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PEPSI SOUTHERN ORIGINAL CONTEST

We are now accepting submissions for the 2020 Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam Southern Original Contest.

10 Finalists will be selected to compete for a chance to play at one of the largest festivals in the country, Gulf Cost Jam! 

To Enter:

Unsigned Country or Southern Rock FULL BANDS ONLY! No Acoustic 

You will need to complete the submission form. 

The personal video should be a current video of you telling us about yourself. Please do NOT send us your promo video for the personal video. 


Submissions are due by July 17th.

Submissions will be reviewed and 10 Finalists will be chosen to compete at Ms. Newby’s in Panama City Beach on Thursday September 3rd

The Top 10 Finalists will compete for the title of Pepsi Southern Original on Thursday September 3rd at Ms. Newby’s in Panama City Beach, FL. 

Finalists will perform 3 songs, at least 1 original, 1 cover, and the 3rd song is your choice. You will compete at the venue in front of an audience. (Have at least 1 back up song) Backline will be provided. Finalists will receive production contact information. 

The Top 6 Finalists will win…

  • Free lodging for Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night with one of our lodging partners. 
  • Tickets to Gulf Coast Jam in Panama City Beach, FL over Labor Day Weekend. (All Three Days) Non-transferable. 
  • One of six mandatory performance slots to play on the Gulf Coast Jam Entrance Stage on the Festival Grounds in Frank Brown Park, Panama City Beach, FL. each day from 12pm to 2pm before the gates open.
  • One of six mandatory performance slots at Ms. Newby’s Gulf Coast Jam after party each night of the festival. After Party kicks off at 10pm each night. 

Entrance Stage and Ms. Newby’s lineup

  •  Friday 1st and 6th place
  • Saturday 2nd and 5th place
  • Sunday 3rd and 4th place

Backline will be provided.

The winner will perform on the main stage at Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam on Sunday September 6th, opening for Sunday’s lineup

Winners 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, music quality and crowd participation.”

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