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September 24, 2023
Seven days out is your guide to entertainment events, concerts, festivals and activities in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties.
Monday Night Blues
7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25. Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. Seville Quarter and the Blues Society of Northwest Florida are bringing the “blues” back to the Seville Quarter Entertainment District. The event features live blues music and “BBQ and Bud” food and drink specials. More info: 850-434-6211 or sevillequarter.com.
Adventures Unlimited Fall Foliage Zipline Tours
Tuesday, Sept. 1 through Thursday, Nov. 30. Adventures Unlimited Outdoor Center, 8974 Tomahawk Landing Road, Milton. The Beaches to Woodlands Tour is here and it brings a great time to enjoy the natural attractions at Adventures Unlimited located just north of in the Blackwater River State Forest. Enjoy the changing colors and excitement while doing one of the Canopy Zipline Tours. Overnight accommodations at the resort’s campsites or cabins are available along with canoeing and kayaking down the Coldwater Creek. Inquire about team building activities and group outings also. Details: adventuresunlimited.com.
2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26. Pensacola State College Ashmore Auditorium, Ashmore Fine Arts Center, 1000 College Blvd. The Brooklyn-based, New-Orleans-inspired Brass Queens band is anything but ordinary. Spend your Tuesday night with this nine-piece brass combo that features an all-female horn section. $11 for adults; $9 for non-PSC students; $7 for PSC employees; free for PSC students. More info: pensacolastate.edu.
Bands on the Beach
7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26. Gulfside Pavilion at Casino Beach, Pensacola Beach. Pensacola Beach’s popular outdoor summer concert series with performers for every musical taste. Featuring a lineup of regional artists, Bands on the Beach delivers an eclectic musical experience throughout the entire summer. This week features Vinyl Revival. Spectators are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Free. More info: 850-932-2257 or visitpensacolabeach.com.
7 p.m., doors; 8 p.m., show; Tuesday, Sept. 26. Vinyl Music Hall, 2 S. Palafox St. A brother leaves this world too soon. A trip down U.S. Highway 61 ends in a deluge of biblical proportions. A retreat to the Big Easy results in its own flood of inspiration. A new chapter begins. These moments and many more fade in and out of focus on Railroad Earth’s seventh full-length album, “All For The Song.” The celebrated New Jersey quintet chronicles the twists and turns of this journey through eloquent songcraft, bluegrass soul, and rock ‘n’ roll spirit. $27.50. For all ages. More info and ticket purchase: vinylmusichall.com.
2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27. Pensacola State College Ashmore Auditorium, Ashmore Fine Arts Center, 1000 College Blvd. Come and listen to the applied lessons of Pensacola State College Performing Arts students, which consists of both modern and vintage tunes. Free. More info: pensacolastate.edu.
Cinemas in the Sand
Sunset Friday, Sept. 29. Gulfside Pavilion, 20 Casino Beach Blvd., Pensacola Beach. Pack up your beach chairs and a blanket, and dig your toes in the sugar-white sand while watching classic family movies on Pensacola Beach. The Santa Rosa Island Authority invites families and kids, young and old, to its newest event – Cinemas in the Sand movie nights on Pensacola Beach. This week features Night at the Museum. Free. More info: visitpensacolabeach.com.
Pensacola Seafood Festival
11 a.m. Friday, 10 a.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 29 through Oct. 1. Historic Seville Square, 311 E. Government St. Savor delicious seafood, enjoy various musical acts and immerse yourself in historic downtown Pensacola during the annual Pensacola Seafood Festival, produced by Fiesta Pensacola. This festival is one of the largest arts and crafts fairs in northwest Florida with more than 150 artisans and craftsmen who travel from around the country to participate. The festival features a variety of food and cart vendors that offer a multitude of seafood dishes including fried, grilled and blackened, burgers, chicken, fried fair food options, ice cream, and shaved ice. More info: fiestapensacola.org.
Stamped Film Festival
5:30 p.m. Friday, noon Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29 through Oct. 1. Pensacola Little Theatre, 400 S. Jefferson St. The Stamped Film Festival highlights the artistic contributions both nationally and internationally of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender films and filmmakers. The unique ability of film to transcend stereotypes and relate to the viewer opens the door to a dialogue about the LGBTQ experience, building a stronger and more open Pensacola. More info: stampedfilmfest.com.
Bands on the Blackwater Fall Concert Series
7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29. Jernigan’s Landing, 5154 Willing St., Milton. Come by boat or bring a lawn chair and join friends and neighbors for the best live music on the Gulf Coast at the award winning, family-friendly Bands on the Blackwater concerts. The series offers a variety of music from local favorites to national touring bands. This week features The Six Piece Suits. Free. More info: 850-983-5400 or facebook.com/BandsOnTheBlackwater.
The Marvelous Wonderettes
7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22 through Oct. 1. Center for Fine and Performing Arts, University of West Florida, 11000 University Parkway. Follow Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy and Suzy at their senior prom for Springfield High School in 1958 as the four best friends look to their future and how all their hopes and dreams will come true. We next meet them as they perform for their 10-year reunion. As always, life never really turns out exactly the way that we imagined it but true friends are eternal. $20 per person for adults, $16 for senior citizens and active military; $14 for non-UWF students and UWF faculty and staff; $7 for high school students. Free for UWF students with their Nautilus cards. More info: uwf.edu/cfpa.
8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 30. Bayou Texar, just off Bayview Park, near downtown Pensacola, 2000 E. Lloyd St. Up to 30 teams, supported by thousands of spectators, will be competing for bragging rights at the ninth annual Pensacola Dragon Boat Festival. Enjoy a full day of team-building fun, on and off the water. Presented by Northeast Pensacola Sertoma Club Inc. More info: pensacoladragonboatfestival.com.
Holland Farms Pumpkin Patch & Maze
8 a.m. Sunday to Saturday, Sept. 23 through Nov. 4. Holland Farms, 2055 Homer Holland Road, Milton. Enjoy a farm hayride that will take you around the farm and to the pumpkin patch to pick a pumpkin of your choice. New activities for this year include a 3/4-mile train ride around the farm and a new innertube hill slide. Other activities include corn box, horse and regular swings, spider web, pirate ship, zip lines, pedal tractor cart racing, hill slides, rat racers, sand box and an eight-acre corn maze with kiddie maze. Every visitor receives a free cup of homegrown boiled peanuts. More info: HollandFarmsOnline.com.
Challenge 22 Event Walk and Ride
9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 30. Navarre Park, 8513 Navarre Parkway. The Challenge 22 Event is sponsored by the American Legion Riders Chapter 382 to help bring awareness to the effects of post-traumatic stress and the 22 veteran suicides a day. This community event will help raise money towards Project: VetRelief and feature an opening military ceremony, followed by a 2.2 mile walk and 22-mile motorcycle ride. There will be guest speakers, vendors, food and live music throughout the day. More info: 850-420-4721.
Bike Pensacola’s Slow Ride
10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 30. Malaga Square, 1000 E. Blount St. The ride will be about an hour and 10 minutes long, at a casual pace. Nobody will be “dropped” or left behind. Children must be at least 10 years of age to ride their own bicycle, and ages 10 to 16 must be accompanied by an adult. No pets are allowed on the rides. Cyclists younger than 16 must wear a helmet by law; ages 16 and older helmets are recommended but are not required by law. More info: 850-687-9968 or email@example.com.
Oktoberfest at St. Rose of Lima
10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 30. St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, 6451 Park Ave., Milton. Celebrate Oktoberfest in delicious German fashion with traditional food beverages and live musical performances. Enjoy the wonderful schnitzel bratwurst spaetzle, other tasty sides pretzels and desserts. Sample the German bier selection along with root bier for the kinders. Dirndls and lederhosen are encouraged. More info: getrelaxing.com.
Fall Pensacola Bay Music Fest
11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 30. Community Maritime Park, 301 W. Main St. The Fall Pensacola Bay Music Fest featuring live performances from Creed tribute act Signs of Sacrifice from noon to 2 p.m., No Doubt and Gwen Stefani tribute act Subliminal Doubt from 3-5 p.m., Pearl Jam tribute act Jeremy’s Ten from 6-8 p.m. and Godsmack tribute act Wicket Serenity from 9-11 p.m. Food trucks and adult beverages will be for sale on site. Coolers are allowed. Tickets: $25. VIP Tables for six: $350. More info: apexshowsandevents.com.
Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration
7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30. Solomon’s Porch, 7201 N. Ninth Ave. Experience a performance featuring the Grammy awarded Hector Molina (cuatro), Nicolas Real (flute), Hernan Matute (upright bass), and the unique voice of mezzosoprano, Zuly Mitchell, all creating a beautiful and authentic representation of traditional music from Venezuela and Latin America. More info: zulymitchell.com/hhc2023.
7 p.m., doors; 8 p.m., show; Saturday, Sept. 30. Vinyl Music Hall, 2 S. Palafox St. Enjoy the hottest burlesque show in town featuring burlesque, variety and drag acts from all over the nation. Tickets start at $25. For ages 18 and older. More info and ticket purchase: vinylmusichall.com.
White Tie Rock Ensemble: Monsters Of Rock
7 p.m., doors; 8 p.m., show; Saturday, Sept. 30. Pensacola Bay Center, 201 E. Gregory St. Celebrate the bad boys of rock and roll in a tribute to the hard rock of the late 70s to the late 80s where the hair was high and the adrenaline was pumping. Starting with the original hard rockers, KISS, this show features AC/DC, Ozzy Osbourne, Billy Idol, Def Leppard, Van Halen, Motley Crue, Whitesnake, Bon Jovi and Guns n’ Roses in a chronological tribute to how these monsters of rock changed the musical landscape of their day. Tickets start at $20. More info: 850-432-0800.
Black Jacket Symphony presents Saturday Night Fever
8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30. Saenger Theatre, 118 S. Palafox St. Remember putting on an album and listening from start to finish? Relive that moment with a live concert experience unlike any other as The Black Jacket Symphony recreates The Bee Gees iconic album Saturday Night Fever live in its entirety — note for note, sound for sound — plus a full set of The Bee Gees greatest hits. Over the past 10 years, the symphony has performed over 40 classic rock albums, bringing an incredible night of entertainment to over a million music lovers across the U.S. Tickets start at $31. More info: 850-595-3880 or pensacolasaenger.com.
Sweet Season Farms Corn Maze
9 a.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 1 through Nov. 6. Sweet Season Farms, 2260 Horn Road, Milton. Visitors can spend time this fall season navigating their way through a unique corn maze with plenty of room to spread out on the farm. U-pick sunflowers will be blooming in October along with the pumpkin patch. Experience more than 25 fun farm-themed activities including a cow train, beeline zipline, corn popper jumping pillow, barnyard ball, and playground. More info: sweetseasonfarms.com.
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