Jimmy Buffett to perform at Hurricane Benefit Concert

From Tallahassee.com: “Jimmy Buffett, Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith to headline hurricane benefit at Civic Center

As beach bum bard Jimmy Buffett sang on his 1974 album “A1A,” it hurts your brain when “Trying to Reason With Hurricane Season.”

That’s particularly fitting considering the devastating hurricane season of 2017, so far.

Buffett, 70, is returning to Tallahassee with pals Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith and the Coral Reefer Band in tow on Nov. 19 for a special “Trying to Reason …” benefit concert in The Tucker Civic Center. Proceeds will go to help communities in Florida, Puerto Rico and the Caribbean islands that were battered by storms. The tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Oct. 27. There is a limit of eight tickets per customer. Call 850-583-7841 or visit www.tuckerciviccenter.com.

“The ticket prices haven’t been released yet,” Tucker Civic Center Marketing Director Allison Dobin said in an email on Friday afternoon. “Hoping to get those released soon.”

Buffett to play Nashville on New Years Eve

Jimmy Buffett will ring in the New Year with a massive concert in Nashville.

The laid-back legend will play Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on December 31 with special guests Huey Lewis & The News.

The Sunday night show will kick off at 9 p.m., so fans can be prepared to sing “Auld Lang Syne” (or something like it) with Buffett and his Coral Reefer Band.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, September 15 via Ticketmaster or by calling (800) 745-3000. There is an eight-ticket limit per customer.

American Express Presale starts Wednesday September 6 at 10:00 am CDT and ends on Sept 11 10:00 pm CDT

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.