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New Friends & Old Friends

There is no better feeling than looking over the list of participating groups at this year’s Panama City Beach Music Festival, and seeing so many new directors. to our festival, and so many directors who have participated through our 40 years. Many of our loyal directors have retired since we began the festival as the […]

20 plus 20 equals 40

The Panama City Beach Music Festival, formally the Festival of Champions, has quite a record in Florida. If you add 20 plus 20 (this year) you get 40. That’s how many years this festival has been held at Panama City Beach. That makes us one of the oldest festivals in Florida, and maybe in America. […]

You Can See the Beach Perfectly in 2020

We have begun the meetings with all of our lodging, attractions, and restaurant partners to ensure that the Panama City Beach Music Festivals will be the best ever in 2020. The addition of Captain Anderson’s Restaurant was a major league hit on Friday nights. We are tweaking that meal just a little, based on your […]

Lookin’ Good in the Neighborhood!”

Panama City Beach is 99.99% up and running, and ready to host the 2019 Panama City Beach Music Festival. This year I am serving as the Chairman of the Bay County Tourism Development Council, and I am very proud of how the Panama City Beach Music Festival helps to kick off the spring and summer season […]

We Are GO For 2019 Following Hurricane Michael

Hurricane Michael hit Bay County, Florida on October 10, 2018, and devastated parts of the county. Panama City, and several smaller towns, as well as Tyndall Air Force Base, and a small tourism community called Mexico Beach suffered serious damage. Fortunately, Panama City Beach was spared from the severe destruction. Nearly all of the 20,000 […]

The Five Mile Festival

When you attend a festival in Atlanta, Orlando New York, or Washington DC, you’ll probably be on your buses for miles and hours each day in the destination. At Panama City Beach, Florida, we have the auditorium, every attraction, and every restaurant, no more than five miles apart. You can count on not having over […]

2019… Just Around the Corner

  2018 was one of our most amazing years ever, and 2019 is already promising to challenge last year as our best year yet. We had more choral groups last year than any previous year, and an outstanding number of new instrumental groups. The overall talent level is growing each year as well, and it makes us […]

Referrals Are Making Us Proud

Today was an amazing day. Two new groups signed up for our 2018 festivals, and they were brand new schools to our festival. During our initial communications we learned that each of these new groups were referred by band and choral groups who have attended in the past couple of years. That is very humbling. […]

2018 PCB Music Festival Comes to Life

We have begun the process of putting all of the cool elements of the 2018 festival dates together, and it’s looking really good. Our partners on Panama City Beach Music are helping us with improved lodging, a new themed Saturday night meal, and more fun than ever at Dave & Buster’s on Friday night. The […]