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Buffetts Host Screening of New Bill Murray Film

posted September 1st, 2015 at 11:17 pm

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by Josh Martin

Jimmy Buffett and his wife Jane hosted a special sneak screening of the new Bill Murray film “Rock the Kasbah” in the Hamptons over the weekend. Many celebrities were in attendance, including Bill Clinton, Paul McCartney, and Bruce Springsteen.

Open Road Films’s new comedy “Rock the Kasbah,” starring Bill Murray, Kate Hudson and Bruce Willis, debuted at the United Artist Theater in East Hampton, N.Y. on Friday night for a special sneak preview. The screening — presented by the Peggy Siegel Company and hosted by famed singer Jimmy Buffett and his wife Jane — was a crowd pleaser. Guests raved about Murray’s funny yet heartfelt performance as a washed up rock manager.

But it was the post-screening after party at the Blue Parrot Bar & Grill that drew the most buzz. A star-studded guest list that included Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, John Mellencamp, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and President Bill Clinton joined the film’s cast to celebrate the pic and enjoy a casual nightcap. All eyes were on Clinton. The 42nd president of the United States received the most attention and selfie requests from the partygoers. Even the musicians and actors seemed to be starstruck.

“It’s very exciting that the President is here,” Murray told Variety at the party. “It’s an honor to meet him and get to talk to him.”

Read more here.


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Cryptic Message from Jimmy Promises Something That We’re “Really Going to Like”

posted January 27th, 2015 at 9:40 pm

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by Josh Martin

A cryptic message was sent out today by Jimmy Buffett:

There are so few things left that Jimmy has never done before – this will be one of them and we think you’re really going to like it….
‪#‎thisonesreallyforyou‬

The video says “back to the island… coming February 2nd”

So what do you think the surprise is?


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‘Margaritaville – The Musical’ in the Works

posted December 4th, 2014 at 10:22 am

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by Josh Martin

On the November 26th edition of the Tony Kornheiser Show, guest Greg Garcia revealed that he’s working with actor and writer Mike O’Malley on a broadway musical based on “Margaritaville.”

Garcia said that they’ve talked with Jimmy and that he’s on board. They’ll use Jimmy’s existing music, plus some new original songs that JB’s writing.

Garcia and O’Malley worked together on the television show “Yes, Dear.”

You can listen to the conversation at ESPN980.com (11/26/14 Hour 2 around the 19:00 mark).

Mike O’Malley has been trying to get something going with ‘Margaritaville’ for years. Back in 2008, we reported that he was working with Buffett on a television show based on characters that Jimmy sings about.

(hat tip Scott French)


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Jimmy Appears with Warren Buffett at Student Luncheon

posted April 17th, 2012 at 8:37 pm

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by Josh Martin

While Jimmy Buffett was in Omaha last week he made a surprise appearance at a luncheon for college students hosted by Warren Buffett.

At the luncheon a “reserved” sign was posted across from Buffett and in between Schumacher and Inschauspe. Buffett excused himself from the UW table to address the entire luncheon crowd, announcing, “This has all been a setup. I am not the real Buffett.”

To the surprise of the crowd, in walked Jimmy Buffett, a close personal friend of the other Buffett.

With guitar in hand, Jimmy Buffett went to the end of the UW students’ table, put one foot up on a chair and broke into “Smart Woman (In a Real Short Skirt)” followed by “Margaritaville,” the song that made him famous.

“During lunch, we heard a few stories from their friendship, and learned that out of curiosity, they’ve checked through DNA tests to see if they were related — they’re not,” Schumacher says.

“It was so awesome to have Jimmy Buffett playing two feet in front of us and, on top of that, to sit right next to him and right across from Warren Buffett at lunch,” Inschauspe says. “By far, one of the best experiences in my life.”



Tagged in Miscellaneous, Personal/Family, Special Appearances



Barefoot Islands Cruise Sailing Small Islands and Famous Beach Bars

posted March 19th, 2012 at 10:41 pm

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by Josh Martin

Registration has opened for The Barefoot Islands Cruise which will sail March 16-23, 2013 to the Caribbean Islands you’ve heard Jimmy Buffett sing about- Anguilla, St. Barts, Jost Van Dyke, Tortola, Nevis, and Virgin Gorda. The custom itinerary allows passengers extended time to hangout ashore at famous beach bars such as Foxy’s, Sunshine’s, The Soggy Dollar, and The Dune Preserve. At most anchorages the ship will stay until late evening or overnight.

Plenty of live music onboard and ashore! Enjoy performances throughout the week from a special ensemble of tropical beach rock musicians featuring Scott Nickerson, founder of Parrot Heads in Paradise, as well as special sessions with well known local musicians.
The cruise is a full charter of the luxury ship Wind Surf of Windstar Cruises. With a capacity of only 312 passengers it will be a great way to get together with fellow Parrot Heads without the hassle and crowds of a large ship with 2,500 passengers or more. The casual atmosphere includes open seated dining (no reservations or seating assignments) with options to dine outside on-deck. Windstar Cruises, voted Condé Nast Traveler “Top Small-Ship Cruise Line”, continues to provide top-of-the-line service and amenities as a fleet wide $18 million refurbishment.

Rates begin at $1,899pp with items such as onboard watersports, ground transportation, and soft beverages (bottled water, sodas, coffees, espressos, smoothies, etc.) included. Register before March 23, 2012 and save $200. Additional discounts if you refer friends.

This will be a unique sail through some beautiful small islands and harbors normally only visited by smaller yachts. A perfect opportunity to sit back on a white sand beach with a boat drink and good friends. Presented by Local Knowledge. See website for details: BarefootIslandsCruise.com.

Note: Jimmy Buffett is not participating in or associated with this event.


Tagged in Miscellaneous, Parrotheads



A New Look for Margaritaville.com

posted October 5th, 2011 at 11:00 pm

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by Josh Martin

Jimmy Buffett’s official website has received a makeover. A beautiful Caribbean background dominates the main page and a countdown to the grand opening of the Margaritaville Casino in Las Vegas sits at the top right.

Surf over and take a look now at www.margaritaville.com.

Here’s a quick tour of how the Margaritaville.com site has changed over the years. How far back do you remember?

1997

1998

1999

2001

2002-2003

2004-2005

2006-2007

2008-2009



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