Bulls on the Beach returns; Emerald Coast Beer Festival raises the bar

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

MONDAY

Bayou Hills Race

5:30 a.m., parcel pick-up; 7:00 a.m., start of the race; Monday, September 5. Bayview Park, 2001 E. Lloyd St. The Bayou Hills Run is one of Pensacola’s oldest running events and this year all male and female winners for each age division will be recognized at a meeting of the Pensacola City Council following the race. Participants can choose to participate in the 10K for $40 or the 5K for $30. Children 12 and under will have the chance to participate in the Kids Race for $25 after the main race. More info: pensacolasports.org/bayouhillsrun.

Monday night blues

7 p.m., Monday, September 5. Seville Neighborhood, 130 E. Government St. The Seville Neighborhood and Blues Society of Northwest Florida bring the “blues” back to the Seville neighborhood entertainment district. The event features live blues music and “BBQ and Bud” food and drink specials. More information: 850-434-6211 or sevillequarter.com.

TUESDAY

Groups on the beach

Up-and-coming blues and soul singer Jordan Chase, a native of Pensacola and New Orleans, will sing at Bands on the Beach on Tuesday.

7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, September 6. Gulfside Pavilion at Casino Beach, Pensacola Beach. Pensacola Beach’s popular outdoor summer concert series featuring artists for every musical taste. With a lineup of regional artists, Bands on the Beach offers an eclectic musical experience all summer long. This week features Jordan Chase. Spectators are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Free. More information: 850-932-2257 or visit pensacolabeach.com.

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Tuesday night jazz

7:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 6. Seville neighborhood, 130 E. Government St. Enjoy jazz with Melodious Allen and The Funk Heads at Lili Marlene’s. More information: 850-434-6211 or sevillequarter.com.

WEDNESDAY

Pensacola Jazz Jam

6:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 7. Odd Colony Brewing Co., 260 N. Palafox St. Join Jazz Pensacola in presenting their September Jazz Jam. Led by professional musicians, Jazz Jams are strictly fun, opportunities to play jazz with other musicians. Drummers, please bring your own drumsticks/brooms. Singers are requested to bring their own microphone. Cost: Donations. More info: www.jazzpensacola.com.

Matisyahu

Matisyahu will perform at Vinyl Music Hall on Wednesday.

7 p.m., doors; 8 p.m., show; Wednesday, September 7. Vinyl Music Hall, 2 S. Palafox St. Matisyahu has formed a band that is dedicated to music on par with his lyrical desire to connect with something beyond himself. The band features original Stubbs guitarist and a staple of the downtown New York improvisation scene, Aaron Dugan, Jason Fraticelli on bass, Jason Lindner on keyboards and Matt Scarano on drums. Combined, music and lyrics transcend their parts. $25. For all ages. More info and ticket purchase: vinylmusichall.com.

THURSDAY

Bulls on the beach

Riders try to stay for the full eight seconds to advance to the next round of a previous Bulls on the Beach riding event at Flora-Bama in Perdido Key.

5:30 p.m., doors; 7 p.m., music; 8:00 p.m., bull riding; Thursday to Saturday, September 8 to 10. Flora-Bama Lounge & Package, 17401 Perdido Key Drive. Bring the family for three nights of live rodeo action featuring professional bull riders from across the country. Thursday will feature junior riders on miniature bulls, a lucky boy and girl coloring contest, followed by a professional bull ride to end the evening. On Friday and Saturday evening, bull riders will compete in the Adult Bull Riding Competition. $30 for 18 and over; $15 for ages 7 to 17; free for ages 6 and under. More information: 850-492-0611 or florabama.com.

“The United States and the Holocaust”

6 p.m. Thursday, September 8. Jean & Paul Amos Performance Studio, 1000 College Blvd. “America and the Holocaust” is a new six-hour, three-part documentary that will arrive on PBS this fall. Prior to this televised event, WSRE PBS will present a 40-minute preview of the film followed by a panel discussion hosted by Steve Nissim. The series, directed and produced by Ken Burns, Lynn Novick and Sarah Botstein of Florentine Films, explores America’s response to one of history’s greatest humanitarian crises. Free. More info: www.wsre.org.

Project USA Family Fishing Rodeo Backpack

6:30 p.m. Thursday to Saturday, September 8 to 10. Grand Lagoon Yacht Club, 10653 Gulf Beach Highway. The ninth annual Backpack Project USA Family Fishing Rodeo features cash prizes, food, refreshments and a silent auction. The Backpack Project helps provide food for public school students in Escambia County who are at risk of going hungry. The fishing rodeo consists of an open and junior division. The open division is for anglers 13 and older, with a $20 entry fee. The junior division is reserved for anglers 12 and under, with no entry fee. More info: backpackprojectusa.com.

FRIDAY

Harvest Walk In Harmony & Sound Bath

4 p.m. on Friday, September 9. Pensacola Beach Park East. Christian Wagley of Healthy Gulf, a non-profit organization dedicated to the Gulf, will lead participants on a Harvest Full Moon Eco Walk through the Sand Dune Eco Trail.

This will be followed by a magical full moon sound bath on the gulf side just opposite with Swan Michelle. This elongated concert with pure vibrations includes large crystal bowls, planetary gongs, an extensive collection of tuning forks, Balinese metal drums, elemental chimes, as well as the soothing serenade of the sacred mantra. $40. More info: www.healthgulf.org.

26th Annual Emerald Coast Beer Festival

The Seville neighborhood hosts the 26th annual Emerald Coast Beer Festival on Friday.

5:30 p.m. Friday, September 9. Seville Neighborhood, 130 E. Government St. The Beer Festival is your chance to sample all styles of beer and determine your preferences. Beers from microbreweries, bottled specialty beers and craft beers will be available for tasting. The event will also feature food vendors, mead and live music. A souvenir tasting glass is included with the purchase of a full admission ticket for the first 2,500 attendees. More information: 850-434-6211. sevillequartier.com.

32nd Annual Juana Good Time Regatta

Juana's Pagodas and Sailors' Grill is hosting the annual Juana Good Time Regatta this weekend.

6 p.m. on Friday and 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday, from September 9 to 11. Juana Pagodas, 1451 Navarre Beach Causeway. The regatta is designed for experienced and novice racers alike, with an emphasis on ‘right timing’. It is open to all sizes of multihull sailboats and includes parties, food and live music. The festivities begin with The Wish for Wind Party package pickup on Friday while the Sailboat Races take place on Saturday and Sunday. More information: juanaspagodas.com/RegattaNews.htm or 850-939-1092.

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Blackwater Fall Concert Series Bands

7 p.m. on Friday, September 9. Jernigan’s Landing, 5154 Willing St., Milton. Come by boat or bring a lawn chair and join your friends and neighbors for the best live music from the Gulf Coast at Bands on the Blackwater’s award-winning, family-friendly concerts. The series offers a variety of music ranging from local favorites to national touring bands. This week features the Blue Levee Band. Free. More info: 850-983-5400 or facebook.com/BandsOnTheBlackwater.

SATURDAY

Milton 9/11 Memorial Music Festival

7 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, September 10 and 11. Southern Raceway, 9359 Nichols Lake Road, Milton. The 9/11 Milton Music Festival is two days of healing, music, worship and tribute to the military. Live bands include Christian Maze and Friends, Tribe Zion, Victrolas, Chauncy Crandall, Ro66 and Big XL. $44. More info: southernraceway.com.

Teen Focus Auto Show

10 a.m. Saturday, September 10. Brownsville Community Center, 3200 W. De Soto St. Street Predatorz Fort Walton Beach and Women with Muscle host the second annual Teen Focus Car Show. Teen Focus Pensacola, a 501c3, is for young people in Pensacola. A live DJ, food trucks and vehicle designers will be on site. $40 online; $50 at the door. More information: 850-426-1156.

Saenger Summer Film Series

Hermione (Emma Watson, left to right), Ron (Rupert Grint) and Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) are having a very dangerous second year at Hogwarts in "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets."

7 p.m. Saturday, September 10. Saenger Theatre, 118 S. Palafox St. The Great Lady of Palafox will once again open its doors to the community with a selection of seven films this summer. And as a special treat, The Great Saenger Pipe Organ will be performed by Pensacola Children’s Chorus Executive Director Alex Gartner beginning at 6 p.m. for each movie for a full hour. This week features Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Tickets: $5. More information: 850-595-3880 or pensacolasaenger.com.

Dance party inspired by Taylor Swift

9 p.m. Saturday, September 10. Vinyl Music Hall, 2 S. Palafox St. Vinyl Music Hall is hosting “Are You Ready For It,” a Taylor Swift-inspired dance party featuring quizzes, lip-syncing, costume contests and photo walls. $20. For ages 18 and up. More information and ticket purchase: vinylmusichall.com.

SUNDAY

Climbing the 9/11 Memorial Staircase

7 a.m. on Sunday, September 11. Taking place on Navarre Beach at 8573 Gulf Blvd. The Memorial Stair Climb for 9/11 First Responders will raise funds for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, which benefits the families of first responders. More info: facebook.com/events/767865744408069?ref=newsfeed.

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