Pelican Drop Schedule
CENTER STAGE (Palafox & Garden)
3:00pm — Family Friendly Entertainment
5:30pm — Characters on the Go
6:45pm — Modern Eldorados
The Modern Eldorados were formed in 1996 as a vehicle for singer/songwriter Gretsch Lyle’s original brand of classic country music. Raised in a family of musicians, Lyles was heavily influenced by his grandparent’s generation of country greats. Growing up in rural Baldwin County, Alabama he began singing and playing guitar by the age of six and wrote his first song at sixteen. From a very early age he felt the calling to follow in the footsteps of his heroes Marty Robbins, Hank Williams and Johnny Cash. In both sound and style, Gretsch Lyles is the embodiment of his musical influences.
8:30pm — Blend & DJ
Blend is the a cappelaa doo-wop group bringing back hits from the 50’s and 60’s with a twist of fun! They make it very clear in their frivolous act that they love what they do.
8:45pm — Dew Pendleton
Like the man himself, the music of Dew Pendleton cannot be easily defined or pigeonholed into any one genre. Born in Alabama and raised on the family farm, you might expect to find him as country as that all sounds, but it is only a small part of the puzzle that creates his unique sound, a sound that is crafted by the honesty of country, the soul of gospel, and the sheer fun of rock.
10:30pm – 1:15am — DJ Rob Nice
Having appeared as guest DJ on ABC’s Good Morning America 6 times, DJ Rob Nice has been a high demand, high energy DJ for over a decade. DJ Rob Nice has toured the country with artists such as Nelly and Lil’ Wayne, and at the age of 15 he hosted a daily show on Q93fm, New Orleans #1 Station. DJ Rob Nice hosted the annual NBA All Star game three times, including Dallas in 2010 in front of 108,000 people. DJ Rob Nice is also the voice of the NBA New Orleans Hornets, when he is home in New Orleans and not on the road.
Midnight — Pelican Drop & Fireworks
5:00pm — Not Quite Fab Beatles
“Not Quite Fab” is Dickie Williams (Gulf Breeze) as Paul McCartney, Glen Vignolo (Pensacola) as John Lennon, Jim DeStafney (Pensacola) as George Harrison, and Jeff Fitzpatrick (Niceville) as Ringo Starr. This is a “professional show” not a top 40 nightclub gig. Every age group from children to retirees loves the Beatles music and sings along and dances to nearly every song. Perfect entertainment for any event or age group. The real show is the full experience, sounds like- looks like- feels like the Beatles.
6:45pm — Influence Pensacola City Wide Blessing and Celebration
7:45pm — Pelican Raising Ceremony
8:15pm — Vince Vance and the Valiants
Vince Vance & the Valiants started Friday, September 18, 1971 . 2007 is their 36th anniversary year! Since then, they have performed nearly 6,000 shows in thirteen countries and 34 states, including two shows at the White House in 1994 & 1995. Vince Vance & the Valiants currently have record contracts on several albums with Waldoxy Records. Waldoxy is a subsidiary of Malaco Records, the number one independent record label in the world.
10:15pm – 1:15pm — Rewind Band
Fun, versatile, and professional! Rewind is a variety, party band based in Baton Rouge, LA. Traveling all over the South to perform for a wide variety events, from Weddings to Mardi Gras Balls to Christmas parties. Rewind is known for delivering a fun and energetic show that appeals to groups of ALL ages.