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Friday, December 6, 2013

Saturday's Jimmy Buffett concert cancelled

Posted By on Fri, Dec 6, 2013 at 9:03 AM

Jimmy Buffett and The Coral Reefer Band return to Verizon Arena Saturday night. - BRIAN CHILSON
  • Brian Chilson
  • Jimmy Buffett and The Coral Reefer Band return to Verizon Arena Saturday night.

UPDATE: There'll be some tears spilled in hotel margaritas by all the Parrot Heads who'd congregated in Central Arkansas hoping the weather will clear. Tomorrow's Jimmy Buffett concert has been cancelled. Refunds are available at point of purchase. In a statement, Michael Marion, general manager of Verizon Arena, said,  "I've spoken personally to the Arkansas Highway Department, our local meteorologists and have read all of the reports and the conditions for this weekend are simply prohibitive for us to host Jimmy Buffett tomorrow night. We regret we have had to cancel the concert, but our patrons safety is always first and foremost."

8 p.m. Verizon Arena. $49-$159.

Apparently, you Arkansas (and surrounding area) Parrot Heads were rabid enough to warrant a second visit in as many years from Jimmy Buffett and The Coral Reefer Band.

Now, last time this crew was in town, back in March of 2012, I went down to the NLR side of the river before the show to take in the epic, SEC-worthy tailgating. Just let me say this: These folks have got partying down to a science to a disconcerting extent. I saw all manner of ingenious inventions, most of which were designed with the sole purpose of expediting, intensifying or otherwise increasing the efficiency of the drinking of booze.

Now, it might or might not be pretty cold outside (Update: It's gonna be colder than a well-digger's ass), but odds are that it no matter the weather, it's gonna be some good tailgating and a festive atmosphere all around Verizon Arena.



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