Houston 2015

Buffett is Workin’ n’ Playin’ tonight in Houston

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band perform tonight at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in Houston, TX for the 2015 Workin’ n’ Playin’ Tour.

LISTEN to the show on Radio Margaritaville / SiriusXM 24 / Tunein.com.
WATCH the show online on Margaritaville TV!
This show is scheduled to start at 9:00p ET.
Follow along to the set list at BuffettNews.com

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Stubbs BBQ

Buffett performs at Stubb’s BBQ

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band performed last night at Stubb’s BBQ in Austin TX. The set list from the show is now available. Some of the songs played include “License to Chill”, “Blue Guitar”, “The Great Filling Station Holdup”, “If I Had A Boat”, and “Tin Cup Chalice”.

From cmptrman: “Jimmy put on a great show tonight at Stubb’s BBQ in Austin, TX. He played for about 90 minutes with the full band and no break, followed by a group encore and then a solo encore after everyone else left the stage. The crowd was very much into the show, and you could tell Jimmy and the Coral Reefers were getting energy from the crowd as well. On top of the amazing show, he also told the audience he was “leaving all the money from this show” to help victims of the recent floods in Austin and Central Texas. Truly a class act through and through.”

The Workin’ and Playin’ Tour kicks of on Thursday May 28th at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in Houston, TX

Update: “Jimmy Buffett’s last-minute Austin show transports crowd to tropics, supports flood victims

While many arena acts in a small venue might use stage time for set list experimentation, this mostly wasn’t the case with Buffett. Outside of a handful of album cuts like “Blue Guitar” and “Off to See the Lizard,” he and the band seemed content to simply knock the rust off and — for the most part — play the “yellow album” hits that have made the man a fortune. This is apparently not the plan for the summer tour. During some stage banter, he mentioned that the group will play a larger 32-song, three-hour set sprinkled with rarities on the regular tour dates.

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Margaritaville Vacation Club St Thomas

St Thomas Margaritaville Vacation Club

From PRLog: “A Preview of the new St Thomas Margaritaville

Behind the laid-back theme of island tunes and lazy afternoons are a team of perfectionists that are working around the clock to finish the St Thomas Margaritaville Vacation Club, a partnership between Wyndham St Thomas Development LLC and Jimmy Buffett.

Formerly the Renaissance Grand Beach Palace, Wyndham has been engaged in a more than $100M renovation and modernization program that reinvents the resort as a 262 unit Margaritaville themed resort. While guests will experience a relaxed and carefree atmosphere, behind the scenes architects and builders take the task of shaping the experience very seriously.

Archiform 3D, an international company that specializes in shaping new property developments, was engaged in October last year to assist, combining the architectural and landscape designs to show everyone where the project is heading. 3D renderings were initially produced and the refinement process began, shaping each part to perfection, working around established trees and saving what could have been a small fortune in on-site experiments. A virtual tour was later produced, allowing potential buyers into the Vacation Club to tour what is essentially the heart of the experience.

The tour takes viewers past the “5 o’clock somewhere bar”, the swimming pool and the “LandShark Beach Bar”. Wyndham started booking guests in March and are due to open next month, but if you cant wait until then check out Archiform 3D’s online virtual tour.

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Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort

Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort taking reservations

From the Sun Sentinel: “Long-awaited Margaritaville taking reservations

Get ready to pack your bags, Parrotheads. The new Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort is taking reservations. Rates at the 349-room resort on the Broadwalk begin at $259 a night, a hotel spokeswoman said Tuesday.

The resort includes 151 king rooms, 154 queen rooms and 44 suites, along with the Jimmy Buffett Suite and the Coral Reefer Suite, which will occupy the penthouse level of the 17-story resort.
Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort

The $147 million Margaritaville, at Johnson Street and State Road A1A, will include eight restaurants and bars, oceanside pools, a FlowRider wave ride, spa and fitness center and 30,000 square feet of convention space.

“We look forward to welcoming our first guests,” General Manager Cate Farmer said in a news release Tuesday. Reservations are being accepted for stays starting Oct. 1, but the date will be adjusted when a firm opening date is set, the spokewoman said.

So far, the Margaritaville has said only that it will open in “summer 2015.” Hotel developer Lon Tabatchnick told city commissioners in April that Margaritaville could open after mid-July and before Labor Day, if all goes as planned.

Reservations are available by calling 844-5OCLOCK (844-562-5625) or at www.MargaritavilleResorts.com.

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Buffett adds surprise Austin show to tour

Jimmy Buffett has added a stop at Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater in Austin TX on Tuesday May 26th to the tour. Tickets for the show go on sale at 10 am on Thursday, May 21. Tickets can be purchased online only and are limited to two per customer. Patrons must pick up their tickets at the box office the night of the concert. You can purchase tickets through the Stubb’s website or through C3 Presents.

From Culturemap.com: “Jimmy Buffett adds surprise Austin show to summer tour”

Jimmy Buffet’s “Workin’ ‘n Playin’ Tour” tour is making a detour in Austin. On Tuesday, C3 Presents announced that the singer will stop by Stubb’s for a surprise concert on Tuesday, May 26.

“We’re thrilled to have Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band perform on our legendary stage,” said Principal of C3 Presents, Charles Attal, in a statement. “This will be one of the flagship events in the 20-year history of Stubb’s.”

This year’s tour coincides with the 40th anniversary of Buffet’s iconic A1A album, which debuted the song “A Pirate Looks at Forty.” To celebrate this landmark, Stubb’s will have a special happy hour before the concert with LandShark Lager (Buffett’s brew of choice) and Margaritaville Tequila margaritas.

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Jimmy Buffett Island Tea

Introducing Jimmy Buffett’s Island Tea

Tradewinds® Kicks Off This Summer With The Sip & Sing Your Way to Paradise™ Campaign

Tradewinds®, a brand inspired by a family tradition of real brewed sweet tea, will give fans a reason to sing this summer by announcing the launch of the Sip & Sing Your Way to Paradise™ tour and karaoke contest. Both initiatives will support the launch of the new Tradewinds® Jimmy Buffett’s Island Tea, a line of tropical-flavored ready-to-drink iced teas now available in select grocery, mass and convenience stores.

The Sip & Sing Tour will follow Jimmy Buffett’s “Workin’ n’ Playin'” concert series this summer and engage with fans through on-site sampling, a karaoke activation, and paradise-worthy giveaways. The nationwide karaoke contest kicked off on Thursday, May 7th at 12:00 AM CT/1:00 AM ET. Fans are encouraged to submit their best rendition of Jimmy’s classic hit song “Cheeseburger in Paradise” at www.tradewindstea.com/jimmybuffett. At the end of the summer, the top 25 finalists will be awarded amazing prizes, including one grand prize trip to Margaritaville’s new flagship luxury resort in Hollywood, FL; two runner-up trips to Las Vegas, NV for a Jimmy Buffett VIP experience; a year supply of Tradewinds® Jimmy Buffett’s Island Tea; and paradise packs filled with goodies for kicking back!

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Buffett delivers UM Commencement Speech

From the Miami Herald: “Buffett dispenses life wisdom to UM grads and parrotheads everywhere

With flip flops on his feet, Jimmy Buffett looked out at hundreds of University of Miami graduates and grabbed the pink stole that had just been draped around his neck to mark his new and lofty honorary degree.

“I started off as a bar singer in Coral Gables,” he told students. “And I got a doctorate now.”

The singer-songwriter brought his signature laid-back island style, along with lots of salty advice, as commencement speaker at a Friday ceremony that also was one of the last for UM President Donna Shalala after 14 years at the helm.

Buffett told the crowd he was inspired to become a marine biologist after visiting the aquarium while on vacation in Florida with his family – and he wanted to study at UM.

“I wanted to be Jacques Cousteau with a Southern accent,” he said.

The closest he got was a nearby bar that’s now called Titanic Restaurant and Brewery, where Buffett said he landed his first paying gig.

He distilled his advice into a checklist for the “ever-elusive future.” The four bits of wisdom he shared: Everything in moderation. Make your avocation your vocation. Go see the world. And “be Santa Claus when you can.”

Wearing aviator sunglasses (he said he forgot his reading glasses,) Buffett encouraged students to get out and see the world. “Use your time well. Beware of falling into the sedentary trap.”

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Las Vegas Tour Date Announced

From Margaritaville: Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band announce Las Vegas tour date! This October 17th, Jimmy & the Coral Reefers will be performing in “FIN” City! American Express cardholders have access to a ticket pre-sale on May 12th, and tickets go on sale to the public on May 18th.

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