Listen to Buffett’s new album ‘Tis the SeaSon

Want to be the first to hear Jimmy Buffett’s new Christmas album, ‘Tis The SeaSon? Tune into Radio Margaritaville, where one track from Jimmy’s new holiday album will be released everyday, starting with Saturday, October 15.

Leading up to the album release on October 28, one track will debut daily at both 7 am ET and 7 am PT, and the song will also be featured on Radio Margaritaville throughout the day.

You can now listen to samples of the songs at the iTunes store (on a mobile device you may need to open the iTunes app and search for “Tis the SeaSon”)

And don’t forget, ‘Tis The SeaSon is currently available for pre-order from Mailboat Records and Amazon.


Saturday, Oct 15th:
Track 1: Wonderful Christmastime

Sunday, Oct 16th:
Track 2: Jingle Bell Rock

Monday, Oct 17th:
Track 3: All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth

Tuesday, Oct 18th:
Track 4: Drivin’ The Pig (Manejando el Cerdo)

Wednesday, Oct 19th:
Track 5: The Twelve Days of Christmas (Parrothead Version)

Thursday, Oct 20th:
Track 6: What I Didn’t Get For Christmas

Friday, Oct 21st:
Track 7: Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree

Saturday, Oct 22nd:
Track 8: Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer

Sunday, Oct 23rd:
Track 9: Santa Stole Thanksgiving

Monday, Oct 24th:
Track 10: Mele Kalikimaka (Featuring Jake Shimabukuro)

Tuesday, Oct 25th:
Track 11: Winter Wonderland (Featuring Robert Greenidge)

Wednesday, Oct 26th:
Track 12: Baby, It’s Cold Outside (Featuring Nadirah Shakoor)

Thursday, Oct 27th:
Track 13: White Christmas

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Buffett performs at Red Rocks

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band performed last night at the Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, CO (near Denver) as part of the “I Don’t Know” Tour.

The setlist from the show is now available. Some of the songs that were played included “Who’s The Blonde Stranger?”, “Rancho Deluxe”, “The City”, “Take Another Road”, and “Love And Luck” for the final encore.


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Margaritaville Musical heads to Chicago Fall 2017

From the Chicago Sun: “Margaritaville musical salted with Buffett songs due in Chicago

It won’t be arriving in Chicago until fall 2017, so it’s doubtful you will be “nibblin’ on spongecake [and] watchin’ the sun bake [with] all of those tourists covered with oil” when it gets to town. But at least you can begin strumming on your six-string and boiling up a pot of shrimp.

That’s because Broadway In Chicago and producers Frank Marshall, Mindy Rich, Anita Waxman and Beth Williams have announced that “Escape to Margaritaville,” the new musical featuring the songs of legendary singer-songwriter-author Jimmy Buffett, will play a limited engagement beginning Nov. 9, 2017, at Chicago’s Oriental Theatre, 24 W. Randolph.

Billed as a pre-Broadway engagement in Chicago, the show will have its initial performances at San Diego’s La Jolla Playhouse in May and June 2017.

“Escape to Margaritaville” will feature an original story by co-book writers Greg Garcia (“My Name is Earl”) and actor-writer Mike O’Malley (“Survivor’s Remorse,” “Shameless”) and will involve a creative team with a slew of Tony Awards and nominations to their credit, including director Christopher Ashley (artistic director of the La Jolla Playhouse), choreographer Kelly Devine, scenic designer Walt Spangler, costume designer Paul Tazewell, lighting designer Howell Binkley, sound designer Brian Ronan and music supervisor Christopher Jahnke. Casting will be announced at a later date.

The musical, which will use Buffett classics with the songwriter also penning several original songs, is set at a non-specific tropical island resort and tells the story of Tully, “a part-time bartender, part-time singer and full-time good ol’ boy charmer who thinks he’s got life all figured out” — until, that is, a beautiful, career-minded tourist steals his heart and makes him question everything.

“With Buffett songs, I think one theme is how people want to get away from the daily routine, and just relax and focus on who they love and what they want to be doing in their lives. Some of his songs give you the license to chill out, but others are looking back on the night before chaos. There is quite a difference between a song like ‘Come Monday’ and ‘Cheeseburger in Paradise,’ and the songs on the ‘Coconut Telegraph’ album.”

“Escape to Margaritaville” will be part of the next Broadway In Chicago season subscription series set to go on sale next month. Group tickets for 10 or more for the show are available now by calling (312) 977-1710. Individual tickets will go on sale at a later date. For additional information, visit www.BroadwayInChicago.com.

From the Chicago Tribune: “Jimmy Buffett musical ‘Escape to Margaritaville’ to set sail in Chicago

Attention Parrotheads! Next fall, Chicago will see the pre-Broadway tryout of “Escape to Margaritaville,” the new musical celebrating the mellow musical catalog of Jimmy Buffett, the phenomenally successful touring artist and entrepreneur who has parlayed his long-lived niche of laid-back, geezer-friendly, party-centric rock into a pan-American lifestyle brand.

No shaker of salt required — although Buffett’s website has them for sale.

“Chicago was the first city in which I gained recognition outside the South,” the 69-year-old Buffett said in an exclusive interview Monday night. “And it was Steve Goodman who turned me into a lifelong Cubs fan. I could not be more delighted the show is headed there.”

The Oriental Theatre in Chicago won’t actually be the show’s first stop — there will be a smaller, regional outing at the La Jolla Playhouse in California this spring, where the director of “Margaritaville,” Christopher Ashley, is the artistic director. “It is our hope,” Ashley said, “that this show will make you feel like you have been invited to a party. We want to attract the Parrotheads, sure, but also the people who might know only one or two of Jimmy’s songs.”

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New Book from Chip Bell: “He Went To Paris”

The ninth installment in The Jake Sullivan Series, “He Went To Paris“, will be available at Amazon (Kindle and paperback) on Friday, October 14, 2016.

Summary from the author: Come join Jake Sullivan and Mike Lang as they continue their search for Simon Branson, Jake’s childhood friend-turned rogue and the elusive “Package” as their adventure takes them to Paris, Bavaria and the mysteries of the Nazi past.

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Charged by President Fletcher with verifying the incredible secrets found in the Group 45 documents, they are moving ever closer to finding the truth about The Package.

Surviving a murderous attack in the City of Lights, they follow another clue to the Bavarian Alps, where the scattered remains of Group 45 are coalescing around a neo fascist proclaiming himself the savior of Western Civilization.

Trying to stay a step ahead of their enemies and aided by a Nazi physicist’s granddaughter, they finally find what they are looking for . . . the solution to the enigma of The Package, in the unlikeliest of locations, the Keahlstein Haus itself, the “Eagle’s Nest” of Adolf Hitler.

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harvest caye Landshark Grill

Landshark Bar & Grill opens soon at Harvest Caye

Norwegian Cruise Line’s new private island port in Belize, Harvest Caye, will have its own cruise ship port making it the only port in the Central American country where passengers will walk off the ship rather than tender to land. The port will also boast a seven-acre sand beach, 15,000 square foot pool, zip lining, suspensions bridges, free fall jumps, and five dining and beverage venues.

Harvest Caye will feature five dining and bar outlets, available a la carte to passengers. Among the choices will be a two-story indoor/outdoor Landshark Bar & Grill, an expansion of the line’s partnership with Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville, where people will find a scenic upper deck to sip drinks on and a swim-up pool bar for those who don’t want to leave the water.

Harvest Caye opens to Norwegian Cruise Line passengers sailing on the line’s Western Caribbean itineraries starting November 2016. More information on Harvest Caye along with ships and itineraries is available at NCL.com.

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Track List for Buffett’s new Christmas Album

Jimmy Buffett’s new Christmas album “Tis The SeaSon” is now available for pre-order from Amazon.com (release date is October 28, 2016).

Born on Christmas, it seems apropos that Jimmy Buffett would be the perfect person to perform your holiday favorites! 20 years after his platinum-plus selling holiday album, Jimmy returns with a new installment, soon to be a classic! Recorded in 6 cities while on breaks during his 2016 summer tour, the 13 track album includes 9 traditional songs, 3 new originals, and a very special Parrothead version of the The Twelve Days of Christmas.


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