Win A Trip to Grand Opening of Buffett’s Hawaii Restaurant

November 12th, 2008

Jimmy Buffett’s Landshark Lager is giving away a trip for two to the grand opening of Jimmy Buffett’s At The Beachcomber in Honolulu, Hawaii, where Jimmy will play a private show!

Winners will receive airfare for two, four night at the Ohana Waikki Beachcomber Hotel, and tickets to the private Buffett concert. Exact date of the show is not yet known, but it is expected to be in February, March, or April 2009. You may enter once a week… See the official rules here. Sweepstakes ends January 31st, 2009.

Click here to enter!

(hat tip to mcloughl for passing this along!)

Update – Several readers have pointed out that California residents are ineligible. No word on why Landshark is excluding Californians.

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2008 Year Of Still Here Tour Ends in Las Vegas

October 26th, 2008

The 2008 Year Of Still Here Tour came to an end Saturday night with the second of two shows from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The set list was largely unchanged from other recent shows, but Buffett did debut a cover of Tom Petty’s “Wildflowers.” It was the first known time that Jimmy has performed this song live.

View the entire set list here.

Did you attend the show? Post your comments on our forum.

Jimmy will play a special show for the opening of the newest Margaritaville Cafe at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, CT on November 8th. Ticket information here.

There are also a few rumors swirling around out there about possible shows in February in Hawaii and Tahiti. The latter is typically mentioned every year and never comes to fruition.

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Jimmy Buffett’s At The Beachcomber to Open Early 2009

October 24th, 2008

BuffettWorld reported back in February that Jimmy Buffett plans to open Jimmy Buffett’s At The Beachcomber at the Ohana Waikiki Beachcomber in Waikiki, Hawaii. The original plan was to open by the end of the year, but now the opening date is slated for early 2009:

It’s taking $15 million to build out 22,000 square feet for the new 400-seat Jimmy Buffett’s at the Beachcomber. And it will be every bit an adventure in paradise.

Simulated sunsets and rolling surf. The Hot Spot Bar where action will surely be volcanic. Ocean Waves Dining Booths for the North Shore vibe. You’ll enjoy music from up-and-coming local talent and food that’s not too complicated but full of flavor: fresh seafood, juicy burgers and casual island favorites. Cocktails will find tropical inspiration, too, with boat drinks, ice-cold brews and of course, signature margaritas.

Jimmy Buffett’s at the Beachcomber opens in early 2009.

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Buffett To Open New Restaurant In Waikiki, Hawaii

February 22nd, 2008

Jimmy Buffett, along with Outrigger Enterprises Group, have unveiled plans for a new restaurant in Waikiki, Hawaii. Construction will begin soon on “Jimmy Buffett’s At The Beachcomber,” with completion scheduled for the end of this year.

OHANA Waikiki Beachcomber’s $21 million revitalization momentum continues with Jimmy Buffett’s at the Beachcomber and is slated to open in late 2008. Construction of the $15 million project will start soon. The venue will occupy more than 22,000 square feet with customer seating of 400.

“Our partnership with Jimmy Buffett has made it possible to bring this unique new concept to Waikiki,” said Dean Nakasone, general manager of OHANA Waikiki Beachcomber. “Guests staying at the newly transformed OHANA Waikiki Beachcomber will get to enjoy Jimmy’s island-style magic, making their stayhere even more special.”

Jimmy Buffett’s at the Beachcomber will occupy a prominent location on Kalakaua Avenue above Macy’s in the OHANA Waikiki Beachcomber hotel’s lobby level. The restaurant is a festive celebration of Jimmy’s adventurous lifestyle and the natural wonders of Hawaii. Guests will be able to choose to dine or enjoy their favorite beverage in open air lanais or within one of theextraordinary island atmospheres created throughout the facility.

“From the first time I rode a wave at Canoes on Waikiki I began to figure out how I could get back to Hawaii on a more regular basis to that One Particular Harbour,” said Jimmy Buffett. “I’m not the first nor will I be the last traveler to do so, but now with the partnership of the great folks at Outrigger Hotels, I have realized my dream and we will soon be open in Waikiki. I have had a long love affair with Hawaii and her people. Mark Twain called these ‘the loveliest fleet of islands anchored in any ocean’ and I couldn’t agree more. I have written many stories and songs inspired by my time in Hawaii and can’t wait to see what the future holds in the land that is so far but yet so near. Mahalo.”

Learn more about Buffett’s business empire here.

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Buffett plays show in Honolulu, Hawaii

October 4th, 2007

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band continued the 2007 Bama Breeze tour with a show from the Waikiki Shell in Honolulu, Hawaii on Thursday night.

The set list included some rare songs like “Cowboy In The Jungle,” “The Tiki Bar Is Open,” “Dukes On Sunday,” and “Back to the Island.”

View the entire set list along with Bamafan’s show notes here. Thanks to bluemountainbear for passing it along.

Did you attend the show? Post your experience and comments on our Discussion Board.

The tour continues October 18th with a special show from The Fillmore in San Francisco, California.

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