Guest DJ on Radio Margaritaville & VIP Concert Tickets charity auction

You can bid on a package that includes a Guest DJ on Radio Margaritaville and VIP Concert Tickets to the 2017 Show of your Choice at CharityBuzz

Jimmy Buffett fans rejoice! Bid now to Guest DJ on Radio Margaritaville.
This package includes:
– 1 Margaritaville Frozen Concoction maker
– Margaritaville Audio-Earbuds, Headphones and a Sound shot.
– Jimmy Buffett Concert tickets to a 2017 show of the winners choice along with VIP pre-party passes
– An autographed Tis The SeaSon CD.

Proceeds from the auction to benefit WhyHunger (www.whyhunger.org) a non-profit organization which raises money to fight hunger.

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Escape to Margaritaville

The San Diego Union Tribune has an update on “Escape to Margaritaville” the musical built around the songs of Jimmy Buffett which is set to open at the La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego in May 2017.

“Escape to Margaritaville,” May 16 to June 25, 2017: The planet’s legions of “Parrotheads” (as Jimmy Buffett fans dub themselves) can rejoice. Playhouse artistic chief Christopher Ashley, who is directing this very likely Broadway-bound musical, says Buffett himself has been deeply engaged in the ongoing development of the show.

“He’s been very involved at every step,” says Ashley (who’s in the middle of directing the last pre-Broadway staging of another Playhouse-launched musical, “Come From Away,” in Toronto.) “He’s been part of every reading we’ve done, every staging workshop.

“He’s writing either one or two new songs for the score. And also just offering reflections on songs — talking about what the story impulse is in a song, and how do we bring it to theatrical life. He’s right there at the center of those conversations.”

The show, as mentioned previously, “is really not the story of Jimmy Buffett’s life — although some of his songs are biographical,” Ashley notes. “So various moments in his life have been given to various characters. I think if you know Jimmy Buffett’s biography very well, you will recognize lots of things.”

“Escape to Margaritaville” is written by Greg Garcia (“My Name is Earl”) and Mike O’Malley (“Survivor’s Remorse,” “Shameless”); the Playhouse has previously described it as “the story of a tropical island resort and its part-time bartender, part-time singer and full-time charmer who thinks he’s got life all figured out — until a beautiful, career-minded tourist steals his heart and makes him question everything.”

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Buffett’s new album #50 on Billboard 200 Chart

From Billboard: “Buffett’s new holiday album comes in at #50 on the Billboard 200 chart”

Jimmy Buffett’s second Christmas album, ‘Tis the Season, bows at No. 50 with 10,000 units (nearly all from traditional album sales). His first seasonal effort, 1996’s Christmas Island, debuted at No. 125 and peaked at No. 27. It went on to sell 1.24 million copies.

On the Holiday Albums chart, ‘Tis the Season starts at No. 3.

Also from Billboard: “Brett Eldredge & Jimmy Buffett Decorate Top Country Albums Chart With New Holiday Set

Jimmy Buffett’s ‘Tis the Season enters Top Country Albums at No. 6 (10,000), marking his 15th showing on the list and seventh top 10. Buffett last landed on Top Country Albums with 2007’s Live at Texas Stadium with Alan Jackson and George Strait. His most recent solo album to place on the chart was 2006’s Take the Weather With You, his second leader; License to Chill led in 2004. Buffett first hit the Top Country Albums top 10 with Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes, which peaked at No. 2 in 1977.

You can order ‘Tis the Season at Amazon.

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Buffett to perform at Chris Evert Pro Celebrity Gala

From ChrisEvert.org: “27th Annual Pro Celebrity Gala

Chrissie invites you to attend the 27th Annual Pro-Celebrity Gala. As well as showcasing great daytime entertainment, the Pro-Celebrity offers the elegant Annual Pro-Celebrity Gala with dinner, dancing, and exhilarating live and silent auctions. This year’s Gala will take place on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at the Boca Raton Resort & Club.

This evening provides the perfect chance to mix and mingle with celebrities and enjoy the beautiful surroundings and cuisine of the renowned Boca Raton Resort & Club.

Gala funds benefit Chris Evert Charities which supports The Drug Abuse Foundation of Palm Beach County and The Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida

Boca Raton Resort & Club Great Hall
Saturday, November 19th, 2016
6:00 P.M. – Reception & Silent Auction
7:00 P.M. – Dinner, Dancing & Live Auction
Entertainment by Jimmy Buffett
Individual Gala Tickets $750 each

For more information go to chrisevert.org or call 561.394.2400

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Buffett to perform at rally in St Pete

From FloridaPolitics.com: Jimmy Buffett has a message to Floridians: Get out and vote

Buffett is scheduled to perform at a get-out-the-vote rally for Democrats Hillary Clinton, Patrick Murphy, and Charlie Crist on Monday. The event is meant to urge voters to get to the polls on Election Day.

Buffett is expected to be joined by Murphy and Crist. He’ll also perform a short set of songs with Country Music Musician of the Year Mac McAnally.

Murphy faces Sen. Marco Rubio in the U.S. Senate race, while Crist, the state’s former governor, is hoping to unseat Rep. David Jolly.

Mayor Rick Kriseman will welcome Buffett and the candidates. The event is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. at Albert Whitted Park in downtown St. Petersburg. The event is free and open to the public.

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