Seven Days Out is your guide to entertainment, concerts, festivals and things to do in Escambia and Santa Rosa County.
All That Remains – The Fall of Ideals 15th Anniversary
5:30 p.m., doors; 6:30 p.m., performance; 2.May. Vinyl Music Hall, 2 S. Palafox St. Singer Phil Labonte went through Marine Corps boot camp with intentions of becoming a mortar man before returning to heavy metal months later due to an ankle injury. He formed All That Remains after being replaced by Brian Fair in Shadow’s fall. The band was nominated for Best Breakthrough Artist at the 2009 Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards. $28. More information and ticket purchase: vinylmusichall.com.
Monday night blues
May 2, 7 p.m. 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. For more information: 850-434-6211 or sevillequarter.com.
Jazz concerts with Joe Occhipinti & Friends
1 p.m. on the first and fourth Tuesday through July 26. West Florida Public Library, 239 N. Spring St. The West Florida Public Library sponsors a series of jazz concerts hosted by Joe Occhipinti, one of the founding members of Jazz Pensacola. Occhipinti and friends will perform jazz standards as an educational offering to highlight the Jazz Room on the second floor of the library. Free. More information: www.jazzpensacola.com.
Bands on the Beach
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. May 3rd. Gulfside Pavilion at Casino Beach, Pensacola Beach. Pensacola Beach’s popular outdoor summer concert series features artists for every musical taste. Featuring a range of local artists, Bands on the Beach offers an eclectic musical experience throughout the summer. This week is all about the astronauts. Spectators are encouraged to bring beach chairs and blankets. Free. For more information: 850-932-2257 or visit pensacolabeach.com.
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Tuesday night jazz
7:30 p.m. May 3. Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. Enjoy jazz with Melodious Allen and The Funk Heads at Lili Marlene’s. For more information: 850-434-6211 or sevillequarter.com.
Jazz jam at Gary’s
6:30 p.m. May 4th. Gary’s Brewery & Beer Garden, 208 Newman Ave. Led by professional musicians, jazz jams are purely for fun, opportunities to play jazz with other musicians. May’s pros: Fred Domulot, drums; Donovan Murdorf, bass; John Link, Key; and Roger Vilalines, trumpet. $10 for Jazz Pensacola members and guests; $12 for non-members; free for students with ID and military in uniform. Become a member of the event and get free entry. Admission is free for participating musicians and singers. For more information: 850-433-8382.
Rising Appalachia & Holy River: Gathering Under the Stars
4 p.m. May 5th. Vince J. Whibbs Sr. Community Maritime Park, 301 W. Main St. Rising Appalachia brings to the stage a collection of sounds, stories and songs informed by tradition and devotion to world culture. From harmonium-shrouded melodies to harmonica pounding, Holy River engages in an embodied and innate celebration of inner and outer worlds. More info: www.risingappalachia.com.
May 5, 6:00 p.m. St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church, 3200 N. 12th Ave. Christopher’s Concerts, free live music shows featuring some of the area’s best local bands. Participants are welcome to bring their own drinks and food. This week features the Reunion Band. Free. For more information: 850-433-0074.
Hot Glass Cold Brew: Back on tap
May 6, 6 p.m. First City Art Center, 1060 N. Guillemard St. This is the first HGCB on-site at the First City Art Center since 2020. The organizers look forward to seeing returning friends and new faces join them in celebrating an unforgettable evening of art, community and support for local artists. Full Admission: $25 Members; $35 non-members. Learn more at www.firstcityart.org.
Bands on the Blackwater
May 6, 7 p.m. Jernigan’s Landing on the Blackwater River, downtown Milton. Bands on the Blackwater is a free outdoor concert series held on Friday evenings. The series features a variety of music from local favorites to national touring bands. Bluegrass, country, blues and rock and roll are performed. This week, Nobius is the focus. For more information: 850-564-1647 or facebook.com/BandsOnTheBlackwater.
7:30pm Friday and Saturday and 2:30pm Sunday 6-8 May. Saenger Theater, 118 S. Palafox St. The Pensacola Children’s Chorus presents Showtime, the best of stage and screen. The show begins with a moving tribute to the late Stephen Sondheim, an acclaimed musical theater composer who wrote songs like “Into the Woods” and contributed lyrics to “West Side Story.” Many viewers will also recognize many singable classics from Journey, Queen, Van Halen and Whitney Houston in a stirring medley of iconic ’80s music. The centerpiece of the performance will be PCC’s iconic and heartwarming tribute to the US Armed Forces. More info and ticket details: PensacolaSings.org.
8 p.m., doors; 9 p.m., performance; May 6th. Vinyl Music Hall, 2 S. Palafox St. A little bit of house, a little bit of blues, a little bit of funk, a little bit of rock and a whole lot of soul through the BoomBox. Since forming in 2004, founder, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist Zion Rock Godchaux has subtly seasoned this recipe and cooked it to perfection. At the same time, Alabama-based Muscle Shoals remain true to what has drawn countless fans in the first place. $15. More information and ticket purchase: vinylmusichall.com.
Beach Ecology Walk
8 a.m. May 7th. Pensacola Beach. Join Healthy Gulf on an ecological beach walk along the quicksands and waters of Santa Rosa Island. Participants will hike along both the Gulf and Sound sides of the island, exploring the changing plant communities and life along the coast. For more information: email@example.com or call 850-687-9968.
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Fourth Annual Paint Your Heart Out
May 7, 9 a.m. Bay Bluffs Park, 3400 Scenic Hwy. Paint Your Heart Out is part of Keep America Beautiful’s annual Great American Cleanup. This year their Youth Advisory Council is taking over this event to help restore Bay Bluffs Park. KPB volunteers will work to paint over the graffiti on the boardwalk and railings. Bay Bluffs Park is a hidden gem encompassing 42 acres of protected areas along the Scenic Highway. Learn more at KeepPensacolaBeautiful.org.
Beach Day by Rosamond Johnson
10 am May 7th. Johnson Beach. After enlisting in the US Army at age 15, Rosamond Johnson died two years later in combat on the Korean Peninsula. On July 26, 1950, while fighting the enemy, Private Johnson rescued two wounded soldiers. He was mortally wounded while trying to save a third wounded man. For the past decade, the Perdido Key Chamber of Commerce has invited the Johnson family, local and national dignitaries and the public to the beach to honor the memory of this local hero. The keynote speaker at this year’s ceremony is retired Pensacola Police Chief David Alexander. For more information: VisitPerdido.Com.
Fiesta treasure hunt for kids
May 7, 11 a.m. Museum Plaza, 120 Church St. The treasure hunt includes games for children and families, face painting, snow cones, an interactive museum scavenger hunt and visits to various community organizations. The hunt is free for children aged 3 to 10 years. Free. Learn more at www.fiestapensacola.org.
Luke Nelson & POTR
7 p.m., doors; 8 p.m., performance; May 7th. Vinyl Music Hall, 2 S. Palafox St. Luke Nelson & POTR, one of today’s finest and most sought-after rock ‘n’ roll ensembles, bring their powerful, upbeat live show to Vinyl Music Hall. The live shows promise well-known POTR hits alongside new favourites, with a recent review saying their set was nothing short of inspired. $25. More information and ticket purchase: vinylmusichall.com.
10:30 p.m. May 7th. Pensacola Little Theater, 400 S. Jefferson St. Improvable Cause is Pensacola’s premier professional improv comedy company. Everything is created in the moment with suggestions from the audience, so every show is different. $10. For more information: www.pensacolalittletheatre.com.
Beulah Food Truck Festival
Sunday, May 8, 11 a.m. Escambia County Equestrian Center, 7750 Mobile Highway. Treat your taste buds and come hungry at this year’s inaugural Beulah Food Truck Festival. The festival features food trucks, vendors, live entertainment and a bouncy castle for the kids. For more information: apexshowsandevents.com/beulah-food-truck-fest.
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