Buffett to perform at Coyote Drive-In

On June 19, Fort Worth will be, for an evening, the center of the Parrothead universe.

From the Star-Telegraph: Jimmy Buffett and his Coral Reefer Band will perform an intimate show at Coyote Drive-In as the inaugural musician in the “Live at the Drive-In” series, an idea conceived and produced by Coyote Drive-In owner-operators Brady Wood and Brandt Wood via their company, Woodhouse, in conjunction with Austin-based juggernaut C3 Presents.

“There is not another artist we’d rather be working with,” Brandt Wood says. “Jimmy has taken a personal interest — he grew up at drive-ins.”

What Wood described as “a big film crew” will be on hand during Buffett’s performance, which will be broadcast live, via DirecTV, to every participating, digitally-equipped drive-in across the country.

The concert will be a regular, full performance, according to Wood, who says this concept, which Woodhouse has been working on for the last year, is the biggest of its kind that’s ever been attempted.

Tickets for the Coyote Drive-In concert go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday via Buffett’s website or the Coyote Drive-In box office.

Ticket prices for Fort Worth were not made available Tuesday, although a Woodhouse spokesperson did say tickets would be $18 at other drive-ins nationwide. (Prices for the Fort Worth show will obviously be higher, sources said, given that it’s the site of the actual concert.) The list of the participating national drive-ins will be announced Friday.

Buffett at Battioke 2014

Jimmy Buffett attended Shane Battier’s 2014 Battioke fundraiser in Miami on Monday January 27th.

From Instagram: Pat Riley & Jimmy Buffet laying down “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” at Battioke2014 with a little background help

Buffett performs in Las Vegas

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band brought their “Songs From St. Somewhere” tour to the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Saturday night. The set list from the show is now available. They played the song “Colour Of The Sun” from the album “Songs from St. Somewhere” (it was also performed on Thursday in Phoenix). For the final encore Jimmy performed the song “You Never Can Tell” (Chuck Berry cover), which he also did for the two recent shows in Paris.

The tour will resume on November 30th with a show at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, KY. Followed by stops in St. Paul MN, Tulsa OK, Little Rock AR, and Honolulu HI.

Buffett performs in Cincinnati

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band’s “Songs From St. Somewhere” tour continued last night at Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati OH. The Set List from the show is now available. A change to the set list included the song “I Have Found Me A Home” for the final encor (last played Feb 12, 2009 at the Margaritaville Cafe Key West).

Cincinatti.com has a review of the show: “Jimmy Buffett sprinkles in new tunes among favorites at Riverbend

Jimmy Buffett turned to his keyboard player Mike Utley when it came time for that part of the show when Buffett quantifies his long-running relationship with Riverbend Music Center and the people of Cincinnati. Twenty-six years, 46 sold-out shows and 870,000 tickets sold, Utley reported.

Buffett gave a compact two-hour, 26-song performance that leaned toward the favorites he’s effectively mandated to perform but also included some lesser-known stuff, such as new tunes from a forthcoming record.

The presentation was simple, too. Instead of trying to outdo the production from one year to the next, he’s trending the other way and scaling back. This means less product-placement on the stage and on the video boards. There’s always some measure of marketing going on at a Buffett show, but this one was relatively clean. It was more about his band than his brand.