Lainey Wilson to Headline Gulf Coast Jam, Kickoff Jam Canceled

The 2024 Gulf Coast Jam Presented by Jim Beam just wrapped up, but we already know who one of the headliners will be next year.  Lainey Wilson has been announced to take the stage on one of the nights, with more artists expected to be announced in the near future.

This year’s Gulf Coast Jam boasted record-setting crowds, thanks to an all-star lineup each night, with  Parker McCollumJelly Roll,  Cody Johnson, and Morgan Wallen serving as headliners.

“We are so thankful to the artists, their teams, our crews who worked tirelessly behind the scenes and especially our Jammers for giving us a sold-out festival,” Gulf Coast Jam Presented by Jim Beam Executive Producer Rendy Lovelady says. “We had an incredible four days and nights of music, and we can’t wait to do it again next year!”

Unfortunately, while the latest Gulf Coast Jam was a resounding success, the Kickoff Jam, scheduled to take place over Labor Day weekend, has been canceled. The event, held in the same location as Gulf Coast Jam in Panama City Beach, was to have Carrie UnderwoodGarth Brooks and Alabama as headliners, part of a lineup what was to include the Oak Ridge BoysRestless RoadJamey JohnsonPam Tillis and more.

The news was announced on social media, and on the event’s website.

“Kickoff Jam, the multi-artist country music festival originally scheduled for August 30 – September 1, 2024 at Frank Brown Park in Panama City Beach, Florida has been canceled,” organizers shared in a statement. “After the success of Gulf Coast Jam this past weekend in Panama City Beach, we realized the weekend after Memorial Day is a much better time to host a festival. So, we are going to cancel Kickoff Jam and provide refunds.”

No further information was made available.

Wilson is continuing her meteoric rise in country music. The Louisiana native has another Top 20 hit with “Hang Tight Honey,” which follows her seventh consecutive No. 1 hit, with “Wildflowers and Wild Horses.” The reigning CMA and ACM Entertainer of the Year was just inducted into the Grand Ole Opry, and will release her third studio album, appropriately called Whirlwind, on August 23.

“I am so excited to finally announce Whirlwind,” Wilson said when the record was released. “This album has been a long time coming, and I can’t wait for the world to have this body of work in their hands soon. This new chapter of music is the most cathartic and personal piece of art I’ve ever made. I hope this record brings some peace to your whirlwind and wraps its arms around you like it did for me.”

Wilson also just opened her own Bell Bottoms Up Bar in downtown Nashville.

“I’ve always wanted to create a destination for all my fans to visit and create new memories at, in the heart of country music city,” Wilson said at the time. “So, to have a permanent destination in Nashville, is such a dream come true. I can’t wait for all my Wild Horses to get to experience my home away from home.”

Wilson will spend part of the year headlining her own Country’s Cool Again Tour. Find all of Wilson’s music and upcoming shows, and pre-order Whirlwind, at

2025 Gulf Coast Jam tickets are available here.

Read ‘Lainey Wilson: 11 Things to Know About Her Extraordinary Life and Career’ here.