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Buffett Playing Rally Tonight for Gwen Graham

posted August 23rd, 2018 at 10:28 am

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by Josh Martin

Here are the details for Jimmy Buffett’s get-out-the-vote rally for Florida governor candidate Gwen Graham:

On Thursday night, the legendary Florida singer/songwriter will host a get-out-the-vote concert for Democratic candidate for governor Gwen Graham, and it’s free and open to the public.

The concert is at the ArtsPark at Young Circle amphitheater in Hollywood. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the concert starts at 7:30 p.m., according to Graham’s campaign.

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Buffett Endorses Graham in Florida, Will Hold Rally

posted August 14th, 2018 at 12:22 pm

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by Josh Martin

Jimmy Buffett has endorsed Democrat Gwen Graham in the Florida governor race and will hold a rally for her.

Legendary Singer/Songwriter/Author and Florida icon Jimmy Buffett announced today that he is hosting a Get Out The Vote Concert for Gwen Graham.

Buffett, a long-standing advocate of Florida’s environment and quality of life is committed to helping Gwen win the Florida Governor’s race and follow in the footsteps of her father, Governor and U.S Senator Bob Graham.

“Like her Dad, Gwen will put the interests of everyday Floridians first. She has a heart for people and a passion for the Sunshine state. She’ll protect our precious natural environment, ensure we have strong public schools and affordable health care. It’s been too long since we have had a Governor for all the people. For that reason, I am supporting my friend, Democrat Gwen Graham, for governor and I encourage ya’ll to do the same” Buffett said.

Buffett will be playing a Get Out the Vote Concert for Gwen on August 23 in South Florida. More details will be forthcoming.

“Jimmy isn’t just a legendary musician, he is also a dedicated environmentalist who has worked with my family for years to preserve Florida’s natural treasures,” Graham said. “I am proud to have earned his vote on Election Day – come that Tuesday it’ll be alright.”

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Buffett Performs at Key West Margaritaville

posted December 18th, 2017 at 11:25 am

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by Josh Martin

Jimmy Buffett performed at his Margaritaville restaurant in Key West on Saturday night, and new senator-elect Doug Jones from Alabama was in the house:

Alabama’s new U.S. Senator-elect got a special serenade from one of its favorite sons.

Doug Jones was in Key West, Florida this weekend with his wife, Louise, to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary. During the visit, the couple visited the Margaritaville restaurant where they we recognized by owner and entertainer Jimmy Buffet, a native of Mobile.
The singer serenaded the couple with his version of “Stars Fell on Alabama,” according to Politico, which first reported the encounter.

Incredibly Very Special Guest … #DougJones #StarsFellOnAlabama

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Buffett Attends Cubs World Series Visit to White House

posted January 16th, 2017 at 1:33 pm

by Josh Martin

The Chicago Cubs visited the White House today to be honored by President Obama for their World Series championship and longtime Cubs fan Jimmy Buffett was in attendance:

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US Appeals Court Cites Buffett Song in Case

posted January 10th, 2017 at 10:13 am

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by Josh Martin

Jimmy Buffett’s “Margaritaville” is not only known around the world as a song and a brand, it’s now being used in federal court!

A Virginia man who wants to open a tattoo parlor in Key West can thank Jimmy Buffett’s “Margaritaville” for helping him with his latest court case.

City officials twice referenced the song in opposition to Brad Buehrle’s proposal for a new tattoo shop, saying drunken tourists would be more likely to get tattoos and then regret it if more ink shops were open in Key West’s historic district.

But the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals said the city misunderstood the song lyrics in which the narrator reflects on a brand new tattoo – but how the “Mexican cutie” got there, “I haven’t a clue.”

The judges wrote in a footnote to their ruling that the character in the song deems his new tattoo “a real beauty” and seems far from embarrassed about it.

The appeals court ruled last week that the city failed to show that more tattoo shops would erode the historic district’s “character and fabric,” The Key West Citizen reported.

According to the ruling, the city feared that “rash tourists will obtain regrettable tattoos, leading to negative association with Key West.”

Tattoo parlors were banned within Key West city limits until 2007, when the city amended zoning rules to allow a limited number of them.

Currently, two tattoo shops operate there and “the city concedes the absence of any ill effect as a result” of them, according to the ruling.

Read the full article.

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Buffett Performs at Rally Attended by Joe Biden

posted November 7th, 2016 at 8:38 pm

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by Josh Martin

Jimmy Buffett flew his Pilatus airplane into Albert Whitted Airport in St. Petersburg, Florida on Monday to perform at a Get Out The Vote Rally for Hillary Clinton and Democratic candidates in Florida. Vice President Biden and his wife Jill were also in attendance.

Bombers on, shirtsleeves rolled to the elbows, Joe Biden took the stage at happy hour and roared one last invocation to the masses.

“Man, you are some state,” he said. “It always comes down to Florida.”

So it does, doesn’t it? Which is why on the final night of this endless, maddening 2016 campaign, the vice president called on the ultimate Florida Man, Jimmy Buffett, for a free voter rally on behalf of Hillary Clinton at Albert Whitted Park.

It sounded like a headline from The Onion — “Joe Biden Hitches Last-Minute Flight To Florida For Free Jimmy Buffett Concert” — but as the sun set behind the Salvador Dali Museum, Election Day hours away, it also offered Floridians one last chance to soak in the surreality of it all.

“I get to pinch myself a lot at work,” said U.S. Senate candidate Patrick Murphy, who spoke before Buffett and Biden, a day after campaigning with President Barack Obama and Stevie Wonder in Kissimmee. “Growing up in the Keys, (Buffett) is an icon. To have him now doing a little show to help encourage people to vote for you is pretty cool.”

“Yes, it’s been quite a summer,” Buffett sang on Come Monday, a song whose lyrics he tweaked for the occasion: “There’s a Dumpster that waits for that Trumpster with hate / and I’m all glad we’re on the right side.”

The crowd cheered, but will it really make a difference come Tuesday? Well, there weren’t many minorities in the mostly older crowd, not all of whom were #WithHer.

“Not voting,” shrugged Dan McCain, 68, of New Port Richey, unwinding on a bench in a lime green lei. “Don’t like either one of them. I’d vote for Jimmy Buffett, though.”

After Biden’s Trump-roasting, science-pushing stump speech, Buffett politicked between songs, pledging support for Clinton (“I come from a house of women. I live in a house of women now. I’d like to see a woman in the White House”) and the pro-marijuana Amendment 2.

“A little relief, right? That’s all we’re asking for,” he said. “Down in Margaritaville, we know what that’s about.”

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