of life for the men, women, and families of the Department of the Navy.”


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