Some familiar Jimmy Buffett quotes describe the election between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump
From FloridaPolitics.com: Jimmy Buffett has a message to Floridians: Get out and vote
Buffett is scheduled to perform at a get-out-the-vote rally for Democrats Hillary Clinton, Patrick Murphy, and Charlie Crist on Monday. The event is meant to urge voters to get to the polls on Election Day.
Buffett is expected to be joined by Murphy and Crist. He’ll also perform a short set of songs with Country Music Musician of the Year Mac McAnally.
Murphy faces Sen. Marco Rubio in the U.S. Senate race, while Crist, the state’s former governor, is hoping to unseat Rep. David Jolly.
Mayor Rick Kriseman will welcome Buffett and the candidates. The event is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. at Albert Whitted Park in downtown St. Petersburg. The event is free and open to the public.
In the first month, performers will include Chris Young, Tulsa native Charlie Wilson, Don Henley, Alan Jackson and the namesake of the expanded Margaritaville-themed River Spirit Casino Resort, Jimmy Buffett.
Tickets for the shows go on sale at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, except for the Jimmy Buffett concert. That grand opening event to officially mark the opening of the casino, venue, hotel, restaurants and more will be invitation only.
The theater is part of the River Spirit Casino Resort’s nearly completed $365 million renovation that included a high rise hotel and an expanded gaming and restaurant area. The theater, Paradise Cove, will be a 2,500-3,000 seat venue with VIP suites, a lounge and concession areas.
Dates for the concerts are: Chris Young on Jan. 6, Charlie Wilson on Jan. 14, Don Henley on Jan. 19, Alan Jackson on Jan. 20 and Jimmy Buffett on Jan. 28. More information about the shows will be at riverspirittulsa.com. Ticket prices will vary according to artist, though the Buffett show will be invitation only.
Stars and Stripes talked with Buffett backstage after a meet-and-greet session with Yokosuka families.
On why he came to play the free shows: We’ve been doing shows around the world for quite a while and it was kind of a unique situation. My friend Caroline Kennedy, when she became [United States ambassador to Japan], she’s kind of a force of nature, so she got out here and she said, “You need to come while I’m here and do this.” And I’d never been to Japan.
Also, I have a lot of great friends in the Navy. You join the Navy and see the world, you can join this band and see the world — and it’s a great thrill to let people see a show that normally wouldn’t be able to get to one.
On seeing Japan: This sparked my interest to come back. I have a little place in Hawaii, and I’ll be in Australia in March. I’d like to come snowboarding [in Japan] and I’d like to see the countryside. There were nice waves in Okinawa … I might go back there. It would be certainly worth coming back.
In the works: I have a travel book — it started about two to three years ago when I went to China. I’m working on that, and hopefully I’ll try to finish that up this year. And then we have the play, the “Margaritaville” musical, which has been an ongoing thing we’ve been working on for six years. It’s actually opening in La Jolla [Calif.] in April. We’ll do it there and then take it on the road, and in about a year we’ll go to Broadway with it. But it’s fun because it’s little more diverse. I should go back and do an album soon — when it comes to me I’ll go. It’s been fun for me to do some other things.
From MCCS TV: “Newsbreak, Jimmy Buffett concert in Okinawa”
Music tycoon, Jimmy Buffett, was right at home when he performed for service members in Okinawa on a Fall afternoon that, he says, felt a lot like summer in Key West. United States Ambassador to Japan, Caroline Kennedy and Lt. General Lawrence D. Nicholson, Commanding General, III Marine Expeditionary Force were in attendance.
Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band performed for the sailors and family members on October 30th at Fleet Activities in Yokosuka Japan during a Navy Entertainment sponsored concert. FLEACT Yokosuka provides, maintains, and operates base facilities and services in support of 7th Fleet’s forward-deployed naval forces, 83 tenant commands, and 24,000 military and civilian personnel.
Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefers performed a concert at Camp Foster in Okinawa Japan on October 28th. This is the first time that Buffett has performed in Japan. It was a free concert for the US troops scheduled as part of the “I Don’t Know” tour.
After the show Buffett spent some time with the Dragons of VMM 265