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IMPORTANT NOTE: This cancelation applies to primary Foo Foo Fest grant-funded events only. A number of events are added each year, and placed under our marketing umbrella as “Friends of Foo.” However, whether these events occur or not, is not under the purview of the Foo Foo Festival or Art, Culture, and Entertainment, Inc. Please check the websites and/or social media pages of your favorite Friends of Foo for updates on the status of their individual events moving forward.
The nonprofit organization, Art, Culture, and Entertainment, Inc. (ACE), announced on April 2, 2020, that the 7th Annual Foo Foo Festival slated for November 5-16, 2020 has been canceled due to the global novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
The Foo Foo Festival will resume November 4-15, 2021 in Pensacola, Fla.
“Our board voted unanimously to suspend Foo Foo Festival this year in light of the pandemic,” said David Bear, trustee emeritus for Art, Culture, and Entertainment, Inc. “The timing for committing financially for 2020 is now and we felt it would be irresponsible to begin our process during this uncertain and precarious time. We look forward to getting back to business as usual next year.”
For more information and updates about the Pensacola Foo Foo Festival, visit www.FooFooFest.com or follow Foo Foo Festival on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. For ongoing news and updates please visit ACEPensacola.org.
The Foo Foo Festival celebrates art, music, dance, theatre, cuisine and more with programming from grant recipients, throughout the city of Pensacola for nearly two weeks. Strategically positioned in and around some of Pensacola’s most popular events, the Foo Foo Fest encourages cultural tourists to make Pensacola an arts destination those two weeks. Foo Foo Festival’s impressive roster of events has become highly anticipated for its outstanding grant recipients who celebrate individual experiences specific to their craft and in 2019, the festival gave a total of $400,000 in grant funding to artists.
About Art, Culture, Entertainment, Inc. (ACE)
ACE is a nonprofit organization that receives Federal, State of Florida, Escambia County, City of Pensacola, corporate, foundation and personal funds. ACE disperses these funds through an equitable granting process to nonprofit arts, culture and entertainment organizations throughout Escambia County, Fla., and promotes Escambia County as an arts and cultural destination through the annual Foo Foo Festival and other marketing efforts. For more information about ACE, visit www.acepensacola.org.
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Choir! Choir! Choir! is “equal parts singing, comedy, and community-building.” YOU are the performer at Choir! Choir! Choir! But no audition is necessary. Just show up at the Rex Theatre, trade your ticket for a lyric sheet, join a group of highs, mids or lows, and master an arrangement of an awesome song.
It’ll be an unforgettable evening of singing, comedy, and connection led by Toronto-based musicians Daveed Goldman and Nobu Adilman. Check out their weekly sings at Clinton’s Tavern.
Choir! Choir! Choir! began in 2011, when Toronto-based musicians Goldman and Adilman (aka DaBu) started writing three-part arrangements of pop/rock/folk songs* and, once a week, inviting people to drop by a local tavern to learn one of them. They recorded each performance and posted it on YouTube.
Since then, they’ve enjoyed phenomenal success, amassing a large and dedicated group of followers (necessitating two sessions weekly) and attracting nearly 129,000 subscribers to their YouTube channel. Most importantly, C!C!C! has grown into a force for building community through song, performing on major stages and at major events internationally and earning enthusiastic coverage
The Choral Society of Pensacola will bring DaBu to Pensacola to conduct an event similar to those in Toronto. Before the event, we’ll announce the evening’s song and urge potential participants to familiarize themselves with it.
You don’t have to read music, but you do need a ticket. Get yours before they sell out!
Songs range from classics by the Beatles, David Bowie, Leonard Cohen, and Patti Smith to recent hits by Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, and Taylor Swift – with a wide variety of mainstream and indie songs in between. C!C!C! participants are equally diverse.
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