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

28 September 2018 – A Dinner Theatre Show to Benefit Panama City POPS Orchestra

The Greatest Hits of Billy Joel & Elton John Performed by: Chaz Butler – Keys & Vocals Mo Dee – Drums Michael Thompson – Bass/Vocals Clark Downs – Guitar/Vocals Jason Bennit – Sax/Vocals Kathleen Lacour – BG Vocals James Austin – Synth/Vocals 28 September 2018, 5:30 PM Live at the Barn at the Wicked Wheel $100 tickets include a smoked prime rib dinner with … Read More

Beach Home for the Holidays 2017

Nothing sparks the holiday spirit more than holiday music. The POPS performs this sparkling holiday celebration with the joyous holiday music you know and love. It’s fun! It’s festive! And it’s free! Friday November 24 6 PM Aaron Bessant Park Get all the details at


“Big City Music” is the theme for The Panama City POPS Orchestra’s 22nd season, inspired, in part, by the title of the artwork that will embellish the organization’s marketing materials. “For the past ten years The POPS has collaborated with the local arts community to tie the performing arts to the visual arts,” states POPS Board President, Tammala Spencer.  “A generous artist donates his … Read More


On the eve of what would have been his 70th birthday, rock and roll monolith David Bowie will be celebrated with a musical tribute by the Panama City POPS Orchestra. Saturday, January 7, The POPS will perform Windborne’s “The Music of David Bowie” at the Marina Civic Center. Tickets range from $39.50 to $19.50 and are on sale now at and at the … Read More

Featured in Panama City Living Magazine

Dr. David Ott is featured in Panama City Living magazine. You can read the article, “Prelude: Dr. David Ott, Conductor of the Panama City POPS Orchestra” on their website.

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