Buffett performs in St Louis with Miranda Lambert

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band performed last night at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in St Louis, MO. The set list from the show is now available. Some of the highlights included “The Great Filling Station Holdup”, “Only Time Will Tell”, and “Tin Cup Chalice”.

Miranda Lambert was a special guest for the show and she joined Buffett and the Coral Reefers for the song “Margaritaville”.

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Margaritaville opens in Cleveland

From Cleveland.com: “Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville brings tropical flair to The Flats East Bank

Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville might have opened at 11 a.m. on Monday, but it felt like 5 o’clock for everyone who was inside.

About 30 patrons waited outside before the doors opened to get in and grab cheeseburgers in paradise, volcano nachos and, of course, margaritas during Margaritaville’s soft public opening. The restaurant is at 1150 Front Ave.

“We’re just ready to rock and roll,” general manager Joe Jalsevac said. “We like to have fun, and our margaritas are the best.”

The restaurant will have a grand opening Tuesday, July 11, complete with live music and a ribbon cutting.

Margaritaville has a full menu filled with island-themed dishes, and the space includes three bars. The rooftop Landshark bar offers a great vantage for views of downtown and Lake Erie.

Even though Cleveland is not a tropical destination, the restaurant provides an escape for those who want to pretend they are on a private island.

A conversation with Buffett in Chicago

From the Chicago Tribune: “Tickets on sale for ‘Jimmy Buffett in Conversation with Chris Jones’

Are you a pirate two hundred years too late? Got a Caribbean soul you can barely control? When you see a salt shaker, do you worry it will get lost?

If you answered yes to any or all of the above — or even if you just are intrigued by a singer-songwriter whose career spans some 45 years and has ranged from protest songs to the consummate party ditties — you should join me for a frank, intimate, no-holds-barred conversation with Jimmy Buffett. We’ll talk about his career, his relationship with his fans, his fast-growing Margaritaville empire (yes, there are plans for retirement homes) and his new Broadway musical, “Escape to Margaritaville.”

“Jimmy Buffett in Conversation with Chris Jones” is 6-8 p.m. Monday, July 17 at the Broadway Playhouse, 175 E. Chestnut St., Chicago. Tickets at tribtix.com. “Escape to Margaritaville” is coming Nov. 9 to the Oriental Theatre, 24 W. Randolph St.; more at broadwayinchicago.com.

Daytona Beach Landshark Bar & Grill to break ground soon

From the Daytona Beach News Journal: “Jimmy Buffett Daytona restaurant project to break ground

Jimmy Buffett fans will soon have more than one reason to flock to the World’s Most Famous Beach.

Along with the Buffett-inspired Latitude Margaritaville active adult community being developed along LPGA Boulevard, just west of Interstate 95, a new oceanfront development set to break ground 10:30 a.m. July 12 will include a Landshark Bar & Grill, one of the restaurant concepts owned by Buffett’s Margaritaville Holdings company.

Site work on the oceanfront project, which will include a separately owned Tex-Mex eatery called Cocina 214 Restaurant & Bar, is set to begin this week.

The dual-restaurant complex is being built on a 6-acre lot at 451 S. Atlantic Ave., just north of the Volusia County lifeguard headquarters and SunSplash Park, in Daytona Beach.

The developer is Daytona Beach-based Consolidated-Tomoka Land Co., which bought the vacant lot last year from a New York investment fund.

John Albright, Consolidated-Tomoka CEO, said the target date for completing the two restaurants is December. The buildings will then be turned over to the tenants with a goal of having the eateries open before the annual Rolex 24 at Daytona race in late January.

Albright said Margaritaville Holdings committed to opening a Landshark restaurant there at roughly the same time as when it signed on as a partner with developer Minto Communities to create the planned 6,900-home Latitude Margaritaville 55-and-older community along LPGA Boulevard.

Margaritaville set to open in Cleveland Flats

From Cleveland.com “First look: Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville set to open in Cleveland Flats

There was no wasting away in Margaritaville. There were floors to buff, tables to move and, of course, fishing rods to hang and a boat to set sail.

Adding to the urgency of the workers bustling about Jimmy Buffett-themed venue was a deadline. Margaritaville will open to the public on July 3 in the Cleveland Flats. A grand opening will take place on July 11.

The menu echoes that theme with entrées such as beach tacos, jambalaya, fried chicken and steaks with tropical elixirs and, of course, a wide range of margaritas. And, yes, it will also serve the “Cheeseburger in Paradise” – Margaritaville’s signature burger named after Buffett’s 1978 hit.

The 23,000-square-foot Margaritaville boasts seating for 498 (153 outside seats and 345 indoors).

Vacation Cottages at Margaritaville Resort Orlando

From the Orlando Sentinel: “First look: Margaritaville’s vacation cottages

The public is getting its first glance at the vacation cottages that will be available at Margaritaville Resort Orlando, which is scheduled to open in late 2018. From the look of things, Floridians might feel right at home.

“Inspired by Key West, Bahamas, Jamaica, coastal Carolina, the Florida Keys, and towns along the Gulf Coast, these homes are designed to reflect those diverse architectural styles and periods while capturing that unmistakable Margaritaville paradise,” said Pat McBride, CEO of the McBride Company, which leads the design process of the Margaritaville properties.

The rendering released on Wednesday shows units in one-, two- and three-level designs. The dominant colors are pink, yellow, aqua and white. Other touches seen are shutters, Adirondack chairs and, naturally, palm trees.

Margaritaville has nine resorts/hotels across the Southeast United States and Caribbean. The Central Florida version is under construction along Highway 192 in Kissimmee, east of State Road 429..

When complete, the 300-acre Margaritaville Resort Orlando resort will feature 1,000 vacation homes, 300 timeshare units and a 187-room hotel. The properties are inspired by lifestyle of singer/songwriter/author Jimmy Buffett.

In addition, plans call for a dining and entertainment district, a 12-acre water park, retail space, wooded fitness trails, a water taxi system and a 3-acre — and swimmer-ready — freshwater lagoon

Margaritaville says its vacation-home pricing starts at $250,000. For more information, go to www.margaritavilleresortorlando.com