From the Miami Herald: “Jimmy Buffett rallies parrotheads for U.S. Sugar land purchase”
With musician Jimmy Buffett singing about “changes in latitudes” Tuesday outside Florida’s Capitol, proponents of buying Everglades land from U.S. Sugar Corp. hope in the next few weeks to change the attitudes of lawmakers opposed to the deal.
Introduced by Miami Herald columnist and novelist Carl Hiaasen, Buffett played a 25-minute mid-day acoustic set as part of an Everglades Day rally that attracted more than 500 people to the Capitol courtyard.
“What would Skink do?” Buffett asked the crowd in reference to the fictional former Florida Gov. Clinton Tyree, who appears as a wild hermit known as Skink in a number Hiaasen’s novels.
“He’d do the right thing,” Buffett answered his own question. “Governor. Legislature. Do the right thing. … We want to preserve our water. We want to save our swamp. And we want to have a future for our children in Florida.”
A video is available on Youtube
Songs that Buffett played: “Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes”, “Migration”, “Cheeseburger in Paradise”, “Growing Older But Not Up”, “Floridays”, and “Margaritaville”
Jimmy Buffett spent some time in Havana, Cuba a couple of weeks ago. He did an impromptu show outside a bar in Havana. It was just Jimmy, a guitar, and a mojito. Some marines were there for the show and shot the video (they were a little off beat on the salt, salt, salt).
Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band performed a special Set List show at the San Carlos Institute Theatre on Wednesday night. The set list from the show is now available.
Some of the songs that were included but not performed that often include: “Migration”, “Woman Goin’ Crazy On Caroline Street”, “Cuban Crime Of Passion”, “Growing Older But Not Up”, “The Weather Is Here, Wish You Were Beautiful”, “Tin Cup Chalice”, “Trying To Reason With Hurricane Season”, “Jolly Mon Sing”, “Coconut Telegraph”, “Floridays”, “The Captain And The Kid”, “Coast Of Carolina”, and “Nautical Wheelers”.
If you missed the show you can catch the replay on Sirius XM or Radio Margaritaville:
Friday 4/3 at 9:00pm ET and Sunday 4/5 3:00pm ET
Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band will perform a special Set List show tonight at the San Carlos Institute Theatre. The show will be broadcast live on Margaritaville.tv and Radio Margaritaville starting at 7:30 PM EDT, and the pre-show footage starts at 7:00 PM EDT. The final song selection list for the show is now available.
Jimmy Buffett in Key West!
The final rehearsal for the show
From USA Today: “Norwegian opens first Jimmy Buffett-themed bar”
Norwegian Cruise Line has opened its first 5 O’Clock Somewhere Bar on the Norwegian Star, installed along with a number of other improvements in a recent dry dock.
The 5 O’Clock Somewhere Bar is the fruit of a partnership with entertainer Jimmy Buffett, who has other such bars on land. The one aboard Norwegian Star will be the first at sea.
The Buffett-inspired bar will serve signature margaritas and “boat drinks” such as the “Who’s to Blame Margarita,” along with LandShark Lagers and more. The bar will also have nightly live musical performances.
Another 5 O’Clock Somewhere Bar is being installed on the new Norwegian Escape coming to Miami in the fall. Margaritaville Holdings LLC and Norwegian Cruise Line are also building a Margaritaville resort on Harvest Cay, in Belize and on Great Stirrup Cay in the Bahamas.
Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band have been rehearsing the past couple of days for the special Key West show which takes place on April 1st at the San Carlos Institute Theatre. The show will be broadcast live on Margaritaville.tv starting at 7:30 PM EDT. The final song selection list for the show is now available.
Buffett has made a couple of posts on Facebook this weekend
Jimmy Buffett to Make Special Appearance at Everglades Day Rally in Tallahassee, FL to Save Florida’s Drinking Water
Jimmy Buffett accompanied by Mac McAnally and Robert Greenidge, will make a special appearance and play a short acoustic set at the Everglades Day Rally, hosted by the
Everglades Coalition on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 on the steps of the Old Capitol in Tallahassee, Fla.
The rally is part of the Everglades Coalition’s third annual Everglades Action Day, which brings Floridians from across the state together in Tallahassee to meet with decision makers about the importance of America’s Everglades, which supplies 8 million Floridians with drinking water.
When: Tuesday, April 7, 2015 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: Steps of the Old Capitol (East Side)
400 South Monroe St.
Tallahassee, FL 32399