Hear Gene Mitchell sing “Runaway Island”

Our good friend, Gene Mitchell, has produced a song for Runaway Island! No words can express out gratitude for not only this, but for his appearances at our location. His music and entertainment make Runaway Island even more on Panama City Beach.

As a gift to you, Gene would like to share this song with our customers. The song will be on his upcoming album, “Into The Blue” releasing in June or July this year on Sailor Boy Records. We hope you enjoy this Island tune as much as we do!



About Gene Mitchell…


Gene Mitchell was born and raised in a harbor town on the southeast coast where he began writing and performing music.  He served our country in the United States Navy for 21 years and was decorated with the Meritorious Service Medal from the President of the United States among other Medals from the Secretary of the Navy.  He continued his songwriting and performing while in the Navy, and earned two college degrees with honors.  During his 21 years in the Navy wrote and produced songs about sailing and adventures in more than 30 countries he visited. Though his music still maintains that southern style, his years in Hawaii, the South Pacific and the Caribbean strongly influence his jazzy island styles.


Gene has continued to write since becoming a full time musician and has released 11 high quality full length CDs of original music, including a full length Christmas CDs. Gene’s CDs feature top musicians and recording engineers in the industry with the result being the finest recording and production. Two of Gene’s CDs feature artwork by world famous Florida artist Paul Brent.

Gene’s music has been featured on ABC, Fox and MSNBC and Gene was the featured headline entertainer for the 2007 Capital One Bowl College Championship game, viewed by 17 million and a live audience of over 65,000.

Currently Gene has over 100 published songs. Gene resides in Florida and continues to write and produce songs with a 12th CD scheduled for next year.

Go to and search “Gene Mitchell” to find out where Gene has been and is going.  Click on Events/Music & Other on this site for updated information.