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PENSACOLA’S FOO FOO FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES VENDOR APPLICATIONS, GRANT STRUCTURES, AND COVID-SAFE PLANS FOR 2021

Seventh Annual Cultural Celebration Set to Return November 4-15, 2021

ORGANIZATIONS INTERESTED IN APPLYING FOR A FOO FOO FESTIVAL GRANT, CLICK HERE TO VISIT ACEPensacola.org.

Pensacola’s Foo Foo Festival officially announced its plans for its seventh annual events, taking place November 4-15, 2021. Via a virtual kickoff, the Foo Foo Festival committee shared this year’s grant application process, funding structure, and COVID-safe procedures that will be implemented into this year’s festival. While the Foo Foo Festival’s plans for its 2020 events were canceled out of an abundance of caution to ensure the health and safety of the Pensacola community and attendees, the highly-anticipated festival will return in November 2021 better than ever before. 

In 2021, the Pensacola Foo Foo Festival will once again fund top-scoring grant applicants, with the number of grants to be awarded contingent upon the number of submissions. This year the Foo Foo Festival will provide up to $315,000 in grant funding, and grant applicants can apply for up to $100,000 in grant funding. For those local non-profits interested in applying for a Foo Foo Festival grant, visit ACEPensacola.org.

For those local non-profit organizations that apply and do not receive a grant but would still like to participate or those local for-profit businesses such as hoteliers, restaurants, bars, etc who are interested in participating by hosting events during the 12-day period and benefitting from marketing efforts, we encourage you to apply as a Friend of Foo. To learn more and apply for this year’s Friend of Foo program, visit FooFooFest.com. Please note that there is a submission and approval process for the Friend of Foo program.

ORGANIZATIONS INTERESTED IN APPLYING FOR A FOO FOO FESTIVAL GRANT, CLICK HERE TO VISIT ACEPensacola.org.

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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 and to showing support for the Pensacola community during these challenging times.  

Visit the Foo Foo Fest news page, for more information on the 2021 Pensacola Foo Foo Festival.

ABOUT FOO FOO FESTIVAL
For more information on the 2021 Pensacola Foo Foo Festival, visit FooFooFest.com or follow Foo Foo Festival on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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.

COVID-19 STATEMENT

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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Five Sister Blues Cafe Welcomes The Amazing Jimmi Mayes

Nov. 7, 6:00 p.m.

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Tickets: Open to Public, No Ticket Required

Five Sisters Blues Cafe

Event Info

Five Sisters Blues Café is proud to welcome blues musician, The Amazing Jimmi Mayes, to the Belmont- DeVilliers neighborhood in Pensacola, Florida on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.

Mr. Mayes will perform live at Five Sisters Blues Café with The Truth featuring Tony Pasko and Cat Rhodes. Mayes will entertain with his music and stories from his historic career, spanning over fifty years. At the conclusion of the show, Mr. Mayes will have copies of his book, The Amazing Jimmi Mayes: Sideman to the Stars, available for purchase and signing.

Jimmi Mayes has a rich history as an entertainer and recording artist; vocalist, drummer and author which he details in a book about his life. Mayes played and toured with Little Walter, Jimmy Reed, Pinetop Perkins, Willie “Big Eyes” Smith, Robert Junior Lockwood, and moreover the course of his career. He backed Marvin Gaye and later became the bandleader for Joey Dee & the Starliters who had a monster hit the “Peppermint Twist” during the time Jimmi Hendrix was with them. Mayes became good friends with Jimi Hendrix and eventually, he was asked by Jimi Hendrix to record with him. Mayes is on four of Hendrix’s albums.

Mayes makes his home in Jackson, Mississippi and continues his entertaining journey. He published a memoir of his adventures in 2013, The Amazing Jimmi Mayes: Sideman to the Stars and was inducted into the Chicago Blues Hall of Fame in 2016. In 2018 he was the headliner for “An Evening With the Blues” in Bolzano, Italy. Additionally, he released an exciting new Blues Album “My Whole Life’s A Shuffle” July 2018 recorded at the B.B. King recording studio in Mississippi.

Five Sisters Blues Café is located at 421 West Belmont, the former home of Gussie’s Record Shop, on the corner of Belmont and DeVilliers streets. is a restaurant built on some of Pensacola’s deepest musical history right in the heart of historic downtown Pensacola. This corner is the home to the Pensacola’s Mississippi Blues Marker, the second one in the state of Florida which commemorates this musical heritage.

Five Sisters features soulful, Southern dishes and offers daily blackboard and house specialties. Live blues music Thursday – Sunday. Hours 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. Monday – Thursday, 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Friday – Saturday, and 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, please visit our website, www.fivesistersbluescafe.com.

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