Buffett performs at Fenway Park tonight

Jimmy Buffett brings the “Son of a Son of a Sailor” tour to the home of the Boston Red Sox on Thursday August 9th. The show will be his first return to the ballpark since he played two shows there in 2004. Opening for Buffett is Peter Wolf and The Midnight Travelers and Caroline Jones.

From the Boston Herald: “Peter Wolf ready for rockin’ show at Fenway Park

Everybody wants to share the stage with Peter Wolf. Whether on the road fronting the J. Geils Band or his solo group, the Midnight Travelers, Wolf has spent the last decade sharing bills with superstars and cult heroes from Tom Petty to Bob Seger, Kid Rock to Bon Jovi, Lynyrd Skynyrd to John Prine. On Thursday, Wolf adds Jimmy Buffett to that list when he opens at Fenway Park for the hardest-working, richest beach bum in the world.

“I have a lot of history with these people. I have known (Jimmy) since he started out as a folk singer,” Wolf said. “He collaborated on a lot of songs with a gentleman by the name of Will Jennings, who I have also collaborated on a lot of songs with.”

Buffett performs at Jones Beach

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band performed at the Jones Beach Amphitheatre in Wantagh NY as part of the 2018 Son Of A Son Of A Sailor Tour. The set list from the show is now available.

Several cast members from the musical “Escape To Margaritaville” joined on vocals during the songs “Margaritaville” and “Why Don’t We Get Drunk and Screw”.

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Nancy Atlas joined Buffett and the band for the song “Brown Eyed Girl”. From Patch: “Long Island Proud: Montauk’s Nancy Atlas Rocks Jones Beach!

Buffett plans Margaritaville-themed hotels in Bradenton

From the Bradenton Herald: “Jimmy Buffett and partners plan two new hotels for luxury development in Bradenton

Singer and businessman Jimmy Buffett and his partners hope to build two new hotels as part of the One Particular Harbour Margaritaville development taking shape on Perico Island.

The changes to the original planned development agreement for the project at 12300 Manatee Ave. W. are so significant,they require that the proposal go back through the city approval process. The Bradenton Planning Commission unanimously approved the changes on July 18 and the city council will consider it on Aug. 8.

According to the application submitted to the city, developers now want to build a five-story, 101-room hotel and a separate three-story, 30-room hotel.

“The five-story will be more of the main hotel associated with the resort, pool and restaurant,” said Darenda Marvin, a planner for the development team led by Minto Communities, Buffet’s Margaritaville Development and most recently Floridays Development Co.

Floridays was selected in April to build the first Margaritaville and LandShark Bar & Grill on Florida’s west coast at the site.

“The other building is Fisherman’s Retreat with 30 rooms,” Marvin said. “The idea with that one is that if you came with more of a group and wanted more space, you could stay there. It’s not the condominium type of units we’ll have in the main hotel and it will offer more space.”

Changes to the original site plan include reducing the amount of retail space that was first proposed, from 17,600 square feet to 1,520 square feet. There were originally going to be two restaurants on site, but that has been reduced to one with seating available for more than 300 people.

Marvin said upon city approval, “Permits are already under review and they will be able to get moving on construction fairly soon.”

A third building, the Ship’s Store, is currently under construction at the 187-boat slip deep-water marina, which is nearing completion, as is a boat storage building.

Jimmy Buffett visits Latitude Margaritaville in Daytona

From the Daytona Beach News Journal: “Jimmy Buffett makes surprise visit to Daytona’s Margaritaville

Latitude Margaritaville residents Kelley and Bill Sarantis were told last week to expect a visit from “some people from corporate.”

The couple assumed that meant the developers of the Jimmy Buffett-inspired 55-and-older community.

On Thursday morning, they were surprised to find out the guest knocking on their front door was none other than the singer-songwriter himself.

“I walked from the kitchen and saw out the window that it was Jimmy Buffett,” recalled Kelley Sarantis. “He said, ‘Hey, neighbor!’”

The Sarantises were one of several Latitude Margaritaville homeowners Buffett met with Thursday morning.

His visit included a tour of the active adult community’s model homes as well as having lunch at the new beachside Landshark Bar & Grill on State Road A1A.

Buffett, whose primary residence is in New York City, purchased a house in the gated Latitude Margaritaville community. That house is nearing completion, said Kelley Sarantis.

“His home is beautiful,” said Kelley Sarantis, who also works as a Realtor.

“He had a design team at his home on Thursday that was getting ready to decorate so I anticipate he’ll spend some time there,” she said.

The Sarantises gave Buffett a tour of their home and then sat down to chat with him for 20 minutes while munching on watermelon and berries.

Buffett also played with the couple’s two dogs and showed them photos of his dogs on his smart phone.