Panama City Beach Seafood & Music Festival OCT 17-18

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  1. Audrey J

    Audrey J SoWal Guide Staff Member

    Jan 8, 2012
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    The Panama City Beach Seafood and Music Festival will take place at Aaron Bessant Park on OCT 17-18, where locals and visitors alike will enjoy big-name concerts and fresh Gulf seafood.

    The event is headlined by Grammy Award–winning country music group The Band Perry on Saturday and classic favorites Blues Traveler, Foghat and the Outlaws on Friday evening. Other acts performing include the Dylan Altman Blues Band, Heritage, Little Honey, the Andy Velo Band, the Dave Pahanish Band, the Adam Craig Band and Josh Thompson.

    Tickets are on sale now at; options include one-day ($25) and weekend ($40) general admission passes, as well as VIP weekend passes ($150) and preferred seating passes ($65). Those wishing to get the best deal on VIP or preferred seating tickets should act quickly, as prices will increase as the festival draws nearer.

    Many local restaurants and vendors will be participating in this year’s festival, bringing everything from fried shrimp to fish tacos, plus cold beverages and desserts to round out the experience.

    Saturday morning will also feature a 5K run/walk benefiting local organizations.

    For more information and the most up-to-date news about the Panama City Beach Seafood and Music Festival, visit


    OCT 17 | Seafood & Music Festival
    4pm | Festival Opens
    4:30pm | Dylan Altman Blues Band
    6pm | Foghat
    7:45pm | The Outlaws
    9:30pm | Blues Traveler
    11pm | Festival Closes
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    OCT 18 | 5K Race
    The Panama City Beach Seafood & Music Festival begins at 8:00 a.m. and weaves through Pier Park with a Start/Finish at Aaron Bessant Park. October is the perfect time of year for a 5K. Awards will be given for all age groups and all runners receive a finisher medal and T-shirt.
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    OCT 18 | Seafood & Music Festival
    8:30am | 5K Run
    12pm | Festival Opens
    2pm | Heritage
    3:15pm | Little Honey
    4:30pm | Andy Velo
    5:45pm | Dave Pahanish Band
    7pm | Adam Craig Band
    8pm | Josh Thompson
    9:30pm | The Band Perry
    11pm | Festival Closes
    Buy Tickets Now

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  2. Teresa

    Teresa SoWal Guide Staff Member

    Nov 15, 2004
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    South Walton, FL
    Taming the Lionfish with Capt. Anderson’s Marina


    Last year, Capt. Anderson’s Marina located on the historic Grand Lagoon in Panama City Beach, Florida, made waves with its first “Lion-Tamer” Lionfish Dive Tournament during the seafood and music festival. The event featured a spearfishing competition for divers of all ages, with the invasive lionfish as a “wild card” trophy. Each one caught is a huge victory for the ecosystem as these predators are deadly and consume other fish and sea life at alarming rates. The marina recently held its third Lion-Tamer tournament in July as part of Ocean Week.

    “We brought in more than 450 lionfish—and, had all the boats made it back before the cutoff time, the count would have been at least five hundred,” says Michelle Gerth, associate manager for Capt. Anderson’s Marina. Diver Carol Cox took top honors as the master eradicator, spearing 129 lionfish, and, while this year’s record-setting results were impressive, they were also bittersweet to Gerth. “While it’s awesome that we more than doubled last year’s lionfish totals, that means there are more and more lionfish out there. Holding these tournaments annually or biannually is a great start, but we need to continue the education efforts for all divers to remove them from our local waters throughout the year.”

    This year, Capt. Anderson’s is holding a Grand Lagoon Fishing Classic in conjunction with the Panama City Beach Seafood & Music Festival! It will take place October 11. for more details as the event draws nearer. Winners will receive tickets to the festival!

    To learn more about the “Lovely, Exotic Lionfish” and find out what the uproar is all about, read the article by Kim Duke-Layden in the new Animal Issue of VIE magazine:


    Click image to read the full story and get Capt. Ron’s ceviche recipe!


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