Upcoming concerts, events and trips sponsored by the Activities Office

Jimmy Buffet – April 15

Jimmy Buffett is the world’s most famous beach bum. He has marketed his love of beaches, bars, boats and ballads into a billion-dollar business. He has sold more albums and filled more concert venues than most musical superstars. He has written best-selling books and has a string of successful Margaritaville store/cafes. Buffett’s fans are affectionately known as Parrot Heads. They are found in every demographic and walk of life and are among the most loyal fans in the world. The tropical appeal and “state of mind” known as Margaritaville exists in all of us. It may be the lure of the tropics or some other “parrotdise,” wherever Jimmy’s music can take you there, and so can this show. Barrie has been performing Buffett’s music for almost as long as Buffett himself. He has also traveled many of the same roads and even played some of the same places Jimmy played on his road to fortune and fame. He takes the show goer on a musical tour through an ‘ALL YOU CAN EAT BUFFETT.” Barrie sings all the “songs you know by heart” like Come Monday, Cheeseburger in Paradise, Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes, and the national anthem of all Parrot Heads, Margaritaville. He also performs songs Jimmy recorded like Van Morrison’s Brown Eyed Girl, and the C,S,N&Y’s nautical hit Southern Cross as well as contemporary hit recordings like his duet with Alan Jackson, It’s 5 O’clock Somewhere and Zac Browns Knee Deep. Jimmy Buffett Coral Reefer Band member and alumni Roger Bartlett (original duo partner and lead guitar player with Jimmy Buffett) is featured in the show making this the most credible and authentic Buffett tribute show anywhere. Other Coral Reefer Band members that can appear include Mike Utley, Robert Greenidge, Doyle Grisham, Amy Lee, Fingers Taylor, TC Mitchell and others depending on their tour schedule with Jimmy. According to the Coral Reefers, “ADVENTURES IN PARROTDISE is the next best thing to being at one of Jimmy Buffett’s concerts.” This is the only Jimmy Buffett tribute show to play an indefinite engagement in a main showroom at a major Las Vegas Hotel/Casino. It is also the first choice for major corporate events at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Las Vegas. Not a Parrot-Head? You will be when this show is over. Fins up!

7:00 p.m. show sold out! 3:00 p.m. show added, on sale now online and Activities; $25

National Parks of the Southwest – April 24-27

Visit Bryce Canyon, Zion, and Lake Powell on this kaleidoscope of colors National Parks getaway. Enjoy a Canyons Adventure Cruise on Lake Powell. Colorful scenery and spectacular formations abound in Zion and multicolored mesas dazzle. Up to 60 colors have been distinguished at Bryce Canyon in the limestone walls and spires. Also visit Valley of Fire. On sale now in the Activities Office; $650 pp/dbl, $850 pp/single. *EDT – 8:00 a.m. (Est. RTN 6:00 p.m.)

Class of ’68 – May 4

Top Hits from exactly 50 years ago! This annual salute to the Billboard Top 100 singles from 50 years ago features chart toppers from 1968… On sale March 6 at 9:00 a.m. online and at Activities; $25

Peter, Paul & Mary – May 11

MacDougal Street West, a Peter, Paul and Mary tribute band, consist of Ron Skelton, Mary Alberts, Rick Shore and Bill Rice. The flowering of a new, vibrant musical tradition was rooted in Greenwich Village in the early 1960s; folk music is how it is referred to today. Legendary folk singers and songwriters of that era were first heard nightly in the cafes stretching along fabled MacDougal Street. Today, great folk music still lives on in the band, MacDougal Street West. The urban vibe of Greenwich Village now emanates from Arizona and will be a delight for music lovers when this incredible band brings Peter, Paul and Mary alive at the Renaissance Theater. On sale now at 9:00 a.m. online and at Activities; $25

Nashville Gold – May 18

Nashville Gold featuring the music of the greatest country artists of all time. Each facet of country music is included – from everyone’s favorite kings and queens of country to musical outlaws, urban cowboys and honky-tonk heroes. Ironically, what is now considered a pop music phenomenon, referring to acts by a single name, has been part of the country music culture for decades. Think about it. Tammy, Conway, Loretta, Willie, Patsy, Brooks, Dunn, Reba, Buck, Garth and so many other highly identifiable and influential country artists of our time. You’ll hear all the hits and feel like you’ve got a front row seat at the Opry House or in the Country Music Hall of Fame. The one thing they had in common was to create unforgettable county music and you’ll hear it all in Nashville Gold. From the earliest days of what was referred to as ‘Hillbilly Music” through the Grand Ole Opry, Singing Cowboys, Western Swing, Honky Tonk, The Nashville Sound, Outlaw Country, and Urban Cowboy, right up to today’s New Country, no era of good ol’ American music is left behind. Featuring an amazing band and some of the most talented vocalists touring today, Nashville Gold will bring back all those great memories. Whether you’re a fan of The Man in Black or want to hear about the guy with Friends in Low Places, don’t miss Nashville Gold. On sale now online and at Activities; $25

Not Fade Away The Ultimate Buddy Holly Tribute – June 8

When you look out over the landscape of tribute bands, you may notice that there are a lot of them dedicated to Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, The Big Bopper and their infamous Winter Dance Party. So, you might wonder, what is so different about Not Fade Away? Not Fade Away was created out of survival, but not the survival of the players in the band. The band’s young members have played to audiences in national tours and regional productions of various shows. Not Fade Away was created out of the survival of this incredible, legendary and important music created well over 50 years ago. Having also been a part of many standard tribute shows, Not Fade Away wants to create a new show that will keep this music relevant, give it edge, bring it into today’s music scene, while not forgetting the importance of the music’s place in history and the impact it had on the world. They’re not just looking to dwell on The Day the Music Died. These greats were more than their last night on earth, they were the pioneers of rock n’ roll. They gifted an energetic new kind of music, changing the landscape for an entire generation of music listeners and music makers alike. Not Fade Away hopes to revamp and re-gift those songs to a new generation so that they may last another 50 years. On sale April 3, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. online and at Activities; $25