Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Site of Buffett Concert on July 11th of 2010

The beach was as clean as we'd ever seen it. All it lacked were the people. Lots of them should be there on July 1st for the Jimmy Buffett concert.

New information on the rescheduled concert appeared in the June 29th issue of The Clarion-Ledger in Jackson, Mississippi, as follows:

Free Jimmy Buffett concert reset for July 11
The Associated Press · June 28, 2010


The free concert featuring Jimmy Buffett on the beach at Gulf Shores has been rescheduled due to increased surf that threatens to undermine the stage.
Gulf Shores Mayor Robert Craft said Monday the concert that had been set for July 1 is now scheduled for July 11, a Sunday.

Buffett and a lineup of stars including Kenny Chesney, Zack Brown and others planned the free concert to help support residents and businesses struggling due to the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Craft said Tropical Storm Alex is not viewed as a threat to the Alabama coast but is creating surf conditions that could make the stage unstable.

Oil and tar balls have washed ashore at Gulf Shores and other Alabama beach resorts, putting a dent in the summer tourist season.

1 comment:

  1. Those 35,000 concertgoers will sure leave lots to clean up. Not being critical, it just goes hand-in-hand with a crowded event such as this. And since you mentioned that it's currently shipshape...

    I'd guess by now (June 24) that planning and logistics discourage visitors along the beach where Buffet's concert will be held.