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Aug 11 has a review of Saturday’s show: “Jimmy Buffett Concert Fin Fest Hermosa Beach Parrothead Review

Come Monday, I supposed we will all calm down.

But I doubt it. This will take a while to get over, the fact that Jimmy Buffett played right here, right in my town, right out my door, right on the beach, isn’t something that is soon going to fade in the memory.

It’s going to stick around for a while.

That is, if I can even get over the fact that it actually happened, that it was not some sort of Havana Daydreamin’ moment.

But there he was, on stage practically right in front of me with the entire Coral Reefer band (minus the Coral Reeferettes). My feet were in the sand and my orange juice beverage was in my hand. I was livin’ and dyin’ in 3/4 time.

Aug 10

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band performed a free show for The Discovery Channel’s FinFest as part of Shark Week. The set list from the show is now available.

From “Jimmy Buffett performs free in Hermosa Beach

Rumors that began Friday morning of Jimmy Buffett performing a free concert on the sand in Hermosa Beach proved true Saturday night. The legendary Margaritaville mogul performed a solid, one hour concert on a stage designed to look like a shark’s mouth for an estimated 6,000 parrotheads and surprised passersby.

“The Discovery Channel said, ‘Hey, Jimmy, do you want to play Shark Week?” Buffett told the crowd. “And I said, ‘Duh!’”

Buffett and his Margaritaville Coral Reefer Band took to the stage just after 6 p.m. and ignited an already spirited crowd.

“Whoa, land sharks,” Buffett said, holding his hands together over his head like a shark fin. His fans returned the greeting. “Welcome to Fin Fest. It’s great to be in the neighborhood.”

Aug 08

From “Jimmy Buffett at Fin Fest Shark Week In Hermosa Beach

Fins Up Parrotheads, Jimmy Buffett is playing a FREE show, on the sand of Hermosa Beach, CA. He will take the stage – which is in the shape of a shark’s mouth – on Saturday August 9th at the south side of the Hermosa Beach Pier at 6 p.m. Expect him to play for at least an hour.

This is part of “FinFest“, a two-day event put on by the Discovery Channel to kick off it’s 2014 Shark Week. It features three bands on Saturday and Sunday starting at noon.

Buffett may be joined by Jack Johnson, but that’s just a guess. We do expect most, if not all, of the Coral Reefer band to be with him on stage.

The show is also confirmed by “The Beach Reporter” and “

Aug 07

Margaritaville now has a website selling headphones and earbuds:

Jul 30

From “Raine Takes Stake in Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville

In its four years of existence, the Raine Group has kept plenty busy with media and telecommunications deals. But its latest investment will tie the firm to a company best known for promoting lazy, boozy afternoons on the beach.

The firm disclosed in a letter to investors on Sunday night that it had taken a minority stake in Margaritaville, the restaurant operator and brand licensing company named after the hit song by Jimmy Buffett.

According to the letter, Buffett’s company generates more than $1 billion in annual gross sales.

Now it has bought a stake in Margaritaville, which runs restaurants in nearly two dozen resorts where one would reasonably find tourists kicking back with tequila, and which licenses out the name its majority owner made famous.

The company has had a few setbacks, including the recent announcement that it will close its casino and hotel in Biloxi, Mississippi. But Raine told investors that it believes its latest acquisition has “an incredibly strong built-in audience” and has room to grow.

Jul 30 has a news article: “Jimmy Buffett Launches Margaritaville TV

Jimmy Buffett has found a new way to feed the Parrotheads this year: Margaritaville TV.

The new online channel streams select Buffett concerts live and, Buffett tells Billboard, has netted about 10,000 viewers for each of its seven broadcasts so far. “The feedback from that has been unbelievable,” says Buffett. “There was one element of my inner circle that thought we’d be cannibalizing ourselves by going on television. But I played my instincts, and I haven’t had one person say they’ll watch it instead of going to the show. They do both. They watch the (online) shows and get charged up to go see it in person. And there are other people that can’t get to a show that absolutely love the fact we’re doing it. My friends in Bora Bora now can punch (the shows) up on the screen and watch it while they’re having dinner. It makes it a Parrothead world now, not just a nation.” And, Buffett adds, “I think it’s the way you’re going to get to see us in the future. The number of shows is going down. We’re taking off a little more time every year. We’re not going anywhere, but this way people can make it to any show, even if we’re not playing around where they are.”

Jul 27

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band continued their 2014 This One’s For You Tour on Saturday night at Comerica Park in Detroit MI

The set list from the show is now available. James Taylor was a special guest for the show and joined in on the song “Mexico”. A change to the set list included the song “Another Saturday Night” last played August 25, 2012 at Alpine Valley in East Troy, WI.

The tour will resume on Saturday August 16th at Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow, VA.

Jul 26

Deadline Detroit has a good interview: “Jimmy Buffett Talks About His Fondness for Michigan and Detroit

The ever-popular Jimmy Buffett, who plays at Comerica Park Saturday night, tells Fox 2 of his affinity for Detroit and Michigan.

“Michigan audiences have always had a special place in my heart, because, unbeknownst to a lot of people, I started out many many years ago playing in a little club called the Raven Gallery out in Southfield.”

“We worked our way up through those years of clubs and places like that to where we actually got to open for Jerry Jeff Walker at Pine Knob. And then we got to be the headliner at Pine Knob. It’s still one of the great venues as a performer because of the way it was built.

He said there’s no other place on tour where he plays in the middle of a large metropolitan area.

And he adds: “We don’t do many stadiums.

It’s his third year in a row at Comerica.

He says he understands the musical taste of the people of Michigan and feels very comfortable here.

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