Track List for Buffett’s new Christmas Album

Jimmy Buffett’s new Christmas album “Tis The SeaSon” is now available for pre-order from Amazon.com (release date is October 28, 2016).

Born on Christmas, it seems apropos that Jimmy Buffett would be the perfect person to perform your holiday favorites! 20 years after his platinum-plus selling holiday album, Jimmy returns with a new installment, soon to be a classic! Recorded in 6 cities while on breaks during his 2016 summer tour, the 13 track album includes 9 traditional songs, 3 new originals, and a very special Parrothead version of the The Twelve Days of Christmas.


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Buffett to play at Humphreys in San Diego

From the San Diego Union Tribune: “Jimmy Buffett to play at Humphreys for first time since 1984

On Sept. 16, the veteran singer-songwriter and his band, The Coral Reefers, drew an overflow audience of more than 20,000 to their crowd-pleasing performance at the KAABOO Del Mar festival. Next spring, Buffett will be in residence at the La Jolla Playhouse, which will debut his first musical, “Escape to Margaritaville,” slated to open in May.

Now comes word that the tropical troubadour and his band will perform Oct. 18 at Humphreys Concerts by the Bay. It will be his first date at the intimate Shelter Island venue since 1984, during what was then only the third Humphreys season.

Humphreys has a capacity of just 1,450. Securing Buffett to perform there is a coup for the venue, which opened in 1982 and this year has featured concerts by Bob Dylan, Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band the Tom Petty-led band Mudcrutch. Buffett’s date will be followed with Humphreys performances by, respectively, Willie Nelson on Oct. 19 and comedian Tracy Morgan on Oct. 20.

“Buffett’s agent called us in December and asked us to hold a date in October. They didn’t tell us who it was for, which is not that unusual for a big act,” said John Wojas, the vice president for AEG Live San Diego, which exclusively books Humphreys.

“Two weeks later they told us the hold was for Buffett, and we were thrilled. Then they said we couldn’t announce it until after KAABOO, which is fine, because this will sell out in an instant. The fastest sellouts we’ve had at Humphreys are Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Steely Dan, Whitney Houston and Robert Plant & Alison Krauss. This could beat those.”

Tickets for Buffett’s show at Humphreys go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. through the Ticketmaster website, ticketmaster.com, and by phone at (800) 745-3000. Tickets are priced at $159 each, plus service charges, with a four-ticket per customer limit. No tickets will be sold at Humphreys or at Ticketmaster outlets.

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Buffett performs at KAABOO Del Mar

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band performed last night at KAABOO Del Mar near San Diego.

The set list from the show is now available. Some of the songs played included “Piece Of Work”, “Son Of A Son Of A Sailor”, and “Margaritaville” featuring Frank Marshall on guitar and Chord Overstreet (from Glee) on vocals.


The San Diego Union Tribune has a review of the show: “Jimmy Buffett turns KAABOO into giant beach party

For “Magaritavillle,” which is also the title of Buffett’s upcoming 2017 musical at the La Jolla Playhouse, he was joined by Frank Marshall, one of Buffett’s “Margaritaville” collaborators. “It’s his 70th birthday!” Buffett said.

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Margaritaville opens at the Mall of America on Sept 20th

From Margaritaville.com: A tropical escape in Minnesota will now be as close as the Mall of America with the grand opening of Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville restaurant in Bloomington, MN. The 315 seat restaurant and bar will be Margaritaville’s first in the state of Minnesota, offering a fun, family-friendly dining experience combined with an array of island-inspired flavors, family entertainment, a Porch of Indecision dining area and retail space.

“We are ecstatic to bring the Margaritaville lifestyle to the North Star State,” said David Crabtree, President/CEO for International Meal Company U.S. “Margaritaville is all about treating yourself to great food and drinks while enjoying great music and escaping reality.”

A ribbon cutting ceremony and margarita toast will be held at the restaurant’s grand opening on Tuesday, September 20th from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Margaritaville and International Meal Company executives, along with local movers and shakers, will be joined by the community, Parrotheads stilt walkers and more. The festivities will be open to the public. Margaritaville will open immediately after the ceremony to start serving guests the newest Margaritaville specialties.

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Buffett enjoys crab cakes and sails near Annapolis

From Fox 5 DC: “Jimmy Buffett enjoys crab cakes at Annapolis restaurant, goes sailing

Jimmy Buffett took some time to get away from Margaritaville to sail the waters of the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland.

The star musician was in Annapolis on Thursday to meet up with a group of people from the Naval Academy for the sailing adventure.

Buffett also visited the Boatyard Bar and Grill for lunch. The owner of the Annapolis restaurant, Dick Franyo, said Buffett ordered the crab cake. Franyo was even invited by Buffett for the sailing outing.


“I went out and sailed with him and some of our other Naval Academy friends,” said Franyo. “He was gracious. He was just so nice to everyone.”

It was no cheeseburger in paradise, but Buffett is a big fan of the crab cake he had.

“He said I have never seen so much crab in a crab cake. This is amazing,” Franyo recalled.

It’s not surprising because everyone knows crab cakes and football — that’s what Maryland does!

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Margaritaville Resort Orlando Update

From the Orlando Sentinel: “Margaritaville Resort Orlando expands hotel size

A hotel proposed for Margaritaville Resort Orlando is going to be larger than originally expected — by 12 rooms.

Original plans called for a 175-room hotel, part of the larger 300-acre lifestyle property being built on the U.S. 192 corridor in western Osceola County. Now, the hotel will have 187 rooms.

The increase in rooms was announced Wednesday when resort leaders said they are exceeding sales projections for other properties in the first phase of construction, with more than 250 reservations and deposits for homes and units there.

Margaritaville Resort Orlando, formerly known as the MargaritaVillage Resort, also features 1,000 Margaritaville-themed vacation homes and 300 timeshare units.

The first phase is expected to open by the end of 2017. A sales office will open Oct. 1.

Additionally, plans call for 30,000 square-feet of function space, 200,000 square feet of retail, a dining and entertainment district, a 12-acre water park open to the public, a wellness center, wooded fitness trails and a water taxi system.

An early concept map on the development’s website offers a snippet of information about what types of amenities and attractions would be built at the water park, details of which have not been released.

Amenities listed include cabanas, a cave, river channel, activity pool, a children’s pool and slides. A dual FlowRider, offers an unbreakable wave of motion for boogie boarding or surfing, is also shown.

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