The last few days Jimmy Buffett has released clues for a special surprise and on Monday afternoon the surprise was revealed. Jimmy will play a special show in Key West on April 1st with the entire set list determined by vote!
A couple hundred will win tickets to the show, and one lucky winner will even win an all expense paid trip to the show including a meeting with Jimmy and the Coral Reefers backstage.
Visit margaritaville.tv to enter the sweepstakes and submit your set list!
Tickets are not being sold to this show. You can only win them by submitting your set.
The San Carlos theater (capacity: 300) is where it all started.
Jimmy and the Coral Reefer Band first performed here in the 70’s and they’re returning to play a special show where YOU pick the set list. Simply choose your favorite songs from the lists and submit them. The 27 songs with the most votes make the show! (Don’t worry – Jimmy will arrange the order of the songs to make a fun show.)
Plus, everyone who enters is automatically entered for a chance to win tickets to the show, and one lucky winner will win an all-expenses paid trip to Key West to see the show live! We’ll let you know by March 2nd, 2015 if you won tickets so you can plan your trip.
And if you can’t make it, we are going to show the whole thing live on Margaritaville.tv. It should be a night to remember! Now get started!
Watch a video of Jimmy announcing the show at contest on Facebook.
Jimmy Buffett will be back in the lineup for the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on Sunday, April 26th. It’s Jimmy’s first time performing his own show at the event since 2012.
Tickets go on sale Tuesday, January 13th at 10am through TicketMaster.
Other big names at this year’s festival include Elton John, The Who, Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, No Doubt, Keith Urban, Pitbull, John Legend, Ed Sheeran, and many more. See the full lineup and get more information at www.nojazzfest.com.
See all of Jimmy’s scheduled tour dates that have been announced so far here.
Jimmy Buffett hit one of his favorite nightlife spots on New Year’s Eve: Baz Bar on the island of St. Barth, where he owns a home.
A couple videos of him performing are on YouTube:
“Brown Eyed Girl”
Jimmy Buffett was in New Orleans on Saturday night and made a surprise on-stage appearance with Anders Osborne at his show at Tipitina’s.
Anders Osborne typically invites special guests to join him for his annual Holiday Spectacular concerts at Tipitina’s. On Saturday (Dec. 6), the second night of this year’s Spectacular, those guests included a surprise sit-in by Jimmy Buffett.
photo by Erika Goldring
During the sold-out show’s first set, Buffett joined Osborne, Dave and Tommy Malone, and Osborne’s all-star band for the New Orleans standard “Iko Iko.” Buffett took a seat onstage alongside the others to strum an acoustic guitar and sing.
He’d spent the first part of the evening watching the show from his perch atop an equipment case at the side of the stage. He was non-committal when photographer Erika Goldring asked him if he planned to get up onstage. “He said, ‘Aw, I don’t know. I just came here to watch.’ He thought they were going to be singing Christmas songs.”
Read more at NOLA.com.
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.
Read more about the event here.
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.