The Fall Food Truck Fest is here; The Beach Boys bring good vibes


Seven days out is your guide to entertainment events, concerts, festivals and activities in Escambia and Santa Rosa County.


Monday night blues

Monday, October 11 at 7 p.m. Seville District, 130 E. Government St. The Seville District and the Blues Society of Northwest Florida are bringing the blues back to the Seville district entertainment district. The event features live blues music and specialty “BBQ and Bud” food and drinks. More info: 850-434-6211 or


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Groups on the beach

7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, October 12. Gulfside Pavilion at Casino Beach, Pensacola Beach. Pensacola Beach’s popular outdoor summer concert series with performers for all musical tastes. Featuring a lineup of regional artists, Bands on the Beach offers an eclectic musical experience throughout the summer. This week introduces Dr. Breeze. Spectators are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. To free. More information: 850-932-2257 or


The Beach Boys will bring their iconic sound to the Saenger Theater on Wednesday.

Beach boys

7:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 13. Saenger Theater, 118 S. Palafox Street. As the Beach Boys mark more than half a century of musical creation, the group continues to ride the crest of a wave unprecedented in the history of American music. The Beach Boys have become synonymous with the California lifestyle and have become an American icon for fans around the world. The Beach Boys are led by Mike Love, who along with longtime member Bruce Johnston, Music Director Scott Totten, Brian Eichenberger, Christian Love, Tim Bonhomme, John Cowsill, Keith Hubacher and Randy Leago carry on the iconic band’s legacy. . Tickets start at $ 69. More info: 850-595-3880 or


Jazz at Jackson’s “Mostly Gershwin”

5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Thursday, October 14. Jackson’s Steakhouse, 400 S. Palafox St. Returning by popular demand, the night’s star performers are singer Ellen Vinson accompanied by acclaimed pianist Bobby van Deusen. Together they will present a program featuring songs from the American Songbook by George and Ira Gershwin. In addition to the full dinner menu, Chef Miller prepared a special starter: a 14-ounce harissa-rubbed rib eye with romesco verde and smoked garlic confit. More information: 850-469-9898.

Symphony orchestra concert

7:30 p.m. Thursday, October 14. UWF Center for Fine and Performing Arts, 11000 University Parkway. The Symphonic Band’s first concert of the season is called “British Invasion”. Under the direction of Dr Brittan Braddock, this program will include works by JS Bach, Malcolm Arnold, Jun Nagao and Imogen Holst. Presented by the University of West Florida and the Dr. Grier Williams School of Music. More info:

Thievery Corporation is coming to Vinyl Music Hall Thursday.


7:30 p.m., doors; 8:30 p.m., show; Thursday October 14. Vinyl Music Hall, 2 S. Palafox St. After a dozen highly acclaimed full albums, remix LPs, concert recordings and over two decades of incendiary live performances that have thrilled audiences around the world, electronic duo Thievery The music and the Corporation‘s message are more relevant and important than ever. $ 50. For all ages. There is an additional $ 5 for those under 21. More information and ticket purchase:


Gallery Evening

5 p.m. Friday, October 15. Pensacola town center. Gallery Night Pensacola is a non-profit organization whose goal is to inspire the culture, engagement and practice of the arts of all types in a fun event for all ages and backgrounds. These monthly events focus on specific themes, showcase star artists and recruit the best designers from the region. More information:

Groups on the Blackwater

7 p.m. Friday, October 15. Jernigan’s Landing on the Blackwater River in downtown Milton. Bands on the Blackwater is a free outdoor concert series that takes place on Friday evenings. Take a boat or bring a lawn chair and relax listening to great music. This week presents Honey Daze. More information: 850-564-1647 or

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Take stock

7:30 p.m. Friday to Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday October 15 to 24. Pensacola Little Theater, 400 S. Jefferson St. Taking Stock follows O’Gara siblings – Gwen, Michael, Kat and Bobby – as they meet the day after their mother’s funeral to discuss what to do with the family home. As they sift through boxes full of childhood memories, they discover more than they thought. Can they solve their problems and get out of them as a family? General admission: $ 14. Limited places at the coffee table: $ 20. More info:


Pink Pirate’s Save Second Base Annual 5K Race

8 a.m. on Saturday, October 16. Boat launch parking lot, 8578 boul. from the Gulf, Navarre beach. Pink Pirates is a 501C nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness and raising funds to aid in the early detection of breast cancer. More info:

Melanie Trostle, right, at the Origami Owl custom jewelry booth hands out candy to scrumptious Samantha Stenberg as part of a previous Boo at the zoo.

Boo at the Zoo – Trick or Treat Trail

10 am Oct 16-31. Boo at the Zoo offers six days of fearless daytime fun for kids and their families. Join the safe neighborhood of the Halloween entertainment zoo with fun for the kids around every corner. Features a treat trail with toys, treats, treasures, bouncy houses, face paint, Animal Ambassador Headquarters, and the entire zoo. More info: or 850-932-2229.

Whispering Pines Haunted Hayride & Zombie Shoot

7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, October 16 to 30. Whispering Pines Christmas Tree Farm, 1603 Penton Road, Milton. Step outside for “spooky” entertainment featuring a variety of Halloween activities, including a haunted hay ride, zombie bus paintball session, bonfire, live music, and concessions. More information:

Pensacola Symphony Orchestra presents: Opening night

7:30 p.m. Saturday October 16. Saenger Theater, 118 S. Palafox St. The Pensacola Symphony Orchestra returns to full capacity on Saturday with Brahms’ magnificent Fourth Symphony, the composer’s monumental work with long lyrical lines and a grandeur without sentimentality. The program also includes Berlioz’s “Hungarian March” and Liszt’s First Piano Concerto, with the return of Roberto Plano. Tickets start at $ 20. More info: 850-595-3880 or


Fall Food Truck Festival

11 a.m. on Sunday, October 17. Vince J. Whibbs Sr. Community Maritime Park, 301 W. Main St. Tempt your taste buds and come hungry at this year’s Fall Food Truck Fest. The festival will feature a number of the city’s best food trucks. The family event will also include vendors displaying and selling gifts, crafts, jewelry, personal care products and more. Enjoy food trucks, vendors, shows and a bounce house for the kids. A portion of the proceeds goes to Feeding the Gulf Coast. Admission: $ 2; free for children 12 and under. More info:

Pensacola Beach Quietwater Artwalk

11 a.m. on Sunday, October 17. Pensacola Beach Boardwalk, 400 Quietwater Beach Road. Enjoy a variety of local artists, art vendors, musicians, restaurants and bars. More information:

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