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Buffett Records Spot for Wheel of Fortune

June 8th, 2019


Jimmy Buffett was in Daytona Beach in May and filmed a spot to air on upcoming Wheel of Fortune episodes:

When the syndicated television game show “Wheel of Fortune” this summer reruns the week-long series of Latitude Margaritaville-themed episodes it originally broadcast last fall, it will include a new segment recently filmed here featuring a surprise guest.

None other than Jimmy Buffett, the singer-songwriter whose music serves as the inspiration for the Latitude Margaritaville 55-and-older active adult community in Daytona Beach.

Buffett made the unannounced appearance May 20 during the filming of a soon-to-be-aired new segment for “Wheel of Fortune.”

The segment, which featured the show’s hosts Pat Sajak and Vanna White, was filmed inside the Daytona Beach active adult community’s new Latitude Bar & Chill restaurant, confirmed Bill Bullock, president of the Latitude Margaritaville division for developer Minto Communities.

“We knew Pat and Vanna were coming, but Jimmy was definitely a surprise,” said Bullock, who said he is not allowed to divulge details regarding the segment until it is broadcast this summer.

Vanna White recently posted a photo of herself and Buffett on her Facebook page, which was then re-posted by Latitude Margaritaville residents on a separate social media page devoted to their community.

Several Latitude Margaritaville residents took part as extras during the filming, according to Bullock.

Wheel of Fortune broadcast a week-long series of Latitude Margaritaville-themed shows last fall that included a viewer contest where the grand prize winner was given the choice of a new home at either Minto’s Jimmy Buffett community in Daytona Beach or in Hilton Head, South Carolina, or a cash prize.


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Buffett Returns to Hawaii Five-0 Tonight

May 17th, 2019


Jimmy Buffett will reprise his role as helicopter pilot Frank Bama on tonight’s episode of Hawaii Five-0.

“Hana Mao ‘ole ka ua o Waianae” – Five-0 continues to hunt down escaped criminal Aaron Wright (Joey Lawrence) before he can sell cyber-weapons to the highest bidder. Also, the lives of McGarrett and the team are put in danger when a visitor comes to headquarters to make amends, on the ninth season finale of HAWAII FIVE-0, Friday, May 17 (at a special time, 10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Jimmy Buffett returns as Frank Bama.

Tune in at 10pm ET/PT on CBS.


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Buffett Proves He Can Play Trombone on Late Late Show

April 5th, 2019


Jimmy Buffett appeared on the Late Late Show with James Corden on Friday night.

Below is a clip from the show. We’ll post more clips as they become available.

James challenges his very talented couch of Jimmy Buffett, Reba McEntire and Matthew McConaughey to a game of Yay or Nay, allowing Jimmy to show off his trombone playing skills, Reba flexes her ability to rope a steer and Matthew belts out Jimmy’s famous “Margaritaville.”


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Buffett to Sing National Anthem Before Saints NFC Championship Game

January 16th, 2019


The New Orleans Saints play this Sunday in the NFC Championship against the Los Angeles Rams in the Superdome and one of New Orleans’ favorite sons will perform the national anthem:

It’s not like New Orleans Saints fans really need much help getting amped up for Sunday’s NFC Championship tilt against the Los Angeles Rams at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

But they’re going to get it anyway, and from some noteworthy performers.

Inside the Superdome, Gulf Coast native and Saints superfan Jimmy Buffett — who has not only attended Saints games and practices in the past but has also had Saints head coach Sean Payton perform with him on on-stage — will perform the National Anthem before the game.

This is not the first time Jimmy will sing the national anthem at a Saints game. He last did the deed in 2006.

The NFC Championship game will air at 3:05pm ET on Fox.


Saints coach Sean Payton with Jimmy in 2012 (Photo by David Boudreaux/The Times-Picayune archive)


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Watch Buffett’s Performance on ‘A Capitol Fourth’

July 5th, 2018


Jimmy Buffett performed Wednesday night on PBS’ “A Capitol Fourth” program from Washington, DC. The cast of ‘Escape to Margaritaville’ performed a medley of songs from the musical with Jimmy joining them at the end to perform “Margaritaville.” He later joined the Beach Boys for a couple of songs.

As if The Beach Boys performing at this year’s A Capitol Fourth on PBS wasn’t enough of a treat itself, the band decided to collaborate with special guests Jimmy Buffett and John Stamos for a medley of hits last night (July 4).

The stars had clear chemistry on stage together, not missing a beat. The former Full House star rocked out on a red, white, and blue electric guitar, while Buffett looked relaxed as ever while strumming an acoustic guitar on the last two tracks.

The full broadcast is available to watch below:

Jimmy introduces the cast of ‘Escape to Margaritaville’ to sing a medley of songs – 13:15
Jimmy sings “Margaritaville” – 18:10
Jimmy joins the Beach Boys – 1:07:00


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