In this Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015, photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett performs for his fans, known as Parrot Heads, at the Parrot Heads Meeting of the Minds convention in Key West, Fla. The five-day gathering continues through Sunday, Nov. 8, and has attracted several thousand of Buffett's devotees. (Rob O'Neal/Florida Keys News Bureau via AP) Image Credit: AP

The rain didn’t stop Jimmy Buffett from performing at the opening of the Margaritaville Beach Resort, his new $150 million (Dh550.8 million) attraction that features nearly 350 rooms, eight bars and a spa.

By the time Buffett took the stage at 4.30pm on Saturday for his free concert, it was already 5 o’clock somewhere. Buffett joked that he finally got to play the iconic Bandshell, one of the few remnants of old Hollywood.

The Bandshell, built in the 1970s, will feature local music several nights a week, but is now run by Margaritaville.

The Miami Herald reports the city contributed more than $20 million to the project and is hoping it will transform the area into a more sophisticated vacation escape with a Caribbean-themed vibe.