Steve Huntington announced today on Radio Margaritaville during the Margaritaville Cafe Happy Hour live: Jazz Fest Weekend featuring Freddy and the Fishsticks at the Margaritaville Cafe, Decatur Street (French Quarter), New Orleans, LA on Thursday May 1st. Showtime: 9:30pm – tickets will be sold online, with no further info yet. The tickets will sell for $200.00 each with funds going to various charities. Jimmy and a smaller combo have performed under the moniker at various small venue shows in the past.
The Sulphur Springs News Telegram has an article by Terry Mathews: "Party with a purpose: Parrotheads tailgate for charity"
A while back, Jimmy Buffett, the world’s richest beach bum and the man who made "Margaritaville" a destination, asked his loyal fans, called parrotheads, to add a new dimension to their legendary pre-concert tailgate parties. He asked them to "party with a purpose" – to raise money for charities of their choice.
This year at Pizza Hut Park near Dallas, a group of fans from the site BuffettNews.com are sponsoring the Second Annual Frisco Feeding Frenzy and will again raise money for the National Breast Cancer Foundation, their favorite charity for several years.
However, since one of the local parrotheads who attends the Texas gatherings has been touched by cancer, the group has decided to also raise money for the family’s medical expenses.
Becky Nichols, a long-time parrothead, and her husband, Dana, live in Winnsboro. Right before Thanksgiving, Dana was diagnosed with lung cancer and has not been able to work as he undergoes chemotherapy in Dallas. Becky has lost her job, too, but was able to keep her insurance benefits.