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Gallery Night 2014

Posted on: December 16th, 2014 by brent

Gallery Night happens 12 times this year:

Stroll through the charming brick walkways of Downtown Pensacola to experience an eclectic array of music, art and cuisine. Explore galleries and businesses featuring the works of dozens of local artists. Soak up the sounds of local musicians and the aromas of local cuisine as the energy of the evening carries you from venue to venue. Gallery Night is a free event and many businesses provide light refreshments.

2014 Gallery Night Schedule
January 17th
February 21st
March 14th
April 4th
May 16th
June 20th
July 18th
August 15th
September 19th
October 17th
November 21st
December 19th


 Like Gallery Night on Facebook!

Special thanks to our 5pm-9pm street closure sponsors, Stella Artois!






Cat Country’s Best Christmas Light Displays

Posted on: December 15th, 2014 by Candy

We put it to you on Facebook (and you can add to it at ) to find the best Christmas Light Displays in Cat Country. It doesn’t have to be a business – you let us know where and we’ll post it here:


This is a business in Milton it looks like – and very loved: Its called Sowell Road North Pole Christmas Display located at 7650 Sowell Road Milton FL  (pictured above) This is their FB page:

There is a beautiful home in East Hill at 17th and Gadsen I believe. This person goes all out!

Im not sure of the exact address, but under the tree canopy on 12th Avenue (off of 12th before it turns in to Fairfield) – the closest cross strret is Barcia – always has an amazing displays of inflatables.

Bellingrath Gardens is in Mobile and is amazing. See the website for details:

Hank Aaron Stadium has the Christmas Nights of Lights  Here is the website for more info:

Wind Creek Casino in Atmore has an amazing winter wonderland display every year too:

Zoo Lights is phenomenal and you’ll find it at – where else? The Gulf Breeze Zoo!

Gary Allan Shows Off New Ink

Posted on: December 10th, 2014 by Chris

Gary Allan is showing off his new ink. He tweeted a picture of it after famed Las Vegas tattoo artist DJ Tambe finished it this week.

Gary spent 12 hours in the chair as DJ etched the underside of his left forearm.

It shows a green hand of a woman wrapped around a guitar as a serpent weaves around both.

Source: Taste Of Country

Brantley Gilbert’s Possible New Duet Buddy

Posted on: December 9th, 2014 by Chris

Brantley Gilbert has been booked on one of the most anticipated tours of 2015, Kenny Chesney’s ‘Big Revival Tour’ and that may turn into some work between the two.

“He was talking about finding some songs we could do together,” he tells Billboard. “It’s gonna be a lot of fun. We’re going to have a blast.”

Brantley will join Kenny during his joint stadium tour with Jason Aldean, which combines his ’Burn It Down Tour’ and the ‘Big Revival Tour’ for 10 shows, as well as five more shows with just Kenny and Brantley.

The 2015 Wind Creek Pensacola Mardi Gras Kick Off Celebration

Posted on: December 8th, 2014 by brent

This is a City Wide event, and the public is invited to attend the FREE EVENT. 

Pensacola Mardi Gras Inc., “PMGI” is planning and preparing for Pensacola’s 2015 city-wide Mardi Gras season. To kick off the 2015 Mardi Gras season of celebration, the annual 2015 Wind Creek Pensacola Mardi Gras Kick Off Celebration will be on Friday, January 9, 2015 @ 5:00pm on Historic Palafox and Government Streets in Downtown Pensacola. Wind Creek Casino and Hotel Atmore underwrites the entire event for Pensacola, allowing Krewes to participate and helping keep the event free to attend and participate.

Pensacola’s best parading Mardi Gras Krewe’s will have their Krewe float and their entire Krewe membership on Palafox and Government Streets, where each Krewe will be ceremoniously blessed and proclaimed ready to participate in the 2015 Mardi Gras Season. Each Krewe will be in costume and will have it’s royalty present. The processional for the blessing of the Mardi Gras fleet will include: Pensacola’s own Town Crier, T. Bubba Bechtol; a special Pontiff to ceremoniously bless each individual float and Krewe; the Panhandle Knights of Columbus in their Royal Regalia; representatives of local law enforcement along with the City of Pensacola and Escambia County; and Pensacola’s Jazz Brass Procession Band who will lead Pensacola’s best Second Line Procession with royalty from each Krewe. The Second Line Procession ends at the official Town King Cake provided by OH SNAP, where the official town blessing and Mardi Gras sendoff will occur. All of Pensacola is encouraged to dance the night away with a second line jazz band street performance while enjoying FREE King Cake.

The party starts at 5:00 pm and continues until after midnight. Local Krewes have been gearing up all year in preparation to unveil this year’s theme and new designs; not to mention the Krewe members elaborate costumes! This is a chance for all Krewe’s and all of Pensacola to join together and ring in the 2015 Mardi Gras season.

Danny Zimmern, President of Pensacola Mardi Gras proclaims, “This is a great event kicking off the Mardi Gras season for all of Pensacola. The best Krewes will all be there, including Krewes this year from Mobile and Ft. Walton / Destin. Mardi Gras and Downtown Pensacola will be on display for this event unique to Pensacola, but known all along the Gulf Coast.”

Krewe’s that are scheduled to participate in the January 9th Wind Creek Pensacola Mardi Gras Kickoff event include: African Kings, Aphrodite, Bayou Bengals, Blues, Daisy Dukes, Hip Huggers, Karrus Navalis, Left Feet, Lafitte, Mayokis, Mystic Mafia, Seville, St. Patrick, De Ya Ya’s.

This event is a wonderful yearly tradition to kick off Mardi Gras Pensacola in style. If your Krewe has not yet been invited, you are encouraged to email and request information on participation.

Dustin Lynch Won’t Press Charges In Niceville Incident

Posted on: December 3rd, 2014 by Chris

Dustin Lynch has a message for the man who threw a full beer can at him during a show, and hit him in the face, “Congrats. You’re getting away free.  You’re welcome.”

Dustin says he never wants this man to come to one of his shows again. He delivered his message in an interview with ‘Taste Of Country.’ He says police in Niceville told him they had a suspect, but he decided not to take it any farther as he didn’t want to spend a day off filing police reports.

He admits he’s been scarred psychologically by the incident, and has “a thing now” about activity to his right when he’s on stage. The act happened at MulletFest in October.  After the show Dustin went to the hospital for stitches.

Pelican Drop 2015

Posted on: December 1st, 2014 by brent

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What is the Pelican Drop?

The Downtown Improvement Board (DIB) is proud to offer Gulf Coast residents an exciting and unique celebration to ring in the new year.

Ring in the new year in Downtown Pensacola with The Pensacola Pelican Drop™, a free event unique to the Gulf Coast. Festivities kick off at 5 p.m. on New Year’s Eve and continue until 12:30 a.m.

Throughout the evening the giant Pelican (14 feet tall, with a 20-foot wingspan) is perched above the celebration on a 100-foot platform at the intersection of Palafox and Government Streets. Although Palafox and Government Street will be closed to traffic, area restaurants will be open and additional vendors will be providing refreshments (no alcohol sales). Live performances on three outdoor stages provide ongoing entertainment throughout the evening. The popular kids’ area will be expanded this year and will feature the special kids’ countdown at 8 p.m. with confetti and the “bubble stomp.” At the stroke of midnight, the whole city celebrates as the Pelican descends amidst fireworks and more confetti.

The event is expected to be a huge hit with over 50,000 revelers in attendance.


    Palafox Place will close down for a massive party. Street closures begin on the morning of December 31st and continue until 1 am.
    There is plenty of handicap and regular parking in the Jefferson garage as well as the local parking lots downtown.
    Folks begin arriving as early as 5pm on December 31 for the family friendly events. Some of the prime viewing spots will be filled by mid-evening.
    There are public portable restrooms through out the event location.
    The local bars and restaurants will be open to buy food and drinks as well as food vendors on the streets. No coolers please.
    Approximately twenty-five thousand people will end up on Palafox Place the night of New Year’s Eve.
    Only service animals allowed.
    Your feet will get stomped on. People will block your view. Someone is bound to bump into you. Keep your cool and you (& those around you) will enjoy the New Year’s Eve Pelican Drop.
    The weather in Pensacola on New Year’s Eve can vary widely. If it’s going to rain or be bitterly cold, you might want to consider dressing for the weather, with extra layers to add as it gets later and colder. Remember for the Ball Drop in New York City the average temperature is 28 low and 42 high compared to Pensacola’s temperature of 45 low to 63 high.

Event Sponsors:

Downtown Improvement Board Sunbelt Rentals WEAR Pensacola News Journal Jackson's SteakhouseThe Fish House The Deck Bar at Fish House Atlas Oyster House Buffalo RockBuggy Worx Eager Beaver Tree Service Noah's Ark Self Storage Pensacola Parade People
Cat Country 98.7 AM1620

2014 Manna Hat – Winner Announced

Posted on: December 1st, 2014 by brent

Congrats to Dena Mathis from Baker… She is the winner of this year’s

Manna Hat Auction.  Winning bid $810.

I’m Brent Lane from the Cat Pak Morning Show at Cat Country 98.7 in Pensacola, FL. The Manna Hat, as it has come to be known, is all authentic autographs… I know because I collected them myself. So, why all this work just to sell the hat? The simple answer is Manna Food Pantriesof Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties needs the help. Cat Country 98.7 (WYCT-FM) is Pensacola’s Community Radio Station. We are family-owned and put community service first.

Manna Food Pantries began serving the hungry on January 3, 1983, then known as Manna Food Bank. Since then Manna have served over half a million people in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties in Florida, from Century to Navarre. Manna has given out over 7,000 tons of food to hungry families in our communities. In the last year alone, Manna has served about 32,000 individuals in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties.Manna Food Pantries is a private, not-for-profit corporation dedicated to alleviating hunger in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties of Northwest Florida. Manna is nonsectarian, community focused, volunteer supported and committed to the philosophy, “waste not, want not.” Manna believe’s that every person has a right to live free from hunger and that every person is to be treated with respect and dignity.

This year the need is particularly great. Please know that 100% of the proceeds this auction raises will go to Manna Food Pantries of Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties so that those in need in Pensacola, Pace, Milton and the surrounding areas can continue to be taken care of.

Who’s Autograph is on the Hat? 
I will send you a signed certificate saying these are 100% Authentic Pics.

Location on the Hat
Lucy Hale
January 25, 2014 – Cordova Mall
Rear Bill
Scotty McCreery
March 2, 2014 – Saenger Theater Pensacola
Right Rear Bill
Jason Aldean
March 14, 2014 – The Wharf, Orange Beach, AL
 Front Stack
Tyler Farr
March 14, 2014 – The Wharf, Orange Beach, AL
 Left Rear Bill
Florida Georgia Line*
March 14, 2014 – The Wharf, Orange Beach, AL
 Front Bill
Rodney Atkins
March 21, 2014 – Beulah Fest
 Right Bill
 Eli Young Band  April 26, 2014 - The Wharf, Orange Beach, AL  Left Stack
 Darius Rucker  April 26, 2014 - The Wharf, Orange Beach, AL Left Bill
 Dan + Shay  April 26, 2014 – Pensacola Bay Center  Left Bill
 Jana Kramer  May 21, 2014 – Cat Country  Left Stack
 Hunter Hayes  May 30, 2014 – Pensacola Bay Center  Right Front Bill
 Danielle Bradbery  May 30, 2014 – Pensacola Bay Center  Right Bill
Zac Brown  June 5, 2014 - The Wharf, Orange Beach, AL  Left Dimple
 Dierks Bentley  July 3, 2014 - The Wharf, Orange Beach, AL  Front Bill
 Brothers Osborn  July 3, 2014 - The Wharf, Orange Beach, AL  Rear Stack
Chris Young  July 9, 2014 – NAS Pensacola Right Dimple
Chloe Channel  July 9, 2014 – NAS Pensacola  Right Rear Bill
 Josh Thompson  July 9, 2014 – NAS Pensacola  Right Stack
 Justin Moore  September 11, 2014 – Pensacola Bay Center  Right Stack
 Thomas Rhett  September 11, 2014 – Pensacola Bay Center  Rear Bill
 Miranda Lambert  September 11, 2014 – Pensacola Bay Center  Top Dimple
David Nail  October 18, 2014 – Pensacola Interstate Fair  Rear Right Stack
Maddie and Tae  October 23, 2014 – Spring Hill Suites  Front Bill
 Craig Morgan  October 24, 2014 – Pensacola Interstate Fair  Front Stack
 Chase Bryant  November 11, 2014 – Juana’s Pagodas  Left Rear Dimple
 Kristian Bush  November 21, 2014 – Wild Greg’s  Right Stack

Acoustic Christmas Close Up with Jana Kramer Dec. 17

Posted on: November 30th, 2014 by brent
Cat Country’s Acoustic Christmas Close Up with Jana Kramer featuring Haley & Michaels

Wednesday, December 17, Juana Pagoda’s and Sailor’s Grill

Navarre Beach

Doors at 6:00, Show at 7:00

Free, all ages show

Jana’s new video:

Haley & Michaels video:

Communities Caring at Christmas is in need

Posted on: November 17th, 2014 by brent

From Sue Straughn…

In 1979, WEAR-TV began the Communities Caring at Christmas program.  It was the station’s effort to share the true meaning of the holiday with those who are less fortunate.  The program has evolved over the years to address the changing needs in our communities.  Currently, Communities Caring provides new toys, clothing and daily living needs for abused, neglected or abandoned children living in foster care, children living in poverty and adults with developmental disabilities in Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton counties.

Communities Caring At Christmas is solely a volunteer effort.  Leading the way are our corporate sponsor, Sandy Sansing Dealerships and the employees of Gulf Power Company.  Hundreds of willing hands and open hearts provide the donations and manpower to make this program what it is.  In 2013, through the generosity of compassionate individuals, organizations, churches and schools, we were able to share the joy of Christmas with almost 7,000 of our neighbors.

This year looks to be especially challenging as we try to meet the needs of a growing number of children coming into foster care and families in financial crisis.  We’re asking you to please help us continue the tradition of caring through your donation of cash, new toys or clothing.  Your gifts can me brought or mailed to:


Communities Caring At Christmas


4990 Mobile Highway

Pensacola, FL   32506

Thank you for your consideration and for sharing in the true meaning and spirit of the season.

Sue Straughn

WEAR-TV News Anchor/Senior Editor

Communities Caring At Christmas, Founder/Organizer