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Jimmy Performs at Margaritaville Hollywood Beach

posted November 14th, 2015 at 10:52 pm

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by Josh

Jimmy Buffett was in South Florida on Saturday afternoon to perform for the official grand opening of the Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort.

photo by Shannon Kaestle for Miami Herald

As the sun dropped and the rain drifted out to sea, thousands of people massed along the Broadwalk in front of Margaritaville for the official grand opening of the Buffett-themed resort that now stands as the beach’s new centerpiece. The $150 million attraction offers more than just 349 rooms, eight bars and a spa — it’s also a beacon of hope that this snowbird paradise will at last become a first-class tourist destination.

“Let’s put the top down on this place!” Buffett shouted to kick off the one and a half-hour free concert.

The high-tech, slickly produced Live Nation Jimmy Buffett concert production — bigger and louder than anything Hollywood beach has ever seen before — was greeted by veteran Parrotheads and Hollywood locals but did not come without controversy; residents took to social media in the days before to decry what some criticized as a VIP-only exclusive event.

But most of the stage was visible, and by the time Buffett took the stage at 4:30 p.m. it was already 5 o’clock somewhere. The complaints had, for the most part, been drowned down with a few beers, some shots of tequila and Buffett magic.

Read more here.

View the set list from the show

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Buffett to Perform at Hollywood Beach Resort on Saturday

posted November 11th, 2015 at 8:49 pm

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Jimmy Buffett will head to south Florida on Saturday to perform at the Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort.

The chief Parrothead himself — Jimmy Buffett — will perform Saturday at the Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort as part of its grand opening festivities, a hotel spokeswoman confirmed Wednesday.

Buffett is expected to perform between 4 and 6 p.m. in the iconic band shell along the Hollywood Beach Broadwalk — now under management of the 349-room resort that opened in September.

Only registered hotel guests and special invitees will be able to attend the concert, but beachgoers should be able to view Buffett’s performance on digital monitors erected around the bandshell, the hotel spokeswoman said.

Rooms are still available at the hotel for the weekend for people interested in taking in Buffett’s performance. Rates start at $399 a night, which will include a Margaritaville Beach Party from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Jimmy Performs at Meeting of The Minds

posted November 5th, 2015 at 9:15 pm

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Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefers stopped by the Parrotheads in Paradise’s Meeting of The Minds annual convention in Key West on Thursday night and performed at the Casa Marina.

The show was broadcast on Radio Margaritaville.

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Jimmy Buffett in Paris

posted September 24th, 2015 at 9:49 pm

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by Josh

Jimmy Buffett has made his way across the Atlantic for his two shows in Paris this weekend. On Wednesday evening he stopped by The American Library:

The king of the parrotheads is back in Paris this week. He charmed fans at the American Library last evening and will play Saturday and Sunday at La Cigale. And we’re happy to have him here—the eternal inspiration for how to live a happy life.

Read more at bonjourparis.com

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Bridge Named for Buffett in Pascagoula

posted September 19th, 2015 at 10:13 pm

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Jimmy Buffett was in Pascagoula, Mississippi on Saturday as the city renamed a bridge after the native son.

Buffett played a concert for the first time on the sands of Pascagoula after the city dedicated the bridge over Baptiste Bayou in his honor.

“I was thinking earlier about how I’ve never actually played here,” he said. “I figure today is a great day to start.”

Buffett played his celebratory concert along with seven-time CMA Musician of the Year Mac McAnally.

His fans erupted as their homegrown star began the concert with the chords to his song “The Pascagoula Run,” which he originally released in 1989.

“I always return to Pascagoula in song and in thought,” he said. “Most of my songs were inspired by my younger years along the Gulf Coast.”

Before the concert, Mayor Jim Blevins presented Buffett with a key to the city and officially renamed the little bridge the Jimmy Buffett Bridge.

“We know that bridge will lead Jimmy around the world,” he said. “But it will also lead him back home.”

Blevins said Buffett used to go crabbing in Baptiste Bayou when he was a child and is more than welcome to go crabbing there again.

“What Jimmy doesn’t know is I’ve got some chicken meat in my car ready to go after the concert,” the mayor said. “The invite is always extended.”

The state legislature also proclaimed May 6 as Jimmy Buffett Day in honor of Buffett’s parents’ wedding anniversary.

Councilman Freddy Jackson said signs will be erected at Pascagoula’s three entrances touting it as Buffett’s birthplace.

“As people go through Pascagoula, they will know it’s capable of producing great people like Jimmy,” he said. “It’s time people know Pascagoula was the birthplace of a worldwide superstar.”

Read more at The Sun Herald.

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Pascagoula to Name Bridge after Buffett

posted September 12th, 2015 at 7:22 pm

by Josh

The city of Pascagoula will rename a bridge after native son Jimmy Buffett on September 19th.

Buffett is expected to be in attendance on Saturday, Sept. 19 for the dedication of Jimmy Buffett Bridge, which spans the Baptiste Bayou.

The day will transform into one of celebration and song, as Buffett is expected to bring his guitar with him and perform a brief acoustic set to commemorate the occasion while accompanied by Coral Reefer guitarist and seven time Country Music Association Musician of the Year Mac McAnally on the beach at the corner of 11th Street and Beach Boulevard.

City officials will present Buffett with a key to the City, and the City and State Legislature will proclaim May 6th Jimmy Buffett Day at the local and state levels in honor of his parents’ wedding anniversary. Jimmy Buffett signage will also be placed at Pascagoula’s three entrances advertising it as his birthplace.

The singer-songwriter, author, actor, and entrepreneur was born Christmas Day, 1946 in the old Jackson County Hospital in Pascagoula. He moved to Mobile with his parents when he was a child.

Read more at GulfLive.com.

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