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Evenings in Old Seville Square 2014

Posted on: April 24th, 2014 by brent

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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.

Darius Rucker at The Wharf, April 26

Posted on: April 21st, 2014 by brent

DARIUS RUCKER

TRUE BELIEVERS TOUR

FEATURING

ELI YOUNG BAND

& COREY SMITH

SATURDAY, APRIL 26TH – 7PM

GENERAL ADMISSION: $53.50

RESERVED SEATS: $53.50 – $39.50 – $29.50

 **PLUS APPLICABLE FEES & SERVICE CHARGES**

TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, JAN. 24TH – 10AM!

ONLINE AT TICKETMASTER.COM

THE WHARF BOX OFFICE

CHARGE BY PHONE 800.745.3000.

ALL DATES, ACTS & TICKET PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE. A SERVICE CHARGE IS ADDED TO EACH TICKET.

Toadlick Music Festival Line Up

Posted on: March 24th, 2014 by brent

Q. How did you come up with a name like Toadlick?

We suspect we’re going to hear this question a lot, so we’re going to tackle this one right out of the box. One evening many moons ago, the organizers of the music festival were sitting around trying to come up with the perfect name. We wanted it to be memorable, unique, and fun. All kinds of names were popping up when one young lady hollered “Toadlick”. Talk about silencing the room, that did! We all sat there and pondered it for a while and realized she had indeed stumbled across the perfect name. We all loved it! So here we are and now you know.
Incidentally, later research revealed that some people have actually licked toads for some unfathomable reason. This trend was featured on the hit TV show 1000 Ways to Die. Why? Because someone licked the wrong toad and did indeed pass away. We implore you – do not lick a toad. Ever.
Q. My dog loves Colt Ford. Can I bring Buster to Toadlick?

A. We love dogs who love country music! Your pooch can attend if it is a small dog and you are one of our campers. All dogs must remain at the campsite though. They are not allowed at the concerts.
Q. My favorite performer is performing on Friday night. Can I buy a one-day pass just to see him?

A. Sorry, there are no one-day passes available. When you think about it, our prices are so low, they look like one-day passes. At Toadlick, you get three days of music for one very low price.
Q. My knees are bad. Can I get a ride from the parking lot?

A. Yes! We will have shuttles picking up festival goers in the parking lot, uh, field.
Q. Can I bring my horses to Toadlick?

A. While our campers are in a pasture, of sorts, we can’t let you bring your horses due to safety and other concerns. Course, you can sleep in a horse trailer if you want. And, iron horses are welcome. But please, no live horses, cows, pigs, mules, zebra, giraffe, elephants, kangaroos…
Q. I can bring my own beer? Cool! But what about ice?
A. Yes, you can bring your own beer or other booze. Just be sure it is NOT in a glass bottle and it IS in a collapsible cooler. Ice is available by the scoop throughout the festival grounds.
Q. What happens when I drink all my beer?
A. You feel really good! Aside from that, we do recommend you keep a larger cooler in your car or at your campsite and you can carry your collapsible cooler back and refill it. Since we are a BYOB festival, no alcohol is sold on site.
Toadlick Music Festival

The Band Perry
The Band Perry
Merle Haggard
Merle Haggard
Gary Allan
Gary Allan
Billy Currington
Billy Currington

 

REO Speedwagon
REO Speedwagon
Molly Hatchet
Molly Hatchet
Clay Walker
Clay Walker
Joe Nichols
Joe Nichols

 

Colt Ford
Colt Ford
The Lacs
The Lacs
Brett Eldredge
Brett Eldredge
Aaron Lewis
Aaron Lewis

 

Jana Kramer
Jana Kramer
Chase Rice
Chase Rice
GLORIANA
Gloriana
Blackjack Billy
Blackjack Billy

 

Tobacco Rd Band
Tobacco Rd Band
Anthony Orio
Anthony Orio
Donica Knight
Donica Knight
Steffen Hughes
Steffen Hughes

 

Rowdy Johnson Band
Rowdy Johnson Band
Mama Try'd
Mama Try’d

Zac Brown Band – June 5th at the Wharf

Posted on: March 14th, 2014 by brent

ZAC BROWN BAND

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 5TH

GENERAL ADMISSION: $71.50

RESERVED SEATS: $71.50 – $53.50 – $41.50

**PLUS APPLICABLE FEES & SERVICE CHARGES**

TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, MARCH 21ST – 10AM!

ONLINE AT TICKETMASTER.COM

THE WHARF BOX OFFICE

CHARGE BY PHONE 800.745.3000.

ALL DATES, ACTS & TICKET PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE. A SERVICE CHARGE IS ADDED TO EACH TICKET.

Hunter Hayes at the Pensacola Bay Center May 30

Posted on: February 17th, 2014 by brent

Hunter Hayes

special guests Danielle Bradbery and Dan + Shay

WHERE :: Pensacola Bay Center

WHEN :: May 30, 2014 at  7:00pm

ONSALE :: Friday, February 21, 2014 at 10am

PRICES :: $52.00 & $36.50

TICKETS :: PensacolaBayCenter.com, Pensacola Bay Center Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, 800-745-3000 

“HUNTER HAYES ANNOUNCES “WE’RE NOT INVISIBLE TOUR”

Pensacola, FL – February 17, 2014 – GRAMMY nominated artist Hunter Hayes will head out this March on his “We’re Not Invisible Tour,” playing May 30, 2014 at the Pensacola Bay Center. The tour will feature special guests Danielle Bradbery from NBC’s Emmy award-winning show The Voice and Warner Bros. Records new country duo Dan + Shay.  The “We’re Not Invisible Tour” comes on the heels of Hunter’s sold-out “CMT On Tour: Let’s Be Crazy Tour” which wrapped this past December to much critical acclaim.

 

Hayes’ latest single “Invisible,” which is the debut track from his forthcoming album due this May, world premiered on the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards January 26thwhere he was nominated for “Best Country Solo Performance” for his multi-week No. 1 single, “I Want Crazy.”

The tour is presented in part by Child Hunger Ends Here.  For every download of “Invisible” on iTunes, Child Hunger Ends Here will donate the monetary equivalent of one meal to Feeding America, up to 1 million meals**.

 

ABOUT HUNTER HAYES

Four-time GRAMMY nominated artist, Hunter Hayes, is a multi-talented performer, musician, producer, and writer. His critically acclaimed Atlantic Records self-titled album garnered three consecutive No. 1 singles, selling over eight million singles to date while the album itself has been certified platinum by the R.I.A.A. His current Grammy nomination for Best Country Solo Performance for his No. 1 single “I Want Crazy” marks his fourth Grammy nomination off his debut release.  Hunter is currently featured as one of Forbes Magazine’s “30 Under 30″ and has played over 500 dates since 2011. The Louisiana native has headlined sold out venues across the US and Canada and recently wrapped the sold out CMT On Tour: Hunter Hayes’ Let’s Be Crazy tour this past fall. For more information visitwww.hunterhayes.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/hunterhayes and follow Hunter on Twitter http://twitter.com/hunterhayes.

 

 

ABOUT DANIELLE BRADBERY

Seventeen-year-old Danielle Bradbery charmed her way into the national spotlight with her sweet, soulful sound and quintessential personality, winning season 4 of The Voice and seeing multiple performances reach #1 on the iTunes Country Singles chart. The youngest to ever take the title, coach Blake Shelton called Danielle, ”the most important artist to ever walk across The Voice stage.” The Team Blake darling made surprise appearances on his TEN TIMES CRAZIER TOUR last summer and is currently opening for Brad Paisley’s “Beat This Winter Tour.” Danielle’s self-titled debut album on Big Machine Records features the Top 15-and-rising lead single “The Heart of Dixie.” She has appeared on the CW’s Hart of DixieKATIE and ABC’s The View and NBC is using her song “My Day” for their Sochi Winter Olympics campaign. Follow Danielle’s journey here: twitter.com/Dbradbery or facebook.com/pages/Danielle-Bradbery/173145822836649.

 

ABOUT DAN + SHAY

Nashville newcomers Dan + Shay became the most added new duo of 2013 at country radio with their breakout debut hit “19 You + Me.” Rising into the Top 20 on the Country Chart after only 13 weeks, the track was written by the pair along with Nashville songwriter Danny Orton. The nostalgic feel-good single is the first track from their forthcoming album, due out later this year on Warner Bros. Records. Made up of Dan Smyers, a Pittsburgh, PA native, and Shay Mooney, originally of Natural Dam, AR, the two realized they had a special musical connection after meeting at a party at Smyers’ house in his tented out living room only one year ago. What started as a late night jam session among new friends, led to daily writing sessions that resulted in songs which quickly caught the attention of publishers, label heads and radio programmers alike. Written entirely by Smyers and Mooney, produced by Smyers and co-produced by Scott Hendricks and Orton, the duo are putting the finishing touches on the yet to be titled debut album. Dan + Shay are excited to bring their infectious original sound to fans on the upcoming Hunter Hayes “We’re Not Invisible” and Blake Shelton “Ten Times Crazier 2014” tours. For more info, please visit danandshay.com, and follow http://twitter.com/danandshay.

 

ABOUT CHILD HUNGER ENDS HERE
Child Hunger Ends Here, a ConAgra Foods program, is proud to work with Hunter Hayes, who will lend his voice to spread awareness for child hunger. More than one in five children, includingmore than one in four Latino children, in this country may not know where their next meal is coming from.* Children who experience even intermittent struggles with hunger may suffer serious, long-term consequences to their health, well-being and educational achievement.* Through the song, “Invisible”, Hunter is bringing visibility to the nearly 16 million children who are living in food insecure households in the United States.* For every download of “Invisible” on iTunes Child Hunger Ends Here will donate the monetary equivalent of one meal to Feeding America, up to 1 million meals.** ConAgra Foods and P&G are building a community of people to make a difference and help donate up to 7 million meals in 2014 through the Child Hunger Ends Here program. Look for the red pushpin and locate the code found on specially marked ConAgra Foods and P&G products. For each 8-digit code entered at www.ChildHungerEndsHere.com orFacebook.com/ChildHungerEndsHere from March-August 2014, ConAgra Foods or P&G, respectively, will donate the monetary equivalent of one meal to Feeding America.***

 

*USDA Household Food Security in the U.S. 2012, (Sept. 2013)

 

** For every “Invisible” song iTunes download between 1/27/14 and 4/4/14, ConAgra Foods will donate the monetary equivalent of one meal (11.1¢) to Feeding America, up to 1 million meals. Valid in U.S. and Puerto Rico only.

 

*** Enter the 8-digit code found on participating products. For every ConAgra Foods code entered, ConAgra Foods will donate 11.1¢ and for every P&G code entered, P&G will donate 11.1¢, the cost for Feeding America to provide one meal through its network of local food banks. ConAgra Foods codes must be entered by 8/28/14 and P&G codes must be entered by 6/16/14. ConAgra Foods will donate up to 5 million meals with a guaranteed minimum donation of 1 million meals ($111,111) and P&G will donate up to 2 million meals with a guaranteed minimum of 1 million meals ($111,111). Limit 5 code entries per person/computer each day. SeeChildHungerEndsHere.com for complete details and a list of participating brands. Valid in U.S. and Puerto Rico only. © ConAgra Foods, Inc. All Rights Reserved. © 2014 Proctor & Gamble.

 

For more information on Hunter Hayes, please visit HunterHayes.com.

 

30th Annual Pensacola Crawfish Festival May 2-4

Posted on: February 3rd, 2014 by brent

Pensacola, Fla. (March 19, 2014) Fiesta of Five Flags announces the 30th annual Pensacola Crawfish Festival. The festival will be held May 2 to May 4 in Bartram Park, downtown Pensacola. Festival hours are Friday, May 2 from noon to 11 p.m., Saturday, May 3 from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday, May 4 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The entertainment lineup features a variety of artists that encompass traditional Swamp Pop, Cajun and Zydeco beats straight from Louisiana. The lineup includes artists such as The Redfield, Hazy Ray, Chubby Carrier and Gravy.

Headliners for the festival include Wayne Toups, Roddie Romero & Hub City Allstars and Cowboy Mouth. Wayne Toups, Grammy winning artist, integrates Rock, Cajun, R&B and Zydeco music to create a genre that he has dubbed “Zydecajun.” Toups began playing the accordion at age 13 and currently tours all over the country. Roddie Romero and the Hub City Allstars, Grammy nominated artists, have been bringing their traditional Cajun flair worldwide for over twenty years. Known for their songwriting as well as keeping to their Creole roots, they’re sure to keep the energy high and dance floor packed. Cowboy Mouth joins this year’s lineup and promises to not to disappoint with their New Orleans Rock n’ Roll, “… on a bad night they’ll tear the roof off the joint and on a good night, they’ll save your soul.” Cake Magazine. The band plays roughly 150 shows a year and has produced over 11 albums.

The 2014 Pensacola Crawfish Festival entertainment schedule:

Friday, May 2

3 to 5:30 p.m.                     The Upstarts

6 to 8 p.m.                           The Redfield

8:30 to 10:30 p.m.            Wayne Toups

Saturday, May 3

11 to 12:30 p.m.                Hazy Ray

1:00 to 3 p.m.                     AJ Ghent Band

3:30 to 5:00 p.m.               Chubby Carrier

5:30 to 7:30 p.m.               Roddie Romero & Hub City Allstars

8:30 to 10:30 p.m.            SuperFunk Fantasy

Sunday, May 4

11 to 12:15 p.m.                Gravy

12:30 to 2 p.m.                  Rollin in the Hay

3 to 5 p.m.                           Cowboy Mouth

For more information about the Pensacola Crawfish Festival and other Fiesta events, call (850) 433-6512 or visit www.fiestaoffiveflags.org.