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The 82nd Pensacola Interstate Fair

Posted on: October 20th, 2016 by brent

Celebrating 82 Years of Magic and Fun!
Pensacola Interstate Fair, Oct. 20-30, 2016

Pensacola, Fla. – (Aug. 22, 2016) – Pensacola’s biggest and longest-running annual agricultural and entertainment tradition returns Thursday, Oct. 20, through Sunday, Oct. 30, bringing with it the excitement of attractions and screams from exhilarating rides, exhibits, fair food, fun and shows for the whole family. The 82nd Pensacola Interstate Fair has many exciting surprises in store, including a star-studded line-up of live music acts and a special guest appearance by a classic and hairy cartoon character.

“The music artists and live entertainment we have lined up this year are terrific,” said Don Frenkel, Pensacola Interstate Fair General Manager. “We are thrilled to bring such a variety of acts to Pensacola.”

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The Fair’s musical line-up kicks off opening night with the Cat Country 98.7 BIG Lip Sync Battle Finals,” a final epic showdown on Thursday, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m. This year, the weekly Lip Sync Battle takes place at the Sandshaker Lounge on Pensacola Beach every Thursday evening starting Sept. 22 and running through Oct. 20, when the final battle will take place.  Contestants can compete individually or as a group of up to 10 people for the chance to win a cash prize at the finals on October 20. Each week, three winning acts are chosen, and the 12 acts from all four weeks battle it out on stage during the finals for the chance to be the Lip Sync champion.

Classic soft rock band, Little River Band, will perform their hit songs from the ‘70s and ‘80s on Friday, Oct. 21, at 7:30 p.m.  Considered to be among Australia’s most significant bands, they are best known for the classic hits, “Reminiscing,” “Lonesome Loser,” “The Night Owls,” and “Help is on its Way.” The band’s worldwide album and CD sales have topped 30 million. They also set a record for having Top 10 hits for six consecutive years, the first band to achieve that mark.

‘80s GlamRock fans will have an opportunity to rock out on Saturday, Oct. 22, at 7:00 p.m., as the Fair presents musician and heartthrob Bret Michaels. Michaels first gained fame in the ‘80s as the lead vocalist of the glam metal band, Poison, selling over 45 million records worldwide. Besides his career as lead singer, Michaels has several solo albums to his credit and appeared in the hit VH1 reality show “Rock of Love with Bret Michaels” and its sequels, which inspired his successful solo album “Rock My World.” He was also the winning contestant on NBC’s reality show “Celebrity Apprentice 3.”

New this year, the fair will present the inaugural “Miss Pensacola Interstate Fair” Beauty Pageant on Sunday, Oct. 23, starting at noon on the Pepsi Open Air Stage. Pageant contestants will compete in one of seven age categories, ranging from infant to 18 years old. A queen and two alternates will be chosen from each age group. In addition, a People’s Choice title will be awarded to contestants collecting the most votes for $1 each. Deadline to enter is October 2. The entry fee is $55 per contestant until September 10, and then $60 through October 2. All proceeds benefit the Livestock Barn. Entry forms and rules can be found at Sunday also marks Military Appreciation Day, and admission price for all active and retired military and spouses is just $6 all day long.

Bring the kids out Monday, Oct. 24, on Cox Media Day, to meet everyone’s favorite talking Great Dane, Scooby-Doo. The silly, yet loveable, gentle giant 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 Scooby.  Lines will close 30 minutes before the end of each show, so get there early!

“Come Sail Away” to the Pensacola Interstate Fair and “Faithfully” welcome local band White Tie Rock Ensemble with “Open Arms” on Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 6:30 p.m. as they present a tribute to Styx and Journey. The local group of musicians recreates classic rock albums with the precision and detail of a symphony. These dynamic elements combine to produce the unforgettable White Tie sound. So whether you’re a “Renegade” or “Mr. Roboto,” White Tie promises to deliver the tunes “Any Way You Want It,” as long as you “Don’t Stop Believin’.”

On Wednesday, Oct. 26, the public is invited to attend and participate in the Youth and FFA Livestock Auction at 7 p.m. from the Livestock Arena. At 8 p.m., San Antonio-forged Tex-Mex/Country trio, The Last Bandoleros, will take the Pepsi Open Air Stage to get the crowds moving with their infectious hooks. The Last Bandoleros mesh one part Tex-Mex, one part Brit-Pop and two parts Country-Rock — adding up to a sound that’s hard to pin down and hard to get out of your head. Warner Music Nashville will release the band’s debut album later this year. Their first single out now, “Where Do You Go?” has a roadhouse rhythm with a killer accordion solo.

As part of our special Senior Appreciation Day, come on out and take part in an afternoon and evening of nostalgia on Thursday, Oct. 27, at 3:30 and 7 p.m. as Neil Diamond’s Favorite Tribute – Jay White takes the stage to pay homage to Neil’s 50th Anniversary. For more than three decades White has been performing as Neil Diamond in countless casinos, theaters and 4-star hotels in Las Vegas and nationwide. In a January 2002 interview, Diamond was asked about all of the Neil tribute performers, and replied “I’ve heard a few of them and I’m always complimented by their efforts and dedication, but my favorite is a young man named Jay White.”

Midnight Madness begins Friday, Oct. 28 and Smash Mouth, a California rock band with surf and garage influences, will get the party started at 7:30 p.m.  Known for such ‘90s and 2000s chart-topping hits as “Walkin’ on the Sun,” All Star,” and cover song, “Why Can’t We Be Friends,” the band’s retro-pop style covers several decades of popular music. The group also contributed numerous tracks to a plethora of motion pictures, most notably their cover of the Monkees’ “I’m a Believer” to the soundtrack of 2001′s hit movie “Shrek.”

A 6-foot-5-inch country singer and songwriter with fiery red hair will help wrap up the 2016 Fair entertainment acts this year. Eric Paslay will take the stage on Sunday, Oct. 29, at 7 p.m. to close out the show. Paslay has celebrated five No. 1 hits including “Even If It Breaks Your Heart” (Eli Young Band), “Barefoot Blue Jean Night” (Jake Owen), “Angel Eyes” (Love & Theft), “Rewind” (Rascal Flatts) and “Friday Night,” the smash lead single from his critically acclaimed self-titled debut album. An ACM “Song of The Year” nominee for “She Don’t Love You,” Paslay recently released his back beat-driven groove “High Class,” the lead single from his highly-anticipated sophomore album.

In addition to the daily music acts, fairgoers can experience an interactive, hands-on exotic animal zoo at the Eudora Farms station. The petting zoo is open daily from fair open to close. In addition, new this year, fairgoers have an opportunity to see rare, white tigers perform daily too. Page’s White Tiger Show, presented by Vincenta Pages — one of the youngest female tiger trainers in the world, will thrill and amaze you. With six white Bengal tigers, Vincenta will take you through her upbringing in the circus world, her family background and her unique raising of white Bengals. Check the website for daily show times.

The Huntin, Fishin, and Lovin Everyday Lodge at the Fair

Posted on: October 20th, 2016 by brent

At the Pensacola Interstate Fair be sure to stop by and visit the Cat Crew to Register for great prizes like a new Bolt Action Rifle, Vortex Binoculars, a Tree Stand, Scuba Certifications, and more!  Check out the complete day list below.  Your registration also qualifies you for the Grand Prize Fly Away to a 2017 Luke Bryan Concert!

Today you can win:

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Secret Sound 5 Reveal

Posted on: October 14th, 2016 by brent

Congrats to Chelsea from Pensacola who scored $550 with Secret Sound 5. At 9am Brent and Candy are going to call the “Second Chance” winner… So answer your phone if you where a guesser in Secret Sound. Here is how we made it:


Friday October 7, 2016
5PM – Candy being poured into a bowl

Monday October 10, 2016
9AM – Pickup sticks
11AM – Opening bag of popcorn and pouring out kernels
1PM – Ice machine
3PM – Ice being dispensed from ice machine
5PM – Popcorn being poured from bag and microwaved

Tuesday  October 11, 2016
9AM – Something dropped in hot grease
11AM – Marble going through metal shaft and knocking over dominos
1PM – Ice falling into cup
3PM – Coinstar coin counter
5PM – Opening a bag of BBs and pouring them out

Wednesday October 12, 2016
9AM – Bag of M&M’s opened and dumped out
11AM – Bag of ice being broken and ice falling out
1PM – Opening box of paper clips and pouring them into container
3PM – Pouring cereal out
5PM – Pouring soda out of bottle into glass

Tropical Smoothie Cafe- $10 Lunch for Two

Posted on: October 6th, 2016 by miranda


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Cat Country 98.7 Named “Best of the Coast” 2016

Posted on: October 5th, 2016 by brent

Cat Country 98.7

Winner: Best Radio Station

Winner: Best Website

Winner: Best Radio Personality (Brent Lane)


Runner-up: Best Morning Radio Show (The Cat Pack Morning Show)

Runner-up: Radio Personality – Bo Dalton

Runner-up: Best Person to “Friend” on Facebook (Brent Lane)


Winner: Best Morning Radio Show (Pensacola Morning News with Andrew McKay)

Winner: Best Person to “Friend” on Facebook (Wendi Summers )

Runner-up:Best Radio Personality  (Andrew McKay)

Runner-up: Best Radio Personality (Wendi Summers )


Secret Sound 3 Reveal

Posted on: October 5th, 2016 by brent

Here is how we made it…  and congrats to Sarah Brazwell from Penasacola who figured it out and scored $725!


Wednesday September 28, 2016
9AM – Emptying a purse on counter top
11AM – Ice dispensing into a cup
1PM – Candy coming out of a candy machine
3PM – Change dropping
5PM – Vending machine

Thursday September 29, 2016
9AM – Yahtzee dice on table
11AM – Shuffling cards and rolling dice
1PM – Shaking bag of marbles and dropping on desk
3PM – Dropping change from piggy bank on table
5PM – Popcorn on stove

Friday September 30, 2016
9AM – Token machine
11AM – Shaking up & dumping out a cup of bolts
1PM – Shaking poker chips and dropping them
3PM – Change shaking in a cup and dice dropping
5PM – Shaking change & dropping on a tray


Monday October 3, 2016
9AM – Monopoly pieces
11AM –Shaking Jacks in a cup & throwing on the table
1PM – Keys falling off table onto the floor
3PM – Yahtzee
5PM – Legos being shaken up & dropped on a shoebox

Tuesday October 4, 2016
9AM – Sliding something over coins and knocking something over
11AM –Keys being shaken & nuts & bolts falling on a table
1PM – Nuts & bolts falling into a bucket
3PM – Shaking keys and dropping on floor
5PM – Keys being thrown onto desk and then falling into trash can

Wednesday October 5, 2016
9AM – Keys Knocking over a pencil holder and pencils

Secret Sound #2 Reveal

Posted on: September 27th, 2016 by brent

No right answer for this one…


Friday September 16, 2016
1PM – Nail Gun
3PM – Crushing Can
5PM – Coke falling from vending machine

Monday September 19, 2016
9AM – Cue ball corner pocket
11AM – Drink falling off counter
1PM – Drink falling out of drink machine
3PM – Bag of change dropping into a tin bucket
5PM – Stapler

Tuesday September 20, 2016
9AM – Trash can falling over
11AM – Dropping stapler in waste basket
1PM – Gum ball dispenser
3PM – Trash can closing
5PM – Stapler

Wednesday September 21, 2016
9AM – Nail gun
11AM – Tennis ball dispenser
1PM – Vending machine
3PM – Pool ball dropping in slot
5PM – Stapler

Thursday September 22, 2016
9AM – Paintball gun shooting
11AM – Dropping half eaten takeout in trashcan
1PM – Date time stamp
3PM – Pushing over a stack of books
5PM – Hole punch

Friday September 23, 2016
9AM – Exit door opening
11AM – Dropping computer mouse on table
1PM – Nail gun
3PM – Air Compressor
5PM – 3 hole punch falling in trash can

Monday September 26, 2016
9AM – Keyboard in to a trash can
11AM – Throwing a Coke can into a metal trash can
1PM – Arcade game at the fair
3PM – Throwing a water bottle into a trash can
5PM – Throwing a bag of change into a trash can

Tuesday September 27, 2016
9AM – Tossing a can of something into a trash can
11AM – Dropping phone into trash can
1PM – Throwing a water bottle in trash can
3PM – Throwing a tape dispenser into a trash can
5PM – Throwing Duck tape into a trash can

Secret Sound #1 Reveal

Posted on: September 16th, 2016 by brent

Congrats to who Beth from Summerdale, won $600 with the first Secret Sound this fall!

Here are the previous wrong answers:

Monday September 12, 2016
9AM – Strumming guitar and thumping on it
11AM – Tuning a broken guitar string
1PM – Guitar strumming and ping pong ball bouncing
3PM – Body mic rubbing against guitar
5PM – Grandfather Clock

Tuesday September 13, 2016
9AM – A keyboard
11AM – Tuning a guitar
1PM – Dropping an acorn into the body of a guitar
3PM – Hitting a guitar and a drum after
5PM – Strumming steel guitar

Wednesday September 14, 2016
9AM – Dropping guitar & red solo cup at same time
11AM – A Clock chiming at the top of hour
1PM – A Grandfather Clock
3PM – A Grandfather Clock
5PM – Ping Pong Ball

Thursday September 15, 2016
9AM – Drum sticks across a guitar
11AM – Strumming banjo and solo cup falling after
1PM – Ping Pong ball hitting guitar and falling on floor
3PM – Strumming guitar and then hitting with pick
5PM – Strumming guitar and then dropping a ping pong ball into a 5 gallon bucket

50th CMA Awards Nominees

Posted on: August 31st, 2016 by brent

From All ACCESS: Nominations for the “50TH ANNUAL CMA AWARDS” were announced THIS MORNING (8/31) via ABC-TV’s “Good Morning America” and a CMA livestream.

CAPITOL NASHVILLE’s KEITH URBAN and DIERKS BENTLEY and ARISTA NASHVILLE/RCA RECORDS’ CAM unveiled the slate in the first five categories live from the GRAND OLE OPRY stage on “Good Morning America” before heading over to YAHOO to reveal nominees in the remaining categories (NET NEWS 8/29). The complete list of nominees for the “50TH ANNUAL CMA AWARDS” is as follows:

Entertainer of the Year 


Male Vocalist of the Year 


Female Vocalist Of The Year 


Album of the Year 

  • DIERKS BENTLEY – “Black”
  • MAREN MORRIS – “Hero”
  • ERIC CHURCH – “Mr. Misunderstood”
  • KEITH URBAN – “RipCord”
  • CARRIE UNDERWOOD – “Storyteller”

Single Of The Year 

  • THOMAS RHETT – “Die A Happy Man”
  • TIM MCGRAW – “Humble And Kind”
  • MAREN MORRIS – “My Church”
  • CHRIS STAPLETON – “Nobody To Blame”
  • ERIC CHURCH – “Record Year”

Song Of The Year 

  • “Burning House”
  • “Die A Happy Man”
  • “Humble And Kind”
  • “Record Year”
  • “My Church”

Musical Event Of The Year 

  • DIERKS BENTLEY featuring ELLE KING – “Different For Girls”
  • LUKE BRYAN featuring KAREN FAIRCHILD – “Home Alone Tonight”
  • KEITH URBAN featuring CARRIE UNDERWOOD – “The Fighter”
  • CHRIS YOUNG with CASSADEE POPE – “Think Of You”

Vocal Duo Of The Year 

  • DAN + SHAY

Vocal Group of the Year 


New Artist Award 


Video Of The Year 

  • CAM – “Burning House”
  • CHRIS STAPLETON – “Fire Away”
  • TIM MCGRAW – “Humble And Kind”
  • ERIC CHURCH – “Record Year”
  • DIERKS BENTLEY – “Somewhere On A Beach”

Musician of The Year


The “50TH ANNUAL CMA AWARDS” will take place WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2nd at BRIDGESTONE ARENA in NASHVILLE. The event will be broadcast live beginning at 7p on WEAR ABC-TV.


The Blue Angels Resume 2016 Season

Posted on: June 25th, 2016 by brent


Blue Angels Resume Schedule

San Diego, Calif. – The U.S. Navy Blue Angels will return to its 2016 demonstration schedule July 2-4 in Traverse City, Mich., Commander, Naval Air Forces announced.

The Blue Angels temporarily stood down, canceling three weekend shows following a crash on June 2 during a practice in Smyrna, Tenn., in which Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss was killed.

The Team will fly a modified five jet demonstration in Traverse City, along with Fat Albert, the Blue Angels C-130.

“The Team is proud to resume the Blue Angels mission, representing the pride and professionalism of the Navy and Marine Corps, and inspiring a culture of excellence.  The Blue Angels are looking forward to flying in Traverse City, Mich., Fourth of July weekend, and are also honored to have the opportunity to perform in celebration of our great nation’s Independence Day,” said Cmdr. Ryan Bernacchi, commanding officer and flight leader.  ”Our fans and the entire air show industry have been extremely patient as we have navigated through this very difficult loss of our teammate, and for that, we will always be grateful.”

The Blue Angels will pick up with their schedule with Traverse City, Gary, Ind. and Pensacola, Fla.