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Buffett performs at the Holiday in Brooklyn concert

Jimmy Buffett performed last night along with James Taylor and Sarah McLachlan at the “HOLIDAY IN BROOKLYN” special concert at the Barclays Center. If you went to the show please help us out with the set list (send an email to info@buffettnews.com)

“How Sweet It Is” – James Taylor, Jimmy Buffett, and Sarah McLachlan

“Son of a Son of a Sailor” – Jimmy Buffett and James Taylor

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Mac McAnally to perform in Pascagoula

From GulfLive: “Eight time Country Music Association Musician of the Year Mac McAnally is coming to Pascagoula

Multi-talented Mississippi musician Mac McAnally has bounced around from the back roads of Belmont to the beaches of Biloxi over the past several decades.

He’s comfortable no matter where he lands. And in mid-January, he will once again find his way back to the Mississippi Gulf Coast for a pair of shows.

He has written, recorded, performed and produced with the likes of Kenny Chesney, George Strait, Zac Brown Band, Alabama, Martina McBride, Dolly Parton, Sawyer Brown and Keith Whitley as well as George Jones, Brad Paisley, Toby Keith, Billy Joel, Trisha Yearwood, Reba and of course the Pascagoula native Buffett over the years.

“Jimmy is my longest running co-writing relationship,” said McAnally. “We wrote ‘Coast Of Carolina’ as a sequel to ‘Come Monday.’

“Jazz Fest Unplugged” is a live music concept that takes national and regional artists that have played at the greatest music festival in the world in recent years and puts them together in a unique up close and personal setting for the enjoyment of live music fans.

Showtimes for both shows is 8 p.m. Pascagoula’s own Libby Rae Watson will open the show in Jackson County, while Radio Margaritaville DJ Matt Hoggatt will open the show in the Bay.

A limited amount of VIP tickets are available for $50 apiece, and include a pre-show audience with McAnally as well as a meet and greet photo opportunity and guaranteed reserved seating in front of the stage. General admission (standing room only) tickets are $35 apiece.

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Holiday in Brooklyn Sweepstakes

Enter the Holiday in Brooklyn Sweepstakes for a chance to win tickets to see Jimmy Buffett, James Taylor, and Sarah McLachlan in concert. The contest includes 2 VIP tickets to the Holiday in Brooklyn concert at the Barclays Center on December 9th, round-trip airfare for the winner and a guest to New York City, and two night hotel stay.

The Jimmy Buffett Holiday in Brooklyn Sweepstakes ends at 12:00PM ET on December 2, 2016. Rules and details for entering are at Radio.com.

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Guest DJ on Radio Margaritaville & VIP Concert Tickets charity auction

You can bid on a package that includes a Guest DJ on Radio Margaritaville and VIP Concert Tickets to the 2017 Show of your Choice at CharityBuzz

Jimmy Buffett fans rejoice! Bid now to Guest DJ on Radio Margaritaville.
This package includes:
– 1 Margaritaville Frozen Concoction maker
– Margaritaville Audio-Earbuds, Headphones and a Sound shot.
– Jimmy Buffett Concert tickets to a 2017 show of the winners choice along with VIP pre-party passes
– An autographed Tis The SeaSon CD.

Proceeds from the auction to benefit WhyHunger (www.whyhunger.org) a non-profit organization which raises money to fight hunger.

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Escape to Margaritaville

The San Diego Union Tribune has an update on “Escape to Margaritaville” the musical built around the songs of Jimmy Buffett which is set to open at the La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego in May 2017.

“Escape to Margaritaville,” May 16 to June 25, 2017: The planet’s legions of “Parrotheads” (as Jimmy Buffett fans dub themselves) can rejoice. Playhouse artistic chief Christopher Ashley, who is directing this very likely Broadway-bound musical, says Buffett himself has been deeply engaged in the ongoing development of the show.

“He’s been very involved at every step,” says Ashley (who’s in the middle of directing the last pre-Broadway staging of another Playhouse-launched musical, “Come From Away,” in Toronto.) “He’s been part of every reading we’ve done, every staging workshop.

“He’s writing either one or two new songs for the score. And also just offering reflections on songs — talking about what the story impulse is in a song, and how do we bring it to theatrical life. He’s right there at the center of those conversations.”

The show, as mentioned previously, “is really not the story of Jimmy Buffett’s life — although some of his songs are biographical,” Ashley notes. “So various moments in his life have been given to various characters. I think if you know Jimmy Buffett’s biography very well, you will recognize lots of things.”

“Escape to Margaritaville” is written by Greg Garcia (“My Name is Earl”) and Mike O’Malley (“Survivor’s Remorse,” “Shameless”); the Playhouse has previously described it as “the story of a tropical island resort and its part-time bartender, part-time singer and full-time charmer who thinks he’s got life all figured out — until a beautiful, career-minded tourist steals his heart and makes him question everything.”

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Buffett’s new album #50 on Billboard 200 Chart

From Billboard: “Buffett’s new holiday album comes in at #50 on the Billboard 200 chart”

Jimmy Buffett’s second Christmas album, ‘Tis the Season, bows at No. 50 with 10,000 units (nearly all from traditional album sales). His first seasonal effort, 1996’s Christmas Island, debuted at No. 125 and peaked at No. 27. It went on to sell 1.24 million copies.

On the Holiday Albums chart, ‘Tis the Season starts at No. 3.

Also from Billboard: “Brett Eldredge & Jimmy Buffett Decorate Top Country Albums Chart With New Holiday Set

Jimmy Buffett’s ‘Tis the Season enters Top Country Albums at No. 6 (10,000), marking his 15th showing on the list and seventh top 10. Buffett last landed on Top Country Albums with 2007’s Live at Texas Stadium with Alan Jackson and George Strait. His most recent solo album to place on the chart was 2006’s Take the Weather With You, his second leader; License to Chill led in 2004. Buffett first hit the Top Country Albums top 10 with Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes, which peaked at No. 2 in 1977.

You can order ‘Tis the Season at Amazon.

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