Festival Info


The Gulf Coast Bluegrass and Folk Music Festival is a fundraising event for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Bay County, Florida. The event is held the 2nd weekend of October each year at Under the Oaks Park in Panama City/Parker, Florida on East Hwy 98/Tyndall Parkway over looking beautiful East St. Andrews Bay. The festival has a big draw and bands come from all over the southeast and as far away as Canada to participate and perform in this event. There are craft and food vendors that participate and there's a large playground onsite to keep the kids entertained. The event is Friday evening 5 pm til 10 pm, and Saturday 10 am til 10 pm. 


Want to camp at the festival?  Download the camping application here!

Boys & Girls Clubs of Bay County

Organizer of Gulf Coast Bluegrass & Folk Music Festival


The Boys & Girls Clubs of Bay County is part of a nationwide affiliation of local, autonomous organizations belonging to Boys & Girls Clubs of America. They work to help youth of all backgrounds, with special concern for those from disadvantaged circumstances, develop the qualities needed to become responsible citizens and leaders.

Mission Statement: To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. 

Purpose: To insure that our programs operate safely and prove to be enjoyable to participants as well as creating a fun environment for all. 

Core Beliefs: A Boys & Girls Club provides: A safe place to learn and grow, Ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals, Life-enhancing programs and character development experiences, Hope and opportunity



October 13-14, 2017