Originally starting out as a country artist in the late 1960s, the Jimmy Buffett of today is a far cry from the young man who first embarked on his musical journey. A move to Key West, FL, in the 1970s started Buffett down the path to the laid-back beach bum character for which he is known.
Buffett combines folk, country and pop music with tropical-inspired lyrics to produce his distinctive sound. With the Coral Reefer Band backing him up, Buffett is most famous for his concerts. Jimmy Buffett set lists pursue a set structure that consists of a 12 to 14 song first set, a brief set break, a second set that has always included the tune “A Pirate Looks at Forty” and is followed by an average of two encores. Jimmy Buffett tickets are definitely worth their weight for what the audience receives.
Aside from seeing Jimmy Buffett live, a person could attend a concert just to see the spectacle of Buffett’s devoted fan base, otherwise referred to as Parrotheads. To put it mildly, Parrotheads are intensely loyal and celebrate a Jimmy Buffett concert to the fullest extent. Men and women alike often don grass skirts, coconut bras, tropical-inspired clothes, Mardi Gras beads and hats galore exhibiting a parrot, shark or cheeseburger. A Jimmy Buffett ticket is an invite to more than just music; it’s a passport to a tropical mindset.
It is said that it was The Eagles’ bassist Timothy B. Schmit that dubbed Buffett fans Parrotheads at a Cincinnati, OH, concert in the early 1980s when he was playing as a member of the Coral Reefer Band.
Parrotheads as well as regular concertgoers give glowing reviews of Jimmy Buffett live. Truly an experience, don’t miss the chance to see the extravaganza of a Jimmy Buffett concert.
No matter what the weather is like outside, escape to the tropics of Margaritaville by grabbing your Jimmy Buffett tickets today!