Gulf Shores Officials Struggle To Book Artists For Second Gulf Benefit


GULF SHORES, AL (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Gulf Shores and Orange Beach city officials are having trouble spending two million dollars.

The $2 million is intended to stage a second oil spill recovery concert at the beach in mid-August, akin to the free Jimmy Buffett held in Gulf Shores last month. However, according to local Fox affiliate, WALA, scheduling issues have put those plans on hold as organizers work to secure an artist to perform.

"A lot of these artists have already been scheduled throughout their whole summers. They have got their concert dates; towns that are a long way away from us. So we have to somehow route these artists and these big acts through Gulf Shores and it's becoming a whole lot difficult than we thought," Recreation Director Grant Brown told WALA.

City officials are still upbeat on the prospects of the show to take place and are now looking at a late August – early September time frame.

"You are only as good as your last concert and we feel like that was such a success. We want to make sure to do this right; make sure it's the right kind of act, the right kind of artist to make sure it has the right input and impact on our area," Brown added. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers