The festival will be hosted by Radio Margaritaville's JD Spradlin, and will feature surf-music legends in "Jan & Dean's Beach Party," including Dean Torrence (of Jan & Dean) and original Beach Boys members Al Jardine and David Marks. Also in the three-day musical lineup will be Peter Mayer (the lead guitarist for Jimmy Buffett), Mac McAnally (a member of The Coral Reefer Band) and Nadira Shakoor (another member of the Coral Reefer Band).
The Chasin' the Sun Music Festival will be held just steps from the beach in Panama City Beach's Aaron Bessant Park Amphitheater, where adults can enjoy Dave's Margarita Bar and children can play in the Little Parakeet Fun Zone with water slides and a bounce house.
Prizes will be awarded in an island-style costume contest. VIP tickets are available, and will provide ticket holders with premium seating, a private tent area, drink and food service, and a Chasin' the Sun t-shirt. As an added bonus, on Saturday, Sept. 13 local businesses are holding Beach Parties in multiple Panama City Beach locations from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Sponsors for the event include presenting sponsor SeaHaven Beach Resorts, as well as Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville, and LandShark Premium Lager. Chasin' the Sun Music Festival is enthusiastically endorsed by the Panama City Parrot Head Club.
Single day tickets are $25 for adults, $10 for children. Three day passes are $45 for adults, $20 for children, with military and senior discounts available. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit http://www.visitpanamacitybeach.com//Chasin-the-Sun
Below is a complete list of musical acts for Chasin' the Sun:
Friday September 12, 2014
Conch Republic Band - 4:00pm-5:30pm
Jerry Diaz & Hanna's Reef - 5:45pm-7:15pm
Peter Mayer Group - 7:30pm-9:00pm
Saturday September 13, 2014
Jim Morris & The Big Bamboo Band - 4:00pm-5:30pm
Nadirah Shakoor - 5:45pm-7:15pm
Jan and Dean's Beach Party! Featuring Original Beach Boys Al Jardine and David Marks, hosted by Dean Torrence -7:30pm - 9:00pm
Sunday September 14, 2014
Caribbean Chillers - 12:00pm-1:30pm
The Boat Drunks - 2:30pm-4:00pm
Mac McAnally - 4:30pm-6:00pm