REMINDER – Three Day Christian Music Festival on the Beach

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by August 19, 2010 • 9 comments

The Panama City Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau, a REAL.FUN.BEACH. destination offering something for everyone, has announced REAL.FUN.MUSIC., a three-day contemporary Christian music festival featuring Point of Grace, Chris Tomlin, Michael W. Smith and Amy Grant.  Part of Panama City Beach’s SUMMER OF FUN campaign, REAL.FUN.MUSIC. will take place Friday, Aug. 20 – Sunday, Aug. 22 on the beach across from Pier Park at the City Pier,* and is free for all visitors and residents.

“We are so pleased to offer a weekend that is inspirational and uplifting,” states Dan Rowe, president and CEO of Panama City Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau.  “Our gorgeous sugar-white sand beaches and crystal-clear emerald green waters set the stage for three nights of praise, worship and reflection.”

REAL.FUN.MUSIC. Line Up

On Friday, August 20, Point of Grace will perform from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.  Since forming nearly two decades ago, this all-ladies trio has emerged as one of the biggest names in Christian music. The two-time Grammy nominees have sold more than 6.5 million albums and earned 24 consecutive number-one singles, including “Steady On”, “The Great Divide” and “Circle of Friends.” Fans will enjoy the latest hits from their new album, No Changin’ Us. www.pointofgrace.net

Chris Tomlin takes the stage on Saturday, August 21 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.  Some of his most well-known songs are “How Great is Our God,” “Jesus Messiah,” and “Amazing Grace (My Chains are Gone).”  Tomlin is a three-time Gospel Music Association (GMA) Dove Award winner for Male Vocalist and was named Artist of the Year in 2007 and 2008.  His most recent album, Passion Awaking, features the hit song “Our God.” www.christomlin.com

On Sunday, August 22, contemporary Christian music fans are in for a treat with double headliner, Michael W. Smith and Amy Grant, performing from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Through his illustrious career, Smith has won numerous accolades, including a Grammy for Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album, 28 number-one songs and 40 GMA Dove Awards.  He has sold more than 13 million albums and recorded 14 gold albums and five platinum albums. His most recent album, Wonder, is set to hit shelves in September 2010 with the first single, “Save Me from Myself,” playing now. www.michaelwsmith.com

With a career spanning more than 25 years, Grant has sold more than 30 million albums and won six Grammys.  She also has six number-one hits, including “Baby, Baby,” and “Every Heartbeat” and is one of only two Christian artists to be awarded a star on the legendary Walk of Fame in Hollywood.  Amy now returns with her first album of all new music in seven years, Somewhere Down the Road. www.amygrant.com

During the REAL.FUN.MUSIC., visitors can take advantage of Panama City Beach’s REAL.FUN.REWARDS. initiative at participating properties, offering $50 American Express gift cards to visitors staying three nights; $100 gift cards to those staying four nights; and $200 gift card to those staying five nights.  The program is available through Tuesday, August 31, 2010.

For more information on REAL.FUN.MUSIC., visit www.visitpanamacitybeach.com/music.

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1 Neal McGee August 11, 2010 at 3:52 pm

Put this on your calendar!

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2 belinda legg August 11, 2010 at 10:10 pm

omagosh! this is so great! i wanted to see mws again so bad & have never seen ag but have always wanted to! thank you so very much. i love you dan rowe, God bless you for doing this.

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3 Brenda Rutherford August 17, 2010 at 8:35 am

Do we bring our chairs or blankets or what???

i can’t wait.

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4 Debra August 17, 2010 at 8:50 am

Wow, this is great ! Thanks to Mr. Rowe and all those responsible for putting this together. We are really looking forward to this .

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5 Joe August 17, 2010 at 11:17 am

WOW!!! This is an unbeleivable opportunity. 4 Award-winning artists on our beach for a weekend of sunset concerts!!! This is probably the singular most fantastic event the Visitors Bureau has ever arranged. My family, friends and church have all been talking about this for a week. We all can’t wait. Thank you, Thank you, THANK YOU!!!

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6 James wainscott August 19, 2010 at 7:46 pm

Sounds wonderful hopefully it can catch on

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7 Jan August 23, 2010 at 8:19 am

Wow, what a great weekend. I was saddened that there weren’t more people there! If people don’t start attending these events, we won’t have any~

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8 Jane Allen August 23, 2010 at 12:06 pm

I saw Michael on TBN a couple of years ago The New Hallelujah. I was so taken with his words and his voice, Ive since ordered several copies of CD and ordered the live worship DVD. I cant get enough of it and want u to know his music has made a change in my life. I lost my daughter in 1997, age 26, leaving my husband & I to raise her two daughters. When I listen to “Help Is On The Way”, I am so filled with hope. Thank you Michael W. Smith for your special words and voice. In Christian Love, Jane

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9 Teryn August 26, 2011 at 8:43 am

Is Family Force 5 going?

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