29 September, 2023

Celebrating the life and songs of Jimmy Buffett

ON FRIDAY September 1 legendary American singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett succumbed to a rare form of skin cancer aged 76, namely Merkel Cell Carcinoma which he fought bravely for four years.

Celebrating the life and songs of Jimmy Buffett - feature photo

These were the words released to the public....

“Jimmy passed away peacefully on the night of September 1st surrounded by his family, friends, music and dogs. He lived his life like a song till the very last breath and will be missed beyond measure by so many.”

Millions of Jimmy’s fans dubbed “Parrotheads” around the world (including Australia) have been overcome with disbelief and grief as can be seen by the millions of social media posts still flooding the internet. Jimmy had been actively touring up until the middle of this year.

The list of who’s who of the music and wider entertainment industry with whom Jimmy had lifelong friendships are equally grief stricken.

Paul McCartney, James Taylor, The Eagles, Alan Jackson, Keith Urban to name but a few along with USA President Biden and former presidents and other statesmen all expressed deep sorrow and made heartfelt tributes at Jimmy’s passing.

For that reason, a Jimmy Buffett “Parrothead” Party is to be held to not only celebrate the life and songs of this much-loved entertainer, but to aid in the fight against skin cancer.

Ten per cent of the profits from the event will be donated to the Australian Melanoma Research Foundation. We believe this foundation is a worthy recipient of such a donation, given skin cancer is what claimed Jimmy’s life.

The event will be held on the Sunshine Coast, Friday November 3 at “The Shed” (Banana Bender Pub) 73 Frizzo Rd, Palmview with the doors to open at 6pm.

Tickets cost $38 through EventBrite. Entertainment will be provided by Latitude 24; Australia’s ultimate Jimmy Buffett tribute band (once dubbed by Jimmy himself as “Australia’s greatest Jimmy ‘BLUFFETT’ band).

There’ll also be two support acts making for a fantastic night of entertainment. The venue is licensed and meals will be available to purchase.

This Jimmy Buffett Party (With A Purpose) will be an event like no other on the Sunshine Coast and we plan to honour Jimmy’s request to “Keep the party going”.

For further details, contact Angus Woodhead 0417 634 460.


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