TDC sets $2.4 million special events budget for 2019

Tourism officials on Tuesday approved a $2.4 million special events budget for Fiscal Year 2019 at a combined Tourist Development Council and Convention and Visitors Bureau meeting. The total $2,455,000 special events budget came in $45,000 higher than 2018 because...

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Military Appreciation Tent returning for 2018 Gulf Coast Jam

2018 Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam promoters aren’t just excited about such headliners as Florida Georgia Line, Thomas Rhett and Eric Church. They’re also delighted to announce the Military Appreciation Tent will be returning to the event. “The Military Appreciation Tent...

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Florida Georgia Line, Eric Church, Thomas Rhett to headline Gulf Coast Jam

Florida Georgia Line, Eric Church and Thomas Rhett will headline this year’s Gulf Coast Jam, organizers announced Tuesday. “Last year was absolutely amazing, and we’re beyond excited about our headliners and can’t wait to get our entire lineup out there...

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Billboard names Gulf Coast Jam to top 10 festivals

The Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam has rocked the headlines of several publications in recent years, and it scored a new honor in December when Billboard Magazine named it one of the top 10 country music festivals in America. The honor...

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Labor Day tourism looking up

Reservations at many hotels are up this Labor Day weekend over last year’s holiday, capping a solid summer season in which bed tax collections continued to rise each month. Bay Tourist Development Council (TDC) Chairman Philip “Griff” Griffitts, whose family...

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Count the Ways: 18 events coming in 2017

With 27 miles of white sand beach, multiple state and beachfront city parks, nearly 100 public beach access points and an untouched 7-mile-long barrier island, Panama City Beach is a natural destination during the height of the summer season. But...

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