Jimmy Buffett & the Coral Reefer Band
Tuesday, June 6; lot opens at noon
The Amphitheater at The Wharf, 23325 Amphitheater Drive (Orange Beach), www.alwharf.com
Tickets: $91.50-$134.50, available through Ticketmaster
With a multitude of people drenched in saltwater and suntan lotion already flocking to the Alabama Gulf Coast, The Amphitheater at The Wharf is adding to the long list of reasons to visit the area: One of the region’s favorite musical sons, Jimmy Buffett, is returning home.
In recent years, musician/actor/author/businessman Buffett has thrilled regular Parrotheads by making this beach-side venue a regular stop. Once again, a legion of fans sporting brightly colored tropical garb will fill The Wharf in the hopes of catching performances of timeless trop rock tunes such as “A Pirate Looks at Forty,” “Fins,” “Cheeseburger in Paradise” and the Parrothead national anthem, “Margaritaville.” Over the years, Buffett has expanded Margaritaville beyond his albums with resorts, casinos, restaurants and apparel.
Parrotheads now have a chance to get a behind-the-scenes tour of Margaritaville. On May 9, music critic Ryan White released “Jimmy Buffet: A Good Life All the Way.” According to a recent press release, this book is a “definitive, comprehensive account of Jimmy Buffett’s long-way-around road to success.” The book takes the reader from Buffett’s humble musical beginnings on the Gulf Coast to the development of his billion-dollar Margaritaville brand.