There are few musicians that can match the longevity and wide-ranging popularity of Jimmy Buffet. The man who is known for his island rhythms and epic concert events is credited with creating a truly unique musical genre that is dominated entirely by his own music. Buffet has been active singer-songwriter since 1965, and continues to write new music and release new albums to this day.
Buffet originally arrived on the music scene looking to break into country music. Like many other country music hopefuls, Buffet started his career in Nashville, Tennessee during the 1960s. The first album he recorded and released, Down to Earth, came during this period of his life. For the majority of his early career, Jimmy Buffet tickets were far from a hot item. He was well-known at the time for busking for travelers visiting New Orleans, Louisiana.
It wasn't until country musician Jerry Jeff Walker met Buffet and brought him to Key West on a busking trip in 1971 that Buffet became the musician he is today. Buffet felt a quick connection with the atmosphere and environment in Key West, establishing a home there and developing his now infamous "island escapism" vibe along its turquoise waters and white-sand beaches. Buffet continues to draw inspiration for his music from his home in Key West, his visits to St. Barts (where he used to live), and other islands in the Caribbean.
His unique "gulf and western" musical sound is appreciated by a wide variety of musical fans. Jimmy Buffet tickets are most frequently purchased by Parrotheads, the affectionate moniker used to describe devoted fans of Buffet's music. The term "parrothead" was coined by Buffet himself in 1985. Fans who had purchased Jimmy Buffet tickets for a concert at the Timberwolf Amphitheater in Cincinnati, Ohio were the first to be named Parrotheads.
Four years later the term was used to start the official fan club devoted to Buffet's music. However, considering oneself a parrothead is not just associated with Buffet's music. The group has grown into a network that includes 200 clubs across the US, as well as international chapters in Canada and Australia. The group shares information about humanitarian organizations, promotes social activities, and advertises Jimmy Buffet tickets that can be purchased for benefit concerts that provide donations to nonprofit groups.
This year, Buffet wrapped up the Songs from St. Somewhere Tour after a full year of tour stops that began in April 2013. The tour consisted of three legs, with the majority of the stops scheduled across the United States. Tickets were sold for two events in Paris, France in the fall of 2013. Profits from the sale of Jimmy Buffet tickets to the May 5, 2013 event in Boston, Massachusetts went to the benefit the Boston Strong charity.
Today, Buffet is out on tour on the This One's For You Tour. If you're looking for Jimmy Buffet tickets, the best place to find available seats in a venue near you is online at ACtickets.com.