Jimmy Buffett will play at Alpine Valley in 2015! Buffett songs will be sung by everyone in the audience on August 23. Tickets for the show are on sale this week. This is the third concert announcement for the outdoor music venue.
Jimmy Buffett is more than a musician. He’s built an empire that has made one of the richest musicians in America. It’s been two years since he’s released an album, and that one was titled “Songs from St. Somewhere.” The titles of the album lead people to believe that he’s still mining the same “gold” from decades past. “Something ‘Bout a Boat, Einstein Was a Surfer, Too Drunk to Karaoke, Tides, The Oldest Surfer on the Beach” are built on well worn themes that Buffett seems to enjoy. Prior to Songs from St. Somewhere, he released three live albums. In fact, seven of the last Buffett albums released were live albums. That’s not to imply that Mr. Buffett is resting on his musical laurels. He’s just been very busy building restaurants, casinos, hotels, and vacation destinations.
Jimmy Buffett Hotels
Jimmy Buffett has turned “Margaritaville” into a destination. He’s got Pigeon Forge Hotel in the Smokey Mountains, and that hotel looks pretty amazing. The Hollywood Beach Resort Hotel in Florida plans to open in the summer of 2015. It won’t be the biggest hotel in the area, but it’s certainly going to dwarf its neighbors. His Pensacola Beach resort was once a Holiday Inn. Hurricane Ivan destroyed that hotel, but Buffett is hoping for better luck.
Jimmy Buffett Restaurants
There are 28 Margaritaville restaurants at this time. It all started thirty years ago when Buffett opened one location in Key West. Half of the 28 locations are owned by a company from Brazil, and they plan to expand the chain in the United States.
It seems like a fan could completely immerse themselves into a Buffett themed life, staying at his hotels, eating his food, and listening to his music. To think that they could live the party lifestyle is probably a dream come true for some “Parrotheads.”
Buffett the Author and Best Seller
With seemingly endless energy, Buffett has also penned a few books in his day. His devoted fans have pushed his three books to the best seller list. “Tales from Margaritaville” spent months on top, followed up with A Pirate Looks at Fifty, a effort of non-fiction that covers the days surrounding his milestone fiftieth birthday.