Monday Night Blues
7 p.m. Monday, April 4. 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.
7 p.m., doors; 8 p.m., show; Monday, April 4. Vinyl Music Hall, 2 S. Palafox St. Thao Nguyen is a veteran artist, songwriter, touring musician, and producer based in Oakland, California. Her latest album, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down’s ‘Temple’, was released in May of 2020 on Ribbon Music. For all ages. $20. More info and ticket purchase: vinylmusichall.com.
Jazz Concerts with Joe Occhipinti & Friends
1 p.m. 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.
Fit For A King – The Dark Path Tour
6 p.m., doors; 7 p.m., show; Tuesday, April 5. Vinyl Music Hall, 2 S. Palafox St. Fit For A King uses the tools of heavy music and melodic hooks to honestly explore the dark side of the human experience, ultimately wrenching timeless hope from the jaws of anxiety, depression, and seemingly certain despair. The group features Ryan Kirby (vocals), Bobby Lynge (guitar), Jared Easterling (drums), and Ryan “Tuck” O’Leary (bass/vocals). For all ages. $22. More info and ticket purchase: vinylmusichall.com.
Bands on the Beach
7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 5. 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.
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Tuesday Night Jazz
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 5. 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.
Tunes by the Dunes Spring Concert Series
6 p.m. Thursday, April 7. 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 Blue Levee. Free. More info: 850-939-3267 or navarrechamber.com/tunes-by-the-dunes.
Jeff Dunham: Seriously?
7 p.m. Thursday, April 7. Pensacola Bay Center, 201 E. Gregory St. For more than 13 years, Jeff Dunham and his delightfully irreverent cohorts, Peanut, Walter, José Jalapeño, Bubba J. and Achmed the Dead Terrorist, have filled arenas across the U.S. and the world with multiple blockbuster tours. Now, after taking the year off that nobody wanted, the comedian/ventriloquist and the little guys in his suitcase are restarting their highly acclaimed international tour. Tickets start at $55.50. More info: 850-432-0800.
Tom Segura – I’m Coming Everywhere World Tour
7 and 10 p.m. Thursday, April 7. Saenger Theatre, 118 S. Palafox St. Actor/comedian/writer Tom Segura is one of the biggest names in the comedy business. He is best known for his Netflix specials, Ball Hog (2020), Disgraceful (2018), Mostly Stories (2016), and Completely Normal (2014). Tickets start at $65. More info: 850-595-3880 or pensacolasaenger.com.
‘Disney’s Moana Jr.’
7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. April 7 through 10. Pensacola Little Theatre, 400 S. Jefferson St. Pensacola Little Theatre presents a 60-minute musical adaptation of the 2016 Disney animated film, bringing the adventures of Moana and her village of Motunui to life on stage. ‘Moana Jr.’ features all the beloved songs from the film, written by Tony, Grammy, Emmy, and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Lin-Manuel Miranda, Opetaia Foa’i, and Mark Mancina. More info: pensacolalittletheatre.com.
Florida’s Longest Yard Sale, Flea Across Florida
Friday and Saturday, April 8 and 9. Held across the Florida Panhandle from Pensacola to the East Coast along U.S. 90. Flea Across Florida is an opportunity for nonprofits, churches, businesses or individuals to hold sales at flea sites along the route, or to rent spaces to those wanting to participate and setup. This event is a mixture of individual yard sales, businesses offering specials, and retail vendors set up at flea sites. It is a treasure hunt for the thousands of participants looking for bargains, hidden treasures, or the adventure of traveling along U.S. 90 through small communities. More info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sixth annual Pensacola Habitat Food Truck Festival
5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. Sunday, April 8 through 10. Seville Square, downtown Pensacola. Recognized as Inweekly’s Best of the Coast for five consecutive years, the Pensacola Habitat Food Truck Festival is fun for all ages. Attendees will enjoy two stages of continuous entertainment while indulging in dishes from over 20 diverse food trucks with signature cooking styles and flavors. In addition, they will be able to vote for their favorite food truck to win this year’s People’s Choice Award, all while supporting Pensacola Habitat for Humanity and affordable housing in our community. More info: pensacolahabitatfoodtruckfest.org.
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Bands on the Blackwater
7 p.m. Friday, April 8. Jernigan’s Landing on Blackwater River, downtown Milton. Bands on the Blackwater is a free outdoor concert series held Friday nights. The series offers a variety of music from local favorites to national touring bands. Bluegrass, country, blues and rock and roll will be performed. This week features Ryan Dyer. More info: 850-564-1647 or facebook.com/BandsOnTheBlackwater.
The SpongeBob Musical
7 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 8 through 10. Pensacola State College Ashmore Auditorium, Building 8, 1000 College Blvd. Gulf Breeze High School Drama is ready to take the stage for their spring show, The SpongeBob Musical. Based on the series by Stephen Hillenburg and book by Kyle Jarrow. More info: performingarts.pensacolastate.edu.
Navarre Beach Wheels and Waves Vintage Festival
8 a.m. Saturday, April 9. Navarre Beach Marine Park, 8640 Blue Heron Court, Navarre Beach. The Navarre Beach Wheels and Waves Vintage Festival is a benefit fundraiser for the Navarre Beach Lifeguards and Junior Lifeguards with classic cars, motorcycles, and surfboards on display along with live music and food vendors. More info: facebook.com/navarrebeachlifeguards.
Gumbo YaYa Cook-off
11 a.m., cooking; 4 p.m., public tasting/judging; Saturday, April 9. Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. Amateur and professional teams will compete for bragging rights for the best Gumbo in Pensacola. Each individual gumbo will be judged on taste, smell, color, and consistency. Trophies will be awarded to the top three winners. More info: bbbsnwfl.org/events/gumbo-ya-ya/.
11 a.m. Saturday, April 9. Gulfside Pavilion, 20 Casino Beach Boardwalk, Pensacola Beach. Enjoy Pensacola’s fourth annual vegan food festival on the white sand and emerald waters of Pensacola Beach. This will be a family friendly, good vibes and great food showcase. More info: pensacolavegfest.com.
Bike Pensacola’s Slow Ride
4 p.m. Saturday, April 9. Pensacola Public Library, 239 N. Spring St. The ride will be about an hour and 10 minutes long, at a casual pace. Nobody will be “dropped” or left behind. Children must be at least 10 years of age to ride their own bicycle, and ages 10 to 16 must be accompanied by an adult. No pets are allowed on the rides. Cyclists younger than 16 must wear a helmet by law; ages 16 and older helmets are recommended but are not required by law. More info: 850-687-9968 or email@example.com.
Michael Jackson – A Thrilling Tribute!
7 p.m. Saturday, April 9. Saenger Theatre, 118 S. Palafox St. Michael Jackson: A Thrilling Tribute is a fast-paced, exciting 70-minute tribute show to the one and only King of Pop, Michael Jackson. This high-energy thriller features Falynne Lewing and her team of highly skilled, professional dancers. Tickets start at $33. More info: 850-595-3880 or pensacolasaenger.com.
Zach Williams Spring ’22 Tour
7 p.m. Sunday, April 10. Saenger Theatre, 118 S. Palafox St. Join Zach Williams and special guest Anne Wilson for a night of music and ministry that will fill your heart and have you singing along all night long. Grammy award winner Zach Williams and his signature blend of Southern rock, country, and faith-filled songwriting are unlike anything else in contemporary Christian music today. Tickets start at $32.75. More info: 850-595-3880 or pensacolasaenger.com.
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