On Wednesday night in Tallahassee, Jimmy Buffett performed for 1,500 in an effort to rally voters for congressional candidate Gwen Graham.
Gwen Graham’s closing statement to the voters of the 2nd Congressional District begins with Jimmy Buffett. The quintessential Floridian, as one Parrothead described him, entertained about 1,500 people Wednesday at a get-out-the vote rally held in a Tallahassee nightclub.
“Politics and music, my two favorite things,” whooped Marty Monroe, a Tallahassee resident, before Buffett took the stage. “Jimmy Buffett’s commitment to the environment is my kind of politics.”
Gwen Graham and incumbent Congressman Steve Southerland, R-Panama City, are engaged in a tight race. That both parties think they can win the seat is evident by a reported flood of $7-million in outside money inundating voters with broadcast commercials, mailings and knocks on the door.
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Jimmy Buffett will reportedly perform in Hermosa Beach, CA on Saturday night as part of the Discovery Channel’s FinFest:
Jimmy Buffett will perform Saturday, Aug. 9, as “Shark Week” invades Hermosa Beach with the inaugural FinFest. “Parrotheads,” as his fans are known, will be able to see the “Margaritaville” singer for free by the H.B. Pier at 6 p.m.
The free two-day event, which is part of Discovery Channel’s 27th week-long celebration of the ocean predator, will be filled with various shark-themed activities starting at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 9, and Sunday, Aug. 10.
Bands scheduled to perform throughout the weekend are John Butler Trio, Common Sense, Matt Costa Band, The Groove Trotters and North Mississippi Allstars. There will also be a 60-foot mechanical shark referred to as ‘Sharkzilla’ who will be chomping various items every hour.
Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band perform live tonight at the Coyote Drive-In in Fort Worth, Texas as part of the This One’s For You Tour
Can’t make it to Fort Worth? The concert will be simulcast to drive-ins around the country. Find out if there’s one close to you at Margaritaville.com
Jimmy said on The Tonight Show last night that after the performance, the movie Rancho Deluxe, which he provided the soundtrack for in 1975, will be shown.
Jimmy Buffett will headline the first day of the Southern Ground Music & Food Festival, put on by the Zac Brown Band:
Jimmy Buffett will be performing at Hersheypark Stadium at 8 p.m. on August 30 as part of the Southern Ground Music and Food Festival, which will be held at Hershey on Labor Day Weekend.
Buffett will be the headliner for the first day of the festival, with country superstars Zac Brown Band headlining the second and final day – Aug. 31.
Tickets for the Jimmy Buffett performance will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 16 on ticketmaster.com. Tickets for the Zac Brown Band will go on sale at 10 a.m. on May 17. Patrons will need tickets for each show.
This year will mark the first time the Southern Ground Music and Food Festival has gone north of the Mason Dixon Line. The festival is also held in Nashville, Tenn. and Charleston, SC.
Alan Jackson is also scheduled to perform on the 30th.
The New Orleans Jazz Fest is in full swing and Jimmy Buffett has made a couple more appearances since grabbing a bowl of gumbo on Friday.
Buffett’s daughter Savannah is hosting some Jazz Fest programming again this year on AXS and recorded a spot with her dad at Margaritaville on Friday night. Watch the video here, which includes an acoustic performance of “Life is Just a Tire Swing.”
Then on Saturday Jimmy joined Allen Toussaint for a couple songs:
Photo by Chris Granger, The Times-Picayune
Allen Toussaint played songs spanning over half a century on New Orleans Jazz Fest’s Acura Stage Saturday afternoon. The hit parade was an autobiography in song, but like the career Toussaint’s set surveyed, the show wasn’t all about him.
An early highlight was “Sneakin’ Sally Through the Alley,” the Toussaint original Robert Palmer took as the pop-funk title track of his 1974 debut, and that was followed by “Two Trains,” another party-pleasing Toussaint song popularized by someone other than him, in its case Little Feat.
Soon after Toussaint called Jimmy Buffett to the stage to sing lead on two songs: “Fortune Teller” (you may know Benny Spellman’s version, or perhaps Robert Plant and Alison Krauss’s) and “Wave Bye Bye,” the tender Jesse Winchester ballad that moved the dense early-day crowd (many obviously homesteading for Bruce Springsteen, who plays the same stage later) to sway in unison.
Read more at NOLA.com.
Jimmy Buffett will perform a special show at the Coyote Drive-In in Fort Worth two days before his concert in Frisco, TX.
Jimmy Buffett and his Coral Reefer Band will perform an intimate show at Coyote Drive-In as the inaugural musician in the “Live at the Drive-In” series, an idea conceived and produced by Coyote Drive-In owner-operators Brady Wood and Brandt Wood via their company, Woodhouse, in conjunction with Austin-based C3 Presents.
“There is not another artist we’d rather be working with,” Brandt Wood says. “Jimmy has taken a personal interest — he grew up at drive-ins.”
What Wood described as “a big film crew” will be on hand during Buffett’s performance, which will be broadcast live, via DirecTV, to every participating, digitally-equipped drive-in across the country.
The concert will be a regular, full performance, according to Wood, who says this concept, which Woodhouse has been working on for the last year, is the biggest of its kind that’s ever been attempted.
The one-off performance allows Buffett, currently touring in support of last year’s LP Songs from St. Somewhere, to reach “fans that are in the secondary and tertiary markets,” Wood says, “that are often out of range of his normal tour.”
While Wood declined to specify the Buffett concert’s potential capacity, previous Star-Telegram reports indicate that the Coyote Drive-In, which opened a year ago on Panther Island, holds about 1,300 cars.
Tickets for the Coyote Drive-In concert go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday via Buffett’s website.
Ticket prices for Fort Worth were not made available Tuesday, although a Woodhouse spokesperson did say tickets would be $18 at other drive-ins nationwide. (Prices for the Fort Worth show will obviously be higher, sources said, given that it’s the site of the actual concert.) The list of the participating national drive-ins will be announced Friday.
Read more at the Star Telegram