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Jimmy Buffett Tribute Concert Set to Feature Paul McCartney, the Eagles, and More

Jimmy Buffett Tribute Concert Set to Feature Paul McCartney, the Eagles, and More

Next month at the Hollywood Bowl, the late Jimmy Buffett will receive a star-studded tribute from icons like Paul McCartney and the Eagles. The exclusive one-night concert, titled “Keep The Party Going: A Tribute to Jimmy Buffett,” is scheduled to be held at the Bowl on April 11.

Stars at the memorial bash also include Sheryl Crow, Jackson Browne, Brandi Carlile, Eric Church, Jon Bon Jovi, Kenny Chesney, Zac Browne, and Pitbull. Enhancing the lineup are veteran Buffett collaborators Mac McAnally and the Coral Reefer Band, accompanied by Scotty Emerick, Caroline Jones, Jake Owen, and Jake Shimabukuro.

Exclusive ticket pre-sale starts Wednesday at 10 a.m. PT, with general sales via Ticketmaster opening on Friday at the same time.

McCartney is undeniably the most significant catch for the Jimmy Buffett tribute producers, given his infrequent appearances in all-star tributes. Meanwhile, the Eagles are not frequent participants in such events either.

Some Performers at the Upcoming Jimmy Buffett Tribute Concert Collaborated with Him in the Past

He also posted a heartfelt tribute to Jimmy Buffett on Instagram following his passing last September. “He had a most amazing lust for life and a beautiful sense of humor,” he wrote. “When we swapped tales about the past, his were so exotic and lush and involved sailing trips and surfing and so many exciting stories that it was hard for me to keep up with him.”

“Right up to the last minute his eyes still twinkled with a humor that said, ‘I love this world and I’m going to enjoy every minute of it’.  So many of us will miss Jimmy and his tremendous personality. His love for us all, and for mankind as a whole.”

The Eagles have been honoring Buffett by performing “The Boys of Summer” in memory of the late singer during their tour stops this year.

Kenny Chesney paid tribute to Buffett at the CMA Awards in November with a rendition of “A Pirate Looks at Forty” alongside Mac McAnally. In a separate performance, Zac Brown performed “Pirates and Parrots” and “Margaritaville” with Alan Jackson during the same show.

Of course, Jackson Browne and Buffett have a longstanding history of sharing the stage. In the late 1970s, Buffett opened for Browne in several shows, and the dynamic flipped in 2013 when Browne was asked to be the opening act for several of Buffett’s major performances.