CENTER STAGE (Palafox & Garden)

5:30pm — Live Family Friendly Entertainment

Live family friendly entertainment on Stage geared towards education in the arts – showcasing family friendly activities in and around the Greater Pensacola area

5:30 - 6:30pm — Characters on the Go Show

6:30pm — Parade from Garden to Government led by Tate High Drum Corps

6:30 - 8:00pm — Live Family Entertainment Continues

Live entertainment on stage highlighting local artists who appeal to youth

8:00pm — Live Family Entertainment Continues

Live Entertainment all evening with DJ Rob Nice at 10pm thru rest of the evening

6:45pm — Modern Eldorados

The Modern Eldorados were formed in 1996 as a vehicle for singer/songwriter Gretsch Lyle's original brand of classic country music. Raised in a family of musicians, Lyles was heavily influenced by his grandparent's generation of country greats. Growing up in rural Baldwin County, Alabama he began singing and playing guitar by the age of six and wrote his first song at sixteen. From a very early age he felt the calling to follow in the footsteps of his heroes Marty Robbins, Hank Williams and Johnny Cash. In both sound and style, Gretsch Lyles is the embodiment of his musical influences.

8:30pm — Blend

Blend is the a cappelaa doo-wop group bringing back hits from the 50’s and 60’s with a twist of fun! They make it very clear in their frivolous act that they love what they do.

8:45pm — Dew Pendleton

Like the man himself, the music of Dew Pendleton cannot be easily defined or pigeonholed into any one genre. Born in Alabama and raised on the family farm, you might expect to find him as country as that all sounds, but it is only a small part of the puzzle that creates his unique sound, a sound that is crafted by the honesty of country, the soul of gospel, and the sheer fun of rock.

10:30pm - 1:15am — DJ Rob Nice

Having appeared as guest DJ on ABC's Good Morning America 6 times, DJ Rob Nice has been a high demand, high energy DJ for over a decade. DJ Rob Nice has toured the country with artists such as Nelly and Lil' Wayne, and at the age of 15 he hosted a daily show on Q93fm, New Orleans #1 Station. DJ Rob Nice hosted the annual NBA All Star game three times, including Dallas in 2010 in front of 108,000 people. DJ Rob Nice is also the voice of the NBA New Orleans Hornets, when he is home in New Orleans and not on the road.

Midnight — Pelican Drop & Fireworks


3:00pm — Stage opens with Beatles tribute band, Beatles Not Quite Fab, and the band DLP

"Not Quite Fab" is Dickie Williams (Gulf Breeze) as Paul McCartney, Glen Vignolo (Pensacola) as John Lennon, Jim DeStafney (Pensacola) as George Harrison, and Jeff Fitzpatrick (Niceville) as Ringo Starr. This is a "professional show" not a top 40 nightclub gig. Every age group from children to retirees loves the Beatles music and sings along and dances to nearly every song. Perfect entertainment for any event or age group. The real show is the full experience, sounds like- looks like- feels like the Beatles.

DLP (Doctors, Lawyers & Politicians) is widely regarded as the 4th best band in 32503 zip code. DLP plays a variety of popular and obscure hits from the 80s, 90s and beyond. DLP is made up of Dr. William Henghold (vocals, rhythm guitar), the Honorable David Stafford (drums), Charlie Wiggins, Esq. (bass), Dr. Sidney Rosenthal (guitar), and Jack Zoesch, Esq. (keyboards). They have entertained crowds throughout the Pensacola metroplex area at such fine venues as Seville Quarter, The Fish House, Vinyl and DeLunaFest. DLP is available to play anywhere a three-pronged outlet can be located. They are more "dog people" than "cat people."

6:45pm — Influence Pensacola City Wide Blessing and Celebration
7:45pm — Pelican Raising Ceremony

8:15pm — Vince Vance and the Valiants

Vince Vance & the Valiants started Friday, September 18, 1971 . 2007 is their 36th anniversary year! Since then, they have performed nearly 6,000 shows in thirteen countries and 34 states, including two shows at the White House in 1994 & 1995. Vince Vance & the Valiants currently have record contracts on several albums with Waldoxy Records. Waldoxy is a subsidiary of Malaco Records, the number one independent record label in the world.

10:15pm - 1:15pm — Rewind Band

Fun, versatile, and professional! Rewind is a variety, party band based in Baton Rouge, LA. Traveling all over the South to perform for a wide variety events, from Weddings to Mardi Gras Balls to Christmas parties. Rewind is known for delivering a fun and energetic show that appeals to groups of ALL ages.

Midnight — Pelican Drop & Fireworks

Event Sponsors:

Downtown Improvement Board Buffalo Rock Sunbelt Rentals Bud Light Courtyard Marriott Jackson's Steakhouse Hampton Inn The Fish House Days Inn The Deck Bar at Fish House Hilton Garden Inn Atlas Oyster House Residence Inn Marriott Seville Quater Homewood Suites Characters on the Go Buggy Worx Eager Beaver Tree Service Noah's Ark Self Storage Pensacola Parade People Influence Pensacola WEAR CH 3 Pensacola News Journal Pensacola Mardi Gras

Radio Partners:

Cat Country 98.7 Magic 106.1 96.1 The Rocket Soft Rock 94.1 107.3 AM1620 Jet 100.7 95 KSJ News Talk 1370 TK 101 Lite Mix 99.9 Nash 102.7 Fox News 710 WNTM