Hey Resort Collection fans! What are your weekend plans? We have the perfect Friday night event for you… You can head on over after Oyster Bash!


Following its October opener in its new home, the Panama City POPS returns to the Marina Civic Center stage this Friday, January 20, with the perennially popular “Battle of the Batons”.

The third annual fundraiser of its kind, the concert will feature The POPS’ traditional program of classical and popular musical selections, but this time with a twist, whimsically referred to as “wand warfare.” The concert is a fundraiser for the orchestra. Three local luminaries will vie for the opportunity to conduct the final work of the night’s program. They will try out on stage prior to intermission and during intermission members of the audience will vote for their favorite conductor. Each vote costs $1.00. And the competition will be fierce. This year’s contenders: the Honorable Greg Brudnicki, Mayor of Panama City, Gulf Coast State College Women’s Basketball Coach, Roonie Scovel and Bay County Sheriff Frank McKeithen. “These three contenders will not want to be outdone by one another,” stated Artistic Director and Maestro Eddie Rackley. “I hope people from the entire region join us for this exciting concert.”

(information via Panama City POPS Orchestra website)


This event will be held at the Marina Civic Center from 7:30-10:00. Admission is $30. Stay updated with the Panama City POPS by visiting their website here. The POPS have an exciting concert season ahead- Don’t miss it!