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Panama City, FL – Scheduled concert without permit raises questions

Panama City, FL –

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Florida (WMBB) — The 4th of July is the biggest tourist weekend in Panama City Beach and this year even more people could arrive on our white sand beaches for a concert.

The “Sons of the South” tour should stop at Aaron Bessant Park.

Aaron Bessant Park is home to several large-scale events and the concert is supposed to take place on July 1. However, no permits are drawn.

The tour includes Brantley Gilbert and Jelly Roll. Promoters are already selling tickets online, but there are still unanswered questions.

Monster Entertainment, Live Nation, Summit Entertainment and Peachtree Entertainment are producing the event.

Monster Entertainment said it does not plan to ask the city to change its policies for hosting the event. But the company told News 13 it was trying to sell between 7,000 and 9,000 tickets.

Aaron Bessant’s maximum capacity is set at 8,500.

City officials said no one had applied for a special event permit, but they did confirm that someone had reserved the park for July 1. Municipal law requires at least 60 days notice for major events on July 4 and the weekend around it.

Regarding security, Monster Entertainment said they will use local law enforcement. The Panama City Beach Police Department said it had heard nothing of the event, and the Bay County Sheriff’s Office said it was contacted about a week ago for parking assistance.

BCSO said he referred them to the beach police and said they would be happy to help once the beach police said what they wanted to do and once the permits were removed.

In the past, the Tourism Development Board has discouraged holding large events on bank holiday weekends, but Monster Entertainment says there is no backing down.

News 13 reached out to TDC and City Hall for answers to some of those questions. The TDC said this event was not affiliated with them and no one was available for comment at City Hall.

The websites indicate that at this point the VIP tickets for the concert are completely sold out.

Monster Entertainment’s Jacky Patel said they are currently working on applying for an event permit with the city.

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