Summerzcool Back In Session Tonight

April 25th, 2009

Jimmy Buffett’s 2009 Summerzcool Tour continues tonight with a show from the Ford Amphitheater in Tampa, Florida.

The show will start shortly after 8 pm ET and you can listen live on Radio Margaritaville on Sirius 31 / XM 55 or on the web for free at radiomargaritaville.com. Be sure to tune in at 7 pm ET for the pre-show.

You can follow along with the set list and chat with other parrotheads during the show on our discussion board. We’ll also be on Twitter during the show, so follow us now!

Grab tickets for this show or for another upcoming show here!

Tagged in Touring

Barack & Buffett: Jimmy To Play At Obama Rally In Tampa

October 27th, 2008

We’ve been waiting for this here at BuffettWorld, and it was reported today that Jimmy Buffett will headline a Barack Obama rally on Sunday, November 2nd at the Ford Amphitheater in Tampa, Florida. Buffett is a democrat and has performed at fundraisers and rallies for democratic candidates in the past, often in Florida. ABC Action News has the story:

ABC Action News.com has learned Barack Obama is planning a last minute visit to Tampa, days before the Presidential election. Obama is expected to appear with superstar musician Jimmy Buffett.

It is another sign of Tampa Bay’s importance to the Presidential race. Obama’s scheduled visit comes just two days before election day.

A Tampa spokeswoman for the Obama campaign said she has not been informed of the visit. However, according to an email obtained by abcactionnews.com, employees at the Ford Amphitheatre have been told to prepare for the visit this coming Sunday, November 2nd.

From the original e-mail:

“Hello every one I just wanted to give you a heads up their (sic) has been a new event added to the schedule at the Ampitheater, It will be on November 2nd It is the Brock (sic) Obama rally with Jimmy buffett (sic) performing not sure of all the details just yet. But we wanted to get an e-mail out to start recruiting employees, Thier (sic) is (sic) over 15,000 tickets reserved and expecting another 5,000- 7,000.”

Tagged in Politics, Special Appearances

Bama Breeze Tour comes to an end in Tampa

November 3rd, 2007

The 2007 Bama Breeze Tour came to an end on Saturday night with Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band playing the second of two shows from the Ford Amphitheatre in Tampa, Florida.

View the set list from the show here.

Did you attend the show? Post your experience and comments on our Discussion Board. Got pictures? Upload them to our Photo Gallery.

Check back often for announcements of special shows and tour dates for 2008.

Tagged in Concerts, Touring

Buffett rocks Tampa for the first of two shows

November 1st, 2007

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band played the first of two shows from the Ford Amphitheatre in Tampa, Florida on Thursday night. Florida Governor Charlie Crist introduced Buffett to the 20,000 fans, saying, “He has Florida in his heart and he loves her like I do.”

Buffett and Crist met privately before the show to discuss their concerns over the protection of Manatees. “He said, ‘I just want to thank you for what you did for the manatees,'” Crist said. “And I said, ‘No, thank you. Thank you for doing so much for our state and looking out for our wildlife and our natural estuaries and caring so much about Florida.'” Read more here.

Though there weren’t too many rare songs in the set list, Buffett rounded out the show with a great acoustic rendition of “Trying To Reason With Hurricane Season,” played live for the first time since December 5, 2003 in Key West.

View the entire set list along with Bamafan’s show review here.

Did you attend the show? Post your experience and comments on our Discussion Board. Got pictures? Upload them to our Photo Gallery.

The tour continues Saturday, November 3rd with the second of two shows fromTampa, Florida.

Tagged in Concerts, Touring

Local band to open for Jimmy in Tampa

October 30th, 2007

Tampa Bay favorite De Lei’d Parrots will open for Jimmy Buffett at the Ford Amphitheater for this week’s two shows on November 1st and 3rd according to Tampa Bay Newspapers.

De Lei’d Parrots are Connie Church, steel drum, percussion and vocals; Paul Anthony, guitar and vocals; Tim Miller, keyboards and vocals; Greg Seitz, bass guitar and vocals; and Huey Carter, drums and vocals.

The band will be performing on Stage B at the Ford Amphitheatre on Nov. 1 and 3.

Read the entire article here.

Tagged in Concerts, Touring