|The Timeline highlights any important events and accomplishments that have happened during Jimmy Buffett’s lifetime. Please send any additions or corrections to firstname.lastname@example.org
- January 2000: Margaritaville Tequila is released in California
- April 13, 2000: Jimmy buys another plane, a 1982 Dassault-Breguet Falcon 50 N502JB
- May 1, 2000: Jimmy signs an agreement to purchase two Krispy-Kreme doughnut shops that will be built in Palm Beach County Florida
- May 5, 2000: Jimmy does a duet with Lyle Lovett on the song “If I Had a Boat” at the New Orleans Jazz Fest
- May 5, 2000: Club Trini Late Night CD release party at the Margaritaville New Orleans
- May 13, 2000: One of the original Coral Reefers Greg “Fingers” Taylor announces he quits the band
- June 8, 2000: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays Tour kicks off with a show in Camden NJ
- June / July 2000: Clint Black performs at several hows
- June 13, 2000: “Tales from Margaritavision” Video collection is released
- July 4, 2000: Jimmy spends the Fourth onboard the aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (along with Bill Clinton and others) at the OpSail 2000 festivities in New York Harbor
- July 31, 2000: Southampton College “All for the Sea” benefit show
- August 25, 2000: Jimmy performs at Clinton’s 54th Birthday party
- Sept 14, 2000: Jimmy performs at Democratic Fundraiser for Presidential candidate Al Gore
- Sept 25, 2000: Jimmy performs at a Fundrasiser for Presidential candidate Al Gore in Coral Gables, Florida (Miami)
- October 6, 2000: Jimmy announces his plans not to tour during the Summer of 2001.
- October 2000: Outback Steakhouse purchases the naming rights for a chain of Cheeseburger in Paradise restaurants from Jimmy for $1,000,000.
- Nov 1-2, 2000: Jimmy campaigns and performs at various rallies for Senate candidate Bill Nelson and Presidental Candidate Al Gore in Florida.
- Nov 4, 2000: East Hampton Benefit show for the Montessori School
- Nov 15, 2000: Jimmy was a guest lecturer at Livingston Taylor’s class at Berklee College of Music in Boston
- Nov 18, 2000: Jimmy attends the wedding of Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones
- Feb 4, 2001: Jimmy was asked by a referee to move from his seat during a game between the Miami Heat and the NY Knicks because of shouting profanity
- Feb 20, 2001: Jimmy pays tribute to Dale Earnhardt during a show in Charlotte NC. He dedicates the song “Take Another Road” to #3.
- April 2001 to August 2001: Jimmy’s musical “Don’t Stop the Carnival” has a run at the Atlantis Hotel in the Bahamas (Paradise Island)
- May 18, 2001: Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville in Orlando sets the Guinness World Record for the largest cocktail, the margarita that measured 7,039 gallons. It was part of a promotion for the World’s Largest Margarita.
- May 22nd to June 6th 2001: First leg of the “2001: A Beach Odyssey” tour. Jimmy takes the summer off and continues the second leg of the tour on August 27th.
- July 20, 2001: Jimmy performs on The Today Show
- Oct 13, 2001: East Hampton Benefit show for the Montessori School (3rd Annual Harvest Moon benefit show)
- Nov 16, 2001: Benefit show at Madison Square Garden for the victims of Sept 11th
- February 2002: Ocho Rios Margaritaville opens in Jamaica
- March 19, 2002: Jimmy’s new studio album “Far Side of the World” is released. It was originally scheduled to come out on Oct 23, 2001, but was delay because of the art work selected for the cover.
- May 23, 2002: Jimmy Buffett appears on the Tonight Show and sings “Far Side of the World“
- August 7, 2002: Jimmy peforms with Jerry Jeff Walker at the Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett, NY
- August 9, 2002: Cancun Margaritaville opens in Mexico
- August 12, 2002: Jimmy and his son Cameron sail aboard the Coast Guard schooner Barque Eagle
- August 22, 2002: The first Cheeseburger in Paradise restaurant opens in Indianapolis. Jimmy performed a private show at the restaurant on August 19th
- October 8, 2002: Jimmy performs at the “Music to My Ears” benefit show for Timothy White at Madison Square Garden NYC. Other artist who played at the benefit include James Taylor, John Mellencamp, Don Henley, Sheryl Crow, and Sting.
- October 31, 2002: Jimmy makes a surpise appearance on Halloween night at Margaritaville in Key West during MOTM.
- November 1, 2002: Jimmy makes a surprise appearance at the Margaritaville Street Festival & Block Party during Meetings of the Minds.
- November 2, 2002: Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band performed at a benefit show for Miami Heat star Alonzo Mourning’s underprivileged Children’s program at Nikki’s Beach Club in Miami.
- November 4, 2002: Jimmy performs at several campaign rallies for democrate Senator nominee Bill McBride in Florida.
- December 6, 2002: Jimmy Buffett entertains the troops at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba
- January 16, 2003: Martin Guitar announces the release of two new Jimmy Buffett signature guitars
- January 8-10, 2003: Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band record some tracks for a new album at Shrimpboat Sounds in Key West. The 2 CD collection will feature previously released material, new recordings of old favorites, and two cover songs.
- March 2, 2003: Margaritaville Shrimp is now available at participating retailers.
- April 15, 2003: A new 2 CD greatest hits collection, “Meet Me in Margaritaville: the Ultimate Collection“, is released. It reaches number 9 on the Billboard’s Album chart in it’s first week.
- April 15, 2003: The Tiki Time Tour kicks off in Houston Texas.
- April 28, 2003: Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band performed “Knees of My Heart” on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
- May 1, 2003: Jimmy’s father James Delaney Buffett Jr passed away at age 83, several years after being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.
- May 20, 2003: “Meet Me in Margaritaville” was certified Platinum by the RIAA (sales exceeding 1,000,000 units).
- June 3, 2003: Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett’s duet “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” gets its first airplay on country radio stations. It was recorded at Shrimpboat Sounds Studios in Key West in May 2003.
- July 11, 2003: Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band perform on the Today Show’s Summer Concert Series.
- July 13, 2003: Jimmy Buffett performs at the All for the Sea Benefit Show in Southhampton NY.
- August 1, 2003: Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett’s duet “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” reaches number 1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles Chart (week ending 8/9/03) and number 1 on Radio and Records Country Chart (week ending 8/1/03). This marks Jimmy’s first number one song that he appears on.
- September 25, 2003: Jimmy Buffett’s mother Mary Loraine (Peets) Buffett passed away.
- September 30, 2003: Two live concert downloads , “Live in Seattle” and “Live in Las Vegas”, are released on Itunes.com.
- October 7, 2003: Jimmy sings “Take me out to the Ballgame” during the 7th inning streach of the Cubs / Marlins NLCS game.
- October 28, 2003: Two live concert CDs, , “Live in Seattle” and “Live in Las Vegas“, are released to retail outlets.
- November 11, 2003: Jimmy performs at the opening of the new Cheeseburger in Paradise Restaurant in Downers Grove IL.
- November 5, 2003: Jimmy Buffett and Alan Jackson win the CMA Award for Vocal Event of the Year. The two perform their duet “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” to open the CMA Awards show.
- November 11, 2003: Jimmy Buffett’s MiniMatinee DVD is released.
- December 4, 2003: Jimmy Buffett and Alan Jackson receive a Grammy nomination for Best Country song for “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere“. This is Buffett’s first Grammy nomination.
- December 2003: Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer band record some tracks for the new album “Conchy Tonk” at the Shrimpboat Sounds studio in Key West with some of country music’s biggest musicians. The album was later renamed and called “License to Chill”
- January 22, 2004: Jimmy performs at the Grand Opening party for the Las Vegas Margaritaville.
- February 8, 2004: “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” wins a grammy for Best Country Collaboration With Vocals, and Best Country Song (song writer)
- February 13, 2004: Jimmy appears on The Today Show “Where in the World is Matt Lauer Segment” from Necker Island.
- May 15, 2004: Jimmy performs at the Grand Opening for the Omaha “Cheeseburger in Paradise“
- May 26, 2004: Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett win awards for “Single of the year” and “Vocal event of the year” for “Its Five O’Clock Somewhere” at the Academy of Country Music Awards.
- May 29, 2004: Jimmy Buffett performs with Alan Jackson and George Strait (three bill show) at Texas Stadium in Dallas Texas.
- June 25, 2004: Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band perform on the Today Show’s Summer Concert Series.
- July 2004: A new Margaritaville restaurant opens in Myrtle Beach, SC.
- July 13 2004: Jimmy Buffett’s new studio album “License to Chill” is released and debuts at number 1 on the best selling albums chart. This is Jimmy’s first number 1 album. The songs “Hey Good Lookin” and “Trip Around the Sun” are released as a singles.
- August 21, 2004: Jimmy peforms at a fund-raiser for Presidential nominee John Kerry in East Hampton NY.
- September 10 and 12, 2004: Jimmy performs 2 shows at Fenway Park in Boston (and the Red Sox go on to win the World Series).
- October 6, 2004: Jimmy appears on “60 Minutes” Wednesday.
- October 14, 2004: The video for the song “Hey Good Looking” goes to number 1 on CMT. Buffett also releases a video for the song “A Trip Around the Sun” with Martina McBride.
- November 1, 2004: Jimmy made an appearance and performed to support Betty Castor in the Florida election for Senator.
- November 4, 2004: Jimmy performed at Meeting of the Minds convention in Key West.
- November 8, 2004: The Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett duet, “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere“, wins ASCAP song of the year.
- November 23, 2004: Jimmy and the Coral Reefer put on a special Hurricane Relief Benefit show in Orlando.
- November 30, 2004: Jimmy Buffett’s new novel “A Salty Piece of Land” is released.
- November 30, 2004: Jimmy appears on “The Today Show” to promote his new book. He performed the songs “A Salty Piece of Land” and “Christmas In The Caribbean”.
- December 2, 2004: Jimmy appears on “Regis & Kelly” to promote his new book.
- December 8, 2004: Jimmy does a special show called “A Coastal Confession” in New Orleans in which he reads excerpts from his new book and performs a set with some band members.
- January 10, 2005 – Jimmy appears on the Ellen Degeneres and performs the song “Margaritaville”
- February 3, 2005 – The video for “Trip Around the Sun”, a collaboration with Martina McBride, comes in number 1 on CMT’s Top 20 Countdown
- March 22, 2005 – “Live in Hawaii” CD Released
- May 2004 – Radio Margaritaville debuts on Sirius Radio
- July 11, 2005 – Jimmy began filming the movie “Hoot”. He co-produced the movie and recorded the soundtrack.
- September 4 & 5, 2005 – Plays Two Shows at Wrigley Field in Chicago
- September 20, 2005 – Performs at the Hurricane Katrina Relief Show in NYC
- October 20, 2005 – Does a show at the historic Fillmore in San Francisco
- November 15, 2005 – “Live at Fenway Park” CD/DVD is Released
- December 21, 2005 – Freddie & The Fishsticks return to Aspen
- April 18, 2006 – The Hoot Soundtrack is released
- May 1, 2006 – Jimmy appears on the Today Show to promote the movie “Hoot”
- May 5, 2006 – Jimmy appears on Live with Regis and Kelly to promote the movie “Hoot”
- May 5, 2006 – The movie “Hoot” is released to theaters. Jimmy has a role in the movie as Mr Ryan a marine science teacher. He produced the movie and created the soundtrack for the film.
- May 26, 2006 – Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band perform on the Today Show’s Summer Concert Series.
- June 8, 2006 – Greg “Fingers” Taylor joins Jimmy on stage in Cincinnati and plays harmonica on the song “Fins”. It was his first appearance with the band since he resigned in May 2000.
- August 31, 2006 – The video for the song “Bama Breeze” debuts on CMT.
- October 1, 2006 – Jimmy Buffett was detained by French authorities for allegedly having ecstasy in his luggage. Jimmy later explained in was a vitamin supplement called Foltx.
- October 8, 2006 – Jimmy appears on Emeril Live on the Food Network.
- Ocbtober 10, 2006 – A new studio album “Take the Weather With You” is released. It’s his second consecutive #1 debut album on the Billboard Country Chart
- October 12, 2006 – Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band perform “Bama Breeze” and “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” on the Today Show.
- October 22, 2006 – Jimmy Buffett gets inducted into Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame
- November 9, 2006 – Jimmy’s close friend Ed Bradley dies from leukemia. 60 Minutes transcript and video
- December 22, 2006 – Freddie & The Fishsticks perform in Aspen.
- December 25, 2006 – Jimmy Buffett celebrates his 60th birthday!
- January 1, 2007 – Jimmy Buffett showed up at Baz Bar on St Barts at 2:30 am and played a few songs on New Year’s eve!
- January 8, 2007 – Land Shark Lager debuts in Florida. The beer is manufactured by Anhauser Busch under the name Margaritaville Brewing Company.
- January 2007 – Jimmy takes delivery of a new boat called “Groovy” in St Barts (a Tofinou 9.5 m designed by Michel Joubert)
- February 2, 2007 – Jimmy Buffett received a CMT Music Award nomination for the video “Bama Breeze” in the category Wide Open country video of the year.
- February 14, 2007 – Jimmy does the video “Getting the Picture” for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition. An autographed guitar signed by the models and Jimmy is auctioned off for charity.
- March 23 & 24, 2007 – Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band peform in Anguila. On Friday March 23 there was a special acoustic show on the beach, and on Saturday March 24 there was a concert for around 4,000 people. The shows were recorded for release on DVD.
- March 31st, 2007 – Margaritaville Cozumel the largest Margaritaville in Mexico officially opened. It’s the 13th Margaritaville Restaurant Cafe.
- April 3, 2007 – “Live at Texas Stadium” is released. The album contains 15 songs from the May 29th 2004 concert with Alan Jackson, George Strait and Jimmy Buffett at Dallas’ Texas Stadium. The album peaked at #11 on the Billboard Top 200 chart.
- April 21, 2007 – Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band kicked off the 2007 Bama Breeze tour with a show at the Minute Maid Park in Houston, TX.
- May 5, 2007 – Jimmy made a surprise appearance at Berkshire Hathaway’s annual meeting with Warren Buffett. He sing a modified version of Margaritaville with the chorus: “Wasting away in Berkshire Hathaway-a-ville.”
- May 14, 2007 – Jimmy Buffett performed at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 6th Annual Spring Gala. The show also included peformances by the Wynton Marsalis Septet, Lenny Kravitz and Derek Trucks.
- May 15, 2007 – Harrah’s Entertainment and Jimmy Buffett announced a Margaritaville Casino Resort will be built in Biloxi. Construction begins in the Summer of 2007 with a completion date of 2010.
- May 30, 2007 – Jimmy Buffett performed at the Armory in NYC to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project.
- June 8, 2007 – Jimmy Buffett performs at the New Morning Club in Paris France. Marks his first ever show in Paris.
- August 2007 – Construction begins on the Margaritaville Casino in Biloxi.
- August 30, 2007 – Jimmy Buffett received a CMA Award nomintation in the category Musical Event for the song “Hey Good Lookin'” with George Strait and Alan Jackson. He did not end up winning the award.
- August 30, 2007 – Jimmy was inducted into the “Mohegan Sun Walk of Fame”. His name was engraved on a star and placed at the entrance to the arena.
- September 2 & 8, 2007 – Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band perform two sold out shows at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, MA. Over 100,000 fans attended the two shows.
- October 18, 2007 – Jimmy performs at the Fillmore in San Francisco.
- November 6, 2007 – A live CD/DVD combination of the two Anguilla shows is released: “Live in Anguilla“.
- November 16, 2007 – Margaritaville restaurant opens in Glendale AZ (near Phoenix).
- November 2007 – Jimmy’s race horse Pulaski County debuts in New Orleans. The horse is co-owned by several people including Sean Payton and Saints quarterback Drew Brees.
- December 2007 – Buffett plans to relocate his Margaritaville Enterprises LLC headquarters to Crownpointe Commerce Park in Orlando FL.
- January 1, 2008 – Jimmy Buffett perfoms in St Barts on New Year’s Eve
- January 18, 2008 – Jimmy Buffett performed at the Hong Kong Football Club in Hong Kong to benefit the Po Leung Kuk Orphange
- January 28, 2008 – Jimmy and Mac McAnally perform for the troops aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman in the Persian Gulf
- March 5, 2008 – A new Margaritaville Cafe opens in Panama City Beach, FL
- April 9, 2008 – Jimmy performs at the Margaritaville Cafe Grand Opening in Glendale AZ
- April 21, 2008 – The 2008 The Year of Still Here Tour kicks with a show in Houston TX
- May 1, 2008 – Freddy & the Fishsticks perform at the Margaritaville Cafe in New Orleans
- May 13, 2008 – Jimmy Buffett’s releases a new book called “Swine Not?” (a novel pig tale)
- May 13, 2008 – Jimmy appears on The Today Show to promote his new book Swine Not?
- May 13, 2008 – Jimmy appears on Live with Regis & Kelly to promote Swine Not?
- May 21, 2008 – Jimmy appears on Late Show with Letterman to promote Swine Not?
- May 29, 2008 – Coastal Marina and Jimmy Buffett announced a deal to buy Trump Marina Hotel Casino in Atlantic City and convert it into a Margaritaville Casino
- May 30, 2008 – Three Buffett Songs are released for the ROCK BAND Video Game
- June 3, 2008 – “Scenes You Know By Heart” DVD is released by Mailboat Records
- June 2008 – A new Margaritaville Salsa line is announced
- July 2, 2008 – Jimmy performs with Jack Johnson and G Love at Hyde Park in London England. They performed the song “A Pirate Looks at Forty”.
- July 23, 2008 – Harrahs Slows Plans for Biloxi Margaritaville Casino
- August 22, 2008 – Buffett performs at Stephen Talkhouse on Long Island
- August 26, 2008 – Little Feat’s new CD “JOIN THE BAND” is released. Jimmy Buffett is featured on two songs, “Champion of the World” and “Time Loves a Hero” and some other songs include performances by Coral Reefers.
- September 10, 2008 – Jimmy and other honor Herman Wouk as he receives the Lifetime Achievement award from Library of Congress. Jimmy performed a montage of music from the musical “Don’t stop the Carnival”.
- September 19 & 20, 2008 – Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band return to the New Morning Jazz Club in Paris for two show
- September 29, 2008 – Grand opening of the Mohegan Sun Margaritaville in Uncasville, CT
- October 14, 2008 – Nadirah Shakoor releases a new album called “Nod to the Storyteller“. The album features several Buffett songs and Jimmy is featured on two of them.
- October 23, 2008 – Jimmy and Mac McAnally performed a private corporate gig at Charlie’s Cafe at Google Headquarters
- November 1, 2008 – Jimmy’s longtime friend Captain Tony Tarracino passes away at the age of 92.
- November 2, 2008 – Jimmy Buffett performed at the rally for Barack Obama at the Ford Amphitheatre in Tampa FL.
- November 8, 2008 – Jimmy performs at the grand opening of the Mohegan Sun Margaritaville in Uncasville, CT
- November 11, 2008 – As a result of the SIRIUS and XM merger, Radio Margaritaville is now broadcast on XM channel 55.
- November 11, 2008 – Jimmy surfs the Outer Banks in North Carolina
- November 15, 2008 – Jimmy attends the Florida Gator’s game against South Carolina and is invite to the locker room by Florida coach Urban Meyer (a big Buffett fan).