Mend the Gap

Your support today is more important than ever.  We’re ready to present a season full of unforgettable performances and our musicians are thrilled to play for you again.  But never has the challenge to preserve the music that you know and love been greater. Hurricane Michael and the extensive damage to Panama City’s Marina Civic Center reduced seating capacity from 2500 to 582. Guidelines … Read More

Introducing The Panama City Symphony Orchestra!

An orchestra is a living symbol of a community’s thriving cultural life. A city with a vital arts base is a city with a flourishing symphony orchestra. With a thriving international airport, enhanced infrastructure, dedicated economic development, vast growth in housing, and the commitment to rebuild Panama City “Bigger, Better, Stronger,” the strength and resolve shown by community members and supporters have moved the … Read More


For 25 years the Panama City Symphony (formerly the Panama City POPS) has been dedicated to presenting excellent live symphonic music which engages and educates audiences of all ages.  It’s your support that makes this possible.  Your health, safety and well-being – and that of our musicians and community – is our paramount concern during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  We are following CDC, … Read More


Who inspired the composers of classical music? What motivated the music that survived through the ages? Conductor David Ott and the Panama City POPS Orchestra will share the answers on stage Saturday, April 27, 7:30pm at the Gretchen Nelson Scott Fine Arts Center in the orchestra’s 23rd season finale, “Myths and Muses.” Highlighting the program for the first half of the evening will be … Read More

Local Heroes to be Honored by POPS Orchestra

A year ago when the Panama City POPS Orchestra was planning its 2018-2019 musical offerings, a family-oriented performance honoring local first responders and military servicemen and women and their families took shape. “Heroes and Super Heroes” takes place this Saturday with not one, but two performances. The 7:30pm performance is sold out, and a second performance has been added at 4:00pm. The matinée was … Read More

POPS Orchestra Season Launches from the Gretchen Nelson Scott Fine Arts Center Stage

Following two engagements of musical merriment during the holiday season, The Panama City POPS has announced that it will perform its 2018-2019 season from its temporary home, the Gretchen Nelson Scott Fine Arts Center at Mosley High School. The January 19, March 9 and April 27 regular season concerts will take place as scheduled. “We are so fortunate to have access to this brand … Read More

Announcing Holiday by the Bay 2018

Monday, December 17, 2018, 7:30pm Join The Panama City POPS Orchestra for a joyous evening of your favorite holiday music at the Orchestra’s temporary home, Gretchen Nelson Scott Fine Arts Center, 501 Mosley Drive, Lynn Haven, FL 32444. ADMISSION is FREE Limited seating. You must have a ticket to attend. Free tickets available Saturday, Dec. 8 – Saturday, Dec. 15, 10:00am – 4:00pm at Panama … Read More

The POPS meets Southern Rock’n’Blues in October

This concert was cancelled due to Hurricane Michael. The POPS meets Southern Rock’n’Blues on stage for a rousing night in SweetBay’s beautiful Academy Square Park! The Allman Goldflies Band Goes Pops October 13, 2018 | 6:00 PM | FREE Founders Pavilion, 1980 Discovery Loop, Panama City, FL   SOUTHERN ROCK AND POPS MAKE FOR A SWEET SOUND On the eve of the Panama City … Read More

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