Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band performed on Saturday at the grand opening of the Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort in Hollywood FL.
The show was part of the Workin’ and Playin’ Tour. The set list from the show is now available.
From the Miami Herald: “Jimmy Buffett-themed resort officially opens with the star taking the stage”
The Maestro of Margaritaville took to the stage for a soggy beach-blanket blowout in Hollywood on Saturday afternoon, signaling to many who grew up and live in this humble, once-sleepy beach town that the tides have forever changed.
As the sun dropped and the rain drifted out to sea, thousands of people massed along the Broadwalk in front of Margaritaville for the official grand opening of the Buffett-themed resort that now stands as the beach’s new centerpiece. The $150 million attraction offers more than just 349 rooms, eight bars and a spa — it’s also a beacon of hope that this snowbird paradise will at last become a first-class tourist destination.
“Let’s put the top down on this place!” Buffett shouted to kick off the one and a half-hour free concert.
Two mammoth digital screens were erected on the sand, towering over the beach’s iconic little Bandshell, one of the last remnants of old Hollywood that locals have stubbornly fought to keep from the wrecking ball of progress.
“I finally get to play the Bandshell,” Buffett joked from his perch across the Broadwalk from the old beach stage.