Buffett makes surprise appearance at McAnally’s show in Pascagoula

Jimmy Buffett surprised an audience at Mac McAnally’s concert at the Grand Magnolia in Pascagoula on Saturday January 14th.

From the Sun Herald: “Jimmy asks the mayor why Pascagoula hasn’t spent more on Buffett Bridge

It was tearing up Facebook over the weekend — Jimmy Buffett made a surprise appearance at the Mac McAnally concert Saturday at the Grand Magnolia.

McAnally, an old stomping buddy of Buffett’s, played a few songs and then Buffett walked out on the stage to a crowd that caught on quickly and roared approval.

He played more than a half-dozen songs with McAnally at the beginning of the concert and returned again at the end. He was having fun, audience members said.

He quipped at the mayor, saying the lighthouse looked good, but asked why the city didn’t spend more coin on Buffett Bridge, a little span over a bayou near the city’s Buffett Beach.

“He did a lot of talking,” audience member Danny Smith said. “He was funny. He made jokes.”

He took requests.

And when the audience got to shouting them, “he said all the yelling sounded like a Trump press conference,” Smith said.

Buffett was in Mobile on Friday. He showed up at the Dew Drop Inn and there was talk of a documentary he was making with a relative.

So there were rumors he might show up at McAnally’s concert, but there was just as much debunking the rumors, Smith said. Word was he had to fly to Los Angeles for an event his wife wanted him to attend.

Then he showed up at Scranton’s Restaurant, where they were holding a VIP event for McAnally. So he and McAnally were able to rehearse a little before the concert.

There were 350-plus at the concert, an intimate venue at the Grand Magnolia.

“The crowd was kind of genuinely shocked,” Smith said. “Mac came out and did two songs, then Mac sat down at the piano and told the story about writing ‘When the Coast is Clear,’ a song that he and Buffett co-wrote in New Orleans.

“He starts playing the first verse and Buffett just appears on the other side of the stage, comes out and starts singing in the microphone. It was just incredible. Everyone started yelling, stood up and clapped, but it quickly died down so you could hear the song.”

Scranton’s owner Richard Chenoweth said they didn’t have more than five hours’ warning that Buffett might actually show.

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Buffett attends Cubs visit to the White House

From the Chicago Tribune: “Obama welcomes Cubs to the White House: ‘It took you long enough’

After being honored at the White House on Monday afternoon, the Cubs revealed the real reason why they desperately wanted to make the trip before President Barack Obama left office.

Touring the White House and being celebrated for their first championship since 1908 was certainly fun for the team, but it wasn’t nearly as important as converting the die-hard White Sox fan into a Cubs fan, a task more difficult than turning Hillary Clinton supporters into Donald Trump backers.

The Cubs celebration was the last public White House event of Obama’s presidency. The audience in the East Room was filled with politicians like Sen. Dick Durbin, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Attorney General Lisa Madigan, along with former Obama adviser David Axelrod and singer Jimmy Buffett, a longtime Cubs fan.

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Buffett performs at the Holiday in Brooklyn concert

Jimmy Buffett performed last night along with James Taylor and Sarah McLachlan at the “HOLIDAY IN BROOKLYN” special concert at the Barclays Center.

The set list from the show is now available.

Some of the songs played:
Come Monday
Jingle Bell Rock
Boat Drinks
Volcano
Knees of My Heart
Son of a Son of a Sailor (with James Taylor)
Mexico (James Taylor, Jimmy Buffett)
Lighthouse (James Taylor, Jimmy Buffett)
How Sweet It Is (James Taylor, Jimmy Buffett, and Sarah McLachlan)

“How Sweet It Is” – James Taylor, Jimmy Buffett, and Sarah McLachlan

“Son of a Son of a Sailor” – Jimmy Buffett and James Taylor

“Come Monday” – Jimmy Buffett

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Holiday in Brooklyn Sweepstakes

Enter the Holiday in Brooklyn Sweepstakes for a chance to win tickets to see Jimmy Buffett, James Taylor, and Sarah McLachlan in concert. The contest includes 2 VIP tickets to the Holiday in Brooklyn concert at the Barclays Center on December 9th, round-trip airfare for the winner and a guest to New York City, and two night hotel stay.

The Jimmy Buffett Holiday in Brooklyn Sweepstakes ends at 12:00PM ET on December 2, 2016. Rules and details for entering are at Radio.com.

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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

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Buffett to perform at Paradise Cove in Tulsa January 2017

From Tulsa World: “It’ll be a party in January at Paradise Cove, the new music venue at River Spirit Casino Resort

In the first month, performers will include Chris Young, Tulsa native Charlie Wilson, Don Henley, Alan Jackson and the namesake of the expanded Margaritaville-themed River Spirit Casino Resort, Jimmy Buffett.

Tickets for the shows go on sale at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, except for the Jimmy Buffett concert. That grand opening event to officially mark the opening of the casino, venue, hotel, restaurants and more will be invitation only.

The theater is part of the River Spirit Casino Resort’s nearly completed $365 million renovation that included a high rise hotel and an expanded gaming and restaurant area. The theater, Paradise Cove, will be a 2,500-3,000 seat venue with VIP suites, a lounge and concession areas.

Dates for the concerts are: Chris Young on Jan. 6, Charlie Wilson on Jan. 14, Don Henley on Jan. 19, Alan Jackson on Jan. 20 and Jimmy Buffett on Jan. 28. More information about the shows will be at riverspirittulsa.com. Ticket prices will vary according to artist, though the Buffett show will be invitation only.

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