Jimmy Buffett Performing “Boat Drinks” and “Volcano” At USVI Beach Bar

Going to a concert to see your favorite musician perform is an experience that you will likely remember for a long long time. If you are attending a Jimmy Buffett show you are likely joined by 35,000 other Parrotheads, all wearing their signs, fins and coconut bras. Get’s me excited just thinking about it. Traveling to see a Buffett show is something that many of you reading this do as an annual event. Event being the appropriate term indeed.

But what if you were to watch Jimmy play and it wasn’t an event. What if you were to stumble into a beach bar some place in the Caribbean, sand still sticking to your toes, and you find Buffett sitting on a barstool in the corner playing his classics acoustic?

At first you hear the music but assume the guy in the corner is covering Buffett. You head to the bar to grab a rum punch but the hairs on the back of your neck are standing up and you don’t quite know why. Your subconscious has picked up on the fact that this is no cover song, but you brain is slow to react. You take your first sip and turn your gaze to the musician in the corner. After coughing and nearly dropping your drink you realize that the old barefoot guy strumming the 6-string in the corner is noneother than the master storyteller himself, Jimmy Buffett.

I think seeing your favorite musician perform in an intimate setting like this would be a dream come true. The “pinch me” moment of a “pinch me” moments. It would be all about the moment, about the music, and not about the “event” like a large concert is.

This situation can happen, Buffett has been known to play a couple tunes at some of his favorite hang out spots in the Caribbean and around the world. I found this video of Buffett playing two classics, Boat Drinks and Volcano for a few people at what I think is the Sugar Bay Resort on St. Thomas.

At first it’s hard to tell exactly where he is, the description in the video doesn’t give any information. The MorningStarCharter.com on the video helps though. Morningstar is a boat charter company out of St. Thomas. Then Buffett changed up the lyrics towards the end of Volcano and said, “Sugar Bay” which is a resort on St. Thomas, so I’m just assuming. The video was uploaded in March of 2013 so I’m guessing this recently happened as well.

For me this would be something epic that I would remember for the rest of my life. Oh what I would have given to have stumbled into that beach bar and found the one and only JB sitting in the corner strumming away.

Have you found yourself in a situation like this? Have you caught one of your favorite musicians giving an impromptu concert for just a few folks at a bar? Leave a comment below and tell us all about it!



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  1. Kathy May 13, 2013 at 9:59 am

    I would DIE!!!!!!!! DIE….DIE…..DIE!!!!!!!!!

  2. David Morrill May 13, 2013 at 11:44 am

    Jimmy was promoting the new Margaritaville Timeshare development on St. Thomas in Smith Bay on March 15th. Here’s an article about the event.


  3. Xaverie May 13, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    This was at the waterfront restaurant, Panga, at Point Pleasant Resort. A new Margaritaville is being opened up next door!

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    RumShopRyan May 13, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    Thank you David and Xaverie! I wasn’t quite sure where on St. Thomas he was. Thanks for sharing the story as well. Cheers!

  5. Finsupkc May 21, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    First off, walking into a bar and seeing my all time favorite singer of all time Jimmy Buffett signing would likely make me spill my drink. Lol. I hope to one day run into Jimmy and say thank you for all the great memories.

    As for seeing a favorite artist in a small place….I recently saw Chesney at the siruis xm show in NYC. There was only about 200 people and it was awesome. Kenny played about 7 new songs and I even had a conversation with him and he couldn’t think how to play one of the new songs! It was one of the best concerts I’ve been to!

    Fins up! One Love

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    RumShopRyan May 21, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    That’s awesome Finsupkc! I haven’t seen any of my favorites in a small venue like that yet, but it’s coming! Thanks for sharing your great story! Cheers!

  7. Michael Rose July 11, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    I posted this video. Later, in July jimmy sailed on my boat. Any questions please email me and I will give you fill specs.

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    RumShopRyan July 12, 2013 at 8:28 am

    Thanks Michael, I will be emailing you shortly. Cheers!

  9. Bobby October 7, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    I get ppleasure from, lead to I discovered
    exactly what I was taking a look for. You’ve ended my four day long hunt!
    God Bless you man. Have a nice day. Bye

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