Buffett performas at the Surf Lodge

From the New York Post: “Jimmy Buffett surprises Surf Lodge guests with performance

Summer in the Hamptons is still going for island rocker Jimmy Buffett — who surprised guests at Surf Lodge last weekend by getting onstage during a Wyclef Jean gig.

Buffett performed “Margaritaville,” changing the lyrics to center on Montauk, with Jean on bongos.

Buffett also referenced hotspot owner Jayma Cardoso by shouting, “Those Brazilian women gave me too much tequila!”

Before Wyclef’s performance, rapper Lupe Fiasco also performed and invited a fan in his early teens onstage to rap with him.

Buffett plays free concert in Hollywood FL (video)

Jimmy Buffett played a free get out the vote concert on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, at the Hollywood ArtsPark Amphitheater. The set list from the show is now available.

From the Miami Herald: “Coconut bras and politics: Jimmy Buffett hits the campaign trail for Gwen Graham

Parrot Heads flocked to Hollywood Thursday evening to absorb the booze-soaked sounds of Jimmy Buffett as the singer who brought Key West to the world held a free concert to support Gwen Graham’s campaign for Florida governor.

To the extent they were there for a political event, though, is debatable.

“I am an original Parrot Head,” boasted Susan Best, 58, of Hollywood, who was decked out head to toe in green-and-pink flamingo attire. “I couldn’t believe he is playing a free show in my backyard.”

With Graham seeking the Democratic nomination in a five-way race, Buffett’s gratis appearance in a city that boasts a Margaritaville beach resort — and a county with the most Democratic voters in the state — could help her. The 71-year-old singer resonates with an older, whiter crowd, a demographic with whom Graham, 55, should perform well.

Some of the attendees said they’d already made up their mind — to vote for someone other than Graham.

“We came despite the politics,” said Deanna Bloom, 34. “This [Graham] isn’t even who we are for.”

Buffett to host get-out-the-vote concert

Any Parrotheads in South Florida looking for a free Jimmy Buffett concert are in luck – as long as you don’t mind putting up with a little politics.

On Thursday August 23rd, the legendary Florida singer/songwriter will host a get-out-the-vote concert and it’s free and open to the public.

The concert is at the ArtsPark at Young Circle Amphitheater in Hollywood. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the concert starts at 7:30 p.m.

Jimmy Buffett visits Latitude Margaritaville in Daytona

From the Daytona Beach News Journal: “Jimmy Buffett makes surprise visit to Daytona’s Margaritaville

Latitude Margaritaville residents Kelley and Bill Sarantis were told last week to expect a visit from “some people from corporate.”

The couple assumed that meant the developers of the Jimmy Buffett-inspired 55-and-older community.

On Thursday morning, they were surprised to find out the guest knocking on their front door was none other than the singer-songwriter himself.

“I walked from the kitchen and saw out the window that it was Jimmy Buffett,” recalled Kelley Sarantis. “He said, ‘Hey, neighbor!’”

The Sarantises were one of several Latitude Margaritaville homeowners Buffett met with Thursday morning.

His visit included a tour of the active adult community’s model homes as well as having lunch at the new beachside Landshark Bar & Grill on State Road A1A.

Buffett, whose primary residence is in New York City, purchased a house in the gated Latitude Margaritaville community. That house is nearing completion, said Kelley Sarantis.

“His home is beautiful,” said Kelley Sarantis, who also works as a Realtor.

“He had a design team at his home on Thursday that was getting ready to decorate so I anticipate he’ll spend some time there,” she said.

The Sarantises gave Buffett a tour of their home and then sat down to chat with him for 20 minutes while munching on watermelon and berries.

Buffett also played with the couple’s two dogs and showed them photos of his dogs on his smart phone.

Buffett caddies at U.S. Senior Women’s Open

From the Golf Channel: “Jimmy Buffett caddies at U.S. Senior Women’s Open

Jimmy Buffett has worn many hats in his career – musician, best-selling author, businessman, and now … caddie.

Buffett was at Chicago Golf Club Monday to caddie for Patricia Ehrhart during a practice round at the U.S. Senior Women’s Open.

Ehrhart was a semifinalist at the 2017 U.S. Women’s Senior Amateur, and she also works as the travel and event manager for the Margaritaville Surf Team. Buffett, of course, serves as the captain, and Ehrhart’s three daughters are competitive surfers.

But there’s more than just the matter of convenience: Ehrhart is Buffett’s niece.