Buffett performs in Houston

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band performed on Thursday night at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands TX. The set list from the show is now available. Some of the highlights included “Take Another Road”, “Tin Cup Chalice”, and a medley of “Landfall”, “Miss You So Badly”, “Tampico Trauma”.

The Houston Press has a review of the show “Escaping With Jimmy Buffett Is Never a Bad Idea

Were I a musician, it would not be Taylor Swift or Drake or Adele or Kanye West that I secretly wished to be; it would be Jimmy Buffett. Onstage, in beachwear and shoeless, he looks like the most comfortable man alive, a guy who gets to sing about near-universally beloved subjects and only has to play three shows a week, when he wants to tour, of course. As long as his wristbands match his beach shorts and he can crack a smile, the battle is already won.

If you’re a stranger to the Jimmy Buffett experience, seeing him live won’t necessarily turn you into a full-blown Parrothead overnight, but when it comes to meeting new fanbases, they might just be the nicest bunch I’ve come across. Seeing Jimmy Buffett is not a passive experience, and you will talk to strangers, and you will form alliances in the great beach-ball wars that break out in the crowd, and you will be pressured to dance and celebrate.

Buffett performs in Orange Beach AL

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band performed last night at the Amphitheater at the Wharf in Orange Beach AL. The set list from the show is now available. Some of the highlights included “I Will Play For Gumbo”, “Defying Gravity” and a medley of the songs “Landfall”, “Miss You So Badly”, and “Tampico Trauma”.

Former NFL Quarterback Brett Favre met Buffett before the show.

Buffett performs in Tampa, pays tribute to Gregg Allman

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band performed last night at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa FL. The set list from the show is now available. Some of the highlights included “Trying To Reason With Hurricane Season”, “Love and Luck”, and “Defying Gravity”.

The Tampa Bay Times has a review of the show: “Jimmy Buffett serves up tributes, Florida love at Tampa’s MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre

A week had passed since the death of Gregg Allman, and as a fellow elder statesman of Sunshine State songwriting, Jimmy Buffett couldn’t let the night get far without tribute.

“This is for Gregg,” Buffett said early in his concert Saturday at Tampa’s MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, as his Coral Reefer Band transitioned The Great Filling Station Holdup into a rowdy rendition of the Allman Brothers Band’s Midnight Rider.

“Thank you Gregg Allman of the Allman Brothers,” he added afterward, “for everything you did for us.”

At 70, a year older than Allman, Buffett’s adoration of all things Floridian is never buried too deep in the sand. And for his first full Tampa concert in two years, the king of Caribbean conch rock and a sold-out crowd of 19,000 piled the love for one another on thick.

“It’s nice to be back here in Florida playing, I’m telling you that,” he said, a salty goatee barnacled to his permanently suntanned face. “I haven’t been back here in about two years; sorry about that. But time flies.”

Allman even got a second tribute, a dynamic solo acoustic guitar performance from McAnally of the Allman Brothers Band’s Little Martha.

“That was pretty cool,” Buffett laughed afterward – and it was; McAnally’s solo was the best pure musicianship in the show.

But with Buffett, it was never just about the music. Like Allman, he created an aesthetic and movement that’ll outlive him by eons. Whenever he sails off into the great unknown, he’ll get his stage tributes, too, and plenty of margaritas in the air acrosss Florida. The Midnight Rider would no doubt approve.

Buffett’s recent shows in Virginia and West Palm Beach

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band performed last night at Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow VA. The set list from the show is now available. Some of the highlights included: “The Wino And I Know”, “The Great Filling Station Holdup”, and “Defying Gravity”

Other recent shows include Virginia Beach on Thursday May 18th. Some of the songs played included “Pencil Thin Mustache”, “This Hotel Room”, and “Nautical Wheelers”. He also played West Palm Beach on Tuesday May 16th, including the songs “Trying To Reason With Hurricane Season”, and “Last Mango In Paris”.

Bristow VA 5/20/2017
(photos courtesy Nick Iannamico‎)

Buffett performs in Orlando

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band performed last night at the Amway Center in Orlando FL.

The set list from the show is now available. Some of the highlights included: “This Hotel Room”, “That’s What Living Is To Me”, and “Stories We Could Tell”.

Buffett performs in Charleston SC

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band performed last night at the Volvo Stadium on Daniel Island in Charleston SC.

The set list from the show is now available. Some of the highlights included: “The Great Filling Station Holdup”, “Weather With You”, “Coast Of Carolina”, “That’s What Living Is To Me”, “Jamaica Mistaica”, and “Back Where I Come From”.

Buffett performs in Wellington New Zealand

Jimmy Buffett performed an acoustic show yesterday at the Opera House in Wellington New Zealand with Mac McAnally, Robert Greenidge, and Roger Guth.

The setlist from the show is now available. Some of the highlights included “Banana Republics”, “Jolly Mon Sing”, “That’s What Living Is To Me”, and “Lovely Cruise”