The City of Pascagoula will honor world renowned native son Jimmy Buffett next week. Buffett is expected to be in attendance on Saturday, Sept. 19 for the dedication of Jimmy Buffett Bridge, which spans the Baptiste Bayou.
The day will transform into one of celebration and song, as Buffett is expected to bring his guitar with him and perform a brief acoustic set to commemorate the occasion while accompanied by Coral Reefer guitarist and seven time Country Music Association Musician of the Year Mac McAnally on the beach at the corner of 11th Street and Beach Boulevard.
City officials will present Buffett with a key to the City, and the City and State Legislature will proclaim May 6th Jimmy Buffett Day at the local and state levels in honor of his parents’ wedding anniversary. Jimmy Buffett signage will also be placed at Pascagoula’s three entrances advertising it as his birthplace.
The ceremony is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend this free event. Due to the limited amount of parking near the beach, motorists should park in designated areas and ride the shuttle, which will be provided free of charge by the City of Pascagoula.