ATLANTIC CITY — Resorts Casino Hotel confirmed that singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett will be strummin’ his six-string as the special guest during Saturday afternoon’s free-and-open-to-the-public beach concert at the newly opened $35 million Margaritaville complex.
Word began circulating a while ago that the world’s most famous bronzed beach bum (pictured left) might be part of the show — the first in a series of summer entertainment Resorts says it has in store at Margaritaville — but Buffett’s presence was either intentionally kept under wraps (attendance will escalate to an insane degree as Parrotheads flock in), or the superstar simply decided on a whim to show up and give his latest business venture the initiation it deserves.
Buffett is currently on a six-week hiatus from his Songs from St. Somewhere Tour, which picks back up at the Comcast Center on June 22 in Boston. He’ll return to South Jersey three days after that, at Camden’s Susquehanna Bank Center, on June 25.
The free concert will also include musicians Andy Grammer, Mac McAnally and Wilson Phillips. Staged on the LandShark Beach (adjacent to the LandShark Bar & Grill) at Resorts from 1pm into the evening (the last concert starts at 7pm), the event will be a series of 90-minute sets interspersed with DJ entertainment, prize giveaways, and more. It has not been specified when Buffett will take the stage.
McAnally, the Country Music Association’s Musician of the Year for five years running, and a longtime associate of Buffett’s (as a member of the Coral Reefer Band) will be part of the lineup, as will pop singer Andy Grammer and the trio Wilson Phillips, comprised of sisters Carnie and Wendy Wilson (daughters of the Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson) and Chynna Phillips (daughter of The Mamas & The Papas’ John and Michelle Phillips).