The top 9 contestants will compete for the title of Pepsi Southern Original on Thursday August 30th at Ms. Newby’s in Panama City Beach, FL.
Artists will perform 3 songs (Full Band Only NO Acoustic) with a maximum performance time of 15 minutes. Song selections should consist of at least 1 original and 1 cover. Contestants will be voted upon by a panel of judges headed by Gulf Coast Jam’s Executive Producer Rendy Lovelady. They will be judged on originality, stage presence, and music quality.
The winner will perform on the main stage at Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam on Sunday September 2nd, opening for Sunday’s lineup headlined by Thomas Rhett
All 9 contestants are required play one of three nights Friday, Saturday, or Sunday at Ms. Newby’s, as well as on the Florida Lottery Entrance Stage at the Festival Grounds in Frank Brown Park, Panama City Beach, FL. each day of the festival beginning at 12pm until the gates open at 2pm.
All contestants will receive a three day general admission ticket per band member for Gulf Coast Jam. Each contestant will also be given their own ticket link where they will have the opportunity to make a percentage of each ticket sold through their link. Winners 1st-3rd place will receive $300, 4th-6th place $200 & 7th-9th $100.