Buffett plays impromptu show for U.S. Naval Academy

The U.S. Naval Academy sailing team got quite the surprise Friday afternoon! Singer Jimmy Buffett stopped by the team’s practice for an impromptu mini-concert!

Navy Sailing posted on Facebook Friday:

“Fins to the left, fins to the right! Guess who popped in for practice this week!? Huge thanks to Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefers for an impromptu mini-concert as we started practice. #GONAVY #BeatArmy.”

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Buffett records a video in Annapolis

From the Baltimore Sun: “Jimmy Buffett brings his Margaritaville style to Annapolis with performance atop Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse

After drawing attention for his love of a crab bisque from a Cecil County restaurant Monday, Jimmy Buffett was spotted at another Chesapeake locale Friday morning in Annapolis.

Buffett performed two songs at Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse early Friday morning for a new music video series following the singer on his voyage from Long Island, New York, to the Bahamas.

Buffett, a sailor and lighthouse enthusiast, is anchoring at various seaside sights along the way since the pandemic canceled most concerts.

Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse is an iconic Annapolis sight that caught the “Margaritaville” singer’s eye. Plans to get Buffett and his crew out on the Chesapeake Bay for the perfect sunrise backdrop were hastily arranged Thursday night.

Buffett, 73, used the Naval Academy and Annapolis harbor as backdrops for video shoots the day before, swirling speculation on social media the island idol was in the port town. His not-so-subtle 42-foot seafoam catamaran powerboat indiscreetly named Last Mango, after his 14th studio album “Last Mango in Paris,” was discovered at the Annapolis Yacht Club.

In a video shot Thursday with drones over waters near the Naval Academy, Buffett’s other vessel Drifter was surrounded by smaller sailboats steered by midshipmen. Buffett has been spotted throughout the area this week with sightings of his vessel in the North Chesapeake on Monday.

Buffett is a fan of the Naval Academy, history and lighthouses, in particular, said Preservation Foreman John Potvin, driving Buffett’s decision to shoot at the Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse as an ode to all things sailing.

Potvin and David Gendell, whose new book “Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse: A Chesapeake Bay Icon” publishes Monday, were asked to join the video team at the lighthouse, trading historical facts for front row seats to Buffett’s performance.

In the early morning light, Buffett played one song up in the gallery and another in the lighthouse’s parlor. The song selection is under wraps until the video debuts.

“It was incredible,” Potvin said. “He’s sung songs all over the seas for many years. That’s what it’s all about.”

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Buffett postpones Florida Shows until 2021

Jimmy Buffett and The Coral Reefer Band are rescheduling the following Florida concerts on the Slack Tide Tour From December 2020 to December 2021:

Amalie Arena – Tampa, FL – December 4, 2021
VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena – Jacksonville, FL – December 7, 2021
Amway Center – Orlando, FL – December 11, 2021

Fans with tickets to the rescheduled dates are encouraged to hold on to their tickets, as they will be honored at the rescheduled dates in 2021.

If you are a ticket holder and cannot make the new date, you will be contacted directly via email with refund options for your show. For more details, please visit www.livenation.com/refund.

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Buffett stops by Maryland’s Chesapeake Inn

From WJZ Baltimore: “Margaritaville” singer Jimmy Buffett was spotted in Maryland over the weekend“.

According to Chesapeake Inn Restaurant and Marina in Cecil County posted photos of the American singer-songwriter getting off his teal boat for a bite at the popular bayside eatery and bar.

The Chesapeake City restaurant posted, “We had the extreme honor of hosting the legend Jimmy Buffett and awesome crew at our location this weekend.”

According to onlookers, Buffett and the Mango crew played for the crowd and enjoyed some seafood.

Some of the local residents said they could hear the band playing over the weekend, but didn’t realize it was Buffett.

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