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Workin’ and Playin’ in Jones Beach

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band brought the Workin’ n Playin’ tour to the Nikon at Jones Beach Amphitheater in Wantagh NY last night.

The set list from the show is now available. Buffett and the band played 23 songs including ” The Weather Is Here, Wish You Were Beautiful”, “License To Chill”, and “Brown Eyed Girl”.

The tour continues on Thursday August 20th at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden NJ.

(photo courtesy Peter K)

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Win a trip to see Buffett in Las Vegas

Remember that epic scene from Jurassic World where the man saves the margaritas? Margaritaville is giving fans a chance to #SavetheMargaritas for their chance to win a trip to see Jimmy in concert in Las Vegas on October 17. The #MargaritavilleContest runs through September 4, 2015, and to enter all you need to do is post a photo or video of a “Jimmy Saves The Margaritas” impression on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook. Full details on how to enter the contest and official rules at available on Mmargaritaville.com/savethemargaritas.

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Workin’ and Playin’ in Great Woods

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band brought the Workin’ n Playin’ tour to the Xfinity Center in Mansfield MA last night. During the pre-show interview Buffett mentioned he has played at Great Woods (now known as the Xfinity Center) more than any other venue. He said he was able to confirmed the total number of shows played by going to BuffettNews.com.

The set list from the show is now available. Buffett and the band played 23 songs including “Tampico Trauma” (last played on April 16th 2011 in Tampa FL), “Fruitcakes”, and “Trying To Reason With Hurricane Season” for the final encore.

During the show Buffett made a joke about Deflategate. Buffett picked up a large beach ball that was on the stage and said: “This beach ball looks a little deflated to me. There’s a message on it, Roger Goodell sucks. Looks like a perfectly good ball to me”. Buffett then kicks the beach ball. “It works. What is the big deal.”

The tour continues on Tuesday August 18th with a show at Jones Beach in Wantagh, NY.

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More on the MargaritaVillage Resort in Orlando

From the Orlando Sentinel: “MargaritaVillage on track for county approval

Developers of the proposed MargaritaVillage resort in western Osceola County are on track to get approval to construct the massive 300-acre lifestyle community.

The project, located off U.S. 192 near the interchange with State Road 429, would include a hotel and more than 1,000 timeshare units, condominiums and vacation homes.

The county’s Development Review Committee is scheduled to discuss the proposal during its Aug. 19 meeting. The project’s preliminary subdivision plan, which details the overall concept and plan for the resort, will be reviewed, according to a meeting agenda.

Mark Pino, the county’s spokesman, said Encore, as they said Wednesday, could receive final approval for the entire project in six months. “It is entirely possible for the Margarita Resort developer to, as they told you yesterday, begin construction in six months as the property was already rezoned for Commercial Tourist,” Pino said in an email.

Preliminary plans posted on the Osceola County website show general plans for the parcel. The resort’s main entrance would be off U.S. 192 with non-residential buildings near the main entrance. The resort, to be built on the former Splendid China attraction site, will be themed around the laid-back atmosphere described in Jimmy Buffett songs.

Further into the resort, the Margaritaville-branded hotel becomes the focal point. It’s expected to have 175 to 300 rooms. About 200 timeshare units would be located adjacent to the proposed hotel. The rest of the community includes about 500 vacation-rental homes, 200 condominiums, 350 apartments, and land for various amenities.

Jim Bagley, general manager of Encore, said they hope to start vertical construction in the third quarter of next year. The resort would open in early 2017, said Bagley, with a six-month window for the entire resort to be operational, said Art Falcone, managing principal and co-founder of Encore.

A new website for the resort is available at: www.margaritavillage.com

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Workin’ and Playin’ in Pittsburgh

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band brought the Workin’ n Playin’ tour to the First Niagara Pavilion in Pittsburgh last night.

The set list from the show is now available. Buffett and the band played 25 songs including “Wonder Why We Ever Go Home”, “It’s My Job”, “Gypsies In The Palace”, and “Chanson Pour Les Petits Enfants” for the final encore.

Triblive.com has a review of the show: “Jimmy Buffett keeps ‘Workin’ and Playin’ in First Niagara show

Jimmy Buffett just goes with the flow. Whether joking with the Pittsburgh fans about his tour “skipping” the area this year, or working a running joke about a sad-looking beach ball, he always seems to have the measure of his audience. That showed Thursday at First Niagara Pavilion.

The opening video set the tone: A whirling newspaper — like something out of a black-and-white movie — proclaimed “No Buffett for Burgettstown.” Then, an angry mob scene from a monster movie, with a civic leader ordering “Search every valley, every crevice — but the fiend must be found” as Buffett darted across the stage and the screen switched to the video for the new title song for the tour, “Workin’ and Playin’.”

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Margaritaville Resort Coming to Orlando

Margaritaville Holdings LLC, and Encore Capital Management announce the development of a Margaritaville Resort community in Orlando. Guests will be transported to paradise and a vacation state of mind through the Margaritaville branded resort that will include a hotel, vacation ownership and vacation homes. Inspired by the lifestyle celebrated in Jimmy Buffett’s iconic songs, the resort will become an oasis for relaxation and fun – that “one particular harbour,” and will offer many experiential opportunities including a “FinCity” arcade, a St. Somewhere Spa, a planetarium and the Son of a Sailor fishing school, paddleboarding and kayaking.

“This vacation resort – offering such a variety of lodging options – will make Margaritaville available to everyone looking for a port of paradise in Orlando,” said John Cohlan, CEO of Margaritaville Holdings LLC. “Margaritaville is about escapism, relaxation, and vacation and we are excited to partner with Encore to develop such an exceptional experience.”

The 300-acre community will be located on US Highway 192 near State Road 429 in western Osceola County. The project will include an expansive aquatic amenity and lake with beach area. The community will also feature 170,000 square feet of retail and a regional water park.

Construction is due to start in 2016. No projected opening date for the resort was announced.

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