Trying To Reason With Hurricane Season

A message from Jimmy Buffett concerning Hurricane Irma “Trying To Reason With Hurricane Season – Still“:

It might seem strange to be quoting Blanche DuBois in the aftermath of a hurricane, but her words seem to fit the scenario that so many people across the Caribbean and the whole state of Florida are now feeling. When your reality is blown away in a matter of hours, the kindness of strangers becomes a lifeline. Now in the 43rd hurricane season since I wrote the lyrics to “Tryin’ To Reason With Hurricane Season”, here we are again.

Singing For Change (SFC), our Foundation, was created 20 years ago, as a way to give back to communities where we play our live shows. But when bigger problems than what we are used to handling appear, we have to adapt. Through experience with Katrina and the Haitian earthquake, we’ve learned that the effects of disasters are still evident long after the TV crews have packed up and left, but we will still be there quietly making noise.

We live and work in the tropics and understand you have to have a plan of action when trouble appears on the horizon. As Irma plowed North, our team handled the needs of our staff and guests affected by the hurricane, and will continue to do so, as work begins to rebuild.

It takes a long time to recover from a hurricane. Some things do come back, some things don’t. Only last week, as I flew into New Orleans while Irma was ravaging St. Barth, I looked down at the land surrounding the airport, which was underwater when I flew there right after the storm, is today back to being a bustling community.

Hurricanes are forces of nature. Their arrivals are frightening and their departures leave chaos and turmoil, and the kindness of strangers can be the salve that helps with the healing. We have been there in the past, and will continue to do so.

Though I can’t physically be at the Harvey Benefit in Austin this month, I will do what I can from afar. When the waters in Florida recede and it is safe to do so, we will organize a benefit there as well. Stay tuned. In the meantime, just breathe in, breathe out and move on.

Fins Up,
JB

From Margaritaville.com: “Margaritaville Locations Affected by Irma

Buffett performs with Roger Daltrey

Jimmy Buffett joined Roger Daltrey (lead singer for The Who) at ForEverglades, a fundraiser for the Everglades last night at The Breakers in Palm Beach FL.

From Toni Wilshire: Supporting our Everglades, a fantastic event to raise awareness, money and support. Restore our Everglades. Restore nature. The British flag and teapot is a cheers to our headliner, Roger Daltrey. Thank you Jimmy Buffett for joining him onstage! Fantastic evening! A close up performance of some of the best of The Who. Tom Papa did an outstanding comic routine, we could all take his advice to just be happy with who we are. It just doesn’t get any better.

Jimmy Buffett Roger Daltrey

Jimmy Buffett and Roger Daltrey perform “Stand By Me”

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.

Buffett to perform at Chris Evert Pro Celebrity Gala

From ChrisEvert.org: “27th Annual Pro Celebrity Gala

Chrissie invites you to attend the 27th Annual Pro-Celebrity Gala. As well as showcasing great daytime entertainment, the Pro-Celebrity offers the elegant Annual Pro-Celebrity Gala with dinner, dancing, and exhilarating live and silent auctions. This year’s Gala will take place on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at the Boca Raton Resort & Club.

This evening provides the perfect chance to mix and mingle with celebrities and enjoy the beautiful surroundings and cuisine of the renowned Boca Raton Resort & Club.

Gala funds benefit Chris Evert Charities which supports The Drug Abuse Foundation of Palm Beach County and The Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida

Boca Raton Resort & Club Great Hall
Saturday, November 19th, 2016
6:00 P.M. – Reception & Silent Auction
7:00 P.M. – Dinner, Dancing & Live Auction
Entertainment by Jimmy Buffett
Individual Gala Tickets $750 each

For more information go to chrisevert.org or call 561.394.2400

Buffett to headline Bal Masque in January

Jimmy will headline Bal Masque in January benefiting the youth of New Orleans. Help nourish and educate the youth of New Orleans and join in to celebrate the spirit of Creole Carnival at the first annual Bal Masque on January 9, 2016! Enjoy food from world renowned chefs and dance the night away with music from headliner Jimmy Buffett, and special guests the Preservation Hall Horns! Get more information and tickets here!

Join us for a celebration of New Orleans’ Creole carnival roots, capturing the spirit of a classic Bal Masqué. Enjoy food from the country’s top chefs, internationally acclaimed musicians and special New Orleans themed entertainment. Featured chefs include Suzanne Goin, Paul Kahan, Mike Lata, Donald Link, Nancy Oakes, Richard Reddington, Andrea Reusing, Frank Stitt, Stephen Stryjewski and pastry chef Maggie Scales with musical headliner Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band with special guests The Preservation Hall Horns and performances by the Roots of Music and ChaWa Indians.

Buffett appears in Ripple video

Jimmy Buffett appears in the Grateful Dead’s 50th anniversary video “Ripple”. The Grateful Dead played its final show on July 5th. Playing for Change has released a video featuring an international cast of musicians — some well-known, some not — playing “Ripple”, a song from the great 1970 album American Beauty. The new clip features appearances by Bill Kreutzmann, Jimmy Buffett, David Crosby, David Hidalgo of Los Lobos.

“Ripple” is in support of the Playing For Change Foundation’s music schools and programs for children worldwide and we need your help. Watch the video and then let’s turn that inspiration we all share into something bigger. Join the “Ripple Effect” campaign so we can all leave the world better than we found it, one heart and one song at a time. As Jerry Garcia said, “Let there be songs to fill the air…”

JOIN THE #RippleEffect CAMPAIGN HERE: https://playingforchange.com/rippleef

Buffett performs at Navy SEAL Evening of Tribute

From the Palm Beach Post: “Evening with Jimmy Buffett, Navy SEALs raises more than $1M

The biennial Navy SEAL Evening of Tribute started with a literal bang at its dinner dance, which took place March 30 at The Mar-a-Lago Club.

Rebecca Williams was chairwoman for the evening, which, after the SEAL drop, moved to the ballroom where Jimmy Buffett and Mac McAnally performed a moving God Bless America before they, too, slipped off unseen into the night.

More than 650 people attended the event, which raised more than $1 million for the Navy SEAL Foundation and for the Navy SEAL Museum, Trident House and Memorial.