Seven days: Veterans Day Ceremony, From Sea to Shining Sea headline patriotic week

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Seven days out is your guide to entertainment events, concerts, festivals and activities in Escambia and Santa Rosa County.

MONDAY

The 37th Annual Frank Brown Songwriters' Festival

Now through Nov. 14. Multiple locations. The Songwriters’ Fest will feature more than 200 nationally acclaimed songwriters in venues along the Florida and Alabama Gulf Coast. This is an opportunity for seasoned and aspiring songwriters and musicians from all over the world to have their songs heard, and for the public to learn the stories behind the lyrics that only the song’s author can express. More info: frankbrownsongwriters.com/.

Monday Night Blues

7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 8. 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.

TUESDAY

Ska-punk quartet the Bumpin' Uglies (pictured) will play live in concert with Tropidelic and The Ries Brothers on Tuesday at Vinyl Music Hall.

Bumpin Uglies & Tropidelic w/ The Ries Brothers

7 p.m., doors; 8 p.m., show; Tuesday, Nov. 9. Vinyl Music Hall, 2 S. Palafox St. The trajectory of Bumpin Uglies started over a decade ago, making music with friends, playing backyard parties and anywhere else they could get a gig. They do things their way, free to play, think, and write however they feel, despite critics in the mainstream music industry. Tropidelic, a six-piece band from Cleveland, Ohio, may be far from any tropical islands, but that doesn’t stop them from dishing out a mix of reggae, hip-hop, and high energy funk for audiences across the country. $15. More info and ticket purchase: vinylmusichall.com.

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Tuesday Night Jazz

7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9. 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.

THURSDAY

Veterans Day Ceremony

11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 11. Veterans Memorial Park, 200 S. 10th Ave. The Veterans Memorial Park Foundation of Pensacola invites the community to attend the Veterans Day Ceremony at the park. Major General John P. Stokes, retired, the former director of Air, Space and Information Operations at the Air Force Command at Robins Air Force Base, will be the keynote speaker. Musical selections, including a patriotic medley, will be performed by the Pensacola Opera Chorus. The invocation and benediction will be led by Jason Givens from First Baptist Church. The Military Tribute Banner project sponsored by Veterans Memorial Park will be unveiled at the ceremony. More info: veteransmemorialparkpensacola.org.

From Sea to Shining Sea: A Musical Salute to Service

3:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11. Hunter Amphitheater, 301 W. Main St. Set against the backdrop of Pensacola Bay on the Hunter Amphitheater stage, Pensacola Opera presents a special Veterans Day concert to celebrate and honor the community’s veterans. Joining forces with the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra, the Pensacola Children’s Chorus, and the Choral Society of Pensacola, this performance will feature some of our nation’s most beloved patriotic tunes, as we pay tribute to those who have served, past and present. Free. More info: pensacolaopera.com/event/from-sea-to-shining-sea.

FRIDAY

STAMPED: LGBTQ Film Festival runs November 12-14, 2021 at Foo Foo Fest.

STAMPED: LBGTQ Film Festival

5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12 through 14. Pensacola Cultural Center, 400 S. Jefferson St. STAMPED Film Festival is dedicated to providing a vibrant cultural experience to Pensacola by using the unique expression of films with a specific focus on the LGBTQ community to foster awareness, inclusion, and diversity. The film series shifts gears on Sunday to conclude with a series of children’s activities from face painting, balloon art, kids’ snacks, and films for the family. The festival is free, however, tickets are required. More info: stampedfilmfest.com/ticketing.

SATURDAY

31st annual Arts & Crafts Festival

9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 13. Pine Forest United Methodist Church, 2800 Wilde Lake Blvd. The Arts & Crafts Festival features 165 arts, crafts and other vendors, homemade baked goods, food and door prizes. Proceeds will be used for community ministries. Free. More info: pineforestumc.org/Craft-fair.

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Outdoor Holiday Craft and Vendor Fair

Noon Saturday, Nov. 13. Innerarity Point Park, 5828 Cruzat Road. To celebrate and promote Shop Local Saturday, the Perdido Key Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting this outdoor craft fair, followed by Flicks on the Field with a free holiday-themed outdoor movie. This is an opportunity for artists and small businesses to connect with holiday shoppers, and for shoppers to find locally sourced treasures to brighten the gift-giving season. More info: PerdidoChamber.com.

Wild Wild West Murder Mystery Dinner Show

6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13. Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. Welcome to Moist Gulch, Montana in the year 1889. The people are friendly but watch out, there’s a low-down snake who’s going to murder one of the innocent townsfolk. It’s up to attendees and Marshall Gunn to solve the crime. More info: 850-434-6211 or sevillequarter.com.

SUNDAY

See Jazz for Justice at Foo Foo Fest November 14, 2021.

Jazz for Justice

1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14. Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. Each year, Legal Services of North Florida brings live music and high energy jazz to downtown Pensacola during the annual Jazz for Justice event. This year, Jazz for Justice will be one of the final events rounding out the end of the Pensacola Foo Foo Festival. Enjoy live jazz music, New Orleans-style beignets, brunch beverages and an energetic and packed day of music and activities. General admission is free; VIP tickets are $50; reserved seats are $25. More info: JazzForJustice.org.

GWAR

7 p.m., doors; 8 p.m., show; Sunday, Nov. 14. Vinyl Music Hall, 2 S. Palafox St. Since forming in Richmond, Virginia in 1984, GWAR has not only managed to endure through various lineup changes, but has become one of the most beloved bands in all of metal. The only thing as sharp as their over-the-top lyrics is their mesmerizing live show, which continues to make them one of the must-see, and most memorable, acts today. Tickets start at $30. More info and ticket purchase: vinylmusichall.com.

Miracle on Palafox

5 p.m., doors; 7 p.m., show; Sunday, Nov. 14. Saenger Theatre, 118 S. Palafox St. Enjoy a special evening with Gabby Barrett, Larry Fleet, and Ray Fulcher while assisting Christmas Wishes and the United Way of West Florida in helping needy children have toys under their Christmas tree. This will be an intimate, acoustic show for all ages. Tickets start at $9.87. More info: 850-595-3880 or pensacolasaenger.com.

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