About the Festival
The Panama City Beach Gulf Coast Jam is a three-day event right on the water that attracts country music lovers from all across the nation. People travel far and wide to relax on our beaches and enjoy some great music! What better to go with your beach vacation than a weekend full of fun? The festival is always held over Labor Day weekend, so it’s the perfect way to say sayonara to summer. Three-day tickets are available for purchase along with VIP and even tickets at a discounted rate for military members. Held at Frank Brown Park in Panama City Beach, you’ll love lounging in the sand during the day and rocking out to great country music at night.
In addition to seeing some of the biggest names in country live on stage, the Pepsi Southern Original Contest invites unsigned country and southern rock artists to compete for a chance to play during this exciting weekend. The top 10 finalists play on Thursday, August 29th before the festival at Ms. Newby’s in Panama City Beach. Those chosen for the top 6 win free lodging and tickets to the Panama City Beach Gulf Coast Jam along with the chance to play on the Entrance Stage at the festival grounds before the gates open. Then, the winner from the top 6 will perform on Sunday, September 1st, opening for the lineup.