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Jimmy Accepts the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS

posted August 16th, 2014 at 2:32 pm

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by Josh

You’ve probably seen the Ice Bucket Challenge going around the internet lately to raise awareness and money for ALS disease. Jimmy Buffett’s daughter Savannah, plus a few others, challenged him and he accepted:

Buffett passed the challenge on to Don Johnson, Kelly Slater, and Betsy Whidden.


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Buffett Joins Zac Brown at Everglades Benefit

posted February 15th, 2014 at 10:24 pm

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The Everglades Foundation held their ninth annual ForEverglades Benefit at the Breakers Palm Beach on Saturday night with headliner the Zac Brown Band.

Towards the end of the show, which was hosted by Katie Couric, Jimmy Buffett surprised the crowd and joined Zac on stage.

Couric posted a poor quality video of Jimmy and Zac: watch.


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Buffett Attends Battioke Charity Event

posted January 27th, 2014 at 9:23 pm

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Jimmy Buffett was in Miami on Monday night at Shane Battier’s Battioke charity event. Held at the Fillmore Miami Beach, the event benefits Battier’s Take Charge Foundation.

The signature fundraising event has become a favorite of those who attend as well as those who perform. What started as Clutch City Karaoke in Houston, has morphed into South Beach Battioke – a karaoke competition for Shane and his teammates as well as other celebrities. Giving these athletes a chance to shine off the court, the level of entertainment at Battioke is hard to find elsewhere. Attendees witness their favorite players letting loose and testing out their karaoke chops in front of a fun-loving lively audience, while raising money for The Battier Take Charge Foundation.

The event also featured a charity auction, in which Buffett was the high bidder ($24,000!) on a locker room-used celebratory bottle of champagne from last year’s championship that was signed by the team.

Buffett also took to the karaoke stage for Marvin Gay’s “I Heard It Through The Grapevine” with Pat Riley. Watch a short video of it on Instagram.

Shane Battier is a big parrothead, and even quoted Jimmy when he joined the Heat in 2011.


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Photos and Videos From Miami Marine Stadium Event

posted January 10th, 2014 at 12:20 am

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by Josh

Jimmy Buffett was at the Coral Gables Museum on Thursday night to raise money for Miami Marine Stadium. Buffett and Gloria Estefan did a Q&A, and then Buffett performed a few songs with Robert Greenidge.

Photos and video from the Miami Herald:

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View more photos here.


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Buffett to Headline Miami Marine Stadium Fundraiser Tonight

posted January 8th, 2014 at 9:56 pm

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Jimmy Buffett will be in Miami on Thursday night to co-headline an event with Gloria Estefan aimed at resuscitating Miami Marine Stadium, the site of his 1985 concert video Live By The Bay.

From the Miami Herald:

“I have my shameless promoter hat on now,’’ Buffett says, laughing as he exercises his fertile imagination on behalf of his latest cause: Helping to bring the iconic but weatherworn, graffiti-covered stadium on Virginia Key back to life after a prolonged dormancy of more than 20 years.

Buffett’s in league with another Miami musical icon, singer Gloria Estefan, the official face of a campaign to resuscitate the publicly owned stadium, which just turned 50 and is widely regarded as a cultural and architectural treasure.

Concerts at the marine stadium marked signal moments in the early careers of both stars, and they’re repaying the favor with a joint appearance Thursday at a sold-out fundraiser for the rescue effort at the Coral Gables Museum. After a talk-show-style Q&A with Estefan and NBC6 anchor Jackie Nespral as host, Buffett will do a few tunes with longtime steel-drum accompanist Robert Greenidge.

“The marine stadium was a pretty special place, and Miami’s always been great to me, so why not?’’ Buffett said, speaking from his Palm Beach County home. “I’m in the fun business and things that make people happy. The first time I played it, I fell in love with it. How could you not? You’re on a floating stage surrounded by people in boats, and those incredible sunsets. It was such a unique place to play in.”

Jimmy’s most vivid memory from playing at Miami Marine Stadium?

The time he jumped from the barge that served as a stage into the scrum of swimmers, boaters and floaters in the water at the end of one especially sweaty performance. He had played two shows, which had been preceded by a 56-piece steel-drum band from Trinidad, the Desperadoes.

“I remember very vividly,” Buffett said. “It was the perfect opening act. It put people in a rather festive mood. It was like being in a water carnival. There was space between the barge and the first seats in the grandstand. There were people swimming in there. It was not out of control exactly, but it was rockin’.

“No one expected that diversified amount of floating objects from large yachts to inner tubes. The size of the crowd in the water was amazing.

“It was also extremely hot. At one point, I told my stage manager, ‘When this thing’s over, take my guitar, because I’m goin’ in.’”


photo Beth Odle / The Parrot Head Handbook


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Storm Dampens Philippines Charity Show

posted December 16th, 2013 at 10:01 am

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by Josh

The charity show that Jimmy Buffett was added to at the last minute raised over $1.7 million despite being dampened by thunderstorms:

The live television broadcast of the concert was canceled because the outdoor venue on the Great Lawn of the Hilton Hawaiian Village was rained out by a thunder storm.

But organizers moved the concert indoors and broadcasted on radio and the Internet with KSSK morning radio hosts Michael W. Perry and Larry Price.

Not all of the scheduled acts were able to perform, but several did and major Hawaii companies and corporations made good on pre-planned pledges.

By the time the broadcast went off the air just after 4:30 p.m., organizers said they raised $1,758,386.42. Phone lines were still collecting donations until 6 p.m. Sunday.

Buffett performed with ukulele master Jake Shimabukuro.


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