Panama City Beach continues to add to its lineup of fantastic entertainment and events in 2019 with the announcement of UNwineD, presented in partnership with Southern Living. The annual two-day event, taking place March 22-23 at Aaron Bessant Park, will feature craft beer and wine tasting, creative cocktails, culinary creations by some of the South’s leading chefs including Top Chef Finalist Kevin Gillespie of Red Beard Restaurants and live musical performances by three-time Grammy Awards winner Brandi Carlile and opening entertainment by national recording artist JOHNNYSWIM.
“We are thrilled to announce the return of our award-winning UNwineD to Panama City Beach and partnership with Southern Living,” shares Visit Panama City Beach President and CEO Dan Rowe. “With Brandi Carlile, JOHNNYSWIM, Chef Kevin Gillespie and Mixologist Mercedes O’Brien joining the lineup, this year’s garden party and grand tasting is shaping up to be one of the most memorable weekends of the year, featuring the best cuisine, cocktails and live music in Northwest Florida.”
The weekend begins on Friday, March 22 with an elegant garden party presented by Southern Living, complete with bites from Chef Kevin and drinks by Mixologist Mercedes O’Brien. Guests can expect the same bold flavors and delicious plays on ingredients that Chef Kevin uses in his two restaurants, Gunshow in Atlanta and Revival in Decatur, along with the same cocktail creativity that Mercedes uses at Gunshow and soon-to-open Cold Beer. This exclusive VIP event has a limited amount of tickets available, priced at $175 per person, for adults 21 and over.
The VIP ticket also includes entry into the UNwineD Grand Tasting on Saturday, March 23 from 1-4:30 p.m. Guests can sip and savor craft beer, spirits and wine from around the world paired with delectable bites. A live concert from American folk, soul, blues and pop music duo JOHNNYSWIM followed by a feature performance from Brandi Carlile will conclude Saturday’s festivities from 5:00-7:30 p.m.
Tickets to Saturday’s UNwineD Grand Tasting and concerts are $75 per person, while concert-only tickets are $20 per person. Children 12 and under are free with a paying adult. A portion of all ticket proceeds will go to United Way of Northwest Florida and World Central Kitchen.
For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.visitpanamacitybeach.com/unwined.