Monday, October 15, 2007

Jimmy Buffet at the Exit/In Will Be The Coolest

If Buffett again includes Nashville on his summer concert tour, he has already picked out the venue.

Sommet Center? Naah. Ryman Auditorium? Think smaller.

Buffett likes the Exit/In.

"I played there the second weekend it opened (in 1971), the Friday and Saturday night shows," said Buffett, who was in town for the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame induction ceremonies Sunday night. We were inclined to think he was kidding, until he added, "I just played a show at a 400-seat club in Paris, so the Exit/In is not out of the plan." Buffett played 10 shows at Exit/In during a tour in 1974.

Buffett was in Nashville to help induct songwriter Mac McAnally, a longtime Buffett band member, into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. Buffett is also a Hall of Fame member.

Buffett has not performed in Nashville since April 2003, partly because Starwood Amphitheatre, his previous venue of choice, has been sold and closed.
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