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Buffett Attends Battioke Charity Event

posted January 27th, 2014 at 9:23 pm

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by Josh

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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by Josh

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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by Josh

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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Our April Fools Joke Comes True at Buffett's New Orleans Show

posted April 1st, 2012 at 10:50 pm

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by Josh

Several of you fell for it, but our article on Sunday about Saints coach Sean Payton joining Jimmy Buffett’s band this summer was indeed an April Fools joke. Or was it?

Buffett played a free show at Woldenberg Park in New Orleans on Sunday night and during “Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes” Sean Payton came out on stage and played the bongos!


photo by Times Picayune

Jimmy played to the hometown crowd, sporting a “Free Sean Payton” shirt during his set. Don’t look for the coach to be Lounging at the Lagoon this summer though. Our story was a complete and total fabrication.

Thankfully for manatees, last year’s April Fools story never came true: “Buffett reverses position on saving manatees.”

Update – Here’s video:




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Buffett Plays Tennis at Sony Ericsson Open [Video]

posted March 28th, 2012 at 8:48 am

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Jimmy Buffett was at the Sony Ericsson Open on Tuesday in Miami with his son and played a little against the Bryan Brothers. (See video at bottom of article)

Mike Bryan tweeted: “Good battle today at @SEOpen with Jimmy Buffett. He’s got some game. What’s that on his racket? Nah. Can’t be…..”

And Bob Bryan posted this tweet and photo: “Family pic with Mr. Margaritaville, Jimmy Buffett. Guy has one helluva forehand down the line”

Update – Premier Tennis Travel has video of Jimmy playing. He’s pretty good!




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