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The Great American Blues Festival

Fans Going (2)

8/16/2014, 8/17/2014

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Aaron Bessant Park

600 Pier Park Drive
Panama City Beach, FL 32417
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Panama City Beaches 1st ever Bud Light Great American Blues Festival and Harley Davidson BBQ challenge. This is a not-for-profit, charity benefit festival. The proceeds will go to benefit 501C3 charities in the local Panama City Beach community.
Date: Saturday August 16th & Sunday August 17th.
Music Schedule Times: 12:00pm - 7:30 pm each day. Doors open 11:am
BBQ challenge judging schedule will be on Saturday and winners will be announced at 5pm.
"Squeal like a Pig 5K Race" on Saturday. Race time at 8am.

Ticket Sales link: http://www.marinaciviccenter.com/#!events/cuua
Adult tickets are $30 1- day, or $50 2-days. Children 6 and under are free. Children ages 7-14 is $10 per day.

See below for more in depth information and Festival rules;

The Great American Blues Festival brings in eleven International greats and National talent favorites such as Royal Southern Brotherhood featuring Cyril Neville lead singer of the Neville Brothers, Devon Allman, son of Gregg Allman, and Mike Zito Nominated in 2011 for the Blues Music Foundation’s ‘Best Blues Rock’ award, and winner of 2010′s Blues Music Award. The Legendary Joe Louis Walker from the Blues Hall of Fame with four Blues Awards and twenty two albums to his credit. Another heavy hitter wiith thirty-eight albums and over 45 years to their credit and "living the blues" is Canned Heat. The infamous Jimmy Thackery and the Drivers- guitar god originally with the Nighthawks. The list continues with 2012 BMA winner Biscuit Miller & The Mix with performances both days. Honey Island Swamp Band, winners of Best Roots Rock at the 2012 Big Easy Awards. Also T.C. Carr Harmonica Man, and Betty Lou Fox Band. Award-winning internationally acclaimed blues band composed of three siblings from Tupelo, Mississippi, The Homemade Jamz Band. 2013 International Blues Challenge winner Selwyn Birchwood, and Big Llou’s SiriusXM Radio Host of, " A Bluesville Review".

The Harley Davidson BBQ challenge includes 20 professional teams. So far we have such competitors as Rescue Smokers, Wink’s BBQ, B & T BBQ, Blake’s Best BBQ, Poolsode BBQ, Forrest’s Fine Foods, Big Papa’s, Double Deuce Smokin BBQ, Hot Wachulas, The Smokin Butt, Smokin’ 42 BBQ, Ranch House Kitchen, Captain Jacks BBQ, Haulin’ Butt BBQ, Big Kahuna BBQ, Booga-Lou Smoke and Deep Smoke BBQ just to name a few.


For more information on this event or performers go to http://www.AmericanBluesFest.com

Like our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/americanbluesfest and join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/greatamericanbluesfest/
where you'll find out more of everything behind the scenes, who's who, pre-and post party celebrations, where people are staying and playing, discount ticket offers, ways to get prizes and more!

Registration for our Saturday, August 16th, 2014 "Run and Squeal like a Pig" 5K Race is now open! Visit http://www.americanbluesfest.com/5k-squeal/. All runners will receive a 5K Squeal Like a Pig T-shirt and a $10 off promo code to use on a One Day General Admission ticket to the American Blues Festival held on Saturday and Sunday at Aaron Bessant Park. http://www.americanbluesfest.com/5k-squeal/
Register here: http://www.active.com/panama-city-beach-fl/running/distance-running-races/squeal-like-a-pig-5k-2014

Festival Rules: http://www.americanbluesfest.com/festival-rules/

Call for more information about this Blues Festival, contact Jared Knetzer at (850) 258-2551 or Starr Hardoerfer (513) 340-3052