This week’s TDC meeting ended unclear of the future of the Panama City Beach Seafood Wine and Music Festival. The event last year was more successful than it had ever been, but it also had $210,000 worth of funding. There is only a prospective $60,000 on the table this year, and that’s not even certain. With nobody having stepped up to the plate to take over running the event and limited funds, at this point, the future of the Seafood Festival is totally unknown.
My good friend, Giveaways, it’s been too long. BUT alas, we’re doing one today, er, we’re starting one today.
The prize? 4 four day general admission tickets to the 2011 Seabreeze Jazz Festival – each ticket is worth $200, so this is a total prize value of $800! We’re crazy, we know.
The Seabreeze Jazz Festival is coming up April 14th and we have our grubby mits on four 4-day passes to it that we’re giving away. Just to be clear, this is 4 FOUR-DAY general admission tickets. Each one is worth $200 a piece, making the total prize value $800!
Here’s what you have to do to enter:
Comment below telling us what your favorite thing to do in Panama City Beach is – other than come to spectacular Jazz Festivals.
We’ll pick a winner at random next Thursday giving you enough time to make arrangements to come down to the beach.
Here are the official rules.
- Each entrant can enter once and only once (we can verify this by ip AND cookies) and must use a valid first name and email address.
- Contest begins when this post is published and ends on Thursday, April 7, 2011 at 1 p.m. CST.
- We will be doing the drawing regardless of how many people enter.
- A winner will be chosen at random. There will be 1 winner total.
- By entering you are opting in to receive future newsletters and emails from pcbdaily and CYber SYtes and you are opening yourself up to the greatest resource for news and information Panama City Beach has to offer.
- If you are selected and you do not respond to our email notifying you of winning 48 hours of the contest ending, then we reserve the right to either keep the prize for another giveaway in the future or award the prize to another entrant.
- This giveaway is open to anyone in the continental United States.
- Read full rules here.
The Seabreeze Jazz Festival is right around the corner and we’ve got the full lineup and schedule right here. This is the third year that it’ll be held at Aaron Bessant Park in Pier Park and is set up to be the biggest year ever.
We’re also giving away 4 FOUR day general admission tickets, stay tuned for the link where you can sign up.
Check after the break for the full lineup.
On Saturday, March 26 the Geography and Environmental Science Student Association will be hosting a UBB cleanup at Panama City Beach.
Come out for a UBB cleanup with an active group of Florida State University students. The event starts at 10am and runs till 1pm.
This Saturday and Sunday, Tyndall AFB is hosting the Gulf Coast Salute.
The event will feature military and civilian aerial performances. A dazzling array of civilian flying performers, including Tora, Tora, Tora and Greg Poe, will do their aerial magic.
As a community, we may not always agree on the same things.
However, there’s some thing in town that equally hit us all. For example, Traffic, Real Estate, Tourism, even that smell the Paper Mill gives off.
Gas Prices- another solid example of something we all deal with.
Granted, our daily drive is easier then commuters in other cities (ahem, Atlanta. Where a milk run to the local store can run you about 45 minutes, one way)
Yet, most of us still end up spending quite a bit of time behind the wheel and if you work in town but live on the beach, forget about it. All that back and forth driving can really add up at the pump.
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Head for the parks, the beaches or someone’s inflatable pool this weekend because the temps are heating up and the skies are begging you to get out of the house.
If you don’t have a legitimate reason to leave the house, make one up. Practice the fine art of Garden Gnome Liberation (preferably not your neighbors please), pretend to get lost en route to the Grocery store, or simply do what my Mom used to do to me as a kid. Offer up two options and let the family decide. My Mom’s tactic was “Play outside or Take out the trash” and with that, off to the great outdoors we went!
Weather For March 23-27
What do Jersey Shore and Panama City Beach have in common?
Well, both of us made national news in the celebrity blogs today. TMZ.com and their band of CIA-like minions, were able to dig up this bit of news from Sunday night at Club La Vela.
This past weekend, “celebrity guest” Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino and former castmate Angelina Pivarnick were in town to host a party at Club La Vela.
Both “The Situation” and Angelina have risen to reality-pseudo stardom from MTV’s controversial Jersey Shore show.
According to TMZ, numerous patrons began complaining to La Vela’s staff regarding Angelina’s drunken behavior. The Club finally escorted her from the property for being “rude to patrons and staff”
Here’s an excert from TMZ’s report: “A rep from the club tells us Angelina was escorted from the property for being “rude to patrons and staff” … but sources inside the establishment claim the final straw was when the former reality star “drunkenly tried to fight another girl in the V.I.P. area. Angie left without further incident — but she isn’t permanently banned from the joint … in fact, she’s still scheduled to make a few more appearances in the near future.”
After publishing this original story, TMZ.com followed with this update “Angelina claims she was never in a fight — but tells us she’s pissed at club security for putting her in a headlock when she got involved in a situation involving one of her friends. Angelina says she’s considering taking legal action against the club.”
Personally, Club La Vela’s job is to keep the club’s environment safe and pleasant for both, patrons and staff. If you factor in the size of the club, and the volume of people their used to handling, it seems like it would take a lot for them to actually escort someone off the premise. Especially someone La Vela brought in and promoted as their “Celebrity Guest.”
Considering Angelina’s drunken antics have consistently made the news, and almost always involve her starting (or being) in fights or horrific treatment of anyone in earshot, it appears as those Club Le Vela was doing what was in the best interest of their club-goers and staff.
Welcome to the South, Jersey.
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There’s so much happening around here lately, that this one tiny old weekend is beginning to burst at its seams.
In an effort to help out the coming weekend with it’s ever expanding proverbial waistline of things-to-do, we ventured out a bit and found an extra event here and there for you.
March 22, March 23 and March 25-27
Panama City POPS Orchestra is bringing their classical talents to Panama City Beach on Saturday, March 26.
POPS Orchestra is playing their third concert of the season and in addition to their popular symphonic sounds, POPS Orchestra is mixing up the program a bit with a special talent joining them for this event.