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Buffett Performs at New Orleans Jazz Fest

April 29th, 2018


Jimmy Buffett performed at the New Orleans Jazz Festival on Sunday with his Acoustic Airmen and special guest Jake Shimabukuro.

New Orleans Jazz Fest producer Quint Davis introduced Jimmy Buffett’s close-out set on the Acura stage on Sunday (April 29) by saying, “This guy makes the world a little happier.”

For the next hour and a half, Buffett proved his point. Beach balls flew through the air, polka dotting the blue sky with primary colors. Hawaiian shirts clung to sweaty bodies. Parrothead hats bobbed to the beat. Vintage Buffett — and everyone, including the barefoot guy on stage, was eating it up.

For his 12th time at Jazz Fest (not counting his many guest appearances over the years), Buffett performed with the Acoustic Airmen, an all-start group of players that included Country Music Association Musician of the Year Mac McAnally along with Robert Greenidge, Eric Darken, Nadirah Shakoor and Tina Gullickson. Louisiana’s own Sonny Landreth joined on slide guitar, and Jake Shimabukuro stole the show on ukulele.

At one point, Buffett put down his guitar and walked aside, abdicating the stage to Shimabukuro and Greenidge as they performed “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” on ukulele and steel drums.

The Times Picayune has some photos from the show:

(Photos by Chris Granger, NOLA.com)

Buffett’s next show is May 19th in Kansas City. There’s still time to get tickets to see Jimmy during his 2018 tour.


Tagged in Show Reviews, Special Appearances, Touring

Huey Lewis Cancels Tour Appearances Due to Hearing Loss

April 13th, 2018


Huey Lewis was set to play some shows this summer again with Jimmy Buffett, but in a note posted on his website he revealed that he will not make any tour appearances due to hearing loss:

Two and a half months ago, just before a show in Dallas, I lost most of my hearing. Although I can still hear a little, one on one, and on the phone, I can’t hear music well enough to sing. The lower frequencies distort violently making it impossible to find pitch. I’ve been to the House Ear Institute, the Stanford Ear Institute, and the Mayo Clinic, hoping to find an answer. The doctors believe I have Meniere’s disease and have agreed that I can’t perform until I improve. Therefore the only prudent thing to do is to cancel all future shows. Needless to say, I feel horrible about this, and wish to sincerely apologize to all the fans who’ve already bought tickets and were planning to come see us. I’m going to concentrate on getting better, and hope that one day soon I’ll be able to perform again. Sincerely, Huey

Best wishes to Huey on his recovery!


Tagged in Related Artists, Touring

2018 Tour Kicks Off Tonight in Baltimore

March 30th, 2018


Jimmy Buffett heads back out on the road tonight for the first leg of the 2018 Tour!

He’ll perform tonight at the Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore, Maryland at 8:00pm. Watch the show live on Margaritaville.tv or listen on Radio Margaritaville.

This first leg of the tour takes Jimmy to Baltimore, Charlottesville, Charleston, Charlotte, Orlando, Atlanta, Miami, and the New Orleans Jazz Fest.

There’s plenty of time to get tickets to these shows at Ticketmaster or Ticketnetwork.

The shows through April are part of the I Don’t Know Tour, a continuation of last year’s tour. The Kansas City show on May 19th is the first show of the new Son of a Son of a Sailor Tour.


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Buffett Performs at Naval Academy, Honored with Navy Award

March 28th, 2018


Jimmy Buffett was in Annapolis on Wednesday rehearsing for the upcoming 2018 tour at the Naval Academy.

While there, Vice Admiral Ted Carter, superintendent of the Naval Academy, presented Jimmy with the Navy’s Superior Public Service Award for his support of the men and women of the Navy over the years, including concerts, personal appearances, and support that “directly impacted the quality of life for the men, women, and families of the Department of the Navy.”


Tagged in Awards, Charitable Causes, Touring

Buffett Plays New Years Eve Show in Nashville

January 1st, 2018


Jimmy Buffett rang in the New Year in Nashville with a show at the Bridgestone Arena on Sunday night.

View the set list from the show here. A highlight was the singing of “Auld Lang Syne” after the ball dropped at midnight in Nashville.

Here’s a New Year’s resolution for you. Get out and see Jimmy in concert in 2018! View tickets here.

❤️ Nashville

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