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Kenny Chesney Plays The Flora-Bama 8/16

Posted on: July 16th, 2014 by brent

Kenny Chesney Takes It To The Flora-Bama 8/16
Flora-Bama-Jama Blurs State Lines & Brings People Together

All In the Spirit of How Good It Feels To Be Alive

 

Date of Show: Saturday, August 16, 2014

Time: Gates at 10AM

Cost: Free

Wristbands:  If wristbands become available, waitlist members will be notified via email to confirm their wristbands.

Statement from Kenny:

When we said come to kennychesney.com/florabamajama at 7 am, we thought people would show up, but we never anticipated 140,000 hits in less than five minutes! It collapsed the system, sent us scrambling and — proud of the power of the No Shoes Nation on the move — we got the site back up in thirty minutes.

Unfortunately, fans received conflicting responses. Too many RSVP messages went out. Suddenly people who thought they had wristbands were told they were on the waiting list. What could be more disappointing? And we get it.

Anyone who received the confirmation of their wristbands on the RSVP page will receive an email tomorrow with the details of the show and where to pick up their credentials

As Kenny said:
“I never want to let my fans down. When I heard what happened, I told my team: there’s got to be a solution. Let’s find one.

“They’ve been on the phone all day, and into tonight. Working with the city, so we wouldn’t have to tell people ‘You can’t come.’

“I’m lucky: I have an awesome team. They get my passion for what we do, but they really get my passion for you guys. Safety has to come first… and that was the biggest piece of resolving this situation. Making sure there was a way to accommodate everyone and keep it safe.

“Finally, just before 11:30 Eastern time, we were given the All Clear. The city, the incredible staff at the FloraBama and a host of others helped us find a way to allow everyone who received an RSVP notification saying they could pick up wristbands at Will Call to be accommodated.

“We want to get this right. We need to take a little more time to have everything absolutely together. But I didn’t want people feeling uncertain, uncared for or left in the dark any longer.

“We will have full details tomorrow. For now, just know, we’ve worked all day to get this situation resolved. We’ll see everybody who got the message at the FloraBama on August 16. Until then, thanks for your patience, your understanding and loving music as much as I do…”

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            Pensacola, FL: With “American Kids” taking the country charts by storm, Kenny Chesney’s itch to bring the No Shoes Nation together didn’t take long. But in keeping with his always “embrace life, make it happen” attitude, Chesney wasn’t looking to just show up and play, he wanted to make it the kind of day that his fans really know how to celebrate, to turn into a memory that’s going to last for months to come.

After a quick site scout and a bunch of phone calls, the 4-time Country Music Association and 4 consecutive Academy of Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year settled on a spot along the Gulf Coast where Alabama meets Florida, and entire worlds come together: the Flora-Bama.

            “I’ve been holed up making a record for the last year… and anyone who knows me knows how much I miss playing, miss the fans, but especially miss the culture the people who love this music bring with them,” Chesney says. “Obviously, this isn’t going to be one of those huge shows we do, but it’s gonna be a long day, a whole lotta music and even more fun.

            “To me, a place like the Flora-Bama is all about kicking back, being with your friends and not worrying about a thing… Just hang out and be easy. I love that it’s on a border, that it’s on a beach, that it’s like the best bar anywhere people get together and just be! It’s everything the notion of The Big Revival is built on: taking that time to regroup, replenish then re-engage with the passion of being truly, absolutely alive.”

             Located where Orange Beach and Gulf Shores meet Perdido Key, literally on the Alabama/Florida border, the bar with a beach was established in 1964 and has been a gathering place for surfers, sports fans, beach people, blue collars, rednecks, good ole boys’n’girls, locals, tourists ever since. Celebrated by The New Yorker, Maxim, John Grisham, Men’s Journal, USA Today, Bon Appetit, Playboy, Outside, The Boston Globe and Delta Sky, the Lounge/Package Store/Yacht Club is a one of a kind for laidback revelry and people coming together.

            “This all started with ‘American Kids’ for me,” Chesney explains. “The idea how passionate my fans are, the way they come together and how much they love life, they love music and they celebrate every moment. I miss getting out there and playing, and I figured this is a way to combine everything they love in one place… Capture the essence of that freewheeling, seize the moment notion of the song, the album and the Nation.”

            Details for the August 16 show — including how to get wristbands for access to the enclosed beach area – will be available, along with a clip from Kenny, at 7 a.m. central time tomorrow at http://kennychesney.com/florabamajama  Get ready, it’s gonna rock.

Chris Young – Summer Salute: Tour for the Troops – July 9

Posted on: July 7th, 2014 by brent

Chris Young with Josh Thompson are performing at Summer Salute to the Troops on Wednesday July 9, aboard NAS Pensacola, thanks to the Air Force Reserve.

 

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Miranda Lambert at the Pensacola Bay Center – Sept. 11

Posted on: June 16th, 2014 by brent

Jake Owen – The Wharf – August 22

Posted on: June 5th, 2014 by brent

JAKE OWEN

DAYS OF GOLD TOUR

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& THE CADILLAC THREE

FRIDAY, AUGUST 22ND – 7PM

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Blues on the Bay

Posted on: May 7th, 2014 by brent

Evenings in Old Seville Square 2014

Posted on: April 24th, 2014 by brent

See the 2014 Calendar Here

Seville Square has been at the heart of Pensacola’s community life since the British first laid it out as a public square in the 1760s at the site of an earlier Spanish town. It was designated as a public plaza in the early 1800s under renewed Spanish rule.

Over the centuries, and like the neighborhoods around it, Seville Square fell into disrepair. By the 1950s much of what is now the Seville Historic District was an unkempt slum. But led by visionaries like Mary Turner Rule Reed, Pensacolians had begun to reconnect with their history and restore historic buildings and locations. They also established the Pensacola Heritage Foundation.

In 1966, Pensacola’s newfound enthusiasm for its history sparked An Evening in Old Seville Square, a community party sponsored by the Heritage Foundation and the Junior League, and marked by music, games and1890s-era costumes in a restored Seville Square. The popular event grew from there, peaking in 1972 in a two-day festival that drew a reported 50,000 people.

The event’s future seemed assured.

However, costs were rising, as were problems with aging infrastructure in the park; Reed married and left Pensacola, and there was no Seville evening in 1973. And while the rebirth of the Historic District and the interest in local history continued through the efforts of the Heritage Foundation and other groups, An Evening in Old Seville Square remained dormant except for a special event in 1981 related to The Galvez Celebration, commemorating a major battle between British and Spanish forces on the area now known as North Hill, in 1781.

But in 1988, Jim Tanck, Jim Green and Red Vickrey championed rebirth of the event as a series of free summer musical concerts, and sold the idea to a reluctant Pensacola Heritage Foundation board. The cautious group, protective of the original event’s name and public reputation, approved it under a new moniker: Evenings in Olde Seville Square.

According to an unofficial history, the first of the reborn events, in June 1988, drew 479 people. The next week’s attendance nearly doubled, and attendance climbed year after year as momentum built during a 25-year run featuring more than 350 concerts. Series attendance topped 100,000 for the first time in 1996, and surpassed 150,000 by 2001.

The series was marked by a number of special events, including Christmas and July 4 concerts. Organizers say the single-largest attendance  — 18,700 people — came for the Evenings in Olde Seville Square on Sept. 18, 2001 … one week after the terrorist attack to be known forever as 9/11.

In 2012, the Pensacola Heritage Foundation, once again straining under the cost and volunteer effort of running the free concert series, announced the end of Evenings in Olde Seville Square — unless a new sponsor could be found.

In early 2013, a new non-profit organization — Events Pensacola — formed to continue the concert series. It received the blessing of the Pensacola Heritage Foundation, which granted it use of the iconic name, Evenings in Olde Seville Square.