Jun 28, 2010 8:22 PM by Chris Welty
GULF SHORES, Ala. (AP) - The free concert featuring Jimmy
Buffett on the beach at Gulf Shores has been rescheduled due to
increased surf that threatens to undermine the stage.
Gulf Shores Mayor Robert Craft said Monday the concert that had
been set for July 1 is now scheduled for July 11, a Sunday.
Buffett and a lineup of stars including Kenny Chesney, Zack
Brown and others planned the free concert to help support residents
and businesses struggling due to the BP oil spill in the Gulf of
Mexico. Craft said Tropical Storm Alex is not viewed as a threat to
the Alabama coast but is creating surf conditions that could make
the stage unstable.
Oil and tar balls have washed ashore at Gulf Shores and other
Alabama beach resorts, putting a dent in the summer tourist season.