{WEAR} {ABC Channel 3} :: Entertainment News - TASTE OF THE BEACH

The Pensacola Beach Chamber announced the slate of activities for its annual food festival, the 7th Annual Taste of the Beach Festival, September 20th and 21st. In addition to the weekend festival packed with 25 top island food tents, festival goers will enjoy the Frozen Zone, featuring your very favorite frozen adult drinks. Grab your food and beverage and head over to the football tent where Mediacom is broadcasting your favorite games. A generous serving of each signature dish is just $5, but entry to the festival is free.

Saturday, Celebrity Chef Carla Hall will take the stage at 1pm for a cooking demonstration and will sign autographs immediately after. On Sunday, at 11am, junior foodies will be center stage for Coolinary Kids led by Chef Lisa Burgess of Wild Roots. Coolinary kids is open to children ages 8 to 11; registration is currently open at www.tasteofpensacolabeach.com. The Heritage Band and Stranger will fill the festival with music Sunday afternoon.

Taste of the Beach events include surfing lessons, crab racing and even a mermaid parade. A complete festival schedule and listing of featured restaurants can be found at www.tasteofpensacolabeach.com. Sponsored by the Pensacola Beach Chamber.


{WEAR} {ABC Channel 3} :: Entertainment News - 2014 SAENGER CLASSIC MOVIE SERIES - IT

The Saenger Classic Movie Series continues Saturday, September 6th at 7pm with the madcap 1963 Staney Kramer comedy Classic, "It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World," starring a stellar cast of actors including Spencer Tracy, Sid Caeser. Ethel Merman, Milton Berle and many more! After a long prison sentence Smiler Grogan is heading at high speed to a California park where he hid $350,000 from a job 15 years previously. He accidentally careens over a cliff in view of four cars whose occupants go down to help. The dying Grogan gives details of where the money is buried and when the witnesses fail to agree on sharing the cash, a crazy chase develops across the state.

Movies will be shown each Saturday at 7 p.m. (there are a few Saturday exceptions, see the schedule below) and tickets are only $5.00 each. The movie 10-pack can be used for any film in the series in any combination. Tickets are on sale at the Saenger Theatre Box Office only. Seating is general admission for each movie.

Saenger Classic Movie Series

September 6      Its A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
September 13    *prior event scheduled
September 20    Vertigo
September 27    Blazing Saddles

Individual movie sponsorships as well as series sponsorships are available.  Contact Kathy Summerlin at 850-595-3882 or by email at ksummerlin@cityofpensacola.com.

For more information about all of the exciting shows coming to the Saenger Theater and to register to receive event pre-sale notifications and discounts you can visit our website at  www.pensacolasaenger.com.  Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/saengertheatre.


{WEAR} {ABC Channel 3} :: Entertainment News - MIRANDA LAMBERT PLATINUM TOUR 2014

Pensacola welcomes the Reigning ACM and CMA Female Vocalist of the Year, Miranda Lambert to the Gulf Coast as she brings her Platinum Tour 2014 to the Pensacola Bay Center, Thursday, September 11th with special guests Justin Moore, Thomas Rhett and Jukebox Mafia. *Tickets are now on sale and are available at LiveNation.com, Ticketmaster.com, the Rodizio Grill Box Office at Pensacola Bay Center, all Ticketmaster Retail Outlets, or charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000.

*All dates, acts, and ticket prices are subject to change without notice.
*Tickets may be subject to fees.


{WEAR} {ABC Channel 3} :: Entertainment News - 37TH ANNUAL PENSACOAL SEAFOOD FESTIVAL

Savor delicious seafood and enjoy the historic surroundings of downtown Pensacola during the 37th Annual Pensacola Seafood Festival, produced by Fiesta of Five Flags and presented by Florida Blue. The FREE three day festival will take place September 26, 27 and 28 in Seville Square, Fountain Park and Bartram Park. Bring the entire family for a weekend filled with a variety of foods, arts and crafts, and live entertainment.

The Pensacola Seafood Festival is one of the largest arts and crafts fairs in northwest Florida with more than 150 artisans and craftsmen who travel from around the country to participate in this three day festival. Arts and crafts vendors will be located in Pensacola News Journal Park (Seville Square).

This years festival will also feature a plethora of seafood dishes and other delicious festival fare. Treat your taste buds to a variety of cuisine prepared by carefully selected food vendors bordering the park along Government and Alcaniz Streets. Enjoy favorites such as grilled conch, seafood gumbo, oyster croquettes, soft shell crab, coconut shrimp, Caribbean crab cakes, and more.

Taste of Pensacola will feature a Gulf to Table area where local restaurants will prepare tapas size portions of their signature recipes. Be sure to also visit the Fiesta Seafood Grille sponsored by Pensacola Energy where live cooking demonstrations by Pensacola celebrity chefs will take place.

During afternoon and evening hours live musical entertainment will be performed on the entertainment stage in Bartram Park with a lineup including indie rock, country and even a competitor from NBCs The Voice. Guests are welcome to bring chairs and blankets.

Festival Hours 

Friday, September 26 - 11 am to 11 pm
5:00 pm Hotel Oscar
7:00 pm Bo Henry Band
9:00 pm JJ Grey & Mofro

Saturday, September 27 - 10 am to 11 pm
1:00 pm The Wildlife Specials
3:00 pm Bonerama
4:30 pm Amanda Shires
6:30 pm Chris Stapleton
8:30 pm The Revivalists

Sunday, September 28 - 11 am to 5 pm
12:45 pm Nick & the Ovorols
3:00 pm Cole Vosbury

On Saturday and Sunday, the Children's Area will be open for youngsters to enjoy games, arts and crafts, and interactive sea life stations. Hours for the childrens area are Saturday, September 27 from 10 am to 6 pm and Sunday, September 28 from 11 am to 5 pm.

And dont forget about the Pensacola Seafood Don McCloskey 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, September 27. Sponsored by the Pensacola Runners Association, the run kicks off the fall racing season in Pensacola and will commence at 7:30 at Seville Quarter. Visit the PRAs website to sign up www.pensacolarunners.com.

For additional information about the Pensacola Seafood Festival contact the Fiesta of Five Flags office at 850-433-6512, visit www.fiestaoffiveflags.org, or become a fan at facebook.com/PensacolaSeafoodFestival.

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