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
This year you can celebrate America’s birth with a special Buffett performance at the Greenbrier Classic Concert Series.
From the WV Mountain News:
Jimmy Buffett and Maroon 5 will headline the 2014 Greenbrier Classic Concert Series as part of The Greenbrier Classic, a PGA Tour event.
“I think we’ve really knocked it out of the park,” said Jim Justice, the owner of The Greenbrier Resort, during Tuesday’s concert announcement. “I’m tickled to death because I don’t know how it gets any better than this, I really don’t.”
Jimmy Buffett will perform in Greenbrier County on Saturday, July 5, while Maroon 5 will headline the Fourth of July show on Friday, which will include fireworks.
The concerts are part of the fifth annual Greenbrier Classic. It opens on June 30 on The Old White TPC course. As of Tuesday, Justice said the field of players had not been finalized.
Admission to either the Maroon 5 or Jimmy Buffett show is included in the purchase of a weekly Greenbrier Classic tournament badge. The price is $60 per person and there are also other badge types available.
Visit greenbrierclassic.com for more details.
Jimmy Buffett was in Australia last week and played a couple small shows:
The first show took place at the Quiksilver Pro surfing competition at Snapper Rocks, where Buffett and band played an hour-and-a-half show in front of an estimated 1,000 people – believed to be one of the smallest shows the artist has played in decades. During the show he pulled surfing stars Stephanie Gilmore and Kelly Slater up on stage with him to help perform a few songs, watch them playing Margaritaville here.
Then, on Sunday evening, the Coolangatta Sands Hotel hosted Buffett and his band for a free show in what is surely the pub’s biggest ever Sunday session. Some rough footage from that show has emerged, and you can see it here.
“It was a big night, lots of interest, the phone was running off the hook for almost two days,” Ben Otter of the Coolangatta Sands Hotel told theMusic.com.au this afternoon.
Otter says around 400 crammed into the sold out room, with interest coming from throughout Southeast Queensland and Northern New South Wales. The venue didn’t have a lot of time to prepare for the onslaught, it all came together very much at the last minute.
“It was all very last minute, we knew about 36 hours before he played and we put it all together and he came,” Otter says. “We had it on good advice that he was coming and we met with his crew the day before, they’re a very efficient bunch of people.”
Read the full story here.
The Everglades Foundation held their ninth annual ForEverglades Benefit at the Breakers Palm Beach on Saturday night with headliner the Zac Brown Band.
Towards the end of the show, which was hosted by Katie Couric, Jimmy Buffett surprised the crowd and joined Zac on stage.
Couric posted a poor quality video of Jimmy and Zac: watch.