The entertainment Saturday night in Pontoon Beach at the Party On The Beach drew capacity crowds.PONTOON BEACH - The Pontoon Beach Party at The Beach had remarkable attendance and was a great time for those who attended, officials said in the summary statement Monday.

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The 11th Annual Party was held Friday and Saturday in Pontoon Beach.

The event featured carnival rides, games, food vendors, cold beverages and entertainment.

On Friday, entertainers Dake White and Gary Allan appeared. Saturday the Long Lake Fire Department had a corn hole tournament. KSHE 95's Street Team and Sweetmeat were there at 5 p.m. Saturday. The Anthology, featuring the music of the Allman Brothers took place at 7 p.m., then the Marshall Tucker Band appeared at 9 p.m. and was well-received as the final main act of the weekend.

This was the comment by the Pontoon Beach officials:

"The Village of Pontoon Beach administration, Board members and Police Department would like to thank all that came out to Party at the Beach 2023. We hope you all had a great time. We work very hard to put this on every year and it’s not easy. We try and create a safe and fun environment for you and your family to enjoy some great food, drink and great music. We know we cannot make everyone happy but we do our best.

"There is a lot going on behind the scenes. The Village does all this “in-house” without the use of promoters. I know a lot of you thank me for the party but without my team this would be impossible to do. It is definitely a team effort with a very small team. We are worn out, to say the least. After the event, it’s the same team that cleans up. We will get back to normal in a few days and start working on PATB 24. Thanks to all of the residents and local communities for supporting this event.”

Pontoon Beach Officials gave a special thanks to:

Steve Freeze

Kelly Rogers

Terry Kreher

Linda McFarland

Harlon Keel

Christy Vivod

Bret Ware

Shana Pagano

Amanda Rogers

Rita Rogers

Nick Rockwell and crew

Bri Bartlett

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Larry Courtney

Alan Williams

Chris Hankins

Chief Modrusic and The Pontoon Beach PD

Chief Brent Stewart and the Marine PD

Scott Oney

The GC Aux PD

Long Lake Fire Department

Jeff Scholebo

T Dog ( emotional support )

Rual Med

Tres Caminos

All that helped load in and load out the stage equipment

Larry Manns


Bob Patel

Andy Patel

Jeff ( stage truck driver)

All of our Motels

Jared Engelman also contributed to this story.

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