Panama City Beach’s UNwineD festival, sponsored in part by Southern Living magazine, will feature a fantastic lineup of wine, craft beer and spirits, plus culinary creations from local restaurants and visiting chefs. The annual two-day event taking place March 23-24 at Aaron Bessant Park features a performance by Birmingham-based soul band St. Paul & the Broken Bones.
Hailing from Alabama, the eight-piece band’s 2016 album “Sea of Noise” was widely praised as a tour de force for the high voltage rock group. The band’s energetic shows have made them one of the most talked about performing artists in the South. St. Paul & the Broken Bones have toured extensively in the U.S. and in Europe and have even opened for the Rolling Stones. With influences from David Bowie to Prince to Sly Stone, the band’s brawny, horn-driven sound is at once a throwback to a different era and also a fresh new take on soul revival music. Singer Paul Janeway’s energetic vocal styles have been compared to some of the all-time greats, like Al Green, and his band’s enthusiastic rhythms guarantee that audiences will want to move their feet.
The weekend begins on Friday, March 23 with Biscuits & Jam presented by Southern Living, an elegant garden party complete with bites from Southern Chef Matt Moore and tunes from up-and-coming country music artist Cale Tyson. This exclusive VIP event has a limited amount of tickets available, priced at $200 per person, for adults 21 and over.
The VIP ticket also includes entry into the UNwineD Grand Tasting on Saturday, March 24 from 1-4 p.m. Guests can sip and savor craft beer, spirits and wine from around the world paired with delectable bites. A live concert from St. Paul & the Broken Bones with openers Los Colognes will conclude Saturday’s festivities from 5:00-7:30 p.m.
Concert only tickets are on sale now for just $20. Only 7,500 tickets will be sold for the show, which will be held in the Aaron Bessant Park Amphitheater, just steps from the white sands of Panama City Beach and adjacent to Pier Park.
For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.visitpanamacitybeach.com/unwined.