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Austin Webb – Close Up – May 29 – Grand Marlin

Posted on: May 20th, 2015 by brent

It’s another Cat Country Close up with Austin Webb.  

When: May 29th

Where: Grand Marlin

What Time: 430p – Doors open all Day.

Tickets: Free / All Ages (Just be there)

Come and meet a rising star in Country Music. Get up close and personal and then tell your friends you saw him when…

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Austin grew up in Greenville, S.C. listening to healthy doses of Motown, R&B, rock, and retro country from the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s. He also loved authors like Oscar Wilde, 0 . Henry, Walt Whitman and Dylan Thomas, and started writing poetry at nine years old. He knew he was going to be a writer of some sort, and at 16 when he picked up a guitar, he began pouring out his emotions into songs.

Austin’s Martin guitar has been with him through thick and thin since he was 16 and is his most prized possession. He keeps signed photos of two of his heroes, Guy Clark and Kris Kristofferson, on the back of it.

“I really love that guitar,” he says. “It never talks back, it never pisses me off, it never gets mad.”

For a time after high school, he went to Atlanta and played gigs up and down the East Coast. He worked twenty-five different odd jobs during his quest to make it as a singer/songwriter, including working on an assembly line building cars at a BMW plant.

“I’ve always had to work hard for everything; nothing was ever handed to me,” says Austin. “My family is not very rich. They’re just regular people, so I had to do a lot of things for myself, and so I’ve always had a pretty good work ethic.”

Austin’s first trip to Nashville was completely spontaneous after a bad breakup. He turned his car towards Tennessee and drove all night to Music City, stopping at Johnny Cash’s grave about four in the morning to pay his respects to the country legend with a few songs on his guitar. On his way back home from the trip, he stopped at a Waffle House, put Patsy Cline on the jukebox, and met a charming older couple. The husband turned out to be none other than Charlie louvin- (another influence of Austin’s)- and the two soon became friends. Charlie invited him to play onstage with him that night at the Smokehouse in Monteagle, Tennessee, and when he introduced him, he told the crowd that Austin reminded him of none other than Kris Kristofferson himself!

After winning a local South Carolina songwriting competition, ironically called the Nashville Connection, Webb moved to Nashville. The demo he made through the contest made its way into the hands of Grammy award-winning producer Byron Gallimore, who immediately offered him a publishing deal. His debut album on Streamsound Records is due out later this year, and it features his recent Top 40 single, “Slip On By.” The song is a sentimental ballad that stresses the value of time and not living in regret. Country Weekly named Austin as “One To Watch in 2013.”

Austin describes his music as “country soul” and strives for honesty and relevance in his lyrics. His top three musical influences are Joe Cocker, Otis Redding and Bill Withers, but he also has tons of songwriting heroes such as Townes VanZandt, Bob Dylan, and Guy Clark as well. From the upbeat “It’s All Good” to the gut-wrenchingly honest “Getting Even,” his songs convey the real emotion of everyday life in fresh and rousing new ways.

For some examples of the things Austin loves, check out his arm. His sleeve of tattoos includes pictures of his beloved basset hound, Archie, who passed away, a vintage radio, an ex-girlfriend, a ship’s wheel, and many more.

 

Gallery Night 2015

Posted on: May 16th, 2015 by brent

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.

Friday May 22 on the Cat Country New Artist Stage meet John King:

 

2015 Gallery Night Schedule 
January 16th
February 20st
March 20th
April 17th
May 22th
June 19th
July 17th
August 21st
September 18th
October 16th
November 20st
December 18th

 

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

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Pensacola Symphony Orchestra presents Music For Families 5/23

Posted on: May 11th, 2015 by Candy

Music for Families

Date: May 23, 2015 @ 9:30 a.m.
Location: Saenger Theatre, 116 Palafox Place

The Annual Music for Families event has been moved to a new date and time with fresh activities and a new families-specialized concert. Join us on May 23rd to take part in this kid-friendly orchestra experience!

Kids activities will start at 9:30 am. Family concert begins at 11:00 am

Learn More | Buy Tickets

Cattle Baron’s Ball – August 22.

Posted on: April 18th, 2015 by brent

Dust off your boots, shine your guns, for “A Western Tale” Guns, Glitz & Glamour August 22, 2015!!!

Shred A Thon – June 5

Posted on: March 25th, 2015 by Candy

The Cat along with WEAR TV 3, the Better Business Bureau and Gilmore Services are putting on another Shred-A-Thon at Cordova Mall in front of Dillards.  Get your personal documents shredded for free, up to 50 pounds per vehicle.  Please no tie bags and do not tape boxes.  Paper clips and staples are OK but no binders!

 

The date has been rescheduled to June 5th.

Eric Church at the Wharf – June 12

Posted on: March 2nd, 2015 by brent

THE OUTSIDERS WORLD TOUR

ERIC CHURCH

WITH SPECIAL GUEST

FRIDAY, JUNE 12TH – 8:00PM

GENERAL ADMISSION – $73.75

RESERVED SEATS – $73.75 – $63.75 – $43.75

**PLUS APPLICABLE FEES & SERVICE CHARGES**

TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, MARCH 6TH – 10AM!

ONLINE AT TICKETMASTER.COM,

THE WHARF BOX OFFICE

OR CHARGE BY PHONE 800.745.3000.

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

Captains For Kids 9/12

Posted on: February 23rd, 2015 by Candy

What We Do  (mission statement)

Provide a FREE fun day on the water for kids with special needs and illnesses by providing: fishing charters, sailing excursions, parasailing rides, dolphin cruises and water banana rides. Most events have space for the parents and sometimes a sibling or two to tag along. All activities are free of charge.

 

Locations

We have different activities at many different beach locations and marinas in Orange Beach, Gulf Shores, Perdido Key, Destin and Ft. Walton Beach.

 

Scheduling
At each event the boats have maximum seating capacities so we will need to schedule each person in order to give you a smooth experience and to provide a passenger manifest to the captain.

Get more information here: http://spotate.wix.com/captains-for-kids