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Let's Go Down to Margaritaville!
Rock and roll legend Jimmy Buffett is one of our favorite musicians here at Isle of Capri Cape Girardeau. We just love his tropical sounds, catchy lyrics, and wild stage performances! In fact, we're more than proud to present the fabulous Jimmy Buffett tribute band, Bluffet & the Son of a Sailor Band, right here at our casino.
To get you excited for our concert, we've put together a list of ten facts every parrot head should know. (A "parrot head" is a popular term used for a Jimmy Buffet fan. Younger fans are even called "parakeets!")
After you've learned everything about Jimmy, join us for a dance at our show on May 27! We'll be singing along with you.
Ten Things Every Parrot Head Should Know About Jimmy Buffett
1. Jimmy Buffett was born in Mississippi on December 25, 1946. He went to McGill Toolen Catholic High School in Mobile, Ala. where he was a varsity cheerleader!
2. Jimmy is called "The Mayor of Margaritaville." Margaritaville is an adult resort in Hollywood Beach, Fla., and is named after the musician's 1977 hit song of the same name.
3. Margaritaville is also the name of several restaurants and stores in Florida and the Caribbean specializing in island cuisine and Buffett merchandise. Buffett owns both the Margaritaville and Cheeseburger in Paradise chains and is estimated to earn $100 million a year between the restaurants, touring and album sales.
4. The song "Margaritaville" was written in Key West, Fla., where Buffett currently resides. He was inspired by drinking margaritas at a Mexican bar after finishing a tour with his group, The Coral Reefer Band.
5. When "Margaritaville" became a hit, Buffett used his earnings to buy a boat. He remains an avid sailor to this day, preferring to sail in Florida and the Caribbean islands.
6. Many famous people are parrot heads too! The late crooner Frank Sinatra featured Buffett on his hit, "Mack the Knife" and the late writer Hunter S. Thompson was a close friend of Jimmy's. Songwriting legend Bob Dylan also names Buffett as one of his favorite lyricists.
7. Jimmy Buffett actually started out as a folk singer! When friend and fellow musician Jim Croce tragically died in a plane crash in 1973, Buffet filled his absence at ABC Records with a new tropical sound.
8. Jimmy Buffett is a philanthropist. He actively advocates coastal charities, including Save the Manatee in Florida, where he acts as chair. In fact, the Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota, Fla. even named one of their research manatees after Buffett!
9. Buffett has appeared in cameo roles in hit movies like "Hook" and "Jurassic World." He turned down a role in "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" in 2003.
10. Jimmy Buffett is a bit of a troublemaker. He was kicked out of a Miami Heat game in 2004 for using foul language. The referee claimed to not know he was actually ejecting the musical legend from the game.
Bluffet at Isle of Capri Cape Girardeau
Join us at the Isle® for the true Jimmy Buffett experience! Bluffet is joining us for two concerts on May 27. The Event Center will feature this band live and loud at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.
General admission tickets are just $15 and can be purchased at the gift shop. Ticket sales are final and nonrefundable. You can also pick up tickets on the day of the show, beginning at 4 p.m. in the will-call area near the coat check and valet station. Tickets can also be purchased on our website in addition to the gift shop.
This is an age 21-and-over show, so everyone can enjoy their margaritas legally! Don your floral shirt and get ready to sing along with the band as you celebrate the island flavor of Jimmy Buffett.