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Panama City Beach Seafood and Music Festival Brings Something Fun for Everyone
with fishing tournament, kids’ activities, 5K run and more!
Panama City Beach, Fla. (September 22, 2014) – With some of the biggest names in country and rock music and the area’s best seafood restaurants bringing so much to the table already, it’s no doubt that the 2014 Panama City Beach Seafood and Music Festival will be a blast for all ages. The fun doesn’t end there; the festival also includes a whole lineup of waterfront and fishing activities at Capt. Anderson’s Marina, kids’ activities, a 5K run and more!
“We are excited about this year’s lineup of activities,” said Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce president and CEO, Lance Allison. “Awareness of our local fishing heritage and businesses such as Capt. Anderson’s, as well as waterfront fishing opportunities for locals and visitors are key components to the PCB Seafood and Music Festival. This year’s event is going to be great for kids and adults, as there will be educational opportunities, kids’ fishing, and a free fishing tournament. There is something for everyone to enjoy!”
The main event takes place October 17 and 18, 2014, with classic favorites Blues Traveler, Foghat and the Outlaws on Friday evening and headliner The Band Perry on Saturday night. Other performances include the Dylan Altman Blues Band, Heritage, Little Honey, the Andy Velo Band, the Dave Pahanish Band, the Adam Craig Band and Josh Thompson. General admission, VIP and preferred seating tickets are on sale now.
The Seafood and Music Festival has once again teamed up with local fishing experts at Capt. Anderson’s Marina to bring a host of exciting free waterfront activities for all ages the weekend before the festival. The following will take place October 10 and 11:
“One thing that’s new this year is that our tournament is called the Grand Lagoon Fishing Classic,” said Michelle Gerth, associate manager at Capt. Anderson’s Marina. “A lot of fish species had their seasons cut short this fall. Since we have a lack of ‘big’ fish to shoot for, there are a dozen listed fish species available during that time that anglers can weigh in—up to three fish each for a combined weight. The winners will get tickets to the seafood festival the next weekend.”
October is the perfect time of year for a 5K, with cool breezes and beautiful weather along the coast. The Panama City Beach Seafood and Music Festival 5K weaves through Pier Park outdoor shopping center with the Start/Finish at Aaron Bessant Park. The race begins at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 18, and all ages are welcome! Run or walk the course and later indulge in fresh Florida seafood and live music.
Strollers are welcome, but please leave pets at home. All participants will receive a finisher’s medal and T-shirt. Awards will go to Overall Male/Female; first, second and third places; Overall Male/Female Masters; and first place in each age group ranging from 14 and under to 65-plus in five-year increments. Registration is $30 and is open now. Race-day registration and package pickup will be available beginning at 6:30 a.m.
For the schedule of events, more information and the most up-to-date news about the Panama City Beach Seafood and Music Festival, visit PCBSeafoodFestival.com, like Panama City Beach Seafood and Music Festival on Facebook, or follow @seafoodfestpcb on Twitter.
About the 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. Spectacular events, predictably sunny weather and sun-soaked excitement for all ages mean 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. Our mission is to advocate for and partner with our members to support, encourage, and expand business development and tourism, thereby enhancing the quality of life in our community. The Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce is committed to relationships, integrity, innovation, collaboration, results and excellence. Visit PCBeach.org or call(850) 235-1159 for more information.
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