This week in Pensacola: Double Bridge Run returns; pawdi grass; Black Jacket Symphony (2023)

Seven Days Out is your guide to entertainment events, concerts, festivals and activities in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties.



7 p.m. Monday, January 30. 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. For more information: 850-434-6211 or


Concert of the chamber music class of the UWF

Wednesday, February 1st, noon. Old Christ Church, 405 S. Adams St. The Dr. The University of West Florida's Grier Williams School of Music presents the UWF's chamber music class in a concert. For this year's celebration, the talented pianists from the studios of Dr. Hedi Salanki-Rubardt and Mr. Blake Riley will perform a program of works by Mozart, Schubert, Ginastera, Albeniz, Bartok, Chopin, Rachmaninoff and others. Free. More information:


Schatz Saloon

Thursday, February 2, 11 a.m. Flora-Bama Lounge & Package, 17401 Perdido Key Drive. Snowbirds from across the country gather at the Florida-Alabama state line for the second of three Snowbird Hootenanny luncheons. The theme of the meeting is "Sweetheart Saloon" and it is dedicated to lovers of all ages. Attendees will be treated to a Valentine's Day themed lunch prepared by the legendary Flora Bama chefs, live music, prize draws and games. $10. For more information:

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'mind game'

7:30pm Thursday to Saturday and 2:30pm Sunday 27 January to 4 February. Pensacola Little Theater, 400 S. Jefferson St. When Mark Styler, an author of glossy true crime paperbacks, tries to land an interview with Easterman, a notorious serial killer, he has no idea what he's getting himself into. Mindgame is a puzzle box of a game. A glitzy thriller and pitch black comedy that winds to a shocking ending. Written by Anthony Horowitz and directed by Billy Buff. For more information:

Black Jacket Symphony – Fleetwood Macs „Rumours“

This week in Pensacola: Double Bridge Run returns; pawdi grass; Black Jacket Symphony (2)

8 p.m. Thursday, February 2. Saenger Theatre, 118 S. Palafox St. The Black Jacket Symphony recreates Fleetwood Mac's legendary Rumors album live in its entirety - note for note, sound for sound - plus a complete set of Fleetwood Mac's greatest hits. In the past 10 years, the group has performed over 40 classic rock albums and brought over a million music lovers across the United States an incredible night of entertainment. The group of hand-picked musicians changes depending on the album being performed and there are no sonic details overlooked as the musicians do whatever it takes to reproduce the album. Tickets start at $30. For more information: 850-595-3880 or


Krewe von Airship Pirates Milton Mardi Gras Kick-Off-Party

6 p.m. Friday, February 3. Jernigan's Landing, 5158 Willing St., Milton. Join the Airship Pirates krewe as the Milton Mardi Gras kicks off. Two national touring bands will perform on the Blackwater River stage. Keith Anderson takes the stage at 7 p.m. and David Nail follows at 9 p.m. The show is free but there is a VIP option. For more information:

Krewe von Avantgarde's Masquerade Mardi Gras Ball

6 p.m. Friday, February 3. Hilton Garden Inn Airport-Medical Center, 1144 Airport Blvd. The Krewe of Avant Garde invites the community to their 40th Anniversary Masked Mardi Gras Ball to show their support for the military. Enjoy dancing to live music from Wilk McKeen's Dr. Breeze Band, dinner, fun, a court program and a cash bar. There will be a special salute to all retired and active service providers who have served and are currently serving the country. Reservations are required. For more information:

O'Riley's Uptown Tavern Crawfish Boil

6 p.m. Friday, February 3. O'Riley's Uptown Tavern, 3728 Creighton Road. Attendees can purchase a plate of crawfish while it is being cooked and enjoy live music during and after the event. Plates can be bought from the bartender from 18:00. The event will feature live music by music artist Adam Pearce, who was a contestant on NBC's The Voice. Pearce will play from 7pm to 10pm. From 18 years. For more information:

Paul Dorn

7 p.m., doors; 8:00 p.m., Friday 3 February. Vinyl Music Hall, 2 S. Palafox St. Paul Thorn has had an innovative and impressive career, delighting crowds with his muscular brand of roots music - bluesy, rockin' and quintessentially South American, but also speaking universal truths. Among those who appreciate originality, inspiration, eccentricity and character - and a talent that hovers somewhere on the edge of genius, the story of Paul Thorn is already well known. Tickets start at $25. For all ages. More information and ticket purchase:


Pensacola Double Bridge Run

This week in Pensacola: Double Bridge Run returns; pawdi grass; Black Jacket Symphony (3)

7 a.m., 15 km (Maritime Park); 8:30 am, 5K (Daniel Drive, Gulf Breeze - next to the football stadium); Saturday February 4th. The Pensacola Double Bridge Run is back. The 15km course takes runners across two bridges, over Pensacola Bay and Santa Rosa Sound. It will depart from downtown Pensacola with a tour that includes the historic district and the scenic Bayfront Parkway, a run through Gulf Breeze and to Pensacola Beach. The 5K invites both runners and hikers to travel from Gulf Breeze to the beautiful beach of Pensacola on Santa Rosa Island and the Gulf Islands coast. For more information and pricing details:

Community Novice Show and plant sale

9 a.m. Saturday, February 4th. West Florida Public Library, 239 N. Spring St. Everyone is invited to bring their camellia flowers to learn how to prepare them for display and compete for prizes in various categories. Flower preparation begins at 9 a.m. Find out what the judges look for in a successful bloom. Pick up your prize at 3pm. Presented by the Pensacola Camellia Club. Free. For more information:

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Sir Richards Oyster Bash

4 p.m. Saturday, February 4th. Sir Richard's Public House, 2719 E. Cervantes St. Attendees can purchase oysters and enjoy live music during and after the event. A tray of oysters can be purchased from the bartenders from 6pm. The event will feature live music by music artist Adam Pearce, who was a contestant on NBC's The Voice. Pearce will play from 7pm to 10pm. From 21 years. More info:

Sam Talent

This week in Pensacola: Double Bridge Run returns; pawdi grass; Black Jacket Symphony (4)

7 p.m., doors; 8 p.m., performance; Saturday February 4th. Vinyl Music Hall, 2 S. Palafox St. For the past decade, comedian Sam Tallent has performed more than 40 weekends a year in America, Canada, Australia and Europe. His writing has appeared in Birdy Magazine and, and he has told jokes on Comedy Central, TruTV, and VICELAND. Tekk Johnson, Janet Fortune, Olivia Searcy, Zach Van Gestel and Andrew Ferrara will open the show. Tickets start at $30. From 18 years. More information and ticket purchase:

Mozart madness

7:30 p.m. Saturday 4 February. First United Methodist Church, 6 E. Wright St. The soaring stained glass windows of the First United Methodist Shrine provide a beautiful backdrop for the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra's annual Mozart celebration. This chamber orchestra concert presents the composer's oboe concerto with Matt Fossa of the PSO as the soloist. Lost for over 100 years, Mozart's only concerto for the instrument was rediscovered in 1920 and reintroduced the world to his compelling melodies. $10. More information:

Eddie B.'s Teachers Only Comedy Tour '23

8 p.m. Saturday, February 4th. Saenger Theater, 118 S. Palafox St. Eddie B. reached new heights with his series of comical videos entitled What Teachers Really Want to Say. Within hours, his content caught the attention of educators across the country as they realized they were not alone and finally had someone to joke with about the things they were reluctant to say out loud. Shortly thereafter, Eddie decided to take his videos to the stage with his "Teachers Only Comedy Tour," selling out comedy clubs, theaters, and arenas. For more information: 850-595-3880 or


The second annual pawdi grass

This week in Pensacola: Double Bridge Run returns; pawdi grass; Black Jacket Symphony (5)

Sunday, February 5, 11:30 a.m. Downtown Pensacola on a disused Garden Street between Tarragona and Palafox streets, in front of Perfect Plain. WolfGang LLC hopes to bring the Pensacola community together for a family and fur event as part of Pensacola's Mardi Gras lineup. This year's benefactor will be the Escambia County Department of Animal Welfare. The Krewe's official supporter is the Krewe of Hip Huggers. Free. More info:

WWE Live: Weg zur WrestleMania Supershow

5 p.m. Sunday, February 5. Pensacola Bay Center, 201 E. Gregory St. WWE Road to WrestleMania is a live wrestling event where WWE's talented Superstars step into the ring to unleash extreme feats of athleticism, strength and show. The event is notable for being non-televised and only seen by a lucky live audience. Road to WrestleMania shows give wrestlers the opportunity to take on new opponents, try new moves, and interact more freely with fans without time constraints or following televised scripts. Tickets start at $20. For more information: 850-432-0800.

Clint Black mit Lisa Hartman Black mit Lily Pearl Black

7:30 p.m. Sunday 5 February. Saenger Theatre, 118 S. Palafox St. Grammy-winning country music superstar Clint Black and wife Lisa Hartman Black return to tour for the second year of the Mostly Hits & the Mrs Tour with special guest Lily Pearl Black. Tickets start at $45. For more information: 850-595-3880 or

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