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80th Annual Pensacola Interstate Fair Line Up

Posted on: August 20th, 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.

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.

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

Brent and Candy take the Ice Bucket Challenge – FAIL

Posted on: August 19th, 2014 by brent

Taylor Swift has 3 Big Surprises

Posted on: August 18th, 2014 by brent

“I have three big surprises for you today,” Taylor Swift says via Yahoo! live stream. The first, “Shake It Off” is the first song from the new CD and it is POP. Second is her new album titled 1989 will be released Oct. 27. “For the record, this is my very first documented, official pop album,” she said. A deluxe version will add three songs, and each copy will include varying packs of 13 Polaroids. Taylor will give away 1,000 tickets and 500 meet-and-greets to her upcoming tour. Details are expected to be released here.

See the new video here:

Jake Owen – The Wharf – August 22

Posted on: August 17th, 2014 by brent

Listen to Win as we Count Down to

 

JAKE OWEN

DAYS OF GOLD TOUR

WITH SPECIAL GUESTS

PARMALEE

& THE CADILLAC THREE

FRIDAY, AUGUST 22ND – 7PM

GENERAL ADMISSION: $42.50

RESERVED SEATS: $42.50 – $35.00 – $20.00

**PLUS APPLICABLE FEES & SERVICE CHARGES**

TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, JUNE 20TH – 10AM!

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CHARGE BY PHONE 800.745.3000.

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

Josh Gracin Apologizing After Apparent Suicide Note

Posted on: August 15th, 2014 by Chris

Josh Gracin, the season 2 American Idol 4th place finisher, is apologizing to friends and family after posting what was thought to be a suicide note on Facebook yesterday afternoon. Police say, after tracking him down, he drove himself to a hospital where he’s being evaluated by doctors.

The note in part read, “Please remember me as someone who gave his all in his music…Pray for my family as they carry on in this world without me. Goodbye.”

That sent friends and family scrambling to find him before it was too late. TMZ says police got in touch with him by phone, put him on with his wife, and he told her he was coming home.

Later last night Josh shared the message, “To all of you…I apologize dearly for what I have put you through today…I am ok and I am getting help. I am so sorry to all of you.”

TMZ says he is on psychiatric hold. The family of six lives in Spring Hill, TN, just outside Nashville.

Florida Georgia Line Announce New Album On GMA

Posted on: August 15th, 2014 by Chris

Florida Georgia Line arrived in New York City today on ‘Good Morning America’ armed with a killer performance and a big announcement.

After rolling through “This Is How We Roll,” came the news of an album.

“[The album] release date is October 14, 2014 and the title of our new record…T, wanna tell ‘em?” Brian Kelley asked hsi partner (Tyler Hubbard).

“We had to call this one ‘Anything Goes,’” Tyler said, adding it’s become kind of a motto for them.

“[We're] trying to step up our game,” he saidd. The first song off it is, “Dirt.” Other tracks that could be included are one called “Sun Daze,”"You Ain’t Even Gone,” the hip-shaker “Smile” and “Smoke,” which they previewed for Rolling Stone.

Source: Taste Of Country

Super Bowl 49 Going Country?

Posted on: August 14th, 2014 by Chris

Rumors are hot right now that the NFL and organizers for this year’s Super Bowl halftime performer could be turning to country music and have their sights set on Carrie Underwood.

It’s being reported that the chance is “good” that she’ll get that call citing that she “already has serious ties to the National Football League” as she’s the voice NBC’s ‘Sunday Night Football’ theme. Plus, she sang the National Anthem at Super Bowl XLIV in 2010 and was a part of the Fan Jam before Super Bowl XLVI.

The last country star to play halftime was Shania Twain in 2003.

Source: Taste Of Country

October Turning Into Quite A Month For Jerrod

Posted on: August 14th, 2014 by Chris

October will be a month Jerrod Niemann will never forget. After marrying his longtime girlfriend Morgan Petek in Puerto Rico, he’ll hit the road headlining a couple handfuls of shows.

The ‘Get Your Buzz Back Tour’ will kick off October 24th in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and hit 15 cities before wrapping-up December 6th in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. His wedding, however, might be more of a spectacle than the tour.

When Rolling Stone Country up with him back in March, his bride-to-be was in the throws of planning for the big day… and he was in the throws of saying a lot of “yes, dear’s.

“Most guys want the girl to have the day of her life. So I just told her to plan what she wants, and if you need me I’m here,” he reported. “But then the other day I heard her on the phone talking about an acrobat or jugglers or something, and I thought maybe I should intervene.”

As for right now, Jerrod says he’s absorbing as much as he can about being a performer on Keith Urban’s ‘Raise ‘Em Up Tour’.”Think about the Google website, how clean it is,” he says. “He doesn’t need anything else. If you have the talent and treat the music right, you don’t need anything else around it.”

Jake Owen Want’s More

Posted on: August 14th, 2014 by Chris

Jake Owen’s powerful, new ballad “What We Ain’t Got” debuted on The Cat last night (August 13) during The New Music Smackdown, and it shows a different side of Jake.

“It’s a big, big step for me to put out a song that’s a ballad that has a lot of meaning behind it,” he told Radio.com. “It’s a deep song that deals on a lot of levels with everyone looking at their own life. We all work so hard day to day, and we want more and more and more. This is a world of wanting more. It’s a song about looking at where you are and appreciating what you have, ‘ause once it’s gone we all want what we don’t have.”

He also says it’s a song a lot of people can relate to, even himself. ”I am really happy with where I am in my life, with a wife and a little 2-year-old girl and a great career and a headline tour. But I still find every day I wake up I find things that I want more.”

Jake believes he could be a turning point in his career and is proud to release a song with such a powerful meaning. “That’s what country music was based on, great songs,” he says.

Jake will be in Cat Country at The Wharf next Friday (August 22) with Parmalee and The Cadillac Three and you can win tickets to the show all next week on Cat Country 98-7!!

The Cadillac Three release “Party Like You” Video

Posted on: August 13th, 2014 by Chris

The Cadillac Three frontman Jaren Johnston admits the group doesn’t really enjoy making music videos. He tells Rolling Stone they find the process “so tedious,” and they aren’t fond of “the makeup and all that.” But he says the people who worked on their clip to “Party Like You” were all “really good.” 

Jaren adds that it wasn’t all that demanding for the band.  He explains that they just “drank beer for 12 hours and then got on the bus and left.” He also appreciates the location picked for it as it was in East Nashville, about a mile from where the singer grew up. 

He says the video features “all of those elements of debauchery from a crazy night, all these little subplots that don’t make sense,” so filming it where he was “running around as a kid” was “pretty perfect.”

The guys will be in Cat Country at The Wharf on August 22 with Jake Owen and Parmalee.