Jimmy Buffett’s At The Beachcomber to Remain Open Under New Operator

posted August 22nd, 2014 at 7:45 pm

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by Josh

It was announced nearly two months ago that Jimmy Buffett’s restaurant in Waikiki would close, but a new operator has stepped in and will run the place under a license from Jimmy.

The operators of Hawaii chef and restaurateur Peter Merriman’s Monkeypod Kitchen will take over the Jimmy Buffet’s at the Beachcomber restaurant, which closes at the end of this month, Outrigger Enterprises Group said Tuesday.

Outrigger, which manages the Holiday Inn Waikiki Beachcomber Resort, said Tuesday that Handcrafted Restaurants LLC, will continue to operate the restaurant under the Jimmy Bufett’s brand following a one-week closure from Sept. 1-7 while the space in the upper lobby level of the hotel undergoes a renovation.

“We are honored to carry on Jimmy Buffett’s great operation in Waikiki and look forward to expanding on its popularity with a few changes to the facilities and new additions to the menu that highlight Hawaii local flavors,” Bill Terry, partner at Handcrafted Restaurants, said in a statement. “The interview process is currently underway with restaurant management and staff and we expect a quick and easy transition.”

Handcrafted Restaurants, a partnership between Merriman and Terry, also operates Monkeypod Kitchen by Merriman’s two locations in Ko Olina Resort in West Oahu and Wailea on Maui.

Jimmy Buffet’s, which opened in 2009, is part of the Margaritaville’s restaurant group that has 21 locations in the U.S., Mexico and the Caribbean, according to its website.

Tagged in Business Empire, Margaritaville Cafes

Jimmy Accepts the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS

posted August 16th, 2014 at 2:32 pm

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You’ve probably seen the Ice Bucket Challenge going around the internet lately to raise awareness and money for ALS disease. Jimmy Buffett’s daughter Savannah, plus a few others, challenged him and he accepted:

Buffett passed the challenge on to Don Johnson, Kelly Slater, and Betsy Whidden.

Tagged in Charitable Causes

August Tour Leg Kicks Off Tonight in Virginia

posted August 16th, 2014 at 3:26 am

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Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band are back on the road tonight in Bristow, Virginia for the first show of the August tour leg that will also see stops in Philly, Long Island, Wisconsin, and Hershey, PA.

Listen to the show live on Radio Margaritaville at 8pm ET.

Check out the remaining tour dates for the This One’s For You Tour and get your tickets now!

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Berkeley, CA Tour Date Added

posted August 11th, 2014 at 8:31 pm

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news_greektheatreAnother west coast tour date has been added to the This One’s For You Tour. Jimmy Buffett will perform at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley, California in October:

Berkeley, CA
Thursday, October 23rd
Greek Theatre

Tickets go on sale Friday, August 22nd through Ticketmaster | Ticketnetwork.

An online presale begins on August 20th with the presale password “parrot”.

View all of Jimmy Buffett’s remaining 2014 tour dates here.

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Buffett to Perform in SoCal for Shark Week’s FinFest

posted August 8th, 2014 at 8:00 pm

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news_finfestJimmy Buffett will reportedly perform in Hermosa Beach, CA on Saturday night as part of the Discovery Channel’s FinFest:

Jimmy Buffett will perform Saturday, Aug. 9, as “Shark Week” invades Hermosa Beach with the inaugural FinFest. “Parrotheads,” as his fans are known, will be able to see the “Margaritaville” singer for free by the H.B. Pier at 6 p.m.

The free two-day event, which is part of Discovery Channel’s 27th week-long celebration of the ocean predator, will be filled with various shark-themed activities starting at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 9, and Sunday, Aug. 10.

Bands scheduled to perform throughout the weekend are John Butler Trio, Common Sense, Matt Costa Band, The Groove Trotters and North Mississippi Allstars. There will also be a 60-foot mechanical shark referred to as ‘Sharkzilla’ who will be chomping various items every hour.

Tagged in Special Appearances

Buffett Wraps July Tour Leg in Detroit

posted July 27th, 2014 at 9:52 am

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Jimmy Buffett wrapped up a July tour leg on Saturday night at Comerica Park in Detroit. It was the third year in a row that he’s played at the home of the Tigers MLB team.

The Detroit audience was treated to a special moment when James Taylor came out to perform “Mexico” with Jimmy.

View the full set list here and check out the set lists from all shows in 2014 here.

Jimmy’s got about three weeks off before he hits the road again on August 16th in Bristow, Virginia. See the full tour schedule and get tickets now.

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