Buffett promotes Escape to Margaritaville national tour

From WPRI: “Jimmy Buffett fans can ‘Escape to Margaritaville’ next month at PPAC

If you want to escape to Margaritaville, just head to the Providence Performing Arts Center next month.

Jimmy Buffett’s musical comedy premieres at PPAC on Sept. 29.

Speaking to reporters Thursday morning, the singer-songwriter said having spent plenty of time on the East Coast before, he’s excited the show kicks off its North American tour in Providence.

“I know this market pretty well, and I’m honored that y’all are the first ones to have us,” he said.

Buffet said the show brings a diverse audience and it’s mostly for all ages.

“You can plug their ears a couple times but it’s nothing really bad, you know?” he said with a laugh.

Buffett hopes—like the name of the show says—it will give the audience an escape.

“Well, I think it’s obvious in the times we live that an oasis in anybody’s life is where you can go and have two hours of fun and get away from the hectic world that we seem to be living in these days is good for everybody,” he said.

Buffett also kicks off an international tour next month. When asked if fans can expect to see him make any special appearances between tour dates, he said, “there’s a good possibility” he shows up.

As for what’s next, Buffett said he has some ideas in the works.

“I’m going to rehearsals in New York because I’m going to pitch myself as a potential part-time role where I can slip on stage. I don’t want to just come sing Margaritaville, I want to act [laughs] about that much,” he joked.

“Escape to Margaritaville” runs at PPAC Sept. 29 through Oct. 5.

Tickets are on sale now at the PPAC box office, by phone at (401) 421-ARTS (2787) or by visiting ppacri.org.

Tickets for the “Escape to Margaritaville” North America tour are on sale at EscapetoMargaritavilleMusical.com

Win a trip to the Margaritaville Resort and swim with the sharks

Shark Week took place last week on the Discovery Channel and is now over, but fans can still keep that exploratory spirit alive. That’s because LandShark Lager, the island-style brew, wants to give people a real-life shark experience and a wonderful tropical vacation all in one.

Right now, LandShark is offering up an all inclusive trip to Margaritaville Resort in Hollywood, Florida. The grand prize package includes two days with all expenses paid at the Jimmy Buffet-themed resort as well as a real shark dive.

Yep, you heard that right — with the Landshark Shark Dive Getaway Sweepstakes, you can swim with actual sharks and not just admire them through your TV screen.

That’s not all. LandShark will also fly the winners (six total; each can bring along a friend) out and put them up in a VIP suite. The company says this trip is tailor-made for adrenaline junkies, sun chasers, and shark aficionados alike.

Entering is as easy as opening up a cold LandShark Lager. All you have to do to enter is text SHARK to 78896 for your very own chance to win. The sweepstakes is open to fans who are 21 and over (naturally, because it is a beer brand-sponsored event). You have until August 24 to enter and the trip takes place September 12-14. You can also visit the Landshark web page and fill in your information here.

Buffett performs with Lukas Nelson

From JamBands.com: Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real brought their summer tour to Long Island this past weekend for a two shows at The Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett, NY, and Sunday’s performance featured two special guests, Warren Haynes and Jimmy Buffett.

Buffett was the first sit in of the night, joining Nelson and company for his own classic “Margaritaville.” Haynes emerged at the end of the night to help Promise of the Real close out their set with a cover of Neil Young’s “Cortez the Killer” (Lukas and POTR have recorded and toured with Young several times in recent years).