Jimmy Attends Dinner Party to Honor John Alexander

The Houston Chronicle reports that Jimmy Buffett appeared at a Houston dinner party on Friday night to honor John Alexander: “Dinner party dishes out praise, humor

Few at the Hotel ZaZa dinner Friday night could have anticipated the entertaining barrage of praise, humor and gentle barbs continually lobbed at artist John Alexander.
David Berg launched his playful tribute by introducing himself as Jimmy Buffett, the real star seated at a nearby table.

Among the many taking turns toying with Alexander’s image and/or praising him were Buffett, artist James Surls, collector Marilyn Oshman, 60 Minutes reporter Steve Kroft, MFAH director Peter Marzio, and Timothy Eaton, who represents Alexander through Eaton Fine Art in West Palm Beach, Fla. Of course, Alexander responded several times, his relaxed and jocular nature adding to the fun.

Glendale AZ Concert Replay

This Margaritaville grand opening show will be re-played, starting this Sunday morning. Listen to the concert on Radiomargaritaville.com and SIRIUS Satellite Radio.

IF YOU MISSED GLENDALE (AND EVEN IF YOU DIDN’T!)
Jimmy and Mac McAnally celebrated the recent opening of the Margaritaville Cafe in Glendale, Arizona, this past week. Listen for a special re-broadcast of this incredible hour-long-plus set:

– Sunday (4/13) 11:00 am Eastern
– Monday (4/14) 8:00 pm Eastern
– Tuesday (4/15) 11:00 pm Eastern
– Wed (4/16) at 11:00 pm Eastern

Buffett Performs in Glendale AZ

Jimmy Buffett and Mac McAnally performed yesterday at the entertainment plaza at Westgate Center to celebrate the grand opening of the Margaritaville Cafe in Glendale, AZ. The set list included many of the regulars including Margaritaville with the lost verse. Jimmy ended the show with and acoustic solo version of “Stories We Can Tell

The set list from the show along with some comments are now available.

Update: AZCentral has an article on the show: ‘Parrotheads’ rally at Westgate for Jimmy Buffett concert

Some pictures from the show are available in the Photo Gallery (thanks to Chuck and zydecoldsmobile for the photos)

Glendale AZ Show Live on Radio Margaritaville

Listen to the tailgate show and concert from the entertainment plaza at Westgate Center Margaritaville Cafe in Glendale, AZ on Wednesday April 9, 2008. Join Miles Hampton on location for the pre-show tailgate party from the Cafe at 6:00 pm Eastern (3:00 pm local time) then Jimmy takes the stage at 9:00 pm Eastern (6:00 pm local time). The concert will be broadcast worldwide on Radiomargaritaville.com and across North America on SIRIUS Satellite Radio Channel 31.

Following along with the Set List here on BN and add your comments.

Pictures from Buffett at the Bucket

Some photos from Jimmy Buffett’s special performance at the Bucket in St Barts on March 29, 2008 are now available at St Barts Talk. Five of the Coral Reefers made it to St Barts for the show: Peter Mayer, Jim Mayer, Roger Guth, Mac McAnally, and Nadirah Shakoor. (thanks to Greg for passing that along to us, and Matty for the photos).
Buffett at the Bucket

Buffett Was Part of Best Lineup back in 1974

Willie Nelson 4th of July Picnic - 1974The Austin American-Statesman has an article that mentions Jimmy Buffett as being part of the best lineups for Willie Nelson’s annual 4th of July Picnic: “Tracking Willie’s whereabouts on July 4 through the years ain’t no picnic

Which picnic had the best lineup of musicians?

The 2003 picnic at Two Rivers Canyon Amphitheater is hard to beat, with the Dead, Neil Young, Shawn Colvin, Merle Haggard and Patty Griffin joining the picnic regulars and newcomers such as Pat Green, Cross Canadian Ragweed and Los Lonely Boys.

But the three-day College Station picnic in 1974 is even harder to beat, adding Bill Monroe, Floyd Tillman, Jimmy Buffet and Lefty Frizzell to a Who’s Who of Austin/Cosmic Cowboy/Outlaw musicians, including B.W. Stevenson, Jerry Jeff Walker, Doug Sahm, Michael Martin Murphy and Townes Van Zandt.

Buffett Performs at the St Barts Bucket Regattas

Jimmy Buffett was on St. Barts last weekend for the annual Bucket Regattas race. On Saturday March 29th he played for about an hour and half on the quay and announced he was officially kicking off "The Year of Still Here Tour". Some of the songs that he played acoustic solo included: "Cheeseburger in Paradise", "Margaritaville", "Boat Drinks", "Come Monday", and "It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere", "Brown-Eyed Girl", "Fins", and "Autour du Rocher".
Thanks to GEED181 and Matty for passing that along to us.
(photo: Jimmy performs at the Bucket Regattas in 2007)

Update: Here’s an article by by Neil Feinberg about his 2008 appearance along with a photo (thanks to Nancy for passing that along).