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Panama City Beach Announces Return of UNwineD Culinary Event March 20-21

Panama City Beach is excited to announce the return of UNwineD, a premier two-day culinary festival held in Aaron Bessant Park, presented in partnership with Southern Living.

Taking place March 20-21, the fifth annual event will feature craft beer, wine and spirits from around the world in addition to mouth-watering creations from some of the area’s leading chefs and live entertainment.

This year’s headliner, American alternative rock band Death Cab for Cutie, will take the stage following opening entertainment from Joywave during Saturday’s concert in the park.

“We are thrilled to once again partner with Southern Living for this one-of-kind event,” said Visit Panama City Beach President and CEO Dan Rowe. “With Death Cab for Cutie joining the lineup, all new cuisine and beverages and a brand-new art show juried by Beach Arts Group of Panama City Beach, this year’s UNwineD festival is sure to be the must-visit, regional event of the spring season.”

The weekend’s festivities kick off on Friday at 6:00 p.m. with an elegant garden party presented by Southern Living. This exclusive, VIP event includes delicious bites from “Top Chef” winner and “Gulf Southerner” Kelsey Barnard Clark, custom cocktails, live music and more. Priced at $175 per person, only a limited number of tickets are available. VIP tickets also include entry into Saturday’s events. Ticket holders must be 21 and over.

The Grand Afternoon Tasting takes place on Saturday from 1:00-4:30 p.m., offering guests the opportunity to savor craft beer, spirits and wine paired with delectable cuisine, sure to satisfy all palettes. Visitors can also browse local shops and boutiques at the Art and Vendor Row or stop by the Southern Living tent filled with home décor, cookbooks and more.

Following the Grand Afternoon Tasting, guests are invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets for a concert in the park from 5:00-7:30 p.m., with live entertainment by Grammy nominated headliner Death Cab for Cutie and opening act Joywave.

Tickets to Saturday’s UNwineD Grand Afternoon Tasting, including admission to the concert, are $75 per person. Concert-only tickets are also available for purchase at $20 per person.

For more information about UNwineD and to purchase tickets, please visit www.visitpanamacitybeach.com/unwined.

About Panama City Beach

Panama City Beach is situated on 27 miles of sugar-white sand beaches bordering clear, emerald-green waters where the Gulf of Mexico and St. Andrew Bay converge.  With 320 days of sunshine annually and attractions such as St. Andrews State Park and Pier Park, the region has long been favored by travelers seeking an affordable beach vacation with year-round offerings for families, couples, groups and adventure-seekers.  These include championship golf courses, spas, sporting events, award-winning dining and diverse recreational activities. In addition, Panama City Beach’s Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport offers non-stop flights on Delta Airlines, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines.

For more information, call 850-233-5070 or visit the official website of the Panama City Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau at http://www.visitpanamacitybeach.com. Stay connected with Panama City Beach on Twitter (@Visit_PCB), Instagram (@Visit_PCB) and Facebook (@Visit_PCB).

About Southern Living

Southern Living celebrates the essence of life in the South, covering the best in Southern food, homes, gardens, and travel. Reaching more than 23 million people each month, Southern Living connects consumers to the region’s rich culture through a variety of print, digital, mobile, and event platforms. Headquartered in Birmingham, AL, the rapidly expanding Southern Living brand is produced by Meredith Corporation.