Booze/tailgating update: Taco Bell Arena executive director Lisa Cochran emails: "For the Jimmy Buffet concert, alcohol will be available for sale inside the Arena, to include margaritas and LandShark Lager, in addition to our usual beer and wine offerings. We will definitely provide further information once details are finalized."
No word yet on whether Taco Bell Arena plans to serve margaritas, but you should be able to find a concession-stand cheeseburger in paradise Oct. 25.
Singer and party host Jimmy Buffett and his Coral Reefer Band will headline at 8 p.m. that night — a Thursday — as part of his Lounging at the Lagoon Tour.
Buffett, who has never performed in Idaho, is known for concerts accompanied by copious amounts of tailgating: Battery-powered blenders concocting tropical drinks, men waltzing about in Hawaiian shirts, everyone wearing zany Parrothead hats — you know the drill.
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 14, at Select-a-Seat for $49 and $99. There will be a limit of eight tickets per customer.
Buffett, 65, is one of the biggest names in the concert-tour business, despite the fact he’s only had five Top 40 songs. The trick is that pretty much every living being has heard his signature song, “Margaritaville.” Buffett’s other hits — all released in the 1970s — are “Come Monday,” “Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes,” “Cheeseburger in Paradise” and “Fins.”