Buffett to perform in Virginia Beach on May 18th

From the Virginian-Pilot: “Jimmy Buffett coming to Virginia Beach amphitheater in May

Calling all Parrotheads. Get the tequila. Virginia Beach is going to be a happening joint this spring.

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band are coming to the Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater on May 18. The show – sure to be smokin’ – is part of his “I Don’t Know” 2017 tour.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Feb. 17 at Ticketmaster outlets. For more information, visit the band’s website.

Margaritaville and Karisma team up on all-inclusive resorts

Travel Agent has the scoop on a landmark partnership between Karisma Hotels & Resorts and Margaritaville Holdings to develop a collection of all-inclusive Margaritaville resorts.

The agreement introduces Margaritaville, an All-Inclusive Experience, by Karisma, which will include new resorts built in beachfront destinations throughout the Caribbean and Mexico.

Mandy Chomat, executive vice president of sales and marketing for Karisma Hotels & Resorts, tells Travel Agent that groundbreaking on the first hotel will take place this year with an official opening expected around late 2018 or early 2019.

Although Chomat would not tell us exactly where the first Margaritaville, an All-Inclusive Experience, by Karisma resort will be, he did tell us the first hotel will be in either Mexico or the Caribbean.

In fact, Chomat tells Travel Agent that such Caribbean destinations that are being considered for future Margaritaville resorts include Punta Cana, Dominican Republic; Jamaica, The Bahamas and Antigua, where Karisma recently announced expansions plans to back in December.

As far as Mexico goes, Chomat tells Travel Agent that there is heavy interest in developing on the country’s West Coast, specifically Los Cabos.

Chomat says that although he expects the new brand to be the most popular amongst Millennials, he did note that Jimmy Buffett, the musician who made the “Margaritaville” song and brand famous worldwide, has fans, aka “Parrot Heads,” that span generations.

“This is going to be great for Millennials because Millennials are all about authentic experiences, but Margaritaville is going to attract Parrot Heads and there are Parrot Heads out there from Millennials to Baby Boomers. You would be surprised by the demographics and the ages that cater to (Buffett’s) songs and products.”

Buffett to play Charleston SC on May 11th

From the Post: “Jimmy Buffett concert announced at Volvo Car Stadium, tickets go on sale next week

Prepare yourselves, Parrotheads: Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band will perform in the Charleston area this spring.

It’s the first time Buffett has played a concert in the Lowcountry since performing at the North Charleston Coliseum in 2012.

The concert will be at 8 p.m. May 11 at the Volvo Car Stadium on Daniel Island as part of his “I Don’t Know” Tour of 2017.

Bob Moran, general manager of Volvo Car Stadium, called the news the “most exciting announcement we’ve ever made.”

“Jimmy Buffett kicking off his season is a dream come true,” Morgan said in the announcement, adding, “Get ready for the party of the year. Don’t miss out!”

Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 10 on Ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster outlets.