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Sun, Sand & Songs: Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam Hits Panama City Beach

Guess who’s coming to town? It’s Eric Church, Thomas Rhett and Florida Georgia Line, and the highly-anticipated Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam is your chance to see them all in one star-studded event. The Emerald Coast is gearing up once again for this epic three-day country music festival that takes over Frank Brown Park in Panama City Beach, combining sun, sand and country tunes. This year, the festival spans Friday, August 31, through Sunday, September 2, with gates opening at 2 p.m. each day and the party continuing until midnight. The three-day event attracts people from all 50 states and more than 14 countries. In 2017, more than 60,000 tickets were sold and participation in the event has grown 27 percent each year since its debut in September 2013. Lodging packages are available for guests looking to combine accommodations and general admission tickets, and they always sell out.

If you are a ticket-holder, be sure you know what you can and cannot bring into the venue. Items like camping chairs, small purses, hats and sunscreen are acceptable, but attendees must leave the coolers, tents and beach umbrellas at home. For a complete guide to the do and don’ts of the festival, click here.

Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam is known for bringing in big name artists in years past including Luke Bryan, Lady Antebellum, Toby Keith and Carrie Underwood.  This year’s concert headliners include Florida Georgia Line, Eric Church and Thomas Rhett along with 18 other talented performers. Festival highlights include exclusive VIP tents and perks that with get you into the event first with preferred concert viewing. Military appreciation tents for active and former military personnel, including massage chairs, lounge seating, cooling fans and exclusive giveaways, will be accessible for attendees with valid military ID. Don’t miss the FREE shuttle system exclusively for ticket-holders between the venue and partner shuttle stops in the area. Insider tip: If you choose to take the shuttle to the concert, your general admission ticket could be upgraded to VIP by one of the festival’s artists! For more information about the event or to purchase tickets, visit Gulf Coast Jam.

The 2018 line-up includes:

  • Florida Georgia Line
  • Eric Church
  • Thomas Rhett
  • Justin Moore
  • Chris Janson
  • Dustin Lynch
  • Chase Rice
  • Cam
  • Brett Young
  • Lauren Alaina
  • Rodney Atkins
  • Montgomery Gentry
  • Drake White
  • Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
  • Joe Diffie
  • Morgan Evans
  • A Thousand Horses
  • Tyler Rich
  • The Georgia Thunderbolts
  • Raleigh Keegan
  • The Pepsi Southern Original Winner (TBA) 


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