Buffett to headline KAABOO Del Mar in San Diego

From the Times of San Diego: “Jimmy Buffett, Aerosmith, and More Headline KAABOO Del Mar in September

Jimmy Buffett & The Coral Reefer Band, Aerosmith, Fall Out Boy and Jack Johnson will headline the second KAABOO Del Mar in September, organizers of the three-day music festival announced Wednesday.

The list of more than 100 musical and comedy acts include several that could themselves be headliners, such as Lenny Kravitz, Daryl Hall and John Oates, OneRepublic and Third Eye Blind.

Also in the lineup are Gregg Allman, Blues Traveler, the Goo Goo Dolls, Grouplove, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Cypress Hill and Steve Poltz.

The comedy lineup includes the cast of Silicon Valley with T.J. Miller, Dana Carvey, Jeff Ross, Darrell Hammond and Janeane Garofalo.

Information about the festival’s art, food and beverages is set to be announced this summer, organizers said.

The festival is scheduled for Sept. 16-18 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Three-day passes are on sale now and can be purchased online via KAABOODelMar.com/passes.

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LuLu’s Kitchen: A Taste of the Gulf Coast Good Life

Jimmy Buffett’s sister Lucy has a new edition of her cookbook out called “LuLu’s Kitchen: A Taste of the Gulf Coast Good Life: A Taste of the Gulf Coast Good Life” and it is now available at Amazon.com.

Lucy Buffett grew up in Mobile, Ala. When she was 10, she started cooking in her grandma’s kitchen in Pascagoula, Miss. Now she owns an insanely popular restaurant called LuLu’s in Gulf Shores, Ala., where there’s often a two-hour wait with a line out the door.

Her new cookbook is titled, “LuLu’s Kitchen: A Taste of the Gulf Coast Good Life.”

So I asked, “What exactly is Gulf Coast cuisine? What do you people eat over there?”

Buffett laughed. “It’s fried seafood and gumbo, baby! It’s Southern, but it’s Coastal Southern.” she said. “It’s all about fried shrimp and fried fish and fritters and oysters. It’s the food of my family and my culture.”

Buffett only serves seafood from the Gulf of Mexico. No farm-raised shrimp from China here.

She’s Jimmy Buffett’s little sister. The “Margaritaville” legend gave her the nickname “LuLu” when they were kids. She spent years cooking in restaurants in New York and Los Angeles before moving back to sweet home Alabama and opening her first dive burger joint at age 46.

This book originally was published in 2007 with the title “Crazy Sista Cooking: Cuisine and Conversation.”

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Savannah reveals her favorite bohemian escapes

From the New York Post: “Jimmy Buffett’s daughter is a total Miami boho babe

Savannah Buffett grew up hopscotching between New York, Nashville, Aspen, Malibu and St. Barts.

But the daughter of singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett finally laid down roots in palm-fringed Miami, where 10 years ago she bought a charming canal-front bungalow in emerging MiMo, a historic corridor on Biscayne Boulevard.

The once-dilapidated neighborhood, named for its post-World War II Miami Modernist architecture, has undergone a remarkable renaissance in recent years. As an investor in the district’s happening new bar the Anderson, Buffett is part of that revival.

“To see the change has been incredible,” says the 36-year-old creative consultant, DJ and radio personality, who lives with her boyfriend. She gives Alexa the lowdown on her favorite MiMo hot spots.

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New York Times article on the Margaritaville Empire

The New York Times has an article “Jimmy Buffett’s ‘Margaritaville’ Is a State of Mind, and an Empire” (photo: Jimmy Buffett with the Margaritaville resort chief executive John Cohlan in Hollywood, Fla)

His newest showstopper, a 17-story hotel near Miami, has three pools, a full-service spa and eight restaurants, including a seriously upscale steakhouse. That electric blue sculpture in the lobby? You’d swear it was by Jeff Koons.

Forget the ville. This is a Margarita World. “People are always shocked when they find out how big we’ve gotten,” Mr. Buffett said recently over lunch, grinning and splashing Tabasco on a modified Cobb salad. “We just kept quietly doing our thing. Not saying much. And now — bam! — here we are.”

Margaritaville, with its themed restaurants (erupting volcanoes, boat-shaped booths), started as a tropical cousin to T.G.I. Friday’s. Through trial and error, Mr. Buffett and a partner, John Cohlan, have since expanded Margaritaville Holdings to include four booming divisions: lodging, alcohol, licensing and media. Now, as they pursue growth for the first time overseas, where Mr. Buffett has a much softer fan base, they are trying to recast Margaritaville as a broad, aspirational brand — the Ralph Lauren of leisurely escape, if you will.

The goal is a fully formed ecosystem. Last year, an estimated 15 million people ate at one of Mr. Buffett’s 67 restaurants or stayed at one of his seven hotels and time-share resorts.

Margaritaville’s signature restaurant chain is expanding quickly — it will soon push into California for the first time, opening at Universal Studios Hollywood — but a spinoff series of restaurants in the Midwest called Cheeseburger in Paradise has struggled. Margaritaville sold its Cheeseburger stake in 2005 and, since then, roughly half the locations have closed as the brand was lobbed between owners.

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Workin’ n’ Playin’ Tour ends in Charlotte NC

Jimmy Buffett’s Workin’ n’ Playin’ Tour concluded last night with a show at the PNC Music Pavilion in Charlotte, NC.

Buffett played the song “Purple Rain” as a tribute to Price at the shows in Raleigh and Charlotte NC.

The set list for the recent shows are now available:
4/16 – Virginia Beach VA
4/19 – Birmingham AL
4/21 – Raleigh NC
4/23 – Charlotte NC

During the recent shows Buffett performed “Silver Wings” as a tribute for country legend Merle Haggard. Also he performed “Little Miss Magic” in Birmingham AL (the song was last performed October 3rd 2001 at Lulus Sunset Grill in Pascagoula).

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Workin’ n’ Playin’ Tour Continues Tonight

Jimmy Buffett’s “Workin’ n’ Playin’ Tour” resumes tonight with a show at the Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater in Virginia Beach, VA.

Upcoming shows this week:
4/19 – Oak Mountain Amphitheater – Birmingham, AL
4/21 – Walnut Creek Amphitheater – Raleigh, NC
4/23 – PNC Music Pavilion – Charlotte, NC

LISTEN to the shows on Radio Margaritaville or SiriusXM 24 and follow along with the set lists.

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Buffett adds Denver area show at Red Rocks

Jimmy Buffett & the Coral Reefer Band
Red Rocks Amphitheater – Morrison, CO (Denver area)
Thursday October 13, 2016
Tickets On Sale Friday April 22, 2016

From RedRocksOnline: The wait is over. Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band will perform at Red Rocks Amphitheatre for one night only, THURSDAY October 13, 7 p.m., as part of Jimmy Buffett’s “I Don’t Know’” Tour 2016. Local Parrotheads won’t want to miss their chance to soak in the full Margaritaville experience.

“The 75th Anniversary season of Red Rocks Amphitheatre just got better with the return of music legend, Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band. This is sure to be one of the highlights of the year as we welcome Parrotheads to Colorado’s own concert paradise.” – Tad Bowman, Red Rocks Amphitheatre Venue Director for Denver Arts & Venues.

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