Calling all Parrot heads – Jimmy Buffett will be “Back to the Island” of Maui performing many of his popular songs.
Too bad it can’t be “Another Saturday Night” but if you will be vacationing on Maui Friday, March 16, this “It’s Five O’clock Somewhere” performer will be playing one concert only at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center located at One Cameron Place in Kahului. Buffett’s Coral Reefer Band will be playing alongside him, pumping out tune after tune all while in a fun “I Don’t Know and I Don’t Care” party mood.
Buffett has played at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center, or the MACC, in 2003 and 2009 to sell-out crowds. His “Welcome to “Fin” Land Tour 2012” is sure to follow as his two previous concerts because it is a fun party-like concert everyone loves to attend. Buffett’s tour group does not have to import palm trees or volcanoes for the stage…here it’s the real deal and all in our own backyard. Buffett will be performing outside in the A & B Amphitheater/Yokouchi Pavilion under the stars, with swaying palm trees, Haleakala “Volcano”, and warm tropical weather starting at 7 p.m.
If you are a MACC member, tickets can be purchased starting Friday, February 17 to February 21, while the public sale starts on February 22 at 10 a.m. Tickets are very reasonably priced at $59, $89, and $136 along with applicable fees. They can be purchased at the MACC box office with a credit card by calling (808) 242-7469 or on their website. This venue only holds around 5000 fans and is close up and personal. Every seat has a good view so for the price it can’t be topped. If you are a die-hard “Margaritaville” fan, and are not already a MACC member, you can join for a mere $40 and be one of the first to get tickets because I can guarantee “Come Monday” the premiere seats will be taken. This concert will sell fast and you do not want to be that person holding the “I need tickets” sign outside the gates. You want to be able to say I’ve “Been There”.
Coming to a Jimmy Buffett concert here in the islands is quite an experience because one “Changes in Latitudes and Changes in Attitudes”. Many fans are decked out in aloha shirts, slippers, board shorts, parrot head gear and even consider “Why Don’t We Get Drunk”. In fact, you don’t even have to pack a lot of this stuff. Since we are the Aloha state, much of this merchandise can be purchased at any store, or for unique paraphernalia like shark or “Cheeseburger in Paradise” hats, parrot earrings and necklaces try the official website.
Buffett, now a 65-year-old-musician, can decide where he wants to play. Maui is honored to be a date on his tour. So, “Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy” and Be There. I will.
[Image source: Maui Arts and Cultural Center]