St. Louis Goes Under the Big Top

April 29th, 2010

The circus came to town Thursday night as Jimmy and the Reefers moved the Under The Big Top Tour to the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in St. Louis, Missouri.

Notable additions to the set list this time included “Piece of Work,” “Coconut Telegraph,” and “Bama Breeze.” A medley consisting of “L’Air de la Louisiane” with a verse of “Defying Gravity” in the middle was tonight’s final encore.

View the entire set list here.

Did you attend the show? Share your thoughts on our Discussion Board.

The first leg of the Under The Big Top Tour will conclude Saturday with a show in Nashville, TN. You can still get your tickets now!

Tagged in Concerts, Coral Reefers, Radio Margaritaville, Tour Dates, Touring

Press Conference and Performance Today at Dolphins Stadium

May 8th, 2009

Jimmy Buffett and Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross will hold a press conference today at Dolphins Stadium to announce a new partnership. Buffett has reportedly accepted a business role with the company and the stadium is likely to be renamed Landshark Stadium.

Jimmy will perform a few songs and several high profile sports celebrities will be in attendance.

The event will begin around 10:30 am EDT and will be broadcast on Radio Margaritaville. You might also tune your TV to ESPN or ESPN News as they might be carrying the press conference live.

Update – Watch Jimmy performing live right now at MiamiDolphins.com

Tagged in Business Empire, In The News, Sports

Logo for Landshark Stadium

May 7th, 2009

The Business of Sports blog at SunSentinel.com has a photo of the logo for the soon-to-be-named Landshark Stadium, which will be announced tomorrow at a press conference with Jimmy Buffett and Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross.

Sharp-eyed colleague Ted Hutton, who was covering Thursday’s Marlins-Atlanta Braves game, looked up about an hour after the game ended and saw the Dolphin Stadium scoreboard outfitted with the LandShark Stadium logo. He snapped this photo quickly – when he looked up again, the image was gone. In anticipation of Friday’s press conference in which Jimmy Buffett and Dolphins owner Stephen Ross are to announce a business deal that is to include the branding of the Dolphins’ home as LandShark Stadium for one season, enjoy.

Tagged in Business Empire, Landshark Stadium, Sports

Dolphin Stadium May Be Renamed “Landshark Stadium”

May 1st, 2009

The Miami Herald reports that Dolphins Stadium in Miami will likely complete a naming rights deal with Landshark Lager:

Dolphin Stadium, which has not had a corporate name since 2005, likely will complete a naming rights deal with Landshark Lager, a beer brewed by Anheuser-Busch, the stadium’s president said Friday morning.

The stadium could be renamed Landshark Stadium, though Dolphin Stadium president Bruce Schulze would not confirm the exact likely new name.

”We’ve been in conversations,” Schulze said, declining to comment further.

A second person close to the talks said the sides had discussed a short-term deal, perhaps only for one year or less, but the length remained under discussions. Dolphin Stadium will play host to the Super Bowl next February.

The beer is marketed as part of Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville brand. The Miami Herald reported Wednesday that Dolphins and stadium owner Stephen Ross has discussed opening a Margaritaville themed-area inside Dolphin Stadium, and the naming rights deal would fit within that plan.

Ross reportedly has approached Buffett about becoming a minority owner in the team, but Ross had not reached a deal with any minority partners as of earlier in the week, according to an official close to the owner.

Update – When Buffett was asked about it at Monday’s Hawks-Heat game, he said “You’re going to find out real soon. Real soon. It’s going to be great.”

A press conference to announce the deal could be held next week.

Tagged in Business Empire, In The News, Sports

Buffett Plays Intimate Show on Long Island

September 16th, 2008

Last Friday, Jimmy Buffett and Mac McAnally played an intimate show in front of about 200 people in Montauk, New York. Mark Bialczak of Syracuse.com writes on his blog about his friend’s experience at the show:

We went to dinner at this local restaurant that has been around for ages. There was an unusual flurry of activity and my friends said, ‘Some local band must be playing here tonight.’
“After we ate, we decided to walk outside and sit on bales of hay about 8 feet from the stage. Maybe there were 200 people under the tent… My buddy goes and gets me a beer and it’s ‘Landshark Beer.’ Now, I started to get suspicious.

“I look off to the side of the stage and I see Mac McAnally (from the Coral Reefer Band) with Kunkel, and Jimmy Buffett is standing right behind them. Buffett walks out on stage and plays for 2+ hours with no set list, just taking requests from the crowd. After the show there was a flurry of activity and I found myself face-to-face with the king of the Parrotheads for about a 5-minute chat.

“I told him that I was the idiot yelling out ‘Jimmy Dreams’ during the show . … He goes, ‘Man, that’s one of my favorite songs, and I was ready to play it, but I couldn’t remember the words.’ I told him that I asked my son to make sure they play it at my funeral and he said, ‘Wow, I hope they play it at mine too.’

Johnson e-mailed again to add that his good friend, former NHL player Pat LaFontaine, was part of his group of friends who smuggled him to Montauk.

“Pat thanked Buffett for playing the ‘hockey song’ (‘Boat Drinks’). Jimmy told him the story about how it was written in Boston after a particularly squirrely night with former Bruins star – Derek Sanderson. Buffett called Sanderson ‘a great wingman.’

“Pat invited Jimmy to come and skate with us some time on Pat’s backyard rink and Jimmy said, ‘Hell no, but I’d love to show you how to surf.’ Very cool.”

Read the entire blog entry here.

Tagged in Concerts, Personal/Family