Jimmy Buffett to perform at New Orleans Jazz Festival

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band will be performing at the New Orleans Jazz Festival on May 5th.

From Nola.com: The 2019 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival lineup has been announced, and we couldn’t be more excited! This year marks the 50th anniversary of the festival, spanning April 25-28 and May 2-5.

Headliners include The Rolling Stones, Katy Perry, Dave Matthews Band, Jimmy Buffett & the Coral Reefer Band, Chris Stapleton, Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band, Pitbull, Santana, Van Morrison, Al Green, Logic, Earth, Wind & Fire, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Gladys Knight, Leon Bridges, Ciara, Alanis Morissette, Ziggy Marley, Aaron Neville, Rebirth Brass Band, and more. For the full lineup, see here.

For the 50th anniversary, Jazz Fest plans to do tributes to some of the greats, including Louis Armstrong, Fats Domino, Mahalia Jackson, and many more.

In addition to the awesome music lineup, the food, arts and crafts, and culture make Jazz Fest among the most popular festivals in New Orleans. Single day tickets go on sale Friday, Jan. 18 and are $70 through Feb. 1 excluding May 2 (where tickets are $185) – Ticket information.

Jimmy Buffett performs with Willie Nelson at tribute show in Nashville

Jimmy Buffett joined several artists for the “Willie: Life & Songs Of An American Outlaw, A Willie Nelson All-Star Concert Celebration” last night at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. The show was filmed for an upcoming A&E TV concert special.

Jimmy and Willie performed “The Harder They Come” (written by Jimmy Cliff).

Other performs for the tribute show included Chris Stapleton, Emmylou Harris, Eric Church, Bobby Bare, Jamey Johnson, Lukas Nelson, Margo Price, Micah Nelson, Nathaniel Rateliff, Ray Benson, Steve Earle, Alison Krauss, The Avett Brothers, George Strait, Jack Johnson, John Mellencamp, Kris Kristofferson, Lee Ann Womack, Lyle Lovett, Norah Jones, Sheryl Crow, Susan Tedeschi & Derek Trucks, and Vince Gill.

Buffett on SiriusXM & impromptu show at the Margaritaville Cafe Nashville

Jimmy Buffett appeared on SiriusXM The Highway yesterday and performed “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” and “Margaritaville” at the Margaritaville Cafe in Nashville.

Also last night Buffett and several members of the Coral Reefer Band performed an impromptu show at the Margaritaville Cafe in Nashville. The set list from the show is now available.

Jimmy Buffett with Lukas Nelson (son of Willie) perform Margaritaville

Escape to Margaritaville coming to Fort Lauderdale in November 2019

From the Sun Sentinel: “Finally a musical for Jimmy Buffett fans, as Broadway 2019-2020 season at Broward Center is announced

Four Broadway shows coming to Fort Lauderdale’s Broward Center for the Performing Arts next season are going to be South Florida premieres. Those first-timers for the 2019-2020 season include “Escape to Margaritaville,” “Disney’s Aladdin, “Mean Girls” and “Bandstand.”

Nov. 19-Dec. 1: “Escape to Margaritaville

Parrotheads finally have their very own jukebox musical of Jimmy Buffett tunes. When the show debuted on Broadway last February, the critics savaged the production. But Buffett fans will probably love hearing Great White Way arrangements of “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere,” “Why Don’t We Get Drunk,” “Son of a Son of a Sailor,” “My Head Hurts, My Feet Stink and I Don’t Love Jesus,” “Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes,” “Margaritaville” — and that’s just in the first act.