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Buffett Plays Intimate Show in San Diego

posted October 18th, 2013 at 7:05 am

by Josh Martin

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band played an intimate show on Thursday night at the 600-capacity Belly Up in Solana Beach.

Thursday evening was a big night at one of San Diego’s oldest and best known clubs. Hundreds of fans packed the Belly Up in Solana Beach to see Jimmy Buffett perform. San Diego 6 went out to talk to some of the “Parrot Heads” who began lining up hours before the concert began.

“We party with a purpose is our motto. It’s just kind of what he stands for, you know helping each other,” said self-described Parrot Head Gail Folsom. Like many of the fans standing in line, Folsom had seen Buffett many times. But never in a place like the Belly Up. Buffett typically sells out stadiums that seat tens of thousands. The Belly Up holds a total of 600 people. “I’m really excited cause this is like the closest I’ll ever be to Jimmy Buffett I think,” Folsom said.

Here’s a shot of the set list from The Margarillas:

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Buffett Back on the Road in DC

posted August 17th, 2013 at 9:38 pm

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by Josh Martin

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band hit the road again after a month off, rocking suburban Washington, DC at Jiffy Lube Live.

The set list was largely similar to other Songs From St. Somewhere shows, except for one notable exception: Buffett finished the night with “Nautical Wheelers.” The song was last played on March 30th, 2012 in Tampa.

View the entire set list here.

Jimmy only has a few shows remaining on the 2013 summer schedule. He’ll play two nights in Wantagh, NY this week and then make his usual trek to Alpine Valley in East Troy, WI. You can still get tickets to these shows and the fall shows here.

And don’t forget on Tuesday Jimmy’s new album Songs From St. Somewhere will be released!

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Buffett Wraps Tour Leg in Detroit

posted July 21st, 2013 at 10:34 am

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by Josh Martin

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band wrapped up the July tour swing on Saturday night in Detroit. It was the second year in a row that Buffett played Comerica Park, the home of the Detroit Tigers.

View the set list for the show here.

The Songs From St. Somewhere Tour will resume in mid-August with shows in Bristow VA, Wantagh NY, and East Troy WI. There are also a few fall dates scheduled. View all the dates and get your tickets now.

The Oakland Press has a review of the show: “REVIEW: Jimmy Buffett, Jackson Browne charm audience at Detroit’s Comerica Park”

Weather isn’t all the Motor City shared with Key West this week. On Saturday, it had Jimmy Buffett.

An at or near-capacity crowd of Parrotheads filled Comerica Park for Buffet’s annual visit. They were a buzz-copping army that invaded in a uniform of print shirts, leis, sunglasses and headwear that ranged from foam shark fins to stuffed shellfish of varying species.

“You can talk about the shark hats and the Parrotheads,” opening act Jackson Browne said of the breezy, cocktail blender-centric culture surrounding Buffett. “It really doesn’t describe it.”

Tailgating began well before noon for many fans, and transplanted sand helped make a parking lot north of the stadium “Margaritaville Park,” ground zero for pre-show booze, music and revelry.

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Patrick Kane Brings Out Stanley Cup at Chicago Show

posted June 29th, 2013 at 10:02 pm

by Josh Martin

Jimmy Buffett made his annual trek to Chicago on Saturday night, but instead of playing the usual Toyota Park or Tinley Park, Jimmy played at the new FirstMerit Bank Pavilion on Northerly Island.

Take a look at the set list from the show here.

The Chicago Blackhawks’ Patrick Kane brought out the Stanley Cup at the concert. This wasn’t the first time that Kane did this. He also showed up with the cup at Toyota Park in 2010.

photos by Chris Sweda / Chicago Tribune.

View more photos here.

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Margarillas Recap Boston Show

posted June 23rd, 2013 at 10:54 pm

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by Josh Martin

The Margarillas have a great recap of Saturday in Boston:

The Crew arrived at the Comcast Center at 7:15am to kick off breakfast and start load in. It felt good to see the trucks unloading knowing we were back on the road putting a full production show together. Best weather in a while outside of Boston as the sun was shining all day and the humidity forgot to show up! Our Boston crowds are one of the best. They are full on and when we come to town it takes a lot of energy from JB, the Coral Reefers and Crew to make it happen. There’s something about the crowd energy and level of tailgating at Great Woods (now Comcast Center) that didn’t leave a moment to spare when building the big top of this year’s St. Somewhere circus.

JB and the band took a longer soundcheck than normal going over a number of songs. The Paradise Lounge One Fund charity show on Thursday helped kick the rust off but that show was a bit looser. Club shows for Bubba bring him back to his element, just like those early days in New Orleans and Key West, and if you’ve been to one you’d see JB is relaxed, shooting from the hip and having fun winging it. That doesn’t mean he doesn’t put any planning into them. On the contrary, Jimmy is like Peyton Manning when it comes to looking back at old set lists from over the years in a certain city, walking out on stage, and reading his audience. Club gigs are just a bar type setting that JB is all too comfortable with and it harkens back to the days when he passed around a hat to get paid at Captain Tony’s. JB understands what Margaritaville’s arrival in Boston means every year and he and the Reefers know they have to be on their game when matching the 19,000 plus parrotheads’ enthusiasm.

Continue reading the full account here.

Check out the full set list from the Boston show here.

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Two Texas Shows in 24 Hours

posted May 4th, 2013 at 2:07 am

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by Josh Martin

After high winds and cold temperatures forced him to postpone his Austin show for a day, Jimmy Buffett took the stage at the brand new Tower Amphitheater on Friday night for the first of two shows in the state of Texas in a 24 hour span.

View the set list for the Austin show here. The set list changed a little from the previous Songs From St Somewhere shows. Buffett dropped both “Useless and Important Information” and “Oldest Surfer on the Beach.” “Pencil Thin Mustache,” “Knees of My Heart,” and “Tryin’ to Reason With Hurricane Season” made their first appearances of the tour.

Buffett has a quick turnaround. He’ll play Frisco, Texas tonight. You can listen to the show live on Radio Margaritaville.

After the Frisco show, Buffett is off for over a month, except for the Boston benefit show on May 30th. The next tour show is June 22nd in Mansfield, MA.

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