Montana Courting Buffett for Next Year

June 11th, 2009

A non-profit group in Montana is trying to bring Jimmy Buffett to Red Lodge near Yellowstone for a benefit concert next year:

A non-profit group for kid’s health is looking to bring Mr. Margaritaville himself to the Yellowstone Valley for a benefit concert.

Youth Dynamic has a major promoter that is working with Jimmy Buffett’s booking agent to secure a contract for a July 2010 concert in Red Lodge. They have raised $500,000 dollars for a down payment.

Organizers said they should know by the end of July if the concert will happen and tickets will go on sale shortly thereafter. Buffett has not performed in Montana since the ’70’s.


The concert would be held at a private ranch outside of Red Lodge. Youth Dynamics hopes to raise $1-million from the Buffett concert to support uninsured children with mental illness. Organizers say they do have a plan B in order should the Buffett contract not come through.

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’09 Tour Kicks Off Tonight In Atlanta

April 16th, 2009

It’s the official start of summer: Jimmy Buffett’s 2009 Summerzcool Tour kicks off tonight with a show from the Lakewood Amphitheater in Atlanta, Georgia.

You can listen to the show live on Radio Margaritaville on Sirius 31 / XM 55 or on the web for free at radiomargaritaville.com. The pre-show begins at 7 pm eastern time and Jimmy will take the stage shortly after 8.

As in years past we’ll have a live chat on our discussion board for each show. Check it out here.

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

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2009 Summerzcool Tour Kicks Off This Week

April 12th, 2009

The long, cold winter has ended and it’s finally that time of year: the start of Jimmy Buffett’s 2009 Summerzcool Tour!

This year Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band will kick things off Thursday at the Lakewood Amphitheater in Atlanta (buy tickets now). There will be four other dates in April (Dallas, Charlotte, Raleigh, and Tampa), and then Buffett will break until mid-May.

View all tour dates here and get tickets here!

As in years past, all shows will be broadcast live on Radio Margaritaville on the web or on Sirius 31/XM 55. And be sure to join us for live chats during the shows on our discussion board.

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Jimmy Calls In To Radio Margaritaville

April 8th, 2009

Jimmy Buffett called Radio Margaritaville tonight and talked with Steve Huntington about the upcoming tour and a new album that is in the works:

From Jollymon345 on our forum:

Around 6pm tonight Jimmy was driving up 95 thru Georgia on his way to rehearsal for the upcoming tour and call into RM. He said they have finished 6 new songs that they will debut during the tour and are working on a few more songs. He also said the band has been in the studio in the islands (guessing Shrimpboat) and are working on a new album that will come out after the tour. He was on his way to Charleston where they will be rehearsing for the summer tour.

Tagged in Albums, Radio Margaritaville, Tour Dates

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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