St. Somewhere Wine Club

Penrose Hill and Margaritaville, the global lifestyle brand synonymous with fun and escapism, have partnered to launch a new wine club, transporting members to a vacation state of wine. St. Somewhere Wine Club by Margaritaville features monthly delivery of premium bottles from around the world inspired by the Margaritaville lifestyle.

Every month, experts in vacations and vines hand select six award-winning bottles to send. Members have the flexibility to personalize each shipment, continually update their preferences or skip a month at any time.

For a limited time, new members can dip their toes in the water with a sample box of three wines for $15, plus tax and $4.95 shipping. Following the introductory offer, members may continue with the club and receive six bottles of wine every month for $89.99 plus tax (free shipping included).

To join the St. Somewhere Wine Club by Margaritaville or for additional information, visit www.StSomewhere.Club

Buffett’s 2018 tour sails into Des Moines

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band continued the 2018 Son Of A Son Of A Sailor Tour last night at the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines IA.

During the Bing and Bong show Buffett announced he will be performing at Alpine Valley and Detroit in 2019.

The set list from the show is now available. There was one change to the set list from the first show, the addition of the song “Knees Of My Heart”.

From the Des Moines Register: “Jimmy Buffett sails into Des Moines for a fun night with frenzied fans

Thousands of Iowans went sailing Tuesday night in downtown Des Moines. Well, sort-of.

They wore parrot hats and donned flip-flops. They downed margaritas and bottles of Landshark. They danced and tossed beach balls, singing songs of cheeseburgers and volcanoes.

And it was all in the name of easy-goin’ songwriting staple Jimmy Buffett.

“Hello, Des Moines,” Buffett said, introducing the show to his Iowa faithful. “Tuesday night is Saturday night as far as we’re concerned.”

Buffett and his band sailed for the first time since 2012 into Wells Fargo Arena, bringing along a crowd of 11,900 Parrotheads. The show marked the second of Buffett’s “Son of a Son of a Sailor” 40th anniversary tour, which launched Saturday in Kansas City.

The 71-year-old southerner offered what a fan wants in an arena-sized star. He’s engaging, telling stories of his biggest 1970s and ’80s hits. He’s energetic, punting beach balls into the audience.

A splash of Show Ponies: About halfway into the set, Buffett introduced his band’s alter-ego: Daphne Blue and the Show Ponies. Bluegrass Buffett followed, banjo and all.

The four-song Show Ponies medley treated Parrotheads to a break from his traditional (and self-described) “three-chord songs.”

“Deep in the heart of the Coral Reefer Band,” he said. “… there’s bluegrass genes.”

Maiden voyage of SOASOAS tour is a memorable excursion

From KansasCity.com: “Maiden voyage of sailor-themed Jimmy Buffett tour is a pleasure cruise in Kansas City

Jimmy Buffett’s nautical-themed concert at the Sprint Center in Kansas City took about 15,000 giddy passengers on a two-hour pleasure cruise on Saturday.

During the opening night of his “Son of a Son of a Sailor” tour, Buffett, 71, proudly proclaimed that “it’s actually true — I am the son of a son of a sailor.”

The added assurance wasn’t necessary. The storied singer-songwriter is beloved for his shaggy-dog stories, such as the woozy 1977 smash-hit “Margaritaville.”

His devotees are less like fans than members of a colorful cult of gregarious fun-lovers. Many enthusiasts in Saturday’s audience wore wacky costumes or Hawaiian shirts with leis.

Those fans are eager to buy whatever their hero is selling, a trait that has made Buffett a branding juggernaut and a serial entrepreneur.

One of his latest ventures is a pair of retirement communities named Latitude Margaritaville. During the mandatory rendition of “Margaritaville,” video footage promoting his current Broadway musical “Escape to Margaritaville” was displayed on an enormous screen behind the stage.

Most of the images that flashed behind the barefoot Buffett and his 11-piece Coral Reefer Band depicted tropical paradises, boat schematics and references to the revelry that causes his concerts to resemble Fat Tuesday, Halloween and New Year’s Eve celebrations rolled up together into wild beach-themed parties.

Buffett cited Mark Twain as an inspiration before performing the agonizing “A Pirate Looks at Forty.” Perhaps sensing that the atmosphere became uncharacteristically grim after singing the lyric “I feel like I’ve drowned,” Buffett ad-libbed “but I won’t wear a frown.”

Caroline Jones, a country-oriented artist who demonstrated formidable blues chops in a brief opening set, added additional depth to the forlorn ballad “Coast of Marseilles” in an enchanting duet.

The refreshed set list touched on all but two songs from the 1978 album “Son of a Son of a Sailor.” Only “Cowboy in the Jungle” fell flat.

An unusual array of cover songs ranged from inspired (the Beach Boys’ “Sail On, Sailor”) to dull (Van Morrison’s “Brown Eyed Girl”).

Buffett, a trustworthy navigator, mostly circumvented choppy waters. The maiden voyage of his “Son of a Son of a Sailor” tour made for a memorable excursion.

Buffett’s new tour kicks off in Kansas City

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band kicked off the 2018 Son Of A Son Of A Sailor Tour last night at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, MO.

The set list from the show is now available. The show included 7 songs from the album “Son on a Son of a Sailor” which was released 40 years ago. Songs from the album included the title cut, “Fool Button”, “Livingston Saturday Night”, “Cheeseburger in Paradise”, “Cowboy in the Jungle”, “Coast Of Marseilles”, and “Mañana”.

Some of the other highlights from the show included “Tampico Trauma” and “Sail On Sailor” (last played Aug 19, 2003). There was an instrumental break with featuring Robert Greenidge on steel drums and Peter Mayer on guitar performing “King Of Somewhere Hot”. Buffett and the Coral Reefers included a Bluegrass Medley with the songs “Grapefruit Juicyfruit”, “Manana”, “Fool Button”, and “Piece Of Work”.

Magaritaville Hotel to open in Alabama

From WAFF: “Margaritaville Hotel coming to Town Madison

A new hotel chain will make its Alabama debut in Madison.

On Friday, Breland Companies announced the arrival of Magaritaville Hotel at Town Madison. This will be the first Margaritaville project in Alabama

The 150 room hotel will be adjacent to the recently announced baseball stadium over the center field wall. It will feature food and beverage concepts,a 3,000 square feet meeting space, a retail store and a water park that includes a lazy river and volleyball court.

“We are proud to bring the Margaritaville lifestyle of fun and relaxation to Town Madison,” president and CEO Judd Bobilin said in a news release. “We see this as a great opportunity to integrate the Margaritaville experience into an exciting mixed-used project and with a state-of-the-art baseball stadium.”

The hotel is set to break ground in late 2018 and is expected to open in 2020. Chance Partners LLC will develop this project.

“This is a huge win for our city,” Madison Mayor Paul Finley said in the release. “Margaritaville is an international brand known for high-quality and fun projects. Not only will this hotel attract guests from across the region, but it will add multiple new dining and entertainment options for Madison residents.”

Latitude Margaritaville coming to the Florida Panhandle

Master developer Minto Communities USA, global lifestyle brand Margaritaville Holdings and The St. Joe Company have combined their resources to pursue the development of a new LATITUDE MARGARITAVILLE active adult community in Florida’s Panhandle region to be located in Bay County near Panama City Beach and the scenic 30A corridor. The community is projected to open in early 2020.

The LATITUDE MARGARITAVILLE Watersound location is in the heart of St. Joe’s Bay-Walton Sector Plan that is entitled for 170,000 homes. St. Joe owns approximately 15 miles of frontage on the Intracoastal Waterway connecting West Bay with Choctawhatchee Bay and it is expected that the community will receive the benefit from the spectacular vistas and recreational opportunities.

LATITUDE MARGARITAVILLE Watersound is the third of the communities to be developed. The first two LATITUDE MARGARITAVILLE communities have opened in Daytona Beach, Florida and Hilton Head, South Carolina.