Summer Kickoff

Happy hour

Editorial Review

At this point in his multi-decade career, beach-bum-songwriter Jimmy Buffett has basically become a boat-drink-sipping, flip-flop-wearing self-parody of the easygoing drifter. His fans, however, love to party. Since there won’t be any margaritas and cheeseburgers in the parking lot when Buffett makes his annual pilgrimage to Jiffy Lube Live this August, the best chance to party with the Parrot Heads will be the “official” Summer Kickoff party at BlackFinn. Musician Chris Gantzer covers Buffett’s hits, $5 margaritas and $3 Landshark lagers will be flowing, the kitchen serves up $6.99 "Cheeseburgers in Paradise" and your donation to the Fostering the Future charity could win you a pair of tickets to a private party in St. Croix. The festivities run from 6 to 9 p.m.; beachwear is encouraged.