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Buffett Attends Cubs World Series Visit to White House

January 16th, 2017


The Chicago Cubs visited the White House today to be honored by President Obama for their World Series championship and longtime Cubs fan Jimmy Buffett was in attendance:


Tagged in Politics, Sports

Buffett Says He’ll Play Wrigley Field in 2017

December 19th, 2016


Jimmy Buffett played two shows at Wrigley Field in 2005, and he’ll reportedly head back there in 2017 after the Cubs won the World Series this year.

A twitter friend that was listening to Radio Margaritaville heard Jimmy make the pronouncement.

The 2005 Wrigley Field shows were the first ever concerts at the landmark stadium. It took Buffett a decade to persuade the front office to hold a show there. The back-to-back gigs were wildly successful and a live DVD was released a year later: Live at Wrigley Field.

(hat tip Chris Remington)


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Buffett to Perform at Chris Evert Gala

October 27th, 2016


Jimmy Buffett will perform at a gala for Chris Evert’s charity in November:

Singer/songwriter and best-selling author Jimmy Buffett will perform at Chris Evert’s annual Gala on Saturday, November 19, as part of the 27th annual Chris Evert/Raymond James Pro-Celebrity weekend.

The three-day event (Nov. 18-20) serves as a fundraiser for Chris Evert Charities, with proceeds going to combat drug abuse and child neglect in Florida.

Evert has hosted the event since retiring from the professional game in 1989, and her charity weekends have raised more than $22.5 million to meet needs in the South Florida community.

The elegant evening Gala will be held at the Boca Resort & Club and includes a cocktail hour, silent and live auctions and an exquisite dinner that precedes an inspiring message by Evert, the 18-time Grand Slam champion, followed by an acoustic performance by legendary singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett. Buffett will be accompanied by eight-time Country Music Association (CMA) Musician of the Year Mac McAnally.

“We are honored and thrilled that Jimmy chose to perform at our event in the middle of his very busy tour schedule,” said Evert. “This is a great opportunity to see one of the world’s most talented performers in an intimate setting. It will be fun to be a Parrothead that evening!”

Tickets are $750 per person and can be secured online at chrisevert.org. The cocktail hour begins at 6:00 pm.


Tagged in Charitable Causes, Sports

St Louis Cardinals to Host Margaritaville Night

September 7th, 2016


St. Louis Cardinals fans can waste away at Busch Stadium this weekend as the baseball club celebrates Margaritaville night at the ballpark.

St. Louis may be land-locked, but we’ll all be transported to Margaritaville on Friday, September 9th when the Cardinals take on the Brewers! Parrotheads, beach lovers, and baseball fans can enjoy Jimmy Buffett tunes at a FINtastic pre-game concert by The Boat Drunks. With the purchase of a special Theme Ticket, you will receive a Margaritaville-inspired Cardinals T-shirt. Change your latitude and float on down to Busch Stadium for Margaritaville Night. After all, it’s 5 o’clock somewhere!

A portion of each ticket sold will be donated to Jimmy Buffett’s charity, Singing for Change.

Get more info and buy tickets


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Jimmy Drops by Wyndham Championship

August 16th, 2016


Jimmy Buffett jetted into Greensboro, NC on Monday and played one song at the temporary Margaritaville bar that was set up at the Wyndham Championship golf tournament:

The crowd gathered a little before 4 p.m. in the hot, open-air Margaritaville bar set up in front of Sedgefield Country Club’s stately Tudor clubhouse for the Wyndham Championship.

A few hundred people listened and sang along with “20 Ride,” a Zac Brown tribute band from Charlotte. But they were waiting for more. Word was out: Jimmy Buffett would visit this temporary bar based on his chain of 24 permanent Margaritavilles in the U.S., Mexico and Carribean.

“He just popped in,” Wyndham tournament director Mark Brazil said. “He and the (executives) from Wyndham have gotten to be good friends. … He wanted to come out and see this Margaritaville because he’s seen the Wyndham beach on TV, and he wanted to get a look at what we’re doing. He was pretty blown away by it all.”

It was a whirlwind trip, a pit-stop in the middle of a longer trip, and Buffett was in Greensboro for less than two hours.

At last Buffett came out of the clubhouse and into the heat, ambling toward the stage. It was 5 o’clock. Of course. Because it’s always 5 o’clock somewhere.

Buffett was dressed for business: light blue shorts, a pink polo shirt, and battered blue Converse Chuck Taylor sneakers with no laces. His curly gray hair poked out from beneath a white Navy Sailing baseball cap, his eyes hidden behind gold-framed aviator sunglasses with dark brown lenses.

Read the full article.

(hat tip Tim)


Tagged in Special Appearances, Sports