The summer concert series at the Groovin’ on the Green at Carillon Beach and Aaron Bessant Park Amphitheater are winding down with performances at Carillon Beach by Tony Vegas August 5th, Cabo Rock August 12th, Legacy August 19th, Emerald Gold August 26th and Rowdies September 1st. Concerts are on Monday’s at 7:00pm and are free to the public. Final performances at Aaron Bessant Park include Jarekus Singleton on August 6th and Rotterdam November August 13th. Concerts are held on Thursday night’s at 7:00pm and are free to the public.
These summer concert series lead into the late summer/fall events that include:
September 4th-6th, the Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam featuring some of the top country acts in country music today. This event, in just 3 short years, has become one of the top recognized country festivals in America. Performing Friday night September 4th will be Lady Antebellum, Hunter Hayes, Sam Hunt, Ronnie Milsaps, Darryl Worley, Nick Sturms and Preston Summerville. Saturday September 5th will feature Miranda Lambert, Dwight Yoakam, Scotty McCreery, Kellie Pickler, Kristian Bush, The Swon Brothers, and Them Dirty Roses. Closing out the festival on Sunday September 6th will be Keith Urban, Martina McBride, Gary Allan, Tyler Farr, Kirstie Lovelady, Jack Ingram and the Pepsi Southern Original Winner. Tickets and information available at www.gulfcoastjam.com
September 14th-19th, Schooners Beach Club hosts the 26th annual Lobster Festival & Tournament. The event is the biggest 7-day lobster festival in Florida. Music, food, good times and the 16th annual Sand Sculpting Contest take place during the event.
September 25th-26th, features the Chasin’ the Sun Music Festival featuring country legend Alan Jackson on Saturday night September 26th. Get your tickets now at www.visitpanamacitybeach.tunestub.com/event.cfm?id=175720 Joining Alan Jackson will be singer/songwriter Chris Stapleton and Maddie & Tae. Friday night September 25th will be the “Beach Party” and the Industry plus Chamber Appreciation night. Contact your Chamber for more information on the Friday night appreciation details. If there any industry that would like to take advantage of this opportunity to show your appreciation to your employee’s hard work, contact us at 850-233-5070 for the special deals available. Music will be performed by the Landsharks playing their Jimmy Buffett and Beach Boy’s tribute songs, the world famous Tams and 70’s legendary band Pablo Cruise. For more information go to www.visitpanamacitybeach.com/chasinthesun
We also hear there are Pirate’s forming forces for the Annual Pirates of the High Seas Festival over Columbus Day weekend. Be on the lookout!
Be on the lookout for more late summer/fall events information coming soon. A new event for 2015 will be the Beach Home for the Holiday’s November 27th-28th featuring the Christmas music on national recording artist John Berry on Friday night the 27th followed by the lighting of the 100’ Christmas tree at Pier Park. Saturday evening will feature the Panama City POPS Orchestra performing their Christmas show followed by fireworks from Aaron Bessant Amphitheater. All free to the public.