Jimmy Buffett & Friends Concert in Gulf Shores Rescheduled for July 11

The Jimmy Buffett & Friends concert scheduled for Thursday (July 1) in Gulf Shores, Ala., has been rescheduled for July 11 because of concerns about surf conditions on the beach, organizers announced Monday (June 28). According to Gulf Shores city officials, storm conditions are not expected to be a threat to the area, although increased water inundation at the beach is not conducive to keeping the large stage stable in the sand. “This is a disappointment, obviously, but Jimmy Buffett is still coming to the Gulf Coast on July 11, and tickets will be honored at that time,” said Mayor Robert Craft. Buffett said, “Nobody hates this more than I do, but I guess, as the song says, it’s hard to reason with hurricane season. For those going anyway, thank you. … For the rest of you, we will see you July 11.” A portion of the July 1 concert was to be telecast live on CMT and CMT.com as a 90-minute special titled CMT Presents Jimmy Buffett & Friends Live From the Gulf Coast. Kenny Chesney, Zac Brown, Allen Toussaint, Sonny Landreth and Jesse Winchester were among the confirmed guests. CMT executives were working late Monday to determine production logistics for the possibility of airing the July 11 show.