Kenny Chesney 'Honored' To Pay Tribute To Late Legend Jimmy Buffett

By Kelly Fisher

March 11, 2024

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Kenny Chesney, Jake Owen, Zac Brown and many others will make ip a star-studded lineup paying tribute to the late Jimmy Buffett. The beloved “Margaritaville” legend died on September 1, 2023 after a four-year battle with a skin cancer known as Merkel cell carcinoma. He was 76. Buffett was known for his career-spanning hits like “Margaritaville,” “Come Monday,” “Cheeseburger in Paradise,” “It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere” and many others.

Chesney was one of several artists to share on Monday (March 11) that he’s “honored to be part of such a special night of music to [keep the party going] and pay tribute to my good friend Jimmy Buffett.” The full lineup includes: Paul McCartney, Eagles, Jon Bon Jovi, Zac Brown, Jackson Browne, Brandi Carlile, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Sheryl Crow, Scotty Emerick, Jack Johnson, Caroline Jones, Mac McAnally, Jake Owen, Pitbull, Jake Shimabukuro, The Coral Reefer Band and other special guests.

“Nobody blended the salt of the sea with the soul of the song quite like my musical hero, Mr. Jimmy Buffett!” Owen wrote in a caption on Instagram on Monday afternoon. “I’m beyond thrilled to be part of the tribute flocking to The Hollywood Bowl on April 11th in Hollywood, honoring the legendary life he led. Jimmy wasn’t just a mentor; he was the captain of good times, guiding us through musical voyages with a Margarita in one hand and a guitar in the other. As a proud Parrothead, I’m ready to don my finest Hawaiian shirt, raise a toast, and sing our hearts out in a celebration that’s sure to be more fun than a hurricane in Margaritaville. Here’s to the man who taught us all how to live life with our feet in the sand and our spirits soaring high with the seagulls. Let’s make some noise and memories that even the ‘Son of a Son of a Sailor’ would be proud of!”

The tribute to Buffett, titled Keep The Party Going, is set to take place on Thursday, April 11 at Hollywood Bowl, an iconic amphitheatre in the Hollywood Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday (March 15) at 10 a.m. PT.

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