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Foreigner, Loverboy to Headline Panama City Beach Seafood and Music Festival 2013
Panama City Beach, Fla. (August 26, 2013) – The Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce, the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association and the Panama City Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau are excited to announce the 2013 Panama City Beach Seafood and Music Festival, which will take place October 17–20. Celebrating seafood, fishing, music, art and culture in Panama City Beach, this exceptional event is not to be missed.
This fun-filled, four-day event features mouthwatering seafood, some of the world’s most beautiful beaches and nonstop music from some of the industry’s top performers and rising stars. Featured artists include Abigail Rose, Andy Velo Band, Ed Roland and the Sweet Tea Project, Collective Soul, Loverboy, Better Than Ezra and the multi-platinum band Foreigner.
“With unprecedented support from local fishing and seafood industries, local restaurants, local and state sponsors, local and regional business partners, local and state government, civic organizations, local schools and numerous volunteers, the 2013 Panama City Beach Seafood and Music Festival is community at its best,” said Derrick Bennett, chairman of the Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce.
The new Aaron Bessant Park Amphitheater will host this year, providing an exciting concert atmosphere and plenty of room to set up a lawn chair or get up and dance. The Big Tent will give VIP ticket holders unparalleled access and seating for all concerts, and lodging packages are in the works from some of Panama City Beach’s best hotels and resorts. Tent Village will also be on-site as your go-to stop for delicious seafood from the area’s best chefs, as well as great shopping from retail shops and arts and crafts vendors.
Tickets for this rockin’ event are on sale now, so check out the website at http://www.pcbseafoodfestival.com
for details or information on how to become a vendor or sponsor.
About Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce:
Discover Panama City Beach, Florida, home of award-winning beaches, world-class accommodations and an authentic atmosphere that lives and breathes vacation any time of the year. With spectacular events, predictably sunny weather and sun-soaked excitement for all ages, the welcome mat is always extended! With 27 miles of shoreline bordering the emerald-green waters of the Gulf of Mexico and St. Andrews Bay, Panama City Beach provides a genuine vacation experience in a relaxed, inclusive setting, enticing visitors to come back time and time again. The mission for the Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce is to support, encourage and expand business development and tourism while enhancing the quality of life in the community. Visit PCBeach.org or call (850) 235.1159 for more information.
The Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association is among the most influential trade associations in Florida. The association was established in 1946 to represent the restaurant industry. Since that time, the scope of FRLA’s representation has expanded to include the entire hospitality industry including lodging establishments, restaurants and thousands of suppliers to the industry. The association counts among its members some of the largest businesses in each of these categories.
The mission of FRLA is to Protect, Educate, and Promote Florida’s hospitality industry.The power and influence of FRLA is indisputable with a legislative track record to back it up. Led by CEO Carol Dover and an active Board of Directors, FLRA has been effective in influencing legislation that has saved the industry $1.2 billion in taxes and fees over the past 10 years.
Florida’s hospitality industry represents:
• A $71.8 billion industry
• 23% of Florida’s economy
• $4.3 billion in sales tax revenue
• More than 1,000,000 employees – Florida’s largest employer
With numerous local chapters and dual membership in the National Restaurant Association and American Hotel & Lodging Association, FRLA members are offered unlimited opportunities for involvement. Association members enjoy a variety of benefits including discounts on products, services and training; free tickets to the annual trade show; accessible insurance; state, local and federal government representation; networking opportunities, special events including seminars, golf and fishing tournaments, parties and much more. The association is committed to safe-guarding the needs of the hospitality industry and improving the business climate. To learn more about FRLA or to find out how you can get involved, call 888-372-9119 or visit FRLA.org.