Buffett Plays Glendale Margaritaville

April 10th, 2008

Arizonians were treated to a special performance on Wednesday night at the Margaritaville Cafe in Glendale, Arizona. Jimmy Buffett and Coral Reefer Band member Mac McAnally played an afternoon acoustic show to celebrate the opening of the restaurant.

Buffett mentioned during the show that they would end the 2008 tour in Hawaii.

The set list was largely “Songs You Know By Heart”, but a great acoustic version of “Stories We Could Tell” finished off the night. View the entire set list here and Bamafan’s show review here.

Did you attend the show? Share your thoughts on our Discussion Board or post your photos in our Photo Gallery.

Update – The Arizona Republic has a story on the show: “Buffett opens ‘Margaritaville’ to cheering crowd”. The article includes a great slideshow of pictures from the show.

The 2008 tour kicks off Monday, April 21st with a show from Houston, Texas.

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More Info On Glendale Margaritaville Show

April 1st, 2008

The East Valley Tribune has some more info on the April 9th concert at the Glendale, Arizona Margaritaville Cafe:

While the show is free, fans will need a ticket to get into the gig, and pairs of tickets can be won beginning Tuesday, April 1, through these media outlets: Margaritaville.com , New Times , KNIX 102.5, MIX 96.9, KEZ 99.9, KFYI 550, XTRA 910, 944 Magazine and Radio Margaritaville. Tickets can also be won at the Glendale Margaritaville location, as the restaurant will be drawing to give away 60 tickets daily.

Doors for he Glendale show open at 4:30 and Buffett, who will be accompanied by longtime backing guitarist Mac MacAnally, play at 5:30.

Read the entire article here.

Update – Radio Margaritaville will broadcast the show live! Join Miles Hampton for the pre-show from 6pm – 9pm eastern time. Jimmy will then take the stage for an intimate, free concert.

Radio Margaritaville will be giving away tickets on the air: Tickets are available free by phoning Radio Margaritaville on Thursday April 3, 2008 after specific announcements to call in are made during the Noon, 2pm, 5pm, 7pm and 10pm Eastern hours. The toll free line to call is 1-866-557-2776. The first ten callers who respond and can be verified will win a pair of tickets.

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Buffett To Play Glendale Margaritaville April 9th

March 31st, 2008

As we reported two weeks ago, Jimmy Buffett will play a free show at his new Margaritaville Cafe in Glendale, Arizona. The date is now set: Wednesday, April 9th, according to AZCentral.com.

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. Winners of tickets will be chosen nightly at the restaurant.

The Glendale Margaritaville opened in November. Just last month, Buffett opened another Margaritaville in Panama City, Florida.

UpdateMargaritaville.com has more:

Glendale is celebrating their Grand Opening with 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. Five pairs of tickets will be given away online every day 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!

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