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  • Writer's pictureMary Ann


The 6th Annual Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam is set for August 30-September 2, 2018 in beautiful Panama City Beach, and the popular "CMT Hot 20 Countdown" show is returning to record a special episode highlighting the festival. Host Cody Alan will be on site all three days to chat with artists and fans and give exclusive looks at the event Billboard Magazine named one of "The 10 Best Country Music Festivals." The exclusive episode is scheduled to air September 8, 2018. "This has become a fantastic partnership," said Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam Executive Producer Rendy Lovelady. "Not only will Hot 20 feature great performances and interviews with our amazing talent, the show will highlight our 'fourth headliner,' the beautiful beaches of Panama City Beach."  Florida Georgia Line, Eric Church and Thomas Rhett are set to headline, and Justin Moore, Chris Janson, Dustin Lynch, Chase Rice, Cam, Brett Young, Lauren Alaina, Rodney Atkins, Joe Diffie, Morgan Evans, Montgomery Gentry, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Tyler Rich, A Thousand Horses, Drake White, The Georgia Thunderbolts, Raleigh Keegan and the Pepsi Southern Original winner are all confirmed to perform over the three days. "On Hot 20, we like to end the summer with a bang, and there is nothing better than the Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam," said the show's Executive Producer Quinn Brown. "The fans in the PCB region are our people - some of the best country music fans in the world. The town, the beaches, and Rendy Lovelady and his crew--- it all makes for an exciting and inviting atmosphere. Every year it's like coming home. Not to mention it's the best festival lineup of the year. We are honored to be a part of it." Over 64,000 fans from all 50 states and 13 foreign countries packed last year's Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam - the largest in the festival's history. Country Living recently named the Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam among "12 of the Best Country Music Festivals," saying, "...this party takes place in one of Florida's most beautiful locations, Panama City Beach." Organizers recently announced the return of the Jim Beam® Vanilla Military Appreciation Tent provided specifically for active and discharged military and their families during the three-day Festival. Tickets are available now and range from $149 General Admission to $439 VIP Pit Experience, $699 VIP Golden Circle and $999 VIP Side Stage. Skyboxes are already sold out! Information on purchasing tickets, Preferred Lodging Packages and more can be found here

Music begins each day at 2 p.m., so festival goers can spend the morning taking a leisurely walk on the beach, hitting one of many challenging golf courses, fishing, enjoying the bright sunshine, grabbing lunch at one of Panama City Beach's wonderful restaurants or checking out other area attractions before heading to the concert grounds for an afternoon and evening of entertainment.

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For additional information about Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam, including tickets, artist lineup updates, directions, parking, lodging and more, visit


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