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

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.

Glendale AZ Concert Replay

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

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)