Vacation Cottages at Margaritaville Resort Orlando

From the Orlando Sentinel: “First look: Margaritaville’s vacation cottages

The public is getting its first glance at the vacation cottages that will be available at Margaritaville Resort Orlando, which is scheduled to open in late 2018. From the look of things, Floridians might feel right at home.

“Inspired by Key West, Bahamas, Jamaica, coastal Carolina, the Florida Keys, and towns along the Gulf Coast, these homes are designed to reflect those diverse architectural styles and periods while capturing that unmistakable Margaritaville paradise,” said Pat McBride, CEO of the McBride Company, which leads the design process of the Margaritaville properties.

The rendering released on Wednesday shows units in one-, two- and three-level designs. The dominant colors are pink, yellow, aqua and white. Other touches seen are shutters, Adirondack chairs and, naturally, palm trees.

Margaritaville has nine resorts/hotels across the Southeast United States and Caribbean. The Central Florida version is under construction along Highway 192 in Kissimmee, east of State Road 429..

When complete, the 300-acre Margaritaville Resort Orlando resort will feature 1,000 vacation homes, 300 timeshare units and a 187-room hotel. The properties are inspired by lifestyle of singer/songwriter/author Jimmy Buffett.

In addition, plans call for a dining and entertainment district, a 12-acre water park, retail space, wooded fitness trails, a water taxi system and a 3-acre — and swimmer-ready — freshwater lagoon

Margaritaville says its vacation-home pricing starts at $250,000. For more information, go to www.margaritavilleresortorlando.com

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Buffett talks about Escape to Margaritaville

From the Times-Picayune: “Jimmy Buffett heralds his Broadway musical comedy ‘Escape to Margaritaville’

Tickets to the New Orleans preview of the Broadway-bound musical comedy “Escape to Margaritaville” went on sale Monday (June 12). The title is a tip off that singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett contributed beloved hits and new compositions to the production. To set the stage for the show, which will run from October 20-28, Buffett granted a few interviews in the balcony of the Saenger Theatre.

At 70, the beyond-charming bard of the beach looked like a million bucks in a white seersucker shirt, shorts and, naturally, flip-flops. Actually, he looked like considerably more than a million bucks.

Buffet pointed out that the songs selected to build the “Margaritaville” plot around, such as “Come Monday,” “Cheeseburger in Paradise,” “Volcano,” and, presumably, (Wasting Away Again in) “Margaritaville,” were from different eras of his career and were never meant as a suite. But, in collaboration with writers Mike O’Malley and Greg Garcia, the varied story lines have been woven into a slightly melancholy, mostly buoyant whole.

“We’ve done the songs in a way that they now belong to these characters in the show,” Buffett said. “Fans will hear them and they’ll know the melodies, but they drive the story now, and I love that.”

“It’s the songs you want to hear,” Buffett said reassuringly. “It’s the songs that have been in the engine room of this culture for 40 years.”

Photo: Jimmy Buffett, right, is joined by writer and actor Mike O’Malley, far left, and producer and writer Greg Garcia, center, as they talk about the premiere of “Escape to Margaritaville” at the Saenger Theater in New Orleans on Monday, June 12, 2017. (Photo by Chris Granger, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

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One Particular Harbour Marina Luxury Residences

Minto Communities and Margaritaville introduce One Particular Harbour marina and residences, overlooking beautiful Anna Maria Sound in Bradenton Florida where fun comes ashore! This brand new, Margaritaville-inspired deepwater marina with direct, no-bridge access to the Gulf of Mexico is under construction and will offer dockside dining and libations, plus much more.

Own a piece of paradise! New Marina Walk waterfront residences on One Particular Harbour feature Margaritaville-styled interiors and a private clubhouse pavilion with resort-style pool and outdoor kitchen. Owners also enjoy access to all the private club amenities of Harbour Isles’ award-winning waterfront lifestyle.

Marina Walk Waterfront Residences from the high $400s. Move-in Ready Homes Available Now! Marina Walk owners have the option to place your residence with a short-term rental agency, making it a vacation home that can work for you year-round!

Rich Array of Resort Amenities: Marina with Wet and Dry Storage, Restaurant and Entertainment • Neighborhood Amenity with Pool, Outdoor Kitchen, Splash Pad and Tot Lot • Waterfront Beach Club • Private Clubhouse • Resort-Style Pool • Cabana Bar • Fitness Center • Kayak Launch • Sky Bar • Yoga Lawn • Sandy Beach

Harbour Isle is located at 12300 Manatee Avenue West in Bradenton, Florida. The Harbour Isle sales center is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. For information, call 888-827-3061 or visit www.OPHMintoUSA.com.

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Buffett performs in Orange Beach AL

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band performed last night at the Amphitheater at the Wharf in Orange Beach AL. The set list from the show is now available. Some of the highlights included “I Will Play For Gumbo”, “Defying Gravity” and a medley of the songs “Landfall”, “Miss You So Badly”, and “Tampico Trauma”.

Former NFL Quarterback Brett Favre met Buffett before the show.

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Escape to Margaritaville Broadway Pre-sale

Tickets for “Escape to Margaritaville” the musical are now available for pre-sale at TicketMaster.com using code ESCAPE. The pre-sale starts on June 5th and ends Tuesday June 13th at 9:59 AM ET. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday June 26th.

ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE is the musical comedy getaway featuring both original songs and your most-loved JIMMY BUFFETT classics, including “Come Monday,” “Volcano,” “Cheeseburger in Paradise,” and many more.

“Escape to Margaritaville” will begin previews on Feb. 16, 2018 ahead of a March 15, 2018 opening at the Marquis Theater.

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Escape to Margaritaville opens on Broadway Spring 2018

From Variety: “Jimmy Buffett’s ‘Escape to Margaritaville’ Musical Sets Broadway Theater, Dates”

“Escape to Margaritaville,” the Jimmy Buffett musical currently running at the La Jolla Playhouse in California, will escape to Broadway next year, landing at the Marquis Theater in spring 2018 after stints in New Orleans, Houston and Chicago this fall.

Christopher Ashley, whose is currently nominated for a Tony for his staging of sleeper success “Come From Away,” directs the show, which has claimed the Marquis now that Gloria Estefan musical “On Your Feet!” has posted its closing notice. Ashley is artistic director at La Jolla; “Come From Away” also played the theater prior to Broadway.

Frank Marshall, Mindy Rich, Anita Waxman and Beth Williams produce “Margaritaville,” which aims to get Buffett’s enthusiastic fans, known as Parrot Heads, to the box office. The score is drawn from Buffett’s catalog of tunes, which includes “Cheeseburger in Paradise,” “Volcano” and “Come Monday.”

“My Name is Earl” creator Greg Garcia and actor-writer Mike O’Malley (“Glee”) write the book, which follows a bartender named Tully who falls for a career-minded tourist. No casting for the Broadway production has been set, but the La Jolla cast is led by Paul Alexander Nolan and Alison Luff.

“Escape to Margaritaville” will begin previews Feb. 16, 2018 ahead of a March 15, 2018 opening.

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Buffett performs in Tampa, plays tribute to Gregg Allman

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band performed last night at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa FL. The set list from the show is now available. Some of the highlights included “Trying To Reason With Hurricane Season”, “Love and Luck”, and “Defying Gravity”.

The Tampa Bay Times has a review of the show: “Jimmy Buffett serves up tributes, Florida love at Tampa’s MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre

A week had passed since the death of Gregg Allman, and as a fellow elder statesman of Sunshine State songwriting, Jimmy Buffett couldn’t let the night get far without tribute.

“This is for Gregg,” Buffett said early in his concert Saturday at Tampa’s MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, as his Coral Reefer Band transitioned The Great Filling Station Holdup into a rowdy rendition of the Allman Brothers Band’s Midnight Rider.

“Thank you Gregg Allman of the Allman Brothers,” he added afterward, “for everything you did for us.”

At 70, a year older than Allman, Buffett’s adoration of all things Floridian is never buried too deep in the sand. And for his first full Tampa concert in two years, the king of Caribbean conch rock and a sold-out crowd of 19,000 piled the love for one another on thick.

“It’s nice to be back here in Florida playing, I’m telling you that,” he said, a salty goatee barnacled to his permanently suntanned face. “I haven’t been back here in about two years; sorry about that. But time flies.”

Allman even got a second tribute, a dynamic solo acoustic guitar performance from McAnally of the Allman Brothers Band’s Little Martha.

“That was pretty cool,” Buffett laughed afterward – and it was; McAnally’s solo was the best pure musicianship in the show.

But with Buffett, it was never just about the music. Like Allman, he created an aesthetic and movement that’ll outlive him by eons. Whenever he sails off into the great unknown, he’ll get his stage tributes, too, and plenty of margaritas in the air acrosss Florida. The Midnight Rider would no doubt approve.

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Buffett performs in Tampa, pays tribute to Gregg Allman

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band performed last night at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa FL. The set list from the show is now available. Some of the highlights included “Trying To Reason With Hurricane Season”, “Love and Luck”, and “Defying Gravity”.

The Tampa Bay Times has a review of the show: “Jimmy Buffett serves up tributes, Florida love at Tampa’s MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre

A week had passed since the death of Gregg Allman, and as a fellow elder statesman of Sunshine State songwriting, Jimmy Buffett couldn’t let the night get far without tribute.

“This is for Gregg,” Buffett said early in his concert Saturday at Tampa’s MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, as his Coral Reefer Band transitioned The Great Filling Station Holdup into a rowdy rendition of the Allman Brothers Band’s Midnight Rider.

“Thank you Gregg Allman of the Allman Brothers,” he added afterward, “for everything you did for us.”

At 70, a year older than Allman, Buffett’s adoration of all things Floridian is never buried too deep in the sand. And for his first full Tampa concert in two years, the king of Caribbean conch rock and a sold-out crowd of 19,000 piled the love for one another on thick.

“It’s nice to be back here in Florida playing, I’m telling you that,” he said, a salty goatee barnacled to his permanently suntanned face. “I haven’t been back here in about two years; sorry about that. But time flies.”

Allman even got a second tribute, a dynamic solo acoustic guitar performance from McAnally of the Allman Brothers Band’s Little Martha.

“That was pretty cool,” Buffett laughed afterward – and it was; McAnally’s solo was the best pure musicianship in the show.

But with Buffett, it was never just about the music. Like Allman, he created an aesthetic and movement that’ll outlive him by eons. Whenever he sails off into the great unknown, he’ll get his stage tributes, too, and plenty of margaritas in the air acrosss Florida. The Midnight Rider would no doubt approve.

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Buffett to perform acoustic show in Hawaii

From KHON: “Jimmy Buffett to perform acoustic concert at Waikiki Shell

The singer and members of his band the Coral Reefers (Mac McAnally, Robert Greenidge, and Eric Darken) will perform in Hawaii for one night only.

The acoustic show will take place Saturday Nov. 4th at 7 p.m. at the Waikiki Shell as part of Buffett’s “I Don’t Know” tour.

Special guest Jake Shimabukuro will join Buffett on stage.

Tickets go on sale next Friday, June 9, at 9 a.m via TicketMaster. There will be an eight ticket limit per customer.

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Latitude Margaritaville coming to South Carolina in 2018

A new development geared toward retired Parrotheads is set to be built on a roughly 2,700-acre site on U.S. 278 in Hardeeville, SC.

“This is something that we have been working on and looking forward to for months,” Hardeeville Mayor Harry Williams said Thursday. “It’s so exciting and a great compliment for the city and for the region that (the developer) chose us.”

The project — called Latitude Margaritaville Hilton Head — is a partnership between the Jimmy Buffett-inspired Margaritaville brand and Florida-based developer Minto Communities.

The community will be built on the site of the southern portion of Hilton Head Lakes, which the developer has purchased, Minto senior vice president William Bullock said Thursday.

The Hardeeville location will be the second Margaritaville community. The first, in Daytona Beach, Fla., broke ground in March, according to a news release from the developers.

“We look forward to creating another port of paradise for those looking to live a life of fun and relaxation on the shores of South Carolina,” John Cohlan, chief executive officer of Margaritaville, said in a statement.

Bullock said the developer did months of consumer research, and potential residents surveyed overwhelmingly selected Florida and South Carolina “as their top two choices” for a Margaritaville community.

“We are very confident in our location choice,” he said, citing the proximity to airports, highways, shops, and the beach. “The great weather doesn’t hurt either,” Bullock said.

Plans for the 55 years-and-older Latitude Margaritaville Hilton Head call for the construction of about 3,000 homes, a 290,000-square-foot retail center, and amenities such as a pool, fitness center, and tennis courts.

A variety of floor plans will be offered and home prices will start at around $200,000.

Construction is will start this summer and a sales center is expected to open early next year. “We expect the first residents (to be moved in) by the end 2018,” Bullock said.

For more information on LATITUDE MARGARITAVILLE and to sign up to receive regular development updates, visit www.LatitudeMargaritaville.com.

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