The City of West Palm Beach will host a special tribute to the late Jimmy Buffett at the September 28 edition of Clematis by Night. The longtime, part-time Palm Beach County resident will be honored by The Caribbean Chillers, as guests enjoy local food and drink vendors, special giveaways, and more. The free event will take place on the Great Lawn (100 N. Clematis Street) from 6 to 9 p.m.
“Clematis by Night continues to be our place to gather and celebrate as a community,” said West Palm Beach Mayor Keith A. James. “Given Jimmy Buffett’s popularity and local ties and contributions, we wanted to celebrate his impact. He will surely be missed by many, and on September 28, we will proclaim the day ‘Jimmy Buffett Day.’ I hope friends and fans from all over flock to be in the company of each other and celebrate his success.”
The Caribbean Chillers will take the stage at 6 p.m., and during the 7 p.m. band break, Mayor James will proclaim the date “Jimmy Buffett Day.” The Caribbean Chillers have been to West Palm Beach many times over the years, drawing large crowds of “Parrot Heads,” the affectionate term for Buffett’s fans. The event is free, and food and drinks, including Buffett’s favorite—margaritas—will be available for purchase. Food and drink vendors that evening include A Kitchen DB, Coconut Bar, Palm Beach Cider Donuts, Pepe’s Hey Babe, and Poblano South.
For more information about Clematis by Night Celebrates Jimmy Buffett or other City of West Palm Beach Community Events, visit www.wpb.org/events or call (561) 822-1515 (TTY: 800-955-8771).