Margaritaville Block Party in New Orleans

From Margaritaville.com: French Quarter Street Party!

Didn’t get an inside ticket but you still want to be a part of it all? Come party outside with us and watch Freddy & the Fishsticks with Special Guests on the big outdoor screen at our Margaritaville block party (French Market side of building). Proceeds will benefit NOAAHH (New Orleans Artists Against Hunger & Homelessness) and BORN (Better Opportunities Right Now).

Thursday, May 1st, 2008 (7pm-10:30pm)
$25 at the gate – “first come-first served”
Standing Room Only
No photography or recording devices

There will not be any food available, but we will be providing margaritas and Landshark beer for purchase.

Freddy & the Fishsticks Tickets On Sale Today

Freddy and the Fishsticks (along with special guests!), will make a rare appearance for a benefit concert at the Margaritaville Cafe’ of New Orleans on Thursday, May 1st. Doors open at 8pm, and the concert starts at 8:30pm. This is a 21+ show, and while there will be no food available, all your favorite boat drinks and frosty beverages will be served.

A very limited number of tickets for this special benefit concert are $200 each and go on sale at 10:00 AM Central. To purchase, visit Blacktie-Louisiana.com. Maximum purchase is 4 tickets per person.

Update: The event is now SOLD OUT

Freddy & The Fishsticks Show in New Orleans

Steve Huntington announced today on Radio Margaritaville during the Margaritaville Cafe Happy Hour live: Jazz Fest Weekend featuring Freddy and the Fishsticks at the Margaritaville Cafe, Decatur Street (French Quarter), New Orleans, LA on Thursday May 1st. Showtime: 9:30pm – tickets will be sold online, with no further info yet. The tickets will sell for $200.00 each with funds going to various charities. Jimmy and a smaller combo have performed under the moniker at various small venue shows in the past.

Buffett to Perform at the Newport Folk Festival

The Boston Globe reports that Jimmy Buffett will be performing at this year’s Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams State Park on Sunday August 3rd: “New folks at Newport rock festival’s traditions

Gillian Welch says: “Performers are very aware of the legacy, and I can envision the legacy at Newport having the same effect. I know that Jimmy Buffett will have at least one folk song in his set because he just cut one of mine on his last album.”

Indeed, Buffett – whose “Margaritaville” is a staple at arenas and tailgate parties – is considering playing a stripped-down set with just two acoustic guitars at his Newport debut. “I threatened to do Newport before I was gone, and I seriously want to honor the heritage of the festival,” Buffett says. “I came up as a folk singer. I’ve always loved the idea of being a balladeer. You know, I might do Gordon Lightfoot’s ‘Canadian Railroad Trilogy.’ I am not going to do a Parrothead show.”

Single day tickets for the Sunday August 3rd show go on sale on Wednesday, April 23rd at 9:00 AM. To purchase tickets on April 23rd, visit Festival Network

(thanks to The Five O’clock Parrott for passing that along to us)

Professor Buffett at Berklee College

Jimmy Buffett spent some time recently with Livingston Taylor (the brother of James Taylor) at Berklee College of Music in Boston for a seminar on “The Future of the Music Business”.

From Liv Taylor.com:

My friend Jimmy Buffett dropped by Berklee the other day to teach a class on the future of the music business. Jimmy has been a valuable teacher of mine over the many years we have known each other, and I am so grateful to him for sharing his knowledge and experience with the students.

(thanks to Matt for passing that along to us)

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.