Seven days out is your guide to entertainment events, concerts, festivals and activities in Escambia and Santa Rosa County.
Monday Night Blues
7 p.m. Monday, July 12. 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.
Ghost & Graveyards Tour
5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, July 13, 15, 17. Go Retro, 610 N. Spring St. From fear to laughter and somewhere in between, Go Retro offers the ultimate Halloween experience for adults. This riding tour covers a wide area with stops in the Commercial Business District, Seville, Sanders Beach, North and West Hill. There is a stop at a cemetery and sometimes the driver can arrange for you to visit a haunted house. Designed for mature audiences; parental guidance is strongly advised. More info: 850-466-5220.
Bands on the Beach
7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 13. 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 the Reunion Band. Spectators are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Free. More info: 850-932-2257 or visitpensacolabeach.com.
Tuesday Night Jazz
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 13. 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.
Vive la France
5:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 14. Jackson’s Steakhouse, 400 S. Palafox St. For the 12th year, Jackson’s is presenting the wine and food tasting “Vive la France.” The event is held in celebration of Bastille Day, a French national holiday commemorating the storming of the Bastille prison in 1789. With Bastille Day serving as the inspiration for the tasting, Jean Pierre N’Dione has hand selected four stellar French wines to complement a selection of classic French dishes as prepared by Chef Irv Miller. $75. More info: 850-469-9898.
Jacksonian Dinner: Florida’s Territorial Bicentennial Celebration
5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 15. Jackson’s Steakhouse, 400 S. Palafox St. July 17 will mark the 200th anniversary of the historic event when Florida was surrendered by the Spanish, officially becoming a U.S. territory. With these events serving as inspiration, Jackson’s has hand selected four Spanish wines to complement a selection of dishes, prepared by Chef Irv Miller, that focus on Florida and Spanish heritage foods representing Pensacola. $75. More info: 850-469-9898.
Tunes by the Dunes Summer Concert Series
7 p.m. Thursday, July 15. Sand Crab Pavilion, Navarre Beach Park, 8649 Gulf Blvd., Navarre. Tunes by the Dunes is a free summer concert series hosted by the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce. Enjoy a relaxing evening at the Sand Crab Pavilion for live local music and food vendors. Spectators are encouraged to bring beach blankets and lawn chairs. This week features Rowdie Rocks. Free. More info: 850-939-3267 or navarrechamber.com/tunes-by-the-dunes.
Celebrity Chef Cookout
8 p.m. Thursday, July 15. Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. Celebrity Chef Cookouts features guest chefs creating their own menu in collaboration with Seville Quarter’s executive chef. More info: 850-434-6211 or sevillequarter.com.
West Florida Days Living History Weekend
10 a.m. Friday and Saturday, July 16 and 17. Historic Pensacola, 120 Church St. Join re-enactors dressed in period attire throughout the Historic Pensacola Village to learn about historic events such as the 1812 exchange of flags, the War of 1812 and First Seminole War. Battle re-enactments will occur on Friday and Saturday in Fountain Park at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. The Aux Arc will be open for tours at Seville Harbor Marina both Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More info: visitpensacola.com/200th/.
5 p.m. Friday, July 16. Downtown Pensacola. Gallery Night Pensacola is a nonprofit organization with a dedicated goal of inspiring culture, engagement, and the practice of arts of all types in an entertaining event for all ages and walks of life. These monthly events focus on specific themes, highlight featured artists, and recruit the best creators the area has to offer. The July event will be dedicated to Pensacola’s Heritage, celebrated in tandem with city of Pensacola and Escambia County’s Bicentennial events throughout the weekend. More info: gallerynightpensacola.org.
The Lubben Brothers in concert
7:30 p.m. Friday, July 16. The Gordon Community Art Center, 306 N. DeVilliers St. For the first time ever in Pensacola, these talented triplets (Michael, Tom, and Joshua) will perform at The Gordon. VIP tickets include a pre-performance gathering with the brothers at Five Sisters Blues Cafe. Appetizers and drinks are included. General admission, $18; VIP, $30. More info: 850-857-8961.
11 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday, July 16 and 17. DeLuna Lanes and Peter B’s Sport Grill, 590 E. Nine Mile Road. Cosmic Bowling is glow-in-the-dark bowling with a dance club atmosphere. The event features a light show, fog machine, and music. Before Cosmic starts on Saturday nights, attendees can enjoy karaoke in the sports grill. Admission: $12. More info: 850-478-9522.
Escambia County’s Bicentennial Celebration
Sunrise Saturday, July 17. Museum Plaza, downtown Pensacola. At sunrise, the Santa Rosa Creek Tribe will offer a blessing of this day in Florida’s history downtown in Museum Plaza. It is a reminder that attendees gather in respect for all people and to honor those who came before us. Later that morning, a formal program will take place in Museum Plaza (Historic Pensacola Village), exactly 200 years after the exchange of Spanish and American flags. The UWF Symphonic Band will play the “Star-Spangled Banner” and provide a medley of Spanish, British, French and American music. Hispanic musicians will drift through the village and, just as they did 200 years ago, performers of African descent will dance in the plazas. Spanish and English military re-enactors will mingle with the audience and Historic Pensacola Village will be open to the public at no charge. More info: visitpensacola.com/200th/.
10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 17 through 25. Pensacola Little Theatre, 400 S. Jefferson St. Join the Tortoise and the Hare at the finish line in this face-paced, action-packed retelling of four of Aesop’s best loved fables, “The Fox and the Crow,” “The Tortoise and the Hare,” “The Donkey in the Lion’s Skin,” and “The Fox and the Sour Grapes.” Adults, $13; children 12 younger, $7. More info: 850-432-2042.
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