Summer Concert Series begins June 6
Here's a file photo from last summer's Summer Concert Series.
With less than two weeks of school left and Memorial Day right around the corner, it is time to acknowledge and celebrate summer!
Summer is unofficially upon us and with the summer season comes one of the City’s most popular events, the Panama City Beach Parks & Recreation's Summer Concert Series.
Every Thursday night from June 6 through August 22, locals and tourists can bring their lawn chairs and quilts, kick off their shoes, bring their favorite vino and enjoy these free summer concerts which feature all genres of music. The 7-9 p.m. concerts are held at the Aaron Bessant Park Amphitheatre, 500 West Park Drive, adjacent to Pier Park.
“This is a great event that I think everyone in the City looks forward to every year. I know I do,” said Panama City Beach Mayor Mike Thomas. “Aaron Bessant Park is a great venue for outdoor concerts and thousands of people attend the series each year and seem to really enjoy it. You’re a block from the beautiful beaches and there’s usually a breeze from the Gulf.
“It’s great to see the families come out with their young children, and people of all ages, both locals and tourists attend. Thanks to our partners, we can offer this as a free event. And the music is good. There is something for every taste.”
Food and beverage vendors will be on site. The series is BYOB for wine and beer. This year we welcome the following vendors: FINNS Island Style Grub, M2M Adventures, Sharp Curbside Bistro, Smok’n Butts BBQ and Temperley’s British Eatery.
June 6: THE NEW RESPECTS, High energy rock and soul, Nashville, Tenn.
June 13: GOOD ENOUGH FOR GOOD TIMES, New Orleans Funk, New Orleans
June 20: THE LEE BOYS, Sacred Steel, Miami
June 27: SOUND ARCADE, 80’s & 90’s, Panama City Beach
July 4: MY FEVER/SAFE TO SAY, Alternative Rock
July 11: LOUD PLANET, Rock & Roll Extravaganza, Panama City
July 18: MUSTACHE THE BAND, 90’s Country, Oxford, Miss.
July 25: HANDMADE MOMENTS, Silky Alternative, Fayetteville, Ark./Nevada City, Calif.
August 1: ZENITH SUNN, Rhythm & Blues, Eric Lindell (California and New Orleans) and Anson Funderburgh (Texas)
August 8: RUBY VELLE AND THE SOULPHONICS, Retro Soul, Atlanta
August 15: THE JUDGE TALFORD BAND, Bluegrass, Alabama
August 22: RONNIE WOLF & THE PACK, COUNTRY, Panama City
Thank you to our sponsors, The St. Joe Company, Texas Roadhouse, PCB Entertainment, Beach Radio 95.1, Bay Landscape, Frimet to Z, SpringHill Suites, Pier Park and Simon Inc. and the Panama City Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Public Information Officer Debbie Ward can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (850) 233-5100, ext. 2261.