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Buffett Makes Surprise Appearance at ‘Escape to Margaritaville’ Musical

November 21st, 2019


Jimmy Buffett made a surprise appearance at the performance of his musical ‘Escape to Margaritaville’ in Ft. Lauderdale on Tuesday night:

On Tuesday night, the South Florida troubadour sang his 1977 Top 10 hit, “Margaritaville,” alongside the cast of the touring company that is now playing through Dec. 1 at Broward Center for the Performing Arts.

“I’m back to Florida, Margaritaville,” the colorful crooner said with a big smile as he strummed a guitar and sang his signature tune to a delighted audience and cast.

Watch below:


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Buffett Headlines Jake Owen Charity Event

November 2nd, 2019


Jimmy Buffett and Mac McAnally were in Vero Beach, Florida on Saturday night to perform at the 9th annual Homemade Concert to benefit the Jake Owen Foundation.

TCpalm.com has some photos from the show:

photos by Leah Voss / TCpalm.com. View more photos from the event here.


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Buffett to Headline Jake Owen Charity Show

August 30th, 2019


Jimmy Buffett is set to headline a charity dinner for the Jake Owen Foundation in November:

Jake Owen’s annual charity event returns to his hometown of Vero Beach, Florida, November 1 – 2 … but this year he’s got a special, Margarita-pouring surprise in store.

Benefiting the Jake Owen Foundation for the 9th time, this year’s event will feature a star-studded acoustic concert headlined by none other than the legendary Jimmy Buffett. The two-day blowout is being called The Jake Owen Homemade Weekend and also includes a charity golf tournament and a silent auction, with the concert set for November 2 at the city’s Corporate Air Inc. Hangar.

Read more here and get tickets to the event here.


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Buffett Entertains Troops on USS Kearsarge

August 7th, 2019


When Jimmy Buffett was in the Virginia Beach area last week he visited the USS Kearsarge and performed for the troops:

Sailors and Marines with the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), including its embarked units who returned from a seven-month deployment July 18, were treated to a rare shipboard performance by the legendary music artist Jimmy Buffett August 2.

Buffett, who is in the area for a concert in Virginia Beach, learned the ship had recently returned from a deployment and performed for the crew to show his appreciation for their sacrifice and service.

“Welcome home,” said Buffett. “Both Kearsarge and I were born in Pascagoula, Mississippi, so I feel a kindred spirit to your wonderful ship.”

Buffett thanked the crew for providing humanitarian assistance and disaster relief to the people of Puerto Rico following the devastation of Hurricane Maria.

“We decided to come play for you to thank you all for what you do for us,” said Buffett. “The least we could do is come take you away to Margaritaville.”

“We are grateful and humbled to have hosted Jimmy Buffett onboard Kearsarge today. He is a longtime friend of the Navy and came specifically to welcome the crew home from our seven-month deployment,” said Capt. Jason Rimmer, Kearsarge’s commanding officer. “It was absolutely terrific to show him the ship and hear his iconic songs in our hangar bay.”

During the performance Buffett sang classics such as “Margaritaville,” “Cheeseburger in Paradise” and “Son of a Son of a Sailor.”

“I’m always thankful to anyone who takes time to show their appreciation for our service and sacrifice,” said Legalman 1st Class Keiana Zinnah, a Kearsarge ARG Sailor. “This time I had the added bonus of watching the incredible Jimmy Buffett perform.”

While onboard, Buffett took a tour of the ship, met with Sailors and their families and took a few pictures with adoring fans or “Parrotheads” of all ranks and ages. The visit was a truly memorable experience for the Kearsarge ARG team who greatly appreciate Buffett for volunteering his time to deliver the sweet sounds of his signature tropical rock to their ears and help the crew celebrate good times at home again with family and friends.

Read the full story here.


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Buffett Makes Surprise Appearance at Hangout Fest

May 19th, 2019


Jimmy Buffett surprised thousands of attendees at Gulf Shores’ Hangout Fest when he took the stage on Saturday night.

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