Buffett concert rescheduled by Alex

By MARY PEREZ – meperez@sunherald.com

Blame Tropical Storm Alex for postponing the Jimmy Buffett concert at Gulf Shores, Ala., until next week.

The free concert by Buffett and his friends was scheduled for Thursday to provide a kick-off to the July 4 holiday weekend and show support for the Gulf Coast after the oil spill.

“Nobody hates this more than I do but I guess, as the song says, it’s hard to reason with hurricane season,” Buffett said in a post on his Web site, margaritaville.com. “For those going anyway, thank you. My sister Lulu will take good care of you. For the rest of you, we will see you July 11th!”

His sister, Lucy Buffett, owns LuLu’s at Homeport Marina restaurant at Gulf Shores.

The storm surge from Alex is expected to be well up on the beach where the concert was to be staged, said Edith Parten, media relations manager for the Alabama Tourism Department.

The 35,000 tickets that were handed out to fans in just 10 minutes last week will be honored at the July 11 concert, she said.

Joining Buffett and his Coral Reefer Band at Jimmy Buffett & Friends Live from the Gulf Coast are Sonny Landreth, Zac Brown Band, Kenny Chesney, Jesse Winchester and Allen Toussaint.

The concert will be broadcast live on CMT.

Read more: http://www.sunherald.com/2010/06/28/2295066/buffett-concert-rescheduled-by.html#ixzz0sFHDUefx

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