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Buffett to perform at Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort on Saturday

From the Sun Sentinel: “Jimmy Buffett to perform at Margaritaville on Saturday

Parrotheads, get your flip flops ready and prepare to party.

The chief Parrothead himself — Jimmy Buffett — will perform Saturday at the Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort as part of its grand opening festivities, a hotel spokeswoman confirmed Wednesday.

Buffett is expected to perform between 4 and 6 p.m. in the iconic band shell along the Hollywood Beach Broadwalk — now under management of the 349-room resort that opened in September.

Only registered hotel guests and special invitees will be able to attend the concert, but beachgoers should be able to view Buffett’s performance on digital monitors erected around the bandshell, the hotel spokeswoman said.

Rooms are still available at the hotel for the weekend for people interested in taking in Buffett’s performance. Rates start at $399 a night, which will include a Margaritaville Beach Party from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For information, go to Margaritavilleresorts.com/events.

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More on Buffett at Meeting of the Minds

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band performed on Thursday night at the the annual Meeting of the Minds convention in Key West. They performed every song from the album “A White Sport Coat and A Pink Crustacean“. Buffett mentioned that the Coral Reefer Band will be joining him for a show in Cuba on Saturday night.

A White Sport Coat and A Pink Crustacean

It was the first known live performance of the song “My Lovely Lady”.

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Buffett performs in Key West

Jimmy Buffett, Mac McAnally, and the Coral Reefer Band performed last night at the Casa Marina during the annual Meeting of the Minds convention in Key West.

The Set List from the show is now available. Some of the songs played included “Death of An Unpopular Poet” (last played 05-05-2011 in Houston, TX), “My Lovely Lady”, “They Don’t Dance Like Carmen No More” (last played 11-04-2011 in Key West, FL), “I Have Found Me A Home”, “Railroad Lady”, and “Woman Goin Crazy On Caroline Street”

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Buffett returns to Pascagoula for Bridge Dedication

From WKRG: “Jimmy Buffett Returns to Hometown for Bridge Dedication

Jimmy Buffett returned to his hometown of Pascagoula, Mississippi to give a concert for the first time ever. “It kind of got me thinking about those earlier days more than I have in a long time,” Buffett told News 5. “That was pretty cool!”. The city honored Buffett by naming the bridge on Beach Boulevard near 11th street, “Buffett Bridge.”

Buffett told the crowd that when he was a young boy, he loved crabbing at the bridge, which was close to his grandparent’s house.

“His grandfather was a great ship’s captain. One day, he pulled out a map and asked Jimmy ‘where on this map are we?’ And Jimmy pointed, ‘right here in Pascagoula! His grandfather said, ‘well let me show you a bit more’ and he showed him this little blue stream which was Baptiste Bayou, where we named the bridge after Jimmy, and he said to him, ‘you follow this to the Gulf and beyond and you can do anything you want to do in life,’” Pacagoula Mayor Harry Blevins said.

From GulfLive: “Jimmy Buffett: From Pascagoula to Paris in a week

“I’ve never sang on the beach in Pascagoula before,” Buffett quipped. “So let’s just start here.”

He then sang a nine song acoustic set, accompanied by his long time side man in the Coral Reefer Band and fellow Mississippian Mac McAnally for a crowd of about 5,000 adoring fans that had gathered under a cloudless South Mississippi sky just for the occasion.

Buffett arrived in town in style…he guided his sea plane into Pascagoula from New Orleans and landed on Krebs Lake around one Saturday afternoon.

The set list from the show is now available. The 40 minute show included a cover The Byrds “Mr. Space Man” and “The Captain And The Kid” as the encore.

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Buffett Bridge Artist Brenda Kitchen

From GulfLive.com: “Pascagoula artist Brenda Kitchens overwhelmed by response to Jimmy Buffett bridge art

It’ll be “really cool” if Jimmy Buffett likes the beach scene that Pascagoula artist Brenda Kitchens recently painted on the Buffett Bridge, but it’s the community that Kitchens cares most about.

“The people, to me, are so important because if it weren’t for the people of Pascagoula, I wouldn’t be able to do this,” Kitchens said Thursday from the work site.

Kitchens has painted a span of the bridge over Baptiste Bayou, which will be named to honor Buffett during a Saturday ceremony.

She painted a beach scene with tropical waters, sea oats, a shrimp boat named “Billy B” to honor Buffett’s grandfather, Round Island in the distance, a crab and starfish, some birds and the words “Buffett Bridge.”

The bayou that runs under the bridge is personally significant for Buffett, who will attend the ceremony and perform some acoustic songs for an anticipated crowd of 10,000.

Buffett, who was born in Pascagoula, spent much time at his grandparents’ waterfront home on Parsley Avenue. As a boy, he went crabbing in Baptiste Bayou from his family pier.

As drivers passed the bridge Thursday, they honked, stopped to talk to Kitchens and asked to take pictures of her.

“The response has just been fantastic,” she said. “It makes me feel great.”

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