3rd annual Pensacola Craft Beer Festival | Nov. 15

I’ll be at the Pensacola Craft Beer Festival this weekend. Here is the press release that went out about the festival.

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The 3rd annual Pensacola Craft Beer Festival is returning to the  Community Maritime Park on Saturday, November 15. Attendees will be able to sample craft beers from nearly 200 craft breweries while enjoying the view of Pensacola Bay. This is an opportunity to sample all styles of beer and determine your preferences. Beers from microbreweries and specialty-bottled beers will be available for tasting. Live entertainment will pour over the festival grounds from the amphitheater. Food vendors will be strategically placed for pairings with crafts beers. More than 75 arts and crafts vendors will be scattered through the festival grounds.

Festival Hours
Saturday, November 15       2 – 6 p.m.

Admission
General Admission (advance) $30
Day of Festival $35
VIP Saturday (advance ticket sales only) $70
Whiskey Corner $10

Whiskey Corner
The Whiskey Corner is a new addition, sponsored by Old Hickory Whiskey Bar. Access to this area is an extra $10 and Old Hickory Whiskey Bar will be providing whiskey samples and education from different whiskey suppliers.

VIP area
The VIP area, sponsored by Pensacola Bay Brewery, will feature special brews from brew master, Mark Robertson, paired with culinary creations from local specialty chefs. VIP ticket holders will be able to enter the festival at 1 p.m.

Entertainment Schedule
1 – 2:15 p.m. Chain Smoking Hags
2:30 – 3:45 p.m. Scream Out Loud
4 – 5 p.m. Jess Meuse
5:15 – 6 p.m. Tyler Mac Band

Live bands will perform from the amphitheater throughout the festival. Local bands include Chain Smoking Hags, Scream Out Loud and the Tyler Mac Band. Special musical guest, Jess Meuse, who performed on Season 13 of American Idol and finished in fourth place, will be the highlight of the festival. During her elimination, Jess performed her original song Blue-Eyed Lie.Guests are welcome to being chairs and blankets.

Panhandle Mopars’ “3rd annual Past Meets Present” Mopar Car Show, sponsored by Hill-Kelly Dodge, will be located at the entrance to the festival. The car show will feature Mopar and AMC vehicles that are Mopar and/or AMC-powered along with trophies, door prizes and raffles provided by our generous sponsors. This is the only and fastest growing all Mopar show in the Florida panhandle.

The Pensacola Craft Beer Festival has teamed up with two local non-profit organizations, Kasie Helpz Kids and the Epilepsy Foundation of Florida. These non-profits will be providing volunteers, selling bottled water and helping attendees put together pretzel necklaces for a donation.

Kaboom Sports and Social Club will be providing a double elimination cornhole tournament at the festival. Teams of two will compete in the Masters or Rookies divisions for prizes. Registration includes two tickets to the festival. Tournament costs $60 team (online by November 14) or $70 team (day of). Register at www.kaboomssc.com.

The new Pensacola Pedal Trolley will be giving exclusive tours on the day of the festival from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to the first 90 people who purchase tickets with the promo code: PEDALPUB.

All patrons must be over 21 to enter. Be sure to bring your ID. A designated driver ticket will be sold the day of the festival for $10. For additional information about the Pensacola Craft Beer Festival visit, pcbeerfest.com, or follow us on social media at www.facebook.com/pcbeerfest or www.twitter.com/pcbeerfest.

** Disclosure: My company, Sparkplug Social, is handling a portion of marketing and logistics for the Pensacola Craft Beer Festival.

Beautiful Bracelets | ALK Designs

I love these bracelets! Seriously, I wear at least one of mine everyday. A friend of mine had a bracelet party at her house. I know, I know! I’m not normally one that likes attending these types of parties, but I saw a brief preview of these charming bracelets, so I decided to go and be supportive. I love you Suzie!! The moment I walked in the door, all my anxiety went away because all I saw was pretty beads – everywhere! It was almost a bit overwhelming, but then I made my way to a table where bracelets were already made and displayed beautifully.

Bracelets were organized on glass bottles specifically in college colors and then on these wooden racks to showcase individual bracelets. The designer, Angie Kercher of ALK Designs, makes these right here in Pensacola. Angie designs these awesome bracelets to fit your wrist and whatever beads you would like. She has personalized pieces, she’ll match colors for you and make great suggestions. Recently she made bracelets for a bridal party as a gift from the bride.

She helped me pick out my Florida Gator colored beads, my shot gun shells to make sure they were all Remington, and I even picked out some Christmas and birthday presents while I was there. Visit Angie’s Facebook page, ALK Designs and start looking for your new bracelets! You won’t be disappointed.

Go Gators!(1)

 

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Dead Pirate 5K Run | Navarre Beach

Bring out your Halloween costumes and get ready for the inaugural Dead Pirate 5K Run. The Navarre Krewe of Karibbean will host the Dead Pirate 5K Run on Navarre Beach on Saturday, October 25 at 6 p.m.

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Join walkers and runners along the 3.1 mile course on Navarre Beach, illuminated by glow sticks, beginning and ending at Juana’s Pagodas and Sailors’ Grill.

Registration for the Dead Pirate 5K Run is $25. T-shirts and glow sticks will be available for the first 150 participants. Glow, black light and illuminating accessories and costumes are highly encouraged. Prizes for the best costume will be awarded after the race.

The run will start at the corner of the Juana’s Pagodas parking lot and turn onto Gulf Boulevard to Indiana, turn onto White Sands Boulevard down to Arkansas Street back onto Gulf Boulevard to end back at the parking lot at the boat launch.

The fun will keep going after the race at Juana’s Pagodas and Sailors’ Grill for the official after party.

A portion of proceeds from the race will go toward Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of the Emerald Coast. Sign up at www.kreweofkaribbean.org or www.active.com.

For more information, contact Tina Hernandez, President of Krewe of Karibbean, at Tinahernandez45@gmail.com or (850) 218-8487. Visit the Krewe of Karibbean Facebook page or join the Facebook event here.

Krewe of Karibbean, based in Navarre, was first established in 2007 as a social organization with the sole purpose of bringing family and friends together to celebrate the merriment of fellowship year-round and support various charities.

REGISTER TODAY

Gulf Coast Entertainment | Oct. 17 – Oct. 25

Looking for some entertainment? These next two weeks are FILLED with country music along the Gulf Coast. You will have to make some choices on who you’d like to see. A MUST SEE and DO NOT MISS on this list will be the Eli Young Band on Saturday, October 25 at the Pensacola Interstate Fair.

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Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival – Niceville, Florida | October 17 – 19

Friday, October 17
9 p.m. | Blackjack Billy
10:30 p.m. | Dustin Lynch

Saturday, October 18
8:45 p.m. | Blackjack Billy
9:45 p.m. | Crystal Yates
10:30 p.m. | Martina McBride

Sunday, October 19
6 p.m. | Neal McCoy

Pensacola Interstate Fair – Pensacola, Fla. | Friday, Oct. 17 – Saturday, Oct. 25

Friday, October 17
7:30 p.m. | Eddie Money
Hits include: “Take Me Home Tonight,” “Shakin’,” “Two Tickets To Paradise,” “Walk On Water” & “I Wanna Go Back”

Saturday, October 18
7 p.m. | David Nail
Hits include: “Whatever She’s Got,” “Let It Rain,” “My Place,” “Kiss You Tonight” & “Red Light”

Friday, October 24
7:30 p.m. | Craig Morgan
Hits include: “Redneck Yacht Club,” “International Harvester,” “That’s What I Love About Sunday,” “Wake Up Loving You” & “This Ain’t Nothin’”

Saturday, October 25
7 p.m. | Eli Young Band
Hits include: “Crazy Girl,” “Even If It Breaks Your Heart,” “Got A Little Drunk Last Night,” “Always The Love Songs” & “Dust”

Pensacola Beach Art & Wine Festival – Pensacola Beach, Fla. | Sunday, Oct. 19

Sunday, October 19
11 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Shawna P. from the Voice
Pensacola Beach Shell
Tickets here.

Saddle Up Saloon – Mobile, Ala. | Friday, Oct. 17

Friday, October 17
10 p.m. | Ashton Shepherd
Saddle Up Saloon, Mobile, Ala.
Tickets: $10

Panama City Beach Seafood and Music Festival – Panama City Beach, Fla. | Friday, Oct. 17 & Saturday, Oct. 18

8 p.m. | Josh Thompson
9:30 p.m. | The Band Perry
Aaron Bessant Park Amphitheater
Varied Ticket prices here

Stars With Guitars at Moe’s BBQ – Mobile, Ala. | Thursday, Oct. 23

Thursday, October 23
8 p.m.| Scotty McCreery, RaeLynn, Maddie & Tae
Moe’s BBQ in downtown Mobile, Ala.
Tickets: $20 donation here.
This event will SELL OUT – get your tickets as soon as possible.

Cat Country 98.7 Cat Chat with Maddie and Tae – Pensacola, Fla. | Thursday, Oct. 23

Cat Country 98.7 invites five fans to a private “Cat Chat” with on Oct. 23 between 3 and 5 p.m. Want an invite? Tweet @CatCountry987 with

Vinyl Music Hall  – Pensacola, Fla. | Thursday, Oct. 23

Thursday, October 23
7:30 p.m. | David Allan Coe
Vinyl Music Hall, Pensacola, Fla.
Tickets: $20 – $25 here.

Toby Keith’s I Love this Bar & Grill – Orange Beach, Ala. | Thursday, Oct. 23 – Friday, Oct. 25

Thursday, October 23
9 p.m. | Trig Country
Toby Keith’s I love this Bar, Orange Beach, Ala.

Friday, October 24
9 p.m. | Trig Country
Toby Keith’s I love this Bar, Orange Beach, Ala.

Saturday, October 25
8 p.m. | Chris Cagle
9 p.m. | Trig Country
Tickets: $20 – $25 here.
Toby Keith’s I love this Bar, Orange Beach, Ala.

BLAB Talent Search

Why o why must I be out of town the weekend of October 24 and 25? BlabTV wants to recruit local talent to #MakeBlabYourBlab. Pretty awesome that BlabTV is pooling local talent to start new topics of discussions, shows and showcase our beautiful city.

But seriously, I am out of town and can’t take part in BlabTV’s first ever talent search. Super sad. BUT if you are in town on October 24 and 25 and you think you’ve got what it takes, TRY OUT! Even if you’re nervous, do it anyways. Read more information below about the talent search and how to register.

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Have you ever dreamed of hosting your own talk show? Ever thought about putting your sports knowledge to work or even working behind the scenes? Do you have what it takes to write, direct or shoot a TV show.

BlabTV’s first ever Talent Search is set for October 24-25 at the Saenger Theatre. BlabTV is looking for on-camera talent and production positions. For on-camera talent, they are looking for hosts, anchors and commentators and voice-over talent. production positions include: Producers and directors, writers, director of photography and videographers, production designers, graphic artists, vanities — makeup, hair and wardrobe, editors, music composers and audio mixers.

As part of the development of an exciting original programming initiative, the Talent Search will be an event where the producers meet and discover the untapped talent of Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties to assist with a morning show, a late-night show, sports program and other original programs.

Registration closes Sunday, October 19 at 11:59 p.m. and capacity is limited. Applicants who do not receive an assigned time for an audition and interview will be added to a waiting list. Participants must be 18 years +. Visit BLABTV’s website.