Buffett performs at the 50th New Orleans Jazz Fest

Jimmy Buffett took the stage at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival as a blind referee, complete with uniform, glasses, cane, and assistance from a pair of Saints cheerleaders. Saints fans will not forget a significant no-call by the refs on a pass interference that led to the team’s exit from the postseason.

The set list from the show is now available. Some of the highlights from the show included ” I Will Play For Gumbo”, “Jamaica Mistaica”, and a cover of the Rolling Stones “You Can’t Always Get What You Want”

From The Advocate “At Jazz Fest, Jimmy Buffett trades Hawaiian shirt for a blind ref outfit in nod to Saints

Jimmy Buffett strutted on to the Acura Stage at Jazz Fest wearing something a little different than his typical attire.

In an homage to the New Orleans Saints, Buffett wore a blind referee costume complete with a cane and two women dressed in Saintsation costumes on his arms.

He tapped his way on to the stage while holding a beer and threw a bright yellow flag. Then the costumed dancers tore off Buffett’s costume to reveal a floral Hawaiian shirt.

Buffett’s SOASOAS High Tide Tour kicks off in Orange Beach AL

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band kicked off the 2019 “Son Of A Son Of A Sailor High Tide Tour” last night at The Wharf Amphitheater in Orange Beach AL.

The set list from the show is now available. Some of the highlights of the show included “Holiday” (last played 8-25-2005 in Philadelphia, PA), “Tides” (last played 10-23-2014 in Berkeley, CA), “Dreamsicle” (last played 8-22-2015 in East Troy, WI), along with covers of the songs “Half Drunk” (Will Kimbrough cover), and “The World Is What You Make It” (Paul Brady cover).

Fox10 News has a review of the show: “Jimmy Buffett rocks The Wharf in front of sold out crowd

Buffett surprises ISU Prep Band with free tickets

From KTVB: “Jimmy Buffet surprises ISU Pep Band with free tickets to his Boise concert

The Idaho State University Pep Band got a very nice surprise from a music legend while in Boise Tuesday for the Big Sky women’s basketball tournament.

The Bengals had just lost to Eastern Washington when Jimmy Buffet approached the band’s director.

“The game had just ended and we were all sad we didn’t win,” said Tom Kloss, ISU Pep Band director and ISU associate director of bands. “And Jimmy Buffet came up to me and said, ‘I love the kids, they’re great.’ I looked at him and thought, ‘my gosh, it’s Jimmy Buffett.’”

Kloss said some of his students didn’t know who Jimmy Buffet is.

“I said to the kids, ‘hey, this is Jimmy Buffett’ and some looked a little confused and I said, ‘you know, Margaritaville’ and they all said ‘wow, Jimmy Buffett.’”

Kloss said Buffett spent time talking with the students and shaking hands, and then asked if the band would like to attend his Boise concert the next night at Taco Bell Arena.

“So I said, ‘hey kids, want to go to the concert’ and they all screamed ‘yes,’” Kloss said.

“The concert was excellent. He’s 72 and puts on a great show. It was packed and sold out. Half of our seats were on the floor where everyone was dancing and the other half were at stage level.”

Kloss described the whole experience as “pretty ridiculous” and “amazing.”

He said the band returned to Pocatello at 3 a.m. Thursday and it was totally worth it.

Buffett performs in Idaho

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band kicked of the 2019 Son of a Son of a Sailor Tour last night at the Taco Bell Arena in Boise Idaho. The set list from the show is now available. Some of the highlights from the show included “Jolly Mon Sing”, “Margaritaville” featuring Frank Marshall on guitar, and “Last Mango In Paris”.