Location & Festival Info

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600 Pier Park Drive, Panama City Beach, FL 32413 

Region: Pier Park | Type: Attractions

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Turn up the FUN with two days of sun, sand and music at the Chasin' the Sun Music Festival in Panama City Beach!

Aaron Bessant Park Amphitheater is a family-friendly venue.  Please do your part in promoting a family-friendly atmosphere by showing common courtesy to fellow guests and refraining from the use of profanity or engaging in any unsafe, illegal or offensive behavior.

This year's festival is a FREE general admission event, and VIP tickets are available for purchase here. VIP tickets are $30 per day or $50 for the weekend. A VIP ticket includes a laminated VIP credential, 2 free drinks per day, access to a private bar and private air conditioned restroom, Chasin' the Sun souvenir koozie, early entry to concert venue (1 hour), preferred seating and artist meet and greet (on Friday). VIP tickets will be sold at the gate.

All events are rain or shine.  Guests are encouraged to bring parkas or rain jackets in the event of rain.  Umbrellas or tents are expressly prohibited.  Don’t forget your sunscreen.  Most of the venue grounds are not protected from the sun.  The venue, with the exception of VIP, is festival seating so bring your lawn chairs or blanket.  Shirts and footwear must be worn at all times.  Failure to comply with these policies may result in expulsion from the venue.

There is a handicap viewing area in General Admission.  If you need assistance getting from the gate to the seating area, we will have personnel available with golf carts.  For more information on handicap accommodations, please email events@visitpanamacitybeach.com

With the exception of seeing-eye dogs or other service animals or animals used as part of a production, NO PETS are allowed in the venue.  Guests requiring the assistance of service animals must show proper credentials.

Outside coolers or food & beverage are NOT ALLOWED.  Concessions are available at the venue.  NO glass containers.  Anyone drinking alcohol must have a 21+ wristband.  Wristbands will be available at designated locations and you must present a valid photo I.D. Please place all litter in receptacles.

All persons entering the venue are SUBJECT TO SEARCH for the safety of all guests.

Prohibited items:  Coolers, outside food or beverage, picnic baskets, tents, umbrellas, flags, professional video cameras, professional audio recording devices, pets, instruments, knives, weapons, chains, fireworks, explosives, illegal drugs, laser pen or pointers, skateboards, inline skates, golf carts, personal property that is a potential hazard to others and any other items deemed inappropriate or dangerous by management.  These items will have to be returned to your car or thrown away at the gate. 

Smoking is allowed in designated areas.  Smoking in non-designated areas could lead to expulsion from the venue.  This includes electronic cigarettes.

Media:  All media should arrange for media access and appropriate credentials prior to the event through our marketing department. For more information or to apply for media credentials please contact David Demarest.

Parking is available on a first come first serve basis at Pier Park. Tailgating is not allowed.

With the exception of VIP Experience purchases, the event is a “free” general admission event. Re-entry is allowed.

Other:  ATMs will be located inside the venue. Water fountains are located outside the restrooms.  A guest services tent will be located inside the venue to answer any questions and concerns you may have.  It will also serve as the location for lost and found.  After the show, lost items will be secured at the venue’s administrative office.  Guest must provide a description of the article, along with name and contact information. Unclaimed items will be kept for 30 days and then donated to charity. 

Medical Attention will be located to the rear of the festival site near the restrooms. 


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