Jimmy Buffett reschedules Jacksonville concert in December

"Margaritaville" singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett (File photo)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Jimmy Buffett has changed his Jacksonville concert date, according to a release. 

The release said the concert was rescheduled "due to needed shoulder surgery planned for Jimmy Buffett, with time for recovery and therapy."

The December 10, 2019 concert has been moved to Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena.  

The stop is part of Buffett’s “Son Of A Son Of A Sailor High Tide” Tour 2019 and local Parrotheads won't want to miss their chance to soak in the full Margaritaville experience.

“Jacksonville is thrilled to welcome back Jimmy Buffett to VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena,” says Bill McConnell, general manager of SMG Jacksonville. “Year after year, fans in the First Coast ask us when will he be returning. We are happy to say that 2019 is that year!”

Jimmy released his famous Son Of A Son Of A Sailor LP in 1978, and sang the title track on Saturday Night Live that year. The song was written about his grandfather, James Delaney Buffett Sr., who was a huge influence on his life.

The tour is called Son Of A Son Of A Sailor High Tide Tour as 2018 was the record's 40th anniversary, and the celebration continues through 2019.

The record also includes the hit, “Cheeseburger In Paradise,” a Parrothead favorite, as well as “Livingston Saturday Night” and “Cowboy in the Jungle.”

Tickets will be available through ticketmaster.com.

About the Author:

A Jacksonville native and proud University of North Florida alum, Francine Frazier has been with News4Jax since 2014 after spending nine years at The Florida Times-Union.