When you hear the term, “Parrotheads,” one should know that it has everything to do with the legendary musician, Jimmy Buffett’s die hard legion of fans. Indeed, Jimmy Buffet has been serenading crowds with his well-known songs like “Margaritaville,” “Volcano” and many more since the ’70s.
Jimmy Buffett’s music has been considered pop, country rock, folk rock and country, And Jimmy Buffett has southern roots being born in Pascagoula, Mississippi. Jimmy Buffett began hisstoried musical career in the ’70s in Nashville, Tennessee, embracing country music. Buffett recorded one album in 1970. While Jimmy Buffett has enjoyed large crowds for many decades, early in his career, Buffett did some busking in New Orleans, Louisiana. However, after doing some busking work in Key West, Florida in 1971, Jimmy Buffett started working on songs that reflected an easy-going persona that is tied to a “beach bum” or a boater’s life. Jimmy Buffett has played live for his audiences for many years along with his Coral Reefer Band. Buffett has had 40-plus tours, his first being called, “A Pink Crustacean Tour” in 1976. The good news for Nevada residents and diehard fans of his music style is that there is a Jimmy Buffett Concert in Las Vegas coming soon. Buffett and his talented band members will surely have the Parrotheads singing, dancing and grooving to Jimmy his well-known tunes.
For those who have never seen Jimmy Buffett live in concert, the “Big 8” is something to be aware of. And that’s because the “Big 8” is a list of Buffett songs that you will most likely hear at every one of his live concerts. Those eight songs include the following: “Margaritaville,” “Fins,” “Come Monday,” “Volcano,” “Cheeseburger in Paradise,” “A Pirate Looks at Forty,” “Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes.” as well as “Why Don’t We Get Drunk,” which is quite popular. But, they may not be played in that each order — it is ultimately up to what Jimmy Buffett and company wants to play for the crowds.
Some of the other notable tunes that you can expect to hear at a Jimmy Buffet concert in Las Vegas is “Brown Eyed Girl” by Van Morrisson, “Southern Cross” by Crosby, Stills, Nash as well as Buffett’s “Son of a Son of a Sailor.” Jimmy Buffett has also done a duet with country singer, Alan Jackson on the song, “It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere. The song, “One Particular Harbour,” has also been gaining in popularity on tour. The good news is that Jimmy Buffett will still be bringing a fun-loving, energetic presence with some of the new and veteran Parrotheads, no matter the music lineup.
Jimmy Buffett had some very unique names for his past tours like his Beach House on the Moon Tour in 1999, Last Mango in Paris Tour in 1985, Rece$$ion Rece$$ Tour in 1992 and License To Chill Tour in 2004. Expect his current tour going on in 2019 to bring fun and classic Jimmy Buffett tunes to liven up Las Vegas.