Buffett Performs at Landshark Stadium

Jimmy Buffett performed last night before the game between the Miami Dolphins and the Indianapolis Colts.

The Miami Herald has an article with a short video clip: “Celebs help usher in new attitude for Miami Dolphins

Rapper T-Pain popped out of a hearse and strode onto a VIP carpet to the sounds of screaming fans. A few feet away, Jimmy Buffett hoisted a beer on stage.

And Buffett, whose beer label acquired the stadium’s naming rights in May, was the main attraction. He performed some of his greatest hits before thousands at the Fin Zone bar area at the stadium’s Grand Plaza.

The stargazing continued inside the stadium, where celebrities watched players warm up on the sidelines. Serena and Venus Williams, who also own a small share of the team, appeared on-field with legendary Dolphins quarterbacks Dan Marino and Bob Griese.

Buffett’s appearance motivated some fans to come to the game more for the entertainment than the football.

“Oh, my God, it’s fantastic,” said Brenda Braley, president of the Miami Parrot Heads chapter, who helped sell more than 600 tickets to Monday’s game to other Buffett fans. “We’re just hungry for a show.”

Buffett to Perform Outside LandShark Stadium

From the Palm Beach Post: “Jimmy Buffett expected to perform outside stadium before Miami Dolphins game

Come Monday, Colts will be invading Land Shark Stadium, and so will Parrotheads.

The Dolphins plan a series of festivities before their game against Indianapolis on Monday Night Football, including a “surprise artist” performing on the Land Shark Tailgate Stage near Gate F at 7:45 p.m., nearly an hour before the 8:40 kickoff.

Sources said the artist is Jimmy Buffett, whose breakthrough hit in 1974 was Come Monday and whose fans are known as Parrotheads. This summer, LandShark Lager, the beer Buffett promotes, attached its name to the former Dolphin Stadium. Buffett also rewrote the lyrics to his song Fins to accommodate the Dolphins, who plan to play it after some scores.

Buffett is a friend and Palm Beach neighbor of Dolphins owner Stephen M. Ross, who is attempting to enhance the “game-day experience” with an influx of starpower to premiere Monday. Marc Anthony, Gloria and Emilio Estefan and Venus and Serena Williams are new limited partners in the Dolphins.

Buffett booked for Bridge School Benefit

Three of pop music’s biggest stars, Gwen Stefani, Chris Martin and Jimmy Buffett, will take the stage during the 2009 Bridge School Benefit concerts at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View CA, organizers announced today. Stefani will perform with her platinum-selling band No Doubt, which recently came through the Bay Area on a successful reunion tour, while Martin will leave his mates in Coldplay behind to play rare solo sets.

The concerts are set for 5 p.m. Oct. 24 and 2 p.m. Oct. 25. Tickets are $39.50-$150 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Sunday: Contact 877-598-6659 and www.livenation.com.

Other top names scheduled to perform at both concerts include pop-rocker Sheryl Crow, indie-folk act Fleet Foxes, Australian hard-rockers Wolfmother, alt-rock icon Gavin Rossdale (Stefani’s husband) and, of course, the event’s organizer, Neil Young. The Monsters of Folk, the indie-pop dream team of Conor Oberst, Yim Yames, M. Ward and Mike Mogis, will also appear on both days.

Each concert, however, boosts individual appeal. Parrotheads will want to purchase tickets for Saturday’s affair (October 24th), which is when their leader, Jimmy Buffett, will make his Bridge School debut. On Sunday, Buffett’s spot will be filled by popular comedian Adam Sandler, who recently starred in the Judd Apatow-directed film “Funny People.” Sandler is best known for such films as “Billy Madison” and “Happy Gilmore,” but he’s also a platinum-selling

Caribbean Cruise with the Coral Reefers

Tribute Cruises is proud to announce that Hohner Harmonicas (Fingers plays Hohner Harmonicas) and Martin Guitars (Jimmy plays Martin Guitars) are official sponsors of the Christmas in the Caribbean Cruise with the Coral Reefers December 12th – 19th, 2009 aboard the brand new ship Carnival DREAM. Hohner donated harmonicas, T-shirts, hats and learn to play harmonica books and Martin donated a guitar. These are just a few of the special items that will be awarded to lucky Parrotheads during the cruise. The Coral Reefers will be happy to autograph your prizes!

Coral Reefers confirmed for the cruise: Mike Utley, Robert Greenidge, TC Mitchell, Doyle Grisham, Roger Bartlett, Greg “Fingers” Taylor, and Amy Lee.