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Jimmy Buffet show sure to make waves

Tropical rocker scheduled to perform at MACC on Feb. 24

January 27, 2009
The Maui News

KAHULUI - Perpetual beach bum Jimmy Buffett is returning to Maui for a concert that will have Parrot Heads singing along to all the songs. Buffett and his Coral Reefer Band will kick off their "The Year of Still Here" show at 7 p.m. Feb. 24 at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center's A&B Amphitheater. Gates open at 5:30 p.m.

MACC donors will have a chance to grab their tickets early, beginning at 10 a.m. Thursday. Strict ticket limits will apply, including up to two tickets for Ilima level donors and up to four for Ohia level and higher. Tickets will be available to the general public at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Buffett's last Maui concert was in 2004, and MACC Executive Vice President and General Manager Art Vento said many diehard Buffett fans have been anxious for his return visit.

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Tickets go on sale this week for Jimmy Buffett and his Coral Reefer Band, who will play in concert at The Maui Arts & Cultural Center on Feb. 24.

"In the nearly 15 years of the MACC's existence, there is a select group of performers that people are constantly asking me, 'When are they coming back?' " he said. "Jimmy Buffett is at the head of that class."

Singer and songwriter Buffett has translated his easygoing Gulf Coast character into a wildly successful music career, with concert tours that evolve into Mardi Gras-like affairs thanks to the hijinks, headgear and sing-alongs by Buffett's faithful fans. He's also found success in his other ventures, including as a best-selling author and nationwide restaurateur, with a new eatery opening soon in Waikiki.

The tropical-rocker has amassed more than 30 albums, collected countless awards and has created cruiser anthems like "Margaritaville," "A Pirate Looks at Forty" and "Cheeseburger in Paradise."

Tickets are $56, $66 and $86, plus applicable fees; available at the MACC box office, by calling 242-7469 or online at A limited number of $126 premium seating tickets will also be sold.



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