Gulf Coast Jam in Panama City Beach canceled because of TS Hermine
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. – The Gulf Coast Jam has been canceled because of Tropical Storm Hermine.
Mayor Mike Thomas says safety concerns over the high winds associated with Tropical Storm Hermine could compromise the staging equipment.
The festival’s Facebook Page confirms the information saying:
With an excess of five inches of rain and sustained winds up to 40 miles-per-hour expected on Thursday night, the overnight wind storm will create a hazardous situation that requires the stage and festival tents to be taken down and secured. Even though the storm is expected to have passed the City by early Friday morning, there is not enough time necessary this weekend to reconstruct the festival venue and performance stage.
Brad Paisley, Jake Owen, Eric Church, Lynard Skynyrd, Mark Chesnutt, Darryl Worley and others were all slated to perform at this year’s festival.
There is no word yet on whether the 2-day music festival will be rescheduled.