Jimmy Buffett looks at 50 years after his 1st Key West gig
A profane phone call and Jimmy Buffett’s inability to keep his daily planner organized 50 years ago in Miami set in motion events that changed the music world. Those events made the singer-songwriter one of the most beloved entertainers in America. And one of the wealthiest, with a net worth around $600 million.
Beaches A1A Parrot Head Club Raising Money for Alzheimer’s Awareness
Today on the River City Live the President of Beaches A1A Parrot Head Club gave a $25,000 check to the Walk to End Alzheimer’s Jacksonville. June is Alzheimer’s and Brain awareness month and the Parrot Heads partied with a purpose to raise money for this cause. Coming up later this year with be the 2021 Walk to End Alzheimer’s Jacksonville on November 6th and it is never to early to start raising money. If you would like to find out more info on the event you can visit: https://act.alz.org/jacksonville
Jimmy Buffett concert in Jacksonville postponed by a year again
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Jimmy Buffett fans in Jacksonville will now have to wait another year to see the iconic musician and his band in town. After his 2019 show was postponed to Dec. 8, 2020, due to Buffett’s shoulder surgery and recovery time, that show, too, has now been delayed. Now, Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band will rock VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on Dec. 7, 2021, according to Buffett’s website. His Oct. 15 show at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Okla., is also canceled. According to Buffett’s website, tickets are next available for his show on April 15, 2021 in North Charleston, SC.
Biden campaign 'flooding the zone' with celebrity backers
The four-time Grammy winner isn't the only Biden playlist mainstay helping his campaign against President Donald Trump. Still, Biden has gone beyond celebrities in search of campaign surrogates. Stars generate candidate buzz, help with fundraising and can build campaign event crowds even for those online. His reelection campaign has been holding its own online events with top supporters nearly every night for months and says its online events average 2.6 million views per broadcast, though its headliners are often the presidents children. The Trump campaign has also seized on Biden's preferred venue for participating in online events, a basement studio in his Delaware home accusing the former vice president of hiding from voters.
Florida Keys reopen to visitors as Miami-area beaches closed
KEY LARGO, Fla. The Florida Keys reopened for visitors Monday after the tourist-dependent island chain was closed for more than two months to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. As the Keys took down barriers, Miami-Dade County decided to keep its beaches closed because of protests in South Florida and across the country over the May 25 death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Since March 22, the Keys have been closed to nonresidents who dont work or own property in the county. Visitors at the Winter Haven, Florida, theme park were being screened for illness, and were encouraged to wear masks and bring credit cards since the theme park had gone cashless. Still, hotels were reopening in the Miami area with restrictions, including a requirement that guests wear masks except inside their rooms.
Naval Academy holds its first-ever virtual graduation event
On Thursday, the Senate confirmed Kenneth Braithwaite, a former U.S. ambassador to Norway and a 1984 graduate of the Naval Academy, as Navy secretary. The decision not to have a live Naval Academy graduation ceremony reflects concern about the coronavirus pandemic. It stands in contrast to the Air Force, which held a scaled-back live graduation ceremony in Colorado Springs, Colorado on April 18. The Army is scheduled to hold a U.S. Military Academy live graduation ceremony at West Point, New York, on June 13 with President Donald Trump as the commencement speaker. In the virtual spirit of Friday's Naval Academy event, Milley, chimed in with a Twitter note of encouragement to the graduates.
Jimmy Buffett reschedules Jacksonville concert in December
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Jimmy Buffett has changed his Jacksonville concert date, according to a release. The release said the concert was rescheduled "due to needed shoulder surgery planned for Jimmy Buffett, with time for recovery and therapy." The December 10, 2019 concert has been moved to Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena. Jacksonville is thrilled to welcome back Jimmy Buffett to VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, says Bill McConnell, general manager of SMG Jacksonville. The song was written about his grandfather, James Delaney Buffett Sr., who was a huge influence on his life.
Jimmy Buffett coming to Jacksonville in December
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Jacksonville Parrotheads rejoice! Jimmy Buffett is coming to town in December. Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band will perform at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena for one night only, Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 8 p.m. "Jacksonville is thrilled to welcome back Jimmy Buffett to VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena," says Bill McConnell, general manager of SMG Jacksonville. Jimmy released his famous Son Of A Son Of A Sailor LP in 1978, and sang the title track on Saturday Night Live that year.