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.
Jimmy Buffett and Mac McAnally performed yesterday at the entertainment plaza at Westgate Center to celebrate the grand opening of the Margaritaville Cafe in Glendale, AZ. The set list included many of the regulars including Margaritaville with the lost verse. Jimmy ended the show with and acoustic solo version of “Stories We Can Tell”
Update: AZCentral has an article on the show: ‘Parrotheads’ rally at Westgate for Jimmy Buffett concert
Some pictures from the show are available in the Photo Gallery (thanks to Chuck and zydecoldsmobile for the photos)
Join Radio Margaritaville – SIRIUS host Miles Hampton as he broadcasts live from the entertainment plaza at Westgate Center Margaritaville Cafe in Glendale, AZ on Wednesday April 9, 2008 from 6pm-9pm Eastern. Immediately following the three hour preshow broadcast; Jimmy Buffett will headline an intimate free concert, which will be broadcast worldwide on Radiomargaritaville.com, Sirius.com, and across North America on SIRIUS Satellite Radio Channel 31. The broadcast can also be heard on DISH TV (channel 6031).
Tickets are available free from Margaritaville Glendale by daily drawings, and by phoning Radio Margaritaville on Thursday April 3, 2008 after specific announcements to call in are made during the Noon, 2pm, 5pm, 7pm and 10pm Eastern hours. The toll free line to call is 1-866-557-2776. The first ten callers who respond and can be verified will win a pair of tickets. Must be 18 or older. One winner per family or household. Transportation not provided. Contest open to residents of the continental U.S. Rules subject to change without notice.
From Margaritaville.com: Glendale is celebrating their Grand Opening with nothing less than an intimate concert for Arizona residents by none other than Jimmy Buffett himself! Tickets will be offered for this exclusive show through daily drawings from entries received at Margaritaville Glendale and online. 280 pairs of tickets will be given away between April 1st and April 8th, and only one entry per person per day is allowed. Read the rules, and if you’re an Arizona resident, enter now for your chance to win!
From the Arizona Republic: "Jimmy Buffett to perform free show in Glendale"
Singer-author Jimmy Buffett will perform a free show April 9 in Glendale for the grand opening of the 12th Margaritaville restaurant. Although the private concert is free, tickets are required for entry. Fans can win pairs of tickets through various Valley media outlets or by visiting Margaritaville, in Westgate City Center, starting today. Winners of tickets will be chosen nightly at the restaurant.
From sundevil03: The raffle at the Margaritaville Cafe runs from April 1st to April 8th. Each day 30 winners will be drawn. The cafe will close at 2:00 pm on the day of the show and the parking lot opens at noon for tailgating. No general public will be allowed at the show (must have a ticket).
Update: From Westgate City Center – This concert is a free, ticketed event. For this exclusive, intimate concert, Jimmy will be joined by longtime friend and Coral Reefer guitarist Mac McAnally. Tickets may not be purchased but can be won through the following media outlets beginning Tuesday, April 1st: Margaritaville.com, New Times, KNIX 102.5, MIX 96.9, KEZ 99.9, KFYI 550, XTRA 910, 944 Magazine, and Radio Margaritaville
WHEN: APRIL 9, 2008 (4 PM Gates open, 5:30 PM Jimmy Buffett performs)
WHERE: WaterDance Plaza in front of Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville @ Westgate City Center
Jimmy Buffett is playing an impromptu show at the new Margaritaville Restaurant in Glendale AZ on April 9th. The concert will be outside the new Margaritaville by the fountains. The show is expected to start between 6:00 and 6:30 pm. They are expecting about 4000 people because its not being promoted or advertised. For a chance to get tickets by the stage go there anytime after the April 2nd and fill out an entry for a drawing. (thanks to From SailAway82 for passing that along to us)
Update: More details on how to win tickets to the grand opening will be posted tomorrow (sorry it will only be available to Arizona residents).
The News Herald has an article and a video clip on the opeing of the newest Margaritaville: "Cheeseburgers and more in paradise"
Jimmy Buffett hasn’t arrived yet, but spring breakers, families and other parrotheads attended the opening of Buffett’s Margaritaville in Pier Park on Wednesday.
Balloon hats rested comfortably on top of several patrons’ noggins, while bartenders served up interestingly named drinks, including Why Don’t We Get Drunk & …, Last Mango in Paris and Off to See the Lizard.
“It’s gotta be ‘Cheeseburger in Paradise,’” said Robert Cocco, 20, referring not to the $8.95 meal but rather to his favorite Buffett tune. Cocco and several other spring breakers said the new restaurant was “awesome.”
“Always liked him,” Craig Rich, a Eureka (Ill.) College student, said of Buffett. “I love just being on the beach and hanging out having a good time.”
Manager Mike Whitmer said the restaurant’s live entertainment and atmosphere will be competing for the Spring Break dollar. “We think we’ll see some of them,” he said. “I know that’s a big part of March in Panama City Beach.”