Former University of Southern Mississippi grad and world known singer, song writer and entertainer, Jimmy Buffet will be doing his part to help the Gulf Coast region affected by the BP oil spill. This weekend on July 11th, Buffet is hosting a free on the beach concert to help the tourism industry and continue to raise awareness of the situation that so critically effects Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. 35-thousand tickets have been given away and the concert will be shown later on cable network CMT.
He's also reaching deep in his pocket to help. After meeting with USM President Martha Saunders and a team of Oil Spill Response scientists from his alma mater, Buffet has committed to team up with Dragonfly Boats of Vero Beach, Florida to build and donate several specialized boats that can be especially helpful in cleaning up the shallow water marshlands and estuaries of Mississippi.