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Buffett’s Margaritaville Empire Coming to a Ballpark Near You

October 20th, 2019


If you have a minor league or major league baseball team in your city, you may have noticed that they’ve had a Margaritaville night recently.

Bill Shea at The Athletic has an article on Buffett’s move into baseball: Sports fanatic Jimmy Buffett is bringing his $1.5 billion ‘Margaritaville’ empire to a ballpark near you

A catchy four-minute, 10-second song about a salty tequila cocktail and failed relationships topped out at No. 8 on 1977’s Billboard Hot 100 chart. But it has evolved over four subsequent decades into a lifestyle anthem for a brand that continues to grow, in part, because of its increasing presence in America’s ballparks and arenas.

The song, of course, is Jimmy Buffett’s “Margaritaville.”

It’s also the name of Buffett’s $1.5 billion corporate business empire that includes music, apparel and merchandise, a satellite radio station, hotels, casinos, retirement communities, beer, liquor, food, New York Times best-selling books, a Broadway musical and now the “Coral Reefer” marijuana brand.

This year, 16 major-league and 25 minor-league baseball teams held official “Margaritaville” theme nights at their stadiums to goose revenue, the company said, and the promotion resulted in thousands of additional ticket sales. A couple of NHL…

Read the full article at The Athletic.


Tagged in Business Empire, Sports

A Pirate Looks at (A Hole in) One

October 5th, 2019


If you follow Jimmy Buffett on Instagram, you’ll see that he plays a lot of golf. While in Dublin recently for a show, he played a round at Portmarnock Golf Club. In Paris, he hit the St Cloud Country Club.

On Saturday, Buffett shared a photo after hitting a hole in one:


Tagged in Sports

Tickets on Sale This Morning for Florida Shows

September 27th, 2019


Tickets for Jimmy Buffett’s three shows in Florida this December will go on sale this morning at 10am EDT through Ticketmaster and Ticketnetwork.

Orlando, FL
Saturday, December 7th, 2019
Amway Arena
Get tickets -> Ticketmaster | Ticketnetwork

Jacksonville, FL
Tuesday, December 10th 2019
Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena
Get tickets -> Ticketmaster | Ticketnetwork

Tampa, FL
Friday, December 13th, 2019
Amalie Arena
Get tickets -> Ticketmaster | Ticketnetwork


Tagged in Tickets

Buffett Adds Three Florida Tour Stops in December

September 17th, 2019


Jimmy Buffett has added three tour dates in the state of Florida this December as part of the 2019 Son of a Son of a Sailor High Tide Tour.

Orlando, FL
Saturday, December 7th, 2019
Amway Arena
On Sale 9/27

Jacksonville, FL
Tuesday, December 10th 2019
Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena
On Sale 9/27

Tampa, FL
Friday, December 13th, 2019
Amalie Arena
On Sale 9/27

Tickets for each show goes on sale Friday, September 27th at 10am through Ticketmaster and TicketNetwork.


Tagged in Tour Dates

An Album Looks at Forty: ‘Volcano’

September 9th, 2019


August marked the 40th anniversary of the release of Jimmy Buffett’s Volcano album, and friend of BuffettWorld Calen Sifferman has put together another episode of An Album Looks at Forty to mark the occasion.

Watch below:

Episode 02 of AN ALBUM LOOKS AT FORTY, a series examining Jimmy Buffett albums. 40 years ago, in August 1979, Buffett released his ninth studio lp, VOLCANO, which includes such favorites as “Fins” and “Boat Drinks”.


Tagged in Albums, Videos