Buffett performas at the Surf Lodge

From the New York Post: “Jimmy Buffett surprises Surf Lodge guests with performance

Summer in the Hamptons is still going for island rocker Jimmy Buffett — who surprised guests at Surf Lodge last weekend by getting onstage during a Wyclef Jean gig.

Buffett performed “Margaritaville,” changing the lyrics to center on Montauk, with Jean on bongos.

Buffett also referenced hotspot owner Jayma Cardoso by shouting, “Those Brazilian women gave me too much tequila!”

Before Wyclef’s performance, rapper Lupe Fiasco also performed and invited a fan in his early teens onstage to rap with him.

Buffett is surfing before Florence hits the Carolinas

From the Charleston City Paper: “Of course Jimmy Buffett is surfing Folly before Florence hits the Carolinas

Where there’s a swell, there will be surfers. On Wednesday, among the usual suspects taking advantage of the hurricane swell off Folly Beach, was none other than the Mayor of Margarita himself, Jimmy Buffett.

On Wednesday, Buffett posted a of himself on Instagram smiling, throwing a shaka, with blue skies and his longboard.

Buffett to license Coral Reefer brand of Cannabis products

From Fortune.com: “Marijuanaville – Jimmy Buffett Gets Into the Weed Business With Billionaire Wrigley Heir

Jimmy Buffett has been playing with the Coral Reefer Band for well over four decades now, so it’s less than surprising to see the veteran singer-songwriter finally getting into the weed business.

The “Margaritaville” singer will license the “Coral Reefer” brand to Surterra, a big medical marijuana company whose board has since last month been chaired by William “Beau” Wrigley, Jr.—the former CEO of the Wrigley confectionery firm.

Georgia-based Surterra is currently licensed in Florida and Texas, and plans to build out cultivation space in the former state while conducting research trials on cannabinoid treatment for issues such as pain and post-traumatic stress disorder. The company has raised more than $100 million in the last few years, most recently in a $65 million round last month that was led by Wrigley’s Wychwood Asset Management.

As The Wall Street Journal noted when reporting the Buffett news Tuesday, weed companies often have to turn to rich people and their family investment firms for finance, due to restrictions on investments in such operations by big institutional investors.

Buffett will earn royalties from Surterra’s Coral Reefer-branded vape pens, edibles, lotions and gel caps, but gain no stake in the venture. According to the Journal‘s report, he was approached by other cannabis ventures but opted for Surterra because of its medical, rather than recreational, focus.

That said, Wrigley told Bloomberg last month that Surterra would eventually move into the recreational marijuana market, which should pull in more than $5 billion this year across the nine states where it can legally operate.

Trailer for The Beach Bum with Matthew McConaughey released

The official trailer for the movie “The Beach Bum” has been released. The film follows the misadventures of Moondog (Matthew McConaughey), a rebellious and lovable rogue who lives his life to the fullest.

The film was written and directed by Harmony Korine, and Isla Fisher, Zac Efron, Jonah Hill, Jimmy Buffett, Snoop Dogg, Stefania LaVie Owen and Martin Lawrence also star. The Beach Bum hits theaters on March 22, 2019.

Buffett plays free concert in Hollywood FL (video)

Jimmy Buffett played a free get out the vote concert on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, at the Hollywood ArtsPark Amphitheater. The set list from the show is now available.

From the Miami Herald: “Coconut bras and politics: Jimmy Buffett hits the campaign trail for Gwen Graham

Parrot Heads flocked to Hollywood Thursday evening to absorb the booze-soaked sounds of Jimmy Buffett as the singer who brought Key West to the world held a free concert to support Gwen Graham’s campaign for Florida governor.

To the extent they were there for a political event, though, is debatable.

“I am an original Parrot Head,” boasted Susan Best, 58, of Hollywood, who was decked out head to toe in green-and-pink flamingo attire. “I couldn’t believe he is playing a free show in my backyard.”

With Graham seeking the Democratic nomination in a five-way race, Buffett’s gratis appearance in a city that boasts a Margaritaville beach resort — and a county with the most Democratic voters in the state — could help her. The 71-year-old singer resonates with an older, whiter crowd, a demographic with whom Graham, 55, should perform well.

Some of the attendees said they’d already made up their mind — to vote for someone other than Graham.

“We came despite the politics,” said Deanna Bloom, 34. “This [Graham] isn’t even who we are for.”

Buffett to host get-out-the-vote concert

Any Parrotheads in South Florida looking for a free Jimmy Buffett concert are in luck – as long as you don’t mind putting up with a little politics.

On Thursday August 23rd, the legendary Florida singer/songwriter will host a get-out-the-vote concert and it’s free and open to the public.

The concert is at the ArtsPark at Young Circle Amphitheater in Hollywood. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the concert starts at 7:30 p.m.