Jimmy Buffett to play free concert in Gustavia

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Jimmy Buffett will play a free concert in Gustavia on Wednesday, December 27.

The Margaritaville singer, 71, will perform on the quai with local musician Soley and a few other musicians from the island.

“He hopes that by performing there he will persuade a few more people to come down for the holidays,” said Stiles Bennet, president and CMO of Wimco Villas. “It’s a fun way for folks to support the island’s recovery.”

Buffett’s long-standing relationship with the island of St Barts has inspired several of the songwriter’s hits, One Particular Harbor, Au Tour de Rocher and Cheeseburger in Paradise, the latter being a restaurant chain he owns.

Buffet’s Broadway musical “Escape to Margaritaville” previews February 16, 2018, prior to an official opening March 15 at the Marquis Theatre. But on Friday, December 8, when the box office opened, Buffett was handing out free burgers and $5 from every ticket purchased on the day will be donated to the non-profit One America Appeal, which was founded by all five living former US Presidents to aid hurricane victims in the US and in the Caribbean.

So far, the show has raised more than $110,000 for hurricane relief.


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