Jimmy Buffett gave Music City a memorable surprise this past Monday (June 21).
Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band delivered a surprise show at Nashville’s Exit/In.The pop-up concert featured a line up of some fan-favorite hits.
The long-time country music icon also performed alongside one of his fellow famous friends in the industry. Buffett was joined on stage by country superstars Mac McAnally and Kenny Chesney. The group performed Buffett’s signature song, “Margaritaville” for the unexpecting lucky crowd.
Chesney took to Instagram to relish in the magical on stage moment, writing “Always a blast being on stage with my friends Jimmy Buffett, Mac McAnally, and the rest of the Coral Reefer Band. Thanks for the invite Jimmy.”
This performance at the Exit/In was not Buffett’s first time in the building. However, Buffett was the first act to ever play at the Exit/In.
According to The Tennessean, Exit/In co-founder Brugh Reynolds shared in a 2015 documentary for Uproxxx that Buffett was the first act to ever take their stage.
“As Exit/In co-founder Brugh Reynolds recalled, the club was under construction in the summer of 1971 when “this guy wandered in off the street.”
“He said, ‘Well, I play music,'” said Reynolds. “He went and got his guitar. I think he played a few things for us, and so Jimmy Buffett was the first act to ever play the Exit/In.”
Flash forward 50 years later and Buffett has returned with his crowd-captivating talents.
And what brought Buffett to Music City? Fans will be pleased to know that Buffett is in town rehearsing for a trio of shows at the Ascend Amphitheater on July 6, 8 and 16. This concert series has been long awaited by fans after being postponed in 2020.
Tickets for these three dates are available for purchase at Ticketmaster.
Which Jimmy Buffett song are you hoping to hear at his Ascend Amphitheater concert? Let us know by sending us a tweet @CS_Country.