SPANISH FORT, Ala. .(WKRG) – Jimmy Buffett is getting back to his hometown roots as he prepares for Tuesday’s concert at The Wharf. The Mobile native is playing there Tuesday.
The Jimmy Buffet Facebook page posted pictures of Buffett in Spanish Fort on the water with Jimbo Meador, writing “No better guide in the Mobile – Tensaw Delta than Jimbo Meador. Master Naturalist, legendary waterman and storyteller….friend for over 40 years. today was a great day 🙏
Jimbo is credited with being the ‘voice of Forrest Gump’ as applied to the character played by actor Tom Hanks. Jimbo and Winston Groom, the author of Forrest Gump are life-long friends.
Buffett returns to the Wharf for just one night as part of his “Son of a Son of a Sailor” Tour 2019.
Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band is set to play at the Wharf Amphitheater in Orange Beach on Tuesday, April 23 at 8pm.
“There isn’t a better way to kick off the summer than a Jimmy Buffett concert,” said Art Favre, owner of The Wharf Amphitheater. “We are thrilled to welcome Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band back to The Wharf Amphitheater for another fantastic night of music and fun.”
The tour is called Son Of A Son Of A Sailor as 2018 was the record’s 40th anniversary, and the celebration continues through 2019.