Jimmy Buffet and the Coral Reefer Band made their way to the Amway Centre in Orlando, Florida last night for their Welcome to Fin Land tour. It was tacos and margaritas at home last night while we listened on Radio Margaritaville.
Concert Review: Jimmy Buffett at Amway Center
It was Groundhog Day this past week, which means it was time for Jimmy Buffett to emerge, see his shadow and hit the road for another chorus of the Margaritaville songbook.
Like Bill Murray’s character in the Groundhog Day movie, Buffett exists in an on-stage reality that doesn’t change much. To his credit, he obviously enjoys the continuity.
In a rowdy (if predictably so), 2- hours-plus on Saturday at a packed Amway Center, Buffett effortlessly delivered the laid-back vibe that he has managed to turn into a worldwide brand.
On a stage that was as low-key as the guy’s attitude, Buffett and his 10-piece Coral Reefer Band performed in front of a couple of giant beach umbrellas, a wooden fence and not much else aside from a giant video screen to show oceanfront views and other images.
“It was a lovely day in Orlando today,” Buffett told the crowd, in the midst of an opening salvo that included “The Wino and I Know,” “License to Chill” and the party anthem “It’s 5 o’clock Somewhere.” The latter featured singer-guitarist Mac McAnally, one of the formidable talents in the band, as a capable substitute for original duet partner Alan Jackson.
Read the full review at The Orlando Sentinel
If you were there, we would love to hear your review!
Jimmy Buffett – Upcoming Concert Dates
Jimmy and the boys are off for a couple of weeks, then it’s back on the road:
- Saturday, February 25 Birmingham, AL BJCC Arena – Get Tickets
- Tuesday, February 28 Tallahassee, FL Leon County Civic Center – Get Tickets
- Thursday., March 1 Little Rock, AR Verizon Arena – Get Tickets
- Saturday., March 3 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center Get Tickets
- Friday, March 30 Tampa, FL Ask Gary Amphitheater – Get Tickets