January Jams with Concerts, Shows & Fun Festivals
Have all the fun and excitement of the holidays left you dreading the January blues?
You’re in luck! The Gulf Coast’s January calendar is so jammed-packed with fantastic live concerts, musicals and festivals, you’ll be whistling Dixie. So forget about couching it, get ready to get out and have fun!
Fri. 1/3 – 7:30pm, Marina Civic Center, Panama City:
Comedian Ron “Tater Salad” White
Scotch-swigging, cigar smoking funnyman from the “Blue Collar Comedy” sensation performs his new stand-up show, “A Little Unprofessional.” Adult, off-color humor for mature audiences only. For ticket information, visit www.marinaciviccenter.com or call 877.528.0367.
Relive the best of the 40’s, 50’s & 60’s with these big band classics and have a swingin’ grand time. For tickets & info, contact [email protected] or call 850.653.3200.
Mon. 1/13 – 7:30pm, Marina Civic Center, Panama City:
American Storyteller, Garrison Keillor
Spend a delightful evening with this modern-day Mark Twain, renowned for his performances on the popular radio program, “A Prairie Home Companion.” For tickets information, visit www.marinaciviccenter.com or call 877.528.0367.
Wed. 1/15 – 7pm, Marina Civic Center, Panama City:
Englebert Humperdinck Live in Concert
This British pop singer/ composer continues to enthrall his audiences the world-over with his timeless repertoire, including, “Release Me,” “The Last Waltz” and “After the Lovin.” For ticket information, visit www.marinaciviccenter.com or call 877.528.0367.
Fri-Sun, 1/17-19 – Venues along Scenic Hwy 30-A, South Walton County:
5th Annual 30-A Songwriter Festival
More than 25 venues throughout the northwest resort neighborhoods from Rosemary Beach to Grayton Beach, featuring 150 songwriters & more than 200 performances, including: Kristian Bush (Sugarland) and Craig Fuller (Pure Prairie League). In addition to countless unforgettable soulful performances with powerful vocals and compelling lyrics, a VIP dinner & wine tasting have been added to the schedule. For more information, visit www.30asongwriterfestival.com
This Grammy nominated Nashville singer/songwriter’s warm-honey voice and refined lyrics have gained her recognition as one of best Alternative Roots Top Female Vocalists. For tickets & info, contact [email protected] or call 850.653.3200.
Sat. 1/18 – *2-5pm, (EST), Volunteer Fire Dept., Apalachicola:
4th Annual Oyster Cook-Off
Live bands, dancing performances and of course, plenty of tasty oysters to sample: raw, steamed and fried. Other refreshments will also be available for purchase. Proceeds benefit Apalachicola Volunteer Fire Dept. For more information, visit www.oystercookoff.com
Ken Sizemore returns to charm with his witty, original tunes as well as classic favorites from the 50’s-70’s. Audience requests and sing-alongs are encouraged. For tickets & more info, contact [email protected] or call 850.653.3200.
Tony Sands travels down a musical memory lane paying homage to old blue eyes, including stunning video, graphics and his one-of-a-kind uncanny portrayal. For tickets & more info, contact [email protected] or call 850.653.3200.
Sat. 1/19 – 4:00 pm, Marina Civic Center, Panama City:
IN THE MOOD Musical
Sensational 1940s musical revue featuring the IN THE MOOD singers and dancers accompanied by the String of Pearls Big Band Orchestra’s intimate, romantic ballads and big band swing. For ticket information, visit www.marinaciviccenter.com or call 877.528.0637.
Sat. 1/25 – 7:30 pm, Marina Civic Center, Panama City:
“Battle of the Batons”
Step out for a sophisticated night on the town with the Panama City Pops’ orchestra. For ticket information, visit www.marinaciviccenter.com or call 877.528.0367.
Fri. 1/31 – *5-10 pm (EST), Apalachicola:
Mardi Gras Parade & Riverfront Festival
The festivities kick-off on Fri. at 5 pm with a parade from Bowery Ave & E. Commerce St. down to the Riverfront Park, where the party continues with live music, dancing & Cajun food. For more information & tickets, call 850.670.5064.
* Please note: Apalachicola is on Eastern Standard Time.