Tune in alert: Jimmy is the musical guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday night! Jimmy Fallon takes his show on the road to Orlando in this week! Tune in Tuesday, June 17th to watch Jimmy Buffett’s interview, and performance!
From BroadwayWorld: NBC announced today that “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” will embark on its first road trip and tape four nights of shows, Monday, June 16 – Thursday, June 19 (11:35pm ET on NBC) from Universal Orlando Resort. The visit is timed to celebrate the resort’s newest themed experience, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter-Diagon Alley.
Guests for the special telecasts include:
Monday, June 16: Jennifer Lopez, Keenen Ivory Wayans and a performance by Jennifer Lopez.
Tuesday, June 17: Kevin Hart, Jimmy Buffett and a performance by Jimmy Buffett.
Wednesday, June 18: Tracy Morgan and a performance by Fun.
Thursday, June 19: Pitbull and a performance by Pitbull.
Additonal guests will be announced in the coming week
Allen Toussaint played songs spanning over half a century on New Orleans Jazz Fest’s Acura Stage Saturday afternoon. The hit parade was an autobiography in song, but like the career Toussaint’s set surveyed, the show wasn’t all about him.
Soon after Toussaint called Jimmy Buffett to the stage to sing lead on two songs: “Fortune Teller” (you may know Benny Spellman’s version, or perhaps Robert Plant and Alison Krauss’s) and “Wave Bye Bye,” the tender Jesse Winchester ballad that moved the dense early-day crowd (many obviously homesteading for Bruce Springsteen, who plays the same stage later) to sway in unison.
From NOLA.com (The Times-Picayune): Jimmy Buffett went on a gumbo quest Friday at the 2014 New Orleans Jazz Fest
Jimmy Buffett isn’t on the schedule of the 2014 New Orleans Jazz Fest. But he made an anonymous appearance at the Fair Grounds on the afternoon of Friday (May 2), anyway. And he was a man on a mission.
After parking his golf cart on the dirt track behind the Jazz & Heritage Stage, Buffett and a friend made a beeline for Food Area II. Once there, he walked right up to the Prejean’s Restaurant booth and ordered two cups of pheasant, quail and Andouille sausage gumbo.
His culinary choice shouldn’t come as a surprise: Buffett’s 1999 album “Beach House on the Moon” contained a song called, “I Will Play for Gumbo.”
And he could certainly afford the $7 price tag: When he performed at Jazz Fest in 2011, he was paid a cool $555,000.
His affection for New Orleans in general and the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival specifically is well-documented. He performs every few years with his Coral Reefer Band. In 2012, he played an acoustic set as a last-minute fill-in for an ailing Eddie Vedder.
On June 19, Fort Worth will be, for an evening, the center of the Parrothead universe.
From the Star-Telegraph: Jimmy Buffett and his Coral Reefer Band will perform an intimate show at Coyote Drive-In as the inaugural musician in the “Live at the Drive-In” series, an idea conceived and produced by Coyote Drive-In owner-operators Brady Wood and Brandt Wood via their company, Woodhouse, in conjunction with Austin-based juggernaut C3 Presents.
“There is not another artist we’d rather be working with,” Brandt Wood says. “Jimmy has taken a personal interest — he grew up at drive-ins.”
What Wood described as “a big film crew” will be on hand during Buffett’s performance, which will be broadcast live, via DirecTV, to every participating, digitally-equipped drive-in across the country.
The concert will be a regular, full performance, according to Wood, who says this concept, which Woodhouse has been working on for the last year, is the biggest of its kind that’s ever been attempted.
Tickets for the Coyote Drive-In concert go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday via Buffett’s website or the Coyote Drive-In box office.
Ticket prices for Fort Worth were not made available Tuesday, although a Woodhouse spokesperson did say tickets would be $18 at other drive-ins nationwide. (Prices for the Fort Worth show will obviously be higher, sources said, given that it’s the site of the actual concert.) The list of the participating national drive-ins will be announced Friday.
Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band performed a free show on March 9th at the Coolangatta Sands Hotel in Australia
Some videos from Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Bands performance at Snapper Rocks on the Gold Coast in Australia on Friday March 7th are now available (Quiksilver Pro surfing event held on Queensland’s Gold Coast)
Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band played for an hour and a half on the beach at Snapper Rocks on the Gold Coast in Australia on Friday March 7th. Jimmy and the band played on stage at the Quiksilver Pro surfing event held on Queensland’s Gold Coast. The were joined on stage by 12 times world surfing champion Kelly Slater and 5 times woman’s champion Stephanie Gilmore. The crowd of about 1,000 people watched on while surfers took advantage of beautiful Australian summer conditions. (thanks to Greg and Cyndy for passing that along to us)
From the Wall Street Journal: The annual benefit for the Everglades Foundation at the Breakers over Presidents Day weekend brings out New York’s power players and big-name singers. Jimmy Buffett of ‘Margaritaville’ fame and Zac Brown come together for a tune.
PALM BEACH, Fla.—They could have had snooze-worthy guests, served terrible food and provided awful entertainment at last weekend’s benefit for the Everglades Foundation.
But the hundreds of guests who attend this casual gala at the Breakers were still excited to be there, because it meant being out of the New York City cold.
That’s the kind of winter it has been.
“It’s snowing right now up there as we speak,” the New York-based music executive and entrepreneur Tommy Mottola said during the cocktail hour, as he headed outside for a drink and a gander at the full moon in the balmy Floridian night.
This party, which takes place in Palm Beach over Presidents Day weekend and brings out some of New York’s biggest power players thanks to the foundation’s board chairman, Paul Tudor Jones, is anything but snooze-worthy.
Each year, it features a full concert. Past artists have included Dave Matthews, Sting and Kenny Chesney. Last year’s entertainment was ZZ Top. This year’s musical guest stars were the Zac Brown Band, the country/folk group out of Atlanta.
Katie Couric, the evening’s master of ceremonies, borrowed a cowboy hat for the occasion, and even she admitted she was thrilled to be “away from one of the snowiest winters on record.”
This auction was “so silent, in fact, that we will only take bids via email,” read the program. That silence served as a counterpoint to the raucous Zac Brown Band, who was eventually joined by the great Jimmy Buffett.
When the band hit the stage, decorated with blue and green lights and eco-friendly water bottles, the Palm Beach guests left the dark-chocolate alligators at their tables, forgot about the snow up north, grabbed their cowboy hats and got ready to rock.