Jimmy Buffett and his Margaritaville brand are welcome on the Gulf Coast!
Jimmy Buffett has announced that he is opening his new Margaritaville hotel in Pensacola, Florida as scheduled, oil or no oil! He plans to go ahead and fully staff the new enterprise and essentially said that the area that was just getting back on it’s feet following Hurricanes Ivan, Rita, and Katrina would survive the BP Oil disaster as well.
Free Concert to support the Gulf Coast
In addition, Buffett and the City of Gulf Shores, Alabama announced yesterday that he would headline a free concert in Gulf Shores on July 1st along with Kenny Chesney, The Zac Brown Band, and other famous acts.
There will be around 35,000 free tickets distributed via Ticketmaster beginning at 10:00 AM June 22nd.
It is hoped that the Gulf Coast area business’s, restaurants, hotels, and rental condos will be given a positive shot in the arm after the negative impact that they have suffered by the uncertainty of the continuing oil spill.
While the area from Gulf Shores all the way to Panama City has seen some impact, it has not been near the impact as has been seen in the Louisiana Delta area. Many envision the beaches being covered in black oil and that is simply not the case so far and hopefully it will not be. For up to date information on beach conditions, visit www.thebeachfacts.com .