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Jimmy Buffett Concert at the Luna Blue Bar

Posted by Tony & Cheri on May 11, 2008

Ha! Made you look! 🙂

The Bar at the Luna BlueWe’ve always been big Jimmy Buffett fans. His music, books and concerts were a huge inspiration to us when we decided to run away to the tropics and buy the Luna Blue Hotel & Garden in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. And when we decided to build our own tropical bar, images of “Margaritaville” (the dream, not the restaurants) danced in our heads. We tried to build a bar that was our idea of what a little bar in paradise should be. So we built a palm thatched roof over a bar surrounded by swings, not stools. We placed it on a deck overlooking a garden filled with tropical flowers, hammocks and a waterfall.

Okay, perfect, we thought. But what about tunes?? We spent a lot of time loading our ipod and searching itunes and came up with some good ideas. But then we realized the answer was right in front of us: the perfect soundtrack to living in Margaritaville is Radio Margaritaville. Yes, it has lots of Buffett, which we like. But it also plays other great musicians associated with living or vacationing in “someplace hot.” The Neville Brothers, Bob Marley, Steven Marley, lots of other Marleys, Kenny Chesney, Marcia Ball, Willie Nelson can all be heard there. The sounds run from pop to soul to reggae to blues–just about anything you’d want to hear while laying on a beach with a cold one in your hand. And we’ve had a soft spot in our hearts for Radio Margaritaville ever since last fall when they broadcast our plea to help the victims of Hurricane Dean in Mahahual, Mexico.

So we bought a Sirius satellite radio, climbed precariously to the top of the highest part of the hotel to install the antenna, hung the speakers from the rafters and threw the switch. It started a party that has continued ever since.

Last week, while standing in the front row at the edge of the stage for Jimmy Buffett’s performance at Jazz Fest in New Orleans (yes, a trip report will be coming soon), we came up with a fun idea for the bar. Since all of Jimmy’s concerts are broadcast live on Radio Margaritaville, we thought we would bring the party to Playa del Carmen by way of satellite. So…..during every Buffett concert this summer, our legendary bartender Jose will be pouring 2 for 1 margaritas to the accompaniment of Jimmy’s live concert!

Jimmy Buffett, live at Jazz Fest, New Orleans 2008All of Jimmy’s concerts are Tuesdays, Thursdays or Saturdays. The Luna Blue Jimmy Buffett Concert Hours start as listed below, Central Time (aka Playa del Carmen time).

June 5, 2008 – 7:00 pm (from Lakewood Ampitheatre, Atlanta GA)
June 7, 2008 – 7:00 pm (from Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek – Raleigh, NC)
June 10, 2008 – 7:00 pm (from DTE Energy Music Center – Clarkston, MI)
June 12, 2008 – 7:00 pm (from Madision Square Garden – New York, NY)
June 14, 2008 – 7:00 pm (from Citizens Bank Park – Philadelphia, PA)
July 17, 2008 – 7:00 pm (from Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH)
July 19, 2008 – 8:00 pm (from Alpine Valley Music Theatre – East Troy, WI)
July 22, 2008 – 7:00 pm (from Post-Gazette Pavilion – Pittsburgh PA)
July 24, 2008 – 7:00 pm (from Toyota Park – Bridgeview, IL)
July 26, 2008 – 7:00 pm (from Toyota Park – Bridgeview, IL)
July 29, 2008 – 7:00 pm (from Verizon Wireless Music Center – Noblesville, IN )
August 24, 2008 – 8:00 pm (from Boardwalk Hall – Atlantic City, NJ)
August 27, 2008 – 8:00 pm (from Nikon at Jones Beach Theater – Wantagh, NY)
August 30, 2008 – 8:00 pm (from Nissan Pavilion – Bristow, VA )
September 1, 2008 – 8:00 pm (from Nissan Pavilion – Bristow, VA )
September 4, 2008 – 8:00 pm (from Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts – Mansfield, MA )
September 6, 2008 – 8:00 pm (from Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts – Mansfield, MA )
October 16, 2008 – 10:00 pm (from Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre – Chula Vista, CA)
October 18, 2008 – 10:00 pm (from MGM Grand – Las Vegas, NV)
October 21, 2008 – 10:00 pm (from Shoreline Amphitheatre – Mountain View, CA)
October 25, 2008 – 10:00 pm (from MGM Grand – Las Vegas, NV)

If you’re a Parrothead, or want to be a Parrothead, or don’t even know or care what a Parrothead is, stop by the Luna Blue Bar this summer for The Luna Blue Jimmy Buffett Concert Hour. Grass skirts and coconut bras are optional. 🙂

We got
your lost
shaker of salt
right here,
Bubba.
Jimmy's backup singers, Tina Gullickson and Nadira Shakur, Jazz Fest, New Orleans 2008

7 Responses to “Jimmy Buffett Concert at the Luna Blue Bar”

  1. Streckman said

    From The Streck Deck in Colorado to The Luna Bar in Playa Del Carmen Radio Margaritaville sure gets alot of airtime! Great idea guys!! I’ll match ya on this one. If anyone is on The Streck Deck during on of Jimmy’s concert it will be 2 for 1’s as well!!

  2. Chris & Kat said

    Awesome!! We will be at the Luna for the 10th and 12th concerts!!!!

  3. T&C – Great idea!! See you soon!! Jose makes the best (and most lethal) Margaritas in all of Playa!!

  4. A'ndrea said

    how long do the concerts last? i’d love to stop by on the 26th or 28th of July after dinner.

  5. “A’ndrea Says:
    June 4, 2008 at 3:39 pm e
    how long do the concerts last? i’d love to stop by on the 26th or 28th of July after dinner.”

    And we’d love to see you, girl. Jimmy’s concerts usually run a couple of hours. Just remember you can do dinner right at the bar with Cheeseburgers hot of of our new Buffett Barbeque grill.

    T&C

  6. […] this will be held over for August too? Well I think originally, T&C said this would be a summer promotion….so chances are you may be in luck…. Now for Brett Maverick in October…Who knows…?? […]

  7. Dick and Andrea said

    We took advantage of a couple concerts in June before we came back to the states for the summer – also took advantage of the “cheeseburgers in paradise”. Joses’ margaritas were lethal and one of us had to stop before we wanted to because we had the drive back to Paamul.
    We will be back for the winter in October, and believe me, we will see you both and Jose as soon as we can after we return. We love the Luna Blue Bar – only trouble is the drive home. May have to crash in the garden one night.
    See you soon.
    Andrea and Dick

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