Zac Brown Band, Kenny Chesney To Join Jimmy Buffett For Concert At Gulf Shores
June 21, 2010 at 2:38 PM (PT)
JIMMY BUFFETT has invited a few of his friends to help him raise awareness and support for the GULF region as it continues to suffer from the oil spill. BUFFETT will perform a free show on JULY 1st in GULF SHORES, AL, featuring ZAC BROWN BAND, KENNY CHESNEY, SONNY LANDRETH, JESSE WINCHESTER and ALLEN TOUSSAINT.
The show will be broadcast live and commercial-free on CMT at 8p (ET/PT). It will also be simulcast on RADIO MARGARITAVILLE on SIRIUS XM beginning at 6p (ET), as well as streamed on www.CMT.com. Tickets will be available beginning WEDNESDAY (6/23) at 10a (CT) at www.CMT.com, www.ticketmaster.com and all TICKETMASTER outlets. There is a 4-ticket limit and tickets are required for entry.
BUFFETT said: "There are always welcome breaks in every storm but the unfortunate reality is that this disaster is not going away for a while -- but a few hours of fun, void of the constant reminders of the situation, is a good thing and that is basically what I do."
ALABAMA Governor BOB RILEY added: “I thank JIMMY BUFFETT and these other great artists for coming to perform on ALABAMA's coast. Their music will lift up spirits and help encourage visitors to come here and enjoy our world famous Southern hospitality.”
CMT President BRIAN PHILIPS also commented: “Music has healing powers and who better than JIMMY and friends to summon them up? It is CMT’s privilege to present this special. We send a message to the people of the GULF COAST that our audience -- and the world -- stands beside them."
“CMT Presents JIMMY BUFFETT & Friends: Live From The GULF COAST” will re-air JULY 2nd at 7p, JULY 3rd at 9:30a, JULY 4th at 2p, and JULY 5th at 11:30a (all times ET/PT). Excerpts and artist interviews will be available at www.CMT.com.