Buffett performs in Islamorada FL

Jimmy Buffett performs at the Green Turtle Inn in Islamorada FL on Tuesday March 7th. Some of the song he performed included “Cuban Crime of Passion”, “My Head Hurts My Feet Stink and I Don’t Love Jesus”, “Grapefruit Juicy Fruit”, and “Trying to Reason With Hurricane Season”.

Also performing at the show were Paul Nolan (star of “Escape to Margaritaville” the Musical) and Norbert Leo Butz (plays Kevin in the Netflix series “Bloodline”)


(video and photos courtesy Kelly Kincaide Richardson)

Buffett adds two New Zealand Shows

From Scoop.co.nz: “Jimmy Buffett Announces Two New Zealand Shows

The King of ‘Margaritaville’ himself, Jimmy Buffett will be performing two New Zealand shows this April, after an exclusive Byron Bay Bluesfest 2017 performance.

Famous for such classic hits as ‘Cheeseburger in Paradise’, ‘Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes’ and of course the all-time classic ‘Margaritaville’, Jimmy will play Tuesday 18 April at the Opera House in Wellington and Friday 21 April at the Theatre Royal in Christchurch.

For these semi-acoustic shows, Jimmy Buffett will be accompanied by three members of the legendary Coral Reefer Band; Mac McAnally on Guitar and Vocals, Robert Greenidge on Steel Drums, and Eric Darken on Percussion.

Tuesday April 18 – Opera House Wellington
www.ticketek.co.nz | 0800 842 538
Tickets go on sale Tuesday March 14

Friday April 21 – Theatre Royal Christchurch
www.ticketek.co.nz | 0800 842 538
Tickets go on sale Tuesday March 14

Buffett-inspired Margaritaville retirement community on GMA

From ABC’s Good Morning America” “Jimmy Buffett-inspired Margaritaville retirement community coming soon

Buffett’s Margaritaville company, known for restaurants, hotels and vacation resorts, recently announced it has partnered with Minto Communities, a development and building company in Florida, to build a string of easy, breezy senior neighborhoods.

The first has been dubbed Latitude Margaritaville in Daytona Beach, Florida.

“It’s going to be a very fun place,” Bill Bullock, senior vice president of Minto Communities, told ABC News. “We expect our first residents to be living in the community by late summer of 2018.”

The $1 billion project is expected to create almost 7,000 homes offering fitness facilities, lap pools, spas, live entertainment, personal beachfront access and, of course, booze in the blender that will soon render that frozen concoction that helps residents hang on.

Bullock said the 2 or 3-bedroom homes, which feature a den and garages in the golf cart-friendly community, will start in “the very low $200,000s to $350,000.”

“It was very important to us to make this as obtainable as possible,” he said. “We have over 10,000 registrations in two weeks. It’s just been amazing.”

Residents in Latitude Margaritaville have to be aged “55 and better,” Bullock explained.

Buffett to perform at Margaritaville Hollywood Grand Opening

The countdown is on to 5 o’Clock as Universal CityWalk toasts the arrival of Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville restaurant to the destination—the first-ever in California—with an exclusive performance by singer, songwriter and best-selling author Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band on Thursday, March 30.

Fans can enter to win tickets to Buffett’s invite-only performance on the Margaritaville stage at www.citywalkhollywood.com/margaritavillesweeps.

Margaritaville is more than a restaurant, it’s a state of mind as the spirited new venue brings a seaside retreat to Universal CityWalk that continues to resonate as one of L.A.’s most influential lifestyle centers. Margaritaville is now open, serving lunch and dinner.

Margaritaville at Universal CityWalk Hollywood invites guests to escape the everyday as they dine in a casual environment amid palm trees, thatched enclaves, island music and surfboard tables and enjoy hand-crafted cocktails, live music and entertainment and signature dishes such as LandShark Lager Fish & Chips, Jimmy’s Jammin’ Jambalaya ®, Volcano Nachos or a Cheeseburger in Paradise ®.

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Casting for Escape to Margaritaville announced

From Broadway.com: “Paul Alexander Nolan Set to Star in Broadway-Aimed Escape to Margaritaville’s World Premiere

Paul Alexander Nolan will sink his teeth into a starring role (and perhaps a cheeseburger in paradise?) in the Broadway-aimed Jimmy Buffett musical Escape to Margaritaville. The Bright Star standout will headline the production’s world premiere at La Jolla Playhouse. He is set to play Tully, a part-time bartender and singer. Broadway alums Alison Luff and Lisa Howard will take on the roles of Rachel and Tammy, respectively. Performances of the Christopher Ashley-helmed musical are scheduled to begin on May 9. As previously announced, a Great White Way opening is slated for spring 2018.

The new show will feature Buffett’s classic hits, as well as original songs from the singer/songwriter. The story, crafted by book writers Greg Garcia and Mike O’Malley, follows a Nolan’s character Tully at the titular tropical island resort as he questions his relaxed ways upon meeting (and falling in love with) a career-minded tourist.

The La Jolla engagement is scheduled to run through June 25. The production will then go to New Orleans’ Saenger Theatre from October 20 through 28. Performances at Houston’s Hobby Center will run from October 31 through November 5. The Chicago stint is set for November 9 through December 3. Further casting will be announced at a later date.