Welcome to the World’s GREATEST Pre-Season Tailgate!

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Panama City Beach is hosting THREE full days of non stop tailgating fun.

Come to the Real.Fun.Beach and join your favorite coaches, athletes and cheerleaders as Panama City Beach Florida celebrates the start of college football season!

Schools officially represented by ISP:

ALABAMA – Roll TIDE Roll!

Confirmed Guests: Eric Anders, Jay Barker, Chris Bean, Eric Curry, Clyde Goode, Derek Odom, Ali Shariff, Ken Stabler, Roy Upchurch, Andrew Zow

The official hotels for Alabama fans are: Edgewater Beach Resort and Origin at Seahaven

AUBURN – War EAGLE!

Confirmed Guests: Rod Bramblett,

The official hotel for Auburn fans is: Laketown Wharf Resort

FLORIDA STATE – GO Noles!

Confirmed Guests: Bill Cappleman

The official hotel for Florida State is Boardwalk Beach Resort

GEORGIA – Go DAWGS!

Confirmed Guests: Thomas Brown, David Green, Kelin Johnson

The official hotel for Georgia fans are: Oaseas Resorts and Laketown Wharf Resort

GEORGIA TECH – Ramblin’ Wreck From Georgia TECH!

The official hotel for Georgia Tech fans is: Osprey Motel and Driftwood Lodge

SOUTHERN MISS – We ARE The Golden Eagles!

Confirmed Guests: Ray Guy

The official hotel for Southern Miss fans is: Oaseas Resorts

TROY – The Drive For Five Is ON!

Confirmed Guests: Sandy Atkings, Steve Dennis, Evan Hawkins, Eric Williamson

The official hotel for Troy is: Origin at Seahaven

UAB – It Starts With U!

Confirmed Guests: David Crane

The official hotel for UAB is: Edgewater Beach Resort

VANDERBILT – Commodore Nation Coming AT YA!

The official hotel for Vanderbilt is: Osprey Motel and Driftwood Lodge

Book NOW and be in the middle of all the action. Stay where the school coaches and athletes are staying!!

Even if your school is not on the list, you are officially invited to come show your school spirit and participate in the events.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

More details coming! Check back often!

Thursday, August 26

•    1:00pm – Celebrity Golf Tournament – Tee off at 1 p.m. with your favorite college football celebrity at Hombre Golf Club. Call 850-234-3673 for more information or to register. Fee is $100.00 per golfer. Awards reception to follow.

•    Dinner at Leisure – Alumni groups can gather at several sports clubs and grills for watching classic games and highlights.  Sports celebrities will be making rounds to meet and greet fans. *Sports clubs to be announced

•    7:00 -9:00 pm Summer Concert Series, Aaron Bessant Park, guests can enjoy Panama City Beach’s complimentary concert in the park series; small coolers and pets on a leash are permitted. Bring your chairs & blankets! Music performed by LoCash Cowboys!! It was April of 2008, and the LoCash Cowboys were doing what they do best–rocking a packed house. They had been criss-crossing the country, honing their craft on stages large and small, developing one of the most dynamic live shows in any genre of music. Along the way, they had sold more than 60,000 copies of their homemade CD, earned endorsements from the likes of Budweiser, shared bills with artists including Charlie Daniels and ZZ Top, performed at halftime of NBA and U.S. Olympic team  basketball games, and earned television appearances ranging from Tanya Tucker’s reality show “Tuckerville” to “Pageant School: Becoming Miss America,” writing the theme songs for both. Info via www.locashcowboys.com

Friday, August 27

•    6:00 am Celebrity Charter Fishing Trips – A Great day of Fishing with your Sports Celebrities aboard some of the finest charter boats at Grand Lagoon in Panama City Beach, Florida.  Trips will be 4 hours, 6 hours or 8 hours.  Call Capt. Anderson’s Marina now and make your reservations, (800) 874-2415.  All fishermen and fisherwomen will be invited to the “Hook and Cook” at Boatyard following a successful day of fishing.  You may eat those fresh fish you catch with all of the celebrities at Boatyard. Chef Konrad will prepare the fish and offer three sides for $9.00 per person.

•    6:00pm – 8:00pm Country music star Sara Evans performs live on the beach behind Boardwalk Beach Resort. Throughout her career, Sarah has had many number one hits, including “Born to Fly,” No Place That Far,” “Suds In The Bucket” and “A Real Fine Place to Start.”  There is no charge for the benefit concert. Opening for Sara Evans is Craig Campbell.

•   9:00 p.m fans will gather for late night football and meet & greet opportunities by coaches and players and cheerleaders in area restaurants. *Restaurants to be announced

•   9:00 p.m. BAMA vs.UF – 2009 SEC Championship game replayed on 23’ screen at Aaron Bessant Park. Do you know who wins?

Saturday, August 28

•    TIME to TAILGATE! – Guests will gather their foam fingers, outdoor grills and best painted team faces to show their school spirit.Tailgate Central located on Hilton Drive in Pier Park and Aaron Bessant Park.

Activities include:

o    9:00 a.m. – Competition Begins!  Best dressed fan(s), Outrageous Auto Competition and lots more! Aaron Bessant Park on west side of Pier Park.  PRIZES!

o   10:00 a.m. – Line up for the parade. Park behind The Grand Theatre and gather over behind Hoffbrau and line up with your school.

o   10:30 a.m. – Spirit Parade!  All alum & fans dressed in your school colors join your Team’s Cheerleaders, Coaches and Players to be IN the parade!

o    11:00 a.m. – BBQ Judging for best tailgating recipe – prizes in excess of $2,000 will be awarded. Business AND Individuals allowed to enter. Please contact Jane if you are interested in participating.

o    11:15 a.m. – BBQ lunches for sale

4:00pm – Pep Rally – Time to Show School Spirit – each team takes the stage behind Boardwalk Beach Resort to announce their kick-off games and show team spirit.

•    6:00pm – 8:00pm John Rich performs live on the beach behind Boardwalk Beach Resort. The artist behind the theme song that opens the ESPN College GameDay Show, Rich’s lead-off single to his first solo project, “Shuttin’ Detroit Down.” The song is a fitting kickoff to Son of a Preacher Man, an album that finds country music’s Renaissance Everyman giving full rein to his own creative voice in a project that is personal as it is musically engaging.  There is no charge for this benefit concert.

•   9:00pm – FIREWORKS! Finish out the weekend with a grand display of fireworks over the Gulf of Mexico. So grab your family and get the best seat in the house, at the beach of course! On the beach behind Boardwalk Beach Resort. Free