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‘Life on the Flip Side’ Now Available on Vinyl

October 14th, 2020


Jimmy Buffett’s new album that was released in May is now available on vinyl in a two-LP set that includes a collectible book with exclusive content like lyrics, special photos from Jimmy’s collection, his stories behind the songs and more.

Get the vinyl now at Amazon.


Tagged in Albums

Buffett Plays Surprise Show for Naval Academy Sailing Team

October 12th, 2020


Jimmy Buffett surprised the US Naval Academy sailing team with an impromptu concert from his boat to theirs on Friday.

The U.S. Naval Academy sailing team got quite the surprise Friday afternoon!

Singer Jimmy Buffett stopped by the team’s practice for an impromptu mini-concert!

Navy Sailing posted on Facebook Friday:

“Fins to the left, fins to the right! Guess who popped in for practice this week!? Huge thanks to Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefers for an impromptu mini-concert as we started practice. #GONAVY #BeatArmy.”

Jimmy has been in the Annapolis, Maryland area for at least a few days now. He recorded a couple of videos at the Thomas Point Shoal Light that will be released in the future. Read more here.


Tagged in Sailing, Special Appearances

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