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Evenings in Old Seville Square 2014

Posted on: April 24th, 2014 by brent

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Seville Square has been at the heart of Pensacola’s community life since the British first laid it out as a public square in the 1760s at the site of an earlier Spanish town. It was designated as a public plaza in the early 1800s under renewed Spanish rule.

Over the centuries, and like the neighborhoods around it, Seville Square fell into disrepair. By the 1950s much of what is now the Seville Historic District was an unkempt slum. But led by visionaries like Mary Turner Rule Reed, Pensacolians had begun to reconnect with their history and restore historic buildings and locations. They also established the Pensacola Heritage Foundation.

In 1966, Pensacola’s newfound enthusiasm for its history sparked An Evening in Old Seville Square, a community party sponsored by the Heritage Foundation and the Junior League, and marked by music, games and1890s-era costumes in a restored Seville Square. The popular event grew from there, peaking in 1972 in a two-day festival that drew a reported 50,000 people.

The event’s future seemed assured.

However, costs were rising, as were problems with aging infrastructure in the park; Reed married and left Pensacola, and there was no Seville evening in 1973. And while the rebirth of the Historic District and the interest in local history continued through the efforts of the Heritage Foundation and other groups, An Evening in Old Seville Square remained dormant except for a special event in 1981 related to The Galvez Celebration, commemorating a major battle between British and Spanish forces on the area now known as North Hill, in 1781.

But in 1988, Jim Tanck, Jim Green and Red Vickrey championed rebirth of the event as a series of free summer musical concerts, and sold the idea to a reluctant Pensacola Heritage Foundation board. The cautious group, protective of the original event’s name and public reputation, approved it under a new moniker: Evenings in Olde Seville Square.

According to an unofficial history, the first of the reborn events, in June 1988, drew 479 people. The next week’s attendance nearly doubled, and attendance climbed year after year as momentum built during a 25-year run featuring more than 350 concerts. Series attendance topped 100,000 for the first time in 1996, and surpassed 150,000 by 2001.

The series was marked by a number of special events, including Christmas and July 4 concerts. Organizers say the single-largest attendance  — 18,700 people — came for the Evenings in Olde Seville Square on Sept. 18, 2001 … one week after the terrorist attack to be known forever as 9/11.

In 2012, the Pensacola Heritage Foundation, once again straining under the cost and volunteer effort of running the free concert series, announced the end of Evenings in Olde Seville Square — unless a new sponsor could be found.

In early 2013, a new non-profit organization — Events Pensacola — formed to continue the concert series. It received the blessing of the Pensacola Heritage Foundation, which granted it use of the iconic name, Evenings in Olde Seville Square.

Healthy Start Baby Shower

Posted on: April 24th, 2014 by Candy

The Healthy Start Baby Shower is an annual event for pregnant women, new moms, and their families.

There’s lots to do and learn at the Baby Shower and admission is FREE!

We’ll have hands-on education stations where you can learn about safe sleeping, coping with crying, cooking easy, nutritious meals, great games to play with your baby, and more!

Experts will be available to answer your questions about pregnancy and childbirth, breastfeeding, parenting, accessing insurance, and just about any other topic important to the health of you and your baby.

We’ll also have door prizes and a GRAND PRIZE!

When: Saturday May 3, 2014, 10am-1pm

Where: Legion Field Neighborhood Resource Center, 1301 W. Gregory St., Pensacola, FL 32502.

Call the Healthy Start Coalition for more information, (850) 696-2291.

Bowl for Kids Sake – June 21

Posted on: April 24th, 2014 by brent

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida invites you to join them Saturday June 21 at New Liberty Lanes for their annual BIG fundraising event, Bowl for Kids’ Sake.

Teams of 4-6 need to register on-line or call (433-KIDS.)

Each bowler is asked to raise a minimum of $100.

Bowl for Kids Sake is sponsored by The Bear Family Foundation, Cat Country 98.7 and News Radio 1620, WEAR ABC 3 and WFGX My 35 and Wind Creek Hospitality.

Remember, you don’t have to be a good bowler to bowl for a good cause!

For more information, call 433-KIDS.

Pensacola Chocolate Fest April 26th

Posted on: April 20th, 2014 by Candy


Please join the Gulf Coast Kid’s House Board of Directors for Chocolate Fest 2014.  We will present our 11th annual chocolate lover’s extravaganza on Saturday, April 26 at Cordova Mall.

This chocolate is for a cause.  By participating in the 11th Annual Chocolate Fest, you are helping to raise funds that ensure child victims of abuse and neglect receive timely, effective and streamlined treatment.  At Gulf Coast Kid’s House, we facilitate a collaborative response to the abuse cases; ensuring that medical exams, recorded interviews, prosecution, and mental health counseling occur in one child-friendly facility.  This “one-stop” concept greatly reduces the trauma children experience and leads to better case outcomes.  In 2012, GCKH provided services to approximately 2000 child victims of abuse and neglect.  Please consider joining us for Chocolate Fest 2014.  This annual event brings much needed awareness and support to GCKH and child abuse issues.

GCKH serves a critical role in our community, giving abused children a safe, child-centered place to report the abuse they have suffered and providing timely, effective assistance designed to address the specific trauma each child has experienced. Through this coordinated effort, children and families experience reduced trauma and better case coordination, leading to better case outcomes.

For more information about the mission and services of Gulf Coast Kid’s House, please visit our website!

Shred-A-Thon with the BBB and WEAR -Friday, April 25

Posted on: April 18th, 2014 by brent

Who: Gilmore Services, the BBB, and WEAR TV

What: Get up to 50 pounds of documents shredded free-of-charge

Where: Cordova Mall

When: Friday April 25th 11a-7p

Why/How: Get your documents shredded for free-please limit to 50lbs per vehicle-and please only personal stuff not businesses. Documents to be shredded should be removed from binders, but staples and paper clips are acceptable. Please do not tie bags or tape boxes!

For additional information contact Jacob Gilmore or Belinda Hernandez with Gilmore Services at 850-434-1054

Paddle For A Cure

Posted on: April 15th, 2014 by Candy

PADDLE FOR A CURE 2014 happens  Saturday, May 3   10am-2pm

 Join us at FITNESS ONBOARD to help raise money for patients battling pancreatic and colon cancer. Your participation will directly benefit local patients currently receiving treatment.

 All proceeds will remain in the Pensacola area.

The all-inclusive event is $50 for adults and $25 for youth 12-under



 A paddle course will be set up in Little Sabine Bay where you may paddle as little or as much as you would like. This event is open to anything that floats and can be paddled!

 FITNESS ONBOARD will provide FREE stand up paddle board technique for beginners.

 Participants are encouraged to bring their own boards however a limited number of paddle boards will be provided for sharing.



 Be there early and stay late to sign up for some amazing silent auction items. The silent auction will conclude at 1pm.


 Fitness Onboard is donating a new stand up paddleboard and carbon fiber adjustable paddle!  Tickets are $5 each or five tickets for $20.


 Join us at 12pm for an after party fish fry with side items, adult beverages,beverages for the kids and much more.  Back by popular demand we again want to thank our friends at Trunk Monkey Band for donating their talent to the event.   Non-participating spectators can enjoy the after party for $20 (excludes tee shirt and paddling)


 FITNESS ONBOARD is located across the street from Margaritaville Beach Hotel

 Thank you in advance for your generous support!

 From all of us at FITNESS ONBOARD!  Multi level sponsorship opportunities are available

30th Annual Navarre Fun Fest April 25th and April 26th

Posted on: April 8th, 2014 by Candy


Navarre’s 30th Annual Fun Fest will be held on beautiful Navarre Beach Friday and Saturday, April 25 and 26th.  Enjoy arts and crafts, delicious food, a kid’s play area, entertainment and fireworks!  There is also a 5K Fun Run Saturday morning at 8:00am

Fun Fest hours are 4:00pm to 10:00pm Friday and 10:00am to 10:00pm Saturday. Admission and parking are free and Durham School Services will be proving shuttle bus service between festival parking and the event. 

If you would like to be an event vendor click here to download the vendor registration form. Vendor space is limited and available on a first come basis. The Navarre Chamber is also looking for event sponsors. If you are intereseted in being a 30th Annual Navarre Fun Fest sponsor please contact the chamber today (850) 939-3267

Fun Fest Entertainment Schedule:
Friday, April 25
4:30pm          Live Entertainment: Maddy Rose
5:30pm          Live Entertainment: Chloe Channell
6:15pm          Live Entertainment: The Chris Martin Band
7:45pm          Featured Entertainment: Robert Wayne

Saturday, April 26
8:00 am          5K and 1 Mile Fun Run
10:00am         Broadway Lights Dance Center
11:00am         Martial Arts America
12:00pm         Live Entertainment: Christina Alconcel
1:00pm           Live Entertainment: Rick McNalte
2:00pm           Live Entertainment: Ronny Dean Garrett
3:00pm           Live Entertainment: Maddy Rose
4:00pm           Live Entertainment: Cody Lee Stone
5:30pm           Live Entertainment: The Chad Montana Band
7:30pm           Festival Headliner: Chris Stapleton

Fun Fest is presented by SANTA ROSA MEDICAL CENTER

American Red Cross Stadium Stomp

Posted on: April 8th, 2014 by Candy

Join Cat Country and the American Red Cross for the first annual Stadium Stomp Sunday April 27th!  Walk the 1.3 mile course around Wahoo stadium and stay for the Blue Wahoo game! It’s $25 for the walk and $9 for the game! Proceeds benefit the American Red Cross.

You can register at

Zac Brown Band – June 5th at the Wharf

Posted on: March 14th, 2014 by brent





RESERVED SEATS: $71.50 – $53.50 – $41.50





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Bands on the Beach 2014

Posted on: February 26th, 2014 by brent

Pensacola Beach’s popular outdoor summer concert series, Bands on the Beach, features a lineup of performers sure to please every musical taste.

Located in the beautiful Gulfside Pavilion overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, the series features regional artists performing a wide variety of music. Bring your lawn chair and join us every summer for hot music, smooth grooves and a whole lot of good times. Bands on the Beach is at 7 p.m. and begins the first Tuesday in April and ends the last Tuesday in October.

2014 Bands on the Beach Schedule

April 1 – After Midnight
April 8 - The Blenders
April 15 – The Chris Martin Band
April 22 – Emerald Coast Blues Brothers
April 29 - Not Quite Fab
May 6 - The True Blue Band
May 13 - One Accord
May 20 - ClassX
May 27 - Category 4
June 3 - Modern Eldorados
June 10 - Posi-Tones
June 17 - The Reunion Band
June 24 - Robert Wayne
July 1 - Johnny Earthquake and The Moondogs
July 8 - Touch of Gray
July 15 - The Astronauts
July 22 - Chloe Channell
July 29 - Erma Granat and The Shades
August 5 – Rain Date
August 12 - CrossTown
August 19 – Rain Date
August 26 - 13th Hourglass
September 2 - Southern Breeze
September 9 - The Groovinators
September 16 - Dr. Breeze
September 23 - Mr. Big and the Rhythm Sisters
September 30 - Hot Sauce Band
October 7 - Mass Kunfuzion
October 14 – Rain Date
October 21 - Holly Shelton
October 28 - Petty Cash