Seven days out is your guide to entertainment events, concerts, festivals and activities in Escambia and Santa Rosa County.
Seville Quarter’s Oktoberfest Celebration
5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, through Tuesday, Oct. 5. Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. A German-style Oktoberfest will be held at Seville Quarter’s End O’the Alley Courtyard for the full Oktoberfest Celebration, featuring Destin Brewery M’Oktoberfest, a Marzen-style ale with a local twist of adding Florida citrus for $6. Oktoberfest is an important part of Bavarian culture, having been held since 1810. Cities across the world love celebrating the German festivities by dancing, drinking giant steins of beer, yodeling, chicken dancing, wearing lederhosen and eating bratwurst. More info: 850-434-6211 or sevillequarter.com.
Ghost & Graveyards Tour
5:30 p.m. Tuesday and Saturday, Sept. 28 and Oct. 2. 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, Sept. 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 the True Blue 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, Sept. 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.
6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30. St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church, 3200 N. 12th Ave. Christopher’s Concerts are free live music showcases featuring some of the best bands in the area. Attendees are welcome to bring their own beverages and food, but food also will be available from a food truck and St. Christopher’s concession. Alcoholic beverages are not available for sale on site. This week features Cross Town. Free. More info: 850-433-0074.
Heroes Among Us speaker series
6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 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, J.R. Spears Detachment 066. More info: 850-434-6211 or sevillequarter.com.
Hank Locklin: Country Music’s Timeless Tenor
7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30. Jean & Paul Amos Performance Studio, 1000 College Blvd. WSRE’s award-winning production documents the story of Hank Locklin, who is best known for “Please Help Me, I’m Falling” and the self-penned “Send Me the Pillow You Dream On.” The country crooner from Santa Rosa County recorded 65 albums with 15 million sold and had two Grammy nominations, six No. 1 hits and 70 chart singles. An audience Q&A with Hank Adam Locklin and the film’s producers will take place after the film. Free. More info: 850-484-1211.
Little River Band
7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30. Saenger Theatre, 118 S. Palafox St. The Little River Band is bringing its vocal and musical energy along with arrangements to their classic hits including “Cool Change,” “Take It Easy On Me,” “Reminiscing,” “Help is on its Way,” “Lonesome Loser,” “Lady” and “Happy Anniversary.” Band members enjoy watching their fans fall in love with the songs all over again as they are swept up by the show’s powerful performance and the volume of hits from Little River Band’s history. Tickets start at $45. More info: 850-595-3880 or pensacolasaenger.com.
Taste of Gulf Breeze
6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1. Gulf Breeze Community Center, 800 Shoreline Drive. Taste of Gulf Breeze, a culinary festival celebrating local restaurants, bars, and businesses, returns to the city. Participants will be able to sample from dozens of vendors and food trucks, receive a chance to win raffle prizes, and vote on their favorite dish of the evening. For guests wanting to beat the crowd, choose the VIP experience and get access to vendors an hour before general entry begins. Tickets start at $15. For ages 21 and older. More info: gulfbreezechamber.com/taste-of-gulf-breeze.
Bands on the Blackwater Fall Concert Series
7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1. Jernigan’s Landing on Blackwater River, downtown Milton. Bands on the Blackwater is a free outdoor concert series held Friday nights. Pull up a boat or bring a lawn chair and relax while listening to great music. This week features Jessie Ritter. More info: 850-983-5400 or facebook.com/BandsOnTheBlackwater.
Tool tribute band Schism
7 p.m., doors; 8 p.m., show; Friday, Oct. 1. Vinyl Music Hall, 2 S. Palafox St. The world’s first and longest national touring tribute to Tool and the only Tool tribute endorsed on Tool’s websites. This year marks 20 years they have celebrated the music of Tool. $20. More info and ticket purchase: vinylmusichall.com.
Holland Farms Pumpkin Patch & Maze
8 a.m. daily, Saturday, Sept. 25, through Saturday, Nov. 6. Enjoy a farm hayride around the farm and to the pumpkin patch to pick a pumpkin. New activities for this year include a .75-mile train ride around the farm and an 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 8-acre corn maze with kiddie maze. More info: HollandFarmsOnline.com.
Fifth annual Danetoberfest
11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 2. Seville Square, downtown Pensacola. Northwest Florida Great Dane Rescue’s gentle giants are back to take over Seville Square during this celebration and fundraising event. This year’s Danetoberfest theme is “Size Matters.” About two dozen adoptable Great Danes will be on site to greet festivalgoers — and happily receive treats and affection in return. The event features a variety of vendors selling arts & crafts, four food vendors on site and ticket raffles. More info: [email protected]
Fifth annual Blackwater Classic Marching Band Festival
3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2. Milton High School Haywood Hanna Panther Stadium, 5445 Stewart St., Milton. The Milton High School Band hosts 18 high school marching bands from Northwest Florida and South Alabama as they perform their halftime shows for a panel of qualified adjudicators. Enjoy a full day of entertainment with more than 1,800 students performing. Tickets: $7. Seniors age 65 and older and active military personnel: $5. Free for ages 5 and younger. More info: 850-983-5611 or miltonhighschoolband.com.
Pensacola Civic Band
7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2. Saenger Theatre, 118 S. Palafox St. The Pensacola Civic Band presents Passing the Baton, a concert of celebration and introduction featuring the Pensacola Children’s Chorus Ambassador Choir. Tickets start at $13. More info: 850-595-3880 or pensacolasaenger.com.
Pensacola Beach Quietwater Artwalk
11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 3. Pensacola Beach Boardwalk, 400 Quietwater Beach Road. Enjoy a variety of local artists, art vendors, musicians, restaurants and bars. More info: facebook.com/PensacolaBeachArtWalk.
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