Seven days out is your guide to entertainment events, concerts, festivals and activities in Escambia and Santa Rosa County.
Chain of Lakes Trail Self-Guided Interpretive Tour
Friday, Sept. 3, through Saturday, Nov. 6. Enjoy the scenic route of the Chain of Lakes hiking trail during this beaches to woodlands event. About 1.5 miles in distance, this trail will traverse through many types of natural habitats supported by the park. Learn about the natural habitats as well as other insightful facts about the park and trail. More info: 850-983-5363.
6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 18. Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. This month, Jazz Pensacola features Turquoise Tango performing the music of Billie Holiday. Performing: Mary Chavez, keys/vocals; Steve Douglas, bass; Lukas Alihein, woodwind; Fred Domulot, drums. $10 each for Jazz Pensacola members and guests, $12 for non-members, free for students with ID and military in uniform. Also, join Jazz Pensacola at this event, and admission is free. Admission includes a cup of seafood gumbo. More info: 850-433-8382 or jazzpensacola.com.
Monday Night Blues
7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 18. 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.
Ghost & Graveyards Tour
5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, Oct. 19, 21 and 23. Go Retro, 610 N. Spring St. From fear to laughter and somewhere in between, Go Retro offers the ultimate Halloween experience for adults. This riding tour covers a wide area with stops in the Commercial Business District, Seville, Sanders Beach, North and West Hill. There is a stop at a cemetery and sometimes the driver can arrange for you to visit a haunted house. Designed for mature audiences; parental guidance is strongly advised. More info: 850-466-5220.
Bands on the Beach
7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19. Gulfside Pavilion at Casino Beach, Pensacola Beach. Pensacola Beach’s popular outdoor summer concert series with performers for every musical taste. Featuring a lineup of regional artists, Bands on the Beach delivers an eclectic musical experience throughout the entire summer. This week features Mr. Big & The Rhythm Sisters. Spectators are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Free. More info: 850-932-2257 or visitpensacolabeach.com.
Tuesday Night Jazz
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19. 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.
The Expendables & Ballyhoo! present The Expendahoo! Tour
6 p.m., doors; 7 p.m., show; Wednesday, Oct. 20. Vinyl Music Hall, 2 S. Palafox St. The Expendables & Ballyhoo! are coming together to host The Expendahoo! Tour with special guest Tunnel Vision. $18. More info and ticket purchase: vinylmusichall.com.
87th annual Pensacola Interstate Fair
Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 21 through Oct. 31. Pensacola Interstate Fairgrounds, 6655 Mobile Highway. The Pensacola Interstate Fair offers 11 days of rides, food, fun, music and gaming for families looking for exciting things to do on a budget. The fair also offers options to save money with Dollar Day on Opening Day Thursday, Midnight Madness Friday specials, and advance Super Saver discount ride wristbands and half-price admission tickets. In addition, there will be discounted special admission days, free events and concerts so attendees can join in all the magic and fun. Tickets and more info: pensacolafair.com/.
Here Come The Mummies-The Reawakening Tour
7 p.m., doors; 8 p.m., show; Thursday, Oct. 21. Vinyl Music Hall, 2 S. Palafox St. Cursed after deflowering a great Pharaoh’s daughter, Here Come The Mummies have been delivering their brand of terrifying funk from beyond the grave since the year 2000. While HCTM’s lyrics leave little to the imagination, their wraps have been the topic of much speculation. Some say they are reincarnated Grammy winning studio musicians. $25. More info and ticket purchase: vinylmusichall.com.
Pumpkin Patch Express
4 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Oct. 31 and nightly starting Oct. 27. Wales West Light Railway and RV Resort, 13670 Smiley St., Silverhill, Alabama. All aboard the Wales West Pumpkin Patch Express and Scary Night Train. Enjoy an authentic steam train ride to the pumpkin patch, where everyone gets a pumpkin to decorate. See the famous inside haunted maze and new, large interactive model train display. More info: waleswest.com.
Third annual Spooktacular Beach-O-Ween
4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22. Pensacola Beach. Load up your kids, friends and family and enjoy a Spooktacular Beach-O-Ween celebration along the Pensacola Beach Boardwalk. The event includes face painting, arts and crafts activities, a Halloween bounce house, trick or treat candy, hotdogs and special guests. This is a free family-friendly event and costumes are encouraged.
Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre: Classic Monsters
6 p.m., doors; 7 p.m., program; Friday and Saturday, Oct. 22 and 23. Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. You are attending Frankenstein’s 203rd birthday party. Meet and mingle with some of the most iconic monsters on Earth. Don’t be scared though, Frankenstein’s monster has arranged that none of you will be harmed or bitten. More info: 850-434-6211 or sevillequarter.com.
Pensacola Children’s Chorus presents Ital-iano!
6 p.m., doors; 7 p.m., program; Friday, Oct. 22. Sanders Beach-Corinne Jones Resources Center, 913 South I St. Join the Pensacola Children’s Chorus for a fun-filled and unforgettable evening of entertainment featuring dueling pianos and family-style Italian fare. Tickets $95 each; $850 tables of 10. More info: PensacolaSings.org.
Bands on the Blackwater
7 p.m. Friday, Oct 22. Jernigan’s Landing on Blackwater River, downtown Milton. Bands on the Blackwater is a free outdoor concert series held Friday nights. Pull up a boat or bring a lawn chair and relax while listening to great music. This week features Ben Loftin & The Family. More info: 850-564-1647 or facebook.com/BandsOnTheBlackwater.
7:30 p.m. Friday through Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15 through 24. Pensacola Little Theatre, 400 S. Jefferson St. Taking Stock follows the O’Gara siblings — Gwen, Michael, Kat, and Bobby — as they meet the day after their mother’s funeral to discuss what to do with the family home. As they sift through boxes filled with childhood memories, they unearth more than they bargained for. Can they resolve their issues and come out of this as a family? General admission: $14. Limited café table seating: $20. More info: pensacolalittletheatre.com.
11 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 22 and 23. DeLuna Lanes and Peter B’s Sport Grill, 590 E. Nine Mile Road. Cosmic Bowling is glow-in-the-dark bowling with a dance club atmosphere. The event features a light show, fog machine, and music. Before Cosmic starts on Saturday nights, attendees can enjoy karaoke in the sports grill. Admission: $12. More info: 850-478-9522.
Holland Farms Pumpkin Patch & Maze
8 a.m. daily, through Saturday, Nov. 6. Enjoy a hayride around the farm and to the pumpkin patch to pick a pumpkin. New activities for this year include a .75-mile train ride around the farm and a new innertube hill slide. Other activities include corn box, horse and regular swings, spider web, pirate ship, zip lines, pedal tractor cart racing, hill slides, rat racers, sand box and an 8-acre corn maze with kiddie maze. More info: HollandFarmsOnline.com.
Boo at the Zoo – Trick or Treat Trail
10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 16 through 31. Boo at the Zoo offers six days of scare-free, daytime fun for children and their families. Join the safe zoo neighborhood of Halloween entertainment with kid-friendly fun around every corner. Includes trick-or-treat trail with toys, treats, treasures, bounce houses, face painting, animal ambassador headquarters and the entire zoo. More info: gbzoo.com or 850-932-2229.
Pensacola Outdoor Adventure and Recreation Festival, OAR Fest
10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 23. Bayview Park, 2001 E. Lloyd St. Guests will be invited to participate in free kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, windsurfing and rowing instructional demonstrations. More info: OARFest.com.
7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23. Saenger Theatre, 118 S. Palafox St. Leanne Morgan exudes Southern charm. She is a naturally funny story teller who gives an honest look at suburban life and the challenges of keeping her husband happy while juggling kids, dogs and cheerleading camp at the same time she’s racing to get her hair highlighted, have a colonoscopy and join Weight Watchers for the seventh time. Tickets and more info: 850-595-3880 or pensacolasaenger.com.
Whispering Pines Haunted Hayride & Zombie Shoot
7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 16 through 30. Whispering Pines Christmas Tree Farm, 1603 Penton Road, Milton. Come out for some “spooktacular” fun featuring a variety of Halloween activities including a haunted hayride, zombie bus paintball shoot, bonfire, live music, and concessions. More info: facebook.com/WhisperingPinesTreeFarm.
7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24. Pensacola Bay Center, 201 E. Gregory St. Grammy nominated, multiple American Music Award, Billboard Music Award and Dove Award-winning band MercyMe will perform live in concert. MercyMe released its 10nth studio project, inhale (exhale) in April and the current single, “Say I Won’t,” has risen quickly across national radio charts. They will perform with fellow Fair Trade Services artist Micah Tyler. Tickets start at $28.75. More info: 850-432-0800.
7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24. Pensacola High School auditorium, 500 W. Maxwell St. Join the Choral Society of Pensacola as it begins a new chapter in its history with Frostiana. It’s a program devoted to American music, featuring Randall Thompson’s classic setting of poems by Robert Frost, including “The Road Not Taken” and “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening.” Tickets: $20 (general admission), $18 (senior citizen/military), $10 (student), $15 (groups of 10-plus). More info: choralsocietyofpensacola.org/.
Never miss a story: Subscribe to the Pensacola News Journal using the link at the bottom of the page under Stay Connected.