Buffett performed on “A Capital Fourth” on PBS

Jimmy Buffett performed yesterday on “A Capital Fourth” on PBS. The cast of “Escape to Margaritaville” performed “License To Chill”, “Cheeseburger In Paradise”, “One Particular Harbour”, and “Fins”. Jimmy Buffett joined the cast for “Margaritaville”.

Later when the Beach Boys performed Jimmy joined them for the songs “Kokomo” and “Fun, Fun, Fun”.

A video of the full show is now available. Buffett introduces the Escape to Margaritaville cast 13 minutes into the video. His performance with the Beach Boys begins at 1 hour 7 minutes.

Bruce Johnston (Beach Boys), Tara Palmeri (ABC News correspondent), and Jimmy Buffett

Bruce Johnson, Michael Colbert, John Stamos, Mike Love, and Jimmy Buffett

Jimmy Buffett to perform on PBS July 4th Celebration

This July 4th, America’s national Independence Day celebration kicks off our country’s 242nd birthday, as “A Capitol Fourth” welcomes back Emmy Award-nominated actor and producer John Stamos to host the festivities!

Broadcast live on PBS from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, this time-honored 38 year-tradition puts viewers front and center for America’s biggest birthday party with the greatest display of fireworks anywhere in the nation lighting up the iconic D.C. skyline.

The country’s longest-running live national July 4 TV tradition will feature all-star musical performances by: multi-platinum selling music legend Jimmy Buffett with the Broadway cast of the new musical Escape To Margaritaville, making their first stop after Broadway at the U.S. Capitol before launching a national tour; ‘America’s Band,” the iconic multi-platinum selling music legends The Beach Boys; three-time Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum selling artist Pentatonix; and legendary Motown stars The Temptations.

The 38th annual broadcast of “A Capitol Fourth” airs on PBS Wednesday, July 4, 2018 from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m. ET before a concert audience of hundreds of thousands, millions more at home, as well as to our troops serving around the world on the American Forces Network.

Buffett performs at the Lincoln Center’s American Songbook Gala in NYC

Jimmy Buffett performed onstage during the Lincoln Center’s American Songbook Gala at Alice Tully Hall on May 29, 2018 in New York City. Others attending the gala include Nicole Kidman, Keith Urban, Diane Sawyer, Bradley Cooper, Tony Bennett, Michael Bloomberg, Emilia Clarke, Lena Dunham, Andy Cohen, Chelsea Clinton, and Kelly Ripa.

Jimmy Buffett with his wife Jane

Buffett named ambassador for the Les Voiles de Saint-Barth

From ABC News: “Jimmy Buffett sails to aid of regatta on storm-hit St. Barts

Jimmy Buffett knows all about hurricanes and sailing, so it’s appropriate that the singer-songwriter has been enlisted to help promote a regatta on the Caribbean island of St. Barts and show that life is returning to normal after a direct hit from Hurricane Irma in September.

Buffett will serve as U.S. ambassador for the Les Voiles de Saint-Barth, April 8-14, a mainstay on the Caribbean yacht racing circuit.

“I sailed into the harbor in 1978 and it’s always kind of been my second Caribbean home, after Florida,” Buffett said by phone from New York, where he’s getting ready for the Broadway premiere of his musical, “Escape to Margaritaville.” ”My kids all kind of grew up down there. I have a fond attachment from those early days. I’ve seen it in a lot of phases and I think it’s one of the most unique spots on the planet.”

Buffett owns a villa on St. Barts that was undamaged by the storm. He said he’s impressed with how the island residents are bouncing back and he’s eager to help.

“They’re pretty resilient people there. They always have been,” he said. “They did an amazing job, I thought, in getting the place in any way presentable.”

Buffett played a free concert on the main dock in Gustavia on Dec. 27 to give locals a break from the recovery work and attract visitors to the island.

“People know St. Barts as a ritzy place, but what makes it so unique is the people in the service industry, the working people on the island,” he said. “They don’t live in mansions on the hill. They live in houses that took the brunt of storm. Everyone has worked together to get back to normal.

Buffett will be onsite for the regatta but won’t be sailing and isn’t scheduled to play a concert. But he has done impromptu sets at local bars.

“It’s been known to happen,” he said, adding: “It’s always fun. It’s always been a sailing community. Sailors sing, sailors sing in bars and all the accouterments that go along with it are there.”