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(Miranda’s) Fashion Rocks!

Posted on: September 10th, 2014 by Chris

Hellooooo, Miranda!

Miranda Lambert turned heads on the red carpet and during her performance at the ’2014 Fashion Rocks’ show in New York yesterday.

You can see pictures here and her performance here:

Miranda brings her ‘Platinum’ tour to The Bay Center tomorrow night with Justin Moore and Thomas Rhett.

80th Annual Pensacola Interstate Fair Line Up

Posted on: September 10th, 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. Get more info on how to participate here.

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

Taylor Swift At Odds With Katy Perry?

Posted on: September 10th, 2014 by Chris

Taylor Swift isn’t just turning heads with her announcement she’s decided to take her music pop for her new album, “1989′, or because of the cover of the new Rolling Stone. She’s also getting attention for a rift that seems to have formed between her and another artist.

The album has a song on it called “Bad Blood” and fans want to know who inspired it. After dropping hints about it in Rolling Stone fans trying to put together the puzzle and they’re pointing the finger at Katy Perry.

Taylor said “Bad Blood” came about after an unnamed female singer sabotaged her “Red” tour by trying to “hire a bunch of people out from under [her],” calling the move “so horrible.”  Some Twitter users discovered that some of Taylor’s “Red” dancers did end up leaving her tour to be on Katy’s “Prism” tour, and others made the connection they share an ex-boyfriend, John Mayer. Some even think Katy may have responded in a tweet with a “Mean Girls” reference, writing “Watch out for the Regina George in sheep’s clothing.”

Another battle built into the record was one with her record label, Big Machine Records. Big Machine is a country label, and has been Taylor’s home since she started. Taylor says when she first turned in the record to them, Big Machine label head Scott Borchetta begged for more saying, “This is extraordinary – it’s the best album you’ve ever done,” but asked “Can you just give me three country songs?” Taylor’s response? “Love you, mean it … but this is how it’s going to be.”

Jason Aldean On CMA Snub, “It’s Frustrating”

Posted on: September 10th, 2014 by Chris

Jason Aldean has been tearing up the summer on his ‘Burnin’ It Down’ tour and has a new album on the way (“Old Boots, New Dirt”) October 7, but found himself upset when he wasn’t nominated for a CMA Award last week.

He tells Rolling Stone Country, “Obviously it’s disappointing. We’re still out there selling out shows. With maybe the exception of Luke [Bryan], I don’t think there is anybody else out there that is doing the kind of touring numbers that we’re doing. It’s frustrating, man. Things like that are out of your hands.”

But it’s not just his snub that has him upset. “But at the same time, you know, I wasn’t the only one. You look at the New Artist category and who’s in there, and I look at my buddy Tyler Farr, who’s on tour with me coming off of two No. 1s, and I’m going, ‘How can this guy get left out of that deal?’ Florida Georgia Line and Luke Bryan having ‘This Is How We Roll,’ one of the biggest songs of the year, and not getting a nod for [Musical Event]. I don’t really understand how they come up with that stuff.”

The 48th annual CMA Awards are November 5th.

Make It 4 Boys For The Turners

Posted on: September 9th, 2014 by Chris

Josh Turner and his wife Jennifer welcomed Samuel Hawke, their fourth child, into the world last Thursday. 

“God has truly blessed Jennifer and me with this healthy little boy,” said Josh. “We are so thankful and excited to see our family grow yet again.”

Samuel is the fourth son for Josh and Jennifer. He joins older brothers Hampton, Colby and Marion. 

Besides helping to take care of the new baby, Josh is currently in the studio finishing his sixth studio album due out in early 2015.

The Tale Of Kenny And ‘Moby’

Posted on: September 9th, 2014 by Chris

If someone asks you to name one of Kenny Chesney’s longest relationships, tell them about ‘Moby’. The two have been together since the early part of Kenny’s career. No, it’s not Moby the musician and dj famous for his electronic club music…Moby is the name of Kenny’s tour bus and the subject of a new song called, “If This Bus Could Talk.”

He says, “This bus has been a part of this whole journey.  It’s been a common denominator of all the years of touring. It’s been there every single step of the way.”

“It’s all the jokes that have been told and all the laughter. All the songs that have been listened to and all the songs that have been written.  All the lovers found, all the lovers lost and all the intoxicated philosophy at night after shows with band members and crew.”

The song will be on Kenny’s new album, ‘The Big Revival’, which will be out September 23rd.

Making Strides with Team Cat-A-Tude

Posted on: September 8th, 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, but if you make a $25 Donation you will also get a limited edition Team Cat-A-Tude Shirt.

Register Here

 

 

Miranda And Blake’s B&B Open For Business

Posted on: September 8th, 2014 by Chris

Miranda Lambert’s got a new business. She’s already a singing superstar, she has her own store in Tishomingo, OK (‘The Pink Pistol‘) and she’s a part of all kinds of animal charities including the “MuttNation“, and now she’s in the hospitality business. ‘The Ladysmith‘, her and Blake Shelton’s bed and breakfast in Tishomingo, is now open for business.

The building, which was built in 1901, is across the street from her ‘Pink Pistol’ store. Renovations on the old building took about a year, and it’s not just a B&B. There’s space that can be rented for weddings, showers and private parties.

The B&B features eight, individually decorated bedrooms designed around her “Shabby Chic meets Rock & Roll” style. Depending on the room, rates range from $200 to $320 for a one-night stay. Check out pictures below.

Miranda brings her ‘Platinum’ tour to The Bay Center on Thursday night with Justin Moore and Thomas Rhett.




Garth Brooks Doesn’t Stick The Landing

Posted on: September 8th, 2014 by Chris

He’s been doing one show after the next in Chicago, even two in one day, for the first set of shows on his comeback tour and while he says he’s feeling great every show his legs might not be enjoying it, as he took a tumble on stage over the weekend.

Friday night, he tried to leap from one level of the stage to the next and missed the landing. He had a nice recovery, though.

Garth Brooks — Stop, Drop and Roll
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First Sight Of Carrie’s Baby Bump

Posted on: September 8th, 2014 by Chris

Less than a week after announcing she’s due with her first baby, Carrie Underwood performed at the Ravinia Festival in Chicago with an ever-so-slight baby bump.

While in Chicago she also attened Friday night’s Garth Brooks show where she posted, “Garth Brooks/Trisha Yearwood concert tonight in Chicago. I may have gotten misty-eyed a few times. Hormones? Maybe. Amazing concert? Definitely”