The Thunder Rolls: Thunder Beach Schedule

img_7064Thunder beach weekend has arrived on Panama City Beach. Already the streets are lined with amazing bikes, the venues packed with vendors and leather-clad customers and all over the beach the excitement is palpable. This is the weekend to get out and enjoy the scene. On stages at seven different venues artists are performing live music, free bike demos are available and X-game-style bike stunts are blowing people away. Thunder Beach Productions has put together a weekend that should keep the thunder rolling. Here is a list of the weekend’s events.

Boardwalk Beach Resort
9400 South Thomas Drive
Panama City Beach, Florida 32407
Thursday September 30, 2008

Friday : May 1, 2009
Location:
Boardwalk Beach Resort
Time:
9am ? until Vendors & Exhibitors Open for Business
1pm “Sizzle” ? Lingerie Show
1pm Full Throttle Magazine’s Freaky at The Tiki Party
4pm “Show Me Your Tat?s” ? Tattoo Contest
6pm Miss Thunder Beach Pageant Finale
6pm to 9pm Live Entertainment GRIP

Saturday May 2, 2009
Location:
Boardwalk Beach Resort
Time:
9am ? until Vendors & Exhibitors Open for Business
1pm “Sizzle” ? Lingerie Show
1pm-5pm Live Entertainment Drew Tilman Acoustic
1pm Butt?s And Bellies – Male Fashion Show
4pm “Show Me Your Tat?s” ? Tattoo Contest
6pm to 9pm Live Entertainment Kathy Jo & The Bluzification Band

Sunday : May 3, 2009
Location:
Boardwalk Beach Resort
Time:
9am ? until Vendors & Exhibitors Open for Business

The Shoppes at Edgewater
513 Beckrich Road
Panama City Beach, FL

Saturday May 2, 2009
Location:
The Shoppes at Edgewater
Time:
9am ? til Vendors & Exhibitors Open for Business
11am-2pm Live music with Holdcell
3pm-6pm Live music with Rebel Syndicate
7pm-11pm Live music with The Drew Tilman Band

Sunday : May 3, 2009
Location:
The Shoppes at Edgewater
Time:
9am ? til Vendors & Exhibitors Open for Business

Club La Vela
8813 Thomas Drive
Panama City Beach, Florida
32408

Thursday : April 30, 2009
Location:
Club La Vela
Time:
9am-til Vendors & Exhibitors Open for Business
11am-2pm Live music with TBA
2pm -5pm Live music with Rebel Syndicate
5pm-8pm Live music with ODIS

Friday : May 1, 2009
Location:
Club La Vela
Time:
9am-til Vendors & Exhibitors Open for Business
11am-2pm Live music with Kelly Hundly & The Healers
2pm -5pm Live music with Rebel Syndicate
5pm-8pm Live music with Holdcell

Saturday : May 2, 2009
Location:
Club La Vela
Time:
9am-til Vendors & Exhibitors Open for Business
11am-2pm Live music with Newfangled Theory
2pm -5pm Live music with ODIS
5pm-8pm Live music with King Cotton

Sunday : May 3, 2009
Location:
Club La Vela
Time:
9am ? til Vendors & Exhibitors Open for Business

Sharky’s Beachfront Restaurant & Bar
15201 Front Beach Road
Panama City Beach, Florida 32413

Wednesday: April 29,2009
Location:
Sharky’s Beach Front Restaurant & Tiki Bar
Time:
6pm ? 8pm $2.50 Drinks & Drafts All Brands
8pm – 1am Kickass Karaoke

Thursday : April 30, 2009
Location:
Sharky’s Beach Front Restaurant & Tiki Bar
Time:
11am Vendors & Exhibitors Open for Business
11am-til Food & Bar ? Burgers, BBQ & $2 Beer
12pm-6pm Bikini Bike Wash Sexy Suds & Shine
4pm-6pm Hawg Happy Hour
8pm – 12am Live Entertainement with TBA
12am Bodacious Biker Babe Contest

Friday : May 1, 2009
Location:
Sharky’s Beach Front Restaurant & Tiki Bar
Time:
11am Vendors & Exhibitors Open for Business
11am-til Food & Bar ? Burgers, BBQ & $2 Beer
12pm-6pm Bikini Bike Wash Sexy Suds & Shine
4pm-6pm Hawg Happy Hour
8pm – 12am Live Entertainement with TBA
12am Bodacious Biker Babe Contest

Saturday May 2, 2009
Location:
Sharky’s Beach Front Restaurant & Tiki Bar
Time:
11am Vendors & Exhibitors Open for Business
11am-til Food & Bar ? Burgers, BBQ & $2 Beer
12pm-6pm Bikini Bike Wash Sexy Suds & Shine
4pm-6pm Hawg Happy Hour
8pm – 12am Live Entertainement with TBA
12am Bodacious Biker Babe Contest

Sunday : May 3, 2009
Location:
Sharky’s Beach Front Restaurant & Tiki Bar
Time:
11am Schedule Coming Soon!

Pier Park
600 Pier Park Drive
Panama City Beach, FL 32413

Thursday : April 30, 2009
Location: Pier Park
Time:
10am-til Demo Rides with Yamaha, Boss Hoss & CF Moto

Friday : May 1, 2009
Location:
Pier Park
Time:
10am-til Demo Rides with Yamaha, Boss Hoss & CF Moto

Saturday May 2, 2009
Location:
Pier Park
Time:
10am-til Demo Rides with Yamaha, Boss Hoss & CF Moto
11am-til USRider News Best of The Beach Custom Bike Show

Sunday : May 3, 2009
Location:
Pier Park
Time:

Frank Brown Park
16200 Panama City Beach Parkway
Panama City Beach, FL 32413

***Demos and X-Game Stunts
Sandpiper Beacon Beach Resort
17403 Front Beach Rd,
Panama City Beach, FL 32413

Monday April 27, 2009
Location:Sandpiper Beacon & The World Famous Tiki Bar
Time:
8pm ? til Live music with GENEVA

Tuesday April 28, 2009
Location: Sandpiper Beacon & The World Famous Tiki Bar
Time:
8pm Live music with MUSTANG SALLY

Wednesday: April 29, 2009
Location: Sandpiper Beacon & The World Famous Tiki Bar
Time:
7pm Thunder Beach Kick Off Party
7pm Free Body Painting in the Tiki Bar
8pm Live music with MUSTANG SALLY
9pm Beachside Fireworks Display

Thursday : April 30, 2009
Location: Sandpiper Beacon & The World Famous Tiki Bar
Time:
11am Vendors & Exhibitors Open for Business
7pm-til Free Body Painting in the Tiki Bar
8 pm Live music with MUSTANG SALLY

Friday : May 1, 2009
Location: Sandpiper Beacon & The World Famous Tiki Bar
Time:
11am Vendors & Exhibitors Open for Business
3pmam Live music with GENEVA
7pm-til Free Body Painting in the Tiki Bar
8 pm Live music with ELI

Saturday May 2, 2009
Location: Sandpiper Beacon & The World Famous Tiki Bar
Time:
11am Vendors & Exhibitors Open for Business
3pmam Live music with GENEVA
7pm-til Free Body Painting in the Tiki Bar
8 pm Live music with ELI

Sunday : May 3, 2009
Location: Sandpiper Beacon & The World Famous Tiki Bar
Time:
11am Vendors & Exhibitors Open for Business
2pm TO BE ANNOUNCED

Rock’it Lanes
Shoppes at Edgewater
513 Beckrich Rd
Panama City Beach, FL 32407

***Vendors and Music

Beckrich Rd. Renamed Richard Jackson Boulevard

photo2At exactly 11:49 AM April 29th Mayor Gayle Oberst made the renaming of Beckrich Road to Richard Jackson Boulevard official, honoring the long time city manager Richard Jackson. Dozens of people were on hand, filling the parking lot outside of the Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce building to participate in the event. At one time, three of Panama City Beach’s most recent mayors (Oberst, Phillip Griffits, and Lee Sullivan) held the stage to honor Mr. Jackson, though honoring quickly turned into a lighthearted roast drawing applause and laughter thoughout.

Beckrich Road was renamed and revamped with a 9-million dollar roadway expansion from 2 lanes to 4 lanes. For many of Panama City Beach residents, myself included, the GAC managed overhaul of Beckrich has been nothing short of successful; the intersection runs smoother and is more aesthetic with sidewalks, tropical landscaping and upgraded underground utilities paid for with the beach’s community redevelopment area (CRA) money.

Panama City Beach City Manager since 1969, after humbly accepting the honor, Richard Jackson said, “I really appreciate all the nice things that have been said about me. It’s been a job, it’s a job I’ve enjoyed. I’ve really enjoyed it, it’s been an honor. I plan on sticking around for awhile.”

Mayor Oberst also gave a nod to a future Front Beach Road and Thomas drive project to be done through the CRA. This project will overhaul South Thomas (near Alvin’s Island) and go up to Front Beach Rd. where expansions and facelifts will go westward towards Richard Jackson Boulevard and East towards the Hutchison Intersection near Ripley’s Believe it Or Not Musuem.

Click here to read more about the Panama City Beach CRA.

Episode #4 – Wild Heron Condo for $215k

This week on The Beach Show, we have a 2 bed 2 bath condo on the water in Wild Heron for only $215,000, we have a huge, awesome 3 bed 3 bath end unit condo in Tidewater that’s fully furnished for only $459,000, and we have a 2 bed 2 bath fully furnished condo in Sterling Reef for only $185/foot.

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Show Notes

Deal 1

  • List Price: $215,000
  • Square Feet: 1,301
  • Price/SqFt: $165.26
  • 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bath
  • Built in 2004
  • This awesome condo in Wild Heron is right on the water with fabulous views from the living area, the patio and the master bedroom. This condo is a split floorplan with a very nice kitchen. The Wild Heron community offers tons of amenities including pools, hot tubs, very great fitness center, business center, kayaks, canoes, and so much more. Not to mention that it is just absolutely gorgeous. This is a rare opportunity to own a waterfront condo in Wild Heron for only $215,000!

Deal 2

  • List Price: $459,000
  • Square Feet: 1,670
  • Price/SqFt: $274.85
  • 3 Bedrooms, 3 Bath with Bunk Area
  • Completed in 2007
  • This is a great opportunity to own in one of the nicest condominium developments in Panama City Beach. Tidewater is a well designed, packed with amenities resort and this condo is ready for you to rent. Being sold fully furnished, the sellers have appointed it very nicely and already have $39,000 in rental income on the books for 2009. The amenities include a huge 70 seat movie theater that plays feature films over the summer, two big lagoon pools on either side of the building, a huge fitness center and exclusive “owner’s-lounges” that come with a full kitchen, couches and flat screen tv’s that are only accessible to the owners at Tidewater. You can see the rental page at

Deal 3

  • List Price: $200,000
  • Square Feet: 1,076
  • Price/SqFt: $185.87
  • 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bath
  • Completed in 2005
  • This two bedroom two bath gulf-front condo in Sterling Reef comes fully furnished and rental ready for only $200,000. If you are looking for something right in the middle of all the action that’s ready to rent as soon as you close, this is the one for you. This is a short sale listing and we should note that there is a third party short sale negotiator involved that requires a 1.5% buyer fee paid to “The Short Sale Guru”, which, if sold for $200k would only be $3,000, still cheaper than anything else listed in this building.

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New Airport Addresses Stormwater Issue

Tannehill Pledges Accountability for Deficiencies, Stronger Oversight

(Panama City – April 27, 2009) — Airport Authority Chairman Joe Tannehill pledged a full public accounting of the actions and events that led to stormwater control deficiencies at the new airport site in West Bay during the recent deluge.

Last week Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) officials and representatives of the Army Corps of Engineers (USACOE) toured the new airport construction site and expressed concerns that current efforts to mitigate excessive stormwater runoff had become inadequate in the wake of unusually heavy rains during the month of April.

“Whatever the cause, any deficiencies in stormwater management at the new airport site are simply inexcusable,” said Tannehill. “The people of Bay County and Northwest Florida deserve to know what went wrong and what we are doing to correct the situation.  The  Airport Authority will provide a full public accounting.”

“Our first priority is to address the stormwater issues as soon as possible,” said Tannehill.  “We committed to submitting our plan for corrective action to FDEP by Wednesday, April 29.  We are moving aggressively to correct the situation, and we are preparing for the tropical storm  season ahead.”

Tannehill has begun meeting with site contractors and engineers to review the situation, determine the cause of the deficiencies, and most importantly, to establish a clear plan for correcting the situation and ensuring it never happens again.

Tannehill said the Airport Authority would continue to work closely with FDEP and USACOE to ensure the stormwater management deficiencies are corrected.

“But our commitment goes beyond addressing the current deficiencies.  Once we have reviewed all the facts we will provide the citizens of Bay County a full accounting,” said Tannehill.

“It is not enough simply to say that the stormwater management issues were the result of an extraordinary amount of rain — so much rain that Bay County was declared by the state and federal government a disaster area.  If there was mismanagement the public has a right to know,” said Tannehill.

The Airport Authority said it would keep the public informed of its efforts to address the deficiencies through regular updates to the new airport’s public information web site at www.newpcairport.com.

“This was not an environmental disaster as some of the airport opponents have declared.  Our limits for turbidity were exceeded and that is a problem we will fix.  I think that every stream and bayou in Northwest Florida had elevated silt levels with the 20 inches of rain we experienced.  There will be no lasting environmental damage from this event,” said Tannehill.

“This airport Board resolved long ago to make the new Panama City – Bay County International Airport one of the world’s most environmentally-friendly and this latest event and what we will learn from it will only strengthen that resolve,” said Tannehill.

The Airport Authority has been working with FDEP for years, including several years on the Ecosytem Team Permitting process.  Under the Ecosystem Team Permit, the airport site and surrounding West Bay Sector will produce a net environmental gain when the airport project is complete.

“We will continue working with FDEP to ensure our new airport ultimately results in a net environmental gain for our region, and to build and operate one of the nation’s greenest airports,” said Tannehill.

A Thunder Beach Alternative

May 1 – Downtown Festival Of the Arts & Friday Fest

If you want to avoid the Thunder on Panama City Beach, but still want to get out over the weekend and have a good time, head to downtown Panama City and enjoy the Downtown Festival of the Arts. This historic arts event, hosted by the Visual Arts Center and the Panama City Downtown Improvement Board, gathers artists from all over the southeast for a fine arts juried exhibition and sale.

Supporting artists and arts education, for 40 years this event has been hosts to artists the first weekend of May. Proceeds from this event will help support the various education programs the Visual Arts Center offers to the region.

The first Spring Festival of the Arts was held on March 29, 1968 at McKenzie Park for one day only and raised $450. The original focus of the festival was to introduce art to the children in our community. It has now grown into a 3-day event and raised over $23,000 in the year 2006.

Spring Festival is held the first weekend of May each year. An early shopping opportunity is held Friday night and includes a silent auction. Then Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 5 pm there is shopping, entertainment, and free art activities for children. P.C. Juniors host more than 100 artists as well as numerous food vendors. P.C. Juniors will also host the Children’s Art Experience with FREE art projects for children to make, enjoy and take home. The Children’s Art Market, full of art donated by the artists, will have items priced at $5 or less and P.C. Juniors donates all proceeds from the Festival of the Arts to local charities and community projects.

The event will be held starting May 1st through May 3rd at McKenzie Park on Harrison Avenue. For more information on the event please call (850) 769-4451.

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-04-28

  • late, no milk, going to donut island #
  • going up to check out Ron Jon’s Beach Cleanup thingy, more on that later #
  • Stay tuned for details on a Thunder Beach video contest by pcbdaily this week! giving stuff away! #
  • Tons of bikes out, could they be early arrivals for @ThunderBeach ? #
  • done. do I tweet too much? #
  • I just did a 2 minute interview that will air on knology channel 10 over the next two weeks. If someone sees it, can they record it for me? #
  • They said they plugged pcbdaily a couple times on the air two sundays ago. Cool! Thanks viamedia! #
  • I think I’m about to be interviewed by viamedia who does knology ad and airtime sales. #
  • I’ve been told twice today that I tweet too much. Is that true? #
  • I just saw a guy put himself comepletely in a 6 foot baloon. #
  • Sand in my toes in my shoes. Waiting on the shuttle in the edgewater shopping parking lot. Here we go! #
  • The thing that’s cool about converse is the little holes that let sand in when you walk on the beach. #
  • Going to the business expo at edgewater. I’m late. #
  • Alright, so earlier, from my BB I was tweeting to @thebeachshow, instead of to @pcbdaily. . . So, I now fix. #
  • A bar at a business expo. Great drunk people looking for jobs. – Photo: http://bkite.com/06Ie6 #

Thunder Beach – Craziest Outfit Video Contest

_mg_2379wtmkThunder Beach is here again and this rally is expected to be larger than ever.  Every rally, I’m always amazed at how crazy some of the bikers that come visit our area look and how unusual looking some of their bikes are.  So this year, we’ve decided to launch a contest, and we’re giving stuff away!  I can’t wait.

So, here’s all the details.

Each day of Thunder Beach, starting Thursday, Cebo and I will be out and about shooting video and interviewing the most zaney, crazy and unusually dressed bikers on the beach.  We’ll be getting the inside scoop as to exactly what attracts them to their apparel antics, what they are wanting to accomplish by dressing that way, and hopefully not get beat up while doing it.

At the end of each day, we’ll upload the videos for display right here on pcbdaily for all to view asking everyone to cast their vote in the comments section.  In addition, the videos will be uploaded to our Facebook Fan page, so you can participate there as well.

So, if you’ll be in town, and you have an unusual style of biker-dress, shoot us an email and we’ll set up a time to meet.  Otherwise, we’ll see you at the venues!

Click here if you want to receive notification by email whenever a new video is posted.

Here’s what we’re giving away.

1st-place Prize:  Flip MinoHD – a mini camcorder that captures BIG action, in full 1280×720 HD resolution.  The MinoHD weighs in at just over 3.3 oz’s and measures only 2 by 4 inches.  This if perfect is you want to capture big video on a camera that fits in your pocket.  Our staff has one and loves it.  One of the coolest things about this camera is that uploading to YouTube is as easy as plugging the camera flip-out usb drive into your computer.  Retails at $229.00.  Sponsored by SeePCB.com.  SeePCB.com is a new web site that our company, Too Creative, is launching to fill in the “blog-gap” in our area about information all about Panama City Beach.  SeePCB is the ONLY way to See Panama City Beach online.  SeePCB.com is everything PCBDaily can’t be providing full written experiences of what it’s like to come to Panama City Beach. www.SeePCB.com

2nd-place Prize:  $70 Gift Certificate to Solace Day Spa in Pier Park – Well, actually, this was intended to be a $50 gift card, but they are offering a $20 gift card free to all that receive treatment there, so, they gave us permission to use that in conjuction with the $50 gift card they contributed bringing this prizes value to $70.  With that amount, you can buy a 60 minute Elemental Nature™ Massage that includes a “personalized massage experience based upon the Aveda Elemental Nature philosophy and your favorite Aveda plant based aromas.”

hofbrau3rd-place Prize:  $25 Gift Certificate to Hofbrau Beer Garden – Hofbrau Beer Garden, located in Pier Park in Panama City Beach is our area’s only authentic German Beer Garden.  Bringing Munich to the beach the “beer garden”, as it’s be come to be known serves authentic Bavarian dishes such as Schnitzel Wiener Art and Rouladen.  Of course, you can’t forget their authentic German beer imported fresh by the keg including the Original, the Dunkel and the Weißbier.

We’ll see you at Thunder Beach!