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Country Music Stars To Shine at Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam 2018

by S. Lynne on May 9th, 2018

Main stage at Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam in Panama City BeachSome of country music’s brightest stars will have an opportunity to shine at the upcoming Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam. First held in 2013, the festival has quickly become a Panama City Beach tradition. Past events have featured such familiar names as Luke Bryan, Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, Lady Antebellum, and Keith Urban.

Headliners for this year’s show, scheduled for Labor Day Weekend – August 31 through September 2 – are Florida Georgia Line, Eric Church, and Thomas Rhett. Multi-platinum-winning Florida-Georgia Line duo Tyler Hubbard and Bryan Kelley continue to break new ground in country music with their bold, fresh style. They’ll be performing on Friday night. Headliner for Saturday night is three-time Country Music Association and six-time Academy of Country Music Award winner Eric Church. Closing out the weekend is Thomas Rhett, currently nominated for three Country Music Association Awards, including Male Vocalist of the Year.

Country singer Jason Aldean at Gulf Coast Jam

Jason Aldean was one of the headliners at Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam 2017.

Also part of the 2018 lineup are Justin Moore, Chris Janson, Dustin Lynch, Chase Rice, Cam, Brett Young, Lauren Alaina, Rodney Atkins, Montgomery Gentry, Drake White, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Joe Diffie, Morgan Evans, A Thousand Horses, Tyler Rich, The Georgia Thunderbolts, Raleigh Keegan, and the Pepsi Southern Original contest winner.

The main stage for Gulf Coast Jam is at Frank Brown Park. The gates will open daily at 2 p.m., with shows starting at 2:30 and ending at midnight. There is no seating, but fans are welcome to bring their own portable folding lawn chairs. There is a handicapped-accessible viewing area, and festival personnel with golf carts will be available to transport those who need assistance. Shuttle service will be running all three days of the festival and is free for ticket holders.

Tickets and Lodging for Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam

Country singer Luke Bryan will perform at Gulf Coast Jam 2017

Crowd-pleasing favorite Luke Bryan closed out last year’s Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam with record-breaking attendance.

The at-the-gate cost of a three-day general admission pass for Gulf Coast Jam will be $229; prices are lower if you buy your tickets in advance (the cost was $129 per person at the time our blog was published). VIP Pit tickets, which grant access to an exclusive area in front of the main stage, an exclusive entry line, and other perks, cost $439 apiece. You’ll also have access to a viewing area near the stage when you buy a Preferred Lodging Package, which includes tickets and accommodations at one of the event’s Preferred Lodging Partners. For more information and to order tickets, click here.

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Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam 2018 headliners composite shot of Florida Georgia Line, Eric Church, and Thomas Rhett

Headliners for 2018 are Florida Georgia Line, Eric Church, and Thomas Rhett.

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