Chili Vibrations World Music Festival & Chili Cookoff Oct 2-4
October 1, 2015 by SoWal Staff
Back for the second year at Pier Park in Panama City Beach is the Chili Vibrations World Music Festival, sponsored by SoWal.com. From the very first note played last year, it became one of our favorite area events, featuring live reggae (and world music), art, apparel, and a wide variety of food. The chili cookoff features an outstanding competition among teams from local restaurants and assorted citizen teams.
The festival kicks off with a pre-party at Spinnaker Beach Club on Oct. 2 at 7 PM. The main festival officially begins at 11 AM, Saturday Oct. 3 (gates opening at 10 AM) with the ICS sanctioned chili cook-off competition and the first act hitting the stage at 11 AM.
Last year the festival was in Mid-November on an uncommonly cold (freezing) weekend. This year the festival has been moved up to the more predictable weather of October when it is typically excellent along the Florida panhandle.
Day two on Sunday, Oct. 3 continues the jams with the first act hitting the stage at 11 AM (gates open at 10 AM) and concluding at 7 PM.
Chili Vibrations World Music Festival features national acts including Rebelution, G Love and Special Sauce, The Wailers, Roots Underground, and complimented by popular acts; Heritage, LeilaniWolfgramm, El Dub, Hor!zen, Sway Jah Vu, and Yamadeo.
Chili Vibrations Music Fest 2015 Schedule
Sat Oct 3
Gates open at 10am | Chili Cookoff 11am-2pm
El Dub 12:00pm
The Wailers 6:00pm
Sun Oct 4
Gates open at 10am
Sway Jah Vu 11:00am
Leilani Wolfgramm 1:00pm
Rootz Underground 3:15pm
G.Love & Special Sauce 5:30pm
Chairs and blankets permitted. No coolers. Food and beverages sold on site,
Vendor retail village and full service food and beverage options for all festival goers. Portion of the proceeds go to benefit Beach Arts Coalition, a local nonprofit for the arts.
VIP tables of 10 are available with enhanced festival benefits to include VIP parking, VIP private bathrooms, catered meals, two free drink tickets per person, and discounts at VIP bar. Tickets are available at: www.chilivibrations.com, www.ticketfly.com, and local Panama City Beach outlets Spinnaker Beach Club, Little Village, and Frimet to Z Auto.
Sponsorship and retail vending opportunities available until 9/24/15.
Chili Cookoff featured about 20 teams last year.