Panama City Beach Seafood & Music Festival, Oct. 25 & 26, 2012

Panama City Beach Seafood & Music Festival, Oct. 26 - 28, 2012
Panama City Beach Seafood & Music Festival, Oct. 26 - 28, 2012

Not sure about you but I do enjoy a good seafood festival and it looks like the Panama City Beach Seafood & Music Festival scheduled for Oct. 26 – 28, 2012, in Northwest Florida should be a treat for both the palate and ears.

In addition to enjoying Florida’s freshest seafood, the festival is a celebration of fishing, culinary, arts, music, entertainment and culture. Taking place at Capt. Anderson’s Marina on Grand Lagoon in Panama City Beach, Friday, Oct. 26 and Saturday, Oct. 27 are the two primary festival days with a full line up of amazing country performers. Best of all, admission is free!

The festival ends Sunday, Oct. 28 with brunch and performances with BMI songwriters at the Boatyard Restaurant.

LoCash Cowboys Will Headline the Panama City Beach Seafood & Music Festival, Oct. 2012
LoCash Cowboys Will Headline the Panama City Beach Seafood & Music Festival, Oct. 2012

Headlining the Panama City Beach Seafood & Music Festival are Grammy nominee Jeffrey Steele and the energetic duo, LoCash Cowboys. Multiple BMI country music songwriters will also jam it out throughout the festival. While enjoying delicious seafood, come listen and sway to Charlie Worsham, Brandon Kinney, Brent Cobb, Adam Craig, Dylan Altman, Scotty Emerick, Blue Mother Tupelo, Jim McCormick, Aaron Barker, Cole Swindell, Geoff McBride and Abigail Rose.

Are you a fan of The Voice? If so, then you’ll recognize festival performer Geoff McBride. The Florida local was a member of Christina Aguilera’s group, aka: Team Xtina.

BMI Late Night Hang
Stop by The Boathouse Restaurant and Marina Cantina Oct. 25 & 26 for the BMI Late Night Hang to hear BMI artists perform their award-wining original songs in a more casual, intimate atmosphere from 10 p.m-2 a.m.

Parking, Etc.
Festival attendees can enjoy local dinner specials through the course of the event at Capt. Anderson’s, Boatyard Restaurant, and Marina Cantina.

Shuttle services will also be available from satellite parking areas to the festival grounds guaranteeing easy access for attendees, with the last shuttle departing the festival at 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday.

Hang with the Cool Kids in the UNwineD Luxury Lounge – (It’s a Great Value!)

Although festival admission is free, if you’d like to hang with the really cool kids in the UNwineD Luxury Lounge, a VIP ticket is required (one-day ticket is $50 per person while a two-day ticket is $80.) This VIP ticket grants unlimited access to hand-selected wines and beers, delicious gourmet meals from local restaurants, celebrity chef demonstrations (5 – 8 p.m.), ice carving demonstration, VIP seating for The Jeffrey Steele Band and LoCash Cowboy performances and cool bragging rights. Purchase your VIP ticket in advance because VIP tent access-only tickets are available at the door for $10 and meals can be purchased a la carte inside.

Nuts & Bolts About the Panama City Beach Seafood & Music Festival

The Panama City Beach Seafood & Music Festival is presented by the Panama City Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau, Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association and Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce.

Visit the Panama City Beach Seafood & Music Festival website for additional information and to purchase your VIP ticket for the UNwineD Luxury Lounge. Contact the PCB Chamber of Commerce at 850-235-1159 with questions.

Image Source: Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce



Jennifer A. Huber is an award-winning travel and outdoor blogger and writer in Southwest Florida. Originally from Buffalo, N.Y., a hiking trail led her to a career path in the tourism industry for more than 30 years. She spent a decade with a park management company in Yellowstone, Death Valley, and Everglades National Parks. She founded the travel blog, with the goal of inspiring others to travel alone, not lonely. The unexpected death of her former husband in 2008 reminded her how short life is. His passing was a catalyst for sharing her experiences with the goal of inspiring and empowering others to travel solo. Jennifer holds a Travel Marketing Professional certification from the Southeast Tourism Society, is a certified food judge, member of the NASA Social community, and alum of the FBI Citizens Academy. When not traveling, she is either in the kitchen, practicing her photography skills, or road tripping with her dog, Radcliff.

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