By the Caribbean Journal staff
One of St Barth’s favorite sons is planning a major concert in Gustavia this month.
Jimmy Buffett, the music superstar and frequent St Barth visitor, is planning to play a free concert in Gustavia on Dec. 27.
The concert will be held on the quai in St Barth’s tiny capital; Buffett will be accompanied by local musician Soley and other musicians from the island.
“He hopes that by performing there he will persuade a few more people to come down for the holidays,” said Stiles Bennet, president and CMO of Wimco Villas. “It’s a fun way for folks to support the island’s recovery.”
Buffett has had a decades-long relationship with the island, and some of his most legendary songs were inspired by St Barth, including One Particular Harbor, Au Tour de Rocher and Cheeseburger in Paradise.
Buffett has in recent years been known to play impromptu sets at St Barth hotspots like Le Select.
As Caribbean Journal reported, St Barth has been making a rapid recovery in the wake of Hurricane Irma; Buffett’s concert should only provide an even bigger boost.
How to Get There The easiest way remains flying through San Juan and taking a Tradewind Aviation flight, although there are flights on regional carriers like Winair and St Barth Commuter out of St Maarten, as well.