General Festival Info

Pepsi SpringJam will take place April 28-29, 2017. Hope to see you there!
We will announce our lineup soon!  For the most up to date information, join our email list and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram!
There isn’t any seating at the festival, so if you would like a place to sit, please bring a folding lawn chair. Chairs cannot be left overnight.
Main Gates will open at 3pm. Early Entry Pass Holders will be allowed entry at 2:30pm. Music starts at 3:40pm.
Yes, ATM stations will be available throughout the park.
Coolers – Blankets – Lounge Chairs – Large Bags – Backpacks – Inflatable Furniture – Beach Umbrellas – Camelbaks – Tents – Flags – Outside Food & Beverages (Including Alcohol) – Professional Video Cameras – Professional Cameras – Professional Audio Recording Devices – Pets – Tailgating in Parking Lots – Instruments – Drugs & Paraphernalia – Knives – Weapons – Chains – Chain Wallets – Fireworks – Explosives – Selfie Sticks

*Alcohol will be available for sale during the event by our great partners – Hillbilly Bourbon, Deep Eddy Vodka, Barefoot Wine, Blue Chair Bay Rum, & Anheuser-Busch.

*Strollers are NOT prohibited. You may bring them for your children.

We hope you don’t lose anything at the festival, but if you do, Lost and Found is located at Will Call at Aaron Bessant Park.


Tickets can be exchanged for wristbands at the festival gate. There will also be a wristband exchange in the days prior to the festival (more details to come). For more information on wristbands, see our Entry page.

Early wristband exchange will be at Dave & Busters.
When: Thursday, April 27th 11am-11pm  & Friday, April 28th 9am-3pm
Why?: Prizes to include ticket upgrades, PowerCard Promotions, and Gift Certificates for food at Dave & Busters.
*The ticket holder must be present exchange for a wristband. You cannot pick up anyone else’s wristbands. should be able to help you! If you have a question about the festival itself, email
Your wristband will not come off unless you take it off. It is a cloth material with a locking mechanism that ensures it will stay on your wrist until you cut it off. If you happen to remove your wristband, you will need to purchase a new ticket in order to be given a new wristband.
As long as you are wearing your wristband, you can come and go as you please!
Yes, the Military discount extends to active or inactive Military and their immediate family only. You must escort your family and present a Military ID and valid ID for each family member upon entry. Military Ticket prices will never increase.
Children 6 years old and under may attend for free!
No, only the original recipient of the wristband may enter the festival.  There are no transfers.  Wristbands will be void if they appear stretched, torn, or tampered with in any way.
No, when you exchange your ticket for a wristband, we will place the wristband securely on you.  You must be present to exchange your ticket for a wristband, you may not have someone else pick it up for you.


We have numerous lodging partners that offer great deals in some of Panama City Beach’s best resorts! Find out more information here.
Panama City Beach, FL is easily accessible by car, plane, and bus. See our Travel page for more information.

New Bag Policy

Pepsi SpringJam reviews its public safety and festival security policies every year looking for ways to improve them. SpringJam strongly believes that the clear bag policy will enhance public safety and make festival access more efficient. This proactive measure will enhance safety inside and outside the festival and speed the security screening process for our patrons. The public deserves to be in a safe, secure environment. We constantly look for ways to enhance festival safety, and clear bags are part of best practices endorsed by security experts.

The clear bag policy has been adopted by the NFL, SEC and by many other venues that host entertainment events including college football games. Many other “Power 5” schools are also implementing a clear bag policy during the 2016 season. This new policy is certified by the Department of Homeland Security.


We thank you for your understanding and support.

The clear bag policy should enable us to move patrons through our security check points much faster. A standard size clear bag eliminates the need for bag templates that measure bag sizes. It is our belief that this new policy will make the festival security screening process more effective and efficient for our patrons.
Each patron is allowed one large clear bag such as a one-gallon Ziploc style bag or clear plastic, vinyl or PVC bag that does not exceed 12″ by 6″ by 12″, plus a small clutch purse.
Yes.  They will be asked to be removed from their bag to be searched.
Yes. But, we ask that patrons bringing beach towels into the festival toss them over a shoulder or arm to allow for easy screening when entering the festival.
We fully understand that exceptions need to be provided for in the policy for medically necessary items. To that, and to ensure proper inspection by security personnel, those patrons with medically necessary items will be directed to a designated area to allow for specialized screening and entrance into the festival.
No. The policy states that a small clutch purse, with or without a handle or strap, is permitted along with either the 12″ by 6″ by 12″ clear tote bag or the one-gallon freezer bag. This should enable our patrons to bring the same items into the festival they have in previous years. While we strongly encourage patrons not to bring any bags, we believe we have created a policy that appropriately balances the needs of our patrons with our obligation to provide for their safety.
No. We are only limiting the type of bags that can be carried into the festival, not the items you normally bring to the show. For example, patrons can continue to carry items in their pockets such as keys, makeup, feminine products, comb, phone, wallet, credit cards, etc. You may also carry a blanket over your arms, or items like binoculars and camera around your neck or in your hands. You cannot, however, bring into the festival a binocular case or large camera case.
The answer to this question is one in which our safety and security team evaluated every option they could think of. They fully understood that not allowing a diaper bag into the festival would be a challenge for many of our patrons, including those with young children. To that, we are very sorry for any inconvenience that not allowing a diaper bag into the festival may cause.

For the venues that previously adopted a clear bag policy, they tell us their patrons with young children have been able to make a few adjustments to accommodate what they need.  By doing so, we hope to minimize disruption to parents and others with young children.

While we will continue to work hard to find acceptable alternatives, the global security threats we face every day make this new policy a safety imperative. To that, we respectfully ask that diapers be carried in an approved clear bag.


As the event gets closer, we will be working with organizations to line up groups of volunteers for the event. If you have a non-profit group interested in volunteering, please email
No, we are not accepting additions to the lineup at this time.
No, you cannot purchase Meet and Greet passes for our festival. However, check out our social media sites because we often offer chances to win them!