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Florida Shows Postponed ’til 2021

October 8th, 2020


The lone tour dates remaining on Jimmy Buffett’s 2020 schedule have been postponed until 2021. As of now, the next Buffett show scheduled is in April 2021.

The following shows set for December 2020 now have these new dates:

Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena – December 4, 2021
Jacksonville, FL – VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena – December 7, 2021
Orlando, FL – Amway Center – December 11, 2021

Fans with tickets to the rescheduled dates are encouraged to hold on to their tickets, as they will be honored at the rescheduled dates in 2021.

If you are a ticket holder and cannot make the new date, you will be contacted directly via email with refund options for your show. For more details, please visit www.livenation.com/refund.

View the 2021 Slack Tide Tour schedule as it currently stands here.


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Buffett’s Past Concerts Available to Stream on Nugs.net

October 2nd, 2020


From early internet broadcasts to Radio Margaritaville to his Cabin Fever Tour this year, Jimmy Buffett has always looked for new ways to make music accessible to fans at home. Over the years there have been many requests for classic shows on demand – both audio and video.

That’s why Jimmy is excited to partner with nugs.net to bring these concert experiences to you – listen or watch on demand, download music, or order a CD. You’ll find a growing collection of full show audio and video from Jimmy’s archives.

Access the initial five concerts now, along with the full nugs.net streaming catalog from your favorite artists. And stay tuned – another five shows will be released every Thursday in October!

Try out Nugs.net free for 30 days.


Tagged in Concerts, Downloads

Final Cheeseburger in Paradise Closes

October 1st, 2020


The lone operating Cheeseburger in Paradise restaurant in Secaucus, New Jersey has closed its doors. The restaurant chain, founded by Jimmy Buffett and OSI Partners in 2002, reached a peak in 2006 with 38 locations in 17 states.

The first Cheeseburger in Paradise opened 2002 in Indianapolis. It was co-owned by Jimmy Buffett, whose famous song inspired the restaurant, and OSI Restaurant Partners (now Bloomin’ Brands). In 2009, Cheeseburger in Paradise was taken over by Paradise Restaurant Group, LLC.

In 2012, Luby’s purchased the brand for $11 million; there were 23 locations across 14 states. Even then, the brand faced financial issues. Lisa Lee, vice president of brand and marketing strategy for Luby’s Fuddruckers Restaurants, told the North Jersey Record at the time that Cheeseburger in Paradise was “already challenged when we purchased it in 2012 and continued to face headwinds since. We had to make a tough decision to close underperforming locations.”

At peak in 2006, the concept spread to 38 units across 17 states.

By August 2015, there were eight Cheeseburger in Paradise units. By July 2018, there were three locations remaining. An Indianapolis store closed in August of that year and an Omaha, Nebraska, unit shuttered in October. During Luby’s Q1 2019 earnings call, CEO Chris Pappas referred to the last Cheeseburger in Paradise as profitable and said it wasn’t dragging on the P&L. Since then, Luby’s has continued to face worsening sales and the global pandemic only made matters worse.


Tagged in Business Empire

Buffett and McAnally Inducted into Mississippi Songwriters Hall of Fame

September 21st, 2020


Jimmy Buffett and longtime Coral Reefer Band member Mac McAnally have both been inducted into the Mississippi Songwriters Hall of Fame:

Some of the best musicians were supposed to gather this week in Ocean Springs. But, like so many other things, the 2020 Mississippi Songwriter’s Festival was canceled due to COVID-19.

The cancellation didn’t stop the Hall of Fame ceremony though; it went on virtually on Thursday night.

Pascagoula Mayor Steve Demetropoulos, welcomed the city’s famous musician into the esteemed club, Jimmy Buffett.

“It’s been said that Mississippi is the birth place of America’s music, well Jimmy Buffett is America’s music.” said Demetropoulos.

Before performing on some of the world’s biggest stages, Jimmy Buffett called Pascagoula home. In a recorded message, Buffett reflected on how the Mississippi Coast shaped his iconic music career.

“It’s a long way from the Pascagoula run and my early days growing up in Mississippi certainly had an impact on the way I wrote songs and what I wrote about,” said Buffet. “So, thank you Mississippi for that.”

Read the full story here.


Tagged in Coral Reefers, Personal/Family

Delaney Buffett on the Margaritaville Podcast

September 5th, 2020


Have you been keeping up with the ‘Songs You Don’t Know By Heart’ series of videos where Jimmy Buffett performs some of his rarely heard songs?

The series is being directed by Buffett’s daughter Delaney. She talks about the creation of this series on the latest Margaritaville Podcast.

So far Buffett has performed the following songs for the series:

“Captain and the Kid“
“Something So Feminine About a Mandolin”
“Peanut Butter Conspiracy“
“Death of an Unpopular Poet”
“Twelve Volt Man”
“The Night I Painted the Sky”

Watch these videos at Margaritaville.tv

You can listen to Delaney on the podcast here or search for the Margaritaville Podcast wherever you get your podcasts.


Tagged in Podcasts, Videos