Summer Concert Series Cancelled, Pending Events Conditionally Denied Permits as of Aug. 9, 2021
From the City of Panama City Beach Government
Based on the health criteria set by Resolution 20-114, the City has cancelled the remaining Summer Concert Series and is conditionally denying pending special event permits.
On May 28, 2020, the Panama City Beach City Council approved Resolution 20-114, which set safety standards and protocols for the approval of special events, as it pertains to public health and safety related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This resolution established certain standards for the approval of future special events, in part based on certain health criteria that included evidence of declining or flattened COVID-19 growth in Bay County, and evidence that county hospitals have adequate Intensive Care Unit (ICU) surge capacity.
Unfortunately, the number of COVID-19 cases in our community continues to rise with an average of over 200 new cases diagnosed each day according to the Florida Department of Health. Many of these patients are in ICU beds in our local hospitals. At this time, an adequate number of ICU beds does not exist to meet the needs of our residents and visitors should we experience a crisis/surge of patients.
Regretfully, this forces the cancellation of the remainder of the Summer Concerts Series scheduled for late summer and the denial of pending special event applications. This is a conditional cancellation and can be reversed if hospital conditions and other health criteria improve.
City officials and staff will continue to monitor the numbers and revisit this issue as needed, as we remain committed to the safety and well-being of our residents, visitors, employees and the community as a whole.
Summer Haze Music Festival in Santa Rosa Beach
August 28-29, 2021 Rescheduled to Nov. 20, 2021
Southern Sound Music Alliance is so proud to present the inaugural Summer Haze Music Festival on August 28 & 29, 2021! This two-day event will feature over 15 of the area’s favorite bands, food trucks, craft beer and art vendors. A portion of event proceeds will benefit the Cultural Arts Alliance and Food For Thought. “We love all the music festivals and events that come our area, but we wanted to create an event that focuses primarily on our local musicians,” said Naomi Alvarado. Summer Haze kicks off on Saturday, August 28, at Gulf Place at 10:30 a.m.
Come out and enjoy a full day of music from Shawn Hartung & Scott Rockwood, Luke Langford, Tim Jackson, Chris Alvarado, Boukou Groove and more! Food trucks and various art vendors will also be featured. Ticket options include general admission, VIP and our Summer Haze cabanas!
The Official After Party takes place on Sunday, August 29, at North Beach Social starting at 11 a.m. Musicians for the day include Mari Gleason, Will Thompson, Electric Duck Phat and more. After another full day of local music, the Summer Haze After Party closes out with legendary New Orleans trombonist Big Sam Williams!
In addition to the weekend’s festivities, the event will also be live streamed by XO TV. Tickets for the live stream can be purchased at https://xotv.me/channels/477-summer-haze-music-festival.
Summer Haze is presented by Southern Sound Music Alliance, XO TV, and the Tip Jar Society. For more information on the artists, updates, ticket sales and sponsorship opportunities as well as becoming one of our vendors, visit www.southernsoundalliance.com/summer-haze-music-festival.
Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam at Frank Brown Park
September 3-5, 2021 Rescheduled to June 3rd-5th, 2022
It’s almost Labor Day weekend again, which means it’s time for country music on the coast. Join us for the seventh annual Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam at Frank Brown Park in Panama City Beach, Florida! From September 3-5, you can enjoy the most exciting acts in country and southern rock music today.
In the morning, live it up at the beach, enjoying sublimely soft sand, crystal clear waters and the best in outdoor recreation. Spend the afternoon jamming your heart out to the best country music. Dance away the cool nights with sounds as fresh as a sweet Gulf breeze.
For six years, the Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam has been bringing you the freshest sounds in country music and this year is no exception.
This year’s headliners are Chris Stapleton, Brooks & Dunn & Old Dominion.
Tickets range in price from $149 General Admission to $999 Side Stage Pass.
Military service members are eligible for a reduced general admission ticket of $119.
Tickets are non-refundable and provide access to the full three days of the festival.
Early admission passes are also available. Purchase early admission for all three days for $75, or on individual days for $40 each.
Each ticket includes free access to the Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam Shuttle System which offers you a ride to and from the festival grounds. The shuttle begins at noon and goes until all concert attendees have left the park. The shuttle serves seven convenient locations in Panama City Beach. This way you don’t have to battle traffic on your way to the festival and you can eat, drink and jam the night away knowing you’re covered on the ride home.
The festival grounds will be well-stocked with food and drink. Worked up a thirst singing along with your favorite performer? Quench it with a cold Pepsi or a frosty Bud Light. Enjoy Happy Hour from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. and get two beverages for the price of one.
As always, we like to show our gratitude to service members, so all military ticket holders will be allowed complimentary access to the Military Appreciation tent. Take your ease in our lounge seating, or kick back in a massage chair under the cooling fans.
Don’t miss out on this chance to enjoy an amazing festival. Book your tickets today!
Visit gulfcoastjam.com for more information, updates and ticket link.