Virtual Action to include autographed Buffett Guitar

Looking for extraordinary one-of-a-kind items this holiday season? Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is hosting a Virtual Holiday Silent Auction that will encompass a variety of incredible collectible items and experience packages.

There will be a VIP presale with buy-it-now items that is open to Bay Street Theater Patrons and Subscribers starting Thursday, November 19, through Saturday, November 21. The Virtual Holiday Silent Auction will open to the public on Sunday, November 22 and bidding will culminate on Tuesday, December 1, or Giving Tuesday, a day held in support of a global generosity movement.

“This year’s silent auction features so many exciting items and experiences for people to bid on!” relayed Bay Street Executive Director, Tracy Mitchell. “Items such as a Vespa scooter, tickets to see Billy Joel in concert, a signed guitar from Jimmy Buffett, yachting excursions, travel packages, local tours, and so much more!”

Songs You Don’t Know By Heart available for Pre-Order

Jimmy Buffett is releasing a new acoustic album called “Songs You Don’t Know By Heart” on November 20, 2020. The album is now available for pre-order at Amazon.com and Mailboat Records.

Track listing:
I Have Found Me a Home
Woman Goin’ Crazy on Caroline Street
The Captain and the Kid
Delaney Talks to Statues
Twelve Volt Man
Peanut Butter Conspiracy
Something So Feminine About a Mandolin
Love in the Library
Chanson Pour Les Petits Enfants
The Night I Painted the Sky
Cowboy in the Jungle
Little Miss Magic
Tin Cup Chalice
Tonight I Just Need My Guitar
Death of an Unpopular Poet

Margaritaville Resort Orlando Water Park to open in Spring 2019

From Orlando Weekly: “Margaritaville just confirmed it’s building one of the most technologically advanced water parks ever in Kissimmee

Kissimmee has been without a water park ever since Water Mania closed its doors in 2005 and in the years since, the area’s infamous Highway 192 tourist district has struggled to remain relevant.

The recession plus massive new developments on I-Drive, at Universal Orlando and at Disney World has meant new competition for Kissimmee. After much disappointment, the biggest hope yet for 192 is just a few months away from its big debut.

The $750 million Margaritaville Resort Orlando has already transformed the 300-plus-acre property where the failed Splendid China attraction was previously found, and has led to numerous new projects in the surrounding area.

The Margaritaville Hotel is a 184-room hotel located at the center of the new resort. A 13-foot-tall sculpture of a flip-flop and a chandelier made of over 300 margarita glasses decorate the lobby. Behind the hotel is a large swim lagoon, home to the Fins Up Beach Club.

By far one of the biggest and yet least reported aspects of the Margaritaville Resort Orlando is the brand-new Island H2O Live Waterpark. With nine slides and numerous other attractions, the tropical-themed water park will be the largest single-site installation in the southeast for Canadian waterslide manufacturer WhiteWater West, best known locally for their Ray Rush slide at Aquatica and their waterslides found on Carnival cruise ships.

The lineup of attractions includes a multi-person mat racer, drop towers, family raft rides, an interactive lazy river and a giant wave pool. Multiple DJs and dance parties will be found throughout the lushly landscaped park. Similar to a cruise ship, the water park will have an adults-only area. This will be the first water park in the area with areas where no children are allowed.

Vantage, an RFID bracelet and mobile app system, similar to the Tapu Tapu system found at Volcano Bay, will make the Margaritaville Orlando water park one of the most technologically advanced waterparks ever built.

Island H20 Live’s Vantage system will have many of the same interactive elements that Universal’s Tapu Tapu has, but via its linked mobile app, Vantage also offers many features not found at Volcano Bay, including on-ride photos and videos that can be easily shared across various social networking sites, custom on-ride music, and guest-designed on-ride lighting effects. In-park purchases, locker access and other services will also be linked to Vantage.

Island H20 Live! is planned to open this spring. No information on ticket prices has been shared, but on the water park’s website annual prices are seen listed at $79.99, though they have yet to go on sale officially. No hard date has been announced for the new water park, but it should be sometime this spring.

Buffett performs at Hurricane Relief Concert

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band performed Hurricane Relief Concert yesterday at the Tucker Civic Center in Tallahassee, FL. The benefit concert included Buffett, Kenny Chesney,Toby Keith, and Jake Owen.

The set list from the show is now available. Some of the highlights from all of the performers included:
I Love This Bar (featuring Toby Keith)
Old Blue Chair (Kenny Chesney)
Beachin’ (Jake Owen)
As Good As I Once Was (Toby Keith)
Trying To Reason With Hurricane Season (featuring Kenny Chesney)
Volcano (featuring Caroline Jones, Toby Keith, Jake Owen)
Hey Good Lookin’ (ft Caroline Jones, Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Jake Owen)

Buffett and Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda

Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator and star of “Hamilton: An American Musical”, spent time with Jimmy Buffett in Chicago this past Saturday. Buffett was Miranda’s guest at a matinee performance of Hamilton at the CIBC Theatre that afternoon, and then Miranda was Buffett’s guest at an evening performance of Escape to Margaritaville at the Oriental Theatre. During the final curtain call Miranda joined Buffett onstage for a surprise performance of the latter’s iconic hit song “Margaritaville”.