Margaritaville: The Cookbook coming May 2018

St. Martin’s Press and Margaritaville Holdings announced the publication of “MARGARITAVILLE: The Cookbook: Relaxed Recipes for a Taste of Paradise“, the first cookbook for the global lifestyle brand. Co-authored by Margaritaville concept chef Carlo Sernaglia and food writer Julia Turshen, the book features dishes that keep Margaritaville fans coming back for more – expertly translated into easy-to-prepare, do-it-yourself recipes. The book will be available in hardcover and e-book versions beginning May 1, 2018. Pre-order your copy now at Amazon.

The first official cookbook from the beloved world of Margaritaville features laid-back favorites like the explosively good Volcano Nachos and the heaven-on-earth-with-an-onion-slice Cheeseburger in Paradise, alongside more sophisticated options that will wow your guests (Coho Salmon in Lemongrass-Miso Broth, anyone?). With its combination of recipes, stories, and gorgeous full color food and lifestyle photographs throughout, it is sure to put you in a Margaritaville state of mind!

Margaritaville isn’t confined to single spot on the map — the recipes draw inspiration from around the world, from Jerk Chicken to Tuna Poke with Plantain Chips and Jimmy’s Jammin’ Jambalaya. And we’ve got you all covered, from family-friendly Aloha Hotdogs to drool-worthy Vegetarian Burgers.

It’s 5 o’clock somewhere and no vacation is complete without a cocktail―preferably a margarita, of course! Margaritaville: The Cookbook is loaded with drink recipes to inspire your blissful island cocktail hour―from Jimmy’s Perfect Margarita and Paradise Palomas to Cajun Bloody Mary’s and the quintessential Key West Coconut and Lime Frozen Margarita.

JB’s Boathouse Grill to open at Tan-Tar-A

From LakeExpo.com “Becoming Margaritaville: Tan-Tar-A’s Renewed Restaurants To Open For Memorial Day

The Margaritaville look-and-feel launches at Tan-Tar-A this year at Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri as the resort undergoes a two-year rejuvenation.

One of the biggest stories of 2017 was the purchase of the historic Tan-Tar-A Resort by Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville resort brand.

This year, visitors to the transitioning resort will feel the casual, nautical Margaritaville vibe beginning to take over, as the resort’s restaurants—now rebranded—welcome guests, and renovated rooms bring a feel-good, breezy style to the iconic Lake of the Ozarks resort.

“In the next couple of months, our guests will see some distinct changes to Tan-Tar-A,” said Ann Walters, Director of Sales for the property. She says guests and the Lake community have been enthusiastic about the changeover, and guests in 2018 will enjoy plenty of improvements.

The new flagship, waterfront restaurant—Landshark Bar & Grill—is still in the planning stages, but Walters says the other restaurants will reopen by Memorial Day. The most buzz has been about the former Black Bear Lodge, which is reopening as JB’s Boathouse Grill. “The restaurant has a nautical theme, with bright blues and crisp whites,” Walters said. She added, “JB’s Boathouse Bar will offer 12 beers on tap, featuring LandShark Lager, local brews, and the classic favorites. JB’s Boathouse Grill will be open for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner year-round.”

Video Diary from Caroline Jones’ tour with Jimmy Buffett

Caroline Jones has posted a video diary from some of the April shows on tour with Jimmy Buffett. She has a new album called “Bare Feet” that is available at Amazon.

From Billboard: “Caroline Jones Talks Singing With Jimmy Buffett, New Album Bare Feet

Caroline first performed with Jimmy Buffett at the Trying to Reason Hurricane Relief Benefit Concert in Tallahassee FL on November 19, 2017. Their live duet of Buffett’s “Breathe In, Breathe Out, Move On” was subsequently released to benefit Singing for Change.

Jimmy Buffett and The Eagles perform in Orlando

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band opened for The Eagles last night at the Camping World Stadium in Orlando FL. Buffett last opened for The Eagles during the The Long Run Tour in 1980.

The set list from the show is now available. Caroline Jones opened the show with her own set. She came back and joined Buffett for “Come Monday” and “Margaritaville”.

The Eagles performed 27 songs with band members Don Henley, Joe Walsh, Timothy B. Schmit, joined by Vince Gill and Deacon Frey filling in for his late father Eagles co-founder Glenn Frey. See the set list for the songs that were performed.

Huey Lewis cancels 2018 Tour Due to Hearing Loss

Huey Lewis and The News have cancelled all of their 2018 performances including shows that were scheduled with Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band at Fenway Park in Boston on August 9th and the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas on October 20th.

Announcement from Huey Lewis:
Two and a half months ago, just before a show in Dallas, I lost most of my hearing. Although I can still hear a little, one on one, and on the phone, I can’t hear music well enough to sing. The lower frequencies distort violently making it impossible to find pitch. I’ve been to the House Ear Institute, the Stanford Ear Institute, and the Mayo Clinic, hoping to find an answer. The doctors believe I have Meniere’s disease and have agreed that I can’t perform until I improve. Therefore the only prudent thing to do is to cancel all future shows. Needless to say, I feel horrible about this, and wish to sincerely apologize to all the fans who’ve already bought tickets and were planning to come see us. I’m going to concentrate on getting better, and hope that one day soon I’ll be able to perform again.

Sincerely Huey

Buffett adds Phoenix AZ to SOASOAS Tour

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band are bringing the Son of a Son of a Sailor Tour to the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix AZ on Saturday, Oct. 13. This is Buffett’s first appearance in Phoenix since 2013.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday, April 23, at Ticketmaster.com, the venue box office and 800-745-3000.