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Trop Rock Happenings
Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band perform tonight at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN. Listen to the show on Radio Margaritaville / SiriusXM 24 starting at 9:00 PM ET. The Radio Margaritaville’s Pre-Concert Broadcast Starts 8:30 PM ET. Follow along with the Set List and help us out.
Article source: http://www.buffettnews.com/2013/04/27/13523/
Mailboat Records #1 reggae artist Mishka recently released “Ocean is my Potion” EP featuring Jimmy Buffett. Mishka has a few upcoming tour dates mirroring Jimmy’s tour (playing the night before his show).
Friday, April 26 – 9:00 PM
Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Nashville (indoor)
Saturday, April 27
Street Party / Main Stage
3pm show (60 min set)
Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Nashville (outdoor)
Monday, April 29 – Mishka Acoustic
Terminal West, 887 West Marietta, Studio C, Atlanta, GA
Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm $10 /18+
Wednesday, May 1 – Mishka Acoustic
Bourbon Girl, 212 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701
9:00 PM – Midnight Free / 21+
Friday, May 3 – Mishka – Acoustic
Lemon Bar, Frisco, TX 75033
Show: 8:30 – 11:30 $5 / 21+
Article source: http://www.buffettnews.com/2013/04/25/13521/
From Margaritaville.com: Atlanta concert to be livestreamed in select cities
On April 30th, TouchTunes will stream Jimmy Buffett’s ‘Songs from St. Somewhere’ concert LIVE from Aaron’s Amphitheater in Atlanta to select bars in Chicago, Philadelphia, New York and Florida! Get more information and a list of locations here.
Article source: http://www.buffettnews.com/2013/04/25/13519/
From the Chicago Tribune: “Jimmy Buffet catches ‘Big Fish’ in Chicago”
One of the producers of the musical “Big Fish” is none other than Mr. Fins himself, singer Jimmy Buffett. And he’s catching the show tonight (Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.) at the Oriental Theatre in the Loop, where it’s having its pre-Broadway premiere production.
Buffett will be sitting in the audience with fellow producer Frank Marshall, the Hollywood producer, according to a show representative, and then head backstage after the curtain.
Article source: http://www.buffettnews.com/2013/04/25/13517/
Look for an announcement soon for two Las Vegas shows at the MGM Grand to be added to the tour. The shows will take place on Saturday October 19th and Saturday October 26th. Tickets may go on sale around May 17th.
Article source: http://www.buffettnews.com/2013/04/24/13515/
Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefers have been rehearsing for the upcoming Songs From St. Somewhere tour! The tour begins this coming Saturday in Nashville, TN.
Article source: http://www.buffettnews.com/2013/04/23/13511/
Each year, Earth Day — April 22 — marks the anniversary of what many consider the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970.
The height of hippie and flower-child culture in the United States, 1970 brought the death of Jimi Hendrix, the last Beatles album, and Simon & Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water”. Protest was the order of the day, but saving the planet was not the cause. War raged in Vietnam, and students nationwide increasingly opposed it.
At the time, Americans were slurping leaded gas through massive V8 sedans. Industry belched out smoke and sludge with little fear of legal consequences or bad press. Air pollution was commonly accepted as the smell of prosperity. “Environment” was a word that appeared more often in spelling bees than on the evening news. Although mainstream America remained oblivious to environmental concerns, the stage had been set for change by the publication of Rachel Carson’s New York Times bestseller Silent Spring in 1962. The book represented a watershed moment for the modern environmental movement, selling more than 500,000 copies in 24 countries and, up until that moment, more than any other person, Ms. Carson raised public awareness and concern for living organisms, the environment and public health.
Earth Day 1970 capitalized on the emerging consciousness, channeling the energy of the anti-war protest movement and putting environmental concerns front and center.
The idea came to Earth Day founder Gaylord Nelson, then a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, after witnessing the ravages of the 1969 massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California. Inspired by the student anti-war movement, he realized that if he could infuse that energy with an emerging public consciousness about air and water pollution, it would force environmental protection onto the national political agenda. Senator Nelson announced the idea for a “national teach-in on the environment” to the national media; persuaded Pete McCloskey, a conservation-minded Republican Congressman, to serve as his co-chair; and recruited Denis Hayes as national coordinator. Hayes built a national staff of 85 to promote events across the land.
As a result, on the 22nd of April, 20 million Americans took to the streets, parks, and auditoriums to demonstrate for a healthy, sustainable environment in massive coast-to-coast rallies. Thousands of colleges and universities organized protests against the deterioration of the environment. Groups that had been fighting against oil spills, polluting factories and power plants, raw sewage, toxic dumps, pesticides, freeways, the loss of wilderness, and the extinction of wildlife suddenly realized they shared common values.
Earth Day 1970 achieved a rare political alignment, enlisting support from Republicans and Democrats, rich and poor, city slickers and farmers, tycoons and labor leaders. The first Earth Day led to the creation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water, andEndangered Species Acts. “It was a gamble,” Gaylord recalled, “but it worked.”
As 1990 approached, a group of environmental leaders asked Denis Hayes to organize another big campaign. This time, Earth Day went global, mobilizing 200 million people in 141 countries and lifting environmental issues onto the world stage. Earth Day 1990 gave a huge boost to recycling efforts worldwide and helped pave the way for the 1992 United Nations Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro. It also prompted President Bill Clinton to award Senator Nelson the Presidential Medal of Freedom (1995) — the highest honor given to civilians in the United States — for his role as Earth Day founder.
As the millennium approached, Hayes agreed to spearhead another campaign, this time focused on global warming and a push for clean energy. With 5,000 environmental groups in a record 184 countries reaching out to hundreds of millions of people, Earth Day 2000 combined the big-picture feistiness of the first Earth Day with the international grassroots activism of Earth Day 1990. It used the Internet to organize activists, but also featured a talking drum chain that traveled from village to village in Gabon, Africa, and hundreds of thousands of people gathered on the National Mall in Washington, DC. Earth Day 2000 sent world leaders the loud and clear message that citizens around the world wanted quick and decisive action on clean energy.
Much like 1970, Earth Day 2010 came at a time of great challenge for the environmental community. Climate change deniers, well-funded oil lobbyists, reticent politicians, a disinterested public, and a divided environmental community all contributed to a strong narrative that overshadowed the cause of progress and change. In spite of the challenge, for its 40th anniversary, Earth Day Network reestablished Earth Day as a powerful focal point around which people could demonstrate their commitment. Earth Day Network brought 225,000 people to the National Mall for a Climate Rally, amassed 40 million environmental service actions toward its 2012 goal of A Billion Acts of Green®, launched an international, 1-million tree planting initiative with Avatar director James Cameron and tripled its online base to over 900,000 community members.
The fight for a clean environment continues in a climate of increasing urgency, as the ravages of climate change become more manifest every day. We invite you to be a part of Earth Day and help write many more victories and successes into our history. Discover energy you didn’t even know you had. Feel it rumble through the grassroots under your feet and the technology at your fingertips. Channel it into building a clean, healthy, diverse world for generations to come.
Original Story – Earth Day Network
A tropical escape will now be as close as the Jersey Shore when the Margaritaville complex opens its doors May 24, 2013 at Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City. The new addition features a Margaritaville restaurant, LandShark Bar Grill, Margaritaville themed casino, Five O’clock Somewhere bar, retail store, and coffee shop. Inspired by the lyrics and lifestyle of Jimmy Buffett, Margaritaville will transport guests to the island destination of their memories or dreams. Visitors strolling along the legendary Atlantic City Boardwalk will literally walk through the laid-back, island-inspired, fun Margaritaville experience with the restaurant and casino on the landside of the Boardwalk and LandShark Bar Grill directly on the beach.
The Margaritaville Restaurant is just over 14,000 sq. ft. and is expected to seat 448 guests. It will feature a stage for nightly live entertainment, a tiki bar and Buffett-inspired accent pieces throughout including a giant blender at the restaurant’s entrance. A seasonal exterior deck on the Boardwalk will allow guests to enjoy alfresco dining or a drink topped off with a gentle ocean breeze. Local residents and visitors looking for a cool, casual place to have a good time as well as devoted Parrot Heads “looking for their lost shaker of salt,” will all find what they are looking for and much more. Directly next door, the Margaritaville Retail Store gives visitors the opportunity to extend their visit by taking the music, fashion, and flavors of Margaritaville home.
“It is certainly no surprise to me that a huge flock of Parrotheads reside on the Jersey Shore,” said Jimmy Buffett, “I am very grateful for the years of support from some of our most die-hard fans in the country. Atlantic City is a historic beach town and I am very happy to be a part of helping it find its place again as a beach vacation destination. I’ll see you on the Shore.”
Article source: http://www.buffettnews.com/2013/04/18/13508/
A Quick Note from Loren Davidson
I know we’re all about the escape here, but I want to take a moment for current events. As I write this, I’ve spent a bit too much time watching the footage out of Boston during yesterday’s Marathon. Let’s take a moment to send our best wishes, and prayers if you do those, for all of the victims and their families, and for all of the first responders whose first impulse was to run *toward* the trouble. If it turns out there’s a way you can help these people, please do so.
And take a moment for yourself, to be grateful for what you have…your life, your health, your friends and family.
On the Road…to Florida!
I’m just a bit over a week away from hopping onto a Southwest 737 to Tampa to kick off a week of shows and good times with friends in southwest Florida. With shows in Tampa, Holmes Beach, and Port Charlotte, it’ll be a fun trip. If you’re in that part of the world, I hope you’ll come out to say hi. Check the show links below for more information.
Songwriter Showcase in San Rafael!
It’s that time of year again. My songwriting group is holding its annual showcase at the Belrose Theater in San Rafael on Saturday 5/11. We’ll have a dozen of the Bay Area’s best up and coming songwriters, including me, playing their best stuff in a really cool old playhouse/theater in downtown San Rafael. You can get your tickets here. The ticket page has links to the home pages of most of the musicians, so you can hear what we do. If there are any left at the door, we might be able to squeeze you in, but I really recommend buying them now.
Drink of the Month
And now, to answer this month’s question: What *is* blue and orange and tastes good? The Orange Bluetini! It’s colorful *and* tasty – sort of like a creamsicle, if you remember those. Check it out.
Here’s looking at you!