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Dr Pepper Park hosts Key West Band for tribute concert to Jimmy Buffett

Roanoke, Virginia – The Key West Band is set to perform at Dr Pepper Park on Saturday, July 6. This event marks another special tribute to Buffett, who passed away last September.

Celebrating Three Decades of Music

The Key West Band first formed 30 years ago and, after a brief hiatus, reunited last October at Dr Pepper Park for a tribute to Buffett. Their performances include a mix of Buffett classics, as well as Reggae, Creole, Latin, and original songs. Lead singer Michael Armstrong will be joined on stage by Doyle Grisham, a longtime member of Buffett’s Coral Reefer Band, steel pan artist John Patti, and singer/songwriter Hoppie Vaughan.

Event Details

The concert will take place rain or shine, with gates opening at 6 p.m. Tickets are available for purchase, and kids 12 and under can enter for free in general admission areas.

Important Information for Attendees

  • Will Call: Located at the entrance to the right of the ValleyStar Credit Union box office.
  • No Re-Entry: Once you enter, you cannot re-enter if you leave.
  • Payment Methods: Both credit cards and cash are accepted at the gate. Some vendors may only accept cash.

Parking and Seating

Attendees are encouraged to park at the Carilion Riverwalk Garage, located beside Honeytree, and use the free shuttle service to Dr Pepper Park. The shuttle will deliver you right to the front gate. Directional signage will be available on South Jefferson.

  • Seating: Guests can bring their own chairs or rent one for $5 at the concessions area.

Food and Beverage Options

A variety of local food vendors will be present, offering various food options. The park will also have Pepsi products, including Dr Pepper, water, beer, wine, and hard seltzers available for purchase. Note that outside food and beverages are not permitted.

Pet Policy

Dogs are always welcome at Dr Pepper Park, provided they are on a leash.

This event promises to be a memorable evening filled with music, food, and community, honoring the legacy of Jimmy Buffett and celebrating the enduring spirit of the Key West Band. For more details and ticket information, please visit the event’s Facebook page or the Dr Pepper Park website.

Gayle Gordon

As a college student, making an extra buck now and then was very important. I started as a part-time reporter since I was 19 yo, and I couldn’t believe it might become a long-time career. I'm happy to be part of the Virginian Tribune's team.

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