Amazing Raffle and Auction items!!! Celebrate The Arts

We have some super amazing prizes, raffle items and auction items at our Event this weekend. The tickets are only 10 dollars and you get 5 raffle tickets. But of course we will let you buy all you want…… so to tempt you here are some of our items. Come to Harley Davidson at 11 till 4:00 and enjoy a day of art and celebration. Proceeds go to Beach Care Services.

· Leather Jacket from Harley

· Kayak from Sunjammer Sports

· 4 Rounds of Golf at Hombre

· Shimmering Seas Jewelry

· Botox from Dr. Ward at Gulf Coast Dermatology ($500 value)

· Wine World Gift Basket

· Beachy Beach Basket (Beach Towels, wine, and other fun beach items) compliments Beachy Beach 30

· Cerulean Interiors Gift Basket

· Dinner for four cooked by Konrad!!!!!

· Dinner & Movie Package: Dinner for four at Panama Pizzaria + 4 Grand Theater movie tickets

· $600 Entertainment Package: 4 rounds of golf at Bay Point ($300 value); dinner at Runaway Bay ($100 value); Panhandle Helicopter ride ($200 value)

· Blue Heron Gift Basket

· Four (4) $25.00 certificates to Jasmine Thai

· Condo Vacation Stay from PCBLP.com (2 BR, 3 nights, off-season: Sept-Feb, last week April and first 2 weeks of May). Condos listed at http://www.pcblp.com

· $30 Gift Certificate at Beef O’Brady’s

· Dusty’s Gift Certificate

· 4 tickets to Gulf World

· Outback Steak House Gift Card

And were just getting started!!!

Celebrate the Arts is Bigger and Better this Year!

 

Save the Date for Saturday, Jan 25th!

Celebrate the Arts Local Artists Market,  just got bigger and bolder thanks to Harley Davidson of Panama City Beach.

This year the event will also include a Celebrity Fashion Show and Live Auction, where local “celebrities” from Sheriff Frank McKeithen to Holly, Mandy and Miguel of Island 106 will not only be modeling the latest Harley fashions but will be auctioned off for a lunch date to benefit Beach Care Services.

In addition to the Fashion Show, with a $10 donation, participants can also enjoy a wine and cheese tasting.

The artists market portion of the event is free to the public, who can expect the same great wares from years before, with the addition of some new artists such as Roxanne Turnipseed who will be debuting her young girls’ bracelet line and Christon Anderson, whose works can be viewed from Main Street Gallery in Panama City to A.Wickey’s Gallery on 30A.

More About Celebrate the Arts

The event was born three years ago when business neighbors Karen Smith of Beachy Beach Real Estate and Roy Eure Jr., designer and owner of Cerulean Interiors fantasized about using art to help their community.  Eure, an artist himself, wanted to show his support for the local artist community and give them an opportunity to share their work while Smith saw an opportunity to fund raise for charity.  Artists would sell their wares and give a portion of the proceeds to Beach Care Services, a local charity that helps Panama City Beach locals in need.

This year’s event is expected to not only offer more, but more people will get an opportunity to take part due to Harley Davidson  providing the event location.   To stay tuned into the event, visit the Celebrate the Arts Facebook Page.

Information on how to pre-purchase Fashion Show and Wine Tasting tickets will be announced soon. Until then Save the Date for January 25th starting at 11 am.

 

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Help your Montego Bay Friends!!!

As many of you know, there was an unfortunate fire that occurred at Montego Bay Restaurant on Thomas Drive. Not only did we lose a great restaurant in our community, but several families lost a source of income just one short week away from Christmas. Let’s get together as a community and help these families out!! This Sunday (December 22nd) from 6-9pm, Willy’s Live will be hosting live music with Kevin Jacobs and Terry Brock, as well as serving up some heavy Hors d’oeuvres. All we ask for is a a $10 donation at the door for entrance. All money raised at the door, and a portion of the bar sales will be donated to the families that were impacted by the fire at Montego Bay.

An Idea Camp Success Story with Gulf Coast Theatre Students

If you haven’t been to an IdeaCamp with the Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce, you are missing out.  These interactive events designed after “Bar Camps” offer a laid back way for community members to share, learn and network in a local restaurant.   A handful of speakers share their experiences and “ideas”, hoping to connect and inspire with their audience.  Connections are made and often cool things happen, as did with Gulf Coast Theatre Department.

A couple months back, Jason Hedden, Associate Professor of Theatre in the Division of Visual and Performing Arts at Gulf Coast State College shared about what his applied theatre class was up to, a concept he called “Rehearsal for Reality.”

The way his students would “rehearse for reality” would be to use theatre techniques such as improvisation in non-traditional settings as a training tool for sales, customer service and effective communication.

They started with other Gulf Coast State College students such as those in the fields of physical therapy and micro-biology.

The theatre students served as simulated patients to help train the students entering the medical field.

After these exercises proved successful, Hedden proposed to his fellow chamber members an opportunity to partner with them in their prospective businesses and several took him up on the offer.

A local retail establishment had the theatre students do some “secret shopping” and helped the shop owner improve the quality of experience for their customers.

In addition, after being ignited with Hedden’s enthusiasm at IdeaCamp, two Real Estate companies also signed up for the opportunity.  Both Keller Williams Success Realty and Beachy Beach Real Estate had welcomed the students in their offices for simulated buyer and seller meetings.

This IdeaCamp success story is proof that cool things happen when people get together to share, learn and network in a no pressure setting.  The next IdeaCamp is scheduled for Nov. 21st from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at Carrabba’s Italian Grill in Panama City Beach.  The event is FREE to Panama City Beach Chamber members and includes light eats, a free drink ticket for up to 50 participants and an opportunity to win door prizes like swag from local businesses or even a FREE ROUND TRIP flight from Southwest Airlines.

To register for the next IdeaCamp, click HERE or visit their FACEBOOK page to stay up to date with Ideacamp happenings.

If your business or organization is interested in the “Rehearsal for Reality” project with Gulf Coast Theatre students, contact Jason Hedden at jhedden@gulfcoast.edu or 850-769-1551 ext 2889

You can also catch the Gulf Coast Theatre Department live in action starting this upcoming Friday the 15th for their opening weekend of the hit musical Les Miserables.  To buy tickets and to learn more about the theatre department, you can visit the website or stay tuned to their FACEBOOK page.

 

 

 

 

IdeaCamp this Thursday Night at the New ATC at Gulf Coast!

 

The wildly successful IdeaCamp held by the Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce and made possible by Southwest Airlines is happening this Thursday evening, October 24th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at Gulf Coast State College’s brand new Advanced Technology Center.

Community members are invited to Share, Learn and Network with other residents and business people in a relaxed environment. IdeaCamp attendees will enjoy light eats and a FREE drink ticket for the first 50 registrants that arrive.  Please REGISTER HERE in order to secure your spot.

The event is FREE to PCB chamber members and $20 to non-members. Door prizes are awarded so make sure you bring your business card and look forward to a tour of the ATC at this IdeaCamp.

 

 

Gulf Coast Jam Fest starts Thursday

This weekend’s Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam has got a lineup that can’t be beat.

From country legends like Charlie Daniels, Trace Adkins and Toby Keith, to hot young performers like Darryl Worley, Eli Young Band, Colt Ford and Brantley Gilbert – this event will have something for everyone.

Starting Thursday and going through Saturday, stages will open all over Panama City Beach: Boardwalk Beach Resort on Thomas Drive, Frank Brown Park on Back Beach Road, Edgewater Beach Resort on Front Beach Road, Club La Vela on Thomas Drive and the Harley-Davidson Stage in Seahaven.

Gates at most of the stages will open at 9 a.m., with performances going until 3 p.m. when the action on the main stage at Frank Brown Park will pick up. After hours performances will go into the early morning hours at Club La Vela.

Thursday night, Trace Adkins takes the main stage at Frank Brown Park from 9:15 to 10:45. Adkins debuted in 1995 with the album “Dreamin’ Out Loud” and has since released seven more original albums and two greatest hits compilations. He has had more than 20 Billboard country music chart hits including No. 1s: “(This Ain’t) No Thinkin’ Thing,” “Ladies Love Country Boys,” and “You’re Gonna Miss This.”

He’s also been on “Hollywood Squares” and “The Celebrity Apprentice,” as well as authored an autobiography called “A Personal Stand: Observations and Opinions from a Free-Thinking Roughneck” and appeared in the movie “The Lincoln Lawyer.”

Friday night’s main event gets devilish when The Charlie Daniels Band takes the stage at Frank Brown Park from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. Daniels is best known for his No. 1 Country hit “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” but has been performing since the 1950s. He was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 2008 and the Musicians Hall of Fame Museum in 2009.

He’s followed by Brantley Gilbert from 9:15 to 10:45 p.m. Gilbert’s “Country Must Be Country Wide” was No. 1 on the Hot Country Songs charts in 2011 and in 2012, “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do” also reached No. 1.

Saturday finishes off the event with Darryl Worley taking the main stage from 6 to 7 p.m. Worley has had 18 singles on Billboard Hot Country charts, including No. 1s “I Miss My Friend,” “Awful, Beautiful Life” and “Have You Forgotten?” which was No. 1 for seven weeks.

From 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. Eli Young Band takes the main stage. The members of Eli Young Band, Mike Eli, James Young, Jon Jones and Chris Thompson, met as students at the University of North Texas. Their No. 1 hits include, “Crazy Girl” and “Even If It Breaks Your Heart.”

Then Toby Keith finishes it off from 9:15 to 10:45 p.m. A platinum-selling musician and country music writer, Keith hit the scene with the release of his 1993 album “Toby Keith.” He has an extraordinary list of hit singles including: “Should’ve Been a Cowboy,” the most played country song of the 1990s; and “How Do You Like Me Now,” the No. 1 country song of 2000.
For complete information, tickets and scheduling go to http://www.gulfcoastjam.com.

Here’s the Lineup

Saturday

Main Stage at Frank Brown Park
4 p.m. – gates open
5-5:30 p.m. – PSO winner
6-7 p.m. – Darryl Worley
Darryl Worley has had 18 singles on Billboard Hot Country charts, including No. 1s “I Miss My Friend,” “Awful, Beautiful Life” and “Have You Forgotten?” which was No. 1 for seven weeks.
7:30-8:45 p.m. – Eli Young Band
The members of Eli Young Band, Mike Eli, James Young, Jon Jones and Chris Thompson, met as students at the University of North Texas. Their No. 1 hits include, “Crazy Girl” and “Even If It Breaks Your Heart.”

9:15-10:45 p.m. – Toby Keith
A platinum-selling musician and country music writer, Toby Keith hit the scene with the release of his 1993 album “Toby Keith.” He has an extraordinary list of hit singles including: “Should’ve Been a Cowboy,” the most played country song of the 1990s; and “How Do You Like Me Now,” the No. 1 country song of 2000.

Team Cocktail Stage at Boardwalk
9 a.m. – gates open
10-10:30 a.m. – Keelan Donovan
10:45-11:15 a.m. – Gimm-Icky
11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. – Mockingbird Sun
12:30-1:15 p.m. – Black Jack Billy
1:45-3 p.m. – Craig Campbell
3-5 p.m. – DJ Hish

Landshark/Jim Beam Stage at Edgewater
9 a.m. – gates open
10-10:30 a.m. – Slamabama
10:45-11:15 a.m. – Hoss Skelton
11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. – Griffin Peterson
12:30-1:15 p.m. – Tyler Farr
1:45-3 p.m. – Colt Ford

Pepsi Experience Stage at Frank Brown Park
11-11:20 p.m. – after show TBA

Harley-Davidson Stage at Seahaven
9 a.m. – gates open
10-10:30 a.m. – Grayson Rogers Band
10:45-11:15 a.m. – Anthony Orio
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. – Brothers Osborne
12:30-1:15 p.m. – The Cadillac Three
1:45-3 p.m. – Corey Smith

Late Night Stages at Club La Vela
1:30-2:30 a.m. – Mockingbird Sun
1:30-2:30 a.m. – Zachary Carter

Friday

Main Stage at Frank Brown Park
4 p.m. – gates open
6-7 p.m. – Blackberry Smoke
7:30-8:45 p.m. – The Charlie Daniels Band
Charlie Daniels is best known for his No. 1 Country hit “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” but has been performing since the 1950s. He was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 2008 and the Musicians Hall of Fame Museum in 2009.
9:15-10:45 p.m. – Brantley Gilbert
Brantley Gilbert’s “Country Must Be Country Wide” was No. 1 on the Hot Country Songs charts in 2011 and in 2012, “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do” also reached No. 1.

Team Cocktail Stage at Boardwalk
9 a.m. – gates open
10-10:30 a.m. – Garrett Miles
10:45-11:15 a.m. – Friends of Lola
11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. – Danielle Peck
12:30-1:15 p.m. – Erik Dylan
1:45-3 p.m. – Tracy Lawrence
3-5 p.m. – DJ Hish

Landshark/Jim Beam Stage at Edgewater
9 a.m. – gates open
10-10:30 a.m. – Ryan Kendrick
10:45-11:15 a.m. – Hannah Ellis
11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. – Michael Ray
12:30-1:15 p.m. – Angie Johnson
1:45-3 p.m. – Chase Rice

Pepsi Experience Stage at Frank Brown Park
11-11:20 p.m. – Cole Taylor after show

Harley-Davidson Stage at Seahaven
9 a.m. – gates open
10-10:30 a.m. – Sarabeth
10:45-11:15 a.m. – PSO 6th runner up
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. – Chris Weaver Band
12:30-1:15 p.m. – TBA
1:45-3 p.m. – Drake White and The Big Fire

Late Night Stages at Club La Vela
midnight-1 a.m. – Drake White and The Big Fire
midnight-1 a.m. – Zachary Carter
1:30-2:30 a.m. – Erik Dylan
1:30-2:30 a.m. – DNA

Thursday

Main Stage at Frank Brown Park
4 p.m. – gates open
6-7 p.m. – Tate Stevens
7:30-8:45 p.m. – Kip Moore
9:15-10:45 p.m. – Trace Adkins
Trace Adkins debuted in 1995 with the album “Dreamin’ Out Loud” and has since released seven more original albums and two greatest hits compilations. He has had more than 20 Billboard country music chart hits including No. 1s: “(This Ain’t) No Thinkin’ Thing,” “Ladies Love Country Boys,” and “You’re Gonna Miss This.”
He’s also been on “Hollywood Squares” and “The Celebrity Apprentice,” as well as authored an autobiography called “A Personal Stand: Observations and Opinions from a Free-Thinking Roughneck” and appeared in the movie “The Lincoln Lawyer.”

Schedule

Team Cocktail Stage at Boardwalk
9 a.m. – gates open
10-10:30 a.m. – Joe Bachman
10:45-11:15 a.m. – The Vespers
11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. – PSO 2nd runner up
12:30-1:15 p.m. – Katie Armiger
1:45-3 p.m. – Greg Bates
3-5 p.m. – DJ Hish

Landshark/Jim Beam Stage at Edgewater
9 a.m. – gates open
10-10:30 a.m. – Jordan Covington
10:45-11:15 a.m. – PSO 4th runner up
11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. – PSO 4th runner up
12:30-1:15 p.m. – Kirstie Lovelady
1:45-3 p.m. – Jerrod Niemann

Pepsi Experience Stage at Frank Brown Park
11-11:20 p.m. – Kirstie Lovelady’s Red Solo Cup After Party

Harley-Davidson Stage at Seahaven
9 a.m. – gates open
10-10:30 a.m. – County Line Road
10:45-11:15 a.m. – PSO 5th runner up
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. – PSO 3rd runner up
12:30-1:15 p.m. – Natalie Stovall and The Drive
1:45-3 p.m. – Brett Eldredge

Late Night Stages at Club La Vela
midnight-1 a.m. – The Kicks
midnight-1 a.m. – Zachary Carter
1:30-2:30 a.m. – DNA
1:30-2:30 a.m. – Zachary Carter

Performers’ information was compiled from Wikipedia.
Performance Line-Up was gathered from http://www.gulfcoastjam.com/lineup/

Locals Get in Free to Daytime Concerts Today Only!

 

The first ever Gulf Coast Jam is hitting Panama City Beach today and organizers have announced that today is “Locals Appreciation Day” and will allow all area residents to attend daytime concerts at any of the stages today at no charge. 

It is important to note that this perk is only for today, Thursday, September 26th and only for the daytime shows.  You will need tickets for the shows starting this evening.  Though are area expects several thousand out of town visitors for this event, there are still some Weekend Passes available.

For ticket information, call 888-512-7469 or visit their website at www.gulfcoastjam.com.  General Admission Passes for the weekend are only $139 while supplies last.  Panama City Beach country music fans can stay up to date with all the weekend has to offer by downloading the Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam Mobile App on your smart phone or visiting their Facebook page.

Some of headliners on the line-up include: Trace Adkins on Thursday, Brantley Gilbert on Friday, and the one and only Toby Keith on Saturday. Stages will be at Frank Brown Park, Edgewater Beach and Golf Resort, Boardwalk Beach Resort and Seahaven Beach Resorts.