Buffett Performs Tonight in Detroit

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Refer Band perform tonight at Comerica Park in Detroit, MI.

Lionel Ritchie is the opening act. He will be taking the stage at 7:30 PM.

From Mlive.com: Preparations are underway in and around the stadium for party island crooner Jimmy Buffett’s appearance Saturday night in Detroit. The show is expected to draw 40,000 fans.

Along with the concert, which includes a rejuvenated Lionel Ritchie, Buffett will bring a day-long party to the corner of Woodward and Montcalm. The “Lounging at the Lagoon” party kick things off at 10 a.m. in Comerica’s Parking Lot 3. The official concert event, open to all, includes carnival rides and games, a sand barge with a margarita bar, and plenty of Buffett’s Landmark Lager.

Organizers expect another 10,000 to 20,000 people who aren’t going to the concert to check out the Buffett beach party, according to the Detroit News.

The show is supported by Ritchie, who joins Buffett after they recorded a duet on Ritchie’s latest album, the platinum-selling “Tuskegee.”

“I thought that to play the baseball stadium in Detroit would be special enough to get him,” Buffett told The Daily Tribune. And he called back and said he wanted to do it.”