Set-Up Crews Take Over County Pier Ahead of SandJam Music Festival


The beginning of SandJam weekend is officially just 4 days away. 

Set up for the jam-packed alternative music festival in Panama City Beach continued Monday as organizers are preparing for thousands of people to join them at the M.B. Miller County pier. 

“Will we have it done, absolutely. Are the crowds coming, absolutely. Am I scared to death? Absolutely,” Rendy Lovelady, the event’s executive producer, joked.

This years spring time festival is not like previous ones in Panama City Beach.
Organizers have traded country for alternative rock, and grass for sand. 

“The backdrop is super insane, it’s gonna be really fun. Just the fact of it being on the beach adds to the adventure of it all,” a volunteer said.

It’s a weekend of firsts for everyone involved which presents new challenges. 

“Spring Jam was a piece of cake because it was in a normal structured environment. Now we’re trying to put a concert in an unstructured environment,” Lovelady said.

The producer said support from the areas local agencies has taken some weight off his shoulders. 

“The county commission has been priceless. The sheriff’s office, city police, beach police, it’s just new and everybody’s being patient with me,” he said.

On Thursday, we’ll see two 60 foot by 50 foot stages facing each other about 200 yards apart. 

“It’s gonna be fun, we’re super stoked,” the volunteer said.

Tickets are still available for the three day music fest running this Thursday through Saturday.

Visit for ticket information.

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