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Nashville Margaritaville Wants Your Parrothead Plates

posted September 17th, 2010 at 1:54 pm

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by Josh Martin

The Margaritaville Cafe currently under construction in Nashville is looking for parrothead license plates to use as decorations.

Have an old Parrothead license plate laying around that would look great as a decoration in the new Margaritaville opening later this year in Nashville? Send it to us and be a part of Music City’s Margaritaville decór! License plates only please. Any plates mailed in become the property of Margaritaville and will not be returned.

Mail your parrothead license plates to:

Margaritaville
7272 Kingspointe Pkwy
Suite 650
Orlando, FL 32819

The Nashville Margaritaville is on pace to open before Christmas. Visit the official site at www.margaritavillenashville.com.


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Buffett Referenced in ‘Memphis Beat’ Episode

posted August 26th, 2010 at 9:36 am

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by Josh Martin

Jimmy Buffett was referenced in the season finale of the new TNT drama “Memphis Beat” that aired earlier this week:

Dwight and Whitehead pay a visit to Drake’s wife Noreen. She divulges that she hardly knows her husband anymore — three years ago, something happened and he changed overnight, stopped sleeping, stopped eating, and he said he “buried the old me.” The only person he hangs out with is Martin Matthews, the man to whom she sold his old Nissan.

Over at Martin’s house, we see he’s a Parrothead, an uber-fan of Jimmy Buffett. Though he has an alibi, a quick background check shows that Drake has been making weekly payouts to “Pencil Thin Mustache LLC.” Aha! Not only have we unearthed a blackmail scheme, but now that song is going ’round and ’round inside my head!

It’s not uncommon for Jimmy to be referenced in television shows. He’s been mentioned on 30 Rock, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Colbert Report, David Letterman’s Top 10 List, and was even lampooned by South Park in 2008.

(hat tip to Wes for passing this along)


Tagged in Parrotheads, Pop Culture References, Television



Buffett Featured in Dustin Comic Strip

posted August 9th, 2010 at 9:17 am

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by Josh Martin

A Jimmy Buffett concert was the topic for an entire week of the ‘Dustin’ comic strip in late July:

(hat tip songbird1329 and Don)


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Share Your Parrothead Story

posted July 14th, 2010 at 2:52 pm

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by Josh Martin

Do you have a parrothead story to tell? Submit your story in lyrics and it could become part of a song! Vicki at the Examiner has more:

Are you living your life like a tale from Margaritaville? Have you met Jimmy Buffett or do you have a Parrot Head story that could be the verse of a tropical song? If so, here’s your chance to add a few verses to the “ParrotHead Story” song.

Drummer/songwriter and author (check out his book here), Mark Nemcek came up with the idea for the “ParrotHead Story” song about a year ago while reminiscing with his wife about a vacation they had a few years back in Key West. It was a cold and dreary day and they decided to go to the original Sloppy Joes. They were greeted by Captain Tony Tarracino himself. The place was empty and their entertainment for the day was free drinks and the privilege to hear the Captain’s stories (true or not) about Jimmy Buffett. If you’re a Buffett fan, you’ll know this was (almost) as magical as spending a day with Jimmy himself.

”The song popped into my head “I have a ParrotHead Story, I’m sure you have one too…” says Nemcek. When he hooked up with guitar buddy, Dave Rubinstein and vocal master and recent acquaintance, Marcel Rasa, he came up with the idea to create a song and give Buffett fans and songwriters the chance to come up with their own lyrics. The joined together to bring this project to reality and are now taking contest submissions for the “fan verse”. “Yes, I have a Parrothead Story,” said Nemcek. “But you have some great ones, too.”

So, here’s your chance Parrot Heads… turn your memorable concert, tailgating or Parrot Head party memory into a song verse and submit it (free of charge of course) to the “ParrotHead Story” song contest. Three winners will be selected by September 30, 2010 and the best verse will be used in the final studio recording. Here is your chance to be like Jimmy Buffett and have your life and words become music. The winner will be announced at “Meeting of the Minds”, the Annual Parrot Head Convention, this November in Key West. The winners will also be rewarded some cool Margaritaville loot.

Visit ParrotheadStory.com to submit your lyrics.


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Parking Info for Gulf Coast Concert

posted July 7th, 2010 at 12:13 am

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by Josh Martin

Plan to arrive early and consider carpooling, biking, or walking to Sunday’s Jimmy Buffett concert in Gulf Shores, event organizers say.

A free park and ride shuttle system will be implemented for the event. Shuttles will begin running at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, July 11th from satellite lots stationed in area shopping centers and parks. The primary satellite parking lot is at The Wharf at the Route 2/Foley Express intersection. An event ticket is needed to board the shuttle.

Park and Ride locations are denoted with a P on the map. Auxiliary Shuttle Stops with no parking available are denoted by a bus on the map. Bring a copy of the map with you in case you need to travel to a nearby parking lot.


(click to enlarge map)

Please remember that shuttles have assigned pick-up and drop-off locations. Don’t forget where you are dropped off! Return to this location for a shuttle ride back to the satellite parking lot where you originally started.

Handicap accessible shuttles will run on the red and yellow bus routes. There is also a handicap accessible parking lot located near the event site at the northeast corner of Highway 59 and East Beach Boulevard, in the Surf Style parking lot. Appropriate tags are necessary to enter this lot.

Additional parking lots may be added or changed. For the latest information, please visit the official “Concerts For The Coast” website before you travel. Traveler information will also be broadcast periodically on Sunny 105 FM and displayed on variable message signs in the area on the day of the event.


Tagged in Charitable Causes, Concerts, Parrotheads



Comcast Center Parking Lot Opening Later This Year

posted June 15th, 2010 at 8:42 am

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by Josh Martin

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band return to New England this week for two Boston area shows. We’ve heard from a few Mansfield area parrotheads that the parking lot at the Comcast Center at Great Woods will not open until 3:00 pm this Thursday and noon on Saturday.

From the Parrothead Club of Eastern Massachusetts (via urlcenter):

We have been working to confirm the parking lot details and were hoping to actually have them bend the rules and let us in earlier than the posted times. That is NOT going to happen. They are serious about the 3pm Thursday and noon Saturday opening times. In addition, we understand that Mansfield and surrounding Police will be patrolling local parking lots and hotels and disbanding any groups they find loitering there.

Read more in a discussion on our forum.

(H/T urlcenter)


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