Parrotheads Flock to Frisco Once Again

Tickets go on sale today

By Elvira Sakmari
|  Friday, Feb 15, 2013  |  Updated 10:28 AM CDT
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Parrotheads Turn Frisco Into Margaritaville

Jimmy Buffett fans have dropped anchor in North Texas for a concert.

Wasting Away in "Mud-aritaville"

Rain and mud don't faze the Parrotheads camping out in Frisco for this weekend's Jimmy Buffett concert.
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Parrotheads rejoice, Frisco once again turns into Margaritaville as Jimmy Buffett brings his "Songs From St. Somewhere" Tour to Collin County for one night only.

FC Dallas issued a news release Monday announcing Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band, with special guest Jackson Browne and his band, will perform at FC Dallas Stadium on Saturday, May 4 at 7 p.m.

It marks Buffett's return to Frisco after some fans expressed their disappointment when Buffett announced in 2012 that he would play Gexa Energy Pavilion in Dallas, which cramped their tailgating-style.

FC Dallas Stadium (known at one time as Pizza Hut Park) had been home to Buffett's annual North Texas Show for five years before the move to Dallas last year.

Each of those years thousands of Parrotheads would park their RVs around Pizza Hut Park on Friday for a full day of tailgating before the concert on Saturday.

That tradition continues in 2013, parking lots open for tailgating Friday, May 3 at 9 a.m.

In 2010, the Frisco Convention and Visitors Bureau estimated Buffett's fans funneled $9-$10 million into the Frisco economy.

"We are thrilled to welcome back Jimmy Buffett to FC Dallas Stadium," said Dan Hunt, Vice President of Hunt Sports Group in a news release. "In the past, Jimmy and the Coral Reefer Band have put on fantastic concerts, and we know this year will be their best ever. On behalf of FC Dallas, the city of Frisco, and the Parrothead Nation, we want to thank Jimmy for bringing the concert back to Frisco with added Special Guest Jackson Browne and his band."

Tickets sales started at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15 and are limited to eight per customer.

More: Ticketmaster - Jimmy Buffett at FC Dallas Stadium

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