Where To Attend A Jimmy Buffett Concert This Year

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Going to see Jimmy Buffett isn’t just a concert but instead a life experience. Tens of thousands of Parrotheads, as his fans are known, will have spent over 10 hours ahead of the concert having fun before Jimmy performs his series.  The tailgating will usually happen near the concert or just in the parking lot of the concert venue, read more about that at the end of this article.

“This is an event of a lifetime. It’s really something to behold,” says Reiner Kleuker, of Freeport. “People go out of their way creatively. There’s nothing like it.”

Attendees will encounter an entire carefree culture where Buffett lovers go so far as putting up dip-tanks, wrestling rings stuffed with Jell-O and inflatable pools surrounded by portable palm trees, transplanted sand, and a swim-up bar.  But newbies should not be intimidated. All of Jimmy Buffett’s concerts are a lot of fun!

Jimmy Buffett’s Concert Tour For 2020 Updated for Covid-19

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band

(Many 2020 concerts are moved to 2021 due to the Covid-19 Pandemic)

Thursday, Apr 15, 2021

North Charleston Coliseum, Charleston, South Carolina
Tickets on sale: January 10, 2020

Saturday, Apr 17, 2021

Coastal Credit Union Music Park, Raleigh, NC

Showtime: 8 pm
Tickets on sale: January 10, 2020

Thursday, Apr 22, 2021

Colonial Life Arena, Columbia, SC

Showtime: 8 pm
Tickets on sale: January 10, 2020

Saturday, Apr 24, 2021

PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte, NC

Showtime: 8 pm
Tickets on sale: January 10, 2020

Wednesday, May 18, 2021

Ascend Amphitheatre, Nashville, TN

Showtime: 8 pm

Saturday, May 16, 2020 (canceled)

Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, The Woodlands, TX

Showtime: 8 pm

Thursday, May 21, 2020 (canceled)

AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX

Tickets go on sale on January 31st

Saturday, May 23, 2020 (canceled)

Dos Equis Pavilion, Dallas, TX

Showtime: 8 pm

Saturday, Jul 10, 2021

Ruoff Music Center, Noblesville, IN

Showtime: 8 pm
Tickets on sale: January 10, 2020

Tuesday, Jul 13, 2021

Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, OH

Showtime: 8 pm

Tickets on sale: January 17, 2020

Thursday, Jul 15, 2021

S & T Bank Music Park, Burgettstown, PA

Showtime: 8 pm

Tickets on sale: January 10, 2020

Saturday, Aug 7, 2021

Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA

Showtime: 8 pm
Tickets on sale: January 10, 2020

Tuesday, Aug 10, 2021

Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, NY

Showtime: 8 pm
Tickets on sale: January 13, 2020

Thursday, Aug 12, 2021

B B & T Pavilion, Camden, NJ

Tickets on sale: January 31, 2020

Saturday, Aug 14, 2021

Xfinity Center, Mansfield, MA

Showtime: 8 pm
Tickets on sale: January 10, 2020

Wednesday, Sep 16, 2020 (postponed)

London Palladium, London, England

Showtime: 7:45pm
Tickets available at www.thelondonpalladium.com and www.seetickets.com

Saturday, Sep 19, 2020 (postponed)

Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Ireland

Showtime: 8 pm

Thursday, Sep 24, 2020 (postponed)

La Cigale, Paris, France

Saturday, Sep 26, 2020 (postponed)

La Cigale, Paris, France

Thursday, Oct 15, 2020 (postponed)

Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, OK

Tickets on sale: January 31, 2020

Saturday, Dec 5, 2020 (remained the same)

Amway Center, Orlando, FL

Showtime: 8 pm

Side note: Due to shoulder surgery for Jimmy Buffett, it was necessary to reschedule the December 7, 2019 concert in Orlando to Saturday, December 5, 2020, at the Amway Center.  All tickets purchased for the original show will be honored on the new date. Fans who cannot attend the new date can get refunds at point of purchase.

Tuesday, Dec 8, 2020 (remained the same)

VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, FL

Showtime: 8 pm

Side note: Due to shoulder surgery for Jimmy Buffett, a rescheduled concert from December 10, 2019 concert in Jacksonville to December 8, 2020, at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena.

Friday, Dec 11, 2020 (remained the same)

Amalie Arena, Tampa, FL

Showtime: 8 pm

Side note: Reschedule from Friday, December 13, 2019 concert in Tampa to Friday, December 11, 2020, at the Amalie Arena.

Jimmy Buffett’s “Son of a Son of a Sailor ‘2019” Tour Dates:

Wednesday, Jul 10, 2019, MTelus – Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Showtime: 8 pm

Saturday, Jul 13, 2019, Budweiser Stage – Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Showtime: 8 pm

Tuesday, Jul 16, 2019, DTE Energy Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI, Showtime: 8 pm

Thursday, Jul 18, 2019, Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH, Showtime: 8 pm

Saturday, Aug 3, 2019, Veterans United Home Loans Theater – Virginia Beach, VA, Showtime: 8 pm

Tuesday, Aug 6, 2019, PNC Bank Arts Center – Holmdel, NJ, Showtime: 7:30 pm

Thursday, Aug 8, 2019, Jones Beach – Wantagh, NY, Showtime: 8 pm

Saturday, Aug 10, 2019, Xfinity Center – Mansfield, MA, Showtime: 8 pm

Saturday, Sep 21, 2019, The Olympia – Dublin, Ireland, Doors open at 7 pm.

Monday, Sep 23, 2019, The London Palladium – London, England, Showtime: 7:45 pm

Thursday, Sep 26, 2019, La Cigale – Paris, France, Showtime: 7:30 pm

Saturday, Sep 28, 2019, La Cigale – Paris, France, Showtime: 7:30 pm

Saturday, Oct 12, 2019, Honda Center – Anaheim, CA, Showtime: 8 pm

Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019, Santa Barbara Bowl – Santa Barbara, CA, Showtime: 7 pm

Saturday, Oct 19, 2019, MGM Grand Garden Arena – Las Vegas, NV, Showtime: 8 pm

Saturday, Dec 07, 2019, Amway Center – Orlando, FL, Showtime: 8 pm EST (rescheduled)

Tuesday, Dec 10, 2019, Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena – Jacksonville, FL, Showtime: 8 pm EST (rescheduled)

Friday, Dec 13, 2019, Amelia Arena – Tampa, FL, Showtime: 8 pm EST (rescheduled)

 

credit: KMTV.com

Before The Concert

Following is a listing of what first-timers will need to know before entering the Margaritaville state-of-mind.

1. Arrive Early

Those who want to park at the main lot should line up as the sun rises.

“The last two years my husband and I arrived at about 4:30 a.m. to get in line to enter the parking lot that opens at 6 a.m.,” says Jennifer Davis, 42, of Bellport. “When we get in, there is a mad dash to find our ideal space and set up our tailgate.”

By 7:30 A.m., the first parking lot is full, and individuals are setting up their own spaces, which are entirely decorated with Caribbean-themed flags, signs, and blossoms.

“It’s always positive, there’s no negativity,” says Kleuker. “It’s almost like a spiritual thing.”  Those less hard-core can arrive in later and park farther away, and then walk over to enjoy parrot paradise.

Some Parrotheads are so devoted to the parking lot ritual that they don’t even go to the concert. Joe”Poppi” Lienau, 69, of Middle Island has been in the scene for 20 years but has seen just one show.

“If you’ve seen one show, you’ve seen them all,” says Lienau. “Some people who can’t afford the tickets will sit on the shore in beach chairs with a picnic and just listen to the show.”

2. Dress Accordingly

Special Clothing from head to toe is necessary to get in parrot mode.  “Everyone dresses loud and proud,” says Kleuker. “Light clothing is important.”

Panama hats And Land Shark baseball caps are essential in addition to bathing suits Hawaiian shirts, tank tops, cargo shorts, sunglasses, crucial and, of course, flip-flops.  Die-Hard can be seen wearing Mardi Gras beads, coconut bras, grass skirts,  and leis.

3. Tailgate With Style

enjoy some margarita drinks

When it comes to beverages and food at one of Jimmy Buffett’s concert, the parking lot is an array of seaside snacks from fresh fruit bowls to barbecued shrimp to concoctions to jambalaya to frozen margaritas.  “People even make Hawaiian hamburgers,” says Betty Corwin, 57, of Northport, “which is a burger with a grilled pineapple ring, avocado, and mango chutney.”

Eat a cheeseburger while tailgating at a Jimmy buffett concert

4. Know The Moves

Going into the show, it is essential to know when to take part in the action. During Buffett’s song “Fins,” fans have a tendency to dive in headfirst.

“Everyone puts up their hands above their head evoking a fin,” says Kleuker. “When Buffett says ‘fins to the left,’ they turn to the left, and when he says ‘fins to the right,’ they turn to the right.”

During his signature song, “Margaritaville,” when Buffett sings the line “looking for my lost shaker of salt,” the crowd shouts, “SALT! SALT! SALT!”

5. Make Friends

Parrotheads are known to be a friendly and inviting bunch. Do not be afraid to speak with strangers.

“Everyone is a friend that you haven’t met yet,” says Corwin. “The parking lot is filled with happy-go-lucky, loving, caring, open people of all sizes, shapes, colors, races, and backgrounds.”

Davis concurs: “Parrotheads are very accepting to newcomers. There is no club to join to be a Parrothead, it is a state of mind. Some of our best friends are people we met who have tailgated alongside us in the parking lot.” So go enjoy the Jimmy Buffett concert experience!

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