Archive for the ‘Mobile Events’ Category

Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show 2014 – Nov. 7-9

Posted on: October 20th, 2014 by brent

Friday Night Air Show
Gates Open: 3 p.m. / Air Show begins 4 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday
Gates Open: 8 a.m. / Air Show begins 9 a.m.

*The Blue Angels will fly on Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m.

Click Here for FAQ’s  |  Click Here for Regulations and Important things to know

 Performers

US Navy Blue Angels

The Blue Angels flight demonstration team is more than just a group of individuals; brought together to represent the United States Navy and Marine Corps. This team combines the best and brightest, at the top of their craft. Their camaraderie and chemistry assure the team mission is more than just a job – it’s a passion!

Since 1946, the Blue Angels have flown for more than 260 million spectators. The Blue Angels are an American air show favorite and delight audiances across the country with their precision, speed and aerobatics. During their aerobatic demonstration, the Blues fly six F/A-18 Hornet aircraft, split into the Diamond Formation (Blue Angels 1 through 4) and the Lead and Opposing Solos (Blue Angels 5 and 6). Most of the show alternates between maneuvers performed by the Diamond Formation and those performed by the Solos.

 

Air National Guard – John Klatt

John Klatt has thrilled millions of air show spectators across America with a unique blend of precision, power and performance.  He has served in the Air National Guard for more than 20 years – flying combat, air support and humanitarian missions throughout the world in the F-16 “Fighting Falcon” and the C-130 “Hercules” aircraft. John’s air show routine is packed with excitement and carefully choreographed maneuvers.  John puts his amazing MXS aircraft through its paces in 10 minutes of world class precision power aerobatics that include seven snap rolls on a forty-five down line with multiple linked rolls in the opposite direction, four point vertical roll followed by a huge torque roll and much more!

 

Shockwave Jet Truck – Neal Darnell

This Triple Jet Engine Monster has become a National Icon.  With its fast speeds and power, Shockwave is a sight to behold.  As a driver/ pilot of the world’s fastest jet powered truck, Neal Darnell has been performing at air shows for 10 years.  In 2005, Neal set an air show speed record of 375 mph that still stands today!

 

 

The Budweiser Clydesdales

First introduced to the public on April 7, 1933, to celebrate the repeal of Prohibition, the Budweiser Clydesdales were originally a gift to August Anheuser Busch, Sr. from his son August A Bush Jr to symbolize the brewer’s heritage, tradition and commitment to quality. The team is generally comprised of eight horses driven at any one time, with two in reserve.  Much like the Blue Angels, they have to meet certain standards to qualify for this dynamic team.  Each Budweiser Clydesdale must possess an even temperament and strong, draft horse appearance, be at least four years old, stand at least six feet at the withers when fully mature, and weigh between 1,800 and 2,300 pounds (820 and 1,040 kg). This is in addition to being bay in color (a reddish-brown coat with a black mane and tail), have four white stocking feet, and a blaze of white on the face.

 

Mike Goulian

Millions of air show spectators around the globe have witnessed the ferocity of a Mike Goulian air show performance.  Every roll, pull and tumble of this flight is a deliberate execution of precision.  With his aggressive approach to the air show arena, Mike Goulian has mastered the ability to convey his message of passion through flight. As an air show superstar, Mike Goulian continues to redefine what is possible in the air.  His ability to push the limits while adhering to strict safety standards has earned Mike the reputation of being a true professional.

 

Screamin Sasquatch – John Klatt

The Screamin’ Sasquatch is a one-of-a-kind Jet Waco aircraft set to take flight and take air show acts to new heights with its jet-powered aerobatic biplane capable of flying straight up at maximum speeds.

 

 

 

Vertigo Air Shows – Bob Carlton

Flying the Super Salto jet sailplane, Bob Carlton brings more power, speed and aerobatic capability than any other sailplane on the planet. His aerobatic moves stream across the sky in whirling, dizzy motions. The spectacular Fire & Lights night pyro show sets the night sky ablaze with color and action with sparks, smoke, fireballs and bomb bursts.

 

 

David Martin Air Shows Breitling CAP232

David Martin flies a unique air show demonstrating the extraordinary maneuverability of his Breitling CAP 232. David is well known in the aerobatic community for his ability to tumble the plane in unparalleled style and accomplish gyroscopic maneuvers never duplicated by others. With a strong background in competition aerobatics, David’s air show is a combination of precision and amazing tumbling maneuvers.

 

Kevin Coleman Aerosports

At just over 21, Kevin Coleman is by far one of the youngest air show pilots in the world.  As a second generation pilot and second generation air show performer, Kevin’s desire and ability seem to come natural, as if it were a genetic gift. Coleman pilots the one of a kind Extra 300SHP. This aircraft is one of the highest performance airplanes in the world and was the first high performance, unlimited aerobatic airplane that Walter Extra designed and built in almost 15 years. This combination of natural talent and high performance creates a spectacular performance that will leave the crowd amazed and astounded.

 

Gene Soucy Airshows

Gene Soucy is one of the most well-respected and proficient airshow pilots in American aviation.  Teresa Stokes is a wing walker, a daring airborne occupation that dates back to the barnstorming era of stunt pilots and tightrope walkers. Together, they are a dynamic team representing fluidity in motion as they make their daring maneuvers look easy. Performing in over 25 airshows between the months of April and November, Gene and Teresa make the art of wing-walking demonstration look surreal and leave crowds in awe.

 

 

Mike Rambo –  Beechcraft T6

Based in Wichita, Kansas, Mike Rambo flies the Texan II demo, showcasing the reliability and capability of the best primary training aircraft available. Mike Rambo demonstrates the T6 capability and performs extraordinary maneuvers with precision and speed.

 

 

Roger Buis – Otto

OTTO the Helicopter is one of the most unique and versatile air show acts in the world. OTTO provides air show fans great entertainment. During OTTO’s daytime comedy show he entertains the crowds by blowing bubbles, playing with his yo-yo, racing around barrels and picking them up, shooting smoke in all directions, towing banners, and more – all while interacting with the announcer!

 

 

Team AeroDynamix

Team AreoDynamix, the world’s largest air show team, provides an exciting and memorable performance that combines precision formation flying and formation aerobatics.   Team AeroDynamix owns the night with a spectacular night air show that dances through the night with speed and formation aerobatics.  This show is sure to become one of your air show favorites.

 

 

Marine Corps V-22 Osprey

The US Marine Corps V22 Osprey will be at the 2014 NAS Pensacola Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show for a flight demonstration.  See one of the world’s most versatile aircraft.  With the speed and range of a turboprop, the maneuverability of a helicopter and the ability to carry troops twice as fast and five times farther than previous helicopters, the Osprey is a spectacular aircraft to see.

 

Rob Reider – Air Show Announcer

Rob is proud to be the voice of the most prestigious aerial events and to take the excitement of flight right to the hearts of millions of people each year. He brings an immense amount of experience and knowledge to the stage of air shows.  Rob announced his first air show in 1978 and by 2006, air show announcing had become his full-time occupation!

 

 

Wayne Boggs – Air Boss

Wayne Boggs has performed Air Boss duties for over 20 years and is currently the man in charge for the 2014 NAS Pensacola Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show.  During the show Wayne Boggs is the air boss and assists in the production and execution of the air show.  Recognized as one of the top air bosses in the country, Wayne Boggs is excited to bring his talent to the 2014 air show.

 

80th Annual Pensacola Interstate Fair Line Up

Posted on: October 17th, 2014 by brent

It’s Magical!  It’s Fun!  It’s the Fair!  The 80th Pensacola Interstate Fair promises all the fun and excitement that it’s become known for over the years, along with big name music acts and television personalities.

Stop by the Cat Country Tent and see “Winner Wonderland”. You can spin the prize wheel for some great prizes from:

The Fair’s musical line-up kicks off opening night with the “Catty-oke” finals presented by Cat Country 98.7 and Seville Quarter at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 16. Congrats to Morgan Milbradt – who won this year!

Rocker Eddie Money will perform his 70’s and 80’s hits on Friday, Oct. 17 at 7:30 p.m.  With over a dozen albums of his own, he is best known for songs such as “Baby Hold On,” “Two Tickets to Paradise” and Top 10 hit “Take Me Home Tonight.”

On Saturday, Oct. 18 at 7:00 p.m., the Fair presents country star David Nail.  Debuting in 2009, Nail became a household name in country music with songs like “Red Light” from his album I’m About to Come Alive and “Let It Rain” from his 2011 critically acclaimed album The Sound of a Million Dreams.  His newest album, I’m a Fire, includes the chart topping song “Whatever She’s Got.”  Nail was recently a 2014 CMT Music Awards nominee for Breakthrough Artist of the Year.

Local bands will have a chance to show their talent during our Sunday Showcase on Oct. 19. Be sure to come and support your favorite Pensacola act as shows are held throughout the day beginning at noon. Check the Fair website for details.

On Monday, Oct. 20Nick Jr. characters Milli and Geo from children’s show Team Umizoomi will make two live Meet & Greet appearances on the Pepsi Open Air Stage from 4:30-6:00 p.m. and again from 7:00-8:30 p.m.  The first 200 fans in line for each appearance will receive a free downloadable photo with the characters.  Lines will close 30 minutes before the end of each show, so get there early!

On Tuesday, Oct. 21 and Wednesday, Oct. 22, come out and see Jimmy Riffle, star of Animal Planet’s Gator Boys, perform stunts and capture techniques during the “Scales, Tails and Teeth Gator Show.”  There will be two shows both days at 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. followed by meet and greet sessions after each.

Also on Tuesday, Oct. 21, local country sensation Chloe Channell takes the stage at 6:30 p.m.  Chloe began her singing career at age seven on the Farmers Opry stage.  She has since earned national attention by performing at Radio City Music Hall during the quarterfinals of America’s Got Talent.

YouTube and A&E star Big Smo will bring his blend of country, rap and hip-hop to the Fair on Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 8:00 p.m.  His newly debuted album, Kuntry Livin’, gives a look inside the mind of a true original with songs such as “Kickin It In Tennessee” and blue collar anthem “Workin’.”

Also on Wednesday, Oct. 22, everyone is invited to watch or participate in the Livestock Auction at 7:00 p.m.  This event includes prize-winning steer raised by students, and all proceeds from the auction go back to those students.

As part of our special Senior Appreciation Day, come on out and take part in an afternoon and evening of nostalgia on Thursday, Oct. 23 as The Drifters Revue performs two shows at 3:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.  Sing and dance along to The Drifters’ hits like “Under the Boardwalk,” “This Magic Moment” and “Up On the Roof.”

American chart topper Craig Morgan will kick off the country-filled final weekend of the Fair on Friday, Oct. 24 at 7:30 p.m.  Since his first top ten hit “Almost Home,” Morgan has continued to heat up the airwaves with other hits like “That’s What I Love About Sunday,” “Redneck Yacht Club,” and “International Harvester” and “Wake Up Lovin’ You.”

To help bring a close to the Fair entertainment fun, award-winning American country music band Eli Young Band will perform their hits on Saturday, Oct. 25 at 7:00 p.m.  Hailing from Texas, Eli Young Band has made it big with songs like “Drunk Last Night,” “Crazy Girl,” “Even If It Breaks Your Heart,” and their newest single, “Dust.”

“This year, our musical lineup is filled with big names to help us celebrate our 80th anniversary,” said Don Frenkel, Pensacola Interstate Fair General Manager. “With entertainment almost every night, this year’s Fair is packed with fun and excitement.”

All musical performances are located on the Pepsi Open Air Stage. Entertainment shows at the Pensacola Interstate Fair are free with the price of admission.

For complete information, call (850) 944-4500 or visit www.pensacolafair.com.  You can also join us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PensacolaInterstateFair.

Rides and Admission

The Pensacola Interstate Fair offers options to save your hard-earned cash with the return of Walgreens discount ride wristbands and, for the first time ever, ½ price admission tickets.  In addition, there will be discount ride wristband days, free events and concerts and special admission days so you can join us in celebrating 80 years of magic and fun!

This year, buy your advance sale tickets and ride wristbands at Walgreens for ½ Price Admission and Discounted Ride Wristbands.  Tickets and Wristbands go on sale at local Walgreens September 23 and are available through the first Friday of the Fair, October 17.  Each admission ticket and ride wristband is valid for one use only.  No Walgreens ½ price admission tickets or discounted ride wristbands will be available after October 17.

The prices for the ½ price admission tickets and discounted ride wristbands are as follows:
•    Adult Admission Tickets – $6 for ages 12 and up ($12 at the Fair; savings of $6)
•    Child Admission Tickets – $3 for ages 4-11 ($6 at the Fair; savings of $3)
•    Advance Weekday Super Saver Ride Wristband – $15 ($20 at the Fair; savings of $5)
o    Good for Mon-Thurs use only (also accepted Sunday, Oct. 26)
o    Can be upgraded at main ticket booth for weekend use (for additional fee)
o    Valid for 1 use only
•    Advance Any Day Super Saver Ride Wristband – $20 ($25 at the Fair; savings of $5)
o    Good for any day of the Fair
o    Valid for 1 use only

***Walgreens Advance Sale Any Day Ride Wristbands can be used for Midnight Madness, but they must be accompanied by Advance ½ price Walgreens admission ticket, as well.  Advance Walgreen Adult/Child admission tickets will be accepted after 8:00 p.m. on both Fridays for those wanting to walk around.  No General Admission tickets will be sold at the gate after 8:00 p.m.
General gate admission to the Fair is $12 for adults, $6 for children age four to 11, and free for children under four, and ride wristbands are $20 for Mon-Thurs use (also good on Sunday, Oct. 26) and $25 for Fri-Sun use.  Individual ride tickets will also be available.  There is also a $5 parking fee, which will be collected upon exiting the Fair parking lot.

For groups of 50 or more, group discounts are available.  Call the Fair office at (850) 944-4500 for details.

 

The schedule of wristband and special admission days is as follows:

Thursday, Oct. 16
•    Opening Day Special – Special Walgreens Buddy Day – 2 get in for the price of 1 with Advance Sale Adult and Child Walgreens admission tickets.  Highest admission applies.  Children 3 and under are free at all times.
•    Fair hours are 4 p.m.–11 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 17
•    Midnight Madness – At 8 p.m., “Pay One Price” Midnight Madness Tickets will be on sale at the Fair Entrance Ticket Booth. The $25 Midnight Madness ticket allows unlimited rides and also includes free admission into the Fair. Midnight Madness Wristbands are good on all Reithoffer Midway rides from
8 p.m. to 2 a.m. ONLY. No general admission tickets will be sold after 8 p.m.  Walgreens Advance Sale Any Day Ride Wristbands can be used for Midnight Madness, but they must be accompanied by Advance ½ price Walgreens admission ticket, as well.  Advance Walgreen Adult/Child admission tickets will be accepted after 8:00 p.m. on both Fridays for those wanting to walk around.  No General Admission tickets will be sold at the gate after 8:00 p.m. Anyone who bought admission and ride wristbands before 8 p.m. and is on the Fairgrounds will be able to stay on the Fairgrounds and ride until closing.
•    Fair hours are 4 p.m.–2 a.m.
Saturday, Oct. 18
•    Kids’ Day – All kids 11 years and under will be admitted FREE into the Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. General Admission prices apply after 2 p.m. Fair closes at midnight.
•    Fair hours are 11 a.m.–12 a.m.
Sunday, Oct. 19
•    Special Walgreens Buddy Day – 2 get in for the price of 1 with Advance Sale Adult and Child Walgreens admission tickets from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.   Highest admission applies.  General Admission prices apply after 2 p.m.  Special Walgreens Buddy Day promotion cannot be combined with any other daily promotion.
•    Buddy Day – Bring a Buddy and 2 get in for the price of 1 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Highest admission applies). General Admission prices apply after 2 p.m.  Buddy Day promotion cannot be combined with any other daily promotion. 
•    Military Appreciation Day – All active and retired military personnel and spouse with proper identification will be admitted for $6 all day (does not include dependents other than spouse).  Military Appreciation Special cannot be combined with any other daily promotion.
•    Fair hours are 11 a.m.–11 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 20
•    Cox Day – Check your September and October Cox bill for a FREE admission coupon. Valid for ONE admission only.
•    Fair hours are 4 p.m.–11 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 21
•    Ladies’ Day – Women of all ages will be admitted FREE into the Fair from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Regular admission from 6 p.m. until closing.
•    Fair hours are 4 p.m.–11 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 22
•    Special $10 Handstamp Day – Purchase a Handstamp for $10. Handstamps are good on all Reithoffer Midway Rides until closing. Individual ride tickets are also available all day.
•    Manna Food Pantries Food Drive – Bring in 2 cans of food for Manna Food Pantries and get $2 off (1) adult admission.  Each set of cans is valid for ONE discounted adult admission on this day only.
•    Fair hours are 4 p.m.–11 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 23
•    Senior Appreciation Day – The Fair will open exhibits and vendors early at 2 p.m., and senior citizens ages 55 and up will get in for $6 all day.  As part of Senior Appreciation day, there will be two performances by The Drifters Revue at 3:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.  All ages are welcome with general admission prices, but the midway (rides and games) will not be open until 4 p.m.
•    Fair hours are 2 p.m.–11 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 24
•    Midnight Madness – At 8 p.m., “Pay One Price” Midnight Madness Tickets will be on sale at the Fair Entrance Ticket Booth. The $25 Midnight Madness ticket allows unlimited rides and also includes free admission into the Fair. Midnight Madness Wristbands are good on all Reithoffer Midway rides from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. ONLY. No general admission tickets will be sold after 8 p.m.  Walgreens Advance Sale Any Day Ride Wristbands can be used for Midnight Madness, but they must be accompanied by Advance ½ price Walgreens admission ticket, as well.  Advance Walgreen Adult/Child admission tickets will be accepted after 8:00 p.m. on both Fridays for those wanting to walk around.  No General Admission tickets will be sold at the gate after 8:00 p.m. Anyone who bought admission and ride wristbands before 8 p.m. and is on the Fairgrounds will be able to stay on the Fairgrounds and ride until closing.
    Fair hours are 4 p.m.–2 a.m.
Saturday, Oct. 25
•    Kids’ Day – All kids 11 years and under will be admitted FREE into the Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. General Admission prices apply after 2 p.m. Fair closes at midnight.
•    Fair hours are 11 a.m.–12 a.m.
Sunday, Oct. 26
•    Special Admission Family Day – Special $6 admission price for everyone and FREE to children 3 and under (Any previously purchased discounted admission tickets or passes will count as ONE ADMISSION ONLY). Fair closes at 10 p.m.  No exhibit buildings will be open this day, and there will be no stage entertainment.
•    Special Wristband Day – Purchase a special ride wristband for $20. Wristbands are good on all Reithoffer Midway Rides until closing. Individual ride tickets are also available all day.  Both Walgreens Super Saver Ride Wristbands are also redeemable. 
•    Fair hours are 11 a.m.–10 p.m.

Free Daily Events

Ag-Venture Barn Hands-On Agricultural Activities
Sun-Thurs – Open-8 p.m.
Fri-Sat – Open-9 p.m.

Eudora Farms – Exotic Animal Petting Zoo
Open during normal Fair hours

Professional Bull Riding
Oct. 20-25

Tyler Farr Stays Busy In “A Guy Walks Into a Bar” Video

Posted on: October 17th, 2014 by Chris

Tyler Farr is busy in the video for “A Guy Walks Into a Bar.” It shows him playing the song outside of a tunnel, then serves up drinks and breaks up a fight at a bar. And, in the end, he gets the girl.

‘The Voice’ Losing One For Season 8

Posted on: October 16th, 2014 by Chris

Blake Shelton has been confirmed to return to his chair for the upcoming eighth season of ‘The Voice.’

The hit reality singing competition announced the news on Twitter yesterday:

Not coming back is Gwen Stefani, who will step aside as Christina Aguilera returns from maternity leave.

Season 8 starts filming early next year.

Brett Eldredge Named ‘One To Watch’

Posted on: October 14th, 2014 by Chris

Brett Eldredge is one of People magazine’s “Ones to Watch”. The recognition is in connection with People‘s 40th Birthday issue.

His blurb says, “The country singer wasn’t always the lively performer he is nowadays. “When I was on stage, I used to get so freaked out that I just wouldn’t even look up,” he says. “Now I’m jumping off the stage into the crowd, and the ladies are sticking dollar bills in my pocket.”

The “Ones to Watch” list recognizes the entertainment industry’s hottest rising stars. “All About That Bass” singer Meghan Trainor and stars from the new show ‘How to Get Away with Murder’ were among the other celebrities recognized.

CATTY-OKE 2014

Posted on: October 11th, 2014 by Candy

Cattyoke brings the Finals to the Pensacola Interstate Fair on Thursday October 16.  

Congrats to Morgan Milbradt your Catty-oke 2014 Winner !!

 

Find out more at DayDrinkingSanDiego.com.

 

You have to be 21 or older to be a contestant for Cattyoke.

See the official Rules Here

Here are some of our cool sponsors!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blake Grows Something On His Farm But Doesn’t Know Why

Posted on: October 7th, 2014 by Chris

When Blake Shelton isn’t touring or recording or working on The Voice, he enjoys working on his farm in Oklahoma. Blake plants a lot of different crops, but he recently admitted to People.com that he plants at least 10 acres of watermelons every year and he can’t explain why. 

“I hate watermelons. I don’t know why I do it. It’s random and it’s weird. My step-dad likes them, but Miranda doesn’t even really care for them that much.”

Blake doesn’t have to worry about too many of the watermelons going to waste. He says, “Normally, it never makes it to the point where they even get eaten because deer eat them so fast.”

His new album ‘Bringing Back The Sunshine’ is out now.

Making Strides with Team Cat-A-Tude

Posted on: October 4th, 2014 by brent

WE WANT YOU on Team Cat-A-Tude!

Register to walk with your Cat Country family for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk on Saturday October 25th at Cordova Mall.  You can sign up to walk with the Cat, we are asking all team members to make a $25 donation.

Register Here

 

 

Carrie Underwood Announces New Music

Posted on: September 26th, 2014 by Chris

Carrie Underwood says she will be releasing new music Monday! She made the announcement on the ‘Today’ show today that she will release a greatest hits album with some new music on it before Christmas and the first song will be on Cat Country 98.7 Monday morning!

She describes the song, “Something In The Water” as being “joyous” and “uplifting” and is “about changing your life for the better.”

As for her pregnancy, it seems to be sinking in with her and her husband, Mike Fisher.

“Sometimes, I’ll be with my husband and I’m like, ‘”m going to be a mom. You’re going to be a dad.’ Like, is this real life?”

‘Greatest Hits: Decade #1′ will be out December 9.

Blake & Miranda Among “Best Dressed Couples”

Posted on: September 24th, 2014 by Chris

Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert are always dressed to the nines when they hit the red carpet together. Now, People magazine has put them in their Style Hall of Fame.

Blake and Miranda are listed among the “Best Dressed Couples” in People’s Best-Dressed issue. They join celebrity couples John Legend and Chrissy Teigan, Seth Meyers and Alexi Ashe, and Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Mikita on the list.

Taylor Swift is crowned as People’s “Best Dressed of the Year” for 2014. About her style, Taylor says, “I’m more willing to take a risk this year than ever before.”

People’s Style Special issue is out now.