Jimmy Buffett challenged, but came up well short of an all-time record on Saturday when a free concert on Atlantic City’s LandShark Beach drew 50,000 people. The event is second only to a 1983 free concert by the Beach Boys the brought in 250,000 people.
The event celebrated the new Margaritaville complex at the Resorts Casino Hotel. City officials estimate that 30,000 people were on the beach while another 20,000 were on the boardwalk and at the LandShark bar.
The event included an opening set by Andy Grammer and a four song prelude by Mac McAnally before Buffett hit the stage. The singer played for an hour before turning the stage over to Wilson Phillips.