Thanks to a chance encounter with Jimmy Buffett in the Paris newsroom of the International Herald Tribune last May, I convinced him to come out to Hong Kong on January 18 to give a charity concert for the FCC Charity Fund.
The fund, which I co-founded a few years ago, raises money to educate the children from Hong Kong’s Po Leung Kuk orphange.
Jimmy has generously agreed to donate his time and been extremely involved in the event. Held in the Hong Kong Football Club, it is sure to be a great event, so spread the word book your tickets soon!
UPDATE: The concert sold out within weeks of tickets going on sale and without any publicity! We’re looking forward to showing Jimmy around Hong Kong.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jimmy Buffett in Aid of the Hong Kong’s Neediest Children
HONG KONG: Jimmy Buffett, the famed and much loved musician of such hits as Margaritaville, Cheeseburger in Paradise and Come Monday, will make his Hong Kong debut with an intimate one night only charity concert on January 18 at the Sport’s Hall of Hong Kong Football Club.
The concert will benefit the Foreign Correspondents’ Club Language Training Centre that teaches English and Mandarin to 300 children aged 2 to 18 who are in residential care at the Po Leung Kuk Orphanage.
Known for upbeat songs extolling island escapism, Buffett and his Coral Reefer Band will perform those songs that his fans, affectionately known as Parrotheads, flock to his sold-out concerts to hear. Jimmy has recorded more than forty records, most of which have gone gold, platinum or multi-platinum, and as a best-selling author, he is the sixth author in the history of the New York Times Bestseller List to have reached #1 on both their fiction and non-fiction lists.
For tickets, please contact Sandy Chan @2521 1511 or banquet_ mgr @ fcchk.org