Buffett performs in Baltimore

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band performed last night at the Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore MD.

The set list from the show is now available. Caroline Jones was the opening act for the show and came back and joined Buffett on vocals for “Come Monday” and “Margaritaville”. She has a new album which just came out called “Bare Feet“.

Buffett performed the song “Beautiful Swimmers” for the second time live in concert (last played 9/03/2009 in Bristow VA). The song was inspired from a book about blue crabs called “Beautiful Swimmers” (by William Warner) and how they migrate around Chesapeake Bay.

Jimmy Buffett appears on Hawaii Five-0

Jimmy Buffett re-praised his role as Frank Bama on the CBS show Hawaii Five-0 last night. He has appeared on four other episodes of Hawaii Five-O (November 2011, April 2013, March 2015, and January 2017).

Watch the episode at CBS.com (Buffett appears at the beginning of the show starting at 5:20).

Hawaii Five-0 – S8 Episode 18 – E ho’oko kuleana
Air Date: 03/30/18

Synopsis: The ex-wife of the man who shot Danny comes to Oahu and reveals how Danny’s protection during a dangerous domestic dispute when he was in New Jersey helped save her life. Also, Tani and Junior are assigned to walk the beat as uniformed officers for the day, and Adam is framed for the murder of the crime boss he has been tracking. (TV-14 V)

Buffett talks about Escape to Margaritaville on SiriusXM

Who does a musical hitmaker turn to for advice when attempting to launch a Broadway phenomenon? Well, Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda seems like a pretty good bet these days. Jimmy Buffett, whose Broadway musical ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE debuts this week, did just that by enlisting his friend to give notes on the show as he was developing it. The two hitmakers talked about their friendship and buzzworthy projects during a Town Hall moderated by Justin McElroy on Buffett’s own SiriusXM channel Radio Margaritaville (Ch. 24).

Encore airings on Radio Margaritaville (Ch. 24): 3/23 at 6am, 5pm &11pm ET; 3/24 at 1pm &10pm ET; 3/25 at 9am, 2pm, 6pm &1am ET; 3/26 at Noon ET; 3/27 at 9pm ET; 3/28 at 3pm ET

Encore airings on SiriusXM On Broadway (Ch. 72): 3/23 at 8am & 12pm ET; 3/24 at 5pm &10pm ET; 3/25 at 2pm ET; 3/26 at 7am & 9pm ET

When picking the theater for his new Broadway show, Jimmy Buffett wanted to make sure his fans could tailgate in New York City. To his delight, the theater is across from a large hotel that allows his fans to, what he calls, Vertically Tailgate for his show.

Jimmy Buffett wants to play King George in Hamilton

From The Wrap: “Jimmy Buffett Tells Lin-Manuel Miranda He Wants to Play King George in Hamilton

Jimmy Buffett, the singer-songwriter behind the new Broadway musical “Escape to Margaritaville,” seems to have caught the theater bug — and he’s not throwing away his shot.

In a joint interview with Tony-winning “Hamilton” composer-star Lin-Manuel Miranda that aired on Sirius XM Friday, Buffett said that he really would like to play King George in Miranda’s hit hip-hop musical about founding father Alexander Hamilton.

“I can get some high-heel boots and then there we go,” Buffett said, after performing a few bars of the British monarch’s Act 1 number “You’ll Be Back.”

Buffett even suggested that he take on the role when Miranda reprises his Tony-nominated performance as Hamilton next January for a limited run in Puerto Rico.

“Can you imagine Jimmy Buffett as King George in Puerto Rico?” Miranda said to great laughter.

Responding to an audience question at the Sirius town hall, Miranda had originally suggested that Buffett might make a good George Washington in his show. “I mean, Jimmy is clearly the father of our country,” he joked.