The Panama City Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau, a REAL.FUN.BEACH. destination offering something for everyone, has announced REAL.FUN.MUSIC., a three-day contemporary Christian music festival featuring Point of Grace, Chris Tomlin, Michael W. Smith and Amy Grant. Part of Panama City Beach’s SUMMER OF FUN campaign, REAL.FUN.MUSIC. will take place Friday, Aug. 20 – Sunday, Aug. 22 on the beach across from Pier Park at the City Pier,* and is free for all visitors and residents.
“We are so pleased to offer a weekend that is inspirational and uplifting,” states Dan Rowe, president and CEO of Panama City Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau. “Our gorgeous sugar-white sand beaches and crystal-clear emerald green waters set the stage for three nights of praise, worship and reflection.”
REAL.FUN.MUSIC. Line Up
On Friday, August 20, Point of Grace will perform from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Since forming nearly two decades ago, this all-ladies trio has emerged as one of the biggest names in Christian music. The two-time Grammy nominees have sold more than 6.5 million albums and earned 24 consecutive number-one singles, including “Steady On”, “The Great Divide” and “Circle of Friends.” Fans will enjoy the latest hits from their new album, No Changin’ Us. www.pointofgrace.net
Chris Tomlin takes the stage on Saturday, August 21 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Some of his most well-known songs are “How Great is Our God,” “Jesus Messiah,” and “Amazing Grace (My Chains are Gone).” Tomlin is a three-time Gospel Music Association (GMA) Dove Award winner for Male Vocalist and was named Artist of the Year in 2007 and 2008. His most recent album, Passion Awaking, features the hit song “Our God.” www.christomlin.com
On Sunday, August 22, contemporary Christian music fans are in for a treat with double headliner, Michael W. Smith and Amy Grant, performing from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Through his illustrious career, Smith has won numerous accolades, including a Grammy for Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album, 28 number-one songs and 40 GMA Dove Awards. He has sold more than 13 million albums and recorded 14 gold albums and five platinum albums. His most recent album, Wonder, is set to hit shelves in September 2010 with the first single, “Save Me from Myself,” playing now. www.michaelwsmith.com
With a career spanning more than 25 years, Grant has sold more than 30 million albums and won six Grammys. She also has six number-one hits, including “Baby, Baby,” and “Every Heartbeat” and is one of only two Christian artists to be awarded a star on the legendary Walk of Fame in Hollywood. Amy now returns with her first album of all new music in seven years, Somewhere Down the Road. www.amygrant.com
During the REAL.FUN.MUSIC., visitors can take advantage of Panama City Beach’s REAL.FUN.REWARDS. initiative at participating properties, offering $50 American Express gift cards to visitors staying three nights; $100 gift cards to those staying four nights; and $200 gift card to those staying five nights. The program is available through Tuesday, August 31, 2010.
For more information on REAL.FUN.MUSIC., visit www.visitpanamacitybeach.com/music.