Buffett appears on new album by Jake Shimabukuro

Jake Shimabukuro and Jimmy Buffett reprise their delightful rendition of “Come Monday”on the upcoming album “Jake & Friends“. It will be released on November 12th and is available for pre-order at Amazon.com.

From Grateful Web: “Jake & Friends” the upcoming album from the acclaimed Hawai’i-born ‘ukulele player Jake Shimabukuro – features a who’s who of music royalty, so it’s only fitting that Shimabukuro release not one, but two new singles from the album today, with artists as diverse as Jack Johnson, Paula Fuga, and Kenny Loggins.

The opening track off “Jake & Friends“, “A Place In The Sun” was suggested to Shimabukuro by his chart-topping friend and fellow Hawai’i-born Jack Johnson. With Shimabukuro’s whimsical ukulele playing supporting them, Johnson and guest vocalist Paula Fuga absolutely sparkle. “Why Not,” written and sung by multi-platinum hitmaker and movie soundtrack king Kenny Loggins, is a deliciously upbeat slice of soul-pop with hooks for days and an effervescent ukulele solo that will set pulses racing. “Working with Kenny was a blast,” says Shimabukuro. “We started off doing things simply, but once we got going, Kenny wanted to try out different ideas, and I just let him go. Watching him do his thing was a real education in record making.”

In terms of size and scope and considering the sheer number of legendary stars who graciously loaned their inimitable talents to the project, ‘Jake & Friends’ can only be compared to other benchmark duets albums by the likes of Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett, a shining testament to just how far the singularly gifted Jake has come. Jake’s own head spins when looking over his high-wattage guest list featured on the album – Willie Nelson, Bette Midler, Jimmy Buffett, Moon Taxi, Kenny Loggins, Michael McDonald, Vince Gill and Amy Grant, Jon Anderson, Ziggy Marley, Warren Haynes, Jack Johnson, Jesse Colin Young, Ray Benson & Asleep at the Wheel, Sonny Landreth, Lukas Nelson, Billy Strings. “I have to pinch myself when I see those names on my own album,” he says. “It’s like, ‘Did that really happen?’ Making the album was a real challenge, but I’m deeply honored that all of the artists agreed to record with me.”

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Margaritaville Resort Fort Myers Beach update

Construction is underway on the new Margaritaville Beach Resort in Fort Myers. Ground breaking took place on August 13, 2021 and the new resort is scheduled to open late Summer in 2023.

The 254-room resort will be built near the Times Square dining, shopping and entertainment district. The resort will serve up several Margaritaville food and beverage concepts, including a LandShark Beach Club with a 5 o’Clock Somewhere Bar & Grill, a beachside LandShark Bar & Grill, a Coconut Telegraph Coffee Shop on the pedestrian bridge over Estero Boulevard and a JWB Bar and Grill on the second level.

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Additional Camp Margaritaville RV Resorts coming soon

From Business Insider: “Margaritaville Hits The Road with Camp Margaritaville, Collection of RV Resorts

Margaritaville has found that paradise is where you park it. Following the success of Camp Margaritaville Pigeon Forge, TN and Lake Lanier, GA, the global lifestyle brand is announcing additional Camp Margaritaville RV Resort openings, bringing the brand’s iconic experiences, fun, and escapism to even more travelers. These highly-anticipated, upscale destinations will tap into the $38B RV industry, which is expected to nearly double in value to $64B by 2024, as happy campers nationwide continuously look for new ways to adventure.

Earlier this summer, Margaritaville opened Camp Margaritaville RV Resort and Lodge in Pigeon Forge to accompany the brand’s first RV resort in Lake Lanier. With the destination’s Lodge opening later this year, the location has already attracted countless families, friends, and cross-country travelers who have sought the laid-back island-inspired vibe of Margaritaville and the warm hospitality of the southern Appalachian Mountains. Margaritaville has additional Camp Margaritaville RV Resorts on the horizon, notably Camp Margaritaville RV Resort and Cabana Cabins Auburndale, Central Florida in early 2022, a rebrand of the popular and family-owned Cabana Club.

Camp Margaritaville is a natural extension of our continued lodging growth because, just like Margaritaville, camping is about the journey and the destination,” said Jim Wiseman, President of Development at Margaritaville. “We’re very excited about Camp Margaritaville and look forward to announcing several new locations in the near future.”

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