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Jimmy Attends New Orleans Saints Training Camp

posted August 11th, 2015 at 11:02 pm

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by Josh

Jimmy Buffett dropped into West Virginia on Tuesday to visit with his pal Sean Payton (Saints head coach) and watch his favorite NFL team at their training camp:

Buffett visited Saints camp at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia to take in the final Saints full scale scrimmage before their exhibition opener Thursday night. Multiple media reports indicate that the singer/songwriter/author/actor/entrepreneur hung out on the sidelines and watched the team go through drills and chatted with head coach Sean Payton, Saints broadcaster Bobby Hebert and Marshall Faulk of the NFL Network as well.

Being born in South Mississippi and growing up in Mobile probably was a harbinger of Buffett becoming a Saints fan. He has remained a fan over the many years no matter where his travels take him.

Buffett was in attendance for two of the biggest games in team history; the NFC championship game win at the Superdome over Minnesota in January of 2010 as well as the only Super Bowl appearance in team history when the Saints beat the Colts in Miami two weeks later.



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Blackhawks’ Patrick Kane Brings the Stanley Cup to Margaritaville Again

posted June 28th, 2015 at 3:43 pm

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For the third time in 5 years, the Chicago Blackhawks won the NHL’s Stanley Cup, and each time Patrick Kane has brought the Cup on stage at Jimmy Buffett’s annual Chicago show.

See the set list from the show here.


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Buffett Attends Battioke Charity Event

posted January 27th, 2014 at 9:23 pm

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Jimmy Buffett was in Miami on Monday night at Shane Battier’s Battioke charity event. Held at the Fillmore Miami Beach, the event benefits Battier’s Take Charge Foundation.

The signature fundraising event has become a favorite of those who attend as well as those who perform. What started as Clutch City Karaoke in Houston, has morphed into South Beach Battioke – a karaoke competition for Shane and his teammates as well as other celebrities. Giving these athletes a chance to shine off the court, the level of entertainment at Battioke is hard to find elsewhere. Attendees witness their favorite players letting loose and testing out their karaoke chops in front of a fun-loving lively audience, while raising money for The Battier Take Charge Foundation.

The event also featured a charity auction, in which Buffett was the high bidder ($24,000!) on a locker room-used celebratory bottle of champagne from last year’s championship that was signed by the team.

Buffett also took to the karaoke stage for Marvin Gay’s “I Heard It Through The Grapevine” with Pat Riley. Watch a short video of it on Instagram.

Shane Battier is a big parrothead, and even quoted Jimmy when he joined the Heat in 2011.


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Patrick Kane Brings Out Stanley Cup at Chicago Show

posted June 29th, 2013 at 10:02 pm

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Jimmy Buffett made his annual trek to Chicago on Saturday night, but instead of playing the usual Toyota Park or Tinley Park, Jimmy played at the new FirstMerit Bank Pavilion on Northerly Island.

Take a look at the set list from the show here.

The Chicago Blackhawks’ Patrick Kane brought out the Stanley Cup at the concert. This wasn’t the first time that Kane did this. He also showed up with the cup at Toyota Park in 2010.


photos by Chris Sweda / Chicago Tribune.

View more photos here.


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ESPN Interviews Buffett for Miami Music Scene Piece

posted June 9th, 2013 at 10:27 am

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As the Miami Heat battle the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA Playoffs, ESPN has a piece on the numerous music celebrities that attend Heat games at the America Airlines Arena.

Jimmy is interviewed and discusses his longtime love of the Heat (he’s been a season ticket holder since 1988) and his infamous ejection in 2001. The piece shows some rare footage from the ejection.

The Spurs are currently up 1-0 on the Heat in the Finals.

Watch below:




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Bronson Arroyo Talks with Rome About Buffett Concert

posted August 3rd, 2012 at 8:37 pm

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by Josh

Reds pitcher Bronson Arroyo attended Jimmy Buffett’s concert at Riverbend Amphitheater in Cincinnati last night and talked a little bit about it today with nationally syndicated radio host Jim Rome.

Arroyo discussed how he spent part of the time on a boat in the river, and then he and Rome talked about how Buffett has an enviable life.

Listen:



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