Rock Band Tailgate Competition

News Center 11 (WTOD in Meridan MS) has an article on the Rock Band tailgate competition that begins with the Atlanta show: “Buffett, Peavey Team for Tailgate Fun.

The second part of Jimmy Buffett’s tour kicks off in Atlanta June 5. The singer has called on Meridian’s Peavey Electronics to add a little excitement to it.

Peavey makes the game controllers for the popular electronic guitar games and Buffett asked the company to make one for ‘Rock Band’, a game that features several of his songs.

Instead of a standard game controller, Buffett wanted this one to be on a golf cart.

“I’m going to look forward to seeing his face when he sees it in Atlanta Thursday. We’ve had a ball doing it and it pretty much speaks for himself,” said company founder Hartley Peavey.

“Jimmy’s Sharkart”, as it will be called, will be on hand before the concert, as fans tailgate. They’ll get a shot at a high score, and a chance to meet Buffett.

Margaritaville.com has more information and a picture of the SharkArt cart: “Rock Band in Paradise…coming to a tailgate near you!

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Glendale Grand Opening Concert for Arizona Residents April 9

From Margaritaville.com: Glendale is celebrating their Grand Opening with nothing less than an intimate concert for Arizona residents by none other than Jimmy Buffett himself! Tickets will be offered for this exclusive show through daily drawings from entries received at Margaritaville Glendale and online. 280 pairs of tickets will be given away between April 1st and April 8th, and only one entry per person per day is allowed. Read the rules, and if you’re an Arizona resident, enter now for your chance to win!

From the Arizona Republic: "Jimmy Buffett to perform free show in Glendale"

Singer-author Jimmy Buffett will perform a free show April 9 in Glendale for the grand opening of the 12th Margaritaville restaurant. Although the private concert is free, tickets are required for entry. Fans can win pairs of tickets through various Valley media outlets or by visiting Margaritaville, in Westgate City Center, starting today. Winners of tickets will be chosen nightly at the restaurant.

From sundevil03: The raffle at the Margaritaville Cafe runs from April 1st to April 8th. Each day 30 winners will be drawn. The cafe will close at 2:00 pm on the day of the show and the parking lot opens at noon for tailgating. No general public will be allowed at the show (must have a ticket).

Update: From Westgate City Center – This concert is a free, ticketed event. For this exclusive, intimate concert, Jimmy will be joined by longtime friend and Coral Reefer guitarist Mac McAnally. Tickets may not be purchased but can be won through the following media outlets beginning Tuesday, April 1st: Margaritaville.com, New Times, KNIX 102.5, MIX 96.9, KEZ 99.9, KFYI 550, XTRA 910, 944 Magazine, and Radio Margaritaville

WHEN: APRIL 9, 2008 (4 PM Gates open, 5:30 PM Jimmy Buffett performs)

WHERE: WaterDance Plaza in front of Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville @ Westgate City Center