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The 82nd Pensacola Interstate Fair

Posted on: August 23rd, 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.”

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 PensacolaFair.com. 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 PensacolaFair.com website for daily show times.

33rd Annual Semper Fi Charity Run September 10, 2016

Posted on: August 12th, 2016 by Andy

 

Semper Fi Charity Run September 10th, 2016

 

The Marine Corps Aviation Association and The Marine Corps League are proud to present the 33rd Annual 5k Charity Run/Walk on September 10, 2016 at 8:00 AM in Downtown Pensacola.

The race will begin in front of Seville Square, wind through the streets of Downtown, ending at Seville Square.

Started in 1983, the original charity race was organized with the goal of helping families of the 241 American service members killed in the bombing attack on the Marine barracks in Beruit. Today, the purpose of the race is to give back to the Pensacola community that so willingly supports Marine training. All proceeds go directly to local outreach programs.

Click Here For More Information!

Panhandle Charitable Open 2016 September 30th and October 1st

Posted on: August 12th, 2016 by Andy

The Panhandle Charitable Open (PCO) is dedicated to serving the needs of our community with emphasis on elderly care, special needs situations for children and feeding the hungry. The PCO focuses its funding on committed, grass roots organizations that rely strongly on volunteer efforts and where foundation support will make a significant difference. All of the net proceeds from our efforts go directly to local charity.

The success in recent years of the PCO enabled our board to donate over $705,000 to charities such as Child Guardians, Inc., Gulf Coast Kid’s House, Council on Aging of West Florida, ARC Gateway, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida, Independence for the Blind, American Cancer Society, and Covenant Hospice. The primary charities for 2016 are Child Guardians, Inc., Council on Aging of West Florida, The Ashley Lauren Offerdahl Endowment for the Children’s Home Society, and Gulf Coast Kid’s House. Increasing the number of charities which participate highlights a goal of the PCO to continue to expand the impact and reach of our golf tournament. The PCO has continued to grow in popularity and success each year.

For more information Click Here!

First Tee of Northwest Florida Golf and Life Skills Classes

Posted on: August 8th, 2016 by Andy

 

Attention parents and participants, the Fall 2016 Golf and Life Skills Classes will be starting soon and registration is now open! We will be hosting classes throughout the fall season in Santa Rosa, Escambia, and Okaloosa County. This is a great opportunity to get your kids engaged in the game of golf! More information about the experience of Golf & Life Skills Classes can be found by clicking here

Pensacola Children’s Chorus 2016 New Member Auditions

Posted on: August 5th, 2016 by Andy

New Member Auditions 2016

The Pensacola Children’s Chorus is holding new member auditions starting August 13th from 9am-12noon. Click Here for More Information!

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer October 29th, 2016

Posted on: August 2nd, 2016 by Andy

 

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer October 29th, 2016

 

It’s that time of year again!

We believe that everyone with breast cancer should have support.

That’s why the American Cancer Society is so determined to be here for the survivors, the patients, the caregivers, and the millions saved through early detection.

Help raise funds for groundbreaking breast cancer research, life-saving education, and critical patient services by walking in the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Making Strides of Pensacola.

Get ready to join more than one million volunteers nationwide. When you sign up, fundraise, and participate in one of our noncompetitive, three- to five-mile walks, you will be there to support every person affected by breast cancer.

We walk to make sure that anyone touched by this disease has a hand to hold. So give us yours by taking the first steps in supporting this year’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event.

You can start a team, or keep your team going. And keep raising awareness and donations.

Begin today! The sooner we start, the farther we’ll go.

Join us now.

For More Information, Click Here!

Taste of the Beach – September 23-24

Posted on: July 25th, 2016 by brent

Don’t miss Taste of the Beach at Pensacola Beach September 23-24.

Pensacola’s Celebrity Chefs will spice up the food and crowds on Saturday at Pensacola Beach’s biggest culinary event in September, and you’re invited! The 9th Annual Taste of the Beach will take place Friday evening, Sept. 23, with a special VIP dinner presented by six Pensacola Beach chefs. And the fun will continue all day Saturday, Sept. 24, with cook offs, cooking demonstrations, a chef challenge, sample tastings and live concerts.

Entry is free for Saturday’s day-long festival, with 22 beach restaurants showcasing their signature dishes for $5 each. The Pensacola Celebrity Chefs — Dan Dunn of H2O at the Hilton Pensacola Beach Gulf Front, Irv Miller of Jackson’s Steakhouse, Jim Shirley of The Fish House, Gus Silivos of Skopelos at New World and Frank Taylor of Global Grill — will take the stage at 1 p.m. to present simultaneous live cooking demonstrations, emceed by Cat Country radio personality Brent Lane.

The festival will also put on chef cooking competitions, a team cook-off, live entertainment and kid-friendly activities. You’ll have so much fun you’ll want to stay the whole day.

Taste of the Beach is a primary off-season festival bringing thousands of locals and visitors to Pensacola Beach and was recently named one of the top 20 events in the Southeast for September by the Southeast Tourism Society.


Friday, Sept. 23rd

An Evening with Pensacola Beach Tastemakers – VIP Dinner – $65 per ticket / Cash Bar

6 p.m. An Evening with Pensacola Beach Tastemakers – VIP Dinner – The VIP Dinner will again be held at the Hilton Pensacola Beach Hotel. Guests will sample signature Taste of the Beach cocktails and enjoy specially-created hors d’oeuvres before a beginning a formal five-course “Chef Celebration Meal” and on-stage cooking demonstration presented by six Pensacola Beach chefs. Tickets are $65 each. Limited tickets are available.

Eventbrite - VIP Dinner

Saturday, Sept. 24th

Event located at Casino Beach directly south of the only traffic light on Pensacola Beach.

Taste of the Beach is fun for the whole family! The weekend is filled with lots of things to do surrounding the Pensacola Celebrity Chefs cooking demonstration and sampling at 1 p.m. The day is filled with chefs’ challenges, cook-offs, live music, tastings, restaurants’ signature dishes, a frozen zone, dining tent, hospitality tent, kids area, and t-shirt sales and much more starting at 11 a.m!


Dixon Dub September 9th, 2016

Posted on: July 22nd, 2016 by Andy

Dixon Dub September 9th, 2016

 

Innisfree Hotels  is proud to present Dixon
Dub, a lip sync battle benefiting Dixon
School of the Arts, on Friday, September 9, 2016 at the Hilton Pensacola
Beach.

You’ve seen the epic battles on TV. Now’s your chance to participate
live.

There’s no charge to sign up, only the awesome feeling of helping kids
get an arts education that will change their lives.

The winning team will get a 2-night stay in a
3-bedroom suite at the Hilton Pensacola Beach PLUS a free full-day poolside
cabana rental with a $250 tab for food and drinks at Latitudes Pool Bar.

Click Here for more information or email jill@innisfreehotels.com

Gulf Coast Jam – Sept 2 – 4 – Panama City

Posted on: July 22nd, 2016 by brent

  Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam: Panama City Beach, Florida
Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam is a three-day country music festival in Panama City Beach, Florida over Labor Day weekend (September 2nd to September 4th, 2016).

Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam is located in one of Florida’s most beautiful beach locations. We have festivalgoers travel from all across the United States not only for the country music but for a beach vacation as well! Lodging packages will be available and will include accommodations as well as Preferred Lodging tickets (which are located in front of the General Admission section). Click HERE for a complete list of our lodging partners and to purchase your package.

Tickets to the country music festival are for all three days; single day tickets to the festival are not available. Visit our Tickets page for more information on pricing and where you can purchase. Prices will increase as the festival gets closer so purchasing tickets in advance will guarantee the best deal!

2016 FESTIVAL LINEUP

FRIDAY
SATURDAY
SUNDAY
Brad Paisley Jake Owen Eric Church
Brett Eldredge The Band Perry Lynyrd Skynyrd
Granger Smith Sara Evans Tyler Farr
A Thousand Horses Charles Esten Neal McCoy
Mark Chesnutt Darryl Worley Colt Ford
Dylan Scott Craig Campbell Kirstie Lovelady
GalFriday Band Chris Cavanaugh Them Dirty Roses

 

Jeff Dunham is bringing his Perfectly Unbalanced Tour to Cat Country

Posted on: July 11th, 2016 by Candy

WHAT :: Jeff Dunham Perfectly Unbalanced Tour

WHERE :: Pensacola Bay Center

WHEN :: Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

ONSALE :: Friday, July 15, at 10am

PRICES :: $49.50  additional fees may apply

TICKETS :: Pensacolabaycenter.com, Pensacola Bay Center Box Office, Ticketmaster.com, & 800-745-3000

 

 

WORLD RENOWNED COMEDIAN JEFF DUNHAM LAUNCHES SECOND LEG OF HIS HUGELY SUCCESSFUL “PERFECTLY UNBALANCED” INTERNATIONAL TOUR

 

2016) International comedy sensation Comic/Ventriloquist Jeff Dunham, has performed in front of sold out audiences worldwide showcasing the undeniable power of induced laughter.  Dunham along with his cast of hilarious characters are set to embark on the second leg of their hugely successful “Perfectly Unbalanced” Tour.  The show is packed with new surprises and old favorites. The second leg of the tour kicks off October 19th in Erie, PA with stops in 57 cities including; NYC, Charlotte, Knoxville, Atlanta, Houston, Chicago, Cleveland, Phoenix, Raleigh and includes several cities in Canada. Tickets go on sale July 15th in select cities at www.jeffdunham.com.

 

December of 2015 Dunham and his sidekicks set out on the first leg of their red hot “PerfectlyUnbalanced” tour, selling out hundreds of thousands of seats across North America. Fans came out in masses to find themselves intoxicated by the non-stop hilarity, proving his continued overwhelming popularity.

 

This fall Jeff and his hilariously devilish partners can been seen hosting the Food Networks “Halloween Baking Championships.” The countries top bakers will compete to create ghoulishly delicious confections.  Baking has never been so funny!

 

Dunham’s dedication to his craft and relentless innovation will be recognized as his one of a kind comedy empire has been nominated to the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Over the past 46 years Dunham and his world famous characters; Walter, Achmed, Bubba JPeanut and Jose Jalapeno have garnered numerous accolades; from being named Forbes’ Celebrity 100 list of Most Powerful Entertainers, as well as setting the Guinness World Records for the “Most Tickets Sold for a Stand-Up Comedy Tour,” to setting the record for viewership on Comedy Central. He has sold more than 7 million DVDs worldwide and has nearly a billion views on YouTube.