Back for a fourth year, the Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam will bring nearly two dozen country artists and Southern rockers to Frank Brown Park in Panama City Beach, Florida. Eric Church, Brad Paisley, Jake Owen and Lynyrd Skynyrd top the festival’s lineup, with more than 75,000 fans expected to attend the three-day event over Labor Day weekend.
Brett Eldredge, the Band Perry, Granger Smith, Sara Evans, Tyler Farr, A Thousand Horses, Nashville TV star Charles Esten, Neal McCoy, Mark Chesnutt, Darryl Worley, Colt Ford, Dylan Scott and Craig Campbell are also slated to play the Jam. Located blocks away from the Gulf of Mexico, the festival is one of the more picturesque country concerts of the year, as well as one of the longest-running in the Bible Belt.
Last year, Lady Antebellum, Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert all headlined the festival. When the Gulf Coast Jam returns on September 2nd, it’ll be part of a slimmed-down country festival season, with similar events like FarmBorough and Big Barrel throwing in the towel after one-off events last year. Still, other festivals appear to be thriving, with Washington state’s mid-summer Watershed Festival selling out the first of its two weekends.