/ The DC Traveler
Washington DC — By Jon Rochetti on July 11, 2010 at 8:49 am
Filed under: Events, music, parrotheads

Calling All Cheeseburger-Loving Parrotheads

Grab your favorite Hawaiian shirt, flip-flops, a cheeseburger and a big margarita and get ready to change your latitude and attitude — Jimmy Buffett is coming back to the Washington, DC area, just in time for 2 end of summer concerts.

With hits such as “Margaritaville,” “Come Monday,” and the famous song “Cheeseburger in Paradise,” his Under The Big Top Tour will be Buffett’s 35th road tour since first hitting the road in 1976.  His band, the 9-piece and 2-vocalist Coral Reefer Band has changed personnel over the years, but still delivers a great show.

Jimmy Buffett live

Buffett’s style as a singing story teller has huge appeal as his clever lyrics describe life, love and escaping the pressures of daily life. His energetic performances have helped develop his loyal (or rather cult-like) fan base called Parrotheads.

His most recent album, the 2009 release of Buffet Hotel, includes a mix of ballads, light and bouncy songs, and even a 1960s surf flashback tune.  And Jimmy even tossed in yet another tune about sex.

Buffett’s business ventures besides record sales and touring include royalties from his 7 books, his beer coop with Anheuser-Busch, the widely distributed Margaritaville branded tequila, shrimp and footwear along with his Margaritaville Cafe and Cheeseburger in Paradise restaurant chains.  All which helps him earn a reported $100+ million a year.  Now that’s a nice income for a singing pirate.

In a partnership with Harrah’s Entertainment, it was had announced that the construction of an 800-room Margaritaville tropical resort casino in Biloxi, Mississippi would be completed by the end of 2010, but construction is currently on hold.

Millionaire or not, The Pirate puts on a great show that keeps the loyal Parrotheads coming back and newbies wanting to join the club.

And if you’re looking for the perfect margarita here’s Jimmy’s recipe for the perfect margarita , check Jimmy’s website for the recipe.

Jimmy BuffettJiffy Lube Live, 7800 Cellar Door Drive, Bristow, Virginia (map)

Dates and Hours – Thursday and Saturday, September 2 & 4, 2010 at 8:00 p.m.

Tickets – $36.00 – $136.00 and are available online, by phone at or at the box office.

Parking – Limited metered street parking or area paid garage parking is available.

Images – Buffett

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