Jimmy Buffett and Mac McAnally dropped into the Navy SEAL Evening of Tribute back in March:
The biennial Navy SEAL Evening of Tribute started with a literal bang at its dinner dance, which took place March 30 at The Mar-a-Lago Club.
Rebecca Williams was chairwoman for the evening, which, after the SEAL drop, moved to the ballroom where Jimmy Buffett and Mac McAnally performed a moving God Bless America before they, too, slipped off unseen into the night. Margery McCloskey and Jane Woodman were co-chairwomen.
The evening also included dinner and remarks from Jessica Buchanan, a kidnapped aid worker who was rescued by SEALs, and from Rear Adm. Scott Moore, who commanded several rescue operations in Afghanistan and off the coast of Somalia.
More than 650 people attended the event, which raised more than $1 million for the Navy SEAL Foundation and for the Navy SEAL Museum, Trident House and Memorial.
According to a tweet from the Cleveland Parrothead Club, Jimmy Buffett will make a tour stop in Detroit, Michigan this June:
Tickets go on sale Friday, April 24th via TicketMaster | TicketNetwork.
Parrotheads in Indianapolis were holding out hope for a late announcement of Buffett’s usual tour stop at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater but the Indy Star reports that it’s not going happen:
For the first time in 25 years, the summer concert season in Noblesville will be free of fins, volcanoes and cheeseburgers.
Jimmy Buffett, whose perennial summer tours have been a tradition in Noblesville for decades, is skipping Indianapolis on his 2015 “Workin’ and Playin'” tour, sources in Buffett’s camp confirm. Buffett has played Indy at least once every summer since 1990 (and, we should note for political purposes, generally announces his tour dates in January or February).
Dustin Duncan, membership director of the PHIndy Parrothead Club, says his group traditionally schedules a charity event prior to Buffett’s local stop. “We haven’t made any solid plans this year, since we’ve been in limbo hoping Jimmy would announce a show,” he said. Duncan said his group would head to Cincinnati this summer instead.
Parrotheads up for a road trip can still investigate that June 23 show at Cincinnati’s Riverbend Music Center and June 27 at the First Midwest Bank Amphtitheater in Tinley Park, Ill. shows. Tickets for both shows remain available.
Find tickets to other Buffett shows here.
Jimmy Buffett kicked off a Florida tour swing on Thursday night with a show at The Coral Sky Amphitheater in Buffett’s part-time hometown of West Palm Beach, Florida. The show was considered a continuation of 2014’s This One’s For You Tour.
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Jimmy stays in Florida for two more shows before heading up the Gulf Coast to Orange Beach, Alabama and then New Orleans for JazzFest:
View all of the 2015 Tour Dates.
Jimmy Buffett was in Tallahassee Tuesday morning and performed an acoustic set with Robert Greenidge and Mac McAnally as part of the Everglades Action Day rally at the state capitol.
Buffett also met with members of the Florida state senate while he was in town:
The Tallahassee Democrat has more on the rally:
Environmentalists from across Florida are expected to make their way to the Capitol to push for efforts to save the Everglades, including a proposed state purchase of thousands of acres of land south of Lake Okeechobee owned by U.S. Sugar.
Eric Eikenberg, CEO of the Everglades Coalition, said the organization is asking lawmakers to purchase 46,800 acres of land to store and treat water from Lake Okeechobee, which is polluted by farming activities. Right now, the U.S. Corps of Engineers diverts billions of gallons of water from the lake to the west and east, into the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee rivers, causing toxic algae outbreaks, health warnings, fish kills, job losses and depressed home values, he said.
By buying the land, the water could return to its natural flow south, recharging the aquifer that supplies drinking water to eight million Floridians. Buying the land would cost an estimated $350 million to $500 million. An option for the state to buy the land expires on Oct. 12.
On Wednesday night in Key West, Jimmy Buffett played a special show for nearly three hours with a set list primarily composed of songs voted on by fans.
The concert was broadcast live on Margaritaville TV. Did you miss it? You can listen to a rebroadcast on Friday night at 9pm ET on Radio Margaritaville.
View the full set list from the show here.
Jimmy kicks off the full 2015 tour next Thursday in West Palm Beach, Florida. Get tickets to that show or any other show on the tour on our Tour Dates page.