FOO FOO FEST ANNOUNCES 2021 VIRTUAL KICKOFF MEETING
FRIDAY, JANUARY 29, 2021
Pensacola’s 12-Day Coastal Celebration Set to Return November 4-15, 2021
The New Year brings a new Foo Foo Festival! Mark your calendars for Foo Foo Festival’s virtual kickoff announcement, taking place on Friday, January 29, 2021, at 10:30 a.m. CT, to hear the news for this year’s plans and grant applications. The 7th Annual Foo Foo Festival will take place November 4-15, 2021 with 12 days of fun-filled celebrations.
The Foo Foo Festival team is excited to share the news around this year’s events, which will be held with COVID-Safe measures in mind. While Foo’s plans for its 2020 events were canceled out of an abundance of safety to ensure the health of the Pensacola community and attendees, the highly-anticipated festival will return in November 2021 better than ever before. Pensacola is celebrated for its unique culture, and the ability to celebrate the arts organizations, nonprofits, and local businesses that thrive within this beloved coastal destination is important now more than ever.
The invitation to join this year’s kickoff meeting is open to all nonprofits, prior participants, local-to-Pensacola community groups, local and regional arts organizations, businesses, hoteliers, and musicians that are interested in learning how to participate in Foo Foo Festival as a grant recipient and “Friend of Foo Foo Fest.” To access the kickoff meeting, please use the Zoom meeting link provided below.
DETAILS & REGISTRATION
Register in advance for the Zoom Meeting here: https://us02web.zoom.us/
This meeting has proven to be very informative and beneficial to those that are interested in potentially submitting for a Foo Foo Festival grant, becoming a Friend of Foo, or finding out how your business or venture can benefit from the festival and its marketing and advertising.
For questions, please email Nicole Stacey, Foo Foo Festival Curator at Curator@AcePensacola.org
The health and safety of the Pensacola Foo Foo Fest’s attendees, staff, vendors, and participants are of the utmost importance to the Foo Foo Fest team. As Foo Foo Fest organizers work to finalize the plans and event layout for this November’s festivities, the team is taking all precautions possible to ensure that the health of its festival-goers will be kept top of mind, including the institution of COVID-safe protocols and enhancement of outdoor spaces to allow for social distancing. The Foo Foo Fest team will continue to monitor developments surrounding COVID-19 leading up to November’s events and will fully cooperate with any instructions heeded for Escambia County by local and state officials and the CDC.
Foo Foo Fest looks forward to the opportunity to welcome new and returning festival attendees to its seventh annual beloved arts & culture event November 4-15, 2021, and to showing support for the Pensacola community during these challenging times.
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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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