Known for his laid-back, beach bum lifestyle, Jimmy Buffett started his music career in the 1970s. Growing up, he played trombone in his school band, later learning how to play guitar at Auburn University. He continued his education at the University of Southern Mississippi, graduating with a history degree. He then moved to Nashville to pursue a career in music. Now is the best time to buy Jimmy Buffett tickets. You will have all kinds of seat options so make sure you find the best spot possible.
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In 1970, Jimmy released his first album, Down to Earth. One year later, singer Jerry Jeff Walker took him to Key West, where Jimmy moved shortly thereafter. Upon his arrival, Jimmy started playing at the Chart Room Bar in the Pier House Motel. The easygoing way of life in Key West rubbed off on Jimmy and he started fusing elements of country, rock, folk, and coastal sounds into his music.
Jimmy’s love of tropical living is partially what inspired the name of his band, The Coral Reefer Band. The name alludes to two elements of tranquil living: coral reefs and marijuana. Some of the songs Jimmy has recorded with The Coral Reefer Band include his hits “Margaritaville” and “Come Monday.”
In addition to being a songwriter and musician, Jimmy is also an author and businessman. He owns the Margaritaville Cafe restaurant chain, which he opened in 1985, and he also co-developed the Cheeseburger in Paradise restaurant chain. He has licensed Margaritaville tequila, footwear, and food. His music and business ventures have given him an estimated net worth of $550 million.
Jimmy’s published works include three #1 New York Times bestsellers and two children’s books. Among them are his first book, “Tales From Margaritaville” and “A Pirate Looks at Fifty.” With both of these landing the top spot on the New York Times list, Jimmy became one of just eight authors in the list’s history to have both a fiction and nonfiction title reach number one.
In 2000, Jimmy and his band played on the White House lawn for President Bill Clinton. Three years later, he teamed up with country superstar Alan Jackson for the song “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere,” which won the 2003 CMA Award for Vocal Event of the Year and both Single of the Year and Video of the Year at the Academy of Country Music Awards. This was the first award Jimmy received in his 30+ years of doing music.
Jimmy has performed at the Xfinity Center amphitheater in Mansfield, Massachusetts 58 times, more than any other venue he’s played at during the course of his career.
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Jimmy has been involved in several film projects as an actor, songwriter, and producer. He starred in, co-produced, and wrote the soundtrack for the 2006 film Hoot. He also wrote the theme song for the television series Johnny Bago, and had his music featured in the 1985 film Summer Rental, the 1980 John Travolta film Urban Cowboy and the animated film Fern Gully: The Last Rainforest. Rap artist Tone Loc sang Jimmy’s song in the film.
His acting credits include cameo appearances in Repo Man, Hook, From the Earth to the Moon, Rancho Deluxe, Hawaii Five-0, Sesame Street’s Elmopalooza, Jurassic World, and NCIS: New Orleans.
The Jimmy Buffet Experience
Don’t show up to a Jimmy Buffett concert wearing anything fancy. Attending a live show is basically like going to a drug-induced jam on the beach. The vibe is very low key and everyone is very easygoing. Don’t be surprised if some people at the show are barefoot. This is your chance to get the best tickets to see Jimmy Buffett. In the listings above you will find all the different locations, he will be performing so make sure you act as soon as possible.