Parrotheads unite when Jimmy Buffett wastes away in Las Vegas

Jimmy Buffett

Jimmy Buffett celebrates the 40th anniversary of “A Pirate Looks at Forty,” a perennial concert favorite, with a show at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

(Jimmy Buffett)

Las Vegas will be wasting away again in margaritaville when Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band perform at the MGM Grand Garden Arena for one night only on Saturday, Oct. 17.

Buffett makes the stop as part of his “Workin’ n’ Playin’” tour 2015.

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the release of Buffett’s A1A album, his first Top 40 record, which includes the hit, “A Pirate Looks at Forty,” a perennial concert favorite.

Buffett and his Coral Reefer Band are known for their laid-back beach style with songs such as “Margaritaville” and “Come Monday.” His style, which he calls “gulf and western,” took shape when he moved to Key West in 1971.


He partnered with Alan Jackson on “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” in 2003, and for the first time in his career, he won a Country Music Association award for Vocal Event of the Year.

Buffett is known better for his live shows than albums, and also owns a  chain of restaurants, including Margaritaville at the Flamingo Las Vegas.

Tickets go on sale on Monday, May 18, at 10 a.m.

Tickets: Ticketmaster, (800) 745-3000