Buffett may perform in Key West next year

From the Key West Citizen: “City, Buffett in talks to play amphitheater

The first national act to perform at the amphitheater at Truman Waterfront Park could be a familiar face, as city officials are in talks with Jimmy Buffett to perform early next year.

“They’re interested in doing a concert in Key West and we’re in discussions with them,” Mayor Craig Cates said. “The promotion company is trying to figure out dates.”

The “Margaritaville” singer plays his former Key West home every few years and wrote a letter in support of the amphitheater when the project was in its formative stages.

The amphitheater’s draft business plan calls for three major events in the opening year.

The city has a plan to hire a commission-based event manager that is moving forward, with contract requests going out within the next month, Cates said.

“There’s a vocal minority that is against the amphitheater but the vast majority is in full support of it,” he said.

A Buffett concert will go a long way toward justifying the $4 million project, Cates said.

“It would put the amphitheater on the map right off the bat,” he said. “I think it’s going to be hugely successful.”

Buffett to perform acoustic show in Hawaii

From KHON: “Jimmy Buffett to perform acoustic concert at Waikiki Shell

The singer and members of his band the Coral Reefers (Mac McAnally, Robert Greenidge, and Eric Darken) will perform in Hawaii for one night only.

The acoustic show will take place Saturday Nov. 4th at 7 p.m. at the Waikiki Shell as part of Buffett’s “I Don’t Know” tour.

Special guest Jake Shimabukuro will join Buffett on stage.

Tickets go on sale next Friday, June 9, at 9 a.m via TicketMaster. There will be an eight ticket limit per customer.

Buffett to play Vancouver in October

Jimmy Buffett and Coral Reefer Band are finally making their way north from Margaritaville to play Rogers Arena as part of their I Don’t Know Tour on Oct. 13.

For Buffett, one of the top touring acts of all-time, it will be his first visit to Vancouver in 24 years.

“Twenty-four years is a long time to wait, but Rogers Arena is thrilled to welcome Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band back to the city this October,” Michael Doyle, Rogers Arena’s president of live entertainment, said in a statement. “Bringing Margaritaville to our venue will inevitably be a concert highlight of 2017.”

Tickets for Buffett go on sale May 15 at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster.

Jimmy Buffett tour 2017

Buffett adds San Diego Show in October

From the San Diego Union Tribune: “Jimmy Buffett sets San Diego return with October Mattress Firm Amphitheatre show

Jimmy Buffett is returning to San Diego for his second area concert of the year.

After opening his “I Don’t Know” 2017 tour with a March 28 show at the Belly Up, the tropical troubadour and his Coral Reefer Band are headed back for an Oct. 21 date at Mattress Firm Amphitheatre in Chula Vista. Ticket information appears below.

This will mark Buffett’s fourth concert here in barely a year. Last September, he headlined the second night of the three-day KAABOO Del Mar festival, where he drew a crowd estimated at around 25,000. Buffett returned in October to perform his first show at Humphreys Concerts by the Bay since 1984. It sold out in a matter of minutes.

On Tuesday, Buffett’s Broadway-bound “Escape to Margaritaville — The Musical” will begin preview performances at La Jolla Playhouse as part of its world premiere here.

Tickets for Buffett and his band’s Oct. 21 show at Mattress Firm Amphitheatre are priced at $36-$136 each, plus service charges. The nearly 20,000-capacity venue was previously known, in order, as Coors Amphitheatre, Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre and Sleep Train Amphitheatre.