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The Slammers at Bands on the Beach

The Slammers call themselves “Southern Rock Specialists”, and boy did they rock at Bands on the Beach last night! It turned out to be a perfect night for one of the few remaining BOTB nights this year. Smaller crowds than usual, but that was only because kids are back in school now. It was actually a little more relaxing to not have as many people there.


That’s John “Flash” Gordon on guitar and vocals. He was joined by Jimbo on drums, and Louis Finch on bass and vocals.

Like I said, another perfect night:


Usually it takes 30-40 minutes for people to start dancing. Not the case tonight. These guys were out dancing right away!



Great show guys! You can read more about the Slammers on their website. Check out their photo album. These guys know how to party!



Block Party last night!

Keg of Beer? Check.
Jello-shots? Check.
Awesome band doing Pink Floyd covers? Check!



What a wonderful neighborhood I live in, with wonderful neighbors! Click the read more link below to see all the pictures from the night!

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Weekend Events

Looking for something to do this weekend on Pensacola Beach? Here are some ideas!

Pensacola Beach Events:

  • Saturday, 6pm – 8pm: The Sounds of Summer continues as Dr. Breeze performs at the shell stage amphitheater on the Pensacola Beach boardwalk! As always, there is no charge for these live performances on the boardwalk! Dr. Breeze performed at Bands on the Beach a few weeks back, and then again last weekend at the Sounds of Summer. If you missed him, here’s your chance to hear some of his classics along with some originals. Check it out!
  • Sunday, 11am-2pm: As with every Sunday, Crabs’ Champagne Sunday Brunch will be going on! Stop in at Crabs for 3.95 all-you-can-drink champagne and some GREAT affordable brunch specials! Pensacola Steel will be there performing as well! I absolutely love these!
  • Sunday, 6pm – 8pm: Jim Andrews and Lisa Zanghi will be performing at the shell stage amphitheater as well. I don’t really know too much about them, so I think I’ll head over there on Sunday. They perform adult contemporary music with a blues/jazz feel.

Off-island Events:

  • Saturday and Sunday, 6:05pm: The Pensacola Pelicans play the El Paso Diablos at Pelican Park in Pensacola!

I just saw that I just missed this morning’s “Who Pooped in the Park” over at the Gulf Breeze National Seashore. That would have been interesting! I’ll try to stay on top of it more for coming weekends!

If you’d like to see a local event promoted for this weekend or anytime in the future, please contact me!

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Pensacola Beach Fireworks

Happy Fourth of July from Pensacola Beach! I am finally in after spending all day and night on the beach. It was a perfect day: the water was crystal clear, the jellyfish were nowhere in sight, and the entire island smelled like hot dogs and suntan lotion.  I ran inside to get my camera and snapped a few shots of the fireworks on my end of the beach. Enjoy!

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Dr. Breeze at Bands on the Beach

Another perfect night for Bands on the Beach! Last night, Dr. Breeze performed on the Casino Beach pavillion, and what a show it was! Dr. Breeze is originally from New Orleans, but now lives here, in Pensacola.

Presenting…. Dr. Breeze:

And his band:

That’s Art Brockmeier from Pensacola Steel on the steel drums. He will be playing at our wedding reception in September!

As always, there was plenty of food to go around:

Another record-breaking turnout for Bands on the Beach:

And don’t forget the wine:

Now, I don’t normally brag about these amatuer shots that I get, but I thought this one was pretty cool… Click to enlarge and you can see the sunset, Bands on the Beach, and even the Pensacola Beach Ball water tower in the reflection of my fiancé’s glasses:

See you next Tuesday!


Bands on the Beach 2009 Schedule

Bands on the Beach is a free concert that happens every Tuesday night on Pensacola Beach at the Pavilion at Casino Beach. The concerts start up at 7:00 PM and usually go till about 9. The regulars bring chairs, a little table, some snacks and some wine and make a night of it. Scroll down to see the line up for this year!

5/5 – Wildwood (Rock ‘n’ Roll, Blues, Beatles, Reggae)
5/12 – Mass Kunfusion (Classic Rock, 80s, Modern Hits)
5/19 – Local Hero (Rock, Soul, Blues, Funk, Originals)

6/2 – Modern Eldorados (Honky Tonk, Classic Country, Rockabilly)
6/9 – A Touch of Gray (60s, 70s, Grateful Dead)
6/16 – Dr. Breeze (Jass, Blues, Classic Rock)
6/23 – Mr. Big (High-Energy Dance Hits from 50s-70s)
6/30 – Midnight Confessions (Pop, Jazz, Blues, Classic Rock)

7/7 – The Kyle Parker Band (Classic Rock, Country, Originals)
7/14 – The 13th Hourglass (60s, 70s, 80s, 90s)
7/21 – The Reunion Band (60s and 70s Hits, Brit Invasion, Motown)
7/28 – Kee Creek Band (Classic Rock, Country, Modern)

8/4 – Not Quite Fab (Beatles Cover Band)
8/11 – The Laymen (Classic 60s Music)
8/18 – East Side West Side (Swing, Jazz, Latin)
8/25 – Civilized Natives (Acoustic, Rock, Original)

9/1 – Fort Morgan Slammers (Classic & Southern Rock)
9/8 – DLP (90s & Modern Rock)
9/15 – Crosstown (Variety, Blues, Classic Rock)
9/22 – Big Muddy (Blues, Rock, Country)
9/29 – Rain Date

It is shaping up to be a beautiful Tuesday night! I’ll see you out there!

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Southern Breeze at Bands on the Beach

Just came back from this week’s Bands on the Beach, and WOW was it great! I must say that this has been one of the best Bands on the Beach nights I’ve been to. The weather couldn’t have been nicer, and Southern Breeze was a fantastic band. They’ve been together since 1980, and still know how to rock!

Presenting…. Southern Breeze:

Quite the turnout on our beautiful beach:

Even my parents were there, all the way from Michigan! They sure did enjoy the show:

These huge bubbles made for some great stage effects:

The young and the young-at-heart all love Tuesday nights on Pensacola Beach:

See you next Tuesday!

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The Dogs of Mardi Gras

Here are some of the pups I saw throughout the day at the Pensacola Beach Mardi Gras Parade. Remember, you can click these pictures to see the large versions of them.

I’ve never seen anything like this next one. Wow.

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Pensacola Beach Mardi Gras Parade 2009

The Mardi Gras Parade on Pensacola Beach was just one of many parades in the area over the last few weeks, but in my opinion, the beach parade is the best one! Yesterday, the sun came out just before the parade, which made for much better pictures!

These kids were waiting patiently next to me for almost an hour!

Here’s the first music of the day! McGuire’s Bagpipe Band!

And here come the beads!

The Krewe of Moonlight Madness with their Wizard of Oz themed float:

The lovely ladies of Mardi Gras:

Look at all of those beads. I was trying to find more information about this float. Does anyone know which Krewe or group this was?

The “Hip Huggers”

These ladies were sure having a good time tossing beads:

The crowds were loving it:

Here’s the Krewe of Lower Alabama, and apparently Super Mario is their mascot!

Here’s the Krewe of de Feet:

Lots of pink going on here:

“Irish” I would have been on this bus:

The Krewe of Warriors Stray Cats:

Elvis lives!

Krewe of Seville – I like the lamp posts!

Check out this festive bike!

Krewe Karrus Navalis:

I think their arms were getting tired. Good thing we’re nearing the end of the road!

These pirates were one of the last floats in the parade this year:

I’m just glad I live on the island and, once again, didn’t have to deal with the traffic leaving the island after the parade. Check out the line of cars! Repeat visitors know not to plan on being off the island for a few hours after an event like this. I’m already looking forward to next year’s Parade!


Pensacola Beach Christmas Parade 2008

I Just got back from all of my traveling (sorry about the lack of posts!) just in time to see the Christmas Parade on the island. This morning, low clouds were moving in, so I wasn’t sure what the weather would do, but it turned out just fine. Take a look:

Some little dancers in red:

A Florida Christmas, indeed! This week is supposed to be in the mid-seventies!

More terrific Christmas Dancers, dancing all the way down Via De Luna:

Check out this cool Candy-cane bike:

Of course it wouldn’t be a parade without the McGuire’s Irish Pub party bus:

And last but not least, here’s our big guy in red:

See you all next year!

Now, it’s clean-up time!

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