Panama City – A combination of enthusiastic fans and ticket scalpers managed to snatch up all the tickets for a planned Jimmy Buffett concert to be held in Gulf Shores, Alabama.
The concert was planned to help boost tourism along the Gulf Coast, and to help focus awareness on the hardship that residents living in the area are facing due to the threat of oil.
CMT.com reports that all the free tickets made available Wednesday morning were claimed in under 10 minutes. Fortunately for all the fans who missed out on the free tickets, a portion of the show will air live on CMT from 7 pm to 8:30 pm. Performances will also be simulcast live on Sirius satellite radio and xm satellite radio and streamed live on CMT.com
Unfortunately for some fans, it appears that ticket scalpers were able to get their hands on plenty of the free tickets, and are now offering them for sale on sites such as e-bay, for $200 or more.
At the concert, local boy Jimmy Buffet (who grew up in Alabama) will share the stage with acts such as Kenny Chesney, Zac Brown, Allen Toussaint, Sonny Landreth, Jesse Winchester and more.