Singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett and his Coral Reefer Band will perform two shows at the Coffee Butler Amphitheater in Key West, his former home and the island widely credited with inspiring his signature sound.
Rams Head Presents, the entertainment company that brings national acts to the amphitheater, Key West Theater and Sunset Green Event Lawn, announced the shows on Jan. 18, surprising and delighting Buffett fans everywhere. The Key West shows are part of Buffett’s Second Wind Tour.
The shows will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday and Saturday, Feb. 9 and 11.
Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. EST on Friday, Jan. 20, at ticketmaster.com, with a four-ticket limit per customer.
The internationally acclaimed Buffett lived and wrote in Key West during some of his most productive years, and the island is believed to be the inspiration behind several songs, including his smash hit “Margaritaville,” “Tryin’ to Reason with Hurricane Season,” the more recent “Conky Tonkin'” featuring Clint Black, and dozens of others.
As well as peppering his song lyrics with frequent Key West references, Buffett established his first Margaritaville Store and Margaritaville Café on the island. He also maintains a recording studio overlooking the former shrimp docks.