Seven days out is your guide to entertainment events, concerts, festivals and activities in Escambia and Santa Rosa County.
Monday Night Blues
7 pm Monday, June 27. 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.
Jazz Concerts with Joe Occhipinti & Friends
1 pm the first and fourth Tuesday through July 26. West Florida Public Library, 239 N. Spring St. The West Florida Public Library is sponsoring a series of jazz concerts hosted by Joe Occhipinti, one of Jazz Pensacola’s founding members. Occhipinti and his friends will perform jazz standards as an educational outreach to highlight the Jazz Room on the second floor of the library. Free. More info: jazzpensacola.com.
Bands on the Beach
7 to 9 pm Tuesday, June 28. 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 Mass Kunfuzion. Spectators are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Free. More info: 850-932-2257 or visitpensacolabeach.com.
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Tuesday Night Jazz
7:30 pm Tuesday, June 28. Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. Enjoy jazz with Melodious Allen and The Funk Heads in Lili Marlene’s. More info: 850-434-6211 or sevillequarter.com.
Heroes Among Us speaker series
6 pm Thursday, June 30. Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. The “Heroes Among Us” series, founded in 2013, features individuals from all branches of the military service. The goal is to let these heroes share their experiences with others, both civilians and military veterans as well as active-duty members. The events are organized and sponsored by the Marine Corps League, JR Spears Detachment 066. The guest of honor this month is Lt. Col. Larry Perino, US Army. Admission is free, though donations are accepted. More info: 850-434-6211 or sevillequarter.com.
Life’s A Dance
6:30 pm Thursday, June 30. Saenger Theatre, 118 S. Palafox St. Life’s A Dance 2022 will showcase a star-studded evening of dance featuring world professional championship dancers Shannon and Shane Jensen, Instagram and TikTok social media superstars Miranda and James Derrick, and cast members from ABC’s hit television series Dancing with the Stars including Daniella Karagach, Pasha Pashkov, and Tristan Mac Manus. Performing a variety of dances from the samba to salsa, local celebrity couples will dazzle onlookers in a competition of both fundraising and dance skills. The program will benefit Junior Achievement of Northwest Florida. Tickets start at $38. More info: 850-595-3880 or pensacolasaenger.com.
Tunes by the Dunes Concert Series
7 pm Thursday, June 30. Navarre Beach Marine Park, 8705 Gulf Blvd., Navarre. Tunes by the Dunes is a free spring concert series held on Thursday evenings. Enjoy a relaxing evening for live local music and food vendors. Spectators are encouraged to bring their own beach blankets and lawn chairs. Hosted by the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce. This week features The Bay Bridge Band. Free. More info: 850-939-3267 or navarrechamber.com/tunes-by-the-dunes.
The Molly Ringwalds in concert
7 pm, doors; 8:30 pm, show; Friday, July 1. Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. The Molly Ringwalds are The World’s Greatest ’80s Experience. Hailing from Sheffield, England, this legendary quintet has been able to combine their individual and very formidable talents to create the true essence of the most radical decade to ever be called “The ’80s.” $25 in advance; $30 day of at the door. For ages 21 and older. More info: 850-434-6211 or sevillequarter.com.
7:30 pm, doors; 8 pm, show; Friday, July 1. Vinyl Music Hall, 2 S. Palafox St. YIKES! Comedy presents Hilliary Begley, as seen on Netflix and Amazon Prime. From tales of her religious upbringing to those of adulthood, Begley will share her life story one laugh at a time. The show also features top Pensacola comedians Tony Burkett, Kirby Hullett, Olivia Searcy, and Delisia Nicholas. Hosted by Andrew Ferrara. Tickets start at $15. For ages 18 and older. More info and ticket purchase: vinylmusichall.com.
Ronald McDonald Firecracker 5K
7 am Saturday, July 2. Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. The 2022 Firecracker 5K will take place in historic downtown Pensacola and benefits Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Florida. The race starts and ends at Seville Quarter and invites both runners and walkers to join the fun. Celebrate the Fourth of July themed race by wearing red, white and blue. Following the 5K is the free Kids Fun Run. Online registration: $35 (June 1 and 30); $40 (July 1 and 2). Packet pickup registration: $40 (July 1). Race day registration: $40 (6 to 6:45 am). More info: rmhc-nwfl.org/events/firecracker-5k.
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Second annual Flora-Bama Freedom Run
8 am Saturday, July 2. Flora-Bama Lounge & Package, 17401 Perdido Key Drive. Flora-Bama’s patriotic run will feature two courses: the Four Mile Run/Walk course or the One-Mile Fun Run/Walk. From ribbons and bows to flags, socks and T-shirts, participants are encouraged to break out their best red, white and blue attire to help make this run represent America. More info: 850-492-0611 or florabama.com.
7 pm, doors; 8 pm, show; Saturday, July 2. Vinyl Music Hall, 2 S. Palafox St. If bands like Foo Fighters, Weezer, and Pearl Jam are considered the last generation of guitar-based rock, then Noiseheads are the next generation’s exception. The band has built a devoted and passionate underground following among fans of old-school garage rock. In the process, they also attracted a lot of attention from many prominent figures in the music industry, sharing line-ups with the likes of Collective Soul, Fuel, K.Flay and The Psychedelic Furs. $15. For all ages. More info and ticket purchase: vinylmusichall.com.
7:30 pm Saturday, July 2. Saenger Theatre, 118 S. Palafox St. Desi Terrell Banks Jr. is an actor, comedian, and digital genius on the path to becoming one of his generation’s top rising stars. His quick rise to fame has solidified him as one of the most influential influencers of his time. Banks’ innate ability to relate to audiences has contributed to his fan base, exceeding over four million followers on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter combined. Tickets start at $42.50. More info: 850-595-3880 or pensacolasaenger.com.
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